Balancing chakras with essential oils

Chakras are also sometimes referred to as energy centers or vortices. Each chakra is thought to resemble a colored wheel that spins in a clockwise direction, and the chakras are thought to each spin at a different rate or frequency.

Chakras are invisible to the naked eye and interconnect our physical and spiritual selves. Each of the seven chakras is tied directly to a specific region and nerve center of the body.

Massage, reflection, meditation and energy work using essential oils is thought to

promote balanced chakra functioning. The idea is to apply activating essential oils to energize sluggish chakra function or calming oils to quiet over-active ones. A combination of both activating and calming oils will tend to have an overall balancing and supportive benefit to the chakras. When all of the chakras are balanced in their expression, the expression of physical, mental and spiritual well being is manifested.

Root Chakra (Muladhara)

Located at the base of the spine in the tailbone area, this is where our sense of security lies.
A foot massage is a great way to balance the root chakra which regulates your sense of groundedness and stability! Oils for the root chakra are grounding and earthy and are often from trees that contain very deep roots.

Recommended essential oils for chakra balance
Under active : Nutmeg
Over active: patchouli, vetiver
Balance: cedarwood, cypress

 Sacral Chakra (Svadhistana)

Located in the lower abdomen, about 2 inches below the navel and 2 inches in — our creativity and sexuality. The sacral chakra, which influences your sensuality, benefits from a lower back massage and oils for this sacral chakra have a youthful and fun energy.

Recommended essential oils for chakra balance
Under active: spicy cardamon
Over active: ylang ylang, neroli
Balance: grapefruit, jasmine, sweet orange, rose.

Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura)

Located in the upper abdomen, in the stomach area — our self-esteem and confidence.
A gentle tummy massage influences the functioning of the solar plexus chakra which influences your gut instincts.

Recommended essential oils for chakra balance

Overactive: vetiver, helichrysum
Under active: eucalyptus, juniper berry
Balance: grapefruit, lemon, verbena, rose, peppermint, sandalwood.

Heart Chakra (Anahata)

Located in the center of chest just above heart.
The emotional center that is the heart chakra readily benefits from a supportive perfumed annointing oil applied to the breast bone or massage into the middle back area thus essential oils for the heart chakra are loving and empowering.

Recommended essential oils for chakra balance

Under active: palmarossa
Over active: lavender, sweet marjoram
Balance: geranium essential oil, jasmine, lavender, marjoram, rose,

 Throat Chakra (Vishudha)

A body spray applied to chest and neck areas is an efficient way to influence the functioning of the throat chakra which influences your expressiveness and communication.

Recommended essential oils for chakra balance

Under active: lemon
Over active: vanilla, chamomile
Balance: Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, peppermint, coriander seed

Third Eye Chakra(Ajna)

Located at the forehead and in between the eyes which is also the gateway to our intuition.
The visionary, awareness supporting third eye chakra can be influenced with an anointing oil applied to the forehead or through simple diffusion and inhalation. Use essential oils that foster vision and open the power of the brain and eyesight.

Recommended essential oils for chakra balance
Under active: rosemary
Overactive: German chamomile
Balance: Geranium, Lemon, frankincense, sandalwood

Crown Chakra (Sahasrara)

Located at the very top of the head, where our universal connection to beauty and spirituality lies. 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.

Recommended essential oils for chakra balance
Under active: spicy sweet lavandin
Overactive: neroli, vanilla
Balance:  Frankincense, Bergamot, lavender, petitgrain, vetiver


Essential Oils for Chakras