Bio Actives


  • I loved the fact your decongestant rub didn't make a mess on my bed sheets and blankets in the morning, I used to wash sheets almost everyday, As soon as it applied, it absorbed smoothly and didn't have sticky feel to it. I could have good night sleep. Thank you!
  • Saren, Vancouver

  • I always use VpR whenever my 3 years old son starts stuffy nose. Nice blend of essential oils calms him down and he sleeps like a real baby!
  • Veronica, Oakville, ON



Organic Eucalyptus Leaf (Eucalyptus globulus)*, Peppermint Leaf (Mentha piperita) Oil, Camphor Bark (Cinnamomum camphora) Oil, Castor Seed Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Organic Pine Needle (Pinus sylvestris) Oil*, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Olive Squalane, Olive Fruit Oil, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Rose Hip Seed Oil*, Rhus Verniciflua Peel Wax, Thyme Oil, Bitter Orange Oil, *Certified Organic


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Bio Actives

VPR Bio Actives

Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) Leaf Oil
Pine Needle (Pinus sylvestris) Oil
Peppermint Leaf (Mentha piperita) Oil
Camphor Bark (CInnamomum camphora) Oil
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) Oil
Bitter Orange (Citrus aurantium) Oil

Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) Leaf Oil

Source: Australia
Main Properties: Antimicrobial and Antifungal, Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory
Topically, eucalyptus oil is used for inflammation of respiratory tract mucous membranes, rheumatic complaints, rheumatoid arthritis and nasal stuffiness.

Eucalyptus oil has demonstrated antiseptic, expectorant (secretolytic and secretomotor), deodorant, and cooling actions (Wichtl and Bisset, 1994). Both eucalyptus oil and eucalyptol have demonstrated strong antibacterial action against several strains of Streptococcus, as well as expectorant activity (Leung and Foster, 1996).

Pine Needle (Pinus sylvestris) Oil

Source: Canada
Main Properties: Antiviral and Antibacterial, Decongestant
Orally, pine is used for upper and lower respiratory tract infections, common cold, cough or bronchitis, fevers, tendency towards infection, to treat uncomplicated coughs and acute bronchial disease, nasal congestion, and hoarseness.
In Germany, pine needle oil is official in the German Pharmacopoeia, the Standard Licenses for Finished Drugs Monographs, and it is also approved by Commission E.

The active principles of some essential oils responsible for the antiviral and antibacterial activities are thought to be limonene, dipentene, and bornyl acetate (Leung and Foster, 1996). Pine needle oil and other essential oils can cause a decongestant effect by stimulating reflex vasoconstriction (Schulz et al., 1998).

Peppermint Leaf (Mentha piperita) Oil

Source: Canada
Main properties: Decongestant, Analgesic
As an inhalant, peppermint oil is used as an aromatic, for symptomatic treatment of cough and colds, and as an analgesic for pain.
Peppermint oil has shown antiviral and antibacterial activities in vitro. (Nair B Int J Toxicol 2001;20:61-73.) (Iscan G, Kirimer N, Kurkcuoglu M, et al, 2001.)

Preliminary research suggests that luteolin-7-O-rutinoside from peppermint leaf can inhibit histamine release. Laboratory models of allergic rhinitis suggest that peppermint leaf extract might relieve nasal symptoms. (Inoue T, Sugimoto Y, Masuda H, Kamei C, 2001)

Camphor Bark (Cinnamomum camphora) Oil

Source: Japan
Main Properties: Analgesic, Cough suppressant
Camphor is approved by the German Commission E for external use in the treatment of muscular rheumatism, inflammatory diseases of the respiratory tract and cardiac symptoms. (Grieve M. A,1971)
Camphor has frequently been used topically to treat respiratory tract diseases involving mucous membrane inflammation. In inhalation therapy, camphor is used as an antitussive (cough suppressant).
Topically, camphor has analgesic, anesthetic, and antipruritic properties.

Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) Oil

Source: Canada
Main Properties: Bronchoantispasmodic, Expectorant, and Antibacterial
Topically, thyme is used for laryngitis, bronchitis and tonsillitis. Thyme oil also serves as an expectorant, and antitussive with antibacterial and antifungal properties. The herb is approved by Commission E in the treatment of bronchitis, whooping cough, and upper respiratory inflammation due to it’s bronchoantispasmodic, expectorant, and antibacterial activity (Blumenthal M et al, 1998).

Bitter Orange (Citrus aurantium) Oil

Source: Italy
Main Properties: Anti-inflammatory, Antibacterial, and Antifungal
Topically, bitter orange peel is used for exhaustion accompanying colds, headaches, neuralgia and muscular pain. In aromatherapy, the essential oil of bitter orange is used topically and by inhalation as a nasal decongestant and analgesic.
Bitter orange peel contains choleretic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal activity. The anti-inflammatory activity is believed to be from the flavonoids naringin and nobiletin.