How Scent Eases Cold and Flu Symptoms

Lavendar flower

Lavendar flower (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On Sunday night, it hit.  That scratchy lump feeling in the back of my throat.  Tiredness, achy muscles.  Was it a case of the Mondays coming a day early?  No, I knew that feeling.  I spend most of my weekdays with 24 nine year olds.  So, it was not my first cold of the season, nor would it be my last.  But, now I have the drill down.   I’m a firm believer in using scents to combat colds and flus.

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Increase Creativity With Scents!

unleash-creativityHey everyone! I would like to say that this will be my final post because my time here as an intern for Scent Sciences has come to an end. It has been an awesome experience and I have learned a lot along the way. I never knew how much information there was about the olfactory system and the various uses of scents and smells. It’s definitely interesting information to want to learn more about!

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Scent of lavender: Mothers best friend

Are you a new mother? And your baby is keeping you up at night? Well what if I told you there is a home remedy that is found to reduce stress, crying and enhance sleep for young infants (and yourself).

I envy all of you mothers out there who have new born infants that keep you up at night, because I know I wouldn’t be able to do that. I live with a 19-month-old baby and he’s already starting his “terrible twos.” But I never remembered him crying as much when he was an infant (so I got lucky there).

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Sniff out Alzheimer’s disease!

When I smell chocolate I would remember the times when my grandpa would indulge me with Hershey’s chocolate bar every time I came to visit him. He would always tell me stories about how his dad never game him chocolate and that he never wanted to do that to me. Chocolate is such a common smell that everyone can identify it when they walk past a candy store or just walking down the grocery store aisle that featured all sorts of chocolate bars. But what would happen if you smell chocolate and can’t remember what it is? I would be devastated if I found out that my grandpa wasn’t able to remember what chocolate smelled like, because I think of him every time I smelled it.

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Sleeping with Scents

Hello everyone! I would first like to introduce myself; my name is Kaila Li. I am going to be one of the new regular bloggers for Scent Sciences, so watch out for my blog posts during the next few months!

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