Relieving Grief with Essential Oils
How to use essential oils to relieve grief
Of all the negative emotions, grief can be the most devastating,
especially in cases of bereavement. When confronted with someone else's
grief, it is difficult to know what to say or do, and the encounter can
leave you feeling awkward and uncomfortable. With your own grief, there
is often little consolation from anything anyone else can say or do.
There is much more to dealing with grief than simply recommending
some essential oils. More than anything else, it is the silent, loving
care and attention of an aromatherapist giving a full body massage that
can be of great benefit to someone grieving.
Useful remedies to relieve grief with using essential oils
- The first choice of all remedies and techniques to deal with grief
is to book an aromatherapy treatment. The therapist will select oils
to treat you holistically, dealing with the whole person rather than
just the symptoms of grief. He or she will probably include rose
absolute or rose otto in the blend, because rose has a special
affinity with grief. It gently opens the heart to release pent-up
emotions, and comforts the sorry and heartache. Rose allows for the
possibility of new feelings of love and affection to eventually arise
and helps you move on.
- As a supplement to aromatherapy massage, rose otto and rose
absolute are gently enough to wear as a perfume, and a drop or two
rubbed on the inside of the wrist envelops you in their comforting
fragrance. Any of the uplifting mood scents can also be applied.
Bathing with and diffusing essential oils is of benefit.
- Other essential oils for grief include benzoin and marjoram, which
have a warming, comforting effect on the emotions. Melissa is an
excellent tonic of the heart, both physically and emotionally, and in
times of grief its uplifting, anti-depressant properties help release
trauma and pain. Hyssop can help when grief leaves you wide open
emotionally; it helps define boundaries with others and psychically
cleases the emotional detritus of grief.
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