No, Breaze products are not licensed medicines. They are based on a carefully formulated blend of natural essential oils known for their therapeutic properties. In user trials, 87% of people said that Breaze helped them during the hay fever season and when exposed to other airborne allergens like pets and dust.
If you have any underlying medical condition you should always consult your GP or pharmacist before using a new complementary therapy product. A list of the key ingredients in Breaze is available here, please show it to your health professional when seeking advice.
If you have any underlying health conditions please seek advice from your GP before using any complementary therapy products. Although there are no studies which link the use of essential oils with asthma there has been research which suggests that some naturally occuring compounds present in certain essential oils are linked to breathlessness. Breaze contains eucalyptus and lavender essential oils and whilst the majority of people with asthma find Breaze helpful, in a small number of cases these two ingredients may cause a worsening of asthma symptoms. If you know you are senstive to either of these two ingredients you should not use Breaze products.
Hay fever (or allergic rhintis) is a term used to describe the many symptoms that come when the body's immune system overreacts to a foreign substance or 'allergen' like pollen.
When this happens the immune system releases large quantities of a substance called histamine which leads to the itchy, stuffy nose, irritated eyes, sore throat and headache that causes summer misery for millions.
Being allergic to pollen, dust or pet dander isn't something that can be cured - anyone who claims to have a 'cure' isn't being truthful.
But hay fever can be managed to make life more bearable. Arming yourself with the right information, making small changes to diet and lifestyle and using healthcare products that are right for you is the best way to handle your allergies.
Breaze uses the natural antihistamine and anti inflammatory properties present in certain essential oils. Most people use our products for a little extra help alongside conventional medicines. Some find they can manage using only Breaze on low pollen days. Either way, our aim is to help you breathe easier and sleep better when allergies strike.
Breaze is a natural product but we haven’t tested it with expectant mums. As with any complementary therapy, please talk to your GP or midwife before using Breaze while pregnant.
Yes. Breaze is safe to use alongside your usual treatment regime including antihistamine tablets and nasal sprays, eye drops and other allergy medicines.
Yes. There are some great natural products which people with allergies find very helpful. Breaze can be used safely alongside conventional medicines like antihistamines, nasal spray and eye drops. Other products designed to reduce the amount of allergens in the home can also be helpful. Allergy UK lists a wide range of products available to buy.
Breaze is safe for children with no underlying health conditions or sensitivity to our main ingredients from 2 years when used under adult supervision and according to the instructions. People often ask if it is safe to use Breaze around younger children. Since children's lungs do not fully develop until the age of two, it is not advisable to use essential oils in a diffuser when younger children are present or at night when the under twos share a room with parents.
Breaze was developed to use alongside conventional allergy medicines. However, some people prefer to use Breaze instead of their usual hay fever remedies when the pollen count is low or their symptoms are mild.
Breaze has been developed for human use and you should not use it to treat your pets' allergies. Always keep Breaze out of reach of curious cats, dogs and other domestic pets as some of the ingredients may be harmful if swallowed or if your pet is exposed to them in large quantities. When used according to the instructions your pets should not be adversely affected by any incidental inhalation but we would advise you not to use Breaze Vapour Oil in a diffuser or burner when pets are around. If you have any specific concerns about the ingredients please do consult your vet for further advice.
No, we only test our products and ingredients on willing human volunteers.
As we use natural essential oils, they do contain traces of known allergens: linalool, D-limonene, citral, geraniol and eugenol. If you are unsure about any of these allergens then we always recommend checking with your local nurse or GP.
Our Vapour Oil is 100% vegan. However, our Barrier Balm contains beeswax so is not vegan. Additionally, our Motion Sensitive Pillowcases contain gelatin so are not vegan either. We acknowledge this is an important concern for many of our customers, and we are continously working towards reaching this goal.
Breaze Vapour Oil
No, it’s best to use a tissue or handkerchief to avoid staining. Also, please take care not to allow Breaze Vapour oil to come into contact with polished furniture or other surfaces which may stain or be damaged
Yes! Use Breaze vapour oil as you would use other aromatherapy oils. Add a few drops to the water reservoir to release soothing vapours into the air.
No. Although it is certified as skin safe under IFRA guidelines, Breaze isn’t intended for direct application to the skin as it may cause irritation in people with skin sensitivity.
Yes. Add a few drops to a warm bath to release soothing vapours while you bathe.
Breaze Motion Sensitive Pillowcase
Breaze pillowcases harness the power of AromaCap™ technology to provide a continual release of soothing vapours all through the night while you sleep. Both sides of Breaze pillowcases are infused with millions of microscopic liquid-filled capsules. Each capsule contains Breaze vapour oil; a blend of natural essential oils known for their therapeutic properties. As your head comes into contact with your pillow and moves during sleep, the micro-capsules rupture releasing a continual burst of soothing vapours to help you breathe easy and get a better night’s sleep.
Before settling down to sleep, give your pillow a firm rub to activate the vapour release. The pillowcase is treated on both sides, If you find your pillowcase is not releasing, turn your pillow over to activate the other side. Breaze motion sensitive pillowcases are designed for a single use period of up to 14 nights. After this period, most of the motion sensitive capsules will have been depleted and you should replace with a fresh Breaze pillowcase.
Breaze Motion Sensitive Pillowcase is made from 100% viscose which is a natural fibre. The viscose fabric we use is produced in a closed loop system which is gentle on the environment.
We don’t recommend using a Breaze pillowcase in direct and prolonged contact with your skin. It’s designed to be used under your regular pillowcase to minimise any potential allergic reaction for those with very sensitive skin. Although incidental skin contact should not lead to any problems, as precaution please wash your hands after handling your Breaze pillowcase
Breaze motion sensitive pillowcases are designed for single use period of up to 14 nights. After this period, most of the motion sensitice capsules will have been depleted and you should replace with a fresh Breaze pillowcase. You may wash and re-use the pillowcase as a pillow protector but it will not release therapeutic vapours after washing.
Yes. Our pillowcases are made from 100% viscose which is a natural, compostable fibre. You can put them in your home composter or use them in the garden as grow bags or to collect weeds and grass cuttings. They can’t be recycled but it’s safe and environmentally friendly to put them in your normal household waste.
Breaze pillowcases are made from 100% viscose, which is a natural compostable fibre. This material takes 45 days to fully biodegrade.
Breaze Allergy Barrier Balm
Dual action, our barrier balm blends the Breaze fragrance with a gentle balm made from natural beeswax and pure sunflower oil. It traps up to 30% of pollen before it gets up your nose and the soothing fragrance helps ease itchy irritation and congestion. Simply rub a little around the nostrils as often as you need. Perfect for day time use, especially when you’re on the go, or doing outdoor sports.
No. Although our Breaze barrier balm is safe to use on skin, it contains fragrances that may cause irritation in people with skin sensitivity. Instead, apply the Breaze barrier balm to the skin around your nostrils to trap nasty allergens before they get up your nose.