- Cape Chamomile - A fruity, floral aroma containing the highest known Ester content of any essential oil (around 80%) is great for calming anxiety and the stress associated with unforgiveness and belief in victimization.
- Somalian Myrrh - Used since Biblical times, Myrrh is useful for helping to recognize that forgiving is needed and what it means to forgive. It facilitates clearing the mind, regenerating the spirit and restoring clarity
- Hawaiian Sandalwood - A sacred and rare oil from the Island of Hawai'i, very high in Santalols (around 80%), which is great for increasing endorphins in the brain, thus reducing perception of pain and facilitating mental quietude...which is the perfect environment for forgiving to occur.
This essential oil blend will serve its purpose using any of the general methods for using essential oils. See our guide to using essential oils Here.
Here are some specific ways to use this blend, offered by our founder and alchemist, Hope Johnson:
Application/Inhalation to Invoke Forgiveness... Apply to wrists and temples and inhale from wrists. Keep inhaling from wrists every few minutes for up to 2 hours. When blameful thoughts arise, take another inhalation and keep focusing your attention back to the aroma. No need to try not to think blameful thoughts. The key is in becoming disinterested in them, which happens through repeatedly offering a little willingness to accept that blameful thoughts are unjustified in reality
Diffusion to Invoke Forgiveness...Diffuse a few drops in your space, sit or lie down and focus on your breath and body sensations for 5 minues or more.
Bath to Invoke Forgiveness... Add 5-8 drops to an ounce of vodka, milk, light cream or a handful of crystal salt, and add to the bathtub. Lie back in the bath and focus on breath and body sensations for 20 minutes or more
Skincare... Incidentally, this blend for Forgiveness contains essential oils that are also known to be very effective anti-aging agents, essentially "forgiving" the apparent effects of time. Add 6-12 drops to one ounce of good carrier oil and apply a few minutes before a bath or shower. This will leave your skin feeling clean and rejuvenated, but not oils, as they oils will have been absorbed below the top layer of skin.