Ah, the soothing power of peppermint. No scent can instantly make you feel fresh and invigorated like the essence of this little green plant, as exhibited with toothpastes and essential oils. Being that your lips are directly under your nose, you can reap the benefits of peppermint by simply smoothing it over chapped and stressed lips. Peppermint can improve mental performance and cognitive functioning, increase pain threshold and tolerance, help with athletic performance and improve digestive processes, according to research by the Sense of Smell Institute. It's the perfect scent to wear when you need to stay focused and manage stress.
Looking to fend off dessert cravings? Put it right on your lips! It seems counter-intuitive, but putting a dessert-flavored lip balm like chocolate, vanilla, raspberry creme, orange cream and more can help you say no to those tempting cake pops in the office kitchen. Keeping the scent close to your nose all day will help you become immune to temptation, as you've become desensitized to the intoxicating smell of cookies, cakes, tarts and more. In your mind, you've already had dessert. Plus, it cost you zero calories.
It's the classic! Cherry-scented lip balm, especially long-lived brands like ChapStick® Cherry, will instantly bring you back to the days in which the pink-tinted balm was a favorite in your beauty bag (and a favorite of your secret boyfriend's!) Scent is closely connected with our memory, and undoubtedly you've used cherry-scented lip balm at one time. Plus, cherry balm can also have the same effect as dessert balms if you're geared toward fruity candy treats. Get ready for a double dose of calorie-fighting and nostalgia!
Ready to get into the spirit of the season? Immerse yourself in Christmas or Halloween with seasonal scents from lines like ChapStick®. The lip balm purveyor boasts indulgent scents like Candy Cane, Gingerbread, Apple Cider and more. Even when Christmas is months away, get into the spirit by slapping on your favorite scent to pretend that family togetherness, gifts and indulgent meals are just a day away.
Scents have a surprising impact on our memory. What scent brings you back? Share in the comments below!
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