TOP 3 WAYS TO USE ESSENTIAL OILS FOR MEDITATION
by Plant Therapy
When a busy day can frazzle our mind and body, a few minutes of meditation can be a welcome relief to the ins and outs of life. Today, we’ve got the DIY for you!
Why turn to meditation?
Meditation is known to support overall wellness by “cultivating a focused awareness on the present moment.” When our mind is calm, it seems like everything else just falls into place.
One of the best things about meditation is that it is so convenient and accessible for everyone. You don’t need to go anywhere or own any fancy equipment— all you need is yourself and a little bit of time. And if you’re lucky enough to have some essential oils, that’s even better! Aromas can powerfully influence our mind, body, and spirit, which makes them a perfect addition to your meditation practices.
So how can you use essential oils during meditation?
Using an Aroma Diffuser makes it easy to fill your environment with wonderful aromas that help you relax and focus. Begin diffusing a few minutes before your practice, and enjoy the way the essential oil or blend deepens your connection to your environment and helps you feel more peaceful and positive.
Try a Meditation Synergy blend to help evoke a calm alertness that will help bring you into a deep meditative state of mind.
2. Topical application:
Certain essential oils are known to enhance the meditation experience. When appropriately diluted in a carrier oil, essential oils can be applied to several areas of your body, including:
- Soles of your feet
- Behind the knees.
3. Personal aromatherapy inhaler:
A personal inhaler can also positively influence your practices. These inhalers are especially convenient if you are traveling or in a crowded area where diffusion or topical application would be inappropriate. With an inhaler in hand, find a comfortable seat, release any tensed up muscles, and breathe deeply. Concentrate on following the rhythm of your breath to help still those busy thoughts and enjoy the balancing and healing properties of essential oils.
So what oils would be best for meditation?
Here are some great suggestions for essential oils to use in meditation:
- Blue Cypress
- Frankincense Carteri
- Ho Wood
- Palo Santo
- Sandalwood Indian
Try this wonderful, grounding diffuser blend that supports a sense of peace, and helps to calm the mind. If you would like to add this to a personal inhaler, scale the blend up to 15 drops.
Keep in mind that this is not a KidSafe blend!