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.

2. Frankincense Essential Oil

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.

3. Neroli Essential Oil

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.

4. Sandalwood Essential Oil

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.

5. Rose Essential Oil

Rose essential oil is the universal fragrance of love, and can be helpful for opening the heart to receive love, particularly encouraging self love.

6. Lavender Essential Oil

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.

7. Patchouli Essential Oil

Patchouli is deeply grounding and considered the oil of peace, it will help to calm the mind. Just what you need when trying to meditate.

8. Vetiver Essential Oil

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.

9. Cedarwood Essential Oil

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.

10. Buddha Wood Essential Oil

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.

How to use essential oils when meditating

Diffuser:Add 6-8 drops of Lavender essential oil to a diffuser.


Quick fix: A few deep inhalations from the bottle can help when you are at work, in the car or anytime you need a quick break.


Topically:Mix 1 drop of chosen essential oil with 5ml carrier oil and apply to wrists, chest or back of the neck.


DIY Room Spray: Create a beautiful room spray to enhance your meditation space. Blend from suggested oils or choose your favourite calming blend. Add 15-20 drops in a 95ml spray bottle.

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Author: Elisabeth Lemieux
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Liz is the Marketing Coordinator at ECO. Modern Essentials and oversees the company’s brand and communication strategy. Liz has extensive experience in brand management, strategy development and digital marketing across a range of direct-to-consumer businesses in the health and wellness industry. She is a qualified Yoga instructor and has been practicing for nearly a decade. Liz is passionate about everything wellness and has a strong interest in holistic health.


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