In my post Balancing The Chakras With Essential Oils I shared a technique for balancing chakras that was adapted from a specific essential oil company using their specific blends. It seems like most companies that sell essential oils have their own blends with their own cute little names. As I stated in that post, I have a sample of one of the blends and it smells terrific, I really like it. In case you are not interested in buying the blends that are named in that post I did a little research on the internet about single essential oils that associated with balance and/or unblocking the chakras. Just like with pretty much everything there is a ton of information out there. I am not an essential oil expert nor a chakra expert. I created this list off of various websites. I picked the oils that I saw associated with each chakra on multiple websites.
• Crown chakra: sandalwood, lavender, jasmine
• Third Eye chakra: sandalwood, frankincense, sweet marjoram
• Throat chakra: bergamot, chamomile
• Heart chakra: peppermint, eucalyptus
• Solar Plexus chakra: peppermint, ginger, coriander, rosemary
• Sacral chakra: sandalwood, bergamot, ylang ylang, orange
• Root chakra: sandalwood, frankincense, ylang ylang
As you can see sometimes one oil can help with multiple chakras. So that is helpful in itself. Instead of buying seven different blends you can buy one oil, say sandalwood, and use it for four of the seven chakras. Using that formula, you could buy peppermint for another two, and then bergamot or chamomile for the last one. That would be only three oils. Since good quality essential oil can be expensive, to me it helps to figure out a way to get more uses out of one oil! That is just an example. I am sure there are many more combinations.
Of course, you might find that you use one oil more than another and you just want to have it on hand. There are many ways to use essential oils so I am sure you can find other uses.
Here is a little bit of information on the oils, herbs, scents, etc. listed:
Sandalwood is actually fragrant wood from specific trees. Thought to have a calming effect.
Lavender is a plant used both as a flavor in food and a scent. It is believed to have a calming, relaxing effect.
Jasmine is also a flowering plant, that is very fragrant. It is said to help relieve tension.
Frankincense is an aromatic resin obtained from trees of the genus Boswellia (from Wiki). It is claimed to help many things including over all health.
Sweet marjoram is an herb, I use in cooking quite often, the oil is said to relieve pain.
Bergamot is a type of orange the color of a lemon, good for treating skin ailments.
Chamomile a daisy like flower that is commonly used for tea. Especially tea that is promoting relaxation and even sleep.
Peppermint, most people are familiar with this flavor or scent. Peppermint has an invigorating effect.
Eucalyptus from the Eucalyptus tree, very aromatic and believed to promote healing.
Ginger, this root is used often in helping with motion sickness and nausea and digestion.
Coriander to me are the little seeds used for cooking . . . doing the research for this post, I learned that the LEAVES are what I know as cilantro! It has a calming effect.
Rosemary an herb used for cooking. Kind of like tiny twigs. It’s oil can be used to stimulate and help with concentration.
Orange, a fruit that which the oil is from the skin. Orange sent can be uplifting!
Ylang ylang, this oil comes from the Ylang Ylang tree/plant blossoms. Thought to help relieve stress.
Do you use essential oils? What do you use them for?