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Why Essential Oils? Why Chakras?
Learning to access and balance the chakras changed the way I related to my body.
Suddenly I understood a lot more about how my energy flowed, and how to access my power.
It helped me to open up, to heal pain and trauma that had existed in my body for decades, and taught me to say what I need to say, to have strength, integrity, and to connect to the earth.
The chakra system is just a framework within which we get to explore how energy moves through our bodies. Truthfully there are more than just the seven commonly shown chakras...but for today were going to focus on those chakras that run up and down the body's energy channel/the spine.
I'll talk very briefly about what each chakra does, what it feels like when it's out of balance, and some essential oils that can help you return that chakra to balance once again.
Also I'm so excited to share what I got in the mail today!! My chakra rollers from Rocky Mountain Oils <3. They are amazing.
Root Chakra - Muladhara
The root chakra is associated with feeling secure, safe, grounded, and connected. It is the basis of our connection to mother earth, and therefore also symbolizes nature. It's associated with basic needs like food, money, and shelter. The root chakra is the energetic foundation for the rest of the chakras!
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Unbalanced: Lack of focus, guilt, fearfulness, anger, short temper, impatience, greediness, clingy, resentment, anxiety, co-dependency, and restlessness.
Balanced: Connected to mother earth, taking your time, mindful, connecting to personal power, knowing that your needs will be taken care of, relaxed, slow, and strong.
Essential Oils to Balance the Root Chakra
Essential oils for the root chakra include:
- Black Pepper
- Cinnamon Bark
Sacral Chakra - Svadhisthana
The sacral chakra is the playful chakra, associated with luck, pleasure, creation, creativity, fun, passion, emotion, feeling, and connection.
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Unbalanced: Co-dependency, substance abuse, ruled by emotions, numbness, separation from body and sense of self, fear of pleasure, rigidity, overindulgence. Lower digestive track problems, fertility problems, painful sex, inability to reach orgasm.
Balanced: Abundance and able to receive, playful, fun, able to enjoy pleasure without being dependent on it, connection of inner and outer worlds, creative, passionate, and childlike sense of adventure.
Essential Oils to Balance the Sacral Chakra
- blood orange
- sweet orange
- Clary Sage
- Ylang Ylan
Solar Plexus Chakra - Manipura
The solar plexus chakra is all about willpower, the drive and direction of your life, the ability to say what you need to say, and to say it honestly (supports the throat chakra in this responsibility). Confidence, motivation, and responsibility are all associated with the solar plexus chakra.
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Unbalanced: Excessive need for control, feeling helpless, irresponsible, obsessed over minute details, manipulative, no clear direction in life, unable to exert will in a situation, feebleness, fear, frozen when facing choices, lack of confidence, lack of purpose or ambition or direction in life. Stomach problems.
Balanced: Assertive, exerts will on life, has personal power, clear direction in life, takes responsibility for things has control over, strong intellect, the desire to learn more,
Essential Oils to Balance the Solar Plexus Chakra
- Ginger Root
- Black Pepper
Heart Chakra - Anahata
The heart chakra is the balance between the upper and lower chakras. It creates the combination between the personal and the collective, the masculine and the feminine, and it really the great balancer of the energies. It is the meeting point of the strong spine and the open flowing heart.
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Unbalanced: Loving everyone too much, overly defensive, closed-down, jealousy, fear of intimacy, pleasing others at all costs, need for approval and attention, lack of self-care, burnout, acceptance of others without discernment, losing identity, giving without restraint, spineless. Chest and breathing problems.
Balanced: Compassion, empathy, strong self-love, self-compassion, saying no, forgiving others, accepting other's emotions, discernment of one's emotions versus another's emotions, strong boundaries in relationships and life, peace, independent and able to say no when it's necessary.
Essential Oils to Balance the Heart Chakra
- Ylang Ylang
Throat Chakra - Vishuddha
The throat chakra governs career, job, and life purpose. It also governs free speech, truth, saying what you need to say, connecting with others, the written word, and the voice.
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Unbalanced: Inability to speak, quiet voice, hoarse voice, yelling too often, lying often, speaking too much or inappropriately, telling secrets too much, not keeping your word, shyness, lack of communication and connection. No clear vocation or career, lack of authenticity.
Balanced: Authentic, honest, good at communicating needs, telling the truth always, even when it's not easy, following your career path, connected with your life purpose, creative, good sense of timing.
Essential Oils to Balance the Throat Chakra
- Tea Tree Oil
- Roman Chamomile
- Blue Tansy
Third Eye Chakra - Ajna
The third eye chakra is all about clear vision. It is the chakra associated with wisdom, knowing, insight, psychic gifts, and and inner truth. It's also associated with the clair gifts (clairvoyance etc.) and intuition.
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Unbalanced: Stuck in daily routines, no sense of perspective or direction, no guiding vision or overall goals in life, unable to connect to psychic realms and spiritual realms, shutting down clair or psychic gifts, lack of creativity, too much fantasy, living in a fantasy world, not able to see the greater picture.
Balanced: Clear vision and able to see life path clearly, connection to psychic gifts and clear knowledge, able to discern life path from opportunities that deter from life path, access to mystical states, and intuition and a clear sense of purpose in life.
Essential Oils to Balance the Third Eye Chakra
- Ylang Ylang
- Clary Sage
Crown Chakra - Sahasrara
The crown chakra is our connection to source energy. It is where we receive divine inspiration. Unity, being fully connected with the universe, and deep peace are all aspects of the crown chakra.
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Unbalanced: Not connected to the universe and source energy, feeling lonely, cut off, cynical, no belief in higher power or higher good, living in your head, disconnection to the body, obsessive attachment to spiritual realm, judgmental, closed off, lost, doesn't trust others.
Balanced: Grounded, connected to source energy and the divine, intuition is strong sense of higher power.
Essential Oils to Balance the Crown Chakra
I especially like these roll-ons because instead of just a glass bead each of the essential oil blends has a crystal rollerball that corresponds to each chakra.
1. Root - Bloodstone
2. Sacral - Carnelian
3. Solar Plexus - Tiger's Eye
4. Heart - Rose Quartz
5. Throat - Lapis Lazuli
6. Third Eye - Amethyst
7. Crown - Clear Quartz
Balancing the Chakras
Balancing the chakras is more than just putting some essential oils on your skin. It has to do with your daily practices and routines, how much exercise, & sleep you get. What your diet is like, how you deal with emotions...and well really so much more!
So keep in mind that purchasing essential oils will help bring your energy and attention to the chakras that might be a little out of balance, but you have to keep up the work of balancing and helping energy flow clearly and happily through each chakra!