Shielded Beauty – Fragrance & Mood
I think we can all agree the last few years have been crazy. If you are feeling stressed, out of sorts or just plain down – you are not alone. In times like these, it is important that we take time to acknowledge how we are feeling and make a concerted effort to take care of ourselves. There are a lot of ways for us to do this – everything from exercise to eating healthy to making sure we are getting enough sleep. But have you ever noticed that sometimes it can be a little thing that makes you feel better? A certain scent evokes a positive memory and suddenly you feel happy.
Scent can have a powerful effect on memory and mood. Scents send signals to the limbic system which is the part of the brain that controls memory and emotion. Studies have shown that positive emotions can be elicited by certain fragrances and have been proved to lower stress levels and improve one’s overall mental outlook.
There are even scents that are referred to as functional fragrances because they do more than just smell good, they actually have significant effects on everything from mood to energy levels to our mental state. Different scents or fragrances can have a profound effect on us - both our mind and our body. The smell of citrus is an energy booster while lavender is relaxing and can even help with sleep. Even the smell of fresh cut grass releases a chemical that can make people feel joy and relaxation. There are quite a few of these functional fragrances and why essential oils have become so popular over the past few years.
But there is a big difference between synthetic fragrances and natural fragrances. Synthetic fragrances are lab created and may use potentially toxic chemicals to create a scent while natural scents use essential oils and botanical extracts derived from a single natural source. Most synthetic fragrances are made from petrochemicals which means they can actually act as endocrine disrupters, immune system suppressors and even carcinogens. If the ingredient list includes the word “fragrance”, it’s a synthetic fragrance. Did you know that the word “fragrance” is used to hide up to 3,000 chemicals in your beauty products? Natural Scents made from essential oils provide the positive fragrance you want without all the synthetic chemicals that can be harmful to your health.
Shielded Beauty’s Face the Day Purifying Mist, Self Defense Super Charged Moisturizer and Hand and Body Shield all feature an uplifting natural fragrance. When you use these products, not only will you be content knowing that you are nourishing, moisturizing and protecting your skin, but you many notice a change in your disposition. That’s because the scent was specifically designed to uplift your mood and help you face your day with confidence and a more positive outlook.
But how do Shielded Beauty products have a fresh citrus scent if they are fragrance free? Our clean formulations do not include any added synthetic or artificial fragrances. The scent in Shielded Beauty products is naturally derived from an essential oil blend that comes from natural orange peel, lemon peel, blood orange peel, sweet almond, parsley leaf and basil leaf oils. An all-natural scent that is not overwhelming but instead uplifting.
In this day and age, when negativity and bad news seem to be the norm, finding something that makes us look good and feel better sounds amazing. Shielded Beauty gives you the peace of mind to face the world while helping your skin look and feel its best, all while providing protection from environmental aggressors and uplifting your mood through scent. It is the protective yet luxurious answer to skincare! Get yours here.