Have you ever experienced a sudden rush of emotions or felt invigorated after smelling a particular fragrance? It’s not just a coincidence; it’s hormonal. Our olfactory senses play a pivotal role in influencing our endocrine system, creating a delicate balance between fragrance and hormonal harmony.
The roof of your nasal passages hosts clusters of neurones that directly connect to the limbic system, the emotional centre of the brain. When you inhale fragrances, these neurones act as messengers, triggering a hormonal response throughout the body. This response can significantly impact your mood, energy levels, and overall sense of wellbeing.
Fragrances have the power to stimulate neurones in the nasal passages, sending signals to the endocrine system to boost the production of certain hormones. However, excessive hormonal fluctuations can disrupt the delicate balance within the body. Individuals facing hormone-related health issues, such as oestrogen dominance, PCOS, endometriosis, thyroid imbalances, fertility issues, or adrenal fatigue, are particularly vulnerable.
Fragrances are crafted using chemicals that can trick the body into responding as if they were hormones, particularly phthalates and xenoestrogens. Natural fragrances like essential oils are preferable, but even they can trigger a hormonal response. For those already dealing with hormone imbalances, further stimulation can put unnecessary stress on the body.
WHERE WE FIT IN
Our fragrances are designed to be safe for hormonal health. We stay clear of parabens, phthalates, artificial dyes, allergens, endangered plant species, animal-derived products, endocrine disruptors, or ingredients that are skin sensitisers or nitro musks. And, rather than using natural ingredients that can cause allergic reactions, we have opted for bioidentical alternatives and safe synthetics which have been rated and approved to be ‘low’ on the toxicity scale of the EWG Skindeep database, ensuring that none of these are known to be harmful.
Our goal is to help you make informed decisions when it comes to your fragrance choice. One free from harmful ingredients, a healthier hormonal balance and allowing you to enjoy the luxurious world of scents without compromising your overall health.