Mindful Monday no. 37 – Aromatherapy

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Want to feel more energized, relaxed, focused, calm, present, centered, alert, grounded in your mindfulness practice? Aromatherapy can enhance the effects of mindful living in many ways. 

Place a few drops of essential oil in a burner or diffuser, and let the scent permeate the room as you take a few minutes to meditate.

Add a few drops to a carrier oil like olive, almond, or grape seed oil, and place it directly on your skin for a subtle scent to bring your to a more mindful state. 

Essential oils heighten our awareness  of the present moment by directing our focus to the sense of smell. 

Here are some essential oils that will help you be more mindful: 

Lavender: relieves anxiety and helps with relaxation before bed.

Jasmine: uplifts mood and reduces negative emotions. 

Bergamot: boost mood and reduces tension by relaxing muscles and nerves. 

Sandalwood: clears the mind and improves the forgetfulness related to being overwhelmed. 

Neroli: invokes feelings of joy to combat depression. 

What essential oils do you find more effective? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section. 

Lindsay 

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