How to use essential oils for meditation

Breathe deep and learn how to meditate with essential oils. The calming, relaxing, focusing and grounding aromas of certain essential oils can be remarkable tools to enhance your meditation practice.

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To focus your mind before meditation remove distractions, close the door, dim the lights, silence the phone and other electronic devices, and breathe deep. 

To focus your breathing before meditation, practice deep and even breathing. 

To find a comfortable meditative position, either cross your legs into a lotus position or simply sit in a chair or on a cushion.

To prepare your space for meditaion, dim the lights, light a candle and diffuse grounding essential oils like sandalwood, frankincense and cedarwood. 

Meditative essential oils fall into 3 principle categories: calming floral, focusing woody and balsamic meditative. Many of these oils blend well with one another, but all can be employed as a singular essence to inspire a meditative atmosphere.

Medtation Benefits Oil Aroma
Calming

Chamomile

Floral, herbal, fruity

 

Lavender

Floral, herbal

 

Neroli

Fresh, spicy, floral

 

Rose

Rich, radiant, floral

 

Ylang ylang

Exotic, tropical floral

Focusing

Cedarwood

Woody, resinous

 

Sandalwood

Woody, exotic

 

Blue cypress

Rich, earthy, sweet

 

Vetiver

Rich, earthy, sweet

Meditative

Frankincense

Fresh, balsamic, resinous

 

Myrrh

Balsamic, bittersweet, smoky

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