Using essential oils for facing death goes back thousands of years. Hence, throughout time, people have burned incense around the dying and the dead, believing that the aroma will take the soul to heaven.
Also, we display flowers at funerals, and it is tradition to give strongly scented ones. It seems like essential oils continue this custom.
Facing death is one of the most difficult things we do as humans — whether you are religious or not. And whether or not you believe in heaven or hell, specific beliefs don’t always make facing death any easier. As a result, everyone copes with the idea of death, and facing it themselves, differently.
Whether it’s your own death or that of a loved one, death seems like a frightening, unknown experience, no matter how brave one seems to be. Therefore, we would certainly recommend you read books on near-death experience and facing death. Death is almost never a trivial experience. Rather, it is the biggest transition we make in this life.
The best essential oils for facing death are ones that make you feel good about yourself. The aroma of essential oils, while making sure they’re not too strong or overpowering, can benefit both the person dying, as well as their loved ones.
Consequently, we created a list of essential oils that are commonly chosen when facing death.* Most of all, remember what matters are that the oils have meaning to you.
See our full line of essential oil products related to the divine and spirit, here.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.