Improving Mindfulness with Essential Oils
March 8th, 2022 by Diana Ross
If mindfulness has become a critical component of your self-care and wellbeing routine, then you’re certainly not alone. We recognise that there’s a lot more to mindfulness than just taking time out. Rather, it’s about checking in with yourself, considering how you feel, and not having to explain or judge yourself in the present moment. Mindfulness, as we understand it, is about being present with yourself right now.
And practising mindfulness can be done in so many ways, making it broadly accessible to everyone. That being said, most mindfulness practice involves some breathing techniques, as well as meditation and other exercises that you can do to try and unwind and reduce the stress of your mind and body. For instance, many people combine yoga with breathwork or sit down and focus their attention on an immersive book.
Below, we dive in and explore some mindfulness techniques that can be enhanced by combining the perfect essential oils for the moment.
Meditation has been a popular mindfulness technique for centuries. The core practice of meditation is an attempt to focus the mind, whether on a particular object, thought, or action. Some people practice guided meditation, while others meditate in complete silence – there’s no right or wrong way to go about it. But no matter the approach, the goal is the same – to train your attention and awareness so that you achieve mental clarity and a calm state of mind. You may even use the practice of chakras to clear and optimise your mind.
Our Recommendation: Get comfortable in your preferred meditation spot, switch on some music and adjust the lighting. Then, add the following essential oils to your Aroma Spa diffuser:
- 3x drops of Clary Sage (Salvia Sclerae)
- 2x drops of Sandalwood (Santalum Album)
- 1x drop of Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanoides)
This delightful blend will help to ground you and calm your mind. It may even reduce your feelings of anxiety while clearing your mind from fog and general busyness. A short meditation every day, with the right essential oils present, will make a huge difference to your feelings of wellbeing.
Yoga is much loved for its mental, physical, and spiritual discipline, and it has its origins in ancient Indian civilisation. It’s a form of exercise that focuses on core strength, flexibility, and breathing, which combine to enhance your mental and physical wellbeing. If you commit to regular yoga practice, you will clear your mind, experience greater calm, and focus your attention and concentration.
Our Recommendation: Layout your yoga mat and have some water at hand. Then, just before your practice gets underway, mix the following pure essential oils into your Aroma Spa diffuser:
- 2x drops of Patchouli (Pogostemon Cablin)
- 4x drops of Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia)
This straightforward blend will bring about peace for the body and the mind. Lavender will help your mind relax and de-stress and ensure you ease effortlessly into your yoga practice. And thanks to the musky wood notes of Patchouli, you will soothe your senses and enable you to focus entirely on your yoga practice. Consider our Real Calm range to benefit your yoga session.
Reading has long been a way of escaping reality. And whether you snuggle into a blanket with a hot drink on a cold evening or sitting under the shade of a tree at the height of summer, losing yourself in words on a page is a simple yet peaceful way of switching off your mind and forgetting about the multitude of stresses you face every day. Combining your reading time with some essential oils will improve your focus and concentration, making the experience even more enriching than it already is.
Our Recommendation: If you’ve set aside some time to read at home, snuggle into a cosy blanket on the sofa and rustle up a delicious cup of hot chocolate. Then, add the following pure essential oils to your Aroma Spa diffuser:
- 2x drops of Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis)
- 2x drops of Lemon (Citrus Limon)
- 2x drops of Peppermint (Mentha Piperita)
This zesty and fresh blend keeps your mind awake and alert while you’re reading, and the rosemary sharpens your concentration and grounds you during your reading. If you’re on the move while you’re reading, you will find our Find Focus Pulse Point Roller Ball is the perfect accompaniment, as it serves as the perfect aromatherapy tool for people on the go.