Emotional support during emergencies
My son broke his leg on the weekend..
I suspect any parent would be focused on their child’s well-being in this situation, thus my first priority amid this emergency was to reassure and calm him. Which means I pulled these babies out of my oils bag pretty darn fast before attempting to assess the leg damage on a hysterical child (because let’s face it – that rarely ends well).
Emotional support remedies for emergencies
During emergencies, I’ve noticed I always reach for these three oils ; Peace, Console and Frankincense.
In this situation, I applied
- Peace and Console to his shirt, wrists, front and back of neck, then got him to have a deep breathe in to smell and calm him.
- Next I applied some Frankincense (if in doubt, pull Frank out!) and applied a few drops of that to the leg graze to offer soothing support without touching the wound directly.
- After being wrapped in a blanket with a warm drink we could calmly assess next steps and apply some Ouchie Spray to disinfect the wound, and of course begin to get a medical assessment on his leg.
Live demo on how I used these oils
Interestingly while at the hospital waiting for xrays/ cast fitting, one of the nurses commented it smelt great in his hospital room and this was purely from the above oils being applied for emotional support and comfort. So are my simple tips for emotional first aid in moments of trauma.
Have you used oils in emergencies? Id love to hear your favourites or any winning combinations for you and your family.
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About the author
Bree Taylor Molyneaux is a Brisbane based self-care and wellness coach specialising in emotional self care for women and natural wellness solutions for families.
She supports women with challenges in fertility, pregnancy + birth, birth trauma, motherhood + parenting.
Bree runs retreats on self-care, offers a range of wellness classes, workshops and is available for personal coaching in Brisbane or online. You can access her a range of and hypnosis downloads on iTunes or learn about why she uses essential oils here.