The holidays can be a time of excitement, a time with loved ones, a time of hope, and a time filled with joy. However, the holiday season can bring with it grief, stress, unresolved conflict, and major life changes. It can be hard to cope.
Here are 5 essential oils for grief and life changes.
Lavender essential oil is known as the calming oil. However, it’s much more than that. Clinical studies have shown that lavender naturally reduces cortisol in the body. Cortisol is known as the stress hormone. When cortisol levels are raised, learning and memory are decreased, immune function and bone density are lowered, increase weight gain happens, blood pressure risks occur.
Therefore, lavender can support your ability to de-stress.
Having trouble expressing yourself? Feeling disconnected from close relationships? Lavender is also known as the oil of communication.
Apply 2 drops of certified pure lavender oil to your big toe, wrists, and behind your ears twice a day.
2. Grounding Blend
Next, Grounding Blend is a blend of Spruce Leaf, Ho Wood Leaf, Frankincense Resin, Blue Tansy Flower, Blue Chamomile Flower, and Osmanthus Flower essential oils in a base of Fractionated Coconut Oil. It is formulated to create overall balanced wellness in the body. It is created with the purpose of grounding emotions
Apply to pulse points and diffuse to create a warm, calming feel. In moments of grief, sadness, and feeling overwhelmed, Balance may provide much needed support.
Marjoram is known as the oil of connection. It promotes trust and supports meaningful relationships. Marjoram also helps repair damaged relationships. It helps people feel loving, trusted and safe.
Apply to pulse points when feeling distant, emotional cold, disconnected, and fearing rejection.
Lime essential oil is the fun oil that is going to help you feel a zest for life. Many citrus oils work to uplift emotions, increase feelings of energy and happiness, while decreasing lethargic energy and negative emotions.
Did you know Vanderbilt Medical Center actually diffuses citrus oils from my favorite company in their emergency room and trauma department? They conducted a great study on how it positively impacts mood. The doctors and nurses in the study saw a noticeable positive change.
5. Restful Blend
Restful Blend combines essential oils known for their ability to lessen feelings of tension and calm emotions and support restful sleep when used aromatically.
Apply one to two drops to the hands and inhale throughout the day to help reduce worry from life’s daily stressors. Diffuse at night to help quiet a restless mind. I also love taking the Restful Complex Softgels. Not only do they help me get restful sleep, but they also calm my occasionally tense feelings in tense situations.
Personally, the last week has been filled with incredibly happy moments (getting engaged!), times of sadness (when my grandmother passed away), and many family changes. I’ve been using all four of these oils for support, and they have helped so much! My minor in college was in counseling, so using oils for emotional health is near and dear to me.
Learn all about my fave ways to use essential oils here in my Ultimate Guide
Loren is a wellness advocate, a Special Education Teacher, a recent newlywed, and a hospice volunteer. Hiking, tea, visiting local breweries with her husband, photography, chocolate, and reading, are some of her favorites.
If you’d like to chat about your specific wellness goals and how essential oils can help you, send me a message. I’d love to help you thrive naturally with essential oils!
Information on the emotional aspect of oils is from Emotions and Essential Oils: A Modern Resource for Healing 2016 Edition.