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The soothing scent of lavender


I've always heard that lavender was a soothing scent. I have a couple of little pillows at home filled with lavender and even a quick sniff picks me up.

Scientific evidence now suggests that exposure to this scent can really cut down on stress.

You can read more about it at RealAge:


Shared by Changeling on 4/10/08