The Chakras and Essential Oils

The essential oils suggested can be used in aromatherapy, massage, baths and other therapies.

   Root Chakra

The Root chakra is about being physically present. Feelings of stability, safety and stamina are held here. This is the foundation chakra and is the first chakra of the system. When the root chakra is open we feel present in the here and now and feel that our physical space is sufficient, respected and connected to our physical body.

If the root chakra is closed we are insecure. We may be paranoid, fearful, and full of hatred and anger. We may be overly possessive. We may have low blood pressure, circulatory and sexual dysfunction.

Essential oils to help open the root chakra are vetiver, peppermint, frankincense, cedarwood, myrrh, carrot, cardamon, clove, oakmoss, patchouli, laurel, ginger, sandalwood and benzoin.

   Sacral Chakra

The Sacral chakra is the seat of personal boundaries, trust, intimacy and the sense of attraction between two people. When the sacral chakra is open we are patient, desire and pleasure are balanced. We are able to manifest desires, have healthy attachments and healthy emotional needs. When it is open we are open to intimacy. When the sacral chakra is closed we are withdrawn. We may have fears about our relationships, be manipulative, suspicious and insecure. We may have uro-genital ills, a low sex drive or an addiction to relationships.

Essential oils to open the sacral chakra are jasmine, ylang, cinnamon, petitgrain, tangerine, myrrh, pine cypress, coriander, oakmoss, rose, rose geranium, geranium, vetiver, clary sage and patchouli.

   Navel Chakra

The navel chakra is the center of our power. It is about personal power, will and metabolism. Self-confidence and self-esteem reside here. This energy is empowering as well as protective from negative energy. When the naval chakra is open we are in control, we are decisive and motivated.

If the naval chakra is closed we are passive and indecisive, we have low energy and are apathetic. We don't get what we want. We may be jealous and have an inflated ego. We may have indigestion, constipation and liver ills.

Essential oils to open this chakra are ginger, ylang, lemon, lemongrass, carrot, cade, juniper, cedarwood, meilssa black pepper, rosemary, marjoram, oregano, thymes, vetiver, cinnamon bark, peppermint, cardamn, citronella, valerian and spikenard.

   Green Chakra

The Heart chakra is about love. When the heart chakra is open we are open to change and growth. We fell sympathy and empathy, are sensitive to others. The heart chakra is associated with hopes of the future and awareness of our spiritual purpose. This chakra integrates and connects opposites; ego and being connected to all that is, the mind and the body. When it is open, we are compassionate and friendly; we experience love, joy, acceptance and fulfillment.

When our heart chakra is closed we have fears about our involvement with others. We may distance ourselves from others. We may have an inflated ego; we may be jealous and ungrateful. We may have circulation ills, high blood pressure and seasonal allergies.

Essential oils to open the heart chakra are rose, benzoin, meilssa, neroli, frankincense, bergmot, carrot, inula, lavandin, lavender, spikenard, oregano, marjoram, black pepper, sage, sandalwood, tansy, everlast, hyssop, cinnamon bark, laurel, camphor and amni visnaga.

   Throat Chakra

The Throat chakra is about expressing yourself and communicating verbally and non-verbally. This can be creative expression for an artist. This is what we use to ask for what we want and get those desires manifested! When it is open we are good communicators, we are connected and interact with others to mutually beneficial ends. We are good breathers with an open throat chakra, we can release well and take in the breath of life. We heal better with this open.

Not speaking the truth can close this chakra. When it is closed we tend to not speak, to our detriment. We are unable to express ourselves. We may be addicted to cigarettes, nasal inhalers and runners high. We may have fevers of unknown origin, inflammations, chronic throat ailments and thyroid problems. We may be fearful and timid. Behaving in a manner that is honest and true to your self can help open this chakra. Singing, chanting and mantras open it as well.

Essential oils to open this chakra are lavender, Roman and German Chamomile, spearmint, catnip, frankincense, opopanax, cypress, geranium, spruce, sandalwood and carrot seed.

   Third Eye Chakra

This Chakra is about seeing, both literally and intuitively. It gives us insight. When it is open we are very self aware, perceptive and may have heightened clairvoyance. We are better at healing, more sure of the future, and tend to make better choices. This is the chakra of visions and dreams and imagination. If this chakra is closed, we tend to not think for ourselves and are easily confused. We may rely overmuch on others for guidance and direction. We may be without purpose. Physically we can have a depressed thyroid and respiratory trouble.

Essential oils to open this chakra are wormwood, frankincense, cedar, everlast, spruce, pine, terebinth, rose, rosemary, clary sage, oregano and marjoram, thymes and linden.

   Crown Chakra

This is our connection to others and to the world outside of ourselves. With this we greet the divine in everyone. When this chakra is open we see ourselves in others, we experience without prejudice. We are brought knowledge and wisdom and an understanding that promotes peace and a spiritual connection. We are better at manifesting desires.

If this chakra is closed, we are probably rigid in our impressions. We likely feel unaware of our own spirituality as well as that of others. We may have low energy, feel depressed and isolated and generally anxious and worried. We may have a negative feeling about our self and feel inefficient and forgetful. Physical problems can be related to the bladder and cramping.

Essential oils for opening the crown chakra are benzoin, cistus, frankincense, myrrh, sandalwood, spruce, angelica, bois de rose, opopanax, lavenders, spikenard, rose, ravensara, basil and rosemary.

The Chakras and Aromatherapy

Healing The Chakras With Plants & Herbs

Each plant carries a vibrational frequency that corresponds to one of the seven chakras. The vibrational qualities of each plant will assist in clearing, balancing and energizing your aura and your chakras. You can receive the gifts of plants by drinking herbal teas or elixers or by using plants or flowers for aromatherapy; consuming certain edible varieties of plants or eating more raw fruits and vegetables; and by simply acknowledging the blessing that nature brings. {more}