Coping With Grief

As difficult as it may be, grief is a normal part of life. In a lifetime we will feel the sting of grief many times. Grief can come in many forms. We will grieve over the loss of a loved one, over the loss of relationships, the loss of a job, a home and even our pets. Coping with grief is always a struggle. If however your grief goes beyond the normal feelings of grief, please seek the help of your doctor.

coping with grief naturally

Even as we journey through our own personal transformations you may experience sorrow and grief. It is the process of letting go of our old selves, saying goodbye and moving on to that next phase of our life. Even when you are moving ahead to a better place, it is important to take the time to let go of your past, your old self and patterns that have served you well up to this moment in your life. As you say goodbye, thank that person for serving you, getting you to this day. That person taught you many lessons, and kept you safe. They are loved and appreciated.

Whatever form of grief you are coping with right now, doTERRA essential oils can help you make the transition. Essential oils can have a significant effect on the brain by stimulating a part of the brain known as the limbic system. The limbic system is responsible for emotions, memory, heart rate, your stress response, the fight or flight reflex and so much more.

Also found in the limbic system is the amygdala which plays a major role in storing and releasing emotional discomfort. The amygdala is highly responsive to smells, making essential oils a beautiful choice to help release emotional discomfort.

It will take time to overcome your grief. Honor that loss and then release it.

Grief Affirmation

“I understand that grief is natural and I am letting it flow through me. I am focusing on a future of love and acceptance and I know that it is okay to feel my feelings.” ~ Dr. Susan Lawton

Coping With Grief ~ Using Essential Oils


  • 25 drops of Bergamot
  • 15 drop of Roman Chamomile
  • 7 drops of Cypress
  • 6 drops of Marjoram

Mix together and apply topically or put 5-7 drops in diffuser.


Blend equal parts of Geranium and Lavender.

Apply to the bones behind the ears from the tops of the jaw line. Inhale, apply to the back of the neck and up into the hairline.


Equal parts of the Calming Blend & Roman Chamomile.

Use in an upward motion to apply to the center of the chest to the throat. Inhale, and apply around the belly button (not in).


  • 6 drops of Cypress
  • 4 drops Frankincense
  • 3 drops of the doTERRA Elevation blend

Apply a few drops to the inside of wrists, rub them together and inhale. Diffuse every 15 minutes.


Blend equal parts of Coriander, Frankincense and Wild Orange. Apply across the heart every 1-2 hrs.

Stuck in Old Grief

  • 4 drops of doTERRA Balance blend
  • 4 drops of Wild Orange
  • 2 drops of Lavender
  • 2 drops of Melissa

Diffuse for 15 minutes every hour. Apply to inside of wrists, rub together and inhale frequently.

DSHEA Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease.

All information comes from the book Living Healthy & Happily Ever After ~ Rebecca Hintze & Dr. Susan Lawton

Rebecca Hintze is a respected author and considered an authority worldwide on emotional healing.

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