Essential oils for balancing seven chakras
Updated: Jun 1
The concept of Chakras, originated in ancient India, refers to the inner energy focal points corresponding to major organs and nerve clusters. They are also associated with distinct feelings and emotions. According to Susanne Schutz, a Chinese Metaphysics Master in Hong Kong, some people are likely to be prone to chakra-blocking, depending on their Bazi Charts. Chakras should remain open and be aligned to let energy flow smoothly within to maintain our physical and mental well-being.
In this blog, I will discuss the seven primary chakras that run from the sacrum to the crown of the head along the spine; and suggest essential oils that can help unblock each of them.
#1 - Root Chakra (Muladhara)
Root Chakra, symbolized by the a four-Petalled lotus in pink or red color, represents our foundation, and is associated with survival, safety, and stability.
Location: Base of the spine
Organ / system: Spine, skeletal system, immune system
Psychological aspect: Security, safety, stability
Bazi and Root Chakra: Link
#2 - Sacral Chakra (Svadhishthana)
Sacral Chakra deals with our emotional identity, creativity, self-gratification, desires, sexual intimacy, and relationships – basically the ability to live a life full of pleasure and joy.
Location: Above the pubic bone or about two inches below the navel
Organ / system: Reproductive and urinary systems
Psychological aspect: Sense of abundance, well-being, pleasure
Bazi and Sacral Chakra: Link
Essential oils: Jasmine, Clary Sage, Rose, and Ylang Ylang
#3 - Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura)
Solar Plexus Chakra is our source of energy, strength, and confidence.
Location: Between the navel and the bottom of the rib cage
Organ / system: Stomach and digestive system
Psychological aspect: Self-worth, self-confidence, self-esteem
Bazi and Sacral Chakra: Link
#4 - Heart Chakra (Anahata)
Heart Chakra connects the upper spiritual chakras with the lower bodily chakras. An open, unblocked Heart Chakra represents qualities of love, compassion, connection, relationship, and healing.
Location: Center of the chest (above the heart)
Organ / system: Heart and respiratory system
Psychological aspect: Love, affinity, compassion, trust, passion
Bazi and Heart Chakra: Link
#5 - Throat Chakra (Vishuddha)
Throat Chakra, associated with voice, represents our capabilities of communication and self-expression.
Location: Near the throat
Organ / System: Thyroid gland, neck vertebrae, esophagus, and mouth
Psychological aspect: Self-esteem, self-expression
Bazi and Throat chakra: Link
Essential oils: Bergamot, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Peppermint
"Accept what is; Let go what was; Have faith in what can be."
#6 - Third-Eye Chakra (Ājñā / Agya)
Third-eye Chakra is the center of perception, consciousness, and intuition. It represents our higher understanding - the ability to see beyond the physical/material self/world.
Location: Between the eyebrows
Organ / System: Brain, eyes, ears, nose, and the neurological system
Psychological aspect: Focus, determination, wisdom, open-mindedness
Bazi and Third-Eye Chakra: Link
Essential oils: Rosemary, Orange Sweet, Patchouli, Cedarwood Atlas
#7 - Crown Chakra (Sahasrara)
Crown Chakra, associated with space – the nothingness - connects us with the universe, and represents our spiritual enlightenment and dynamic thinking. The awakening of Crown Chakra allows the inward flow of the infinite wisdom from the divine.
Location: Top of the head
Element: None - Crown Chakra is pure spirit
Organ / System: Brain and nervous system
Psychological aspect: Gratitude, compassion, acceptance, unity
Bazi and Crown Chakra: Link
Essential oils: Cypress, Frankincense, Sandalwood, Vetiver
The importance of balancing chakras
Balancing and aligning of the chakras are among the key factors in maintaining our physical, psychological, and spiritual well-beings. Balancing means getting it just right - not too much and not too little. If you are looking to balance all seven chakras collectively, a mix of several essential oils –for example, a combination of JAN"s Delight and Calm blended oils – can be used beneficially.
I hope this blog will be helpful to those interested in a brief description of each chakra and the related essential oil that can help balance each of them.