NATURAL TREE FRAGRANCE
“Nothing can befall me... which nature cannot repair.”
[RALPH WALDO EMERSON, 'Nature']
[RALPH WALDO EMERSON, 'Nature']
Smelly Trees was founded by Scottish actress, producer and yoga teacher Carina Birrell. Each bottle is handmade in Fife, Scotland.
"My partner is a tree surgeon who spends his days in the woodland working outdoors everyday looking after trees and working with wood, immersed in nature. One day when getting ready to go out he said to me 'I hate aftershave... I'd wear it if it smelled like trees' As a lifelong lover of natures own aromas, essential oils from plants, the changing smells of the great outdoors through the seasons I have found myself captivated by the health and mood benefits of bringing uplifting aromatic botanicals into our everyday lives as well as surrounding ourselves with as much nature ad possible. I began experimenting with naturally derived, sustainable harvested tree oils and eventually created as a little gift for my partner what later became the first incarnation of 'Smelly Trees.' These days he still doesn't go anywhere without it, carrying the small original homemade bottle (pictured) in his pocket wherever he goes. He wears it as aftershave, as well as spraying it in the house and car and constantly receiving compliments on the scent, We began receiving requests from friends, family (and total strangers) who wanted their own bottle of Smelly Trees and would often feedback back that the scent brought a wave of happiness, as well as being both relaxing and uplifting and generally making them feel good when they sprayed it on their clothes or in their homes. I soon found myself diving way deeper into the depths of the magic and science behind the many benefits of simply smelling tree oils and the art and craft of natural fragrance. It was from here that Smelly Trees was born."
Smelly Trees is made with pure, responsibly harvested tree oils blended in alcohol and pure distilled Scottish water. There are no nasty additives or synthetic ingredients and as a brand Smelly Trees is 100% committed to green business practices. Packaged in glass bottles and 100% recyclable or recycled outer packaging, we are committed to being as environmentally friendly as possible.
"What's good for the planet is good for us"
We live in a fast paced world often largely cut off from day to day exposure to nature and valuable time spent amongst trees. Absorbing the healing aromas of terpenes naturally emitted by forests has the potential to do amazing things for our health. It is not always possible for many to take daily walks amongst woodlands and studies have shown that simply smelling these scents evokes amazing benefits for our bodies, brains, immune system and mood (see 'The Science Bit').
― Carl Sagan
Smelly Trees is a unisex perfume (cologne) formulated for use on the skin. It can also be used on your clothes, your home, fabric or anytime you just want to breathe in a deep breath of fresh forest aromas!
"The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.
The aroma of Fir trees, Spruce and Pine form the heart of Smelly Trees unique formula, evoking the feelings and sensory experience of walking through a crisp fresh woodland, combined with the fresh, cleansing and relaxing notes of Cypress, Juniper and Lavender.
― Munia Khan
Trees are critical in preserving oxygen for us to breath and capturing carbon dioxide from our heavily polluted air. Beyond this incredible feat of nature (not to mention potential antidote to Global Warming and Climate Change) the personal health benefits of smelling the scent of trees are endless. Trees release antimicrobial essential oils (phytoncides), which protect them from germs and infestation. For humans these uplifting oils have been shown to boost mood, improve the function of our immune system, lower blood pressure, moderate heart rate, diminish stress and anxiety and can improve our sleep and creativity.
The popular movement of "BioHacking", which seeks to restore our bodies back to their optimal functionality and strength endorses the reported benefits experienced by many individuals from essential oils and especially inhaling the beneficial terpenes released by trees (in particular certain types of Spruce, found in Smelly Trees).
"The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature."
£25 - 100 ML
HIGHLY ADDICTIVE SMELLS. MAY REDUCE STRESS LEVELS, INDUCE HAPPINESS AND FEELINGS OF WELLBEING
£7.50 - 30 ML
A truly sensational blend of sustainably harvested coniferous tree oils, alcohol and pure Scottish distilled water. Evoking the natural scent of fresh woodland forests, helping restore our connection to nature whilst smelling incredible.
A perfect unisex fragrance
Can also be used as room or linen spray.
With every purchase from Smelly Trees you are helping to support the recovery of Scotland's depleted and degraded ecosystem so that we can one day return to nature-rich wild, biodiverse and abundant land and seas teeming with wildlife, native trees and restored ancient forests.
'It's time to rewrite nature's story'
When we receive a scent through the nose it is processed by our olfactory bulb, which communicates very closely with the brain and causes us to feel a certain emotion and often to recall experiences in our lives related in some way to that scent. (This discussion in collaboration with the Harvard Brain Science Initiative is a wonderful place to begin to dip your toes into the connection between scent and neuroscience).
There are many studies around the connection between aromatherapy, the brain and general health and wellbeing. It is very exciting that we are also now beginning to explore and scientifically comprehend the effects of certain aromatic compounds (terpenes) found in forests and trees on our health and wellbeing... and therefore able to understand why it might be that a walk in the woods or the smell of a Christmas tree just makes you feel so darn good! (see 'The Science Bit' for a selection of fascinating studies and articles exploring forests, tree oils, smell and the connection to our health, stress levels and general wellbeing).
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