Essential oils are also know as "living element of the plant" and they are the "essence" of a plant's fragrance. Essentially it is capturing and capsuling the living element of the plant, which can then be used to heal our bodies & mind.
They can be integrated into our lives to heal physical ailments ( as alternative medicine) as well as help us connect better to our inner selves.
Meditation is the act of going inwards generally by focusing on the breath, and ultimately silencing the mind and its everyday chatter and stresses of the world.
Here are some of the oils, that can help make the journey of mindfulness and meditation easier. I consider them as little sensory connectors to the higher self and divine.
Lemongrass Essential Oil (Citrusy,Grassy, Clean, Crisp): Lemongrass essential oil has been used most commonly in spas, corridoors and homes to bring relaxation and a general sense of wellbeing. The aroma (note: do not use artificial fragrances) brings a sense of serendipity and calmness; and thence can be very beneficial to diffuse in meditation rooms as well.
Peppermint Essential Oil (Clean, Minty, Fresh) : Peppermint essential oil can be extremely refreshing as it is commonly known to relieve headaches and bring awareness and alertness. Diffusing peppermint in your meditative space would help clear negative energies and be very uplifting.
NEW ! Camphor Essential Oil ( Sharp, Airy, Minty): Burnt in India in tablet form, Camphor or 'Kapur' is one of the most common energy clearing solutions. Camphor is related to the moon and can be used in moon-related workings such as divination, astral travel & lucid dreaming. During meditation practices, it helps release negative energies, cleanse the aura and clear the mind.
Lavender Essential Oil ( Strong, soothing floral with woody undertones) - Personal Favourite: Lavender Essential oil is very popular for its relaxing and sleep-inducing properties. However, lavender is also one of the best oils for connecting, bonding, divinity as well as in connecting with higher realms. It has also always been traditionally associated with love.