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Learn 50 ways to improve yourself with the tips in these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- Essential oils
- A spray bottle
Learn how to use oils
Learn the various ways you can use essential oils. Put several drops on a tissue, cotton balls, or a handkerchief; add them to a pot of simmering water, a humidifier, or a diffuser; or make a scented mist by putting one cup of distilled water mixed with 10 drops of essential oil into a spray bottle.
Get more done at work
Get more done at the office with the scent of lemons. One Japanese company pumped a lemon scent through vents and found that employees made 54 percent fewer errors than those who toiled in an unscented room.
Sniff some peppermint before you go to the gym. One group of exercisers who did felt less tired after a treadmill workout than those who didn’t.
Be a better driver
Drivers who got a whiff of strawberry while at the wheel drove better and less aggressively than motorists who didn’t, according to a study.
Make yourself more attractive to men by scenting yourself or your surroundings with cinnamon. Research shows they love the smell.
Reduce dental anxiety
Take a sniff of orange or lavender oil before a root canal. A study showed it reduced anxiety and improved the moods of dental patients.
Lift your mood
Lift your spirits with a woodsy fragrance like cedar or pine. In one study, those who did felt more relaxed and carefree, and less depressed.
Sleep like a baby
Inhale jasmine before you go to bed for a better night’s sleep.