Top 9 Natural Aromatic Oils for Meditation and Mindfulness
Spiritual traditions all over the world consider meditation to be an essential practice. Meditation allows us to draw our senses inward, quieten the mind, reduce the clamouring of thoughts, to return to a place of balance, calm and harmony. This balanced and harmonious inner place is natural and available to us at all times. However, we tend to forget this in the busy course of our lives and find it harder and harder to return to that place of inner stillness. Developing and committing to a regular meditation practice takes time, patience and support.
The Siddha Yoga Bookstore has various meditation products available that can help enhance this daily practice. One of the effective tools is meditation oils. Meditation oils help the mind to focus better and enhance the meditative experience. Anointing yourself with meditation oil before beginning your yoga or meditation practice helps ground your energy. Your breath becomes deeper and more easeful, letting your mind repose in the inner stillness of the heart.
You might want to apply meditation oil between the eyebrows on the forehead and pulse points on the body, like wrists, behind the ears and the hollow in the front of the neck. Using meditation oils can help heighten awareness and deepen focus to further your practice of meditation.
Unlike common essential meditation oils, our range of natural aromatic oils for meditation are free from chemicals and synthetic colours. Available in a variety of fragrances, these oils are made using a technique that has been used for centuries to make Indian attar or itra. These meditation oils are extracted from flowers, wood, roots, leaves and other parts of the plant or tree. Bottled and packaged in compact roll-on bottles, our meditation oils are easy to apply and carry. These aromatic meditation oils have a very long, almost permanent shelf life and become better with passing time. Our wide range of meditation oils includes the following fragrances.
As the king of flowers, the rose holds a hallowed place in Indian culture and tradition. Not only is it widely used in various religious ceremonies, but this auspicious flower has tremendous healing properties as well. This stunning flower is a favourite flower of Lord Vishnu. Rose meditation oil improves concentration, promotes emotional well-being and is a powerful mood enhancer. It has a relaxing effect on people suffering from anxiety, stress, grief and depression that helps relax and soothe the body and mind. Rose is suitable for all seasons and weather and can be applied throughout the year.
Saffron, also known as kesar or zafran, is found in Central Asia and is quite beneficial for meditation. Made from the extract of kesar flowers grown in the fields of Northern India, this meditation oil has a pleasing spicy, woody aroma, and is beneficial for reducing stress and anxiety levels. It has numerous healing and medicinal properties that help uplift the spirit and facilitates emotional stability, reducing depression and anxiety. This relaxing Kesar pure aroma oil creates a rich, warm and inviting atmosphere and is ideally used in colder climates and weather.
The exquisite jasmine, one of the most fragrant flowering plants, is called mogra in India. The petals give a strong, pleasant scent and stay fresh for a long duration, even in summers. The jasmine flower blooms primarily during summer and monsoon, whereas some types of mogra bloom in winter.
The uplifting sweet scent of jasmine has calming and relaxing properties that are great for meditation. It helps soothe the body, energise the mind and promote emotional well-being. It is also known to boost concentration, regulate hormones and fight depression.
The relaxing effect of the Mogra fragrance meditation oil helps individuals de-stress. It is also effective in reducing ailments such as muscle pain and congestion and can help treat spasms. This meditation oil can be used all-year-round and is suitable for all climates and weather.
Vetiver oil, also known as khus oil, is extracted from the roots of khus – a type of grass. Pure aroma khus oil is quite fragrant with a distinctive sharp and earthly scent. During meditation, the earthy aroma helps revive the body, soothes the nerves and promotes mindfulness. The fragrance can also help make your meditation area peaceful and calm, creating a favourable ambience. This aroma oil can even be used in diffusers or applied on pulse points, or used as a personal perfume. Khus is cooling in nature and is best used during the warmer seasons.
Found in Asia, Heena trees are one of the oldest trees used by mankind to beautify themselves. Our aromatic Heena oil is extracted from the flowers of the Heena trees grown in India. The fragrance of this oil is warm and gives off an earthy, woody yet sweet fragrance.
When used during meditation, this aroma oil can help produce remarkable calming effects on the nerves and stimulate the energy flow throughout the body. The calming properties of Heena aromatic meditation oil help improve sleep and reduces headaches and stress.
This meditation oil is made from resins and herbs and has a sweet, spicy aroma. Its woody, earthy fragrance helps promote mental balance and clarity. Its rich, strong fragrance can help deepen your inner peace and strengthen your awareness of the spiritual self. It can also be used in a diffuser. The aroma of Amber pure fragrance meditation oil can help create a peaceful atmosphere for meditation. It also has therapeutic healing properties that help soothe the mind and body.
The kedar mix aroma oil for meditation is a marvellous blend of Indian khus, kewra, kadamb and sandalwood. The Kedar meditation oil is unique in that it is refreshing and calming for the senses at the same time.
- Khus is a type of grass known for its cooling properties and provides an earthy, smoky and musky aroma.
- Kewra oil is extracted from the flower of kewra and has a sweet floral and refreshing scent that closely resembles a rose.
- Kadamb is one of India’s sacred mystical trees that has a woody floral fragrance. The flowers of this tree bloom between 3 to 6 am, providing the most aromatic fragrance.
- Sandalwood, one of the most valuable trees, provides a fragrance that symbolises purity and elegance.
Enhance your spiritual journey with the pure and refreshing majuma aroma oil. With its base as sandalwood oil, this aromatic oil has an earthy, woody and sweet floral fragrance. This particular blend of aroma oils soothes your mind, body and soul as well as relieves stress, aiding in restful sleep.
Our natural kewra meditation fragrance oil is extracted from the flowers that have a sweet, floral and refreshing fragrance. It is a calming and relaxing scent that uplifts the mood and is also known for its soothing and healing properties.
We invite you to experience these all-natural fragrant meditation oils. These meditation essential oils can help with diffusing negative thoughts and energies while nurturing your connection with your inner self.
Here are a few tips to help you pick the best meditation oil for you:
- Determine which type of fragrances appeal to you; earthy/woody or light/floral scents.
- Consider the climate or weather you are in. For example, it might be beneficial to use Kesar during the cooler months and Khus during the warmer months of the year.
- As always, a foolproof way is to go within, ask for guidance, and trust your intuition for what is right for you.