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The Power of Touch and Oxytocin

Oxytocin is a powerful positive feedback hormone and neurotransmitter naturally produced by the body that can contribute to a greater sense of well-being. Often referred to as the “cuddle drug”, it is associated with feelings of empathy, trust, bonding and love. You know that feeling when you hug your dog? Think Oxytocin.

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Due to the benefits of Oxytocin, it is commonly known as one of the “happy hormones” along with serotonin, dopamine and endorphins. When Oxytocin is released into the brain, research suggests it can also help regulate mood and lead to relaxation and reduce stress responses, including anxiety, or even help reduce physical pain.

One of the ways Oxytocin is released is in response to low intensity stimulation of the skin, such as touch, stroking and massage. This is where Gemelle plays a role.

Gemelle’s body oils are designed to encourage touch and self-care. Each oil is packaged for convenience to easily integrate into your self-care routines or “on-the-go” lifestyle for that quick hit of Oxytocin throughout the day.

Enjoy throughout the day or take them on the road while travelling when you may need it most. All of Gemelle’s body oils are intended for holistic well-being. Enjoy!

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