PART 3. THE REMEDIES
THE DAY AFTER
LAYOFF OR FIRING
It’s normal to feel like you’re on a roller coaster of tumultuous emotions after losing a job. Herbs aren’t a magic elixir that can simply erase the anger, vulnerability, pain, or fear, but they can help you deal with the aftershock and reduce your stress. A clear head gives you the focus and empowerment you need to move forward in a productive, confident way.
Herbal Courage Balm
YIELD: 4 OUNCES
STORAGE: GLASS JAR OR TIN
TIME: 15 MINUTES
Lavender, chamomile, and ylang-ylang essential oils partner up with sandalwood to bring emotions back into balance so that you can gain the perspective needed to take positive steps. Bonus: Use this bravery booster whenever you need a shot of courage, like pre-interview or before speaking in public.
3 ounces olive oil
1 ounce beeswax, grated
20 drops lavender essential oil
12 drops chamomile essential oil
8 drops sandalwood essential oil
8 drops ylang-ylang essential oil
1.In a double boiler, combine the olive oil and beeswax.
2.Stir gently until the beeswax melts completely.
3.Remove from the heat and cool for 2 minutes.
4.Add the lavender, chamomile, sandalwood, and ylang-ylang essential oils.
5.Pour into a small glass jar or tin.
6.Cool completely before capping tightly.
7.Apply the balm to hands, temples, or pulse points, breathing deeply for at least 20 seconds.
8.Use as often as you like.