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There are so many amazing essential oils that can help guide your meditation.  Here are some recommendations:

Sandalwood:  Sandalwood is possibly the best essential oil for meditation although it is quite expensive.  It is extremely cleansing and can break up the negative thoughts and stress that cloud your mind.  If you are experiencing inner noise and a busy mind that is taking away from your ability to focus, relax, and meditate, sandalwood can help clear the chatter.  It is also a hypotensive which can help lower your blood pressure so you can also physically relax during your meditation. Amyris is a wonderful substitute for sandalwood that is not as expensive and has the same amazing properties.

Clary Sage:  Clary sage has been used by cultures all over the world for thousands of years to remove negative energies from a space.  Using clary sage during meditation can clear the room of any negative energies that can influence and distract the mind from focusing.  Clary sage is also an antidepressant so it can help lift your mood, so that you have a positive meditative experience.

Frankincense:  Frankincense is the most powerful essential oil for the spirit.  It promotes grounding, balancing, and openness.  Frankincense can help you connect with your spiritual self.  Frankincense can also help stabilize your root chakra, so that your energy can flow through your chakras.  Frankincense is also has numerous holistic benefits.  It can help reduce pain and inflammation, relieve stress, and clear your nasal passages.  All of these things can distract you during meditation, so it is a great oil to incorporate into your meditation for the health of your mind, body, and spirit.

Lavender:  Lavender is an antianxiety, antidepressant, and relaxant.  Lavender is one of the best essential oils for meditation because its calming properties can put your mind in the right frame to achieve clarity and enlightenment from meditation.  It also helps stabilize and calm you, so if you are having a restless meditation session, you can balance yourself and really focus.

Eucalyptus:  Meditation requires focusing and controlling your breathing.  However, if your airways are blocked or inflamed, you will have difficulty achieving a meditative state.  Eucalyptus is an expectorant and can help clear the airways and release chest tightness, enabling you to breathe deeply and steadily.

Neroli:  Neroli is an extremely spiritually transformative essential oil.  Used during meditation, it can help promote self-love and acceptance, reduce your fears, and inspire creativity.  In the body, Neroli reduces pain and inflammation, decreases blood pressure and cortisol levels, and is an anticonvulsant.  The centering spiritual and physical effects of neroli have a profound impact on meditation and can help you achieve mindfulness, clarity, and inner peace.

Incorporating essential oils into your meditation routine can help your mind focus and center.  It can also clear the negative energies and mind talk that can distract you from achieving mindfulness and enlightenment.  Essential oils can also help soothe your body and connect you. to your spiritual self.  Essential oils are a truly amazing way to enhance your meditation experience.  However, if you are using essential oils for meditation, you need to ensure you are incorporating only the highest quality oils or you will not get the full therapeutic benefits.

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meditationIn this day and age, most of us think we are too busy to start a new routine but if you are stressed out in every day life, starting a practice of meditation can really calm you down, refocus how you use your energy and start you on a happier, healthier way. Using essential oils can help you start a meditation routine and allow you to focus on it enough to get amazing benefits.

Essential oils can be used in two different ways to facilitate meditation.  First you can diffuse the oil into the air using an essential oil diffuser to promote aromatherapy inhalation.  During meditation, aromatherapy inhalation can help stimulate the senses, promote relaxation, and create an ambient space so you can really focus.  The second way is to directly apply thee essential oils to your skin.  There are several ways to do this during meditation.  You can apply the essential oil to sore areas that can distract your mind, you can apply it to your palms for self-directed inhalation, or you can apply it to your pulse points so it can quickly reach the targeted areas.  So how you incorporate your essential oils into your meditation depends entirely on what you need to achieve. If you are using a strong essential oil like peppermint, you will need to dilute it with a carrier oil before applying it directly to your skin.

Happy Thanksgiving

Author: Dr. Larita


What are you thankful for? I am thankful for health, home, family, friends and food!

4-aromatherapy-essential-oilsWhen I have the right kinds of essential oils in my home, I am able to improve my mood and make it so that I can enjoy my day a whole lot better. There are many different types of oils that I can use all around my home to make it so that I feel certain ways. Diffusing citrus oils can help me wake up in the morning while diffusing lavender can make it easier for me to get to sleep at the end of the day.

It is wonderful for me to be able to have oils like these on hand just in case I end up needing them for some reason. I keep plenty of different types of aromatherapy essential oils all around my home to use when they are needed. It is good to just have something around that can be used when I really need to relax or when I need to energize myself for a big day.

I am always surprised by how well these different types of essential oils work for me just because it seems like a smell couldn’t have that much effect on a person. They definitely work well for me since my mood can completely change just from diffusing the right kind of oils around my home.

Keep Skin Hydrated

Author: Dr. Larita

Is your skin flaky even though it’s not even winter yet? Moisture is the key to healthy, comfortable skin. Start by upping the amount of water you drink on a daily basis. Your body needs water to function, including repairing damaged skin cells.

Next, try using a gentle body exfoliant a few times a week to clear away dead, dry skin cells. Use less hot water when you shower, as hot water can deplete natural oils that your body produces. Finally, follow up with skin moisturizers. You may need to use different moisturizers for your body and facial skin, as facial skin tends to be more sensitive.

If you’ve been using bar soap to wash your face, you might have realized that this soap can irritate your skin. Soap that is not designed specifically for the face can simply be too harsh for this more sensitive skin. For that reason, facial cleansers are a great way to remove the grime and dirt of the day without damaging or drying out your face.

When using a facial cleanser, remember that you should wash twice a day-once in the morning and once at night. Give the facial cleanser time to work. Rub it into the skin in a circular motion, and then let it sit for about half a minute before removing.

When washing and drying your face, be careful not to pull at the skin, especially the skin around the eyes because it is sensitive and can stretch over time if pulled. Know the benefits of your specific facial cleanser. If it contains moisturizers, you could be done after the initial face wash. If your skin feels dry, however, apply a basic face-specific moisturizer.

3-relax-with-aromatherapyOne of the big problems in my life right now is stress. It is a huge challenge for me to go through my day to day life without feeling extremely stressed out in general. Of course, I cannot just be walking around with all of this stress since stress is something that is extremely unhealthy for me on the whole. To make sure that I can relieve some of my stress, I have started to look into remedies.

Mostly, I am looking at natural remedies since I really want to make sure that I try natural remedies before I end up trying something that might be a bit more clinical. I have begun to use some different types of essential oils to work on getting aromatherapy into my lifestyle. These oils have really helped since the smells make it so that I can relax.

It is wonderful for me to be able to stay calm and get more relaxed when I come home from work and start to unwind. I really feel a lot better when I am able to take the time to just smell these different types of oils. They make my body feel so much more calm after all that I have been through.

stressed-mom-2 Do you want a simple and inexpensive natural relief for stress headaches? I have one for you that really works. One of my friends was stressed because she couldn’t get in touch with her daughter and she was worried about her because they usually talk several times a day. They live in a large city and she worries all the time since her daughter moved out of the family home. She didn’t believe an aromatherapy remedy would work for her but I asked her to try it and see.

I gave her a dropper bottle of lavender essential oil and told her to rub it neat around her forehead, temples, and the back of her neck. We were talking while fixing dinner and suddenly she said, “Hey, my headache’s gone!” It only took a few minutes and the lavender worked. Right after that, her daughter called and said she had overslept but everything was all right.


Aromatherapy is a kind of alternative medicine that makes use of essential oils and other aromatics extracted from plant materials in order to affect the person’s health or mood. Aromatherapy is also widely used for its soothing effect to the body. Thus, those who need to improve their mood and calm their stressed muscles—preferably after a stressful time or work—best consider the use of aromatherapy. For some, it is also used to add a sweet fragrance to their homes.

You can actually make your own aromatherapy recipes using different aromatherapy supplies such as essential oils, aromatherapy diffusers, massage oils, and lotions. Just make sure that all the supplies and raw ingredients you will use are of top quality for best efficacy. If you are after spreading the scent of the aromatic ingredients, you can place them in hot baths to release the scent and let them linger in every corner of your place.

Cedar wood oil is used for stress reduction. In ancient times cedar wood oil was used by Egyptians to preserve mummies. It also works well as an expectorant and antiseptic. The aroma of Cedar wood has a woodsy, spicy and medicinal odor. This pure essential oil is great to use in massage oils and can be used to treat diseases, like arthritis, eczema and acne.

Chamomile essential oil is known for its calming affects. It is often used to ease symptoms of irritable-bowel syndrome and menstrual cramps. Insomnia and anxiety sufferers can benefit from the sedative qualities of chamomile. It is also an antiseptic used to sooth skin irritations.

Cajeput pure essential oil smells a bit like camphor and is pale yellow in color. Muscle aches, oily skin, asthma, coughs, bronchitis and sinusitis may be relieved with cajeput oil use.

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