Stressed? Sniff an Orange Peel – who knew?

All you need is an orange peel to feel les stressed?   Sounds strange, but the science is solid.

Mayo Clinic researchers have affirmed there’s a tremendous stress-relieving compound buried inside orange peels — called D-limonene.

You don’t have to ingest D-limonene to start feeling its effects.

Just SMELLING it can make quite a difference!


Turns out, when you smell an orange peel, the D-limonene you inhale increases your brain’s serotonin and dopamine levels — which helps you instantly feel calmer and more relaxed.

According to Barbara Thomley, lead coordinator for the Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program at the Mayo Clinic:

“From what we’ve seen with our patients, even a quick smell can make a major difference… lessened anxiety always seems to emerge as a benefit.”


Oranges, by Judy

So next time you’re having a rough day, sniff an orange.

That citrusy smell can help “take the edge off” and quickly put you in a better mood. 

From Dr. Steven Gundry

For something else to sniff that will lift you mood,  Click here: A Happiness Hack:”Eau de Grass”