No, Breaze products are not licensed medicines. They are based on a carefully formulated blend of natural essential oils known for their aromatherapeutic properties. In our latest customer survey more than 85% of people said that Breaze helped them during the spring and summer to breathe easier and sleep better.
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 can use Breaze without problems, in a small number of cases these two ingredients may cause a worsening of asthma symptoms. If you know you are sensitive 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 is a natural product but we haven’t tested it with expectant or nursing mums.
Please talk to your GP or midwife before using Breaze or any new complementary health product, while pregnant or breastfeeding.
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 hay fever and allergies find very helpful. Other products designed to reduce the amount of allergens in the home can also be helpful.
Breaze is safe for children with no underlying health conditions or sensitivity to our main ingredients from 3 months (Balm and Pillowcase) and 2 years (Vapour Oil) 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 developed 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.
No, you should continue to use whichever medicines you have been advised to take by a health professional for your hay fever and allergies. Breaze was developed to use alongside conventional allergy medicines to provide extra support for clear, easier breathing.
Breaze has been developed for human use and you should not use it to treat your pets. 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. These are naturally occuring compounds present in some essential oils and are known to cause skin sensitivity for some people. If you are unsure about any of these allergens then we always recommend checking with your GP or practice nurse.
Breaze Vapour oil is plant based and has always been vegan.
Breaze Barrier Balm is now also vegan following a reformulation in May 2023 to replace beeswax with coconut wax. We made this change in response to growing concerns about the practices used in commercial beeswax production.
The microcapsules used to create our Motion Sensitive Pillowcases contain gelatine. We know this is an important concern for many of our customers so we're working towards a 100% plant based formulation.
As long as they are stored in a cool, dry place, Breaze products have a shelf life of 2 years once opened.
Breaze Vapour Oil
No, it’s best to use a tissue or hankie as the oil will stain fabrics. 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 the gentle aroma therapeutic 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 gentle arom therapeutic vapours while you bathe.
Breaze Motion Sensitive Pillowcase
Breaze pillowcases use AromaCap™ technology to provide a continual release of aromatherapeutic 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 aroma therapeutic properties. As your head comes into contact with your pillow and moves during sleep, the micro-capsules rupture releasing a continual burst of 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 two weeks, most of the motion sensitive 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.
There are lots of ways you can give new life to old Breaze pillowcases once they stop releasing their therapeutic aroma.
First give them a wash on a 30 deg cycle then...
Place them over plants to protect from frost.
Use them to collect garden waste before placing in a home composter
Re use them as regular pillow protectors
Use them as packing pods when you go on holiday to keep everything neat - one for undies, pjs, t shirts etc
Use them to separate and pack dirty laundry at the end of the holiday - darks, whites, colours etc
Protect your delicates in the wash - pop special undies inside a pillowcase and close with a plastic clip to keep them safe from damage in the washing machine
Use as organisers in the airing cupboard to keep bed linen sets together.
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
Our barrier balm blends the Breaze fragrance with a gentle balm made from natural coconut wax and pure canola (rapeseed) & sunflower oils. It traps irritants before they get up your nose and the soothing fragrance helps support clear easier breathing.
Simply rub a little around the nostrils as often as you need. You can also use it around the eyes, but please take care not to get it in your eyes. It's great for day time use, especially when you’re on the go, or doing outdoor sports.
Yes, but please take care if using in the delicate eye area.
Breaze barrier balm is safe to use on skin and is made from nourishing plant based ingredients that moisturises and help prevent dry, flaky skin.
However, it does contain essential oils which may cause irritation for very sensitive skin or skin that is already sore or broken.
When applied around the top lip and nostrils it traps pollen and allergens before they can get into the nose and airways. Some people do use it around the eye area too and often report that the essential oils seem to help to reduce watery eyes when used in this way. Please take care not get Breaze balm in your eyes. If you do, wash immediately with cool water.
If skin irritation occurs, wash away with a damp cotton wool pad or flannel.