Plants vibrate waves of Mother Earth’s energy that can help to balance our 7 chakras. Just as our 7 chakras each have their own designated color and sound, so to can the aroma of a plant and its essential oil be assigned a chakra or set of chakras. Thus, the aromatic pleasures captured in essential oils can help provide us with chakra tuning therapy.
Sanskrit for “wheel,” the concept of chakra circles of energy in the body have been documented in Eastern cultures back to ancient times. Hindu, Buddhism, and Qigong cultures discuss concepts of life force and energy centers, and these ideas were studied and brought into the Western culture in the early 1900’s by Arthur Avalon in a book called Serpent Power (1974).
The seven chakras are hierarchic with the first chakra: the root, focusing on basic survival all the way up to the highest level at the top of our head: the violet chakra, which focuses on spirituality. Each of the seven chakras should flow equally within a our bodies. However, sometimes in our life, certain chakras dominate or fall weak, and aromatherapy may help in balancing these chakras.
Can the hot spicy aroma of cinnamon help to light your fire of life? Does the heady floral scent of ylang ylang have aphrodisiac qualities? How about waking up to the sunny smell of a fresh squeezed lemon? These are examples of how aromas can impact moods associated with each of the chakras. While categorizing scents with a certain chakra can be very subjective, here is my view of some essential oils for each chakra, with a brief description.
Instructions: First, make the blends listed below in a small amber bottle. Next, review the specific contraindications for each essential oil in a blend before use. Click here for some general guidelines about Essential Oil Safety. For topical use, combine the blend you have created with a carrier oil, such as sweet almond oil, using a 2% dilution ration. This would equal about 10 drops of essential oil for each 1 ounce of carrier oil. When making an essential oil recipe, check possible contraindications before use, and discontinue use if any irritations occur.
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PS – Here’s another great article about using essential oils to balance the chakras: Essential Oils for Chakras