We all experience it from time to time, and some of you may be struggling with it right now. Maybe it’s the end of a relationship or the loss of a loved one, for some it’s the seemingly hopeless situation of infertility or financial struggles, for others its a child that just started school and you can’t believe they’re growing up so fast. Whatever is causing your heart to ache, rest assured that the plants are here to help. This is a list of 5 essences that can provide the emotional support and spiritual healing you may need to embrace tomorrow and look forward to the exciting possibilities of the future.
Frankincense works wonders when it comes to matters of the heart. Known for healing emotional wounds, it can be very beneficial for someone mourning a loss, feeling betrayed, or enduring a struggle that feels to have no end. Frankincense is ideal for meditation and prayer; it has a unique ability to awaken the higher mind and connect you to the Divine. Inhale this essence prior to and during prayer or meditation to help you open up your mind and soul for healing.
Ylang ylang essential oil is one of the most soothing essences I’ve encountered. It has the ability to ease anxiety or nerves, while still uplifting and energizing. Most essences that relieve anxiety or nervous tension tend to have a sedative effect, but ylang ylang is energizing and invigorating. It promotes positivity, soothes anger and other negative emotions, and simply takes the edge off of nerve-wracking situations. Pair this essence with rosemary to promote mental clarity which can be beneficial when trying to sort through a seemingly hopeless situation. This blend is also beneficial when approaching a meeting or discussion you feel negative, nervous, or angry about.
Known as the flower of love, the essence of rose uplifts the spirit, calms nerves and anxiety about love, and promotes hopefulness and optimism about future love and emotional healing. When inhaling this essence, visualize yourself in a mutually satisfying emotional relationship. Smile, feel beautiful, be grateful, and know you are worthy of love.
Often used as a detox for the body, juniper essential oil also detoxifies the mind and soul as it eliminates negative energy and emotions. Furthermore it provides protection from outside anger and danger. Inhale this essence and visualize its energy traveling through your body, pushing out all negativity and purifying your soul.
A powerful scent matched only in its powerful affect on life and love. Jasmine promotes stability among the emotional center; it is very uplifting, eases depression, dispels worry and nervousness, and promotes confidence. It is a beautiful essence for moving past anxiety, loss, or uncertainty, and finding the peace and confidence you need to move past whatever may be holding you back, and flourish.
No matter what is causing your heartache, take a few moments for yourself everyday, preferably in the morning to set a positive tone for the day. Give yourself the gift of healing. Be kind to yourself, give yourself permission to grieve, give yourself permission to heal, and know that tomorrow is a new day and you will become a little bit stronger.
Sending you love, confidence, and peace.