Using Essential Oils For Grief
There is no one size fits all for grief and loss. I’ve been using essential oils to deal with my own feelings of grief. Essential oils don’t take away the process of grieving. But they do help ease feelings around the loss. They are comforting when comfort is much needed. I’m going to share a few oils that have been helping me deal with the loss of dear friends and family members this past year.
doTERRA Console Blend
doTERRA’s Console blend has been most helpful to me for feelings of fresh grief. The aroma is both consoling and comforting. I have lost several close friends and family members in the past year. Each time, Console has helped me get through the funeral and surrounding events. The aroma was grounding and a balm to my heart. I put a little Console on my sweater right before my Grandmother’s funeral. It soothed me to smell it through that very difficult day.
doTERRA Ylang Ylang & doTERRA Lavender
An immediate loss comes with many tears. This is natural and healthy. It is good to cry, and release our emotions. However, sometimes we really get crying and it can be hard to stop. Or you just want to get through the funeral without so many tears in front of everyone. I get it. It’s so hard, and sometimes you’d like your grief to be a bit more private. For deep crying, and calming tears, I suggest either Ylang Ylang or Lavender essential oils. I love to put the oils into a warm bath and soak. This is very soothing. Alternately, apply over the heart, or to your hands. Inhale.
doTERRA Elevation Blend
As you get further away from the funeral, life goes back to normal routines. But there will still be periods when you feel sorrow. This is very normal. Grieving takes time. I suggest diffusing Elevation blend each morning to assist with these occasional sad feelings. Allow yourself the time you need to grieve your loss. There is no timeline you need to stick to. Elevation blend is comforting and uplifting but allows the natural grieving process to happen. Apply topically over the heart to carry this beautiful fragrance with you throughout your day.
doTERRA Deep Blue Blend
What about old sorrows from the past? Deep Blue blend assists with releasing feelings of old or deep grief. Diffusing Deep Blue allows a deep level of release around old feelings of loss and grieving.
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