Essential Oils for Yoga and Meditation

Essential Oils for Yoga and Meditation

With the increasing amount of stress in today’s world, many people are turning to outlets like Yoga and meditation to unwind and relax the body. But did you know it is also a perfect time to incorporate essential oils? With their therapeutic benefits, essential oils can help assist in focusing and centering your mind body and spirit during these activities as well as relax and unwind before and after! Read on to find a few great recipes to help enhance your well-being!
Anointing Oil

Anointing the forehead before yoga or a meditation session with the appropriate essential oils can help bring a deep sense of calm and peace. Scent can subconsciously affect you, so bringing soothing aromas into these sessions can be important for spiritual focus!

To make an anointing oil:

15-25 Drops Essential Oil (Try Sandalwood, Frankincense, Myrrh or Anoint Blend)
1oz Carrier Oil
Apply small amount to forehead. Store in a glass amber bottle out of sunlight and extreme temperatures.


Essential oils are wonderful to diffuse before a class or even before you leave for work in the morning! Try these uplifting recipes in your diffuser:

Recipe 1:
12 Drops Sweet Orange
4 Drops Clove Bud
4 Drops Ylang Ylang
Recipe 2:
10 Drops Sweet Orange
4 Drops Bergamot
4 Drops Lemon
4 Drops Lime

Diffusing for Meditation
Using oils for meditation can help enhance the experience. Next time you meditate, consider these oils to diffuse during.

Ground Oils:
Clary Sage
Spiritual Awareness:
Ylang Ylang
Calming/Relaxing Oils:

Yoga Mat Spray

Don’t let your yoga mat get yucky! This simple spray is easy to make and use and will help kill bacteria and germs living on your mat or a community mat. Other oils to try with this recipe: Sweet Orange, Lemon, or Protect. Don’t feel like making your own? Try our Purify Aromatherapy Mist! Also doubles as a great room deodorizer as well.

1 Glass Amber Bottle with Spray Cap
12 drops Tea Tree
12 Drops Lavender
60 ml Water (or witch hazel)

Mix and spray on yoga mat then wipe off with a towel.

Focusing on breathing is an important aspect of Yoga and meditation. Try this simple recipe and apply a small amount to the chest to help open the airways.

5 Drops Peppermint or Breath Easy
1 oz Carrier Oil (we suggest Jojoba)

You can also apply the essential oils to a tissue and breathe deeply or apply one drop to your palm, rub hands together, place your hands over your nose and breathe deeply 2 – 3 times. Try these oils:

Sweet Orange – uplifting
Bergamot – relaxing
Lavender – calming
Frankincense – grounding

 Sore Muscles

If you’re new to yoga (or coming back to), sore muscles can be an after effect. Our solution? Arnica Pain Relief Gel or Balm. Wanting to make your own sore muscle blend? We’ve got that covered too! Try our Sports Relief blend in the massage or body oil base and get rid of those aches and pains!
Have any of your own recipes or ideas for using essential oils during yoga or meditation? Let us know by leaving a comment!
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