As a millennium cultural work of art, meditation has spread and helped various imbalanced souls to regroup. In today’s mad world full of technology business, meditation is the key to ease one’s mind, relax one’s body and gain more strength. However, the effect of meditation will not reach its full potential without the feature of essential oils. Let’s take a look at 6 out of the best essential oils for a good meditation.
Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) is a pretty special type of oil. It earns earthy scent as well as sedative properties that will help your mind to fully relax while conducting meditation. It is not random as Patchouli is called “the essential oil of peace”. Such given name is derived from its capacity to release all stress and rebalance your whole body. Furthermore, such essential oil is suitable for skin care. Being antiviral, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, Patchouli can be directly applied on skin with a carrier, or as an inhalant for inner relaxation.
Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) is famously known as sweet, balsamic and camphorous-related scents. Such smell actually has outstanding benefits of anxiety relief, stress termination, tension decrease and mind improvement. Every time inhaling cedarwood, you will feel the upgrade of strength and uplifting of concentration. The scent can also prevent your two lungs from relevant infections. Especially, cedarwood also breaks down mucus, and is used as special treatment for catarrhal and bronchitis conditions.
Vetiver, or normally used as the steam-distilled roots of vetiver (Vetiveria zizanioides), is a type of anoma that earns a prestigious earthy scent. Vetiver’s smell can help initiating the strength within the body, and creating a sort of shield to protect your body from pressure. Vetiver can be mixed with multiple types of essential oils such as jasmine, lavender, rose, and even patchouli. Vetiver essential oil can also stimulate your circulatory system, as well as reduce the pains of your muscles, and cure numerous mental illnesses like insomnia, stress, depression, etc. This oil can be inhaled, too, or directly applied on skin to cure irritation, wounds or acnes.
Indian spikenard (Nardostachys jatamansi), naturally found on Himalayan mountains, is an earthy, woody and fresh essential oil core ingredient. It is also recognized by the name “ward”. Back then, spikenard was used in several treatments of Hindu and Egyptian communities. With bittersweet but warm scent, Indian spikenard is measured to ease the brain, relieve all the heaviness of the heart, according to the herbalist named Nicholas Culpeper in 1652.
Sandalwood (Santalum album) is an extremely rare main ingredient for making essential oil since its harvesting activities has been overdue through years. If you are lucky enough to have such oil, use it for massage. The smooth and peaceful scent of sandalwood can help relaxing your body’s muscles and give you long effective meditation. Besides, the body and mind relaxation can result in welfare and happiness increasing. Sandalwood is often used to produce perfume or incense.
Frankincense resin (Boswellia carterii) is an extraordinary essential oil in terms of respiration. It aids emptying your mind and brings about peace. Your strength will be upgraded, and all pains will be cured, then ending up with happiness and well-being status. Frankincense is a good stimulant for maintaining productive meditation.
These 6 essential oils can build up a near-to-perfect meditation, thus helping you unleash all the daily pressure to find peace and happiness.