What d'ya think Fall smells like? Science has found THE Number One Fall smell that's actually good for you!

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The next few weeks your house, and mine, is going to be filled with wonderful Fall smells: Hot Cider to chase away the cold; Chocolatey and candy corn goodness for Halloween; Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and all trimmings for Thanksgiving; Pine and berry that fresh, new smell that comes from wrapping paper at Christmas. And all through winter, if you have a fireplace, that unmistakable wood-burning smell of a toasty, cozy crackling fire.

Now, if you were to say that Fall smells like leaves and evergreen with just a hint of worn tube sock, you would be wrong; very, very wrong. Science has found the smells that you and I most connect with Fall. These Fall smells are actually good - and good for us!

 

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    Nutmeg

    Science has found that burning nutmeg incense can help you relax and fall asleep. There's also something in nutmeg that might keep you from developing Alzheimer's disease.

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    Apples

    An apple a day doesn't just keep the doctor away. In 2008 it was proven that apples keep headaches away!

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    Pumpkin

    Forget the Viagra, two years ago, pumpkin was proven an aphrodisiac for men. Yes, it's true, the way to a guy's heart is through his stomach. A mix of pumpkin and lavender worked on 40% of guys! But probably not in a slice of pie... probably as a candle or incense.

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    Cinnamon

    The number one smell we connect with Fall has been found to improve motor skill, memory and attention span!

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