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A rose by any other name… can conquer your nausea. According to the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, smelling the right scent can help relieve nausea and motion sickness. In their study, participants watched a video designed to make them feel queasy. One group smelled rose oil – another group smelled the scent of leather – another smelled nothing.
Well, the group that sniffed rose oil felt 50% less nauseous than the other two groups. The researchers say certain scents can conjure up powerful emotions… And if that emotional response is positive, it distracts the brain enough to ease motion sickness. And you don’t necessarily need rose oil. ANY pleasant scent will do the trick. The researchers say you can start with your favorite cologne or perfume – which hopefully elicits a positive sensory response for you.

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