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LucyBMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 18-Sep-20 10:10:25

This is the feedback thread for the 200 Mumsnet users who have been testing Klearvol essential oil inhalation capsules. This product test was open to all MNers with at least one child aged over 3 months to 12 years old.

Here’s what Klearvol have to say: “Imagine it’s 3 in the morning and you’re trying to soothe a ‘grouchy’ baby… Klearvol provides easy to use inhalation capsules for use from 3 months. Simply snip off the top of the capsule and squeeze the contents onto a handkerchief secured near by the cot or bed (but out of reach of the child). Based on 100% natural aromatic oils, Klearvol provides soothing natural vapours for inhalation day and night. Klearvol...your breathing, for a hug that lasts all night! Helps with parents with young babies and children who need support for a good night's sleep.”

Testers, please give your feedback by answering the following questions as well as sharing any other thoughts you have. Please also ensure you complete the short survey we’ve emailed to you.

1. How did you use the Klearvol inhalation capsules? On a handkerchief or muslin secured out of reach, on a cloth/muslin over the radiator, in a diffuser?
2. When did you use the inhalation capsules? How many times a year do you think you would need to use Klearvol inhalation capsules?
3. What did you think of Klearvol inhalation capsules?
4. What did you like most about Klearvol inhalation capsules?
5. Do you feel that Klearvol provides soothing natural vapours?

All who give their feedback via both the thread and survey will be entered into a prize draw where one MNer will win a £100 voucher for the store of their choice (from a list).

Thanks and good luck!

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hanliying Fri 18-Sep-20 10:37:40

1. How did you use the Klearvol inhalation capsules? On a handkerchief or muslin secured out of reach, on a cloth/muslin over the radiator, in a diffuser? diffuser
2. When did you use the inhalation capsules? How many times a year do you think you would need to use Klearvol inhalation capsules? Before bedtime. Probably once a week.
3. What did you think of Klearvol inhalation capsules? It is easy to use and smells really nice.
4. What did you like most about Klearvol inhalation capsules? Child friendly and smells really nice
5. Do you feel that Klearvol provides soothing natural vapours? Definitely

goteam Fri 18-Sep-20 10:40:04

1. Used in muslin out of reach
2. Used twice. Would probably use a few times a year, depending on family having colds
3. They were easy to use and instructionscwrre clear
4. I liked the convenience
5 yes they are very soothing and smell pleasant

AliBingo Fri 18-Sep-20 10:45:26

1. How did you use the Klearvol inhalation capsules? On a handkerchief or muslin secured out of reach, on a cloth/muslin over the radiator, in a diffuser?

I just squeezed the capsule contents onto a muslin and placed it next to the bed, very quick and easy.

2. When did you use the inhalation capsules? How many times a year do you think you would need to use Klearvol inhalation capsules?

Used when my daughter complained of a stuffy nose at bedtime. These ailments always seem worse at night. We would probably use these at least once a month over the winter months.

3. What did you think of Klearvol inhalation capsules?

We really liked them, they seemed to have a good effect and I think just the ritual of using one was soothing for my daughter as well.

4. What did you like most about Klearvol inhalation capsules?

They smelled lovely and were so easy to use.

5. Do you feel that Klearvol provides soothing natural vapours?

Yes, they certainly seemed to have that effect here.

IronyFreeAnnie Fri 18-Sep-20 11:06:40

1. How did you use the Klearvol inhalation capsules? On a handkerchief or muslin secured out of reach, on a cloth/muslin over the radiator, in a diffuser?

I put them on a muslin out of reach.

2. When did you use the inhalation capsules? How many times a year do you think you would need to use Klearvol inhalation capsules?

We used them at bedtime. I can see us using them frequently as DS often has a blocked nose.

3. What did you think of Klearvol inhalation capsules?

I thought they were great. I remember my mum using Karvol capsules with me when I was young. We have been using Baby oblasoil but I find that can be a bit overpowering. The capsules were easy to use and having a regulated amount reduced the risk of using too much.

4. What did you like most about Klearvol inhalation capsules?

They were easy to use and smelt lovely. And most
Importantly, they worked!

5. Do you feel that Klearvol provides soothing natural vapours?
I do. The smell was lovely and felt very soothing

Finchbon Fri 18-Sep-20 11:10:50

1. How did you use the Klearvol inhalation capsules? On a handkerchief or muslin secured out of reach, on a cloth/muslin over the radiator, in a diffuser? In a bowl of hot water to diffuse through the room
2. When did you use the inhalation capsules? How many times a year do you think you would need to use Klearvol inhalation capsules? Probably 2or 3 nights every cold
3. What did you think of Klearvol inhalation capsules? Loved them
4. What did you like most about Klearvol inhalation capsules? The smell!
5. Do you feel that Klearvol provides soothing natural vapours? Yes

CeeceeBloomingdale Fri 18-Sep-20 11:15:54

1. How did you use the Klearvol inhalation capsules? On a handkerchief or muslin secured out of reach, on a cloth/muslin over the radiator, in a diffuser?

I just put some on a cotton handkerchief, simple but effective.

2. When did you use the inhalation capsules? How many times a year do you think you would need to use Klearvol inhalation capsules?

Whenever a cold crops up, probably on 3 or 4 occasions over the winter period.

3. What did you think of Klearvol inhalation capsules?

Lovely smell, effective and can be used by all of the family. Very impressed.

4. What did you like most about Klearvol inhalation capsules?

They are a simple product in a small packet so easy to keep in the medicine cabinet just in case.

5. Do you feel that Klearvol provides soothing natural vapours?

Definitely, we all felt like it cleared our heads.

Cineraria Fri 18-Sep-20 11:33:23

1. How did you use the Klearvol inhalation capsules? On a cloth secured out of reach

2. When did you use the inhalation capsules?
At naptime, at bedtime and during the day
How many times a year do you think you would need to use Klearvol inhalation capsules?
Not sure as I'm not clear what they are for or what I should expect them to do

3. What did you think of Klearvol inhalation capsules?
They smelt nice but I can't see that they do anything useful

4. What did you like most about Klearvol inhalation capsules?
They smelt nice

5. Do you feel that Klearvol provides soothing natural vapours?
I'm not sure what is meant by soothing. It's a bit of a vague term, so it's hard to tell. Is it supposed to soothe a bad mood, make wide awake children fall asleep, soothe sore chests/throats/nasal passages due to cold or allergies or maybe something I've missed? I can't say I noticed any particular change in them.

PachinkoFreeFood Fri 18-Sep-20 12:02:58

This product test couldn't have come at a better time! My husband and two children all had colds and were bunged up. I put one capsule on a tissue for each of the children and tucked it behind their pillow at night. These do work but no better than Olbas oil (which is cheaper)
I actually used to use these in my job (flight attendant) for children who's ears were painful during a flight. I'd squeeze one capsule onto a tissue and place said tissue at the bottom of a plastic cup and the child would hold the cup over their nose. It worked a treat! I'd always carry these in my kit. For the adults, if you're interested, I used to give two pieces of that disgusting tasting Vicks vapour chewing gum, also works a treat!
Anyway, what I liked about these is the ease of carrying them about. I think they are rather expensive though. I'd only buy these to take on holiday or when travelling with children. Otherwise I just use BP crystals (so cheap from any pharmacy) or Olbas Oil.

SweetPeaPods Fri 18-Sep-20 12:28:42

1. How did you use the Klearvol inhalation capsules?
On a handkerchief attached to side of bed frame
2. When did you use the inhalation capsules?
At bed time.
How many times a year do you think you would need to use Klearvol inhalation capsules?
When required- snotty noses, headaches
3. What did you think of Klearvol inhalation capsules?
Really easy to use, though annoying that I need to get scissors, would be easier in a dropper or with a break off cap.
Smell lovely and effective
4. What did you like most about Klearvol inhalation capsules?
They work to help child sleep when full of cold
5. Do you feel that Klearvol provides soothing natural vapours?
Definitely.

Sam1904 Fri 18-Sep-20 13:36:03

1. How did you use the Klearvol inhalation capsules? On a handkerchief or muslin secured out of reach, on a cloth/muslin over the radiator, in a diffuser?

On a muslin out of reach of my baby

2. When did you use the inhalation capsules?
I used it at night

How many times a year do you think you would need to use Klearvol inhalation capsules?
As often as needed as they helped my baby have longer spells of sleep, as opposed to the constant waking through the night.

3. What did you think of Klearvol inhalation capsules?
They appear to have worked in settling my baby so happy with it.

4. What did you like most about Klearvol inhalation capsules?

That they are herbal and easy to use

5. Do you feel that Klearvol provides soothing natural vapours?
Yes the vapours are relaxing.

WilmaJean Fri 18-Sep-20 15:52:01

1. How did you use the Klearvol inhalation capsules? On a handkerchief or muslin secured out of reach, on a cloth/muslin over the radiator, in a diffuser?

On a handkerchief near the bed.

2. When did you use the inhalation capsules? How many times a year do you think you would need to use Klearvol inhalation capsules?

We used it overnight when my 2 year old had a cold. I imagine if I used them again it would be for 2-3 nights when anyone had a cold.

3. What did you think of Klearvol inhalation capsules?

Nice smell but didn't find it lasted the night. Liked the small packaging and that it was easily portable (if staying somewhere etc). Was concerned if found by a small child they might think it was a sweet.

4. What did you like most about Klearvol inhalation capsules?

Individual doses.

5. Do you feel that Klearvol provides soothing natural vapours?

Initially but not long lasting.

Timeforsinging81 Fri 18-Sep-20 16:43:39

1. How did you use the Klearvol inhalation capsules? On a handkerchief or muslin secured out of reach, on a cloth/muslin over the radiator, in a diffuser?

On a muslin out of reach

2. When did you use the inhalation capsules? How many times a year do you think you would need to use Klearvol inhalation capsules?

Used it at bedtime as my 1 year old has a cold. I have 2 children under 5 years old so I get through lots of cold relief products usually each year.

3. What did you think of Klearvol inhalation capsules?

Smelt nice, not too strong. I didn't like the capsules though because they can only be opened using scissors. I'd prefer a bottle of drops, like olbas oil, or a capsule that you can tear open. The price was reasonable in comparison to Calpol vapour plugins but more expensive than a bottle of olbas oil.

4. What did you like most about Klearvol inhalation capsules?

I liked the scent and that it didn't make my eyes water. It was a gentle vapour.

5. Do you feel that Klearvol provides soothing natural vapours?

Yes it didn't smell synthetic or too strong but the vapours spread round the room (in fact the whole upper floor!) quickly.

stopusingmyusernames Fri 18-Sep-20 18:11:21

1. How did you use the Klearvol inhalation capsules? On a handkerchief or muslin secured out of reach, on a cloth/muslin over the radiator, in a diffuser?

I used them on an out of reach muslin for my baby and in a diffuser for my toddler.

2. When did you use the inhalation capsules? How many times a year do you think you would need to use Klearvol inhalation capsules?

I used them at bedtime,I would probably use lots of times in a year as I've half used the packet in 2 days as we all have the sniffles in our house!

3. What did you think of Klearvol inhalation capsules?

I thought they were easy to use but didn't have a lot in the capsules as they were vet small. The smell is very similar to other menthol products we usually use.

4. What did you like most about Klearvol inhalation capsules?

The smell is lovely and comforting

5. Do you feel that Klearvol provides soothing natural vapours?

Yes

Cosmia Fri 18-Sep-20 21:01:07

1. How did you use the Klearvol inhalation capsules? On a handkerchief or muslin secured out of reach, on a cloth/muslin over the radiator, in a diffuser?
On a handkerchief tucked down the side of the bed.

2. When did you use the inhalation capsules? How many times a year do you think you would need to use Klearvol inhalation capsules?
Used them over the past 2 nightsd (to treat the inevitable back to school colds that kids have come down with). Given the germ factories that schools are, I imagine we will be using regularly through winter.

3. What did you think of Klearvol inhalation capsules?
Great. Really easy to use and they worked.

4. What did you like most about Klearvol inhalation capsules?
They helped deal with nightime snuffles and blocked noses which usually result in multiple night wakings - none so far.

5. Do you feel that Klearvol provides soothing natural vapours?
Definitely

pennee Fri 18-Sep-20 22:15:47

How did you use the Klearvol inhalation capsules? On a handkerchief or muslin secured out of reach, on a cloth/muslin over the radiator, in a diffuser? On a cloth
2. When did you use the inhalation capsules? How many times a year do you think you would need to use Klearvol inhalation capsules? It came at the right time as my daughter and I have colds. We’ve used them for night time. I suspect we would use them 3/4 periods of time a year
3. What did you think of Klearvol inhalation capsules? We both liked the smell and it lasted well
4. What did you like most about Klearvol inhalation capsules? It lasted longer than something like vicks
5. Do you feel that Klearvol provides soothing natural vapours? Definitely

Shannith Fri 18-Sep-20 22:26:21

1. How did you use the Klearvol inhalation capsules?

On a muslin attached to side of bed frame

2. When did you use the inhalation capsules?

At bed time.

How many times a year do you think you would need to use Klearvol inhalation capsules?

When required- snotty noses, headaches, allergies

3. What did you think of Klearvol inhalation capsules?

Really easy to use, bit fiddly to open. Had to resist the urge to use my teeth, which I suspect would be a good idea.

4. What did you like most about Klearvol inhalation capsules?

Smell lovely and helped DD sleep when she had a stuffy nose

5. Do you feel that Klearvol provides soothing natural vapours?

Yes, a lovely addition to our sleep routine.

blackcurrantqueen Fri 18-Sep-20 22:52:26

1. How did you use the Klearvol inhalation capsules? On a handkerchief or muslin secured out of reach, on a cloth/muslin over the radiator, in a diffuser?

On a Muslin

2. When did you use the inhalation capsules? How many times a year do you think you would need to use Klearvol inhalation capsules?

For stuffy noses, probably a few times a month

3. What did you think of Klearvol inhalation capsules?

I really liked them; found the smell soothing and good for baby congestion

4. What did you like most about Klearvol inhalation capsules?

Easy to use. Effective.
Did find the menthol element slightly overwhelming.

5. Do you feel that Klearvol provides soothing natural vapours?

Yes, really enjoyed them!

silverrose56 Fri 18-Sep-20 23:07:21

1. How did you use the Klearvol inhalation capsules? On a handkerchief or muslin secured out of reach, on a cloth/muslin over the radiator, in a diffuser?

On a cloth out of reach

2. When did you use the inhalation capsules? How many times a year do you think you would need to use Klearvol inhalation capsules?

Before bed, whenever anyone has a cold

3. What did you think of Klearvol inhalation capsules?

Easy to use, smelt nice

4. What did you like most about Klearvol inhalation capsules?

They were easy to use

5. Do you feel that Klearvol provides soothing natural vapours?

Yes

SleepsAMyth Sat 19-Sep-20 08:34:42

1. How did you use the Klearvol inhalation capsules? On a handkerchief or muslin secured out of reach, on a cloth/muslin over the radiator, in a diffuser?

On a handkerchief

2. When did you use the inhalation capsules? How many times a year do you think you would need to use Klearvol inhalation capsules?

Used at bedtime when my children had a cold. My one son is susceptible to colds and he really struggles at night do would probably use several times during the winter months for approximately 5-7 days at a time (depending on the severity of the cold)

3. What did you think of Klearvol inhalation capsules?

Worked well, although used at the end of my children's cold am keen to see how it helps at start of the cold. I like idea of being given a measured dose, however disliked the plastic capsules and would not buy them when I can get an alternative in a glass bottle.

4. What did you like most about Klearvol inhalation capsules?

That it seemed effective

5. Do you feel that Klearvol provides soothing natural vapours?

Yes, it seemed to help my children

queenoftheschoolrun Sat 19-Sep-20 08:45:13

1. How did you use the Klearvol inhalation capsules? On a handkerchief or muslin secured out of reach, on a cloth/muslin over the radiator, in a diffuser?

On a cloth out of reach.

2. When did you use the inhalation capsules? How many times a year do you think you would need to use Klearvol inhalation capsules?

At the onset of a sniffly cold for bedtime. Probably just a few times a year.

3. What did you think of Klearvol inhalation capsules?

The smell reminded me of the oil we had when I was a child. So no problems there. Otherwise too much packaging for a couple of drops of oil, it would be cheaper and better for the environment to buy a bottle.

4. What did you like most about Klearvol inhalation capsules?

The smell.

5. Do you feel that Klearvol provides soothing natural vapours?

Yes

cherrylolly Sat 19-Sep-20 08:59:22

1. How did you use the Klearvol inhalation capsules?
Used in a diffuser?
2. When did you use the inhalation capsules? How many times a year do you think you would need to use Klearvol inhalation capsules? Night time as son had a blocked nose, will use several times over winter months.
3. What did you think of Klearvol inhalation capsules? Great capsules
4. What did you like most about Klearvol inhalation capsules? Ease of use.
5. Do you feel that Klearvol provides soothing natural vapours? Yes, I used to use Karvol when he was a baby, preferred it to other similar products.

Ammari515253 Sat 19-Sep-20 10:09:10

1. How did you use the Klearvol inhalation capsules? On a handkerchief or muslin secured out of reach, on a cloth/muslin over the radiator, in a diffuser?
I used it in a diffuser.

2. When did you use the inhalation capsules? How many times a year do you think you would need to use Klearvol inhalation capsules? My daughter aged 3 has had a cold. I would use it at the first sign of a sniffle or cold. I'd imagine I'd use it over the Autumn and Winter months most, so a few times a year.

3. What did you think of Klearvol inhalation capsules?
I liked them. However, I found them quite strong, it was a little tricky storing the remaining liquid in an open capsule. Maybe a small glass bottle with a droplet top would be better? It would minimise the use of plastic and packaging and we are then able to use as much or as little as we want.
4. What did you like most about Klearvol inhalation capsules? It is an all natural remedy which i will always look for first.
5. Do you feel that Klearvol provides soothing natural vapours?
Yes definitely, the smell is akin to what my mother used for me as a child.

Quackajack Sat 19-Sep-20 12:09:56

1. How did you use the Klearvol inhalation capsules? On a handkerchief or muslin secured out of reach, on a cloth/muslin over the radiator, in a diffuser?
On a muslin by my bed and babies cot.

2. When did you use the inhalation capsules? How many times a year do you think you would need to use Klearvol inhalation capsules?
I think we would use them quite a lot throughout the year when suffering from colds and congestion.

3. What did you think of Klearvol inhalation capsules? I liked them they were easy to use and not overpowering.

4. What did you like most about Klearvol inhalation capsules?
They smell really nice.

5. Do you feel that Klearvol provides soothing natural vapours? Yes they do.

p0ptart Sat 19-Sep-20 14:16:06

1. How did you use the Klearvol inhalation capsules? On a handkerchief or muslin secured out of reach, on a cloth/muslin over the radiator, in a diffuser?

On a handkerchief out of reach.

2. When did you use the inhalation capsules? How many times a year do you think you would need to use Klearvol inhalation capsules?

I used it before bed for my little one who has a cold at the moment. If I thought it was useful I'd probably use it all year round.

3. What did you think of Klearvol inhalation capsules?

They were fine. The smell was strong at first but faded quickly. I also didn't love the smell compared with purer essential oils like eucalyptus or peppermint. The capsule was a bit fiddly and I didn't think it was particularly environmentally friendly.

4. What did you like most about Klearvol inhalation capsules?

See above.

5. Do you feel that Klearvol provides soothing natural vapours?

Yes.

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