Aromatherapy for Grief Support

You may be wondering what aromatherapy has to do with grief, and how could smelling a bottle of oil take away the excruciating pain of loss, correct? Let me explain. 

The response to smell is powerful and automatic. Our ability to smell comes from specialized sensory cells, called olfactory sensory neurons, which are found in a small patch of tissue high inside the nose. These cells connect directly to the limbic system of the brain where our emotional memory is stored. This is where our primitive approach/avoidance and safe/unsafe feelings are created. 

Essential oils have over 100 different components. Some oils are grounding and centering, others are calming, elicit courage, or they may soothe the nervous system, help with trauma, anger, stress, insomnia or other issues. One of the most effective ways to benefit from the use of the essential oils is to inhale them using a yogic breathing technique or they may be placed on reflex points on the body or bottom of the feet while saying a positive affirmation, intention, or prayer. 

As a Reiki Master, I incorporate the essential oils in Reiki sessions to assist with the healing process. The essential oils we have found to be most helpful with the grieving process, for comfort and emotional healing are the Young Living oils: Trauma Life, Clarity, Lavender, Forgiveness, Peace and Calming, Transformation, Valor, Acceptance, and Hope. 

Aromatherapy is a safe, drug-free alternative to dealing with emotional pain. If you or someone you know is suffering from the loss of a loved one from suicide, we are here to help. Call EricsHouse directly, or you may go online to schedule an appointment.
Ericshouse: 1-855-894-5658

Karen Janusz
Certified Reiki Practitioner
Karen Janusz is a Certified Nutritionist, AASDN, an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Health Coach, a Certified Yoga Instructor, SCW, a Certified Brain Fitness Facilitator, American Senior Fitness Association, and a Certified Reiki Practitioner.