Essential oils and Chakra healing

My sister has been an advert avocate of essential oils such that she quited her job some years back and joined an MLM selling essential oils. So much so that when her sons are sick, she does not feed them medicine but instead bring out her whole box of essential oil and her manual of the different types and cures aka the essential oil encycropedia and started oiling my nephews.

At some point in time I think to myself if she had gone crazy, or is simply too obssesed with her own products that when one is sick, why done she just bring them to the doctors and let them do their job??

As I embarked on my own journey of healing, both body and mind, I come across a topic on youtube: Essential oils as a form of Chakra healing. Thats when i started to get interested to understand what exactly my own sister is peddling and what are their effects on our bodies and our chakras.

Each of our chakras as associated with a colour code and in order to balance that chakras, you should apply the respective essential oil, associated with each of the colors on each of the area prefereably through means of massage. Below are the colour codes and the respective oils that can be used to balanced each of our chakras (from


Essential oils and their colors for Chakra balancing

Here are different essentials oils, their colors and the Chakras they could affect.

Red – Red rose, red thyme, red cabbage, black pepper, Sage, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Jasmine and camphor essential oils are red in color and can be used to balance and activate the root chakra associated with passion, sexual energy and reconnection with Mother Earth.

Orange – Cypress, Neroli, Ginger, Carrot seed, Pimento, Nutmeg, Aniseed, Calendula, Marigold etc are orange in color and can be used to remove blockages from the sacral chakra for joy and contentment.

Yellow– Lemon, Citronella, Cilantro, Grapefruit, basil, fennel, sandalwood, yellow camphor, aniseed, caraway, can be used for removing blocks from solar plexus chakra for clarity of mind.

Green– Green is associated with the Heart chakra and essential oils that are green in color include Rose, rosewood, bergamot, Melissa, Jasmine. Using these oils one can evoke feelings of love, harmony and peace.

Blue– Blue essential oils include Lavender, sage, lemongrass, and blue chamomile. Blue is associated with the Throat chakra and the use of these oils can help remove problems in communication.

Indigo – Indigo is associated with the Brow chakra which deals with intuition and sixth sense. The use of Rosemary, Lavender, Frankincense, Peppermint, Clary sage, Spruce and Elemi is especially beneficial for the activation and balancing of this particular chakra.

Violet– The color violet is linked with the Crown chakra which is our connection to the Higher Consciousness. Neroli and Frankincense as well as St. John’s Wort, Angelica and Lavender are linked with this chakra.