Aromatherapy Recipes for Total Mind-Body Relaxation

Aromatherapy essential oils for total mind-body relaxation
Aromatherapy can have a  significant impact on your brain chemistry: it can help focus your mind, ease stress and anxiety, and promote a sense of calm, relaxation and general well-being.
Essential oils are perfect for meditation – they can enhance the spiritual experience, primarily by promoting a sense of calm and “grounding”.

 

How to use oils for meditation
Essential oils for meditation can be used in two main ways:
By diffusing the essential oil or blend in the air with a cold-air nebulizing diffuser or ultrasonic diffuser.
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Or by rubbing the diluted essential oil or blend into your skin. To use them safely, make sure you always dilute your essential oils with a carrier oil (a vegetable oil such as olive or coconut) or body lotion before applying them to the skin.

 

The most popular essential oils and blends for meditation
Here are the most popular essential oils that alone or in blends can offer a total mind-body relaxation and rejuvenation: lavender (for its calming properties), clary sage (for the cleansing properties), and peppermint (for mental focus), but there are also other scents worth trying:

 

Lavender essential oil has been used for centuries to calm the mind, to promote relaxation and deep sleep. It’s one of the best-known and studied essential oils in aromatherapy, with a wide range of benefits and applications, including meditation, yoga, achieving zen and other spiritual practices.
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Frankincense essential oil is also one of the most used oils in spiritual practices, including meditation. Often referred to as the “king of oils,” frankincense or Boswellia is commonly used for air purification, promoting spirituality. It is also one of the most potent and medicinally useful essential oils on the planet, being used to relieve the symptoms of pain and arthritis.
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Now Foods Frankincense Oil
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Myrrh essential oil is known for its zen properties and is widely used in spiritual practices for centuries, making it “divine”.  It helps purify spaces and calm and balance moods. Soothe body and mind tension with this comforting aroma. Best paired with sandalwood, patchouli, ylang ylang or lavender to create complex blends to balance the body and mind.

 

Clary sage essential oil has been used for thousands of years to clear negative energies and purify the air. During meditation, clary sage clears all negative energies that can distract the mind from focusing. Clary sage oil can uplift the mood and can act as a natural anti-depressant.

 

Chamomile essential oil is commonly used to relieve stress, anxiety and promote good sleep. It is especially helpful in meditation during times of high stress or worry.

 

Vetiver essential oil, also known as the ‘Oil of Tranquility’, has calming effects, being frequently used in essential oils blends designed to soothe and unwind the mind and body. In meditation, it is a wonderfully grounding oil that brings feelings of peace and serenity.
Handcraft Vetiver Essential Oil - 100% Pure and Natural
Handcraft Vetiver Essential Oil – 100% Pure and Natural
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Bergamot essential oil is energizing and uplifting. It helps to clear the mind while bringing focus and clarity. With a warm and citrusy aroma, bergamot is also a good choice for meditation essential oils blends because of its compatibility with so many other oils.

 

Neroli – a more exotic and luxurious essential oil, neroli is used to balance the mind and body, which could elevate your meditation experience. Neroli oil helps improve relaxation, uplifts mood, reduce the feelings of anxiety and promotes a general state of well-being.
Artizen 4oz Oils - Neroli Essential Oil
Artizen 4oz Oils – Neroli Essential Oil

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Sandalwood essential oil has a calming effect and has been used since ancient times for spiritual purposes in different religions. It helps promote mental clarity during meditation, helps reduce negative thoughts and promote feelings of peace and serenity.
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Gya Labs Sandalwood Essential Oil

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Patchouli essential oil is very gounding, which can help calm the mind during meditation and bring a sense of clarity. A must-have for meditation, patchouli can help to clear negative emotions, improve mood and relaxation.
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Cliganic Organic Patchouli Essential Oil – 100% Pure Natural
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Cedarwood essential oil has also earned a reputation as one of the best essential oils for grounding and inner focus, making it a great addition to any meditation essential oil kit. Cedarwood is used to encourage feelings of peace, mental clarity and focus, while physically promoting relaxation of the overall body.

 

Lemon essential oil is calming yet energizing and can influence mood and emotions. It can uplift the spirits, soothe anxiety and promote feelings of general well-being.

 

Peppermint essential oil is deeply cooling and soothing, invigorating and awakening. Due to its antimicrobial and antiviral properties, it can help clean the air and boost focus and mental clarity.
Handcraft Peppermint Essential Oil - 100% Pure and Natural Premium Therapeutic Grade
Handcraft Peppermint Essential Oil – 100% Pure and Natural Premium Therapeutic Grade

 

 

Aromatherapy blends for diffuser
Blending essential oils helps to diversify and maximize their therapeutic benefits. Here are a few essential oils blends that can help with relaxation, stress and anxiety relief:
Blend #1
  • 5 drops clary sage essential oil
  • 3 drops lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops vetiver essential oil
Blend #2
  • 3 drops bergamot essential oil
  • 3 drops roman chamomile essential oil
  • 4 drops neroli essential oil
Blend #3
  • 4 drops sandalwood essential oil
  • 3 drops bergamot essential oil
  • 3 drops patchouli essential oil
Blend #4
  • 4 drops sandalwood essential oil
  • 3 drops cedarwood essential oil
  • 4 drops lavender essential oil

 

Exclusive aroma oils and blends from AromaTech that can be a good addition to your meditation kit:

 

AromaTech Santal Escape Aroma Oil 
Enjoy this refreshing and luxurious blend of iris, sandalwood, amber and musk which can elevate your meditation practice.
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Aromatech Santal Escape Aroma Oil for Scent Diffuser
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AromaTech White Tea and Thyme Aroma Oil
This aroma oil blend of jasmine, thyme, lily pad, cedar, and amber dance delicately on a base of of white tea to create this beautiful and soothing fragrance. It is a delicate and soothing blend, with keynotes of white tea, thyme and amber.
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AromaTech White Tea and Bamboo Aroma Oil
Delicate yet earthy, this essential and aroma oil blend is a combination of white tea and bamboo, jasmine, and oils such as orange, bergamot, ginger, ylang ylang and rose, for a delicate yet invigorating mood.
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