Chakras are energy centers located along the length of your spine. There are several ways to stimulate and heal your chakras & regain focus and overall balance in your life. You can use your breath, deep meditation, yoga, mantras, special movements, or aromatherapy.
In the world of aromatherapy certain essential oils are associated with certain chakras. In this article, I will guide you through each individual chakra and introduce you to its corresponding essential oils. Aromatherapy is a wonderful way to connect your inner self with your physical body. All the sensations you tend to feel when you are using a specific oil have a corresponding chakra that is being balanced as you treat yourself with a deliciously scented and natural essential oil.
The history of using essential oils for spiritual purposes has a long history and with good reason, certain oils were found to stimulate certain energy centers in your body. I have carefully created these blends, hoping my clients could use them to balance their chakras and nurture their inner world. I have found that the best way to do this is to combine aromatherapy and a form of chakra meditation. If you ever feel like a certain aspect of your inner self is a bit off and unbalanced, you can simply take the corresponding oil blend and do a simple massage. Close your eyes, apply your oil on the spot that needs balancing (for example your belly for the solar plexus chakra), and massage in your oil as you breathe and focus on this spot. Your fingers will work in the oil and massage in all the beneficial properties they hold.
The Root Chakra
We will begin with the first chakra – the Root Chakra. This chakra is next to your tail bone and it represents and symbolizes your foundation. It allows you to withstand any challenge life throws your way. The Essential oils associated with the root chakra: Lavender, Cedarwood Himalayan, Myrrh Oil.
This essential oil blend contains myrrh, which has a pleasantly earthy scent and subtly grounds you. Lavender and Himalayan Cedarwood are two amazing oils that are commonly used for relaxation. The combination of these three essential oils makes them the perfect choice for balancing this chakra. Their unique properties will help you focus on grounding yourself and giving you a sense of security as you use it.
The second chakra also is known as the Sacral Chakra is located right under your navel, on your belly, and is connected with all kinds of pleasure, well-being, and abundance. It is where your emotions, feelings, and sensations reside. The essential oils associated with the sacral chakra: Orange, Sandalwood, & Rosewood The bitter orange essential oil energizes your and helps you open the sacral chakra by promoting an encouraging but calming sense of well-being. Sandalwood is there to support your journey, it allows you to clearly see your emotional and physical needs. And last but not least, rosewood oil encourages feminine energy and allows you to connect your thoughts and your emotions.
Solar Plexus Chakra
The solar plexus chakra or the third chakra is the home of your self-esteem and self-confidence. It is located in your abdomen area, above the sacral chakra, around your stomach. Essential oils associated with the solar plexus chakra: Ylang Ylang, Black Pepper & Juniper. Ylang Ylang is an oil that will bring out your true passions and give you the self-confidence to follow them. Black pepper is another uplifting and invigorating oil that will boost your confidence and help you feel more secure. And juniper cleanses the area around your abdomen and allows the energy to flow freely.
The fourth chakra connects the top and bottom three chakras. The heart chakra is in the middle of your chest, right above your heart, and is associated with all forms of love. The love you give to others and the love your give to yourself. Essential oils associated with the heart chakra
Niaouli, Tangerine & Amyris. Niaouli essential oil is a wonderful healer of hearts. It helps you reduce feelings of resentment anger, negativity, and allows you to open your heart to more positive feelings of love and acceptance. Tangerine is another calming yet uplifting essential oil that soothes your heart and lifts your mood. And Amyris essential oil contains properties that prevent oxidation and help your heart heal itself, both in the physical and emotional sense.
The fifth chakra is the Throat Chakra and it is located in your throat. This one allows you to communicate what the previous chakra is feeling. It allows you to truly express yourself in a completely honest and clear way. The Essential oils associated with the throat chakra are Peppermint, Petitgrain & Bergamot.
Peppermint essential oil opens up the airways and physically helps you open this chakra. Petitgrain is an essential oil with a pleasant floral and citrusy scent that has soothing and calming effects, this oil is perfect if you want to clearly communicate what you are feeling internal. And finally, bergamot essential oil. This one will help you clear your throat and remove any blocks that might exist in this area. It offers clarity that is also beneficial anytime you need to communicate.
Third Eye Chakra
The sixth chakra is called the third eye chakra and it’s the chakra of intuition. It is located on your forehead, between the eyes. This particular chakra guides your intuition, wisdom, and reveals the true depths of your soul. Essential oils associated with the third eye chakra: Sweet Marjoram, Elemi & Frankincense.
Sweet marjoram essential oil is known to induce feelings of warmth and deeper understanding. Elemi essential oil is beneficial because of its unique ability to calm down your nerves and giving you the opportunity to connect with your internal world. And frankincense is in this blend due to the fact that it enhances mood and acts as a mild sedative, which means you will find it easier to slow your thoughts down and pay attention to your subconscious thoughts.
And last but not least, the seventh chakra – the crown chakra. This chakra is on the very top of your head. It allows you to connect with your spirituality and the things that reside outside of your consciousness and even your subconscious thoughts. This chakra connects you to something higher, more powerful, and more all-knowing that any of us could really imagine. Essential oils associated with the crown chakra: Lavender, Vetiver, spike wood, Cedarwood
In terms of spirituality, lavender is known to wash away any blockages in one’s soul. It’s a very diverse oil that ultimately purifies your soul. Vetiver oil allows you to dive a bit deeper into your mind and spirit and boosts your spiritual connection. Spike wood oil is added to this blend because it is a strong oil that allows you to access hidden spots of your soul and mind. And finally, the last oil is cedarwood essential oil. This one cleanses the energy around you on a metaphysical level and helps you connect with the spiritual world that is always present but often hidden.
These are the essential oil blends that will benefits each individual chakra and make sure your spiritual, mental, and psychical self are always in perfect balance. We offer a wonderful selection of oil sets that contain individual oils blends for each chakra, that also contain healing crystals. If you would like, you can purchase all of the mentioned oil mixes here.