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.

 

~Parker Palmer

 

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.

 

~Thomas Moore

 

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.

 

Essential oils

 

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  

 

Julie Nelson

 

(Source: aromatiqueessentials.com.au)

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