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10 Essential Oil Recipes to Help Meditation
Many people are still are still unsure of meditation, why we do it and how accessible it is. It is a term for a wide variety of styles and beliefs but the one common thread is that we meditate to connect with the universe within us, and all around us. This includes people in your life, when you have problems, when you don’t have problems, when you want to create something and simply just as a way of attuning to higher consciousness.
One of the biggest myths of meditation is that you can’t do it because your mind is too active. That’s WHY you do it.
Another myth is that it takes too much time. Have you heard the story of the student who says to the master he hasn’t got enough time to meditate for half an hour every day. The master considers the story and then tells him to meditate for an hour everyday. We MAKE time for meditation it’s as simple as that.
If you have access to the internet you can find out many ways of meditating. It could be an “open focus” style meditation where you close your eyes and open your mind to become no body, no thing at no time, in no place. You may learn a mantra meditation by going to a meditation group or you may sit with relaxing music and breathe deeply.
The key to meditation is actually doing it. Sometimes your mind will be quite and sometimes it may not. Meditate anyway. Even if it’s for 5 minutes, just do it.
Positive results from meditation include –
* reduced stress leading to far-reaching health benefits
* a more relaxed body
* deeper, slower breathing in waking states
* reduced blood pressure
* healing of chronic disease
* better sleep
* better relationships
* better communication
and the list goes on. Here are some recipes to help induce slower breathing and meditation –
1. Open The Bottle and Take a Huge Whiff
Frankincense – deeper slower breathing
Lavender – general relaxation
Marjoram – stress relief and relaxation
Orange – sweetness and innocence
Sandalwood – connection to spirit
Patchouli – feel grounded
Scent Your Space
In a traditional oil burner with a candle or a diffuser add 25 drops of oil
World peace starts in your heart –
Mandarin 10 drops
Cypress 8 drops
Patchouli 7 drops
May Chang 8 drops
Lavender 7 drops
Pine 5 drops
Basil 5 drops
Get the energy going
Frankincense 10 drops
Geranium 5 drops
Cardamom 5 drops
Rosewood 5 drops
Open to the magic –
Petitgrain 8 drops
Lime 7 drops
Cedarwood Himalayan 7 drops
Sage 3 drops
3. Pure Pulse Point Perfume
In a little dish mix these oils and anoint your pulse points or chakras – 3 drops of essential oils and dilute with a few drops of carrier oil – always patch test first!
“The Time is Now”
Meditate for 5 minutes NOW –
Geranium 1 drop
Indian Sandalwood 1 drop
Lemon 1 drop
Just say ‘om’ as a simple mantra –
Cedarwood Virginian 1 drop
Neroli 3% 3 drops * see my article for more info on 3% blends in jojoba
Open the flow –
Rose 3% on its own straight from the bottle * see my article for more info on 3% blends in jojoba
“Release Toxic Thought Patterns”
Juniper 2 drops
Peru Balsam 1 drop
4. Face Mask
Usually I add 1 or 2 drops of oil to 2 teaspoons of clay, and add water, floral water or hydrosol. Keep the mask on for 5 minutes then rinse off with cool water. Mist with a hydrosol or floral water and moisturise.
Bergamot 2 drops in white clay.
Relax and meditate for 5 minutes with some chilled music.
Happy blending and remember to use your intention when you are creating your formulas. See my article about intention.