We embrace the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda for holistic self-care rituals. In this blog post,…
SYNTHETIC FRAGRANCE we don’t advocate their use, as up to 95% of fake aromas are produced with petrochemicals. They are highly dysregulating and fill the body with a barrage of unnatural chemicals. Taxing and confusing the body’s assimilation process.
On the contrary natural plant-based aromas are far superior and contain emotional and biological support.
Your body is composed of a handful of systems – some are ones you’ve memorized in early education; reproductive system, cardiovascular system. But some, you may not remember or remember what they do. Do you know what your endocrine system does?
Your endocrine system is the system that controls your hormones. You have glands all throughout your body:
These glands control the way your hormones are released into your body and interact with your organs. Think of it as a message in a bottle, your hormones carry messages throughout your body via your bloodstream to different organs and tells them what to do and when to do it.
The messages they send can regulate:
- Reproductive system
Simple, right? A flawless plan. But, we live in a flawed world and one of those flaws is synthetic fragrances.
What is a synthetic fragrance? The thing is, there is not a clear definition, however, you know it when you are looking for it. A synthetic fragrance is a mixture of different chemicals, sometimes up to 3,000 chemicals, posed as “fragrance” or “perfume” on an ingredient list. Synthetic fragrances can be found in most of your daily household items–candles, air fresheners, laundry detergent, shampoos.
How do synthetic fragrances interact with the endocrine system?
Synthetic fragrances are known to be endocrine disruptors, which means they can wreak havoc on your delicately balanced endocrine system. Synthetic fragrances can force your glands to produce more or less of your hormones, which can result in countless health risks:
- Asthma & Respiratory Issues
- Reproductive Issues
- Skin conditions
Have you ever noticed sometimes you react poorly to an overpowering smell? Your throat is dry and scratchy, eyes water, skin reacts with a rash or pimples? This can be from synthetic fragrances that are in the moisturizes you use daily or the fall candle you just purchased. Everyone will react differently, whether it is an outward reaction or not.
When buying products, what should you look for?
You should research the company and the ingredient list, per product. Keep an eye out for specific listings of the fragrances, such as actual botanicals and plants. For example, our LEMON body potion was created with aroma in mind. We wanted to produce a body potion that not only would heal your skin, but also serve as a product that is packed with natural botanical essences that you would be able to connect with nature through your skincare products.
WHATS IN IT: moringa oleifera (moringa) butter, *emblica officinalis (amla) oil, *citrus limon (distilled lemon), +hippophae rhamnoides (sea buckthorn), rosa x damascena (rose bulgaria), +michelia champaca (champa co2), +santalum austrocaledonicum (new caledonia sandalwood), sambucus nigra (elderberry) fruit extract Denotes *organic+sus.wildcrafted
Each ingredient brings their own specific scent that makes this product a customer favorite, but also a safe option for your endocrine system.
While this does sound scary, there is a quick and simple fix to ridding your life of synthetic fragrances; be more diligent about what you bring into your home. Researching companies and ingredients will not take up too much of your time, and overtime will improve your overall health. All of our products at KHUS + KHUS are ethically sourced and created with your whole body in mind, not just your skin.