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Meditation & Essential Oils

Our everyday lives are characterized by constantly being busy, rapid schedules, lack of sleep, scattered focus, anxiety and constant exhaustion. The practice of meditation promotes mindfulness, relaxation, mental clarity, and connection to our sense of enlightenment.


Essential oils are naturally pleasant aromas and help support our meditation experiences. The ideal essential oil for meditation varies with each individuals personal preference. There are many oils that have gained popularity for their support with enhancing, calming and uplifting benefits. Essential oils can be very beneficial when used with meditation, prayer, or any practice of ones mindfulness. As an individual, choose an oil that helps you get into a deep meditative state.

When we use essential oils in the practice of meditation, we learn that they can help ground us, center us, relax us, while helping to reduce negative energy and help focus on our mind to body experience.


They can fill us with a sense of positivity, calmness, determination, self respect and optimism. For meditation and prayer practices, it’s best to use a high quality essential oil. I use dŌTERRA Certified Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils. As an experienced essential oil user, you want your oils to be the highest of quality for the highest beneficial experience. 

Below I will share my favorite oils for meditation. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

Sandalwood 

  • Helps to mend emotional and spiritual wounds

  • Inspires emotional openness and the ability to trust

  • Purifies the mind of negative thoughts and feelings that cloud our mental clarity

  • Helps to focus on breathing by silencing inner noise

  • Promotes the feeling of a calm body at peace

  • Encourages relaxation

  • Supports spiritual alertness

  • Supports the feeling of being grounded

Vetiver

  • Has soothing and calming effects on the body and mind

  • Helps ground your spirit

  • Inspires calmness of the mind to support concentration

  • Encourages the body and mind to settle down after a busy day

  • Reduces anxiety, exhaustion, and feelings of aggression, depression, fear, and insecurity

  • Calms the unfocused mind to promote concentration during spiritual practices

Lavender

  • Promotes a deep sense of relaxation, emotional stability, and mental clarity

  • Promotes restful and quality sleep

  • Can aid in reducing sadness, restlessness, and emotional imbalance

  • Inspires focus and enhances sense of enlightenment

Ylang ylang

  • Helps the release of negative sentiments, like stress, sadness, anger, frustration, Nervousness and tension

  • Uplifts the mood 

  • Promotes a sense of calming and relaxation

Frankincense

  • Promotes a sense of enlightenment

  • Boosts faith (Frankincense was gifted to Jesus)

  • Strengthens awareness of and connection to higher self and consciousness  

  • Promotes feelings of being mentally balanced, grounded, and receptive to new thoughts and experiences 

  • Promotes Stress reduction, pain Discomfort, and can aid with inflammation

  • Cleanses ones spirit


Neroli

  • Promotes self-acceptance, self-love, courage, and personal accountability

  • Awakens creative energy

  • Centers the mind, body & spirit

  • Strengthens mental clarity, mindfulness, as well as a sense of contentment and serenity

  • Reduces sadness, stress, pain, and inflammation, while promoting restful sleep 

  • Promotes determination to daily spiritual practices


Now that we have learned a bit about oils for meditation, let’s learn about how to use them during meditation. There are two methods:

TOPICAL APPLICATION: If applying oils directly to the skin, make sure that they are diluted first. A few drops can be diluted in a Carrier Oil and the blend can be rubbed on the pulse points, such as the wrist and inner elbow. I like to place oils behind my ears, wrists, third eye, ankles and chest.

DIFFUSER or ROOM SPRAY: For an ambient atmosphere that inspires improved focus and invigorates the senses, the chosen Essential Oils can be diffused or they can be diluted in a spray bottle of water to create a room spray.

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