It is believed that each of the chakras absorbs and filters the energy that we emit through our thoughts and actions as well as through the thoughts and actions of all those that we come into contact with.
When one of the chakras is out of balance as a result of negative energy flowing through it, it begins to spin too slowly or too fast. When a chakra is not balanced, it can effect that physical region of the body and also effect very specific aspects of our spiritual and emotional selves.
Essential oils are the fragrant distilled essence of plants, and can be used to help balance the chakras.
You can put a few drops of these essential oil blends in a teaspoon of carrier oil and rub around the chakra area. Sweet almond, walnut and coconut oils are good carrier to use. Alternatively, you can drop some essential oils in a bath or use in a diffuser.
7th Crown Chakra
The seventh chakra us our connection to Divine Energy and the centre of self realisation. When the Crown Chakra is balanced, the ego gives way to compassion and we feel a connection to our Higher Self. An imbalance in the Chakra will manifest as dullness, disconnection, egotism or mental problems.
Location: At the crown of the head
Essential Oil Blend: Frankincense, Benzoin, Myrrh and Cedar Wood.
6th Third Eye Chakra
The 6th Chakra us the centre of personal vision, receptivity and intuition. A balanced Third Eye Chakra gives us the ability to see the world without judgement or attachment to the outcome. It brings us dreams, visions, wisdom and peace of mind. A blockage in this chakra can lead to vision problems, headaches, fogginess, dizziness and feelings of separation.
Location: Above and between the eyebrows
Essential Oil Blend: Sandalwood, Clary Sage and Patchouli
5th Throat Chakra
The 5th Chakra is the centre of self expression, creativity and communication. When the throat chakra is balanced we can express the truth and we have the ability to speak for ourselves and express our feelings. We are able to show kindness, and be gentle and reliable. A blockage in the 5th Chakra will manifest as hearing and speech disabilities, communication problems, sore throats, thyroid and para thyroid diseases, and difficulties in expressing ourselves.
Location: Throat and Neck area
Essential Oil Blend: Clary Sage, Jasmine and Pine
4th Heart Chakra
The fourth Chakra represents our ability to experience unconditional love. When the Heart Chakra is balanced, we are compassionate and understanding. We are able to forgive and to be content, and to see our challenges as lessons to be learnt. An imbalance in this Chakra will result in loneliness, isolation or hatred, and cardiac, lung or circulatory problems.
Location: Mid chest area
Essential Oil Blend: Basil, Rose Geranium and Lavender
3rd Solar Plexus Chakra
The 3rd Chakra represents personal power, our ability to make choices and decisions. When the Solar Plexus Chakra is balanced we have feelings of self worth and we can take full responsibility for ourselves. Blockages in this chakra will manifest as lust for power, egocentricity and low self esteem. It can also affect the digestive and nervous systems, the pancreas, stomach and liver.
Location: Between the breast bone and navel
Essential Oil Blend: Lemon, Fennel, Juniper and Bergomot
2nd Sacral Chakra
The 2nd Chakra represents our inspiration, our creative and sexual energies. When the Sacral Chakra is balanced, we feel alive through our senses, we are able to experience pleasure and tolerance, creativity and vitality. When this Chakra is blocked, there is a lack of purpose, and it might lead to jealousy, guilt, confusion as well as impotence or frigidity.
Location: Between the navel and the pubic bone
Essential Oil Blend: Ylang Ylang, Orange and Sandalwood
The 1st Chakra represents the foundation for our lives, the will to live and to survive. When the Root Chakra is balanced, we feel grounded, we experience stability, courage and patience. When this chakra is blocked, it might cause fear, instability and loss of power, as well as lower back pain, sciatica and constipation.
Location: (Men) between the genitals and the anus. (Women) genital area
Essential Oil Blend: Cedarwood, Vetiver, Cypress and Patchouli