Be honest — how much time do you spend in a day scrolling through your smartphone and staring at your computer screen? How often do you get a chance to simply sit back, take a deep breath, and truly seize the day?
If you’re like most people, not often enough!
I’ve spent years offering expert aromatherapy advice and answering countless questions, and after I published a blog post about using essential oils for meditation, people were dying to know when I was going to create a special blend of oils that could be used to help them meditate.
I’m happy to report that it’s finally here! I carefully crafted my special Meditation Blend with a synergy of essential oils that can help you achieve a calmer, slower, more relaxed state of mind.
What’s in it?
Used to deepen breathing, Frankincense can help tackle everything from depression, to anxiety, to nagging mental chatter. It’s got soothing qualities that will help you break free of negative emotions, allowing you to focus on — and appreciate — the current moment. Frankincense is a popular choice among spiritual experts because it helps enable the mind focus more clearly on prayer, meditation, and deep thinking.
– Rose Absolute
Called “the oil of the heart”, Rose Absolute encourages feelings of love and creativity. By using it to open up your heart energy, you can overcome negative emotions like guilt, sorrow, and self-righteousness and be more open to affection, intimacy, and determination.
Lavender is a popular sedative oil that’s used by a number of people at bedtime. However, it’s not just good for sleeping! Lavender is aromatherapy’s version of a “stress-buster”. Not only can it help you relax , but it can also help open your mind to newer, calmer perspectives. In the end, you’ll wind up with a much greater sense of inner-peace.
This vibrant oil is perfect for turning pessimism into optimism. It creates a warm feeling that can make you feel nurtured, hopeful, and encouraged.
– Palo Santo
This is a sacred and deeply spiritual essential oil. It’s perfect for people who feel lonely, depressed, or abandoned. Not only can Palo Santo give you a clearer understanding of your specific situation, it can help you detach from a painful past that’s holding you back.
How do you use this blend?
Simply place a few drops in a tissue, and breathe it in. (I suggest visualizing your troubles leaving your body every time you exhale!) It will only take you about 5 minutes to feel your mind quiet down.
It’s also easy to incorporate Mediation Blend into your yoga routine. Simply bring the tissue with you, and place it on your chest during Shavasana.
Or, if you’d rather enjoy this blend at bedtime, put the tissue under your pillow. That way, you’ll sleep better all night long, and you’ll be able to bid bon voyage to the nightmares that are preventing you from getting the rest you need.
Want to combine this soothing feeling with a warm bath? Just combine 10 drops of Meditation Blend with 1/4 cup of sea salts, and pour the mixture into the tub. The warm water will help infuse your entire bathroom with the calming scent!
Or, combine 60 drops of Meditation Blend with 4 ounces of Therapeutic Carrier Oil to make a special body oil that you can use as a daily moisturizer or an end of the day treat.
© 2015, Cristina Proano-Carrion, Aromandina LLC
This information is based on traditional use of aromatherapy and it does not intend to diagnose or treat any condition. This information should not be used as a substitute for medical counseling with a health care professional. No part of this article may be reproduced in whole or in part without the explicit written permission of Aromandina.