Burning incense for religious rituals and meditation has been practiced since the beginning of recorded history. It seems like every culture has adopted various aromatic experiences to help facilitate a higher level of consciousness. More than just an ethereal, overtly spiritual practice there are an abundance of physical benefits to entering a meditative state of mind with essential oils for meditation.

Essential Oils for Meditation: Emotional Detoxification

Anyone experiencing negative emotions or thoughts should consider an emotional cleanse because toxic thoughts and feelings will snuff out the meditative state like few things can. There are lots of emotions that can be included in the “negative” category, including:

  • Anger
  • Resentment
  • Regret
  • Hurt
  • Discouragement
  • Bitterness
  • Shame
  • Sorrow
  • Powerlessness

Overtime, any or all of these negative emotions can build up and begin to harm our mental and physical health, which is emotional detoxification is key to enjoying the Abundant Life.

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  • Emotional Detoxing: What it is and what it is not
  • Emotional Cleansing: Why it is necessary
  • Emotional Detox: How to do it effectively
  • Taking Care of Your Emotional Needs: Best practices

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Essential Oils for Meditation: On-the-Go Mindfulness Inhaler

Essentially, anything that can slow down those wayward thoughts and get you focused on whatever you are trying to be mindful of is key.

Tradition tells us that the several essential oils for calming the mind like frankincense and ylang ylang can help place you in the frame of mind that you need to be to reach that higher state of consciousness.

To help you reach a more meditative mindset, make this On-the-Go Mindfulness Inhaler and keep it on hand because you just don’t know when you may need it!

Essential Oils for Meditation: Mindfulness Blend

Essential Oil Blend for Meditation and Mindfulness
 
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Ingredients
  • Aromatherapy inhaler (super fancy, OR budget friendly)
  • 5 drops vetiver essential oil
  • 5 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 3 drop patchouli essential oil
  • 3 drops ylang ylang essential oil
  • 3 drops yuzu or neroli essential oil
Instructions
  1. Place cotton pad in inhaler tube.
  2. Add drops of essential oils directly in the tube on the cotton pad.
  3. Open inhaler, close eyes, and take a few deep breaths for an immediate "escape" and to enter into a meditative, mindful state.
  4. Store in purse and be sure to have one handy at work.

Remember when you practice this, mindfulness impacts eating habits, relationships, and all areas of your life.

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