HEALTHY LIVING
12/20/2013 08:43 am ET

How Your Favorite Winter Scents Can Also Benefit Your Wellness

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What we all love about each season varies. Some love the climate, whether it's basking in the sun or playing in the snow; some look forward to the events, like the barbecues or family gatherings around the holiday dinner table. No matter what season you prefer, each change in weather comes with a nostalgic, olfactory reminder of what makes it so appealing -- and the upcoming winter is no exception. Whether it's the scent of the crackling fireplace or the smell of peppermint, the most prominent winter aromas may even contain some wellness perks.

Take some time to celebrate the first official day of winter on Saturday, December 21 with these calming, seasonal scents. Your stress level just might benefit from it!

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Healthful Winter Scents
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Healthful Winter Scents

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