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Scents that Stimulate the Brain

Citrus for the senses2Certain scents stimulate the brain and can make you feel more awake and refreshed.

Three that do the trick are jasmine, which increases beta waves; the brain waves associated with alertness, and citrus and peppermint scents, which induce wakefulness by stimulating the trigeminal nerve; the same nerve that’s activated when one is revived with smelling salts.

If you want to feel good in the morning  peel and eat an orange for breakfast or deeply inhale as you drink a cup of peppermint tea, or lather up with a citrus-scented body wash in the shower. You’ll feel wonderfully alert and delightfully refreshed.