Oftentimes, we forget that the energy running through our bodies is the life force, governing our physical, mental, and emotional well-being. To stay balanced, healthy, and joyful, our systems should always have a free flow of energy. When our energies are blocked or disrupted, the chakra becomes imbalanced, which can have an impact on our overall health.
To unblock the internal energy centers, our chakras must be balanced and positioned in the body.
What is Chakra?
In Ayurveda, the chakras are believed to represent the life energy (prana). The life force keeps our bodies functioning and our minds vibrant and joyful. Chakra is a Sanskrit word that means "wheel" or "disk," and it refers to the whirling vortex of energy that connects nerve bundles and key organs. There are seven primary chakras that run down the spine from the base to the crown of the skull. The seven chakras of the body are the healing forces that influence thoughts, feelings, behavior, psychological, emotional, and spiritual health, among other things.
Why Is Chakra Balancing Important?
Balancing your chakras helps to unblock life force and improves your health. A blockage in any of the seven chakras can cause physical and emotional manifestations, harming a person's overall health.
Individuals may experience distress and develop physical concerns and emotional suffering if the chakra energies are either inadequate or flowing in excess, thus it is critical to maintain the proper balance.
Balancing Chakras with Essential Oils
Balancing your chakras is simple using yoga poses, chakra meditation, sound healing, aromatherapy, and even reconnecting with nature. You can also combine yoga or meditation with essential oil-based aromatherapy to properly unblock your internal energy and find a balance.
One of the best ways to balance your chakras is to get some help from nature. Essential oils and incense sticks made from the pure and divine fragrance of ayurvedic herbs, flowers, and floral extracts can help you live a healthy and happy life by balancing the chakras.
How to Use Essential Oils for Chakras
Each chakra is responsible for specific functions and emotions, and fragrances have the ability to influence these emotions, which is the foundation of aromatherapy. Scents connected with each chakra can be paired with yoga poses or meditation to reach perfect equilibrium. At IncenseSticks, we have 7 chakra-based essential oils and incense sticks that are used to heal and balance the chakra points in our bodies.
Chakra Healing Essential Oils for 7 chakras
Root Chakra Essential Oils
Muladhara, also known as the root chakra, represents our foundation. It is located at the base of the spine and helps in connecting us to the earth. When the chakra is overactive, it can lead to materialistic attachment, displaying egoism and greed. If it is lacking, it can lead to emotions of weakness, abandonment, worry, and depression.
Essential oils for root chakra include a blend of earthy fragrances such as sandalwood, cypress and patchouli. Our Muladhara essential oils can balance the root chakra when applied to the soles of the feet before performing yoga positions like lotus and cow face. When your root chakra is balanced, you will feel grounded, affectionate, relaxed, healthy, and happy..
Usage Tips: To avoid skin sensitivity, combine it with a few drops of carrier oil. You can also add it to an essential oil diffuser and use it.
Sacral Chakra Essential Oils
Svadhisthana, or sacral chakra, influences creativity, emotional connection, and sexual desires and is located in the pelvic region of the body (2 inches below the navel). When found in excess, it can lead to manipulative, self-serving, and overtly sexual behaviors. If it is lacking, a person may become excessively timid, sensitive, clinging, resentful, and distrustful.
When the sacral chakra is balanced, it emits optimistic, friendly, amusing, imaginative, and joyous energy. Applying a few drops of our Svadhisthana essential oil to a spray mist before a yoga or meditation session is the best way to use it.
Solar Plexus Chakra Essential Oils
Manipura, often known as the solar plexus chakra, is situated in the navel and regulates metabolic functions. In excess, it can lead to behavioral concerns such as difficulty relaxing, being judgmental, whining, demanding, and annoying. Deficiency can cause digestive problems, suspicion, jealousy, melancholy, and confusion.
A balanced solar plexus chakra fosters pleasure in food, relationships, health, and life in general. They can be assertive, self-assured, and outgoing. Manipura essential oil is a combination of Basil, Rosemary, and Peppermint. It will help to balance the chakra when applied to pulse points such as the neck, wrists, back of knee, and chest.
Heart Chakra Essential Oils
Anahata, or the heart chakra, is located in the center of the chest and represents love, compassion, and affection. When it is excessive, it can lead to possessiveness, emotional manipulation, and harsh behavior. Deficiency can cause feelings of insecurity and unworthiness.
Anahata oil is a unique blend of rose, bergamot, and lavender. This oil can be mixed with water and used in a diffuser to smell the fragrance while practicing yoga poses like the camel, cobra, or wheel to balance the chakra.
Throat Chakra Essential Oils
Vishuddha, or throat chakra, is located in the throat, neck, and shoulder region. This chakra represents truthful and compassionate communication. When out of balance, arrogance or over-talking might occur in a person. If it is deficient, it may lead to feelings of timidity, deception, and anxiety.
Our Vishuddha essential oil is a blend of essential oils such as chamomile, geranium, and bergamot. When lightly massaged on the throat, it helps to balance the chakra and hence improves communication, inspiration, and contentment.
Third Eye Chakra Essential Oils
The Ajna chakra, also known as the third eye chakra, is the center of intuition, intelligence, and guidance. It is situated on the forehead between the brows. Excess can emerge as arrogance and egoism, while deficiency can manifest as oversensitivity, lack of assertiveness, and shyness.
Our Ajna essential oil contains essential oils of Eucalyptus, Lemon, and Lavender. For a relaxing aromatherapy session, apply this on your forehead, temples, and soles of your feet. This chakra's balance will increase self-awareness, wisdom, and emotional stability.
Crown Chakra Essential Oils
The seventh and final chakra, Sahasrara, is positioned at the crown of your head. This chakra is in charge of spiritual connections and enlightenment. If this chakra is blocked, it can cause migraines, psychotic thoughts, depression, destructive thoughts, and other problems.
Sahasrara essential oil, made up of Sandalwood, Frankincense and Myrrh can be inhaled through diffusion. Mix a few drops of this essential oil with water and place it in an essential oil diffuser to distribute the aroma throughout the room, perfect for aromatherapy.
Chakra Essential Oils Kit
Our chakra essential oil blends were created by experts who understand how much of each essential oil should be combined together to create the most effective chakra oil. We designed the Chakra oils with years of experience and understanding in aromatherapy. They are great for meditation, relaxation, and healing therapies. All of the chakra essential oils are available as a kit in our online store.
By properly balancing the chakras, our body has the power to heal issues related with a person's mental and emotional state. Being in touch with our inner selves and connecting with our consciousness makes us feel better because healing begins on the inside. Yoga, aromatherapy, chakra healing techniques, and other therapies will only help to accelerate the healing process.