How to Enhance Daily Meditation with Aromatherapy

August 22, 2018

How to Enhance Daily Meditation with Aromatherapy

Daily meditation is a fantastic way to decrease stress, and promote a healthier lifestyle, and adding aromatherapy to your daily meditation will enhance the positive effects gained from meditation.

What is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is the process of using essential oils for specific trigger releases such as stress or pain. Each essential oil used remedies specific negative effects. For example, lavender oil is used to promote relaxation and better sleep. There is a vast number of essential oils that can be added to a daily meditation routine to target specific health problems you encounter on a day-to-day basis.

How does Aromatherapy work?

Aromatherapy is most often used through inhalation. The inhalation of essential oils causes the stimulation of the olfactory system, which is the part of the brain connected to the sense of smell. Stimulation of the olfactory system leads to the production of hormones and chemical compounds; thus specific essential oils promote the production of particular hormones and chemicals. The hormones and chemical compounds produced lead to positive effects such as reduced stress and muscle pain.

How to start using Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is very easy to use and implement into a daily meditation routine, as it is used through inhalation. There are various methods to inhale the essential oils. However, a few methods have proven to be the most successful. The first way is to mix two drops of essential oil with 30 milliliters of water, and then place a few drops of the mixture onto a handkerchief or piece of a cloth and gently inhale a few times.

The second way is to add three drops of essential oil to a small bowl of steaming water, and place a towel over your head and inhale a few times with your face close to the bowl. The third way is to use an essential oil diffuser that can be purchased at many stores for an affordable price. Just place the diffuser near the place you do your daily meditation and turn it on a few minutes before you begin and breath as you normally would during your meditation. All there are ways will allow you to inhale a small amount of the essential oils to promote positive health effects during your meditation.

The Power of Hemp Oil

Hemp oil is produced from various cannabis sativa that do not contain any significant amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the psychoactive element present in cannabis. The benefits of hemp oil seem quite endless as they have been shown to contain numerous essential minerals and fatty acids, as well as promote immunity and cardiovascular health. Using it as an essential oil during daily meditation can promote weight loss, pain relief, and better sleep. Adding hemp oil to your meditation routine will allow you to reap endless benefits. You can also find hemp in other formats like CBD gummies and CBD vape oil.

Essential oils are affordable, natural, and healthy. Daily meditation can provide even more health benefits with the integration of specific essential oils for your particular health needs.

References:

Medical News Today

Kats Botanicals

Mayo Clinic