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13 Facts You Should Know about Essential Oils and Chakras

Chakras can be balanced in many ways, e.g., through music. However, not many people have mastered the play of using essential oils for balancing chakras. Learn it today.

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To use essential oils for balancing chakras, you need some basic knowledge about these substances.

What Are Essential Oils?

In the shortest, they are compounds extracted from plants. The oils capture the plant's scent and flavour also called its "essence." Unique aromatic compounds give each essential oil its characteristic essence.

Essential oils are obtained through distillation (via steam and/or water) or mechanical methods, such as cold pressing.

Once the aromatic chemicals have been extracted, they are combined with carrier oil to create a product that is ready for use. Some people think that the products obtained through chemical processes are not true essential oils.

Before You Use Essential Oils…

Essential oils are mostly used in the practice of aromatherapy. You can either inhale, dilute or rub on your skin, but never swallow them. When applied to your skin, you absorb some plant chemicals.

1. Improve Absorption

Some methods can improve absorption, such as applying heat to different areas of the body. Inhaling the aromas from this kind of oil can stimulate your limbic system which is heavily involved in forming memories.

It can partly explain why familiar smells can trigger memories or emotions. The limbic system also plays a role in controlling some unconscious physiological functions, e.g. breathing, heart rate and blood pressure. Some people claim that essential oils can exert a physical effect on your body in this way. However, scientists have not confirmed it yet.

2. Choose the Right Essential Oils

Before you choose the oil appropriate to a given chakra, read some words to the wise. You need to be cautious while working with essential oils. Using them in the wrong way may cause more damage than help.

3. Check Purity

Find an oil that contains only aromatic plant compounds, without additives or synthetic oils. For example, pure oils usually list the plant's botanical name (such as Lavandula officinalis), rather than terms like "essential oil of lavender."

4. Check Quality and Reputation

True essential oils are the ones that have been changed the least by the extraction process. Choose a chemical-free product, extracted through distillation or mechanical cold pressing.

5. Be Careful During the Process

High-quality oils only use pure plant compounds extracted by distillation or cold pressing. Avoid oils that have been diluted with synthetic fragrances, chemicals or oils.

6. Watch Your Thoughts During Balancing Your Chakras

This is probably one of the most important pieces of advice I can give you. Like with using crystals, a procedure without good intentions in mind will not be successful.

While working with essential oils, think deeply about the cleansing and healing effect they have on all subtle bodies, not only chakras.

If you combine meditation with applying essential oils and your intentions are pure, your chakras will work in an optimal way.

Warning about Side Effects

Essential oils are very useful, not only for balancing your chakras. However, they also have side effects. It happens because plants contain many bioactive compounds. Some of them can be harmful to your health.

However, combined in a proper way, essential oils are beneficial to your health and chakras.

Here are some most common side effects:

  • Rashes,

  • Asthma attacks,

  • Headaches,

  • Allergic reactions.

The oils that have most commonly been associated with adverse reactions are lavender, peppermint, tea tree and ylang-ylang.

Moreover, oils that are high in phenols, such as cinnamon, can cause skin irritation and should not be used on the skin without first being combined with a base oil. These products are not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women.

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How to Balance Chakras by Essential Oils

Each of the seven chakras responds well to a different kind of oil and needs a bit different kind of stimulation. use the information below for the best effects

1. Root Chakra

St. John's Wort, Angelica, Patchouli, Nutmeg Frankincense, and Vetiver are the best. The root chakra connects you with Mother Earth and feet are the transmitters of energy from your body to earth.

Hence, foot massage is a great way to balance the root chakra which regulates your sense of ground and stability. Rub the oil, after application, anticlockwise for three minutes and then change your moves to the clockwise ones.

During the process, you can chant statements starting with I AM... For example:

  • I am an awesome being (because...)

  • I am the beloved child of God.

  • I am a wonder (because...)

Read about connecting with Mother Earth - the article continues below:

2. Sacral Chakra

Orange, Clove, Rosemary, Juniper, Sandal Wood, Cardamon (for deficient chakra), Ylang Ylang and Neroli (for overactive chakra).

The second chakra is located above your navel. Therefore, massage the navel area and you can also practise it on the lower back.

Also, use anticlockwise movements for three minutes and then change the rubbing movement to the clockwise one. Chant the following affirmations:

  • I feel great pleasure coming from (name the part of your body/ an activity - e.g. sex).

  • I am a happy person because ...

  • I create great works in my life.

3. Solar Plexus Chakra

Lemon, Rosemary, Peppermint, Yarrow and Marjoram, Eucalyptus and Berry (dormant chakra), Vetiver or Helichrysum (for overactive chakra), Grapefruit, Lemon.

The solar plexus is located in your stomach area. Using essential oils together with massage will not only balance this chakra but also help your digestion.

It also influences your gut instincts. Again, make anticlockwise movements first and then change the direction, three minutes each one, chanting:

  • I do great things in my life.

  • I have control over my life.

  • I think some uplifting thoughts.

4. Heart Chakra

Melissa, Palmarosa (opens the chakra), Lavender and Sweet Majoram (calms down the chakra) Rosewood, Basil, Geranium and Rose.

The emotional centre that is the heart chakra readily benefits from a supportive perfumed anointing oil applied to the breastbone or massage into the middle back area.

Again, start with anticlockwise movements and then, after three minutes, change the direction to the clockwise one. Affirm:

  • I love and approve of myself.

  • I love each being in the Universe

  • I forgive myself...

  • I forgive ... that...

Forgive other beings to enjoy full happiness - the article continues below:

5. Throat Chakra

Lemongrass, Coriander, Lemon (to open the chakra), Sage and Blue chamomile (to calm down the chakra). A body spray applied to the chest and neck areas is an efficient way to influence the functioning of the throat chakra which influences your expressiveness and communication.

It is very beneficial to touch the throat, and massage it anticlockwise while chanting affirmations. After three minutes continue clockwise movements. Chant the following affirmations:

  • I speak. with courage.

  • My words are powerful and transform the world.

  • I speak what I think with ease.

6. Third Eye Chakra

Clary sage, Frankincense, Sandalwood, Elemi, Rosemary (opens the chakra), German chamomile (stabilises and focuses the chakra)Spruce and Lavender.

The visionary, awareness supporting the third eye chakra can be influenced by an anointing oil applied to the forehead or through simple diffusion and inhalation.

You can also add massage and affirmations, practised in a similar way as in the case of previous chakras:

  • I see myself as a beloved child of the Universe.

  • I see the greatness in myself and each being.

  • I see my life path and have the courage to follow it.

Try more ways of balancing your chakras by these methods:

7. Crown Chakra

Geranium, Lavandin (clarifies the chakra), Neroli or Vanilla (calming effect on the chakra) Myrrh, Gotu Kola and Sandalwood. Look to frankincense to maintain a well-functioning crown chakra.

A room diffusion applied to the airspace around you is the best way to balance the transcendent crown chakra which occupies the space above the crown of your head. Massaging the top of your head is also advisable.

Put the fingertips on both hands in a ring around the top of the client’s head. But avoid touching the crown of the head press lightly to release tensions. Chant the following affirmations:

  • I understand the Divine Plan for myself and other beings.

  • I understand others being right to choose a different path than I am following (i.e., the darkness)

  • Information I need comes to me easily.

In A Nutshell

Today you have learnt how to balance your chakras with essential oils. Each chakra has specific oils which are tuned to the fest it, e.g. St. John's Wort for the root chakra. The therapy with essential oils is more effective when you add massage and combine it with music, affirmations and crystals. Good luck and have healthy, balanced chakras.


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