Aromatherapy for Easing Grief
When someone you love passes away, the following days and weeks can be extremely hard to cope with. Let aromatherapy support you through this difficult period.
Grief is a very difficult emotion to deal with. It must, however, be expressed to be resolved. The most frequent features of grief are psychological distress and anxiety, often resulting in outbursts of crying and anguish. Grief brings up feelings of loss and sometimes of regret if there are issues left over that can never now be solved, and also guilt if you feel you let the person down somehow.
The Sadness of Change – Anger at the person who has died, fear of the change this death will bring, a sense of confusion and bewilderment or a lack of reasons for the person’s passing will upset your perceptions of the world. Oils will help to calm your emotions and will allow you to express them in order to bring acceptance and focus to carry on. Rely on your aromatherapy blends to east your distress and help you make it through this most trying of times.
Blending Oils to Help You Overcome Grief – All of these blends should be made using 35ml of the carrier oil of your choice and dispatched into easy-to-carry bottles.
- Coping with Loss – 2 drops Juniper + 1 drop Rose + 2 drops Frankincense & 5 drops sandalwood
- Letting go of Guilt – 2 drops Bergamot + 1 drop Marjoram & 2 drops Melissa + 2 drops Benzoin & 3 drops Frankincense.
- Coping with Anger or Fear – 1 drop Juniper + 3 drops Lavender + 6 drops Sandalwood.
- Overcoming Bewilderment – 3 drops mandarin & 3 drops orange + 2 drops Chamomile + 2 drops Frankincense.