Sleep DriftNo one understands the importance of a good nights sleep better than a person who has just woken up feeling they need a good sleep again.
To avoid the ‘snooze morning syndrome’ that follows a night of not enough hours of sleep, At bedtime spray the relaxing Sleep Drift and take a deep breath.
The calming top notes of Orange and Mandarin are mixed with the effects of Lavender and Ylang Ylang to set you in the perfect sleep mood.
When travelling spray on your pillow to help you get a relaxed, good nights sleep. Best used on pulse points, back of neck, base of the spine or feet.
|Alcohol||Humans have used alcohol in many forms for thousands of years. It has been used for various purposes: drinks, medicine, and as a solvent for essential oils and other substances. Due to its antiseptic qualities, alcohol is also used as a preservative. Natures Children uses denatured alcohol which is natural ethyl alcohol mixed with other substances (denaturants), making it unusable for drinking.|
|Benzyl alcohol||A solvent and preservative and topical antiseptic. It is a constituent of jasmine, hyacinth and many other plants.|
|Benzyl benzoate||It is on a list produced by the World Health Organisation as a medicine. It is an aromatic ester of natural benzyl alcohol and benzoic acid and it occurs in a number of flowers. It has uses an insect repellent and also to reduce the symptoms of asthma. It is also used as a natural preservative.|
|Benzyl salicylate||This is a fragrance additive with a mild odour slightly balsamic or floral. It is a fixative for perfumes.|
|Citral||The older name for citral is lemonal which gives the clue that it is a natural constituent of lemon peel oil. It occurs in the volatile or essential oils of lemongrass, lemon, orange, lime, and pimento and others. It is one of the main characteristic flavours in the citrus family, alongside limonene, and similarly a few people become irritated by it, so in isolation it is considered an allergen.|
|Citric acid||A weak safe organic acid found in citrus fruits and widely distributed in plants. It is a natural preservative and may be used to adjust the acid alkali balance of a product.|
|Citronellol||This natural component of many essential oils has a sweet rose-like scent. These oils include rose, geranium, neroli, chamomile, tagetes, lemongrass, basil and lavender. Citronellol is used in the formulation of bath products, bubble baths, cleansing products, hair care products, moisturizers, perfumes and skin care products.|
|Coumarin||Coumarin is a fragrant organic compound occurring naturally in many plants it gives the smell to freshly cut grass and hay.|
|Ethylehexylglycerin||A semi-natural preservative, used as natural alternative to parabens, derived from glycerine stems and plants. Used in minute quantities it is considered a preservative enhancer.|
|Eugenol||A natural constitution of essential oils with disinfectant and anaesthetic properties. It can be a mild skin irritant.|
|Farnesol||Farnesol is a naturally occurring component of essential oils, such as jasmine, ylang-ylang oil, rose and neroli. It has a gentle odour reminiscent of violets and is wonderful for creating a sweet, floral perfume. In Europe, farnesol is included on the list of “allergenic” substances.|
|Geraniol||It is the primary natural constituent of rose, palmarosa and citronella essential oils, providing their characteristic smell. It also occurs in small quantities in geranium, lemon and many other essential oils. As smell and taste are closely related, geraniol is used in flavours such as peach, raspberry, grapefruit, red apple, plum, lime, orange, lemon, watermelon, pineapple and blueberry. It is listed as an allergen for people sensitive to it.|
|Isoeugenol||A natural component of essential oils such as ylang ylang.|
|Limonene||Limonene is a natural constituent of essential oils with a sweet lemon-like odour. It occurs naturally in many essential oils, such as lime, lemongrass, neroli, grapefruit, tangerine, oakmoss, olibanum, peppermint, rose, sage and fennel. It is one of those many natural ingredients that is listed as an allergen, despite being commonly found in many foods and fruits.|
|Linalool||Linalool is a natural substance with a soft, sweet odour. It occurs naturally in many essential oils, such as ho wood oil, tangerine, spearmint, rose, neroli, mandarin, lemon, lime, lavender etc – it is very common. A small number of people have allergic responses to specific fragrance materials, such as linalool, so this name is found on lists of allergens.|
|Parfum||A generic word which under EU law is required to identify any product which is used to supply fragrance or aroma to a cosmetic. Parfum can be natural or synthetic or a blend of essential oils. Sometime those products and manufacturers who want to seem ultra-natural dodge this word and try to list individual components, such as essential oils. However, if added for fragrance they should legally be called parfum. If added for aromatherapy or medicinal reasons then this comes under different legalisation, such as the medicines act.|
|Phenoxyethanol||This is a synthetic preservative used as an alternative to parabens. It is a glycol ether and is used in extremely small quantities in a product.|
|Polysorbate 80||Primarily used in beauty products as a surfactant and emulsifier because of its ability to assist other ingredients to dissolve. It is used a lot in ice creams to provide a firmer texture.|
|Potassium sorbate||This is a preservative used to prevent mould growth in foods such as cheese, yogurt, wine, dried meat, pickles, apple cider and many herbal dietary supplements as well as Natures Children’s products. It is a good replacement for parabens and is the salt obtained by combining potassium and sorbic acid. A natural preservative of fruits, it was first isolated from the rowan tree (Sorbus aucuparia) from which the name derives.|
|Rosa damascena (rose absolute) flower extract||Extracts of this delicate flower may be used on all skin types but should be included in products for young but dry and sensitive skin. It is renowned for use in mature skin care also. Its cost is a limiting factor. It takes tens of thousands of rose blossoms, picked as they are unfolding in the early hours of dawn, to yield a few grams of rose essential oil. So only the very best products can afford to use it. Rose oil refines skin texture, is soothing and protective and with its divine fragrance is an especially caring oil.|
|Tocopheryl acetate||A form of vitamin E, a natural skin-conditioning agent and antioxidant. It is a fat-soluble vitamin that can be isolated from vegetable oils. Whilst it can be synthesised, Natures Children uses the natural form to protect its products and oils from oxidation or going rancid.|
|Aqua||Water. There is an internationally agreed nomenclature for all cosmetic ingredients (INCI). Latin is often used, such as in this case where aqua simply means ‘water’ in Latin.|