How to get Kneaded
By Danielle Saliman
Though her relationships never seem to reach long-term status, Jennifer Love Hewitt, serial dater and author of The Day I Shot Cupid, doesn’t seem to mind doling out relationship advice. She may not be able to keep ‘em around long, but you can’t say she doesn’t know how to reel ‘em in, “I carry McCormick’s Pure Vanilla [in my purse] — the baking kind — and dab it on my neck,” she tells Us Weekly. “Men are attracted to the scent! One time, I put it on and four different guys were like, ‘You smell amazing!’”
While we aren’t big on reaching into our spice rack to attract the opposite sex, her latest bit of male ensnarement techniques isn’t so off the mark: Vanilla has been touted to be an aphrodisiac, so you may pull in a hottie or two from the scent alone. But Vanilla has some other great benefits too: according to Alan Hirsch, MD, founder of the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation, “If you smell a delicious aroma before you take a bite of something indulgent, you’ll lose the sensory excitement earlier,” he explains, “this cues your body to feel content sooner, so you’ll eat less.” So ensnare a man AND lose some weight? Add pampering to the equation we say, screw chocolate, bring on the vanilla! Here, some amazing vanilla-scented products for your triple-threat needs.
FixMySkin balms moisturize, heal, and smell delectable.
Sure, you can get Vanilla extract at Target, but you’ll also fine Boots Extracts Vanilla Body Butter for a total body experience!
In the market to just make that scent work for your love life? Naked Princess The Vanille Blanc Body & Boudoir Spray is an inviting & seductive eau de parfum that can be used as room fragrance, body spray or to scent linens and lingerie.
Have a vanilla-style shower with Vanilla Flame by güd (the new line from the Burt’s Bees people) Natural Nourishing Shampoo and Natural Softening Conditioner.
Or if you skipped the shower today, and need a hair touch up brush on some Shampowder dry shampoo which will absorb any oils and leave you smelling vanillafied!
Light this up in the kitchen and skip that fatty snack! Caldrea fragrance diffuser.
Where else to really get the benefits oof vanilla than right on your lips? Three Custom Color Specialists’ Candy Cloud 9 Lip Gloss, a subtly sweet, vanilla scented lip gloss is bursting with the alluring qualities of vanilla extract – minus a trip to a drug store.
Get a man, eat less and reduce your cellulite? Spongeables Anti-Cellulite Shower Gel in a Sponge. It’s formulated wit the best clinically proven anti-cellulite ingredients, along with cleansing gel and moisturizers topped off with a Vanilla Orchid-Black Tea scent.
Light a vanilla-scented candle like Dixie Bits 100% Soy Candle in the sweet, warm scent of Grapefruit & Vanilla!
And another tip: Want to know what else Jennifer Love Hewitt grabs to attract the hotties? Girlactik Beauty!, an affordable luxury cosmetic line. She loves the Girlactik glosses in nudes and pinks!