Essential Oils for Grief

Essential oils for Grief

Although we may each process it differently, anytime we lose a loved one, we experience feelings of grief. Some of us may hold it inside, some may completely break down, but whatever your method of grieving, essential oils can offer support.

Citrus oils such as lemon, grapefruit, bergamot, and orange are uplifting and can help to instill joyful emotions.

Tree oils such as Cypress, Cedarwood, Frankincense and Juniper help to keep us grounded and offer strength.

Roman Chamomile soothes feelings of abandonment and helps to bring the heart back to center.

Marjoram can help supplant negative thought and feelings of disconnect. 

Young Living also has some wonderful blends for supporting emotions associated with feelings of grief and loss.

Release and Joy essential oil blends

Release, which is helpful in releasing pent up emotions. Harnessing trapped emotions can have a negative impact on our body systems and overall wellbeing. A person who is emotionally healthy allows themselves to feel the emotion in its full force, and then releases it.

It is not uncommon to put a drop of this Release blend on your palm, rub your hands together, inhale, and then burst into tears. That's ok. Remember, feel the emotion, and then release it.

After using Release, you may want to roll Young Living's Joy blend over your heart. Joy is a combination of Bergamot, Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Lemon, Coriander, Tangerine, Jasmine, Roman Chamomile, Palmarosa, and Rose. This beautiful blend helps to bring joy to our heart, mind, and soul. 

 "There is nothing that can take the pain away. But eventually you will find a way to live with it. There will be nightmares. And every day when you wake up, it will be the first thing you think about. Until one day, it will be the second thing." Raymond Reddington

Losing a loved one can be one of the most painful experiences we have, and one that may never fully go away, but let us find comfort in knowing that as time passes, we will find the strength to continue on, and our loved ones will always be with us. In our hearts and memories.

If you are reading this, I wish you strength and peace. 

xo - Mel


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  • Thank you for this article which comes when I need it most. Reddington’s words resonate with me. I have found Release and the Joy blend to help so much.


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