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What are Chakras and How are They Connected to Essential Oils?

What are Chakras?

The word chakra means "wheel" in Sanskrit, and its origin are based strongly within Hinduism. There are 7 main chakras that are located in alignment with the spine - Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart, Throat, Third Eye and Crown. Each of these 7 chakras are also referred to as energy centres that are tied to our body's physical or emotional well-being. When one or more of the chakra is blocked, it will result in an imbalance that can be manifested as physical or emotional illness.

chakras and essential oils

How can Essential Oils Balance your Chakras?

Essential oils are a great tool to help with physical ailments and spiritual growth. 

Root Chakra (Muladhara)

Located at the base of the spine in the tailbone area, this is where our sense of security lies.

Ailments related to the blockage of Root chakra:
Lower back pain, arthritis, blood disorders, digestive disorders, skin problems, varicose veins, constipation, allergic reactions, pain in the legs and feet.

Recommended essential oils for chakra: Patchouli, Lavender

Sacral Chakra (Svadhistana)

Located in the lower abdomen, about 2 inches below the navel and 2 inches in — our creativity and sexuality.

Ailments related to the blockage of Sacral chakra:
Urinary & weak bladder, kidney problems, cysts and overaties inflammation, impotence, sexual ailments, menstrual pain.

Recommended essential oils: Ginger, Lemongrass

Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura)

Located in the upper abdomen, in the stomach area — our self-esteem and confidence.

Ailments related to blockage of Solar Plexus chakra:
Obesity, heartburn, diseases of the liver, spleen and gallbladder, intestinal problems stomachache, nervous disorders, anorexia.

Recommended essential oils: Verbena, Rose

Heart Chakra (Anahata)

Located in the center of chest just above heart.

Ailments related to blockage of heart chakra:
Heart diseases, high/low blood pressure, cholesterol, respiratory problems, skin problems

Recommended essential oils: Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood

Throat Chakra (Vishudha)

Ailments related to blockage of throat chakra:
Sore throat pain, tonsillitis, speech defects, dental problems, gum diseases, neck and shoulder pain, thyroid issues

Recommended essential oils: Tea Tree, Eucalyptus

Third Eye Chakra (Ajna)

Located at the forehead and in between the eyes which is also the gateway to our intuition.

Ailments related to blockage of third eye chakra:
Dizziness, headaches, poor eyesight, deafness, seizures, mental illness, learning disabilities, problems with concentration, sinus infections, schizophrenia

Recommended essential oils: Geranium, Lemon

Crown Chakra (Sahasrara)

Located at the very top of the head, where our universal connection to beauty and spirituality lies.

Ailments related to blockage of crown chakra:
Multiple sclerosis, cancer, weak immune system, depression, sleep disorders.

Recommended essential oils: Frankincense, Bergamot