February 14th is Valentine’s Day when many couples plan some special time together. In the leadup to Valentine’s Day it’s hard to go anywhere without seeing shop windows with some sort of Valentine’s Day advertising or hearing lovers discuss the gift they got or what they will be doing.
If you have recently been through a break up or have lost someone dear to you this can be a trying time as you go through the various feelings associated with losing someone you love or loved. Rather than ignoring or suppressing these feelings use these essential oils to help you as you process your emotions so you can move on ready to love again.
You may also want to try the following affirmation when you are ready. “I am able to let go of this person as I have compassion, love and respect for him/her and myself. I wish love and joy to both of us.”
The following oils can help you to release the emotional trauma of your break up or loss.
Use them in a relaxing bath, as a perfume, in a massage blend or in a vaporiser. Although you may feel that you are suffering from all the emotions below limit your blend to 3 oils. For massage use no more than 10 drops of combined essential oils in 20mls of cold pressed vegetable oil. 6 drops is sufficient in a bath but don’t use clove or thyme in the bath.
ANGER – Bergamot, lavender, lemon, lime, neroli, petitgrain, ylang ylang.
ANXIETY – Geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, marjoram, spikenard, thyme.
COMPASSION – Rose.
CONFUSION – Clary sage, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, lemon, lemongrass.
DEPRESSION – Bergamot, clary sage, jasmine, mandarin, neroli, petitgrain, teatree.
FORGIVENESS – Lavender, rose.
GRIEF – Bergamot, roman chamomile, clary sage, lavender, myrrh, rose, spikenard.
JOY – Bergamot, juniper, mandarin.
MOVING ON – Clove, cypress.
OBSESSIVENESS – Marjoram, myrrh, sandalwood.
STRENGTH – Cedarwood, thyme.