Faucet manufacturer Moen has introduced the Aromatherapy Handshower collection that allows bathers to add essential oils into their showering experience.
Featuring what the company calls INLY technology, the products are designed with the ability to infuse essential oils directly into the water flow to create a sensory shower experience when desired. The INLY Aromatherapy Shower Capsules slide into an infusion dial on the showerhead to allow users to select a preferred dilution setting—high, medium, low, or off—to diffuse the running water with one of four spa-inspired essential oil fragrances to create a one-of-a-kind experience.
“At Moen, we’re devoted to elevating everyday encounters with water—not only with smart technology but through wellness innovation—and we continue to deliver new products to help consumers mentally and physically prepare for the day ahead,” says Laurie Birko, director of marketing for showering products at Moen. “The name INLY is derived from the word ‘inwardly,’ which refers to the idea of introspection and prioritizing your inner self, and the Moen Aromatherapy Handshowers can help users focus on themselves through the power of aromatherapy without deviating from their daily routine.”
To create the aromatherapy experience, Moen partnered with INLY, a brand owned by the French corporation SkinJay, to adapt their inventive technology and make it available for the North American consumer. The INLY fragrance capsules will be made in France with essential oils curated by master perfumer, Jean-Charles Sommerard. Moen says the essential oils will not leave scented or oily residue on the tub, hair, or skin.
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“Scents play a powerful role in our mental state and impact our emotional well-being, from relaxation to reinvigoration, and each of these fragrances have been specially composed to provide specific sensory experiences,” Sommerard says. “Warm water dilates the pores, allowing you to enjoy the various benefits of the essential oils both on the body and through inhalation. After the shower, you can linger a little longer in the olfactory bubble that will persist in the bathroom to continue this moment of luxury.”
The INLY capsules feature four spa-inspired fragrances:
- Zen Time: With essential oils of lavender, tea tree, and vanilla
- Energetic Morning: With essential oils of lemon, scots pine, and cistus
- Sweet Morning: With essential oils of red berries, geranium, and vanilla
- Tropical Day: With essential oils of lemongrass, neroli, and vanilla
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Moen says the Aromatherapy Handshower can be used with or without the INLY aromatherapy shower capsules, and offers six spray settings: massage, relaxing massage, wide coverage, downpour, intensify, and rinse. Products come in chrome and Spot Resist brushed nickel and offer a flow rate of 1.75 gallons per minute. The handshowers also feature the company’s Magnetix technology.
“Showerheads with Magnetix offer a powerful magnetic dock that allows for easy release of the handshower, as well as a secure return back into place, even with your eyes closed,” the company says. “All showerheads can be installed with existing plumbing, by simply unscrewing the previous showerhead and replacing.”
The handshower collection also marks a first for Moen: selling a handshower direct to consumers from the company’s website—moen.com.