Science & Programs

Discover how the absolute power of our essential oils solution can help your body and mind feeling better one drop at a time

What does the science say about essential oils?


The therapeutic power of essential oils is well recognized by health professionals (source: PubMed).

Their anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties have been proven by laboratory studies. Essential oils can help us boost our immunity in healthy and natural ways*.

Find here the clinical aromatherapy key points according to NCBI**  

  • Aromatherapy is an alternative medicine or integrative therapy that works with conventional medicine treatment.
  • The Food and Drug Administration of the United States guidelines classify essential oils as cosmetics because they are not drugs for treating or prevention of disease.
  • Essential oils come from seeds, stems, leaves, needles, petals, flowers, rinds and fruits, woods and resins, roots and rhizomes, and grasses.
  • Clinical aromatherapy can be beneficial for symptom management for pain, nausea, vomiting, preoperative anxiety, critical care, well-being, anxiety, depression, stress, insomnia, respiratory, dementia, and oncology.

Learn more on Clinical Aromatherapy

Essential oils have been known and actively used since Ancient Egypt, almost 5,000 years ago. However, choosing them, dosing them and combining them well can be complicated (and even risky!). This is the main reason why they have not been used to their full potential for their most active substances by the global population

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

**The NCBI is The National Center for Biotechnology Information advances science and health by providing access to biomedical and genomic information.

We selected the best essential oils for you


Each cartridge contains 8 essential oils that have been carefully selected and vetted by our Experts Committee and supplied by the PhytoFrance laboratory based near Montpellier in South France.

All our oils are pure, organic and chemotyped, a guarantee of quality that ensures that they contain the right substances recognized for their effectiveness in managing a wide spectrum of concerns and at the same time, being respectful of nature and the land they grow in.

Each oil selected allows for many different combinations resulting in specific effects.

Because everyone's body has its own specific needs and requirements, and because self-care starts with the self, we created 50 different programs that combine 1 or more of the 8 essential oils contained in our cartridges to achieve your own goals in the most effective and eco/body friendly way.


Bitter Orange Leaf

Citrus aurantium ssp. amara

Leaf

Spain, Asia, South America

The flesh of the bitter orange is unfit for consumption, but its rind has been known since Antiquity for its medicinal properties.

Soothe and reduce anxiety, as well as for cosmetics and skin problems.

analgesic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, soothing, calming, healing, muscle relaxant, sedative and spasmolytic.

It is not recommended for hypotension. It can cause drowsiness.

Eucalyptus radiata

Eucalyptus radiata

Leaf

Australia

The eucalyptus radiata is a variety of eucalyptus, tree of the Myrtaceae family. It should not be confused with lemon eucalyptus or globular eucalyptus, which have very different uses.

for respiratory ailments of viral or bacterial origin.

antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, expectorant, immunostimulant, mucolytic, spasmolytic and tonic.

It is not recommended for children or in cases of asthma. It can be irritating to the eyes.

Rosewood

Aniba rosaeodora

Wood

Brazil

is renowned in cabinetmaking for its color and in perfumery for its smell.

for cosmetics and skin problems, as well as to strengthen the immune system.

analgesic, antibacterial, antiviral, soothing, healing, immunostimulant, sedative, tonic, fungicide and parasiticide.

It doesn’t have any specific contraindication.

Tea Tree

Melaleuca alternifolia

Leaf

Australia

The tea tree essential oil has a powerful broad spectrum of anti-infectious properties.

frequently used for oral, ENT and gynecological infections.

analgesic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral and immunostimulant.

People suffering from liver disorders are advised not to use it.
It can provoke skin irritations.

Aspic lavender

Lavandula latifolia

Flowering top

France, Mediterranean

A plant well known for its smell, lavender is a shrub of the Lamiaceae family.

frequently used to soothe the skin in cases of sunburn, insect sting or jellyfish.

analgesic, antibacterial, antiviral, soothing, calming, healing, expectorant, immunostimulant, mucolytic, tonic and fungicide.

It doesn’t have any specific contraindication.

Exotic Basil

Ocimum basilicum

Flowering top

Asia, Madagascar, South Africa

Exotic basil is a variety of basil native to Asia, a very fragrant annual plant of the Lamiaceae family.

frequently used for digestive disorders and period pain.

analgesic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-nausea, soothing, calming, digestive, muscle relaxant, estrogen-like, sedative, spasmolytic and tonic.

It is not recommended for children and people with liver problems. It can be irritating to the skin and the eyes.

Peppermint

Mentha x piperita

Leaf and flowering top

World

Known for the very specific smell and taste of mint.

frequently used for digestive disorders.

analgesic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-nausea, antiviral, digestive, mucolytic, muscle relaxant and antispasmodic.

People suffering from liver or gallbladder disorders are not advised to use it.
It is highly volatile and can provoke eye irritation.

Ravinstara

Cinnamumum camphora

Leaf

Madagascar

Ravintsara is a tree of the Lauraceae family, which the Chinese have imported to Madagascar.

frequently used for viral diseases, especially respiratory ones.

antiviral, expectorant, immunostimulant, mucolytic and nerve tonic.

It doesn’t have any specific contraindication.

Our programs for
your beauty

  • To reduce excess sebum and rebalance the scalp.
  • To style and nourish dry hair.
  • To relieve an itchy scalp and rebalance the scalp.
  • For firm and toned skin.
  • To prevent and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Our programs for
your care

  • For a stuffy or runny nose.
  • For sinus discomfort.
  • For throat discomfort or difficulty swallowing.
  • To facilitate digestion and reduce bloating.
  • For hiccups (involuntary contractions of the diaphram).
  • For motion sickness.
  • For nausea.
  • You feel discomfort in your stomach and want to relax this area.
  • For fresh breath all day.
  • To limit the transmission of germs and keep the hands clean.
  • To clean off germs on the mouth.
  • For clean ears all day.
  • To soothe an area of ​​the skin that has been heated by repeated rubbing.
  • To tone the skin and visibly reduce the appearance of orange peel skin.
  • For sensitive gums.
  • For superficial skin rashes.
  • To instantly soothe and refresh heated skin.
  • For facial acne.
  • To soothe your skin after intense exposure to the sun.
  • To sooth tightness or tingling on the skin.
  • To reduce excess sebum and rebalance the skin.
  • You have yellow, soft, and brittle fingernails and itchy toenails and want to regain healthy nails and feet.
  • For sensitive and reactive skin.
  • For back tension or back discomfort.
  • For headaches.
  • To prevent mosquito bites and insect bites.
  • To prevent discomfort in the legs, ankles, and feet.
  • For menstrual cramps and discomfort.
  • To limit and reduce bumps and bruises after a fall.
  • For discomfort in the urinary tract.
  • For menopausal symptoms.
  • To purify and drain your body.

Our programs for your vitality

  • For improved focus.
  • For a healthy immune system.
  • For Increased Energy.
  • To stimulate libido and spark intimacy.

Our programs for
your balance

  • For discomfort in your joints.
  • For sore muscles or joints.
  • To prepare your joints for exercise or take care of sore joints after exercise.
  • For trouble sleeping.
  • For stress.
  • To regain energy and serenity after exhaustion.

3 Years of development

SelfCare1® is a revolutionary product that required

several years of research and development.

The robot required specific expertise in several varied fields of engineering (electronics, mechanics, microfluidics, etc.).
Despite everything, here are the 3 main principles that have guided us throughout our adventure:

Security
In order to ensure that the robot would be able to deliver precise mixtures (precision of 25 micrograms per drop), it was necessary to design sharp, reliable and configurable micro electromechanical mechanisms in order to be able to adapt to all the products present and future of SelfCare1®.
Likewise, in order to meet the most demanding international safety standards, the product uses materials and components which are, not only designed for maximum electrical and mechanical safety, but also sufficiently sound, to ensure to keep the purity of the products dispensed by the SelfCare1® are neither altered nor oxidized by the materials and components of the robot.

Traceability
The traceability of all the components of SelfCare1® was an essential strategy at the start of the project. Thus, from the upstream phases, we made sure that the oils chosen by our consulting doctors and pharmacists (more about our Experts Committee below) are as pure as possible by seeking oils for which chemotypes, certifications and traceability are ensured. We have also had toxicological studies carried out to validate user safety, even in the event of intensive use.
This search for traceability can also be seen by the user since a large part of the information on the oils contained in each cartridge is available, simply, from the SelfCare1® app. This is also why our cartridges are delivered, filled and sealed: in order to guarantee the user that he will get the best, at the best price and without compromising on quality.

Optimization

"Do more with less" is one of the credos that guided us throughout this adventure. The result is directly visible to the user: with just 8 essential oils, we have already created more than 50 daily wellness programs and routines. This research is an ongoing quest that is still ongoing at Family Self Care and results in continuing to improve existing programs while seeking new programs compatible with our selection of essential oils.
This optimization is also seen by the user in the longevity of our SelfCare1® cartridges which are designed to be able to be used for several months in a household.

We work with the best healthcare professionals

Our international scientific committee  


Our committee of experts is made up of scientists, doctors, aromatherapists, and pharmacists who come from all over the world. These experts provide an invaluable point of view on the development of our project, but also on the selection of our oils.

 

In France, we chose to work with one of the best suppliers of essential oils, PhytoFrance, based near Montpellier in Southern France.

And in the US, our essential oils have been supplied by HBNO, a leader in organic essential oils based in Southern California.

We do everything to offer you an innovative, natural and sustainable solution to take care of yourself and your loved ones!


PHD. Divi ALAGAPPAN

Neuroscientifique, Johnson & Johnson - New York


'After discovering SelfCare1, I was curious to check the effectiveness of all natural vegetable oils, I found that essential oils, indeed, have a great deal of scientific studies supporting their use.'

PHD. Sandro PROVENZANO

General practitioner, nutritionist and aromatherapist


'Aromatherapy is an alternative medicine of precision: precision in the dosage, precision in the chemotype and origin of the plant, precision in the choice of a synergistic mixture of several essential oils.'

PHD. Marc BENOUAICHE

Pharmacist. Expert in
aromatherapy


' As pharmacist I am reassured to know that the Selfcare1 allows people to obtain the right blend and doses of essential oils in an automated way.That brings more safety and efficiency.'

Dr. Adam Feyaerts, PhD

Independent Expert in Clinical & Experimental Phyto-Aromatherapy


'Mastering the science & art of blending essential oils for your well-being for over 25 years.'

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