Our Story


The Scentered journey began in 2011, inspired by Lara Morgan’s experience using aromatherapy to keep her balanced and sane whilst she built a global business and raised a family. Frustrated by the impracticality of aromatherapy products on the market (leaking bottles and greasy, oil-based products), Lara wanted to create a solution-led, lifestyle focused brand that delivered proven well-being benefits through a range of multi-tasking, easy-to-use and truly portable products.

 

Joining forces with Fay Pottinger brought a lifelong passion for natural therapies, industry experience, and an unrelenting drive for formulation integrity and product performance, together with a shared desire to create an elegant and unique range of mood therapy products to support and empower women to be the best they can be.

 



 

Our Values

 

Ethical

We think that ethical business is good business, that’s why we work to make sure that all the people involved in Scentered, from producers to employees treat each other fairly and with respect. We are fully aware of the responsibilities and impact our product packaging, design, print and sources have on the environment and at every stage these issues are considered and challenged. Our combined years of experience mean we are always putting positive people and partnerships at the heart of our work. Ours is a culture built on trust, challenges and a desire to deliver a purpose to restore others lifestyle balance.

 

Eco Friendly

We care enormously about the environment and this has an impact on how we go about our work. We work with meticulous consideration, and a mindset that is all about producing minimum waste. Products that can be reused, repurposed or recycled sit at the heartland of what we do and influence the decisions we make. But better than that, we often start with an approach that aims to take from already recycled materials or utilising naturals with a sustainable source. We work continually to reduce waste and our carbon footprint; use intelligent purchasing and sourcing methodology and make favourable environmentally responsible decisions when it comes to how we shape and build on our range.

Things we consider in the choices we make are:

The shape of the packaged product, the way we print the packaging to minimize the use of any non-recycleable products. We have avoided the use of foil print which challenges recycling; we also consider the need for any dying and varnishing of card and paper.

We minimise outer packaging and wasted over-packaging, where possible using boxes that can be re-purposed or recycled, and we reuse all bubble wrap and outer boxes where at all possible. We measure intelligently the shape and sizing of our products to maximize pallet space.

We consider and understand the materials used in all of our products and whether these can be made from PCR plastic (post consumer recycled) or already recycled paper. We utilise shredded paper that is already recycled.

Whilst a touch of glamour matters, we are careful about ensuring products arrive safely with the customer but at the same time haven’t been extensively over packaged and wrapped leading to additional unnecessary waste.

We import what makes sense and source locally where viable. We store cleverly not wasting trans-shipments of goods and by making quality outer boxes for empty packaging and carefully applying tape (or not taping) to close the boxes we are able to reuse these boxes for finished goods, allowing a longer term saving on making another heavier weight outer for all our finished products. More companies could do this.

 

Well-sourced and Made in England

The relationships between an artisan and a beautiful handmade piece creates a story and makes each product not a mass market item, but an individually crafted piece, like our blends. At the heart of our brand are highly complex, 100% natural blends of essentials oils extracted with timeless traditional methods to ensure premium quality performance and powerful scents. Our suppliers are our valued partners and we work with them to influence the supply chain ensuring our values on the environment and waste are maintained through every area and step of the business. Some of the supplier partnerships we have selected have been relationships we have had for 2 decades, and we consciously grow together fully aware of the importance of sustainability.

Whilst we cannot claim to support the artisan world throughout the manufacture of our balms we are determined to build great relationships which help social and developmental needs in the modern day whilst looking after the most wonderful traditions of using aroma for therapeutic gain.

 

Our ingredients

Scentered products are 100% natural meaning they made from ingredients that come naturally and sustainably from the earth.  We are passionate about sourcing sustainably and as such not all of our ingredients are organic. We source our ingredients globally and the exact locations can change as weather and external environmental influences affect supply and crop yields annually. We remain as open and transparent as possible about our ingredients ensuring purchasing is both commercial and sustainable. Our formulating experts will always balance sustainability, ethics, safety and performance when determining the best resource.

All our products are suitable for vegetarians. Our balms currently contain sustainably sourced beeswax, we are working on changing this so please hang on in there and we well keep you updated in the hope of having a Vegan friendly base suitable for all.

Scentered is against animal testing and we promise to never test our products on animals; only ourselves, willing friends and fans. If you would like to become one of our VIP testers for new product development feedback please register at

VIPNose@scentered.me

 

Our Philosophy

Scentered recognises the very unique and varied pressures we experience today, and the daily balancing acts that so many face. Stress levels are at their peak, demands to slow down, sleep better and juggle more are a common concern to all. Through the introduction of the Stop. Inhale. Reset. ritual at the heart of the brand, Scentered allows you to take a moment for yourself, reset your mood and transform the way you feel, breathing renewed positivity into a busy lifestyle.  

 

Our Products

The brand is divided into six wellbeing categories, each with a combination of active ingredients and high potency essential oils, specifically selected to target a variety of lifestyle concerns, from lack of focus to fatigue. The products can be used individually to target a specific need, or all together to form a personal mood and lifestyle support ‘tool kit’. Our products are 100% natural and  proudly made in England.

 

Special Thanks 

It's been an incredible journey creating Scentered. The brand has evolved enormously from its starting point, and wouldn't be what it is today without the involvement of a few key people along the way. We would therefore especially like to thank Robert Stevens for his critical role in the initiation of the journey and original brand concept and Kate Barsby for her brilliance in design and visual translation of the brand.