Research shows that certain scents can help boost your memory, mood, energy, and libido
12/1/2011 9:30:00 AM
Did you know that certain scents can help lower stress levels, improve
mental and physical performance, ease pain, end insomnia, and even help
1) To Calm Down...sniff an orange or lavender
Study shows it could make you feel less anxious, more positive, and
2) If you have a hard time remembering things...try sniffing Rosemary
Rosemary oil serves as an excellent nerve and brain tonic and improves
memory skills and concentration. It stimulates the brain and the central
nervous system and fights mental fatigue, thus enhancing mental clarity.
It is a good remedy for depression, boredom, fatigue and forgetfulness.
Just inhaling a few drops of rosemary oil enhances mood stability and
refreshes the mind, boosting mental activity
3) To Rev Your Libido...Sniff: Baby Powder
This, along with cucumber and licorice, has been shown to turn women on,
increasing vaginal blood flow by 13%. Pumpkin pie and lavender increase
blood flow by 11%.
Try this: Soften your skin with some baby powder after showering. Or to
cap a romantic dinner, serve pumpkin pie and keep a cucumber-scented
sachet next to your pillow
4) To Sleep More Deeply...Sniff: Lavender
There's a reason people have been filling pillows with lavender flowers
for centuries: Earlier research demonstrated that lavender increases deep
slow-wave sleep, and recent studies from England and Korea show that the
flower also helps people with mild insomnia.
Try this: Spritz your bedpost with lavender essence just before bed
5) To Fight Pain...Sniff: Lavender or Peppermint
Looking for ways to use less pain medication, doctors at New York
University Medical Center exposed patients undergoing laparoscopic
bypass surgery to lavender oil (applied to the anesthesiology face masks
they wore during surgery). Those patients required substantially less
morphine and needed fewer analgesics afterward. Peppermint helps too.
After a review of several studies, a Wheeling Jesuit University
concluded that it can ease headache pain, and German headache researchers
report that the brisk smell is as effective as acetaminophen.
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