Armenian paper is a healthy and ecological alternative to deodorize and sanitize your home. Indeed, it is widely recognized for its antiseptic and antibacterial properties. It also diffuses a unique and bewitching fragrance. Discover the many purifying properties of Armenian paper.
Recognized for its antiseptic and antibacterial properties
Armenian paper: disinfectant and purifying
Armenian paper: the oldest natural deodorant made in France
Easily recognizable, the Armenian paper comes in the form of a small notebook made up of 36 consumable, pre-cut and fragrant strips.
Handcrafted in a workshop located in Montrouge in the Île de France region, Armenia paper uses the same know-how and the same recipe since its creation in 1885. Unique in its kind, this French product is over 130 years old! We owe this invention to the chemist Auguste Ponsot and his partner Henri Rivier, pharmacist.
During a trip to Armenia, Auguste Ponsot notices that the inhabitants purify and disinfect their homes by burning Benzoin. This resin, collected from the trunk of the Styrax, a shrub that grows especially in Laos, has been known since Antiquity for its purifying properties.
Seduced by this traditional practice, he then decided to import Benzoin to France, to work with Henri Rivier on the first natural room air deodorant.
Cited by Gainsbourg in his song Les P’tits Papers, Armenian paper was awarded the Centenary Family Enterprises (EFC) and Living Heritage Company (EPV) labels in 2015.
Composed of 98% Benzoin, the plant with multiple virtues
Composed of 98% Benzoin, Armenian paper has healing, relaxing and soothing properties. It has been renowned since Antiquity for its disinfectant, expectorant, antiseptic, antibacterial and healing properties. Benzoin balm was once used to treat lung infections.
Used primarily in fumigation, paper strips are ideal for removing bad odors, sanitizing and purifying the air in rooms of the house.
It is particularly effective in cases of sore throat, asthma, bronchitis, colds, flu and other inflammations of the mucous membranes.
Its resinous scent, subtly vanilla and balsamic, also facilitates relaxation. The soothing virtues of Benzoin calms depressive states and soothes the nervous system.
Armenian paper is the only natural interior deodorant that uses Benzoin (usually used by perfumers like Yves Saint Laurent or Guerlain) and that comes in the form of burning paper.
Armenian paper: a natural and ecological deodorant
Its purifying virtues make this product a must for a healthy habitat. Ecological and inexpensive, it is indeed an ideal alternative to chemical aerosols and deodorants.
Indeed, if full of promise, most commercial indoor diffusers are a source of domestic pollution. They indeed contain harmful atmospheric agents, such as formaldehyde, a volatile organic compound (VOC) known to be allergenic and suspected carcinogenic.
Why is Armenian paper a simple, effective and natural way to purify your interior while respecting your health?
It does not use propellant gas (CFC), unlike industrial aerosols. It is therefore safe for the ozone layer.
The blotting paper used to make Armenian paper is a fiber of natural origin. It is certified by the FSC, which acts for responsible forest management on a global level.
It does not contain any coloring. Its mahogany hue comes from the bath in which the leaves are soaked in perfume.
Its manufacture involves 2 analysis laboratories and scientific experts in toxicology and indoor air quality.
How to use Armenian paper?
It is presented as a small notebook made up of 12 sheets of 3 detachable strips intended to be burned:
Detach a strip from the notebook.
Fold it like an accordion.
Place it on a support (small dish, saucer or burner).
Light and blow gently on it to achieve flameless combustion.
Let the coverslip burn out.
A little extra advice:
Do not burn more than 4 lamellae per week, the effect lasts 24 hours.
It can also be used without being consumed: tear off whole sheets and place them in your cupboards, walk-in closets, wardrobes, etc.
Where can I find Armenian paper?
You can find it very easily in para-pharmacy, organic store, grocery store, tobacconist, garden center or on the Internet.