Balance is important in all areas of life. Striking a balance makes it possible to live happier and healthier. This is true when it comes to establishing a work-life balance and even when it comes to your chakras. If one or more of your chakras is unbalanced (either overactive or underactive) this can lead to a number of physical and emotional issues. For instance, headaches, eye strain, moodiness, and anxiety. Thankfully, there are many ways to balance the chakras. Using essential oils for aromatherapy is one example. Certain scents are linked to the different chakra points in the body…and incorporating those scents into your wellness routine can make it easier to relax, feel grounded, and achieve a deeper sense of balance.
How to Use Essential Oils
Essential oils have a rich history. They have been used for thousands of years and have ties to spiritual practices and rituals in India, Egypt and China, to name a few. Today, these aromatic oils are more accessible than ever and can be used in a number of different ways. It is possible to find essential oils in metaphysical shops, spas, yoga studios, home goods stores, and even department stores. That makes it easier than ever to infuse your day with a little healing. Though there are countless spiritual rituals that you can incorporate these oils into…when it comes to balancing the chakras, sometimes simplicity is best. Diffuse the oils, create an essential oil fragrance or rollerball or make your own inhaler for on-the-go balance.
Balance Your Root Chakra
The root chakra is located at the base of the spine and it is essentially your foundation. It is associated with feelings of safety and security. When it is in alignment, you will feel stable and secure. When it is blocked, you will feel drained and unfocused. Want some essential oils for the root chakra? Choose scents that are earthy and grounding. There may be some that immediately come to mind that are already in your possession. However, a few suggestions include: patchouli, vetiver, sandalwood, and frankincense. Add three to five drops of your chosen oil to a diffuser and let the earthy scent bring your root chakra back into alignment.
Aromatherapy For Your Sacral Chakra
The sacral chakra is located below the navel and is linked to sexual and creative energies. If it is blocked, symptoms can range from lower back pain to irritability and feeling easily overwhelmed. When this chakra is in alignment, your intuition is improved as is the ability to express yourself creatively. There are many essential oils that can be used to benefit this chakra. Typically, the best scents are fresh and floral. Fresh options include tangerine and sweet orange while floral options include ylang ylang and rose. These particular oils are ideal to wear as a perfume or with a body lotion. That means you can enjoy the healing scent throughout the day.
Use These Essential Oils For the Solar Plexus Chakra
Next up is the solar plexus chakra. This is located at the diaphragm and is a center of personal power. It is connected to identity, ego, personal freedom, and authenticity. When the solar plexus chakra is out of alignment, you may experience low self-esteem, have difficulty trusting others, or struggle to take responsibility. On the other hand, when it is balanced, you feel confident in who you are and are able to assert yourself when needed. The best essential oils to bring balance to this particular chakra are restorative. Reach for scents like lemongrass, lavender, myrrh, and rosemary. Mix a few drops with a carrier oil and apply directly to the chakra point or add to your diffuser to make sure your home smells downright incredible.
Bring Balance to the Heart Chakra
The heart chakra is located at heart level and is the center of compassion, love, and empathy for others. When this particular chakra is unbalanced, you may experience difficulty connecting with people, loneliness, or depression. Alternatively, when the heart chakra is balanced, you will be able to forgive easily and have compassion for yourself and those around you. Struggling in this area? Need to unblock this chakra? Be sure to use essential oils effectively. Many of the scents associated with this chakra are pine, jasmine, cypress, and bergamot. Create an inhaler with a few drops of your preferred scent and carry it in your purse, pocket, or briefcase.
Effectively Unblock Your Throat Chakra
The throat chakra is located at the base of the throat and is all about communication. When it is blocked or misaligned, you may struggle to communicate honestly or even feel a soreness in your throat. When it is unblocked, you will find it easy to express how you feel and will find presentations and public speaking engagements easier. Look for scents that promote a sense of calm and inner strength. Need a few ideas? Some of the best essential oils for the throat chakra are peppermint, sage, blue chamomile, and eucalyptus. Mix with a carrier oil and dab a small amount directly to the throat. Or create a room spray to quickly and easily create balance.
Heal Your Third Eye Chakra
This next chakra is located in the center of the forehead and is all about wisdom and intuition. How can you tell when the third eye chakra is unbalanced? Chances are, you struggle to concentrate on one particular task or you are fearful of the unknown. When it is balanced, you feel connected and trust your instincts. When it comes to essential oils that can be of use…reach for something that is bright and uplifting. For example, lemon, neroli, or even clary sage. Dab a small amount to the chakra point or add a few drops to your diffuser. It won’t take long before the aromatherapy impacts your mood – and brings a little more balance to your third eye chakra.
Use These Oils for the Crown Chakra
The seventh chakra is the crown chakra, which is located above the crown of the head. This is by far the most spiritual chakra and has to do with connection to higher guidance. When this is unbalanced, you may feel disconnected to your spiritual or religious beliefs, be unable to set or maintain goals, or even feel directionless. On the other hand, when the crown chakra is balanced, you feel spiritually connected, open-minded, and peaceful. Which essential oils are best for this chakra? Achieve balance with the following scents: lotus, spikenard, cedarwood, and helichrysum. These oils can be incorporated into your next meditation session with ease.
Feeling unbalanced? Out of alignment? Consider aromatherapy for relaxation and wellness. Be thoughtful about the essential oils you choose – and breathe a little easier knowing that it is always possible to turn things around.