The Chakras and Essential Oils

Essential oils are commonly used for Aromatherapy, in which healing effects are ascribed to aromatic compounds. Each essential oil has various healing properties for different purposes. Each chakra energy center is associated with certain essential oils. Using the associated oils when working with that particular chakra can greatly enhance the desired effect.

When working with the chakras, the associated essential oils can be used for opening and activating a chakra, clearing any blocks, or simply to assist in the healing of any minor health ailments, which in turn will help the corresponding chakra.

Root   Sacral   Solar   Heart   Throat   Brow   Crown

An essential oil is a concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing chemical compounds from plants. Essential oils are also known as volatile oils because they easily evaporate at normal temperatures. They are also referred to as ethereal oils, aetherolea, or simply as the oil of the plant from which they were extracted, such as oil of clove. An essential oil is "essential" in the sense that it contains the "essence of" the plant's fragrance—the characteristic fragrance of the plant from which it is derived.

Essential oils are generally extracted by distillation, often by using steam. Essential oils are used in perfumes, cosmetics, soaps and other products; they are also used for flavoring food and drink, and for adding scents to incense and household cleaning products.

Essential Oils for the ROOT CHAKRA:

Sandlewood, Cedarwood, Patchouli, Vevetir, Frankincense, Myrrh. Sage

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 for the SACRAL CHAKRA

Orange/Orange Blossom, Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, Cardamon, Sage, Sandlewood, Cinnamon, Coriander

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 the Sacral chakra 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 for the SOLAR CHAKRA

Black Pepper, Grapefruit, Juniper, Gingeroot, Lemon/Lemongrass, Peppermint, Marjarom, Rosemary

The solar 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 solar chakra is open we are in control, we are decisive and motivated.

If the solar 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 for the HEART CHAKRA

Rose, Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Melissa, Lavander, Bergamot, Marjoram

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 for the THROAT CHAKRA

Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Peppermint, Cypress, Bergamot, Firs, Geranium, Rosemary, Basil

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 for the BROW CHAKRA

Clary Sage, Frankincence, Lavendar, Sandlewood, Cedarwood, Rosemary, Peppermint

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 the Brow 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 for the CROWN CHAKRA

Frankincence, Rose/Rosewood, Neroli, Jasmine, Myrrh, Sandlewood, Lanvendar, Cedarwood.

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.

Aromatherapy For The Chakras

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