Not only will you freshen your breath, you’ll perk up your brain. In a NASA funded study, scientists from Wheeling Jesuit University monitored the emotional responses of 25 people during simulated driving scenarios. The volunteers reported that the smell of peppermint:
lowered fatigue by 15%
increased alertness by 30%
decreased frustration by 25%
Oils in the peppermint plant increase alertness by stimulating your trigeminal nerve, “The same nerve that is activated when you revive someone with smelling salts” said Alan Hirsch, M.D., director of the Smell and Taste Research Foundation in Chicago.
For a quick pick-me-up, inhale from your Peppermint essential oil
Keep one in your car or desk 😉
(special thanks to Jihan & John Thomas – TriHarmony Inc. for providing this info in their Newsletter)