The Best Essential Oils for Balancing Each Chakra 

What is a chakra? 

The word chakra means “wheel” in Sanskrit, and they represent the wheel of energies that are located throughout our bodies. There are 7 primary chakras that are found along the spinal region, each vibrates at different frequencies and have representative colors. You can think of our chakras as our energy centers, with each chakra pertaining to a particular part of your body. Our chakras function by absorbing all the energy that we release from our mind and body.

The importance of Balancing Chakras

It is extremely important to work on chakra balancing because, in order for our bodies to work the way they are intended, all the chakras need to be balanced to allow smooth energy flow throughout our bodies. There are many ways to work on balancing chakras, such as yoga, meditation, crystals, and essential oils. 

7 Chakras 

Root Chakra or “Muladhara” 

Location: Base of the Spine 
Color: Red
Governs: Sexuality, Stability, Sensuality, and Security
Blockage: Anxiety, Fear, Worry, Overthinking, Depression
Essential Oils: Nutmeg, Patchouli, Vetiver, Bergamot

Sacral Chakra or “Svadhisthana” 

Location: Lower abdomen by pelvic area
Color: Orange
Governs: Reproduction, Creativity, Joy, Enthusiasm, Self-Gratification, Passion
Blockage: Lack of control, inability to adapt to change
Essential Oils: Cardamom, Yang Ylang, Rose, Patchouli, Sandalwood

Solar Plexus or “Manipura” 

Location: Navel
Color: Yellow
Governs: Digestion, personal power, spiritual growth
Blockage: Anger, Frustration, Lack of direction
Essential Oils: Neroli, Sweet Orange, Sandalwood, Yang Ylang

Heart Chakra or “Anahata”

Location: Chest
Color: Green
Governs: Circulation, Love, Compassion, Devotion
Blockage: Grief, Jealousy, Fear of betrayal, Hatred towards yourself
Essential Oils: Palmarosa, Lavender, Sweet Majoram 

Throat Chakra or “Vishuddha”

Location: Throat
Color: Blue
Governs: Sound, Self-Expression, Truth
Blockage: Inability 
Essential Oils: Lemon, Vanilla, Roman Chamomile 

Third Eye Chakra or “Ajna”

Location: Between Your Eyes
Color: Purple/Blueish 
Governs: Intuition, Connection to wisdom, Creativity
Blockage: Feeling stuck, Connection to wisdom, Creativity 
Essential Oils: Rosemary, Chamomile, Frankincense, Sandalwood 

Crown Chakra or “Sahasrara”

Location: Top of the Head 
Color: Violet 
Governs: Your Thoughts, Self-Awareness, Knowledge
Blockage: Feelings of Isolation, Emotional Stress
Essential Oils: Lime, Frankincense, Sandalwood, Rose, Cedarwood