As I prepare this post, Mother's Day is coming up in a week. Mother's Day is intended to celebrate the efforts of all the mothers and the mother figures in our lives, and I'm wishing all mothers and children a beautiful and happily memorable Mother's Day!
A wonderful blend to diffuse to celebrate Mother's Day and other holidays is AromaWeb's Blend for Celebrating, Giving Thanks and Expressing Gratitude.
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...But I recognize that not all families can be together for Mother's Day this year. Additionally, not all family relationships are ideal, and that can make Mother's Day a time of sadness or loneliness.
Through AromaWeb, I strive to focus upon the positives in life, but the reality is that Mother's Day is not a day of celebration for everyone. Not all mothers, grandmothers or children are living. And for some, their relationships are so dysfunctional or abusive that they count down the hours until the day is over. My mother passed away this past September, and this Mother's Day holds a wide array of emotions for my daughter and I.
There is a lot of focus on the positives of Mother's Day, so I am going to devote the remainder of this post to those who struggle, often silently, with mixed feelings, depression, and/or anxiety surrounding Mother's Day.
If Mother's Day is a difficult day for you or if it is filled with mixed emotions, look to aromatherapy to help improve your outlook and focus upon the positives of the day. AromaWeb's Recipe Box features an array of blends and recipes that can help with the emotions that you personally are experiencing over Mother's Day:
If you are saddened by the loss of your mother, grandmother, child or other significant mother/child figure in your life, look to AromaWeb's Blends to Help Cope with Grief page. Rose Otto (Rose Essential Oil) or Rose Absolute is the oil of choice for me when dealing with grief, and it has special significance for me around Mother's Day.
If dealing with difficult loved ones on Mother's Day reminds you of past difficulties, triggers traumatic memories or leaves you feeling anxious or nervous, look to AromaWeb's Calming/Relaxing Aromatherapy Blend and Blends to Combat Anxiety.
These blends can also be especially helpful:
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