Are you feeling a sense of stuck-ness in your life? Does it seem like there’s an invisible barrier in your way that keeps you from realizing your dreams and living the passionate life of adventure, curiosity, and joy that you desire? If so, it could be that your energy is blocked. Fortunately, there are simple tools available to help unblock this energy – one of them being aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is an age old practice used by many cultures around the world which works with our natural energetic pathways known as chakras or "wheels" of light located throughout our bodies. By using oil blends specifically designed to work with each individual chakra we can bring balance back into our lives and reset ourselves on a more positive course for embracing our power and living authentically! In this blog post, we will explore how aromatherapy can assist in removing blockages from various energies centers within us – setting us free from what's been holding us back and helping us tap into greater joy!
Aromatherapy and its Benefits
Aromatherapy is an effective and natural way to heal, restore, and balance the body, mind, and spirit. According to American Spa, your sense of smell is a very potent brain trigger, bypassing our thinking brain and routing directly to our emotion and memory centers. Practiced all around the world, this holistic healing practice involves engaging our sense of smell with essential oils, which are said to work through aligning our chakras or energy centers in order to bring about physical and emotional healing. Blending science and nature together, aromatherapy has been shown to help boost immunity both mentally and physically. It is also used to combat stress, regulate sleeping patterns and promote relaxation as well as overall wellness due to its ability to reduce inflammation, pain relief and more. All you need are a few drops of essential oils with your favorite aromatherapy product, whether it's a favorite candle or even your favorite body butter.
Understand the Chakras & their Correlation to Emotions
Each of us has seven chakras that are believed to act like energy filters, absorbing the pulse of emotions that come from our thoughts and actions as well as those of the people around us. The first chakra, the Root Chakra (Muladhara in Sanskrit) is located at the base of your spine and is thought to be connected with feelings of safety, security, and survival. The second chakra is the Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana in Sanskrit) located below your belly button and is believed to be associated with emotions like creativity, passion, and sensuality. Thirdly is the Solar Plexus chakra (Manipura in Sanskrit), your power center located in your stomach area. This chakra is thought to influence our self-confidence and willpower. Moving up is the Heart Chakra (Anahata in Sanskrit), located near the heart, which governs our love, compassion and ability to forgive. The Throat Chakra (Vishuddha in Sanskrit) is next (you guessed it, in your throat) and it's associated with our ability to communicate truthfully and honestly or, in other words, speak our truth. Continuing up, there is the Third Eye Chakra (Ajna in Sanskrit), located in the center of your head, which is connected to our ability to trust our intuition and have faith in ourselves. Lastly, there is the Crown Chakra (Sahasrara in Sanskrit). Located at the top of your head, this center is associated with connecting us to a higher power or divine source.
It’s thought that understanding our own chakras is important when it comes to managing our mental and physical health. By better comprehending how the dynamics between each chakra affect our emotions and behavior, we can identify which areas need attention to help us stay balanced and healthy - mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. Through getting to know our chakras we can have a better understanding of ourselves, realign our mental state, heighten self-awareness and bring about harmony in all aspects of life.
Identifying which Chakra Needs Attention
Attention to our chakras is key to understanding how to live a harmonious life. Having an awareness and understanding of each of the seven major chakras aids us in recognizing which needs attention. By carefully monitoring our physical and emotional states as well as our thoughts and motivations, we are able to interpret which one of our chakras is suffering from an energy blockage or an overflow of energy. Identifying these patterns can help us recognize areas in need of healing and provide insight into how to restore balance. To keep ourselves alignment and healthy, it's important to be mindful individuals who take proactive steps towards tending to these energetic systems that govern far more than we realize.
Want to learn more about how determine if your chakras need attention? Check out this article!
Suggested Essential Oils for Opening Each Chakra
Are you curious about which essential oils can help open up each chakra? Keep reading to learn more!
When our chakras are open, we feel more balanced and aligned. We may also find that we are better able to process emotions and connect with our intuition. If our chakras become blocked, we may start to feel disconnected from ourselves and our surroundings.
There are many different ways to use essential oils to support the opening of our chakras. For example, we can apply them topically, inhale them directly from the bottle, or diffuser them in our homes or workplaces. Some people also like to create their own custom blends using a combination of different oils.
Here are some suggested essential oils for each chakra:
- Root Chakra: grounding and supportive oils like sandalwood, vetiver, and black pepper can be helpful in balancing the root chakra.
- Sacral Chakra: sweet and floral scents like ylang ylang, jasmine, and neroli are said to be supportive of the sacral chakra. Try our Noir scent in a body oil, body butter, or scrub!
- Solar Plexus Chakra: citrusy and sharp oils like lemon, ginger, and grapefruit can be invigorating and help to balance the solar plexus chakra. Try our Sweet Pomelo scent in a body oil, body butter, or scrub.
- Heart Chakra: soothing and romantic oils like rose, geranium, and lavender promote feelings of love and compassion, making them perfect for balancing the heart chakra. Try our Warm Rose scent in a body oil, body butter, or scrub.
- Throat Chakra: cooling and refreshing oils like peppermint, eucalyptus, and lemongrass help clear the throat chakra. Try our Mojito scent in a scrub or bath salt!
- Third Eye Chakra: woodsy and earthy oils like frankincense, myrrh, and Patchouli can be helpful in opening up the third eye chakra.
- Crown Chakra: spiritually uplifting oils like rosemary, jasmine, or lavender are perfect for balancing the crown chakra. Try our Honey Lavender scent in a body butter or scrub.
Rituals to Enhance Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy is an ancient practice that can be used to positively impact our physical and mental health. Through the use of essential oils, we can access a powerful healing tool that can fill us with positive energy. An often overlooked aspect of aromatherapy is the ritual involved in its proper utilization. Incorporating rituals into our practices helps to ensure that we are creating experiences tailored to suit our individual needs, as well as helping to get us in the right mindset for harnessing the power of aromatherapy. Simple rituals such as setting aside time for meditation or practicing yoga can help us ease into a relaxed state, or try taking a few deep breaths while inhaling an essential oil to find mental clarity and peace. Incorporating rituals into aromatherapy will only enhance the experience, so why not give it a try!
Intention Setting for Releasing Negative Energy
Working with intention is a powerful tool for ridding the body of unwanted and negative energy. Intention setting can be beneficial when it comes to your chakras, which act as small reservoirs to store our thoughts and emotions. With intention, we can focus on releasing any negativity in our lives that might have become lodged within us and manifesting more harmonious vibes. Letting go of negative energies can help restore balance throughout all the chakras and lead to greater peace of mind, clarity and self-awareness. Take time to be mindful of what you are sending out into the Universe, focus on emanating positive intentions, and use energy clearing methods such as meditation or visualization to allow negative influences to dissolve away.
Aromatherapy offers so many potential benefits to those looking to open and activate their spiritual chakras and bring balance to their emotions. Through the careful selection of essential oils, individuals can give special attention to only specific chakras that are feeling blocked or stagnant. Although essential oils alone will not be enough for a complete energy transformation, rituals such as setting intention, manifesting visualization and grounding visualization can be used to enhance the effects of aromatherapy. Of course, aromatherapy should never replace traditional treatments and should always be experienced with caution due to its use of powerful plant-based medicinal properties. With all this in mind, individuals have the opportunity not only to experience overall body wellness but also spiritual growth, emotional clarity and mental wellbeing through aromatherapy. So which chakras are you working to unblock? Let us know in the comments!