Aromatherapeutic oils may do great things for your body and mind. Buy a diffuser, or simply put a few drops of oil in a glass, says Hope Gillerman, an aromatherapist and the author of Essential Oils Every Day. Leave the glass on your table and occasionally swish it around, snifter-style, inhaling deeply whenever you need a pick-me-up.More
Also Known As: Jasminum grandiflorum, J. officinale, or J. sambac
The Brain Boost: This lush floral oil is a darling of perfumers, and several small studies suggest that the pretty scent invigorates and may help to sharpen your thinking.
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Also Known As: Citrus limon
The Waker-Upper: Research suggests that lemon's zing helps keep you energized and alert. Also useful to know: Lemon oil is a good antiseptic. Add a few drops to your liquid hand soap for extra protection during cold season. Just don't use the oil itself right before going out in the sun. Even diluted, it can cause a bad rash, says Patricia K. Farris, MD, an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Tulane University Medical Center and past cochair of the American Academy of Dermatology.
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