Mood Enhancer: The Smell Of Citrus

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For a quick fix, you might consider taking the time to stop and smell those roses, or citrus as the case may be.

A 2008 study from Ohio State University showed that subjects who were exposed to a stimulant smell – like the scent of lemon -had a measurably enhanced positive mood. “It doesn’t take any extra calories, time, energy, or money to pay attention to the beautiful, sharp fragrance of a grapefruit or even the warm, clean smell of laundry.”

Dab a small amount of your favorite citrus-scented essential oil, a natural mood enhancer, behind your wrists or elbows and the scent will give you a quick pick-me-up when you need it.