Meditation is very beneficial, but it can be difficult to squeeze this peaceful practice into our busy lives. Start small by creating a calming environment with scented candles. There are many methods of meditation, all of which can be enhanced with the right fragrance. Bamboo, Vetiver, and Sandalwood are three candles that work well for meditation scents.
Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind. – Bruce Lee
Beautiful bamboo is often used to decorate a peaceful meditation space. From flooring to yoga mats, this plant is fast-growing and abundant, allowing eco-conscious zen-seekers to rest easy knowing that they are using a sustainable resource. As a candle fragrance, bamboo conjures tranquility and flexible strength, complementing the ultimate meditative state-of-mind. Try the Paddywax Bamboo and Green Tea candle for a line that is committed to conservation. Made with soy-based ink, recycled wine bottles, and a wood top, this long burning candle brings the crisp scent of bamboo blended with warming green tea and soothing honey. Create a sanctuary of serenity with this enchanting fragrance.
Vetiver is a deep-rooted grass that brings an earthy depth to fragrances. Research shows that “roots of vetiver are restorative and help reconnect us to our roots. The aroma encourages a sense of inner strength and protection and is therefore grounding and nourishing.” If you are meditating for spiritual sustenance, the long-lasting Aquiesse White Iris & Vetiver candle will burn for more than 100 hours, filling your yoga studio or bedroom with a warm blend of white iris, bergamot, vanilla, patchouli, and vetiver. This candle comes with a glass cover that serves as a pedestal while burning, and can be used to extinguish the flame when your meditation session is over.
Woody, sweet, sandalwood is soothing and comforting, helping you dissolve all of the worries that are cluttering your mind. In a fascinating study conducted at Ruhr University in Bochum Germany, researchers discovered that skin cells respond to scent. The aroma of sandalwood helps wounds heal faster. These new findings of restorative power suggest that sandalwood fragrances would pair well with meditation practice.
Ideally, meditation should take place in a designated spot of beauty and stillness. Realistically, we often find ourselves in hectic environments. Improve your stressful surroundings with the restorative scent of an Antica Farmacista Sandalwood Amber Diffuser. While sandalwood “encourages feelings of well-being,” amber, musk, and vanilla add warmth, sophistication, and purity. In the midst of a chaotic environment, take a long deep breath allowing this restorative fragrance to battle toxic energy so you can focus on the task at hand.
Whether you are a seasoned yogi or just a busy person who values a moment of zen, meditation scents are a great way to restore a sense of peace and balance. Daily practice will strengthen your meditative abilities. Use your scented candles and diffusers to waft gentle reminders of your need to steal a moment of zen.