As mum’s we are often juggling too many things even when we’re not feeling 100%. For me, some days it’s just organised chaos and trying to balance everything. Honestly I hate school runs at the moment, I have to do 2 different pick ups plus the kids never want to get out of bed!
They take it in turns to yell “I hate school, I’m tired….” and then I spend the next 20 minutes yelling “get in the shower, eat your breakfast, stop fighting, get your shoes on…”
There are days when I honestly can’t be bothered, there’s housework, cooking, work, playtime, homework…and I neglect myself.
Lately I’ve found I’ve been more run down than usual trying to do too much, but hey something has to give.
There’s not a lot of space for the mindfulness and relaxation we all so desperately need.
Scentered recognises the very unique and varied pressures affecting women today. We find we are juggling an ever increasing number of roles, the pressure is on, time is short and our stress levels peak.
Co-founders, Lara Morgan and Fay Pottinger are both busy women who, like all women, juggle the friends, family, work scenario to the best of their abilities.
Lara Morgan is particularly interested in developing innovative brands – specifically original, British products. An entrepreneur and motivational speaker Lara is widely known for building a global leading brand licensing business, Pacific Direct, over seventeen years before selling a majority shareholding for £20 million.
She currently oversees and invests in 7 different companies. Her story is a rags to riches one, illustrated with important lessons learnt along the way and highlights the importance of confidence and making the right choices as well as learning from mistakes.
Spotting the need for a lifestyle solution to breathe renewed positivity into her busy lifestyle and frustrated by the impracticality of the aromatherapy products on the market, Lara approached Fay to help bring the concept to life.
With a lifelong passion for natural health, an unrelenting drive for formulation integrity, and experience working with some of the world’s leading spa and beauty brands, Fay was well qualified to help.
Together they created Scentered, choosing to manufacture in England and embrace the Re-use, Re-purpose or Recycle mantra for their brand.
“As an entrepreneur and a mother who’s constantly having to travel, I know the challenge of developing a balanced lifestyle.
My number one key to success is to have a positive mindset both at work and at home. Simply, you have to believe that you can always go further and faster to achieve your goals.” – Lara Morgan, Scentered Co-Founder
A gift to help your nearest and dearest stay centered, whatever life throws at them, enabling them to do their best at work and at play.
INDULGE YOUR SENSES AND BE INSPIRED
A luxurious and exotic scent, inspired by the Orient. A rich, woody base of Oud, Sandalwood and Cedarwood; warming Frankincense, Amber and Vanilla; and sweet, spicy Patchouli, is gently lifted by the exotic Rose floral heart, and spicy smoky top notes of Birch, Clove and Cinnamon
- Oud: used in Eastern spiritual practices to enhance clarity of mind
- Frankincense: grounding, balancing, useful for visualisation
- Sandalwood: strengthening & fortifying, beneficial for meditation
PREPARE FOR A GREAT NIGHT’S SLEEP
Our sophisticated floral lavender blend harnesses the therapeutic benefits of Lavender, Chamomile, Palmarosa and Ho Wood, and balances them with Bois de Rose and Geranium. The Patchouli, Clove and Ylang Ylang heart brings a modern oriental twist.
- Palmarosa: muscle relaxant, settles the nervous system and supports deep sleep
- Lavender: time-honoured essential oil for sleep support
- Ylang Ylang: soothes the mind & body, balances emotions
Key Benefits: Clears the head, quietens the mind and relaxes the body
When to use: The perfect start to your bedtime ritual, SLEEP WELL is also a great travel companion when sleeping away from home or on the move.
RELAX, UNWIND, RESET
Our hero product – a balancing and uplifting balm to ease everyday tensions, soothe the mind and lift the spirits.
The ultimate ‘feel good’ scent, with uplifting citrus herbal top notes of Chamomile, Neroli, Mandarin, Rosemary and Sweet Brazilian Orange, a balancing floral heart of Jasmine, Rose, Mimosa and Lavandin, and a grounding Cedarwood base.
- Chamomile: calming
- Neroli: uplifting and relaxing
- Mandarin: sedative for the nervous system
Key Benefits: Eases everyday tensions, soothes the mind, lifts the spirits
When to use: Take comfort in STRESS LESS when dealing with the demands of modern life, whether it’s a hard day at work, family or personal commitments, or the eternal juggle to keep it all in balance.
CLEAR YOUR HEAD, AWAKEN YOUR SENSES, FOCUS YOUR MIND
A stimulating balm to clear the head, awaken the senses and focus the mind. Crisp, fresh, green, herbal blend of Peppermint, Rosemary Leaf, Clary Sage, Spearmint and Bergamot, with a woody herbaceous base of Cedarwood, Patchouli and Thyme.
- Rosemary: used to boost memory since the time of the Romans and Greeks
- Peppermint: stimulates mental activity and increases focus on cognitive tasks
- Clary Sage: relieves mental fatigue and promotes mental clarity
Key Benefits: Promotes concentration and clarity of thought. Stimulating & refreshing.
When to use: Before an important meeting, event, sports match, exam, performance or whenever else you need to be mentally alert, fully present and engaged. FOCUS helps you adopt the right frame of mind to perform to the best of your ability.
Not recommended for use less than 2 hours before going to bed.
OPEN YOUR HEART
A comforting and calming balm to warm the heart and restore inner peace. A sensual, woody oriental scent, with spicy citrus top notes of Orange and Clove, and heart-warming floral Rose and Jasmine notes, all wrapped in the rich base notes of Patchouli, Vanilla, Cedarwood & Cabreuva.
A beautiful fragrance to relax and unwind with, and the next best thing to a hug!
- Rose: balances the emotions, especially beneficial at times of stress or grief
- Patchouli: grounding, balancing effect on the emotions
- Cedarwood: calms and soothes the nerves
Key Benefits: Promotes feelings of harmony, peace and love. Comforting and calming.
When to use: When life is pulling you in multiple directions, you feel emotionally drained or simply out of sorts, and in need of a hug. LOVE helps to restore a sense of inner peace and balance.
MY SCENTERED RITUAL
You all know I love aromatherapy and incorporate it daily in my routine.
My major problem is recognising when to stop. The scentered ritual has been a wake up call and reminder for me.
The Scentered ritual is based around trying to find a tiny moment in between the hustle and bustle of daily life:
and apply to pulse points
Your mood and get on with your day
This might seem a bit too simple, but it really does make a difference. Even the most busy of people can spare the few seconds it takes to take a deep breath and reset our mood. It’s quick and simple, but the process of just taking a brief pause and a deep breath can make a dramatic difference to your mood, to your ability to cope and to your wellbeing.
This discovery kit is my ‘mood therapy’ tool kit and has totally changed things for me. First of all, as someone who has used my fair share of aromatherapy balms, I have to say these ones are pretty special.
Many of the ones I’ve used are oil based and annoyingly they would end up leaking when I carried them around.
The Scentered balms are truly portable, non-messy, highly effective, luxuriously formulated and elegantly designed.
Each balm has it’s own unique therapeutic property with a blend of moringa and shea butters to ensure a non-greasy finish when applied to the skin, as well as long-lasting fragrance delivery.
Alot of research and work has gone into these formulations and I have to commend their high quality. Each balm contains the highest quality essential oils to produce an instant hit of tranquility, focus or comfort.
They each smell amazing and I honestly don’t have a favourite..they are individually special.
They are free from parabens, PEGS, SLS, glycols, petrochemicals, phenoxyethanol, silicones, synthetic fragrances or colours, or any other synthetic ingredients. They also do not test their products on animals.
HOW TO APPLY
Essential oils are absorbed in to our body in two ways – through respiration as we breath in the aromas and through absorption in to the blood stream via the skin. As the blood is flowing close to the surface of the skin at our pulse points, essential oils applied there can filter into the bloodstream quickly.
Whether inhaled or applied topically, essential oils can help bring about fundamental changes in physical, mental and emotional wellbeing by triggering, and strengthening, our bodies’ own natural responses.
I like to apply them to the pulse points on my wrists, temples and neck.
– apply balm to the inside of each wrist and inhale deeply using deep slow breaths
– apply balm to each temple and gently massage it in
– apply balm to neck and gently massage it in
I hope this post encourages you to try out the Scentered Ritual.
Thanks for reading
Disclosure: I chose these products as part of the LLABP. This post contains affiliate links.