The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an elephant except in a picture book?" - David Attenborough*
In a world inundated with artificial fragrances, the rise of plant based scents illuminates a shift towards a more user-friendly and authentic olfactory experience. These natural aromas provide a softer sensory journey and numerous benefits for our well-being and environment. Plant Potions is dedicated to creating inspirational, plant based, scent rituals that respects the needs of our planet. Here’s why we believe that plant-based scents kick the butt out of synthetics!
‘Let’s talk about health baby..’
Did you know that approximately 7% of the global population are affected by allergies* - that's about 553 million people worldwide!! We’re clearly seeing the effects of an over-saturation of synthetics in our environment. In comparison, the more gentle tone of natural scents can help to reduce the risk of triggering adverse reactions, therefore helping to promote overall wellness. According to Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Sue-Ellen Anderson-Haynes, 'the gut is responsible not only for digestion, but also for assisting functions such as hormone regulation and immune system activity**. A healthier gut balance can come about by choosing to reduce the toxins and synthetics we use in our bodies and homes. Our families also reap the benefits of safer plant based options.
So what about our global home?
Choosing natural fragrances minimizes the release of harmful chemicals, contributing to the preservation of ecosystems and a greener future. Plus it enhances our connection with nature. At Plant Potions HQ we love foraging for plants and flowers that we dry and infuse for our beautiful Botanical Scent Diffuser range. Embracing plant-based scents has nurtured my family’s appreciation for Mother Earth’s bounty and has strengthened our responsibility and desire to protect, preserve and uphold much needed sustainable practices.
The future starts now..
So it’s pretty clear that plant based scents offer a multitude of advantages, benefiting our health, the planet, and overall well-being. By embracing these more gentle aromas, we enhance our personal spaces and foster a reciprocal relationship with nature.
Thanks for your support whanau - together we can take decisive steps towards a healthier, greener, more sustainable world.
* David Attenborough quote - Natural World documentary series
** Ralph Jones for the BBC Future Blog