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Aromatherapy Share: Healing Emotional Wounds, Stress, and Trauma...

Emotional wounds can come from our inner world of thought, self talk, or recollection of a past trauma, or our outer reality of direct experience through words or actions. It can feel bigger when we are stressed or haven't been taking care of ourselves, and more manageable when we have had proper rest and nutrition. The following plant essences help to get to the bottom of our deepest emotional wounds and trauma so that we can use our energy to live joyfully instead of constantly reliving the pain. We suggest to work with Fir Balsam, Sweet Lime, and Oregano, and here is why.


Fir Balsam is an evergreen conifer tree that has been used by indigenous people for thousands of years. She has proven to be extremely powerful for immunity and helps the body fight E.coli, candida, tumors, and cancers. The entire Fir family is emotionally warming. However, Fir Balsam grounds, revives, and works on our emotional wounds. Whether it is from fear, depression, stress, or lack of confidence, Fir Balsam will address our emotional health on all levels much like a big hug from a wise tree. Anoint 5-10 drops onto the neck, wrists, and lower spine, and practice this treatment 1-3 times a day for 120 days.


Sweet Lime is a cross between citron and bitter orange. She is high in Vitamin C, but is not acidic, even though she is a citrus. As a pH balancer, Sweet Lime boosts immunity, flushes out toxins, and is anti-cancer, and anti-tumor. For the emotions, she address pain, loss, grief, depression, and mental exhaustion. Sweet Lime promotes Light-heartedness and invokes playfulness, helping to uplift the soul and create movement toward joy and happiness. Anoint 5-10 drops directly onto the heart, and continue this treatment 1-3 times a day for 120 days.


Oregano is a perennial shrub used in medicine and cooking. She is a strong natural healer for many physical, mental, and emotional ailments and a true queen of health. Oregano is one of the greatest healers of trauma, and she supports us moving past our past. Whether it is deep emotional trauma and stress, negativity, darkness, or shadow work, Oregano addresses the areas of our reality that are the most difficult to face. She is extremely hot, so it is important to anoint onto the bottoms of the feet by applying 5-10 drops 1-3 times a day for 120 days. If the heat of this essence starts to burn any area of the skin, apply a nut oil (coconut, olive, avocado, etc.) to the area to "put out" the heat of the medicine.


Together, these three plant healers will help support both addressing and coping with emotional wounds of pain, stress, and trauma. Along with meditation, journaling, and talking about emotions that come to the surface, plant essences can be some of our greatest allies in helping to balance our emotions for the long run.

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