Essential Oils Blog: Essential Oils For Meditation

In my last blog post I talked about “The Benefits of Meditation” now let’s talk about what essential oils can be used in meditation.  Did you know that your sense of smell is closely linked to your emotional center? This is why essential oils are so powerful because they can pass the blood brain barrier.  There is an area in the brain known as the amygdala that is stimulated by smell, it plays a major part in the storing and releasing of emotional trauma.

People have been anointing, burning incense and smudging for centuries. Even in the story of Jesus, the wise men brought frankincense, gold and myrrh.  Frankincense was known as a powerful cure. At times, it was more valuable than gold because it was used for healing many health conditions.  Myrrh was used to heal the mother after childbirth and to prevent infection of the umbilical cord.

Combining spiritual practices and using essential oils are a powerful combination.  

My Top Essential Oils For Meditation

Essential oils can enhance your meditation experience, promote relaxation, and encourage spiritual openness.  Here are a few of my favorite essential oils I use during meditation and prayer.

  • Frankincense. Frankincense is a very ancient oil and it has been used in spiritual practice for centuries. It is both uplifting and grounding. It plays a major role in Christian religious practices. Frankincense has many holistic benefits.


  • Rose. Rose has the highest frequency of all the oils and is the most expensive.  It give you the sense of being completely and totally loved.


  • Sandalwood. Another ancient scent, and common in many traditions from Christianity to Hindu.  Sandalwood is often used for meditation and has the ability to help you focus and clears the chatter in your head.


  • White Angelica. White Angelica is a blend that contains the following: Bergamot, geranium, myrrh, sandalwood, ylang ylang, spruce, hyssop and rose. I use White Angelica to anoint myself before I minister.


  • Harmony.  This is a wonderful oil for balancing.  Harmony helps you release emotional blockages and allow for the free flowing of energy. It promotes balanced wellness in a harmonic way.


  • Present Time. Has an empowering fragrance that helps to let the past go and heightens the sense of being in the present moment.


How to Use Essential Oils During Meditation

I often diffuse one of the above oils or I will inhale either the same oil or a different one directly from my cupped palms.  I may also anoint myself with the oil.

The next time you meditate, try inhaling an essential oil before you begin and notice any changes that come to your practice.

Incorporating essential oils into your meditative routine can help your mind focus and center.  It can also clear the negative energies and mind talk that can distract you from achieving mindfulness and enlightenment.  Essential oils are a truly amazing way to enhance your meditation experience.  However, if you are using essential oils for meditation, you need to ensure you are incorporating only the highest quality oils or you will not get the full therapeutic benefits. That’s why I recommend Young Living Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils.


Are essential oils part of your meditation practice? If so, which one(s) are your favorites?

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  1. These are certainly some of the essential ones! I have used many of these and helps great while meditating!

  2. Awesome post! I have been curious about oils, I never knew much about them. Thanks!

  3. You know I’ve always wanted to look into essential oils.. i find myself at bath and body works getting the stress lotion often.. (mom of two haha) thanks for the insight ill totally look into!

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      And essential oils are chemical free unlike other things.

  4. Quite informative! I had heard about essential oils used for meditation before. Even, I once bought a pack of diffuser with few essential oils in it. It’s still lying unused. After reading your post, I feel like trying them now. Thank you!

    1. Author

      Yes, try them and be sure to use quality all natural oils for the best results.

  5. This looks very calming!!!! I need to start using essential oils a lot more!

    1. Author

      They are worth it.

  6. very interesting and descriptive. i’ve still never gotten into the oils thing, i know their benefits but i’ve never actually bought them. maybe one day 🙂

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      Let me know if you have any questions

  7. I just got some oils and it is so helpful. I do not mediate of anything but I do love them as something to keep me calm.

  8. Wow… So much info on essential oils i didn’t know about. I don’t meditate… maybe I should consider starting. Thanks so much for sharing.

    1. Author

      Starting a meditation practice is great for stress

  9. I think essential oil is good for the body but I’ve never thought of using it for meditation. Interesting.

    1. Author

      They can really enhance your practice.

  10. Generally I only use lavender, and whichever essential oil my therapists use when I have facials… I try to meditate regularly without a fix location~

    1. Author

      Lavender is a oil that has many uses.

    1. Author

      Great choices Tanvi.

    1. I also believe that oils are a must. They have many uses aside from relaxation and meditation. Thank you for this, because I’ve been searching for reviews for oils

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        You are more than welcome if I can help with any other information let me know.

  11. Love this post! I’ve always been a huge fan of rose essential oil (anything rose-scented really) so I’ll be sure to use it when I meditate. Thanks for sharing your knowledge xx

  12. This was such a great read! I know my parents will love learning more about this as well so I’ll definitely be sure to pass it along. 🙂

    Talina @ Sassy & Dangerous

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      Thanks,if you or your parents have any questions just let me know.

  13. Great info! I’m definitely going to add essential oils to my meditation practice!

    1. Author

      Great Quen, if I can help just let me know.

    1. Author

      Yes they are both great together or separate.

  14. Great information on the different scents. I started using essential oils this year and don’t think I’ll ever go back to candles or anything else. I love them and Frankincense is one of my favorites.

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      Glad to hear you have stop using scented candles they really aren’t good to inhale.

  15. Yes! I just bought myself 3 new essential oils they are so freaking powerful and the benefits 🙌🏼🙌🏼 Great post

    1. Author

      Thank you enjoy your oils.

  16. This is really interesting article to read. My favorite and most relaxing oil is Sandalwood. But I can’t wait to try some of those you mentioned, too.

    1. Author

      Yes sandalwood is another good oil.

  17. Thanks for this informative blog post! I have a few essential oils that I need to utilize more. I’ve never really meditates but you give me the urge to do so. I could really use it.

    1. Author

      I use them during my prayer time as well

  18. I’ve always been curious about using essential oils while I meditate or do yoga. You’re blog clarified some of my questions and has been looking more into it! Thank you for sharing your knowledge!

    1. Author

      Thank you Jin I’m happy I was able to be a source of knowledge for you, if I can be of any more assistance please let me know.

  19. Thanks for this information! I knew of the power of essential oils, but not all of what you’ve covered – fascinating! I also didn’t know that Myrrh had those specific properties. Thanks so much for sharing this – I will pin it, too!

    1. Author

      Thank you Patricia, I’m glad you enjoyed the information.

  20. Very interesting information on meditation and oils. I didn’t know that. Thanks for sharing!

  21. What a great article! 🙂 I’m going to start incorporating essential oils in my meditation practice.

    1. Author

      Thank you Veronica and let me know how it goes.

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