Soak up some Zen: 6 tips to take your meditation to the next level
You may have read about the benefits of meditation—it’s super trendy and beyond beneficial for a reason. Maybe you’ve tried to create a meditation routine but can’t get into the flow. Or perhaps you’ve hit advanced status, but now you’re looking to go pro.
Wherever you’re at on your Zen journey, try these six tips to take your meditation routine to the next level with a little help from essential oils.
It can be easy to put things off. Begin with these simple steps to put yourself on the path to meditative master!
Eliminate distractions. Nothing ruins your meditation session faster than a barking dog, bickering kids, or screeching sirens. Find a quiet time and place to meditate—before the rest of the house wakes up, during nap time, or even in your car—to make sure you won’t be interrupted.
Get comfy. A leg cramp or aching knees can cut your practice short, so make sure you have a soft space and stretchy clothes for your practice.
Create an environment of calm. Nothing speaks of peace faster than the serene scents of essential oils. Diffuse Frankincense while you try your hand at tranquility or Sacred Sandalwood™ while you search for spiritual well-being.
There is a reason it’s called a meditation practice. Committing to your meditation routine is the best way to improve and see the benefits of meditating.
Set aside time every day to meditate, but don’t be too hard on yourself! It’s natural for our minds to wander. You can use specific essential oils and blends to help invite the outcome you’re looking for. Add Dream Catcher™ to your diffuser while you visualize accomplishing your aspirations or use Acceptance™ as you imagine embracing every outcome life throws your way.
If sitting in silence is too much, try adding some calming music or nature sounds. Did you know our Aria™ Ultrasonic Diffuser and Rainstone® Diffuser both feature a selection of sounds and the ability to plug in your phone to add your own music? We recommend instrumental pieces or crashing waves.
If you need a little peace and calm on the go, try a roll-on. Before hectic meetings, crazy traffic, and homework time, take a few deep breaths and swipe on this combo.
While meditation is technically a solo activity, there can be so much strength to be found with a support group. Find friends or loved ones who encourage your practice and cheer you on as you grow.
Single essential oils are powerful by themselves (just like you!), but blending two or more oils can create aromas that immediately put you in a mind of fierce focus and sweet centeredness.
Cop out of craziness. Mix cozy Roman Chamomile, sweet Sandalwood, and grounding Vetiver as you set aside the hustle and bustle of the world for a slice of serenity.
3 drops Roman Chamomile
2 drops Sandalwood
1 drop Vetiver
Trust yourself. Blend soft Cedarwood, lovely Lavender, and woodsy Frankincense and Patchouli as you set aside outside advice and listen to your inner monologue.
2 drops Cedarwood
2 drops Lavender
1 drop Frankincense
1 drop Patchouli
Keep it simple. Combine balmy Copaiba and luxurious Lavender for a scent that’s as clean and easy as a quick but effective five-minute meditation session.
3 drops Copaiba
2 drops Lavender
Try, try, try. Mix subtle Sandalwood, irresistible Grapefruit, bubbly Bergamot, and loveable Lime to remind yourself that even when your mind floods with pesky thoughts, you can take a deep breath and start again.
3 drops Sandalwood
2 drops Grapefruit
2 drops Bergamot
2 drops Lime
Move on to something new. Combine lively Lemon, peppy Peppermint, and fresh Frankincense when the traditional aromas of meditation are no longer working and you need something a bit more energetic to keep you focused.