How to Improve Your Meditation practice With Aromatherapy
Meditation is an excellent way of connecting the body and the mind. During meditation, you focus on your breathing, engage your mind and dispel any negative thoughts and feelings from your mind and body. Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment that uses essential oils to promote physical and mental health and well-being. It works through a sense of smell and skin absorption.
Combining your meditation practice with aromatherapy can elevate your sessions and give you the chance to heighten your awareness of your mind and body. By including more of your senses in your meditation sessions, you will feel a deeper calmness in your body and spirit. This will help you feel a greater sense of inner peace and contentment during your sessions, allowing you to connect with a different kind of spirituality.
Essential oils are compounds extracted from plants that capture the plants’ healing and calming scents. The use of essential oils in meditation has been shown to help ground and center its users during meditation sessions; using these oils will make you feel true peace and tranquility.
Benefits of aromatherapy in meditation
Meditation has numerous benefits for both your mental and physical health. It can help reduce blood pressure, reduce cortisol levels and improve your immune function, along with many other mental and physical benefits. Combined with aromatherapy, meditation can help to elevate your spirituality and reduce your stress and anxiety levels.
Scientific studies provide real life evidence that aromatherapy can help you relax on new levels. A study conducted in 2017 suggested that using aromatherapy during meditation can reduce anxiety levels by up to 47%. Practicing meditation with aromatherapy can be an incredible stress and anxiety reliever and is an excellent addition to your daily routine.
Aromatherapy with meditation is also beneficial for those that struggle to free their minds and focus during meditation. Focusing on the scent of the essential oil can help you if thoughts of the outside world creep their way into your mind during meditation sessions. If you are trying to focus on your breathing and you find your thoughts wandering, refocus your attention onto the calming smell of your chosen essential oil. You can even keep your eyes open while meditating and watch the different patterns of the trails of smoke coming from your diffuser. Focusing your attention on the smoke will help you focus your mind and forget your worries.
Which oils to use
At From Cleo, we offer a wide range of essential oils that would be beneficial to use during your meditation sessions.
The The Relax Essential Oil Collection has been expertly crafted to help you feel calmness and find your inner peace. It has Lavender essential oil, Eucalyptus essential oil, and the best Sleep Blend that you can find in the market!
Our Geranium Essential Oil has been found to clear and balance the mind. Can reduce stress, anxiety, depression, sadness, fatigue, and tension. At the same time, it builds up your awareness of your spirituality, allowing you to reach a new level of spiritual consciousness.
Using an essential oil diffuser during a meditation session will spread the calming scent of essential oils throughout the room, allowing you to be wrapped in their calming and grounding powers. We have a wide range of diffusers that you can use to spread the calming scents throughout your space while you meditate. Our bestselling Glass and Wood Diffuser is an elegant and simple addition to your space. It will spread the enriching scents of your essential oils throughout the room, while also serving as a gorgeous addition to your space. Our Teardrop Ceramic Diffuser is another minimalistic and elegant option that will diffuse our calming oils throughout your space.
If essential oil diffusers aren't for you, you can use our linen sprays instead. Our linen sprays contain all natural essential oils and can be sprayed on your linen or just in the air. During your meditation session you can spray our Calming Sleep Mist onto your linens and lay down or spray it in the space around you. You can then begin your meditation session and enjoy the relaxing effects of the spray.
How to use aromatherapy in meditation
First, we would recommend that you set up the diffuser.
- Pick an open area with a stable surface and put the diffuser on that surface
- Fill the diffuser water tank to the fill line with clean water
- Add your essential oils
- Turn the diffuser on
After the diffuser is switched on, you should begin your meditation. You can follow the steps in an online recording, there are many free ones available on YouTube. You can also sit and simply focus on your breathing with your eyes closed and try to clear your mind. If other thoughts enter your mind, try to refocus your attention onto the scent of the essential oils.
Begin your aromatherapy and meditation journey today
We all need an escape from our hectic modern lives; aromatherapy and meditation can help give us that escape. Using aromatherapy during meditation sessions can help you to refocus and reconnect with yourself while reducing your anxiety and stress levels. Essential oils help you to feel calm and grounded, while connecting you to a higher level of spirituality and creating a sense of inner peace. Aromatherapy might just be what your meditation sessions are missing.