Essential Oils & Chakras
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CHAKRA KIT - Top 8 oils to support your chakras
The seven major chakras are associated with our physical, mental and emotional bodies. Not only do chakras open and close; they will also expand and retract. When one chakra diminishes, others might overcompensate to pull the weight of the weakened chakra... thus it's important to understand how chakras work and what it means for them to be overactive and underactive.
To put it simply, and OVERACTIVE chakra is when the chakra is working too hard, emitting too much energy and is moving at a quickened pace. An UNDERACTIVE chakra is the opposite. It is moving much slower than normal, is sluggish and stagnant. I have learned that it is even possible for a chakra to share qualities of being both overactive AND underactive at the same time, but regardless bringing them back into balance is essential to feelings a sense of wellbeing and peace.
Essential oils are a perfect way to balance your chakras. Suggested use would be to place 1-3 drops of oil over the appropriate chakra, on the bottoms of feet, in your diffuser or inhale throughout the day. Below is a chart of which oils are good for each chakra.
ROOT CHAKRA - MULDAHARA
This chakra is all about security, survival, and stability. It's color is red, and is located at the base of the spine between the anus and the sex organs. When this chakra is balanced one may feel grounded, have a sense of security and abundance.
When this chakra is overactive, one might experience issues with addiction (overeating, abusing alcohol & drugs, adrenaline activities), issues with money, aggressive & dominant behaviors. Essential Oils to use when overactive are: Patchouli, Cedarwood, Vetiver
When underactive a person might notice feelings of lethargy, disorganization, poor discipline or boundaries. They might experience feelings of not belonging, and are full of fear. Essential Oils to use when underactive are: Cassia, Basil, & Myrrh
SACRAL CHAKRA - SWADHISTHANA
This chakra is all about creativity and sexuality.
It's color is orange, and it is located slightly below the navel. When balanced one will experience a happy creative expression, healthy boundaries, and a sense of pleasure. Balanced hormones are a good sign of a balanced sacral chakra.
SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA - MANIPURA
This chakra is all about self-worth, personal power, & self-esteem. It's color is yellow, and it is located at the solar plexus. When balanced this chakra emanates feelings of playfulness, healthy self-esteem and the ability to make choices and meet challenges.
HEART CHAKRA - ANAHATA
This chakra is all about joy, love and inner peace.
It's color is green, and it is located in the heart region.
When balanced, one can feel love of the self and others, empathetic and have strong immune system.
When overactive, a person may feelings of being co-dependent, clinging, a tendency to stay in abusive relationships and overly sacrificing. Oils to use here: Melaleuca (Tea Tree) Peppermint, & Eucalyptus.
THROAT CHAKRA - VISHUDDHA
This chakra is all about communication and expressing ones truth. It's color is blue, and it is located at the center of the throat. When balanced a person has an easy time communication their thoughts and feelings, speaks with confidence, and is comfortable expressing themselves.
When overactive one might experience speaking in excess, unable to listen to others, gossiping or having a tendency to interrupt. Oils to help calm this chakra would be: Oregano & Birch.
THIRD EYE CHAKRA - AJNA
This chakra is one of my favorites! It's all about opening your intuition and inner wisdom. It's color is indigo and it is located between the eyebrows. When this chakra is balanced one can experience being open, optimistic, aware, and wise. You can recall your dreams as well as have a psychic "sense of things."
When underactive a person might feel like they have difficulty seeing the future, have a lock of imagination and have a poor memory. An oil to support this would be : Lemongrass.
CROWN CHAKRA - SAHASRARA
This chakra is all about connecting to Spirituality and communicating to our Higher Self. It's color is violet, and is located at the top of the head. When balanced a person can feel a divine connection with their creator, have a sense of oneness and is open to receive spiritual guidance.
When under active a person might feel a sense of separation, have trouble trusting the universe, and struggle in believing in the loving creator. Oils to help this would be: Frankincense, Melissa, and Sandalwood.