More New Barbie Doll Releases for 2012

The Mattel company is going to be very busy in 2012 releasing a number of new Barbie Dolls. This is good news for moms who love the iconic and well-loved toy of millions of girls and women.

The Pink in Pantone Barbie Doll is one that celebrates the Pantone Color chip PMS 219 which is a perky pepto-bismol like color that is very much associated with Barbie. In fact the dress is a long ruffled affair with a big flowing tail that is made completely of Pantone paint chips. She also is wearing high heel shoes with pink soles. The dress is fitted with two straps and pink flower accessories. The hair on this Barbie is long and white.

Mattel has also made a Hope Diamond Barbie. The Hope Diamond is one of the most famous diamonds in the world and it weighs 45.52 carats. The stone itself is circled with other diamonds. It is currently showecased in the Smithsonian. This doll, which has thirties style coifed red hair has a navy gown with a flared bottom. Around her neck is the large beautiful Hope Diamond necklace. Long white gloves and diamond cuffs and earrings complete this glamorous look.

Mattel has also made the Ireland Barbie Doll which is one of the new dolls it has made for its Dolls of the World Collection in 2012. Barbie from Ireland has red hair and wears a traditional green dress with lace and bodice with short puffy sleeves. She also wears little green shoes with big buckles and carries a little stuffed Irish setter puppy.

Mattel has also made an Australia Barbie Doll for 2012. This Barbie with long gold hair wears fitted tweed khaki skirt with an animal print belt, tall buttoned up boots and is carrying a Koala bear friend for company.

The 2012 China Barbie doll wears a bright red silk dress embroiders with gold and blue flowers and wears traditional geisha shoes and big gold drop earrings. Her hair is piled high and drops in an Amy Winehouse type style. This Barbie Doll, which does not look Asian facially, carries a Panda under her arm.

You may not be a fan of Barbie but at the very least, these elaborate dolls do teach young girls about history and the importance of elegance. These new 2012 Mattel Barbies would make a great gift for the young budding fashion designer or historian in your family.

How Essential Oils Can Help Your Family

The mass marketing of essential oils and their increased availability to the public has made all kinds of aroma therapy products available to us including bath soaps, bath gels, shampoos, body sprays, candles, candle burners and all kinds of creams, soaps and potions. You can even get incense that is made out of pure essential oils.

Aromatherapy works best if the molecules of the essential oil are dispersed through the air or water so that they can be absorbed through the skin. The molecules can also be dispersed through the air so that they trigger nasal receptors to send healing messages to the brain. The brain then responds to the change in chemistry so that your body can feel more relaxed, joyful or calm.

You can try putting oils in a base carrier oil such as olive or almond and applying them to your pulse points or temples. You can also disperse the oils through the air using a diffuser or candle oil warmer or add a few drops of the oil to eight ounces of distilled water and mist your surroundings. However if you use a diffuser, don't dilute the oils first in any way.

You can try taking a bath in diluted essential oils just before you go to bed or you can try spraying or applying the oils to your linens and pillows. A bath is very therapeutic as the warm water helps release the scent molecules in the oil.

Various essential oils many therapeutic uses including the curing of headaches, the relieving joint pain and helping an individual experience less stress. For instance peppermint or rosemary oil can help with a headache. Joint pain is relieved by pine, cinnamon, chili and juniper oils.

Certain oils such as lavender and marjoram are known to relieve insomnia. Other types such as sandalwood and patchouli are used for massage. Applying geranium oil to the wrists is thought to reduce symptoms of PMS and menopause in women.

Various aroma therapy products can also produce different types of psychological moods. For instance orange oil can produce a feeling of joy or elation. Peppermint oil can help an individual feel more alert. Rose oil and vanilla oil may actually put you in a romantic mood. If you have a racing brain or feel a bit angry, lime oil may help you chill out.

Some oils also have antibacterial and anti-viral properties. Good examples are pine and eucalyptus oils, which help stave off the propagation of germs in your environment. That is why we see so many essential oils added to natural cleaning products nowadays!