Singer, N. & Schneider, R. (2017). Investigating the use of a specially formulated odour inhaler (AromaStick®) on weight loss: Overview of the results of a two-armed, randomised, controlled effectiveness study. International Journal of Clinical Aromatherapy, 12, 16-24.
Abstract: Our sense of smell is intricately linked to appetite and enjoyment of food, and by extension weight. With the ever-increasing obesity problem faced by society, this study investigated whether the use of aromas can be used to support weight loss efforts. Using a randomised, double-blind, placebo controlled study design, specially formulated scents were delivered via nasal inhalers. Results show that the use of a nasal inhaler can positively impact weight loss when certain boundary conditions are fulfilled.