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Possum
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Sometimes the sensitivity to smell etc can be enough to bring on a migraine??!!
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Sometimes the sensitivity to smell etc can be enough to bring on a migraine??!!


for me, oh yes!
the smell of cooking bacon will bring on a migraine in less than 10 minutes.

certain perfumes, and scented laundry soaps/softners can also, but not as fast as bacon. I usually have time to head it off at the pass with scented products, i do not with bacon.

It the weather is turbulent or if there is a storm coming, many scents will push me over the edge to a migraine... including the smell of honey, yogurt, lilacs, cantaloupe and strawberries.


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Wonder if they might have used fabric softener.   Yuck!  Read somewhere that fabric softener can include mercury.  Definitely not worth it for soft towels!
Even in my fabric-softener using days, I wouldn't use it on towels. It made them less absorbant!

zenphoenix- just be thankful nobody's created a bacon-scented laundry product yet!  


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I dropped my husband at airport this morning so took the time to op shop in an area I never usually go to... First op shop was fine but second the air freshener spray almost hit me in the head as I walked in lasted 5 minutes then I left...Then the last one was 2 doors down from a "Subway" shop & I could smell their hot bread right through the shop
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I gotta add...since getting back home, I cannot stop the feeling/craving for Subway savoury bread...or get the smell out of my airways
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Maybe try a neti pot or another "container" for a nasal rinse? Would that get the smell out of your airways?


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That's no good Possum!  Pesky bakeries!  Maybe try some peppermint oil or some peppermint tea or something strong but enjoyable to wipe the smell slate clean.


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I confess I haven't read everything here.  I just read the first one and the last couple.  (Sorry, Ruth, I'm in a hurry.)

How about washing them with borax, rinsing them with white vinegar, then hanging them in the sun to dry?  Maybe putting a few drops of tea tree oil or lavender essential oil in there too?


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I have been reading a book "What The Nose Knows - The Science of Scent In Everyday Life. It says many studies document clearly that the state of our mood, the internal and external dialogue we have about scent's are the most influential variable to the psychosomatic, physical, mental and emotional effects that we experience either good or bad, weak or strong to most obvious, suggested and even most subliminally sensed smells we detect. The Brain overrides what the nose smells!


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Also, mall stores and merchandisers are moving big-time into artificially scenting environments and products because they have discovered that even "subtly" scenting their environment and products do have a measurable impact on purchases.


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Truly interesting, David.  Scents dig deep in our memories.
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Quoted from Ribbit
I confess I haven't read everything here.  I just read the first one and the last couple.  (Sorry, Ruth, I'm in a hurry.)

How about washing them with borax, rinsing them with white vinegar, then hanging them in the sun to dry?  Maybe putting a few drops of tea tree oil or lavender essential oil in there too?


No problem Leanne, but I did finally get rid of the smell by washing the clothes with a cup of  vinegar in the wash, no extra  detergent added.

From now on, whenever I get "new" clothes from the thrift store, I'll wash them by themselve with vinegar rather than tossing into the hamper with clothes that are actually dirty.


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