Grieving is such a personal process, that I don’t think there’s a one size fits all for anyone. I shared my story HERE of how I came to use oils for grieving. My story is just as unique as yours, so I’ll be sharing what I used, along with some other oils that you may find helpful in your process. I am writing this 5 months after we lost our son, and I know that we still have some difficult days ahead.
I’ve always loved Frankincense for anything and any situation where I needed to have some emotional grounding. It’s my oil, and I always have a stash of it to be sure I don’t run out.
Other oils that I found extremely helpful were grounding, hope, gathering, joy, valor, white angelica, and sacred mountain. Obviously, these didn’t fix anything, and it didn’t make my situation better. However, it did support my emotions so I felt like I could handle things with a more clear mind. Or, sometimes it was just to help me release and cry.
In addition to these, I also found that RutaVala and Gentle Baby were helpful in encouraging a restful sleep. I was not sleeping well, some due to the grief, and some because the room was much too quiet. I had grown accustomed to listening to the oxygen machine and the feeding pump. My room was very quiet, and I found that this would make sleep even more difficult.
If you’ve used oils while grieving, what did you find the most helpful?