Despite some misfounded, widespread belief, Meditation is not aligned with any religious or spiritual belief. It is simply a relaxation technique which enables us to relax our minds enough take a mini-vacation from stress. Which can last a few minutes to a few hours. It can be done with eyes closed, or eyes open, even whilst walking. Regular users often agree that they become more receptive to enlightenment during deep meditative practice.
Meditation is not just Relaxation. It occurs on a much deeper level
Research has proven that just a couple of minutes a few times a week spent Meditating can reduce pain by as much as 90%. That is a better result than many addictive opioid drug-based pain medications. Plus studies have also shown reductions in anxiety, depression and stress. (Source: WebMD Medical Reference https://www.webmd.com/pain-management/hypnosis-meditation-and-relaxation-for-pain-treatment#1)
Aromatherapy is recommended by many hospitals and midwives for women during labor. It is also said to reduce pain by the Arthritis Foundation.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, a cardiovascular surgeon, "...and his collaborator, clinical aromatherapist Jane Buckle, PhD, recommend using 15 drops of an essential oil, such as lavender, chamomile or eucalyptus, diluted with 1 oz. (2 Tbsp.) of a “carrier” or neutral oil, such as almond, avocado or jojoba, dabbed directly on the skin." (Source: http://www.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/treatments/natural/other-therapies/aromatherapy-pain-relief.php)
The safest way to combine Aromatherapy with your Meditative Practice is to use an Ultrasonic Aroma Air Diffuser. Then you do not need to worry about the dangers of naked flames in your deeply relaxed state. Most Aromatherapy Humidifiers have automatic safety shut off protections if their water levels run dry. Along with micro-fine ultrasonic mist spray to release the Essential Oils safely into your air without the possibility of over-heating the oil and damaging or destroying any of the oil's natural healing properties. Evaporative humidifiers also purify, ultrasonically sterilize and cleanse air to soften and moisten dry or chapped skin.
Bring the spa experience to your own home whilst you create your own meditation space. Make use of the modern LED light features to provide the ambient lighting previously only available with candles. Or how about experiencing the modern rainbow light sequence from attractive and decorative bowls and urns we now know as Electric Aromatherapy Diffusers.