This very unique product has been created to assist in providing aromatherapy solutions for today's busy lifestyles. Each sniff box contains aroma beads which have been infused with a special aromatherapy blend. The actual blends have been created by Mary Wakefield one of New Zealand’s leading qualified aromatherapists.
For example if you are having difficulty sleeping, concentrating or feeling a bit up-tight then visit the Sniff Box Guide to find out which Sniff Box is best suited for you.
If you are travelling we suggest taking with you a Jet Lag Kit which has a small amenity size SLEEP & FOCUS sniff box. Or if you are fortunate enough to be flying Emirates Airlines in FIRST CLASS you will be able to enjoy them on board this great airline.
For hotels and lodges, why not consider placing a Sleep sniff box on guest’s pillow for the night?
We receive wonderful feedback weekly on these unique products and hope you have the opportunity to enjoy.
To understand a little more about our production we are glad to share information about how the Lavender is grown, harvested and distilled.
For harvesting we must have 2 - 3 days of good hot sunny weather before cutting. We harvest our Pacific Blue variety mid Feb and the Grosso is harvested early March. Because we are at such a high altitude here, we are approximately 3 - 4 weeks later harvesting Lavender than in other areas in New Zealand. As per the photos you can see the machines we use machine to cut the Lavender. The Lavender is cut at a height so that not too much of the stalk goes into the still. The harvesting starts around 9.30 - 10am so that any of the dew is gone from the Lavender. This is then placed into woolsacks that are taken to the distillery.
The boiler is started around the same time as it takes around 1 hour to get to 90 degrees. We run it with LPG cylinders and when it is up to the right temperature we put the flowers into the still pots. One pot will take 100kg of flowers, which is approximately 5 woolsacks. The pot is then placed into the vat and sealed. The boiler will send the steam up through the still pot in the vat, which then comes down through the large stainless pipe. It flows into another vat/container where the temperature of the water is 45 - 50 degrees. The oil rises to the surface, which we release with a tap that we turn off and on as the oil keeps rising. This process takes around 30 minutes.
We then unseal the vat and replace with a new pot of flowers. We have 2 pots that we rotate; the used flowers are turned into mulch for around the plants. The steam distilled water is also poured off into sterilised buckets and this is used for irons, room sprays and pouring into baths as there is quite a lot of oil residue left in the water.
The amount of oil per still pot can vary depending on the amount of wet weather there has been over the 3 months when the flowers are out and when we actually harvest. In general Grosso will give us per still pot (100kg) 2 -3 Litres and the Pacific Blue (Angustofolia) about one third to half of this. Lavender plants will usually give a 12 - 15 year life span providing they are pruned and organic fertiliser used every year or two.
We lack Lime in our soil here, but we get our soil tested every 2 years to ensure our plants are receiving all they need. We do not use any sprays for weeds etc as we hand weed the entire 50,000 plants (12 acres)!!....a sign of a labour of love!! The oil is then kept in containers in a cool dark place and is best left for 12 months before using to settle and mature (like good wine!!) Each seasons batch is then tested at Crop & Research to ensure important essential elements of Linalool, Camphor and Linalyl Acetate are above standard.
This magical oil is then utilised in Sleep Sniff Boxes to calm and relax.
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"My niece in New Zealand sent me one of you sniff boxes about 3 years ago. It is the most marvellous gift I could ever have received. I use the box most nights and after a few sniffs I start to yawn and that is the last I know, straight to sleep."
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"I recently flew First Class on Emirates Airlines from Dubai to Manchester, and had the pleasure of using one of your Sleep Sniff Boxes. I was greatly impressed with the effect of the box and would like to know if there is anywhere in the UK that I can purchase your products - especially the Sleep Sniff Boxes. We live in England."