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Todays Guest Blogger: Dee Doshi of DB Reviews
REVIEW: Four Seasons 100% Natural Oil Blends
We are all aware of the effects of smell on our bodies. Each smell has a different kind of psychological effect on the body creating a sense of relaxation and well being. The choice of an essential oil primarily depends on how your body reacts to a particular condition. Mother Natures Goodies have come out with a collection of essential oils called the Four Seasons. The range has one essential oil dedicated to each season - Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn. Let's take a look at the four esential oils.
With a blend of 100% essential oils of Clove, Lemon and Cinnamon, the 'Winter' essential oil is perfect for the cold months. It helps with winter aches and pains and general well-being when the weather is wet and gloomy. I have been using this blend diluted 50:50 with a general massage oil to treat my chronic knee pain. The Clove oil not only helps reduce the pain but also is helpful in reducing the feeling of anxiety and stress that come with long term pain.
Spring is one of my favourite seasons. Pity we did not have a proper Spring this year. However, this is also the season where allergies are quite common due to the proliferation of blooms in this season. A blend of lime, lemon, orange and grapefruit essentials oils is the perfect combination to combat hay fever and allergy symptoms during Spring. This has been a favourite at home when used in the diffuser. We use an electric diffuser at home, but you can use it in a candle diffuser as well. Plug on the electric diffuser and you can enjoy the awesome fragrance wafting through your home.
Summer brings with it not just warmth and humidity but also heat rashes, tan and bug bites. A blend of Ylang-ylang, Provence Rose and Geranium essential oils is perfect to soothe the skin and provide protection from skin damage and insect bites. This is the perfect blend to use as an airspray particularly in this season. I have loads of empty spray bottles at home. I filled up one with pure water and added a few drops of this oil blend to it. Mix it well and you have your own summer mist. The combined fragrances of all the 3 ingredients makes this a very soothing and pleasant airspray. Give it a try, I am sure you will love it as much I do.
The 'Autumn' essential oil blend combines Brazilian rosewood, Amyris and Cedarwood. These oils offer combined therapeutic properties of being antiseptic, insecticidal, bactericidal and deodarant making it a perfect blend for autumn. This one is perfect for adding to your bath and body products. I have used it in the bath and also tried adding a few drops to an unfragranced body lotion. In both cases it works wonderfully well.
As a rule 100% essential oils are highly concentrated and should be used with care. Never use them directly. Always blend them with a carrier oil or cream. You can also use these oils in burners and vaporizers or diluted in the bath. If you are unsure whether a particular essential oil blend is perfect for you, then it is advisable to consult an aromatherapist.
This set of 4 blends of essential oil (Four Seasons) from Mother Natures Goodies makes a perfect gift for a loved one or for yourself.
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