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Seeking That Which Uplifts Us: Essential Oils and the Child Archetype

Children love to sing, play, and enjoy life with wonder. Happy children usually are balanced, well cared for, and loved. A child’s innocence can melt our frustrations when we are overworked or busy. Smiles are shared, and eyes become soft with recognition and appreciation. This soothing, comforting experience can be enhanced with a few drops of an essential oil blend.

The challenge for us when we are sad or disengaged with life is to seek out that which uplifts us. When we discover our child archetype and use essential oil therapy, it helps to restore our joyful spirit. One example of a personal essential oil blend I have used in conjunction with the child archetype is: a 15 ml or ½ ounce of organic vegetable oil or grapeseed oil mixed with six to twelve drops (1% – 2%) of an essential oil blend including Neroli (Citrus aurantium), Bergamot (Citrus bergamia), Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis), and Sandalwood (Santalum album). Inhaling or placing one to two drops on a cotton ball to smell during the busy day can be very calming. If applying a few drops to the skin in a diluted fashion, avoid sunlight, as the blend is photo sensitive and can cause irritation to the skin.

Choice is your greatest power.  It is an even greater power than love, because you must first choose to be a loving person. – Caroline Myss

Meet and embrace your child archetype and use essential oils to help you find balance. Choose a personal essential oil blend that supports your mind and emotions – it will give you that ‘internal hug’ you need and help you uncover your own personal purpose, for just for today.


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