Study: Grapefruit Scent Makes Women Appear 6 Years Younger to Men

A study of smells shows that the scent of grapefruit on women make them seem younger to men, causing them to underestimate the age of women by an average of six years.

The study by the Smell and Taste Institute in Chicago explored the question of what makes a woman smell young. The smell of pink bubble gum made women smell young, but too young. The odor of bubble gum caused men to think of women in their childhoods as little girls, not as younger, yet mature in their womanhood.

Institute director, Alan Hirsch, said he smeared several middle-aged woman with broccoli, banana, spearmint leaves, and lavender but none of those scents made a difference to the men, including the floral fragrance of the lavender, which is often used in feminine perfumes.

However, the scent of grapefruit altered men’s perceptions. Hirsch said that when male volunteers were asked to write down the ages of women with a grapefruit odor, the age they perceived was considerably less than reality.

Incredible news! A very inexpensive way to look six years younger.
Other Benefits of Wearing Grapefruit Scent

Grapefruit Essential Oil Banishes the Blues.
Like essential oils of most of the citrus fruits, the Grapefruit Essential Oil too has great uplifting and relaxing effects on mind. It induces a positive feeling and hope, cures depression and relieves anxiety and stress. This effect is due to two reasons. First, due to its aroma and second, due to its stimulating effects which stimulate certain hormones which have uplifting effects on the brain.

Euphoric and cleansing, great for refreshing your environment. In skin and body care it benefits oily or congested skin, improves elasticity and has diuretic properties.

Antiseptic (especially airborne), anti toxic, astringent, bactericidal, diuretic, stimulant-lymphatic, tonic general

Skin: athlete’s foot, acne, oily skin, tones congested skin, tightens skin, aids hair growth, cellulite.

Respiratory: airborne disinfectant-diffusion

Muscular/Skeletal: eases muscle fatigue, stiffness

Cardio-vascular/ Lymphatic: increases circulation, stimulates lymphatic system

Immune: colds, chills, flu, environmental disinfectant

Digestive: internally: stimulates gall bladder, digestive aid, liver tonic, useful in anorexia/bulimia, regulates body weight if used regularly(?)

Genito-Urinary/ Reproductive: increases urine flow, eases water retention, obesity, aids cellulite.

Nervous Brain/ Mind: headache, performance stress, jet lag, PMS, alcohol and drug withdrawal

Emotional/Energetic: uplifting and euphoric, it increases self-esteem and bolsters confidence

Grapefruit scent is definitely worth trying out! Here are a few of the oils to check out: grapefruit oil

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