Aromatherapy has long been recognised for its healing properties using natural plant extracts to promote health and wellbeing. Using pure essential oils and aromatherapy products derived from plants and flowers can improve the health of the body, mind and spirit. I have been sent the Scentered Ultimate Survival kit which is the perfect gift for anyone who deserves a bit of everything – yes that does include you too!
Scentered Ultimate Survival Kit
The Scentered Ultimate Survival Kit contains one of each of the five Scentered Wellbeing Ritual Aromatherapy Balms; SLEEP WELL, LOVE, ESCAPE, DE-STRESSand FOCUS presented in a gift box with a pretty zip-up travel bag making it a portable survival kit. The perfect accessory to help you transition throughout your day. These oil-based aromatherapy balms are 100% natural and the beauty of a balm over oil is that they are mess-free, they won’t leak or spill in your bag so they make the ideal travel companion as well as being perfect for use around the home.
The Scentered Ultimate Survival Kit costs £50 which offers a saving of £22.50 when compared to purchasing the 5g balms individually. If you are looking for a gift survival kit for someone who deserves a little help, this is what you need although it is worth noting that they are not recommended for using during pregnancy.
Scentered Focus Therapy Balm – Better Than Coffee
You won’t need a coffee if you have Scentered Focus Therapy Balm. This invigorating blend helps you FOCUS on the day ahead so that you can direct your mind and boost concentration. Whenever you need help getting your attention back on track to smash that to-do list just give your pulse points another slick of FOCUS.
Beautifully blended with Rosemary, which has been used for millennia to increase alertness and boost memory, Mint helps to stimulate mental activity and increase focus on cognitive tasks, and Clary Sage aids in relieving mental fatigue and promotes mental clarity. If you’re looking to add something to a new dad survival kit then this balm will be his saviour after the sleepless nights.
Scentered De-Stress Therapy Balm – Stay Scentered
This is the one for Mums with a busy lifestyle who need to multi-task, stay calm and remain in control and would also make the perfect addition to a stress survival kit for work.
A beautiful blend of Chamomile to promote calmness, uplifting and relaxing Neroli and Mandarin to help soothe tension and support feelings of well-being and reduce stress.
Scentered Escape Therapy Balm – Me Time
Once the working day is done, it’s time to shift gears and ESCAPE with some ‘me-time’. Whether you plan to read a book, attend a yoga class or just take some time out, ESCAPE will help to ground you.
A blend of Oud used in Eastern spiritual practices to enhance the clarity of mind, Sandalwood for strengthening, beneficial for yoga and meditation practice, and Frankincense a grounding, balancing, useful for visualisation.
Scentered Love Therapy Balm – Feel Connected
A warm, romantic blend that stimulates the emotions to enhance sensuality and emotional connectivity with friends and family. For when you want to feel connected with others physically or emotionally or times when you need soothing self-care, it’s like a hug you give to yourself.
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.
Scentered Sleep Well Therapy Balm – Great for Bedtime
If you want to wake up each morning ready to embrace the day ahead then introduce Scentered Aromatherapy SLEEP WELL balm to your nightly bedtime ritual and you will drift off into restful sleep. Delivers an alluring blend to relax your body and quiet your mind.
This is a sophisticated floral lavender blend that 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.
How Scentered balms support me
I have been using aromatherapy for a few years now, after many years of taking over the counter medicines to help me with injuries, aches and pains I decided that I wanted to be more respectful to my body and use natural ways to support my health instead.
Aromatherapy has been a blessing as it helps me to feel more focussed and mindful which in turn has reduced my stress-levels and ultimately the tension in my neck and shoulders.
My Scentered Ritual
STOP – to apply the balm to the pulse points on wrists, temples and behind my ears.
INHALE – take 3-4 deep breaths, close my eyes and let the magic happen
RESET – my mood and get on with the day
It really is that simple!! It takes less than 2 minutes and makes a massive difference to my mood and wellbeing with the help of the ultimate survival kits.
Throughout an average day, I work my way through the five different balms in my Ultimate Survival Kit depending on the task or activity I am faced with. When I am spending time with my family I use LOVE balm on my pulse points to help me feel connected. As a busy Mum, it can be easy to get distracted and pulled in lots of different directions. Aromatherapy helps me to keep my focus on the children and their needs.
Once the children are at school or doing their own activities and I need to turn my attention to work, I use FOCUS which is one of my favourites. This was one of the first balms that I used and I was surprised by how much better my writing flowed when taking a moment to STOP – INHALE and RESET before starting my work.
De-Stress is my go-to for when I am in multi-Mum mode. You all know the one, you need to collect the children from school, get them to their respective clubs, ensure they have all the correct gear, get the shopping sorted, make the tea and keep the house in some form of order. De-stress helps me resemble the swan, kicking like crazy under the water whilst gliding gracefully across the surface.
When all the work is done and the children are in bed, I use ESCAPE to switch to ‘me time’ mode and bring the energy levels down a bit. This is when I like to meditate, practice my Reiki self-care or read a book and relax.
Finally, as the day is drawing to a close, I use SLEEP WELL to quiet my body and mind ready for sleep. I usually apply SLEEP WELL before I head up to bed as a trigger for bedtime is coming which helps me to wind down.
How to apply
Essential oils and balms are absorbed in two ways, firstly when you inhale the scent your smell receptors are stimulated. In response, messages are sent to the nervous system and limbic system which is the area of the brain which controls emotions. Apply the balm to the pulse points on your wrists and hold them under your nose taking long deep breaths, it will help you to get the most benefit.
Secondly, the essential oils are absorbed into the skin. If you massage the area before applying the balm, it will increase your circulation allowing the oils to be absorbed directly into the bloodstream for the biggest benefit. I apply the balms to my temples and the area just behind my earlobes and give them a second little massage for good measure.
The Ultimate Survival Bag of Natural Goodness
The Scentered Ultimate Survival Kit is made using premium grade essential oils grown by reputable farmers. The oils are then blended with Moringa, native to India, which provides the moisture and nutrients including vitamins B and C. Shea Butter rich in vitamins A, D, E and F are harvested from the nut of the African Shea tree.
Scentered products do not use parabens, PEGS, SLS, glycols, phenoxyethanol, silicones, or synthetic ingredients, fragrances or colours. They do not test on animals and they are working hard to reduce packaging waste as well as their carbon footprint.
One aspect of their site which I really love is their Creative Reusability ideas page which has some great tips on how to reuse and repurpose some of their packagings like using the candle glass as plant pots or make-up brush holders and tins can be used to stores pens, tidy desks. Perhaps you have used Scentered products yourself and have some great ideas. Share your ideas with Scentered on their Instagram page with this link using #repurposereuserecycle