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15 Excellent Essential Oils for Enhancing Meditation

Written by Dave Michaelson and updated on November 18, 2017
Best Essential Oils for Meditation

Essential oil aromatherapy is wonderful for enhancing meditation. The oil vapors relax your mind and body, helping you reach a quiet, peaceful, meditative state of mind more easily.

There are oils that benefit your aura, activate your chakras and help you address particular issues. Blends of specific oils can also facilitate a more relaxing, healing or exploratory meditative state of mind.

1. Palo Santo Essential Oil

Use Palo Santo or Holy Wood essential oil to ground yourself or strengthen your connection to Mother Earth. It is a wonderful oil to use when you need to achieve a peaceful, calm state of mind quickly. This oil is also wonderful for spiritual meditation sessions.

Mix 1 drop of Palo Santo EO into 1 teaspoon of carrier oil and massage your feet with the blend just prior to beginning your meditation session. It will ground you and activate your root chakra. If you prefer, you can add 2 drops of Palo Santo EO to your diffuser for grounding aromatherapy.

2. Bergamot Essential Oil

Bergamot Essential Oil

Use bergamot to keep your root chakra working properly. It is a very balancing oil. You can add 1 to 2 drops to your diffuser for aromatherapy. If you want to apply it topically, mix 1 drop into 2 teaspoons of carrier oil and apply it to the bottoms of your feet or base of the spine.

3. Sandalwood Essential Oil

Sandalwood Essential Oil

Practice sandalwood essential oil aromatherapy while meditating on matters of the heart, emotional healing or spiritual healing. It is wonderful for maintaining a healthy sacral chakra and Third Eye chakra. It will help you heal, improve your mood, dispel confusion and let you feel true happiness again.

If you would like to use it topically, mix 1 drop of sandalwood EO into 1 teaspoon of carrier oil. Put a few drops on your hands, rub them together, massage some of the oil into your belly just below your naval and on your forehead then inhale the vapors from your hands. Do this when you sit down to begin your meditation session.

*Be careful not to get essential oils in your eyes or nose. They are very irritating to sensitive mucous membranes.*

4. Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Enjoy ylang ylang essential oil for meditation if you are suffering from depression, unhappiness, nervousness or anxiety. It will calm you, making it easier for you to reach a meditative state, and improve your mood.

Ylang ylang is also wonderful for calming an overactive sacral chakra. You can add 2 drops to your diffuser for meditation aromatherapy. If you prefer, you can blend 1 drop of ylang ylang into 2 teaspoons of carrier oil and apply the blend topically.

Put a few drops of the blend into your hands, rub them together to get the oil warmed up, apply it to your sacral chakra then inhale the vapors from your hands. A blend of ylang ylang and spruce EO or cedarwood EO is also wonderful for meditation.

5. Helichrysum Essential Oil

Helichrysum Italicum Essential Oil

Enjoy helichrysum essential oil meditation when working through old trauma for emotional healing and to facilitate physical healing as well. It has very powerful healing properties. Helichrysum is also a wonderful oil to use for the solar plexus chakra.

Your solar plexus chakra is located just above your naval and controls your gut instinct. Helichrysum is known to help calm an overactive solar plexus chakra. Put a few drops in your diffuser or apply a 1% to 2% helichrysum/carrier oil blend to the belly when you sit down to meditate.

6. Vetiver Essential Oil

Vetiver Essential Oil

If you find it difficult to maintain a quiet meditative state of mind, try using vetiver essential oil. It is excellent for improved focus during meditation. Vetiver oil is also good for awakening the libido.

This is a grounding oil that also calms an overactive solar plexus chakra. It can be diffused, although it is a thick oil that diffuses better when mixed with a lighter oil. Try adding 2 drops of helichrysum oil along with 2 drops of vetiver EO to your diffuser.

You can also apply a 1% to 2% vetiver/carrier oil blend topically to the solar plexus or add 1 to 2 drops of helichrysum and apply the blend to the whole belly when you meditate.

7. Palmarosa Essential Oil

Palmarosa Essential Oil

Use palmarosa essential oil to facilitate a very deep meditative state. It is very relaxing, quiets the mind and encourages strong focus. This is also a good oil for meditation when you’re feeling a bit disconnected, restricted or out-of-sorts and find that you have become very clingy and controlling.

Palmarosa oil opens the heart chakra, too. This is a wonderful oil to use while meditating on matters of the heart. It can be diffused or applied topically.

Mix 1 to 2 drops of palmarosa essential oil into 1 teaspoon of carrier oil, put a few drops in your hands, rub them together then apply the oil to your chest right above your breastbone. Cup your hands over your nose and inhale the vapors from your hands, too.

8. Lavender Essential Oil