Balancing your Chakras with Essential Oils

Chakras are the seven energy centers in our body, through which energy flows. Each chakra is directly related to specific mental, physical and emotional functions - by understanding what each chakra represents and how you can support your chakras to keep energy flowing freely, you can better achieve whole wellness. 

When one of the chakras is out of balance as a result of negative energy flowing through it, it can affect our physical and emotional health. 

 
 

Essential oils are pure plant extracts that can be used to help balance the chakras and keep energy flowing. 

Suggested uses: 

  • Dilute 1-3 drops of essential oil with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil, and apply to the chakra area of soles of the feet. 
  • Diffuse essential oils or inhale from the bottle throughout the day. 

7th Chakra: Crown

Sahasrara

Location: Top of the head

The crown chakra is our connection to our higher self and purpose. When this chakra is balanced, we live in the present moment. We have an unshakeable trust in our inner guidance. 

An imbalance in this chakra can manifest as depression, sensitivity to light or sound, problems with mental function or feelings of disconnection. 

Essential Oils to support the Crown Chakra

Frankincense, Helichrysum, Roman Chamomile, Sandalwood or Rosemary

6th Chakra: Third Eye

Ajana

Location: Middle of forehead

The 6th chakra is connected to our intuition, inner wisdom and ability to make decisions. When this chakra is balanced we experience clarity, focus and are open to receiving wisdom and insight. Our ability to dream and vision is held here. 

An imbalance in this chakra can cause us to feel stuck, confused or overwhelmed. A blockage in this chakra can lead to vision problems, headaches, fogginess, dizziness and feelings of separation.

Essential Oils to support the Third Eye Chakra

Clary Sage, Lemongrass, Frankincense, Patchouli

5th Chakra: Throat Chakra

Vishudda

Location: Center of the throat/neck

The throat chakra is the center for communication, self-expression and creativity. When this chakra is balanced, we have free flowing of creativity, words, and expression. We can speak the truth and express our feelings.

An imbalance in this chakra will manifest as manifest as hearing and speech difficulties, communication problems, sore throats, thyroid and para thyroid diseases, and difficulties in expressing ourselves.

Essential Oils to support the Throat Chakra

Birch, Lavender, Oregano, Spearmint

4th Chakra: Heart Chakra

Anahata

Location: Heart region

The heart chakra is our connection to love, joy and inner peace. When this chakra is balanced we feel joy, gratitude, love and compassion and forgiveness flow freely. 

An imbalance in this chakra will manifest as jealousy, abandonment, anger, bitterness or fear of loneliness. Physical imbalances include asthma, heart disease, lung disease, issues with breasts, lymphatic systems, upper back and shoulder problems, arm and wrist pain.

Essential Oils to support the Heart Chakra

Geranium, Ylang Ylang, Peppermint, Cardamom

3rd Chakra: Solar Plexus

Manipura

Location: Slightly above the navel

The 3rd chakra is the center for self-worth, self-confidence and self-esteem. When this chakra is balanced, we feel self-respect and self-compassion. We feel in control, assertive, confident.

An imbalance in this chakra appears as issues with self-esteem, fear of rejection, self-criticism, digestive problems, liver dysfunction, chronic fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, stomach ulcers, pancreas and gallbladder issues, colon diseases.

Essential Oils to support the Solar Plexus Chakra

Bergamot, Fennel, Juniper Berry, Ginger

2nd Chakra: Sacral

Svadishana

Location: Between the navel and the pubic bone

The sacral chakra represents our represents our inspiration, creative and sexual energies. When this chakra is balanced, we have an ability to take risks, we are creative, and passionate. We are in tune with our sexuality.

An imbalance in this chakra can manifest as a difficulty to commit to relationships or express our feelings. We are less able to have fun, be playful, express our creativity or experience pleasure. Physical imbalances include sexual and reproductive issues, urinary problems, kidney dysfunctions, hip, pelvic and low back pain.

Essential Oils to support the Sacral Chakra

Cinnamon, Cypress, Wild Orange, Black Pepper

1st Chakra: Root

Muladhara

Location: At the base of your spine, at your tailbone.

The root chakra represents survival, security and stability. When this chakra is balance, you feel supported, a sense of connection and safety to the physical world, and grounded.

When this chakra is blocked, it might cause fear, a lack mentality, instability and loss of power, as well as lower back pain, sciatica and issues with the immune system, 

Essential Oils to support the Root Chakra

Arborvitae, Basil, Vetiver, Cedarwood, White Fir