Ingredients with integrity
PlaneAire is made from a powerful proprietary layered blend of six certified organic essential oils, purified water and a trade secret organic fruit acid compound to protect and preserve the oils. Nothing else.
Get to know our essential oils
Essential oils are produced by plants for their own protection from predators. Over centuries, people have found that they also work to protect us from infections and illnesses.
The six essential oils in PlaneAire® were carefully chosen after testing 11 formulations in the lab.
These are organic certified oils from familiar sources: peppermint, lemon, oregano, rosemary, thyme and lavender.
All are safe and powerful and have been used in foods, medicines, and cleansers for centuries.
PlaneAire is manufactured in small batches in the United States by a full-service Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) manufacturer. We apply the highest standards to all product components and processing. To maintain strict quality control, we source the highest quality organic ingredients from reputable suppliers.
PlaneAire’s six, certified organic essential oils are sourced from Spain, Italy, India, and Bulgaria.
What does organic mean?
All our essential oils are 100% pure, grown under carefully controlled conditions, harvested sustainably, and certified organic by Oregon Tilth. Organic certification by Oregon Tilth is based on approval of a detailed Organic System Plan including each aspect of farming or handling — such as tillage, crop rotations, harvest, storage, transportation and more. Documentation and review practices, recordkeeping systems, use of approved materials, contamination prevention, and pest and disease control are carefully monitored.
How do essential oils kill bacteria?
Essential oils cause increased bacterial cell membrane permeability resulting in leakage of cellular contents. The bioactive substances carvacrol and thymol, found in rosemary, thyme and oregano, are chemically attracted to and dissolve in bacterial membranes, creating leaks in the outer walls and breakdown of cells.
Another effect of essential oils on cell membranes is blocking cell-cell communication within a bacterial sensory network, which can break up biofilms.
Another mechanism is the interaction with adhesive proteins located on the microbial surface, preventing the attachment of new bacteria or weakening the attachment of fixed bacteria.
Oregano derives from the Greek words (oros = mountain) and (ganos = brightness, beauty). The main bioactive compounds in oregano and thyme are carvacrol and thymol, which are responsible for the characteristic odor, antimicrobial, and antioxidant activity.
Rosemary is a medicinal plant also used as a condiment and food preservative, with reported anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiproliferative, and antitumor activities.
The essential oils of thyme, oregano, and rosemary were shown to possess strong antibacterial activity against Salmonella, Staphylococcus aureus, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Besides these bacteria, the antibacterial activity of oregano oil against Bacillus subtilis, and E. coli was reported. Moreover, the essential oils extracted from thyme and mint leaves exhibited antibacterial activity against the S. aureus, S. typhimurium, Vibrio parahaemolyticus, L. monocytogenes, E. coli, C. botulinum, C. perfringens, Shigella sonnei, Sarcina lutea, and Micrococcus flavus. The Gram-negative bacterial strains showed more sensitivity to thyme oil.
Essential oils have strong antifungal effects.
Peppermint oil was effective against 22 bacterial strains and 11 fungi.
Oregano was efficient at inhibiting C. albicans, Aspergillus niger, Microsporum gypseum, Microsporum canis, Arthroderma cajetani, Trichophyton violaceum, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, Epidermophyton floccosum, T. rubrum, and Trichophyton tonsurans. Rosemary inhibited C. albicans effectively.
Oregano essential oils also exhibited strong antiviral activity against several non-enveloped RNA and DNA viruses such as adenovirus type 3, poliovirus, and coxsackievirus B1. The replication capability of HSV-1 virus could be repressed by various essential oils under in vitro experimental conditions Likewise, the antiherpes activities thyme oil has been reported.
Lemon and rosemary oils had significant inhibitory effects against four gram-negative bacteria (Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Proteus vulgaris) and two gram-positive bacteria (Bacillus subtilis and Staphylococcus aureus).
The sleep-inducing and calming effects of lavender are well recognized and very beneficial, especially in stressful conditions. Lillehei et al conducted a clinical trial in college students and reported significant improvements in sleep patterns, and published an excellent review article in 2014.
Lavender helped to manage the symptoms of anxiety in an extreme stress, in a group of cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy (Ozkarama et al 2018). Lavender was also reported to have antibacterial effects on antibiotic-responsive and resistant staphylococci (MSSA and MRSA) by Roller and colleagues.
Bacteria kill rates tested and verified by EMSL Analytical, Inc.
Summary of kill rates (percent reduction) for PlaneAire formula against 4 test bacteria.
PlaneAire formulation had significant kill rates at both 2 and 10 minute contact times.
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Determination of the antiviral effectiveness of PlaneAire by MicroChem Laboratory.
Test substance delivered via spray device against Human Influenza A Virus (H1N1).
ASTM International Standard Test Method E1053
Assessment of the virucidal activity of chemicals intended for disinfection of inanimate, nonporous environmental surfaces.
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Human Influenza A Virus (H1N1), ATCC VR-1469
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