The essential oil contains the aroma of the general fragrance of the plant from which it is derived. It is an intense hydrophobic liquid which contains volatile aroma compounds of a specific plant. Essential oil also can be referred as volatile oil, aetherolea, ethernal oils or sometimes as the oil of the name of the plant for e.g. tea tree oil. Distillation is the popular method of extracting essential oil. Sometimes, other processes may also be used. They are absolute oil extraction, expression, solvent extraction etc. essential oils are normally used in cosmetic products like perfumes, soaps, body powders etc. they also can be vastly used in aromatherapy. These oils can be used to balance our body chakras. Here we will discuss the efficiency of essential oils for chakras.
What are chakras?
It is the concept taught in the ancient Vedic-India. Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism include this tradition. A chakra is the center of energy of a subtle human body. Our body has seven chakras placed in a straight line from the head to the tailbone. Each and every chakra is the interface of flowing energy. A chakra is associated with communications of a psychological and physical environment.
How can essential oil balance chakras?
Then you need to know which of the chakras require balance. If you are feeling unwell it may be required to work on all of the 7 chakras. Otherwise, you need to focus on that specific part of your body. You need carrier oil with the essential oil while applying it on. Applying essential oil mixed with the carrier actually penetrates the skin. You have to handle it carefully and have to apply it followed by the direction for the safety of your skin.
There is a variety of essential oils for chakras. Every individual is unique and responds in different ways. You have to try one essential oil and observe the result. If you are not experiencing then try another option.
Essential oils for 7 different chakras:
- Root Chakra (Muladhara): it is situated at the base of the spinal cord in the tailbone area. Human’s sense of security is here.
Sandalwood, rosewood, rosemary, cedar, and ginger are the recommended essential oils for this chakra.
- Sacral Chakra (Svadhistana): it is located in the lower abdomen of our body.
Ylang ylang, sandalwood, jasmine, and rose are effective for this chakra.
- Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura): located in the upper abdomen of the human body.
Rose, sandalwood, chamomile, bergamot, frankincense are the best options for this chakra.
- Heart chakra (Anahata): it is located at the center of our chest just above the heart.
Lavender, rosemary, and frankincense are the best options for this.
- Throat Chakra (Vishudha): it is located in our throat.
Sandalwood, jasmine, ylang ylang, and neroli are recommended for it.
- Third Eye Chakra (Ajna): it is located in between our eyes at the lower part of the forehead.
Vetiver, rosemary, and frankincense are the best options for this.
- Crown Chakra (Sahasrara): on the top most part of our head this chakra is located.
Rosewood, lavender, vetiver, and frankincense are recommended for this chakra.