Sandalwood and Meditation

Sandalwood is an essential oil that I use often in my personal meditation and yoga practice. I love the earthy aroma it offers and the immediate sense of calm. It’s great for my skin, too! That’s an awesome bonus.

One of the most common uses for Sandalwood oil is for meditation, due to its grounding and mood-enhancing properties. The sweet, woody aroma of Sandalwood is known to enhance mood—which is why the oil has been used in meditation for centuries. Consider diffusing Sandalwood in your bedroom after a long, stressful day, or before meditation to promote an uplifting atmosphere.

The grounding, balancing aroma of Sandalwood will help settle and balance emotions. To take advantage of these benefits, apply one to two drops of Sandalwood essential oil to the palms of your hands. Then, cup your hands around your nose and inhale for up to 30 seconds. This will help lessen tension and balance emotions.

Learn more about how to use essential oils in your meditation practice and your home here.