'Yogaromas' Essential Oils For Your Yoga Practice

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Essential Oils for your Yoga Practice

There’s no doubt that aromatherapy and yoga compliment one another beautifully. Each offer us a useful way to practice mindfulness and relaxation, helping us reduce stress levels and deal with the challenges that life can pose. Here are some of our top tips on how to incorporate essential oils into your yoga practice.


Eucalyptus to help you breathe deep


When you own your breath, nobody can steal your place – author unknown


The focus on breathing is a really central part of yoga; centering your awareness on your breath helps to energize the body and reduce tension levels, allowing you to focus your full attention on your practice.

Using invigorating and decongesting oils such as Eucalyptus or Peppermint can be a wonderful way to incorporate aromatherapy into your practice.
Try diluting a few drops into a carrier oil such as grapeseed and gently massaging over the chest before your session to help you breathe deep and relax the mind.

 

Frankincense to calm a busy mind.


If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath – Amit Ray, Om Chanting & Meditation.


Yoga is a great way to practice mindfulness and help the mind focus on the present moment. We all know how hard it is to stop our thoughts from racing, especially after a busy day, but we can at least calm these thoughts with help from relaxing essential oils.

Frankincense has been used in spiritual practices for centuries. It is renowned for being grounding oil that can help us focus on the present moment.

Before your session, try diluting with a carrier oil and apply to wrist and temples to enjoy the relaxing scent of Frankincense throughout your practice.

You can also diffuse it in a vaporiser - try blending with other grounding and calming oils such as Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang or Lavender.

 

Lemon Essential Oil to clean your mat!


Create your all natural yoga mat spray with pure essential oils. Simply fill an empty atomizer bottle with distilled water (100ml size is ideal) and add 20-30 drops of essential oil.
Deodorising oils such as Lemon, Lime, Lemongrass and Camphor work wonderfully. Enjoy the refreshing and uplifting aromas of the essential oils each time you finish your session.

 

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Please note that Amphora Aromatics Ltd cannot be held responsible for any injury, illness or adverse reaction to any recipes, instructions or advice given. It is the responsibility of the end user to ensure that they have followed the relevant safety protocols and that they are aware of any possible side effects before use. We always advise that a skin patch test is carried out before full usage of any natural product whether purchased from ourselves or elsewhere.

If you are making a water based formulation for yourself or to sell then it’s very important that extremely high levels of hygiene are adhered to. Please also be aware that water based products will require some sort of preservative to ensure that they don’t spoil too rapidly. Once water has been included in a formulation bacteria can quickly form and spoil the finished product if preservatives are not used.

Some essential oils can be particularly hazardous for pregnant women. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant then please ensure that you have carefully checked that the essential oil(s) you plan to use are suitable. We recommend that essential oils are avoided altogether during the first trimester of pregnancy. Products should be stored out of reach of children. If you’re planning to use essential oils during pregnancy or with babies or children then you should consult with a professional Aromatherapist first.

Some essential oils are flammable and can be hazardous to the environment. Please ensure they are correctly stored and are disposed of responsibly. We recommend that essential oils are never taken internally and that they should not be applied to the skin around the eyes and mouth.

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