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Aromatherapy Blend for Grief

Blue bottle sitting in bowl of chamomile flowers with nutmeg and fresh orange slices surrounding it.

No matter how fulfilling or joyful our lives are, experiencing sadness and grief is a natural part of our being. When we have the blues, it shows us that we care enough about something to give it our energy. Experiencing this also exercises our ability to navigate through the full range of feelings that we are lucky to possess as humans. As a wise woman once told me, “Not everything is rainbows and unicorns all the time.” At first sound, the statement sounded cynical but the more I pondered it, the more I realized that I was wrong. What it really means is that sometimes it’s okay for things not to be okay. And while the blues can be unpleasant, there are ways to naturally work through them.

In addition to my ceremonial practice of drinking tea, one of my favorite ways to feel my way through difficult emotions is by utilizing aromatherapy. I created an aromatic blend that really helped me break through a cycle of sadness. Sweet and vibrant citrus creates a delightful uplifting top note, as the soothing honey-apple aroma of chamomile and the gentle spice of earthy nutmeg create balance, warmth, and harmony.

Hand dispending essential oils into pretty blue bottle.

It’s a gift to be able to offer this blend to friends who are going through a challenging time, and I’ve also found it helpful to have some on hand when I need uplifting. Although this spray takes just minutes to make, I find it helpful to make in anticipation of life’s moments so that I have it when I lack the energy or motivation to craft.

Remember that this aroma spray is not meant to brush emotions away. It was created to naturally and effectively support us through cycles of grief or stress so that we can move towards being the brightest and highest forms of ourselves.

Aromatherapy Spray for Grief

Makes about 1 ounce.



  1. Drip the essential oils into a 1 ounce glass bottle with a mister and mix by rolling the bottle between the palms of your hands.
  2. Top off the bottle with witch hazel extract, hydrosol, or vodka.
  3. Shake well.
  4. Spray in the air as needed.


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Written by Jessicka on February 9, 2021

Jessicka Nebesni works as a Marketing Strategist and is always working towards sharing the most educational, empowering, and useful resources with the Mountain Rose Herbs community. Having practiced Macrobiotic food preparations in California, beekeeping in Oregon and making herbal crafts for local farmers markets in New Jersey, she has a wide variety of experiences and knowledge to share. She is currently enrolled in Rosemary Gladstar’s "The Science and Art of Herbalism" and is eagerly awaiting open enrollment for the Master Food Preservers course this coming spring. Her passions include preserving food, gardening, practicing herbal wellness, making DIY skin and body care recipes, and living a lifestyle of minimal impact on the Earth.

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