Chakra energies are forever changing and moving in the body, and can go in and out of balance depending on our points of stress, diet, activity, and other lifestyle choices. These subtle energies can be influenced in a number of ways, from yoga, sounds, and color therapy, but the easiest way is perhaps aromatherapy. Each chakra responds to different scents and can be brought back into balance by simply wearing an essential oil or filling your home with the scent of a special chakra candle.
Here’s a quick guide on the 7 chakras, signs of imbalances, and what scents to use to help bring your chakras back in harmony.
The root chakra is the foundation chakra, the one that represents our most basic needs and instincts, it is the stability and structure we all require in order to exists. When our root chakras are out of balance, it can show chronic fatigue, as well as soreness or stiffness in the joints in the hips, legs and feet (our foundation). You can start feeling more grounded by burning a Root Chakra Candle or using the following fragrances:
- Ylang Ylang
The sacral chakra is located right below the navel and is concerned with movement and creative self-expression. This chakra maintains the flow of communication between our mind and “gut reactions.” When the sacral chakra is out of balance, it can manifest in the form of lower back pain, inflexibility, overly emotional sensitivity.
Balance this chakra with our Sacral Chakra Candle or the following fragrances:
- Clary Sage
The solar plexus sits between the ribcage and navel and is a fusion of many kinds of energy in the body. Physically, the solar plexus has to do with our immunity and how well we absorb nutrients, and can become over-taxed by eating poor foods or build up of toxins. Mentally, this chakra is our self-esteem and confidence. If this chakra is out of balance, you might be experiencing poor digestion, low self-esteem, or confusing about your place in the world. You can balance the solar plexus with our Solar Plexus Chakra Candle, or the following fragrances:
The heart chakra is located near the center of the sternum and is characterized by the energy of expansion, and the the motion of drawing in and pushing away. It is related to the heart and lungs, two organs that expand and contract in the body. The heart chakra is our emotional center, and our self-acceptance, and shows that only when we truly love and accept ourselves can we then form health relationships with others. When the heart chakra is out of balance, there will be feelings of possessiveness and unhealthy attachment in relationships, or a need to control others.
To open your heart to yourself and others, try using a Heart Chakra Candle or the following fragrances:
The throat chakra represents our communication and ability to gather information. When the throat chakra is blocked, it will be hard to obtain a feeling of peace, difficulty listening and understanding others, or reacting to what others are saying before taking the time to understand their meaning. When our inner creativity fails to emerge, it can often show a lack of energy in the throat chakra.
If you want to achieve better communication and to freely express yourself, try a Throat Chakra Candle or these scents:
Brow or “Third Eye” Chakra
Brow Chakra is located between both brows, and is known as our seat of understanding. This chakra relates to our thoughts and how we interpret the world around us. It is shows how we view the world with our mind, rather than with just our eyes. Jumping to conclusions or confusing can show that the brow chakra is becoming disrupted.
If you want to improve your intuition and your ability to see the bigger picture, try our Third Eye Chakra Candle or using the following scents:
The last chakra is located at the top of the head. This chakra governs the balance between mind and body, physical coordination, cognition, and our thoughts and attachments. Physical imbalances can be mental fog or depression, and mental signs include holding onto thoughts, prejudices, or the inability to live in the moment.
To start living more mindfully or with better clarity, try our Crown Chakra Candle or the following scents: