Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > Health-in-Motion 07 December 2015 Calming scents Monday mood booster - calming scents. A great way to instantly boost your mood when you have little time is to keep an essential oil close-by. When you’re feeling down essential oils can make you feel more positive, calmer and less anxious. Researchers in Austria tested volunteers’ moods before and after they inhaled calming scents such as lavender and oranges and noticed a significant rise in their moods after inhaling the oils. The participants reported that they felt less anxious and more upbeat compared to before. If you’re having a deadline-packed day at work, or you’re feeling a little jittery about something else, simply putting a few drops of essential oil on a tissue or use a reed diffuser to disperse your favourite scent through the room and make you feel a whole lot better instantly. 0 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Lifestyle 11 ways to get more energy when you’re feeling tired Medical 1 in 4 antibiotic prescriptions unnecessary, large US study finds Sex New chlamydia test offers rapid results Medical Infections may be a trigger for heart attack and stroke Medical Smoking pot? It could cost you your job Medical How a support dog has transformed the life of this boy with autism Live healthier Vaping dangers » Why vaping may do your heart no favours US moves to restrict flavoured e-cig sales, ban menthol cigarettes Under pressure, top US e-cig maker pulls most flavoured products from market Friends' vaping could pose danger to kids with asthma In a study, school children with asthma were found to be more likely to suffer an asthma attack after exposure to vapour from someone else's e-cigarette. Protect your skin » Just a little weightlifting can help your heart How to handle incontinence at the gym 10 ways to keep your skin glowing with good health in 2019 Avoid germs at the gym to protect your skin The bacteria, viruses and fungi that cause skin infections love warm, moist places like sweaty exercise equipment and locker room showers.