From Sarah Lowe:
Essential oils and Trauma
Remember that emotional memories are stored in our bodies at the cellular level, and that is why the tiny molecules of our pure essential oils work so well. When things happen to us, good or bad, our body stores it. And sometimes those things need to be released for us to walk in the full freedom of who we were created to be.
Trauma is different for everyone. Depending on what the traumatic event or situation was/is, we “use” our traumas differently. Some use it to fuel their pursuit of freedom, and some can get so lost under the weight of what happened that it steals from their life.
Traumatic things in life...abuse, a hard situation, death of a loved one, loss of a baby, embarrassment, seeing something terrible happen, harsh words, neglect...are so real and can feel so raw. They can become part of our daily life that we just live with, or they can become debilitating.
Our bodies holding on to it so deeply can truly effect how we live, and usually manifests in the form of fear, anger, sadness, hiding, or feeling stuck...which in turn can lead to sickness and brokenness in our bodies.
But guess what...trauma doesnt have to define you or guide your story. As you work through it (or even if you aren’t at that place yet to seek healing), you will see freedom start to come. Believing that for whoever needs to hear this today!
Essential oils can help us so much. They truly can. Here are a few suggestions for using oils for trauma:
Look into each of these oils, especially if something is pulling at your heartstrings today, whispering to you that you could be more whole if you took steps to deal with your trauma.