Serenidipity. Sometimes there is a need, and we have JUST the perfect thing. Although we wish we had not had to.
Roberta is one of our staffers in Production. On Monday night, in her apartment parking lot she was robbed at gunpoint. The story is here. She was thrown to the ground, badly bruised, and, of course,
And I remembered a blend we had decided not to present.
Some of you know we have been working on blends to present for a pilot Aromatherapy program at our local Alive Hospice. Their second priority that they would like to address with Aromatherapy is Agitation/Anxiety.
Every blend must have published clinical research to support each ingredient, so I've been spending a lot of time combing various databases. We had designed one blend that I knew would be effective. The research was there, the personal and anecdotal experience was there. Jim and I blended it. We didn't LIKE it. We tweaked it. We added more of this. We added more of that. I was bound and determined to stay with the original four oils selected. We tweaked some more. Finally we had decided to give it up, not to present it. We did NOT like it, and I can NOT be enthusiastic about an oil or blend that I dislike.
We put it aside and decided on an alternate for our Hospice pilot program, one that the Hospice staff is already familiar with and enjoyed.
Wednesday night, when she got ready to go bed, she brought the blend with her, again, on a tissue. Several deep inhalations, and tucked the tissue inside her pillow case. For the first time since the robbery, she shut off her bedroom light, and closed her eyes. She says the next thing she remembers is her alarm going off, and she had no idea what that noise was. (Now, after no sleep for two nights, we know that she was exhausted, but the blend calmed her terrors so her body could sleep.)
We don't plan on offering this blend in our product line. We really don't care much for it. But if you, or someone dear to you, is suffering from severe emotional trauma, with the symptoms that Roberta described, the blend might help.
I am giving the measurements in "parts." We blended by the ml, but thirty mls is one full ounce, a tremendous amount for one person. I would recommend blending by the drop for personal use.
Emotional Trauma Blend. © 2017 M. G. Clark
5 Sweet orange
1 Angelica Root.
Do NOT omit the Angelica Root. Yes. It's expensive. You may not like it. but it is the secret of this synergistic blend.
I hope you will never need this. but if you do... here it is.
Post script, Friday morning: When I was double checking with Roberta to make very sure she was comfortable with our sharing her story, she said, "I forgot to tell you. Monday night the policemen suggested I take some Ibuprofen for my knee, and I did. (Marge's note, it was swollen larger than a softball.) Since then I've not needed to take anything, Trauma Oil and Kunzea, and That's Better have eased the pain and the swelling is gone." More evidence of the physical, as well as emotional, effects of the oils.
And by today, Friday, she is no longer inhaling the blend during the day. It's just a bit too relaxing when she needs to stay focused. Time to switch her to our Reunité synergy.