Essential Oils and Natural Incense Resins are powerful tools for our meditation and spiritual practices. In addition to acting on the physical body to induce states of calm, essential oils and resins help still the mind so we can access higher experiences in our meditations and daily life. This opens the door for us to be able to create what we truly desire in our lives. Below is a list of the Top 8 Floracopeia Essential Oils for Mediation.
Palo Santo translates to “holy wood” and comes to us from Ecuador where it is used for meditation, general well-being and powerful healing. Palo Santo essential oil can be used for anointing or combined into a blend like Floracopeia’s Spirit Blend. Palo Santo wood chips or shavings can be burned as part of a sacred ritual fire. The book Sacred Smoke: The Magic and Medicine of Palo Santo by David Crow explores the amazing spiritual properties of Palo Santo oil and Palo Santo wood.
Frankincense incense resin has long been a part of sacred rites and rituals for both its health benefits and ability to elevate the mind towards spiritual pursuits. One drop of Frankincense essential oil is said to expand the aura and the incense resin uplifts the spirit and purifies your mediation space. To read an article about Frankincense click here.
Sandalwood incense is burned in temples around the world for its meditative properties. Its smell is soothing, soft and pleasant. When incorporated into a meditation practice sandalwood essential oil can bring peace of mind and quiet mental chatter.
Rose is the oil for all yogis and meditators to utilize in their practice. Rose essential oil opens the heart to deepen compassion and love. Rose attar is the beautiful combination of sandalwood and rose which maximizes the benefits of both oils and offers a lasting aromatic memory of your meditation practice. Learn more about Rose.
Helichrysum translates from Greek to “gold sun”. This solar oil opens our hearts to release old traumas and transmute them through our spiritual practice. Helichrysum essential oil is a powerful healing oil on the physical level and has been used to treat wounds and injury. On a spiritual level helichrysum has been used by healers and shamans to induce visions and trance states to provide healing to the soul and psyche.
Agarwood is known as the “wishful filling gem” and as such it is used in manifestation incense and for meditation. Agarwood essential oil can be used for anointing before or during meditation and agarwood chips can be burned for incense during the mediation practice.
The Lotus symbolizes enlightenment, purity and spiritual growth. The beautiful lotus blossom is supported by its roots deep within the muck of earth and water. In transcendence, the Lotus flower emerges from the world of mater and blooms as a symbol of our own spiritual quest. Blue Lotus Attar and White Lotus Attars are the combination of Lotus with Sandalwood. Both are powerful tools for meditation and offer us an otherworldly fragrance.
Champa Flowers adorn temples in India and their heavenly fragrance elevates the air around them. Champa attar – the distillation of Champa Flowers into Sandalwood essential Oil, is a pure, natural perfume that is delightful to wear all day to hold you in the quite, calm space cultivated during meditation.
Anointing is a wonderful practice to prepare for meditation. The application on any of the oils above to heart, third eye point and crown acts as a powerful entry point for your meditation practice.
Please share your favorite oils for meditation, or your experiences of incorporating essential oils and natural incense resins into your meditation practice below.