You might already be aware from my previous post, last November my father pasted away. As you can imagine it’s a heart breaking experience to lose a loved one, particularly a parent and even more so when it's your last living parent. I was lucky enough to be by his side almost every day for the last 2 months of his life to support him through this transition.
Some days (many actually) were very challenging for me emotionally and I really struggled to keep it together. I was trying my best to be emotionally strong so I could show up and be the best support for my dad when he needed it the most.
During this time there were lots of self-care practices I did to help support my emotional and physical wellbeing. Mindfulness, breathe work (taking slow breaths in for 4, and out for 4), gratitude, meditation, staying healthy by eating nourishing foods and taking immune supporting supplements. And I also turned to my essential oils.
Peace and Console were my 'go to' oils I carried around with me everywhere during this time. They really helped me stay grounded and present. Every time I used them it was like receiving an aromatic, comforting hug.
I also use the Peace blend a lot when things are feeling a bit crazy and I can start to feel my stress levels rising - like in the morning during the ‘get the kids out the door’ time and also end of the day when I'm juggling ‘afterschool activities/dinner/witching hour/bath’. I love the Peace blend because the aroma reminds me of being in a day spa…… so relaxing (HA! if only!).
And Console I often use as a natural fragrance (I choose not to wear synthetic perfumes any more as they interfere with endocrine system). It’s warm, woody and sweet. I always get lots of comments when I wear it!
Relieves: helps to support during times of loss, grief or tragedy
Promotes: feelings of comfort and hope.
Blend: Frankincense, Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, Labdanum, Amyris, Sandalwood, Rose, Osmanthus
Aroma: sweet, musky, floral
Relieves: stress, unbalance, feelings of overwhelm
Promotes: peace, reassurance, contentment, calm
Blend: Vetiver, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Frankincense, Clary Sage, Marjoram, Labdanum, Spearmint
Aroma: sweet, rich, minty