Aromatherapy on Grief and Healing the Heart
Feelings- sadness, anxiety, misery, heartache, blame, hurt, frantic, rage, fear, guilt regret, anger.
Thoughts- going over and over the past, going through the what if’s and if only.
Behaviour- yelling for no apparent reason, bursting into tears, talking to self as if the person is there, wear the lost persons clothes or jewellery
Physical symptoms- loss of appetite, lethargy, restlessness, sleeping too much, breathlessness, waking through the night or very early, hair loss.
How can we help!
One of the most important things we can do for people who are grieving is to give them a safe place in which to experience and express their pain. It very is important for the person grieving to be able to express their feelings and talk about their loss or traumatic experience. This helps one to feel supported and know that they are not alone and that they are being heard. Receiving comfort is so important for the grieving person.
Comfort is to soothe in times of distress or sorrow.
Take a moment to think about what essential oils could support yourself or another.
What essential oils bring a smile to your face, give you a feeling of emotional uplift and remind you of happy times and so on.
Remember essential oils are sourced from an abundant array of flowers, leaves, bark, woods, herbs, spices, fruit and more. They offer their own insights, transitions and healing. As we make our way through different journeys in life these wonderful beauties from nature subtly integrate any changes taking place.
Self care is never a selfish act. It is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have. The gift I was put on Earth to offer to others. Anytime we can listen to true self, and give it the care it requires. We do not only for ourselves, but also for the many others whose lives we touch.
Here are some suggestions of ways in which you can soothe your emotions, being mindful of the moment.
Sit and be quite breathing slowly and deeply
Have Aromatique Baths while playing some music that you enjoy listening to.
Use your Aromatherapy burners, room or body sprays, remember to choose oils that remind you of happy times and uplift your emotions, giving you courage and support
Take time out for you and your friends
Exercise daily, take walks on the beach or woodlands, hug a tree
Write yourself some positive affirmations
The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest.
Affirmations for healing your Heart – Inspired by Robbi Zeck
My heart blossoms with quiet assurance as peace flows through me now.
Paradise is an attitude of the heart, Joy cascades through me now.
Life supports me as I support life; my heart and my wisdom are one.
I love what I do and do what I love.
Bergamot- balancing, uplifting, gentle, kind, supportive
Basil- strengthening, focus, determination
Chamomile- nurturing, supportive, healing, uplifting
Cedarwood- hold fast, strength, courage
Cinnamon- warming, abundance, supportive
Clary sage- balancing, supportive, embracing, to see clearly
Cypress- transition and transformation, strengthening, courage, cleansing, moving forward
Everlasting- supportive, healing, calming, love
Frankincense- supportive, healing, spiritually cleansing, grounding, comforting, gatherings
Geranium- balancing, calming, supportive, nurturing, uplifting
Ginger- courage, strength, emotionally warming and energising
Grapefruit- boldness, courage, strengthening, cleansing, protection, happiness
Jasmine- supportive, nurturing, balancing, empowering, loving
Juniper- strength, support, expansion and growth
Lavender- nurture, calming, supportive, emotional warmth
Lemon- clarity, happiness, lightness of being,
Lime- happiness, supportive, freshness, bubbly
Mandarin- gentle, caring, support, happiness, calming,
Melissa- for matters or the heart, comfort, heeling, strengthening
Myrtle- supportive, gentle, love
Neroli- supportive, loving, protection, rescue remedy, nurture, matters of the heart, uplifting
Nutmeg- strengthening, warming, courage, emotional pain
Sweet orange- lightness, happiness, fun loving,
Patchouli- grounding, supportive, warming, stability, healing, protective
Rose- love, self love, nurture, calming, protection, balance, support, uplifting
Rosewood- kind, healing, gentle, calming, supportive, grounding
Sandalwood- balance, protection, stability, calming, soothing
Vetiver- grounding, connectedness, protection, strength, balance
Yarrow- nurturing, caring, supportive, gently soothing
Ylang ylang- happy, vibrant, balancing, heart oil, love
Aromatique Bathing to Nurture the Soul
3 drops rose, 2 drops Jasmine, 1 drop vetiver of sandalwood
4 drops bergamot, 2 drops geranium, 2 drops patchouli
2 drop ylang ylang, 3 drops lemon, 2 drops rosewood
Burner recipes to Uplift and Balance your Emotions
4 drops bergamot, 3 drops sweet orange, 2 drops cardamom
4 drops mandarin, 2 drops lavender, 3 drops geranium
3 drops clary sage, 2 drops geranium, 2 drops neroli, 2drops sandalwood (night time blend)
Room or Body Sprays to Shift you Energy
In a 100ml glass bottle -coloured or opaque
Fill half way with purifies water and your essential oils top up with more purified water, place on spray top, gently shake and spray away!!!
10 drops each lavender, geranium, juniper
15 drops lemon, 5 drops sandalwood, 10 drops myrtle
10 drops each grapefruit, lemon, mandarin, 3 drops geranium, 5 drops rose
Remember that grieving is a part of the healing process, I am sending you my love and support, be courageous, face your pain and allow your heart to heal so that you may move forward and love some more!
I wish you smiles, happiness, and love
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