Meditation Room Ideas: How To Incorporate Essential Oils
Make natural wellness products a part of your routines and rituals
MEDITATION ROOM IDEAS TO HELP YOU FEEL YOUR BEST IN YOUR SPACE
There’s something special about creating a dedicated space to enhance and support your meditation practice. As grounding and nurturing as it is to practice with others and in decorated and whimsical spaces, what feels more realistic for many of us is the idea of a space in our home in which we can create an area devoted to meditation.
Even though we can’t always practice in our sacred places like our temples and community gatherings, we have the ability to create a place for our practice that feels truly ours; we can decorate and scent the space as we please, and we can commit to placing natural wellness products throughout our meditation room to help amplify our experience when we’re there.
Scent is one of the most powerful ways we can create impact in our environment. When we surround ourselves with scents that are pleasing and comforting, we’re likely to remember them fondly and look forward to the experience again. Since one facet of meditation involves consistency, this is a perfect pairing for those looking to grow both their meditation and wellness practices at the same time.
Read on to learn more about the natural wellness products we suggest adding to your meditation room at home.
MEDITATION ROOM IDEAS: ADD A PIECE OF DÉCOR LIKE A DIFFUSER
Our first choice for an item you can add to enhance your meditation room is an ultrasonic diffuser. Diffusers use clean water and 100% pure essential oils to create a fine, cool, mist that is ultimately dispersed into the air for you to breathe in through the nose and mouth. Diffusers are heat-free, whisper-quiet and meant to provide ambience and aesthetic, neither of which are intended to disrupt the silence and stillness of your meditation space.
Many people choose diffusers according to personal preference, such as by color, texture or material. At Saje we offer a number of different diffusers to suit various needs, knowing that each of these units is intended to create negative ions to enhance an overall sense of well-being and to allow you to tailor the way your space looks and feels. Below are a couple of our favorite diffusers:
Aroma Om stone: a community favorite, this diffuser is both aesthetically pleasing and functional. The bottle shaped cover is made from a durable cement stone in a neutral-toned slate grey, allowing it to fit seamlessly into any home décor. This unit offers a continuous run option for approximately 3 hours, or an intermittent option for up to 6 hours. Also offering an optional LED-light for ambience, the Aroma Om stone is a fan favorite for a reason.
Aroma (Be) Free: this is our very first cordless and rechargeable diffuser, allowing you to take wellness with you anywhere you go. Offered in a design-forward, geometric shaped cover in BPA-free plastic matte white, this diffuser also offers continuous or intermittent diffusing for approximately 4-8 hours before needing to be recharged. The future of diffusing looks bright!
Aroma Om deluxe: our largest and longest running diffuser, the Aroma Om deluxe is well-suited to large, open spaces and those who wish to diffuse for longer periods of time. Depending on a high or low setting, this diffuser runs for between 11-22 hours, and can also be programmed to run for intervals of 1, 3 or 6 hours. A rotating, colored LED-light band is the perfect way to create a vibe in your space and can be used independently of the unit for a touch of light when desired.
MEDITATION ROOM IDEAS: SCENT THE SPACE WITH 100% NATURAL DIFFUSER BLENDS
Of course if you’re going to equip your meditation room with a diffuser, you’re going to need to select the scents that inspire how you’re looking to feel at the time. You may select blends to help you feel grounded and stabilized, blends to uplift and awaken your senses or blends to help you unwind and de-stress. Below we’re offering an example of three different blends you may consider adding to your space:
A BLEND FOR FEELING GROUNDED: we love Present Moment for the way it helps us feel connected to our inner stillness and brings us closer to feeling in the moment. This is a unique blend where citrus meets earthy and woody, being blended with grapefruit, orange, sandalwood and frankincense.
A BLEND FOR FEELING CALMED: for those times when you want to let it all go, Unwind feels like a comforting hug after a long day. Blended with orange, bergamot, geranium and cinnamon, this blend fits the bill for helping your mind feel soothed and restored.
A BLEND FOR FEELING AWAKENED: reach for Elevate, a citrusy-herbal blend of lemongrass, mandarin and yuzu when you are looking to feel uplifted and enlivened. This bright and cheery blend is perfect for days you need a little extra motivation to move into your practice.
MEDITATION ROOM IDEAS: PREP THE BODY FOR STILLNESS
Another one of our favorite products to add to your meditation room are a variety of our roll-on oil blends. Each of these formulas have been carefully blended with essential oils reported to have various effects on our bodies, like stress release, sensory wellness and more.
Roll-ons are simple to use as they are pre-blended for safe application directly to the skin, so all you have to do is roll onto suggested areas of the body like the temples, wrists and elbow creases before or after your meditation practice and feel the benefits of the different essential oils. A few of our favorites below:
Stress Release: a blend of soothing lavender, relieving roman chamomile and sweet orange helps to support releasing difficult emotions and grounds you in the present moment. Try rolling onto the forehead, neck and shoulders to ease stressful feelings.
Energy: use this natural pick-me-up whenever you’re looking for an uplifting mood boost. Bright, stimulating ingredients like peppermint, lemon and rosemary will help lift your spirits and leave you refreshed.
Yoga: find your center wherever you are with this earthy, citrus and herbal blend of patchouli, orange and neroli to help keep you grounded, ease restlessness and comfort the body. Try rolling into the palms, rubbing hands briskly together and taking 2-3 deep breaths to invite stillness.
MEDITATION ROOM IDEAS: REFRESH AND RECHARGE POST PRACTICE
One of our favorite parts of meditation is inviting movement back into the body by wiggling the fingers and toes, taking a deep stretch overhead and opening your eyes to come back to the room. This is often the perfect time for a refresher that gives you both a physical and mental lift. We like to spritz one of our favorite mists overhead, close our eyes and mouth and breathe deeply as a way to come back to the room, anytime. Here are the mists we reach for post-practice:
Rose Mist: our #1 choice to soothe emotional worries, help restore feelings of confidence and to promote a sense of well-being is the soothing, balancing and comforting queen of all flowers, the rose. Mist generously over the face and body to feel nurtured.
Refresh: stay sharp and maintain positivity with this deeply hydrating and invigorating mist. This is a blend of bright, citrus lemon, woody and herbal eucalyptus and earthy and woody cedarwood that was formulated to give you a sunny outlook and a refreshed perspective.
OUR TAKE ON MEDITATION ROOM IDEAS: ACCESSORIES TO SUPPORT WELLNESS
Whether you’re beginning a brand-new meditation practice or you’re a seasoned pro, there are always tools and accessories you can explore to help take your routines and rituals to the next level. Below we’re sharing a few of the products we’ve been recommended as additions to a meditation room to help encourage maximum levels of stillness and mindfulness.
- Invest in a meditation cushion. When you’re uncomfortable, you’re more prone to squirming and fidgeting, which can easily pull you away from your focus. Treat yourself to a high-quality cushion that helps you feel supported and will make you look forward to your time.
- Weigh your options. If your preferred meditation style is lying down either on a cushion or a yoga mat, consider adding a weighted eye mask to your set up. Blocking out the light can help pull you deeper into your breathing and your practice, while the gentle weight of the pillow over the eyes can help induce relaxation. It also just feels so soothing and comforting!
- Raise your vibration. Many people report feeling more deeply connected and in tune with themselves through the use of healing energy crystals. There are so many crystals to choose from, each known to support the body's different chakras and energy centers. Some popular crystals include rose quartz for self-love and self-confidence or amethyst for emotional and spiritual protection.
Being present is the only way to live a truly rich and full life.
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