Frankincense (Boswelia frereana), Sandalwood Substitute blend, Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia), Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica), Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)
Children? Suitable for children
Pregnancy/Lactation? No known hazards or contraindications.
May help alleviate severe anxiety that can develop after exposure to an event that results in psychological trauma that overwhelms the ability to cope.
Application Suggestions (See Essential Oil Usage):
Topical: Dilute with a carrier oil and apply as desired on wrists, temples, base of skull, behind the ears and so on.
Inhalation: Directly inhale as desired. Diffuse.
Internal: Post Traumatic Stress blend is suitable for internal use within safe parameters if such use is deemed appropriate. We feel that internal use is rarely *needed* and should only be used with respect for how concentrated the oils are. HEO does not advocate internal use of essential oils without appropriate knowledge and understanding of how to administer, for what purpose, how much, which essential oils, safety concerns and so on. In our experience, essential oils are generally more effective used topically with proper dilution or inhaled. Kurt Schnaubelt, Ph.D. notes that "French aromatherapy literature contains many references to using oils orally." He goes on to note that "generally 1 drop is always enough when ingesting essential oils." A potential toxicity hazard could occur when untrained people use essential oils orally and ingest too much.Keep in mind that while medical doctors or health care practitioners may prescribe essential oils for internal use, they are trained and experienced in the safe application of essential oils. It is not a matter of using "French" or "British" methods, it's a matter of experience and appropriate application. Click here for more information about internal usage. usage. Click here for information about internal usage.
Testimonies about PTSD
1. I have dealt with anxiety from PTSD [Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder] many years and have found little that really helps. Herbal formulas and prayer help somewhat. I started using Peaceful during the day (and at night for insomnia), along with Liberate, Potential and Sunshine. This has made a huge difference! I am calmer, more grounded and in a better frame of mind almost immediately after applying any of these oils. I like the little roll-on applicators and keep one in my pocket at all times. Just a little under the nose or behind my ears on on my brain stem helps. Sometimes all I need to do is inhale deeply and utter silent prayers to get grounded again.
2. I have been diagnosed with PTSD [Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder], so I ordered Liberate blend. This has helped me so much. I apply it to the bottoms of my feet, temples and wrists several times daily and before bed. At first, there were times it seemed to aggravate and kept me from sleeping, which left me more fragmented feeling the next day, but overall, I can tell it is helping me to slowly release the scars from traumatic things in my past. At first I had to be careful to only use it when I felt emotionally able to deal with some aggravation. That has improved slowly over time, and I have hope that I will be able to pull out of this dark hole.
3. Post Traumatic Stress blend has been a huge help to our family. We have been hugely blessed by it. My husband had something happen in his childhood that was very traumatic, so much so that he has blocked out a huge part of his early years. After using this blend, he is much happier and more relaxed and just comfortable in his own skin. Our 30-year-old daughter was traumatized by a car accident in which she almost died. She was very fearful of driving after more than 3 years. The oil and prayer has helped her to become less fearful, and she is feeling better on a daily basis. A good friend of ours had four surgeries to his head for bleeding of the brain in a five week period early last summer. He has suffered severe headaches since, which seems to be from muscle tension. Apparently his body has been so terrified of hitting the head and causing another bleed that he was just literally tied up in a knot. He is having almost no headaches after two weeks of use. We have just come through a very stressful holiday season with a family member and the oil has really been a huge help for me to move past the incident and let it go. Thank you for this blend. I hope you will continue to offer it.
4. I had a traumatic birth with my last one and had to have an emergency c-section. I had bad PTSD and kept thinking my baby was going to die. I went to a nutrionalist, and she recommended Sunshine and Deep Healing blends. Both were very helpful. - Betsy
Avoid contact with the eye. Essential oils are lipophilic, meaning they are attracted to fat—like the membranes of your eye and skin. Essential oils are hydrophobic, meaning they do not like water. Flushing with water will only send the essential oil back to the eye's membranes. Wiping with carrier oil will create another fat for the essential oil to be attracted to other than the membranes of the eye. We’ve not known this to cause permanent injury or long-term discomfort, but if you feel concerned, please call your doctor if necessary.