In addition to promoting relaxation, meditation can have many physical benefits, including protection from pain, relieving high blood pressure, and even helping to combat infertility. The inclusion of aromatherapy in your meditation sessions can really enhance the process, helping to focus the mind and relieve distractions. So, how can aromatherapy be used to improve your meditation and what oils should you choose?In addition to promoting relaxation, meditation can have many physical benefits, including protection from pain, relieving high blood pressure, and even helping to combat infertility. The inclusion of aromatherapy in your meditation sessions can really enhance the process, helping to focus the mind and relieve distractions. So, how can aromatherapy be used to improve your meditation and what oils should you choose?

Methods of using aromatherapy for meditation

You can include aromatherapy oils in your meditation sessions in the following ways:

  • anointing yourself, especially in the third eye chakra area
  • creating a mist of oils and water in a spray bottle and using it to fragrance the air
  • via a diffuser

You could also use scented candles, although essential oils tend to be more potent.

Which oils to choose

There are many essential aromatherapy oils to choose from and you could just use one whose scent you particularly like. However, the following are particularly useful for accompanying meditation sessions:

  • Cedarwood can help you to focus, clearing mental obstacles that could prevent you from seeing your spiritual path clearly.
  • Frankincense is associated with helping the user to increase their faith and connection with their soul.
  • Sandalwood  is traditionally associated with the heart chakra, with healing emotional pain and promoting trust.
  • Myrrh is thought to be a stimulant that acts on the amygdalin, pituitary, and hypothalamus glands, reducing stress and bringing focus. The scent is uplifting but at the same time calming.
  • Neroli brings a potent floral scent that can encourage self-acceptance, creativity and transformation. It can also help you to face your fears and ground you, working well to balance your root chakra.
  • Vetiver oil is highly grounding, being of great benefit if your mind is inclined to wander during meditation sessions.
  • Rose is useful during meditation sessions as its romantic and sensual connotations can encourage your heart to open, promoting a deeper connection to your spirit and helping you to love yourself, as well as others.
  • Clary sage is used by many cultures as a cleansing and purifying herb. It is good for restoring balance across all your chakras, grounding you and removing negative energies.

Explore aromatherapy

The use of aromatherapy products during meditation sessions can be of great benefit in helping you to relax and focus and can really enhance the purpose of each session too. To find aromatherapy therapists in your local area, search our directory pages.

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