Pain and sadness are part of the human condition; We can all have this experience more than once in our life. As we have learned, there are stages that we go through in working through pain and pain to a place of acceptance and eventually to go beyond our pain to live our life once again. Essential oils can help with that process and ease the burden.
What oils are useful?
Bergamot– (Citrus bergamia) – the medicinal properties of this oil are calming. Bergamot offers hormonal support and is antidepressant. Citrus fragrance relieves anxiety and has mood-lifting qualities. It can be used for agitation, depression, and insomnia. It can be diffused or inhaled directly. Be careful to avoid applying it to skin that will be exposed to sunlight or ultraviolet light within 36 hours, as bergamot is phototoxic to the skin.
Roman chamomile(Chamaemelum nobile) –The medical properties of this wonderful oil include being relaxing, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, and detoxifies the blood and liver. It can be used to relieve restlessness, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and skin conditions such as dermatitis. The fragrance can also dispel anger, stabilize emotions, and help release emotions tied to the past. You can diffuse or inhale it directly, as well as apply it directly to the skin. This is a very safe oil and is often used with young children and the frail elderly.
Juniper– (Juniperus osteosperma) – This is a universal oil that is a digestive cleanser / stimulant, increases circulation through the kidneys, promotes toxin excretion, and is detoxifying. The fragrance evokes feelings of health, love, and peace and can help raise spiritual awareness. You can inhale or diffuse this oil directly, as well as apply it directly to your skin or dilute it with a good carrier oil.
Lavender– (Lavandula angustafolia) – The medical properties of this universal healing oil include being analgesic, relaxing and anti-inflammatory. It is very effective for insomnia and nervous tension. Lavender balances both physically and emotionally and has been shown to dramatically improve concentration and mental alertness. You can directly inhale or diffuse this oil and apply it undiluted to your skin or diluted for a massage. Be sure to use essential therapeutic grade lavender, often extended with hybrid lavender or synthetic linalool and linalyl acetate, which are two key components of the oil.
What about some well-known essential oil blends – which ones help with pain and soreness?
Value (TM) –balances energies to instill courage, confidence and self-esteem. I have found this mixture helpful in realigning balance and alignment in the body. The ingredients are rosewood, blue tansy, frankincense, and fir in a sweet almond oil carrier.
Launch (TM) -This blend helps release anger and memory trauma from the liver to create emotional well-being. Letting go of negative emotions and frustrations allows one to progress positively. The ingredients are ylang ylang, bleach, geranium, sandalwood, and blue tansy in an organic olive oil carrier oil.
Harmony (TM) –promotes physical and emotional healing by creating a harmonious balance for the body’s energy centers. This mix is one that I personally use every day. It puts us in harmony with all things, people and the cycles of life. It is beneficial for reducing stress and amplifying well-being. Combat the feelings of discord and elevate and elevate the mind thus creating a positive attitude.
Sorry (TM) -This is a favorite oil requested by my students in my courses on emotional liberation work (ERT or Emotional Freedom Therapy) with essential oils. Helps release hurt feelings, insults, and negative emotions. Contains rose, lemon balm, helichrysum, angelica, frankincense, sandalwood, lavender, bergamot, geranium, jasmine, lemon, palmarosa, Roman chamomile, rosewood, and ylang ylang.
Gratitude (TM) -Another favorite oil that for me is very basic. It lifts, soothes, and soothes the body while helping to foster an attitude of gratitude. Contains Idaho Balsam Fir, Frankincense, Myrrh, Galbanum, Ylang Ylang, and Rosewood.
Present tense (TM) -as its name suggests, this oil helps create a feeling of being in the moment. In grief and sadness, there is often the problem of living in the past with difficulty moving into the present or the future. This blend contains neroli, ylang ylang, and fir.