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Spring essentials – three oils to reawaken and stimulate your senses

Spring has finally sprung (or at least it’s supposed to have) and the world is slowly creeping back to life after the cold, grey winter. It’s time for fresh, new shoots to emerge; for wildlife to reawaken from its hibernative state, and for the leaves on the trees to turn green again. Hurrah, we hear you cry (in anticipation).
But nature isn’t getting to have all the fun. It’s also time to reawaken your own senses and reclaim the zing that’s been hiding beneath eucalyptus-infused tissues and multiple layers of woolly jumpers, scarves, hats and gloves.
If like us, however, you are still battling the winter snot-fest, your senses might need a bit of geeing up. With that in mind, we’ve pulled together a round-up of some top-rated essential oil blends (recommended to us by those in-the-know) which are all rumoured to help give your senses a jolly good wake-up call.
We’ll be trying them all before the month’s out in a bid to Spring clean our senses and bid farewell to the tissues once and for all (or at least until the hayfever kicks in). Enjoy!
Madebyzen Botanicals Oils – No. 6 Seduction madebyzen Botanicals Oil - No6 Seduction - RRP £8.99, for stockists and more information, visit www.madebyzen.com
Seduction is said to be a sumptuous combination of Patchouli, Jasmine and Rosemary – expertly blended with Sandalwood and Palmarosa to create a rejuvenating and relaxing fragrance to stimulate and tantalise the senses.
Po-Ho OilPo-Ho Oil by A.Vogel 
Now this one we have tried and it’s great for clearing the senses, not to mention the sinuses. It’s a heady blend of five different essential oils for inhalation, or can be rubbed on the chest when mixed with a carrier oil such as Grapeseed. Containing a mixture of peppermint, eucalyptus, juniper, carraway and fennel, it smells amazing and has a cooling effect on the airways, making it perfect for cold and flu sufferers. According to the experts, it can even help with hayfever.
Aromatherapy Cleanse Blend by Neals Yard Remedies 
This is another tried and tested essential oil blend and we love it. The Cleanse Aromatherapy Cleanse BlendAromatherapy Blend is an uplifting combination of black pepper, lemon and purifying palmarosa which can be used for inhalation, as well as in diffusers and burners. Not only does the oil make you feel invigorated, its fragrance epitomises cleanliness and is the ideal antedote to (or room fragrance for) a stuffy office or detox room.

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