6 Awesome Essential Oils for Meditation

Essential oil for meditation

The practice of stillness, or simply breathing or paying attention to your senses, can make a huge difference to your daily life, especially when using Essential Oils for meditation.

There have been many studies on the benefits of meditation. With interest in the practice continuously growing, many individuals are looking for ways to enhance their experience by using essential oils in their daily home practice.


How to Use Essential Oils for Meditation

All to often it can be difficult to calm your body and mind enough to sit still and meditate, we’ve all been there.

Fortunately, some essential oils can help you relax and enjoy a peaceful practice.


Here are just a few ways you can use essential oils to promote meditation:

  • Diffuser or room spray
  • Create a roller bottle – mix your favourite essential oils with a carrier oil in a roller bottle. Roll onto your wrists, neck, or temples before your practice.
  • Aromatherapy accessories such as necklaces, bracelets, and key chains
  • Place a drop of oil in the palm of your hand, rub together and inhale!


Benefits of Essential Oils

Beyond smelling great, essential oils are great for your health and well-being when you use them in a safe manner. By inhaling essential oils, your brain gives a signal to certain emotions that make you feel relaxed, centred, and uplifted.

It’s widely known essential oils can alleviate conditions such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia
  • Low appetite
  • Dry mouth
  • Headache

However it’s important to realise your medical situation must be considered and therefore if there’s any doubt or concern please consult your GP for advice.


The Best Essential Oils for Mindfulness/meditation

To help you bridge your gaps and stay mindful while connected with the earth and spirit is my passion and purpose, here are my recommended essential oils to use during meditation:


  1. Lavender for relaxation

Firstly this is an all-time favourite and the most popular versatile and relaxing essential oils.

Lavender has a long history of use for dealing with stress and anxiety, and it continues to be one of the most frequently used essential oils to promote calmness.


  1. Sandalwood for cleansing

The wonderful woody scent is known to take away negative thoughts when you are experiencing inner noise that is taking you away from the ability to focus, relax and meditate.


  1. Frankincense for the mind, body, and soul

The woody and spicy scent is known as the “king of oils” for reason. It helps you connect with your spiritual self, stabilize your root chakra, reduce pain and inflammation, relieve stress, and clear your nasal passages.


  1. Peppermint for mental clarity

Peppermint is my personal favourite to use for morning or moving meditations or quick mental breaks during work as it packs a big punch of focus. For example I often hold fresh mint out the garden in my hands.


  1. Vetiver for grounding

Known as the “oil of tranquillity” – the rich, relaxing, and earthy aroma is believed to naturally calm an anxious and depressed mind, reduce insomnia, fatigue and help with concentration.


  1. Clary sage to remove negative energies

This powerful essential oil improves your mood,while helping you concentrate better, and focus on your breathing. It also promotes emotional balance, alertness and enhances memory recall.


Meditation is an incredibly profound, personal practice. There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to the question ‘which one is good for you?’ Ultimately, what works for one person may not work for another, so always do what feels safe and above all best for you.


Finally if you would like to experience meditation with me I have various options for you:

  • Wow online subscription group for only £15 per month, to enquire please email me at clareholistic@gmail.com
  • In person 6.30pm   Every Thursday, only £5  at

    Botcherby Community Centre

    Botcherby Community Centre, Victoria Road, Botcherby, Carlisle CA1 2UE 01228 596992