Elevating Your Yoga and Meditation Experience with Essential Oils

The fusion of essential oils with yoga and meditation enhances both the physical and mental aspects of your practice. These pure, aromatic extracts from plants have been used for centuries to promote relaxation, clarity, and spiritual connection. In this blog post, we’ll explore how essential oils can elevate your yoga and meditation experience, and which oils are perfect for your practice.

Aromatherapy is the practice of using essential oils to promote physical and psychological well-being. When inhaled, these oils can have a profound impact on mood, concentration, and relaxation. Combining them with your yoga and meditation sessions can help create a serene and focused atmosphere.

Perfect Essential Oils for Yoga and Meditation

Lavender: Known for its calming properties, lavender essential oil is perfect for relaxation and stress reduction. Inhaling its gentle, floral scent before or during your practice can help quiet the mind and enhance inner peace.

Frankincense: Often referred to as the “king of essential oils,” frankincense has a long history of use in spiritual and meditative practices. Its woody, earthy aroma can deepen your connection with your inner self and enhance mindfulness.

Sandalwood: Celebrated for its grounding and balancing qualities, creating a sense of unity and spiritual connection during your practice.



Peppermint: If you’re looking to increase focus and concentration, peppermint is a great choice. Its invigorating scent can help clear the mind and boost mental clarity during meditation and concentration exercises.

Bergamot: With its sweet and citrusy fragrance, it is excellent for mood enhancement and emotional balance. It can uplift your spirit and promote a positive mindset during your practice.

Eucalyptus: For those who prefer a more invigorating experience, eucalyptus is perfect. Its fresh, clean scent can help clear the airways, allowing for deeper, more refreshing breaths during yoga and meditation.


How to Use Essential Oils in Your Practice

Here are a few ways to incorporate essential oils into your yoga and meditation experience:

Diffusers: A diffuser is a popular way to disperse the aroma of essential oils throughout your practice space. Add a few drops of your chosen oil to the diffuser, and let it fill the room with a soothing ambiance.

Topical Application: Dilute your essential oil with a carrier oil, like coconut or almond oil, and apply it to your pulse points or the soles of your feet before starting your practice.

Topical Application: Dilute your essential oil with a carrier oil, like coconut or almond oil, and apply it to your pulse points or the soles of your feet before starting your practice.

Inhalation: You can simply inhale the oil directly from the bottle or rub a drop or two between your palms, cup your hands around your nose, and take a few deep breaths to experience the aroma.

Aroma Spray: Create a DIY yoga mat or meditation pillow spray by diluting your chosen essential oil with water and spritzing it onto your props or practice space.


Essential oils have the power to deepen your yoga and meditation experience, creating an atmosphere of tranquility, focus, and connection. Experiment with different oils to find the scents that resonate with you and enhance your practice. As you explore the world of aromatherapy, you’ll discover that the union of essential oils and mindfulness practices can truly elevate your journey towards inner peace and well-being.


If you’d like to know more about essential oils, get in touch, we stock doTERRA essential oils and I have created my own blends of oils too which you can find here.


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