There are many ways to balance your Chakra, and we’ve discussed some of them. The most popular methods for Chakra healing are meditation, yoga, crystals, and even color therapy. However, have you heard of Aromatherapy and essential oils for Chakra balancing? It may not be the most popular, but you might be surprised by how well it can fit your self-care. We will learn more about it below.
What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is pretty straightforward, from the name itself, it is the use of aroma or scent as a treatment to improve your well-being. With the use of aromatherapy oils, also popularly known as essential oils, you can either inhale or massage them into the skin. These essential oils are extracted from plants, trees, roots, leaves, and others, and are used for the treatment of anxiety, stress, and even infections.
How Can Essential Oils Help in Chakra Balancing?
How does Aromatherapy relate to Chakras? The use of essential oils for Chakras is its therapeutic effect. You must aim to achieve a balance in your Chakra, your energy center, to improve the flow of energy and in turn, improve your wellness. At the same time, we already established how Aromatherapy boosts health and can be an alternative treatment, that’s why you can also use essential oils for balance.
How to Apply Essential Oils?
Before we talk about the essential oils that can help a specific Chakra, you should take note of how to apply essential oils first, especially since they should be used with caution. Essential oils can be used by massaging, inhaling, and even bathing. At the same time, you can choose to massage the oil or choose to blend different oils before applying it to the area.
Massaging the oil directly on your skin will require you to use some tablespoons of carrier oil (such as palm or coconut oil). On the other hand, blending different oils will require you to do thorough research on which oil suits your needs. You must remember that essential oils have three different classes: top, middle, and base notes, and it’s best to blend them with the best ratio of 4:8:2 drops. Meanwhile, inhalation of essential oil will require the use of diffusers. You can also bathe on them by applying some drops of essential oil in your warm bath.
What are the Chakra Balancing Essential Oils?
We’ll talk about the brief functions of each Chakra and the best essential oils to achieve a Chakra balance in each one.
Achieving a Root Chakra balance through Aromatherapy can include the use of any wood-related essential oils like Cedarwood and Sandalwood since Root Chakra’s element is of earth element. Spikenard and Vetiver are both earthy essential oils that will also help you feel grounded.
Achieving a Sacral Chakra balance through Aromatherapy can include the use of essential oils that boosts your confidence and sensuality such as Ylang Ylang and Jasmine. Sacral Chakra is heavily related to oranges (it’s also the color of the Chakra), so the use of Orange and Neroli can also help you out.
Solar Plexus Chakra
The Solar Plexus Chakra, located at your abdomen, symbolizes your feelings of empowerment and motivation. If imbalanced, you might feel insecure, have low self-esteem, and might have issues with your digestive system.
Achieving a Solar Plexus Chakra balance through Aromatherapy can include the use of essential oils that promotes positivity and calms your nerves like Spearmint, Cedarwood, Black Pepper, and Rosemary.
Achieving a Heart Chakra balance through Aromatherapy can include essential oils that boost love and affection such as Rose, Pine, and Rosewood. You can also use oils that lift your moods such as Lemon and Jasmine.
The Throat Chakra, located at your throat region, symbolizes your feelings of being able to express yourself and communicate well. If imbalanced, you might feel disengaged, untruthful, or dismissive.
Achieving a Throat Chakra balance through Aromatherapy can include the use of essential oils that promote connecting to your inner self, such as Frankincense and Bergamot. You can also use relaxing oils such as Chamomile and Peppermint.
Third Eye Chakra
The Third Eye Chakra, located between your eyebrows, symbolizes your feelings of being intuitive and imaginative. If imbalanced, you might feel indecisive, frustrated, or have constant headaches.
Achieving a Third Eye Chakra balance through Aromatherapy can include the use of essential oils that give a soothing effect like Lavender and Lemon. You can also use oils that boost self-awareness and focus such as Clary Sage and Juniper Berry.
Achieving a Crown Chakra balance through Aromatherapy can include the use of essential oils that promote clarity and enlightenment such as the White Lotus flower and Chinese Rice flower. You can also use oils that boost your spiritual connection like Basil.
With life, we will be faced with struggles and hindrances that may affect the balance of our Chakras. We’ve discussed the use of Aromatherapy, and we’ve tackled the different essential oils you can use to balance each of your Chakras. There is no perfect formula for balancing your Chakras since it all depends on you and your current situation in life. At the same time, a thorough research with what fits you best, and what is safe and will help you should be your priority. The most important part is learning about this method so you can gauge what will suit your needs for healthy and improved welfare.