Whilst synthetic fragrances can smell amazing, it’s what you don’t know that might be causing you harm.

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Learn more about thedifference between natural & synthetic scent here, and why choosing natural could make a huge difference to your health and your world.

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While self care is important in all seasons, what I love about spring self-care is the sense of renewal it instills. So I lean into that with a few spring specific practices to help re-energise my body, soul and mind.

Here are a few of my favourites.

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If it's true that 1 in 3 of your friends feel unwell when exposed to perfume, why aren't your friends talking about it?
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What do you smell like without perfume? ​Each of us has a smell that is entirely and uniquely our own - almost like an olfactory fingerprint. How your skin smells naturally is influenced by several factors: your diet, your hormones and neurotransmitters, medications you take, your lifestyle habits (smoking, drinking etc) and your skin's microbiome.
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Natural perfumes do a lot more than just help you smell amazing and avoid toxins  - they are actually contributing to your sense of wellbeing.  Plant-derived essential oils have been used for centuries as traditional medicine, and recent scientific studies have provided us with some answers as to why and how these plant extracts work to heal our bodies and improve our wellbeing. From helping relieve anxiety and reducing stress, these powerful plant extracts can make a huge difference to your world. 

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There are several forms of phthalates utilised in perfume, the most common being DEP (diethyl phthalate), used as a denaturing agent for alcohol, and as a fixative to hold scent on the skin for longer. Although there has been some action taken in some countries to reduce the extensive use of phthalates (mainly in relation to children’s products), they are still used widely, and continue to pose a serious risk to our health.

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Around 1000 chemicals in use worldwide (in many types of products) are classified as endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) due to their ability to mimic or block the action of natural hormones and interfere with development and function.

EDCs have been linked to adverse impacts on both the endocrine and nervous systems (which are intimately intertwined), and have been known to alter important animal behaviours by modulating serotonin and dopamine in the body (neurotransmitters which regulate many functions including mood, sleep and cognition), as well as other neurotransmitter pathways.

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Ever considered that the synthetic scents you love could be contributing to your mental health challenges?⁠⁠ Research shows that some of the chemicals used in synthetic fragrance can negatively impact your nervous system, hormones and cortisol, leading to (or exacerbating) feelings of anxiety and/or depression.
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Over recent years, many environmental chemicals have been shown to disrupt the actions of hormones and have been termed endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) or endocrine disruptors. Research is pointing to strong links between xenoestrogens (synthetic oestrogens), often now referred to as "obesogens", and weight gain.
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There is a lot of assuming that goes on when people buy vegan products. But just because it's vegan, doesn't mean it's healthy. Or safe. Or environmentally friendly. We give you the lowdown on what factors to consider when looking for safe and healthy vegan cosmetics and fragrance.
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In the interest of keeping our commitment to you of 100% transparency, always, we want to help you choose a truly natural fragrance this Christmas - whether it’s for a loved one or for your own wish list. To help you look for the right information and ask the right questions, here's our simple guide on how to identify a 100% natural fragrance for your home or body, and not fall into the “clean” trap.

 

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