Calm and Center Yourself with Chakra-Balancing Aromatherapy

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What Are Chakras and Why Balance Them?

The chakras are energy centers in the body that correspond to specific physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of our being. When the chakras become blocked or imbalanced, it can manifest in physical ailments, mental distress, and difficulty coping with challenges. Balancing the chakras promotes overall wellness by aligning the body, mind and spirit.

Specific essential oils can be used in combination with meditation, yoga, and other holistic therapies to open, align, and balance the chakras. This restores the flow of energy in the body, bringing about a greater sense of inner peace and harmony with oneself and the outside world.

Understanding the 7 Chakras and Their Properties

There are seven main chakras running along the central channel of the body from the base of the spine to the crown of the head. Each has associated properties:

Root Chakra

The root chakra is located at the base of the spine. It governs feelings of safety and security. Imbalances can manifest as anxiety, financial issues, or low self-esteem. Essential oils like cedarwood, patchouli, and ginger bring stability.

Sacral Chakra

The sacral chakra in the lower abdomen relates to creativity, sexuality, and emotions. Imbalances include emotional volatility, reproductive issues, and creative blocks. Ylang ylang, sandalwood, and orange oils boost this chakra.

Solar Plexus Chakra

The solar plexus chakra governs self-confidence, motivation, and a sense of self. Imbalances present as low willpower, poor concentration, and difficulty making decisions. Uplifting scents like lemon, grapefruit, and juniper berry align this chakra.

Heart Chakra

The heart chakra, located in the center of the chest, rules over compassion, forgiveness, and the ability to give and receive love. Imbalances can lead to co-dependency, isolation, and holding grudges. Rose, ylang ylang, and jasmine open the heart.

Throat Chakra

The throat chakra in the neck relates to communication, self-expression, and truth. Imbalances include difficulty understanding or conveying emotions, unreliability, and poor social skills. Essential oils like peppermint, blue chamomile, and frankincense help find one’s voice.

Third Eye Chakra

The third eye chakra located between the eyes governs intuition, imagination, and wisdom. Blockages present as poor concentration and judgment with an inability to look “within.” Clary sage, lavender, and Roman chamomile improve insight when working to balance this chakra.

Crown Chakra

The crown chakra at the top of the head rules spirituality and one’s connection to something greater. Imbalances include feelings of insignificance, isolation, and lack of purpose. Frankincense, lavender, and sandalwood oils bring alignment with one’s highest self.

Using Aromatherapy to Open and Balance the Chakras

Below are some methods for using aromatherapy to harness the balancing properties of essential oils:


Investing in a quality diffuser allows the chosen oil’s aromatic molecules to permeate the air to be inhaled. Create customized blends to target specific chakras. For example, a heart chakra blend might mix 3 drops rose, 2 drops ylang ylang and 1 drop jasmine. Diffuse during chakra-focused meditation.

Topical Application

Rubbing diluted oils on the area of the body corresponding to each chakra transmits the benefits directly to blocked energy centers. Always use a carrier oil like coconut or jojoba oil when applying neat. Massaging sandalwood oil on the sacral chakra promotes creativity and emotional balance.

Chakra Stones

Placing chakra-associated crystals near diffusing oils amplifies the harmonizing effects. Combining aromatherapy with a heart chakra rose quartz crystal boosts feelings of inner peace and self-love when restoring harmony to that energy center.

Yoga and Meditation

Adding specific essential oil blends to yoga and meditation intended to align the various chakras enhances the centering effects of these practices. Performing heart chakra focused yoga poses while diffusing oils like rose and ylang ylang brings body, breath and mind into alignment.

My Experience With Chakra-Balancing Aromatherapy

I have personally found balancing my overactive crown and third eye chakras through aromatherapy extremely centering and calming. My tendency to overanalyze and retreat inward leaves me anxious, disconnected and depressed at times.

I created this synergistic blend specifically tailored to realign these chakras and promote harmony:

  • 8 drops frankincense to stimulate spirituality
  • 4 drops lavender to quiet mental chatter
  • 4 drops bergamot to boost confidence
  • 2 drops sandalwood to open to joy

I diffuse this oil fusion during twice-daily meditation along with working heart chakra stones like rose quartz and rhodochrosite into the practices. I concentrate on breathing deeply while visualizing each inhalation drawing these uplifting scents into my crown and third eye centers and exhalations releasing tension. This ritual has been profoundly calming, bringing me into the present moment.

The balancing effects help me feel more centered and sure of myself. I find connecting with my spiritual purpose realigns my energy to channel into creativity and service rather than overanalyzing. Aromatherapy chakra balancing makes me feel embodied, peaceful and secure.

I hope exploring using essential oils paired with focused intention helps stabilize and center you as well!

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