Certain things just go together~ peanut butter and chocolate, tomatoes and basil, autumn and soup. The symbiotic relationship between special pairings is what makes unforgettable meals, swoon-worthy couples, and successful partnerships. We are social beings in a world layered in interconnectedness so it makes sense that when some things are paired together they are just fundamentally better, both for each other and for the wider world, hence the phrase, ‘more than the sum of its parts’. This certainly holds true for essential oils and chakras.
There are fabulous articles on chakras out there, including this one and this one which is intended for beginners. I’ve been reading up on using essential oils specifically for certain chakras for a while now with the intent of making a complete set and thought I’d share the process here. It’d make a fabulous gift for anyone who meditates or does yoga or Reiki, or is just interested in optimal health and well-being, or perhaps someone who obviously needs a bit of balance in an area (or two or seven) in his/her life.
All you need are seven bottles, essential oils that correspond to the different chakras, a base oil or two, labels of some sort and of course a notebook to write down what you have concocted. I personally like the idea of presenting these in a lovely box so they are kept together safely and in a dark place.
For the base I’m using sweet almond and jojoba oil combined. The base oil goes into the little bottles first, filling them up most of the way, but leaving room for the essential oils. For this size bottle (.33 oz), plan for 4-6 drops essential oil. (A little goes a long way!)
That’s my son’s little finger helping there. He helped me out today~ you’ll see more of his fingers later.
Adding the essential oils to the base oil is the fun part! Get creative, use your intuition, use the many resources online for pairing essential oils with chakras, or use my combinations below:
Root Chakra: 3 drops Frankincense and 3 drops Cedarwood
Sacral Chakra: 2 drops each Jasmine, Bergamot, and Sandalwood
Solar Plexus: 2 drops each Frankincense, Rosemary, and Basil
Heart: 2 drops each Rose, Neroli, and Geranium
Throat: 2 drops each Jasmine, Clary Sage, and Sandalwood
Third Eye: 5 drops of Lavender
Crown Chakra: 2 drops each of Frankincense, Ylang Ylang, and Clary Sage
Be sure to label them right away and don’t forget to mix them by rolling them back and forth in your hands. There’re my youngest’s fingers again!
Great times to use these oils include right before meditating, yoga, or when feeling ‘off’ in any way. They can be used one at a time or all at once. You just need a couple of drops at a time and you rub them in a clockwise circle where the corresponding chakra is. If you are unsure on where the chakras are there are many images online. Here is one, but a simple search will turn up many more. The root oil can be added to your feet instead of trying to find that chakra since the important part for the root is to be grounded anyway. The others are fairly straightforward and easy to access.
I’ll be using these myself, but if I were to give them as a gift I’d put some pretty material in the box to keep the glass bottles safe, and maybe some instructions for use, depending on the person.
Poor Bailey thinks these are for her. Sorry B, you can sniff but you can’t touch.