Forgiveness. Maybe it's just me, but I find that this is one of the more difficult things in life, that is given to us to master. When someone deeply hurts us, our first instinct isn't to naturally forgive. What we do with that hurt is so important. Harboring negative feelings, bitterness, grudges, ultimately don't serve anyone. When we do something that we deem unworthy, we find it hardest to forgive ourselves. This is one of the reasons I am so grateful for doTERRA and essential oils. We all struggle with this, be it for a short period of time, or even the course of our lifetime... cultivating forgiveness for others and for ourselves is critical for our own health and well-being.

As one of the six doTERRA Emotional Aromatherapy blends, the doTERRA Forgive essential oil blend offers an organic aid for overcoming a negative past and pressing forward into a bright future. Often, the process of overcoming difficult experiences, relationships, or feelings can prove to be a trying task, but living with emotions of hurt, anger, and sadness can also cause a splinter in your overall well-being that can fester with time.

"Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness."

Marianne Williamson

doTERRA Forgive oil is formulated with specific, natural ingredients that, when combined, act as an aid to those seeking to leave their negative or hurt feelings behind to experience the peace and joy that accompanies true forgiveness. When you incorporate the aromatic benefits of doTERRA Forgive into your journey of forgiveness, you’ll find a greater strength to press forward and leave the past in the past.

Below you can see the different essential oils in this emotional aromatherapy blend, and the key benefits of using it. I love that it is available both in a 5mL bottle for diffusing, and a 10mL pre-diluted roller bottle that is perfect for on the go application. This blend promotes feelings of contentment, relief, and patience. If you are striving to feel these grounding emotions in your everyday life, apply doTERRA Forgive oil to your pulse point and heart throughout the day.

The doTERRA Forgive essential oil blend uses a combination of tree and herb essential oils. This mixture of oils produces a diverse chemical profile that has a high concentration of monoterpene esters and alcohols. These chemicals help balance emotions in circumstances of frustration and stress. Additionally, essential oils such as Thyme oil and other tree oils produce the renewing and toning properties of doTERRA Forgive. Due to this scientific combination of oils, the chemical properties of Forgive can assist in dissipating negative emotions while liberating the feelings of forgiveness. To learn more about the scientific backgrounds of doTERRA’s aromatherapy oils, visit the doTERRA Emotional Aromatherapy page.

You can diffuse when meditation or prayer to counteract negative emotions and apply to pulse points to feel grounded and content. The aroma of this oil is also very soothing, so it complements this quiet time very well. Next time you begin a meditation, add one to two drops of doTERRA Forgive to the diffuser of your choice and diffuse. Because doTERRA Forgive oil can counteract emotions of guilt and anger, diffusing doTERRA Forgive will assist you in releasing these damaging emotions.

I want to challenge you, if you are holding a grudge, to let go of that past hurt. Wear doTERRA Forgive on your wrists to help you find peace of mind. Reach out to someone you have wronged and apologize. If you are seeking the freeing feelings of forgiveness, then the doTERRA Forgive oil blend is a great oil to have on hand throughout the day. Having this essential oil blend nearby will help counteract negative emotions that may arise from undesirable situations. Write down in a journal the things you'd like to forgive yourself for, and make the time to think on these things. Allow yourself, to let go of the guilt and the things that are weighing you down.

“To err is human, to forgive, divine.”

Alexander Pope