Monday, September 17, 2012

A Scent-a-Day with EdieAnne: Vanilla Cream

A Scent-a-Day with EdieAnne:  Vanilla Cream
French vanilla with a touch of coconut milk.

Vanilla fragrance makes you calmer. A study at Tubingen University in Germany showed that vanilla fragrance reduced the startle-reflex in both humans and animals. The animal results indicate that the calming effects of vanilla could be due to some more essential property of the fragrance rather than the ‘positive childhood associations’ that usually invoked to explain why humans love it so much. 
Benefits of smelling vanilla include heightened mental clarity, increased circulation, decreased fever temperatures, clearing respiratory airways and as a weight-loss aid.  Natives to the South Pacific islands used vanilla to calm the stomachs of pregnant women with severe morning sickness. More modern research has claimed that vanilla can cure male impotency. (
Vanilla aromatherapy is a warm, familiar fragrance used in homes through our infusers and scentsy warmers. Vanilla's sweet scent has been used as an aphrodisiac. Scentsy wax, Body lotions, bath tablets and body sprays are scented with this sugary treat. (Sugar Cookie has lots of vanilla in it) So it has been shown that Vanilla, the scent and the ingestion of, can help with stomach queasiness, like morning sickness, as well as a dietary aid to help curb your appetite for sweets and also as a calming aroma!  So bring out your Scentsy Warmer and grab a bar of Vanilla Cream and relax!