Just as color, stones and sound have a certain vibrational resonance with the Chakras, so do different plants. Essential oils are the fragrant distilled essence of plants, and can be used to help balance the chakras. Use the Chakra essential oils which are the most appealing and pleasing to you. It’s recommended to blend the pure essential oils with a carrier oil, such as almond oil.
Essential Oils Which Resonate with the Chakras
Root Chakra. Essential oils and flower essences used to balance the Root Chakra are myrrh, frankincense, benzoin, patchouli and sandalwood. Also corn, clematis, rosemary, ylang-ylang.
Sacral Chakra. Essential oils and flower essences used to balance the Sacral Chakra are citrus oils, such as neroli, melissa, and orange. Also rose, hibiscus, jasmine, Indian Paintbrush, and lady’s slipper.
Solar Plexus Chakra. Essential oils and flower essences used to balance the Solar Plexus Chakra include yarrow, chamomile, peppermint, juniper, vetivert, petigrain and marjoram.
Heart Chakra. Essential oils and flower essences used to balance the Hearth Chakra are rose, bergamot, melissa, jasmine or rosewood. Also useful are holly, poppy, eucalyptus and pine.
Throat Chakra. Among the oils and flower essences used to balance the Throat Chakra are cosmos, trumpet vine, larch, and blue chamomile. Also sage, lemongrass, geranium and hyssop.
Third Eye Chakra. Essential oils and flower essences used to balance the 3rd Eye Chakra are lavender, spruce, frankincense, patchouli, or clary sage. Also useful are rosemary, wild oat, Queen Anne’s Lace, madia, elemi, and peppermint.
Crown Chakra. The essential oils and flower essences used to balance the Crown Chakra are lotus, angelica, frankincense, sandalwood, and myrrh. Also jasmine. star tulip, benzoin, neroli, lavender, angelica or St. John’s Wort.
How to Use Essential Oils for Chakra Balancing
The simplest and most direct way is to rub a drop or two, blended with your carrier oil, onto the skin above the Chakra you wish to treat.
Another way, is to rub the oils into your palms, then wave your hands through your aura, rather than placing the oil directly on the skin. This will disperse any negative energy which has collected in your aura. Swirl your hands first in a clockwise motion, to break up and dispel unwanted energies, then go clockwise, to rebalance your aura.
You can also treat your environment, by using an oil diffuser. This is a small ceramic piece, with a shallow bowl shape at the top, and a hollow area underneath, where you place a small candle. Place a little water, plus a few drops of essential oil in the shallow bowl, and light a candle underneath; as the candle warms the bowl, the oil will begin to burn off, and diffuse into the air.
Essential oils are generally safe, but do not ingest them, and use caution on your skin. It is possible to develop allergies. Essential oil treatments are also not recommended for pregnant women or children.