Using Essential Oils During Meditation

Posted on October 05, 2016 by Chad Pegura | 30 comments

With our hectic modern lives, meditation is more important than ever.  Meditation helps calm your mind, refocus your energy, and promote healthy, positive contemplation.  However, with all the stresses and distractions in our lives, it can be hard to not only start a meditation routine, but to focus enough to get all the amazing benefits.  Essentials oils can help.  Essential oils can enhance the meditation experience, promote relaxation, and encourage spiritual openness.  By using essential oils during meditation, you can get the clarity and peace of mind that we all need in these hectic times.

How To Use Essential Oils During Meditation

You can use essential oils two different ways during meditation.  The first is by diffusing the oil into the air using an essential oil diffuser to promote aromatherapy inhalation.  During meditation, aromatherapy inhalation can help stimulate the senses, promote relaxation, and create an ambient space so you can really focus.  The second is by direct application of the essential oils to your skin.  There are several ways to do this during meditation.  You can apply the essential oil to sore areas that can distract your mind, you can apply it to your palms for self-directed inhalation, or you can apply it to your pulse points so it can quickly reach the targeted areas.  So how you incorporate your essential oils into your meditation depends entirely on what you need to achieve.

Best Essential Oils For Meditation

There are so many amazing essential oils that can help guide your meditation.  Here are some of our recommendations:

Sandalwood:  Sandalwood is possibly the best essential oil for meditation.  It is extremely cleansing and can break up the negative thoughts and stress that cloud your mind.  If you are experiencing inner noise and a busy mind that is taking away from your ability to focus, relax, and meditate, sandalwood can help clear the chatter.  It is also a hypotensive which can help lower your blood pressure so you can also physically relax during your meditation.

Clary Sage:  Clary sage has been used by cultures all over the world for thousands of years to remove negative energies from a space.  Using clary sage during meditation can clear the room of any negative energies that can influence and distract the mind from focusing.  Clary sage is also an antidepressant so it can help lift your mood, so that you have a positive meditative experience.

Frankincense:  Frankincense is the most powerful essential oil for the spirit.  It promotes grounding, balancing, and openness.  Frankincense can help you connect with your spiritual self.  Frankincense can also help stabilize your root chakra, so that your energy can flow through your chakras.  Frankincense is also has numerous holistic benefits.  It can help reduce pain and inflammation, relieve stress, and clear your nasal passages.  All of these things can distract you during meditation, so it is a great oil to incorporate into your meditation for the health of your mind, body, and spirit.

Lavender:  Lavender is an antianxiety, antidepressant, and relaxant.  Lavender is one of the best essential oils for meditation because its calming properties can put your mind in the right frame to achieve clarity and enlightenment from meditation.  It also helps stabilize and calm you, so if you are having a restless meditation session, you can balance yourself and really focus.

Eucalyptus:  Meditation requires focusing and controlling your breathing.  However, if your airways are blocked or inflamed, you will have difficulty achieving a meditative state.  Eucalyptus is an expectorant and can help clear the airways and release chest tightness, enabling you to breathe deeply and steadily.

Neroli:  Neroli is an extremely spiritually transformative essential oil.  Used during meditation, it can help promote self-love and acceptance, reduce your fears, and inspire creativity.  In the body, Neroli reduces pain and inflammation, decreases blood pressure and cortisol levels, and is an anticonvulsant.  The centering spiritual and physical effects of neroli have a profound impact on meditation and can help you achieve mindfulness, clarity, and inner peace.

Incorporating essential oils into your meditative routine can help your mind focus and center.  It can also clear the negative energies and mind talk that can distract you from achieving mindfulness and enlightenment.  Essential oils can also help soothe your body and connect you to your spiritual self.  Essential oils are a truly amazing way to enhance your meditation experience.  However, if you are using essential oils for meditation, you need to ensure you are incorporating only the highest quality oils or you will not get the full therapeutic benefits.  Organic Aromas’ essential oils are 100% pure, therapeutic grade, and derived from only the finest quality sources.  So they are perfect for meditation.  Plus with our gorgeous, hand carved diffusers, you can make any space ideal for meditation.  So if you are looking to improve your meditation, check out our amazing products.

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25 Responses

Carrie Swanson
Carrie Swanson

November 07, 2016

I need to start using Neuroli oil. It sounds fantastic!!

Charles
Charles

October 15, 2016

Love eucalyptus, I currently using some org body wash that has it in it. Definitely have to give the oil a try.

Jade Fabre
Jade Fabre

October 15, 2016

I have practice yoga for 20 years and have used multiple oil brands I can say for sure that organic aromas has one of the best selections I’ve tried.

Marisol Padua
Marisol Padua

October 15, 2016

oils are fabulous use them all the time!!!! I’m a fan

Nerito Quintana
Nerito Quintana

October 15, 2016

The best oils for my meditation sessions. has a lot of synergy.

Notberto J Fabre
Notberto J Fabre

October 14, 2016

My wife and i absolutely love minfulness therapy and use a lot of essential oils to meditate… great article!!!! Love organic aromas oils!!!!!!

Julie
Julie

October 13, 2016

Lavendar and Eucalyptus are my two favorite essential oils.

Di
Di

October 13, 2016

I spent hours searching for essential oil diffusers on Young Living and Amazon and long story short, purchased both your Radiance and Magnificent diffusers from Amazon. They arrived two days ago and when I opened the box, I knew I would not be disappointed. The packaging, the presentation, the delicate hand-blown glass… The diffusers are truly magnificently elegant and beautiful. After two days of use, I notice a huge difference in the mood within my home. With one set up in the great room and the other in the bedroom, we diffuse during dinner and at night. I’ve never been into meditation because I have ADHD and there’s no way I can just sit there and do nothing. But maybe your oils will help calm me down. Now I’m out of oil and am getting ready to purchase more.

shannon b
shannon b

October 13, 2016

I am loving Frankincense and Sandalwood lately. They have been truly helpful with my relaxation lately!

Marilyn
Marilyn

October 11, 2016

Love diffusing essential oils. I am relatively new to oils, but so far I am loving it. I can’t get enough of them! Anytime I am at home, I will always diffuse some kind oil. I truly feel so much more relaxed when I diffuse.

Sandie
Sandie

October 10, 2016

Wonderful article. Like many others, my favorite is Lavender. It is very soothing and relaxing to me. Sometimes I combine Lavender with Fir Balsam for a “walk through the woods and lavender fields”. Ha, ha. Works wonders.

Leslie
Leslie

October 10, 2016

The features of this diffuser/company, on their own, without any sales pitch, sell themselves:

- Uses no heat source, which might compromise the essential oil molecule’s structural configuration.

- Uses no water or carriage molecule, which when attached to the oil, can alter or dilute any part of the original form or aroma.

- No plastic touches the oil, which might contaminate it.

- The pure aroma is as it would come straight from nature, with no alterations to the fragrance. The tiny lightweight, unhampered molecules spread throughout the room. Walking into a diffused room is like walking into paradise; The aroma delivers immediate impact.

- The lowest rate of diffusion, from the range offered, is powerful and effective; Usually there’s no need to push more oil through.

- When the diffuser is turned off, the remaining oil remains fresh in its glass housing.

- Cleaning is simple; Run the diffuser with some alcohol.

- It’s an elegant piece of furniture. It also holds a one-year warranty.

- Oil supplied by this company can be trusted for its purity.

judys
judys

October 10, 2016

Love my lavender! Use it for many things.

sarah
sarah

October 09, 2016

great ideas to try out.

Jenna Mae
Jenna Mae

October 08, 2016

I’ve had many people comment on how my home smells wonderful and how it helps to make the place more inviting and relaxing. I feel that it is largely due to the essential oils I diffuse. I’ll keep these in mind for when I’m doing yoga or meditating afterwards. Maybe they’ll make my place even more calming :)

Laura
Laura

October 07, 2016

Thanks for this. I think I need some sandalwood oil in my home!

Tanya
Tanya

October 07, 2016

So many uses for so many oils. Your blog posts are very informative. Thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to try Frankincense.

Terry Poage
Terry Poage

October 07, 2016

Thanks for telling us what oil is for what. I need some more peppermint for my diffusers.

Cee
Cee

October 07, 2016

Thanks for your explanation on the different essential oils to use for meditation!

KK
KK

October 07, 2016

So appreciate how helpful you are! Thank you

Andy
Andy

October 06, 2016

Nothing beats organic aromas’ Signature blend. The absolute best smelling blend of oils I have ever smelled.

Gerry
Gerry

October 06, 2016

I’ll have to give this a try with Neroli.
Thanks for the ideas

Holly
Holly

October 06, 2016

I’ve just purchased one of your diffusers :) I can’t wait to use it. Great article!

Tara
Tara

October 06, 2016

I love your oils. They help reduce a lot of stress in our home. Thank you!

Bonnie
Bonnie

October 06, 2016

Can’t wait to get home and try lavender for sleeping or jet lag.

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