Meditation is a beautiful gift we can give our minds and bodies and is a very powerful tool in increasing overall wellbeing. Meditation helps to calm the mind, body and spirit, helping us to align with our centre and find clarity. In recent years, meditation has gained popularity with many people seeking new ways to calm the mind and live mindfully.
Meditation isn't easy. Many people struggle with meditation during their early practices, particularly struggling to not become distracted by noises in the environment around them. Aroma is an important part of a meditation practice and it can help to maintain focus and create a calming environment for those new to the practice. All it takes is a few drops of essential oil added to your pulse points, your third eye (the space between your eyes), diffused or vaporised or used to make a room spray.
Below are our recommendations on the best essential oils for meditating.
1. Meditation Essential Oil Blend
Grounding and appeasing, feel your thoughts dissolve as you let yourself be held by the earthy tones of this blend. Inspired by nature, this blend will instil a sense of calm and stillness in your mind.
Frankincense has long been held as one of the most sacred oils for spirituality, it has been linked to rituals and ceremonies for thousands of years for cleansing, healing and enlightenment. It also promotes grounding, openness and balance and helps you to connect with your higher self. This essential oil is popular for use during meditation due to its spiritual history.
Neroli is a powerful essential oil, often used to help promote self-love and acceptance. It’s floral aroma is very restful, and the centering effects of Neroli can lead to increased mindfulness, clarity and inner peace during your practice.
Sandalwood is helpful in healing deep emotional and spiritual wounds, which is often what we look for in meditation. It is also grounding and helps to open the heart and promote trust within your self.
Lavender is best known for its relaxing and calming properties, so it’s the perfect oil to use in a meditation practice before sleep. Lavender helps to put you in the right mind frame to receive enlightenment and clarity from your practice.
Vetiver helps us to connect back to the earth and receive emotional healing and guidance. An extremely relaxing oil that can be useful to treat insomnia and support us during times of lowered immunity due to overactivity.
The majestic Cedarwood tree grows silently in the cool of the forest and instils us with a sense of grounding, strength and peace. The warm soothing scent can restore us from feelings of aggression and anger, and promote a sound sleep.
An invaluable oil to diffuse when meditating, reflecting and soul searching. Grounding Buddha Wood essential oil is deeply relaxing and sedating.A wonderful oil during times of stress and anxiety, it can also be useful to help promote a sound sleep.
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Carrier oils are most commonly used to help with essential oil application to the skin. They will assist in diluting pure essential oils of your choice to minimise skin irritation and allow safe application.