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Everyone goes through heartbreak and disappointment at some point in life. It will hurt, and you will find yourself doing what you need to feel like yourself again, whether it is poring over self-help books, giving yourself a makeover, or drowning your sorrows in a tub of ice cream. If you are supermodel Miranda Kerr, you will seek help from your aromatherapist (yep, you read that right. That's aromatherapist, not therapist).
When she split with her ex-husband Orlando Bloom in 2013 in a highly publicised divorce, it was said that she fell into a deep depression. That’s when the supermodel decided to reach out to her aromatherapist in Australia who worked with her to concoct a blend of essential oils including rose otto, sandalwood, ylang ylang and cedarwood to transform her mood and uplift her spirits. That was how her brand's Heart Chakra Aromatherapy Oil was born. Miranda loved it so much, she even included it in the new additions to her Kora Organics line which is now available at Sephora. (Here’s a review of some of the best sellers from her line).
Speaking to the American media, Miranda explained that the oil “contains rose quartz and has rose otta, which really helps open your heart and mind and really invoke feelings of love and happiness. It also has sandalwood, a grounding oil, which helps you feel centred and balanced. Then there’s ylang-ylang, which they say is known to create a feeling of joy and hope. And cedarwood, which helps mental focus and vitality.”
The baby-faced beauty also added that she “use(s) this oil throughout the day and as (her) actual fragrance because it smells divine” and “it feels like you’re getting a hug. That’s the closest thing I can compare it to.” Like with all the products in her Kora beauty line, the Heart Chakra Aromatherapy oil was filtered through a rose quartz crystal and is used to activate the heart chakra so “you’re more willing to give and receive love.”
It might sound a little hokey and all smokes and mirrors but many swear by the energising, soothing and antidepressant effects of essential oils. In fact, there have been numerous clinical trials which prove that essential oils can help to elevate mood.