Essential oils are aromatic extracts from parts of flowers, fruits, and plants that have powerful therapeutic properties when we smell them, thanks to our olfactory system’s direct link to the emotional part of our brain. A single drop rubbed on your skin or diffused into the air is enough to promote calm, boost mood, or relieve stress, making them a great addition to any self-care ritual.
Frankincense Essential Oil:
Diffuse this essential oil at the beginning of the meditation to help get everyone into a relaxed state. The gentle but powerful scent has soothing properties that promote a sense of calm.
For the mindfulness portion of the meditation, this fresh absolute essential oil helps promote clarity and focus. "It’s great for memory recall" . "Some people feel like they tune out or fall asleep while meditating, so the Essential oil keeps you present."
To use essential oils in your own meditation practice, we have a few tips—no diffuser needed: "I like to put a couple of drops in my palms, rub my hands together, and take a deep breath in," and. "I also love putting lavender on my temples or sandalwood on the back of my neck for a little wake-up."
No matter what your commitment level is like, try adding an essential oil to your practice to see how it can help enhance your experience. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself coming back for seconds.