Essential oils are the concentrated aromatic essences extracted from plants. In aromatherapy, these are generally applied in a blend or in a dilute form for therapeutic purposes. Most of the essential oils used in aromatherapy have been used for thousands of years to cure body aches, mental disorders, relaxation, and stress. In this article, we'll explore the healing properties of the different essential oils.
One of the most important points about essential oils is that they are not able to penetrate your skin. The human body needs to be balanced in every area to give off optimum advantages to the brain, spirit, and body. But sometimes, a little imbalance in the various chakras may cause stress, tension, and other problems. In order to achieve the best possible balance in your body, essential oils prove extremely useful in all facets. Stress is reduced, you get better sleep, and your muscles and bones become stronger.
There are various parts of your body where you may experience some kind of energy blockage, especially on the spine. Energy blockage is due to any kind of negative energy that has originated from a previous point in your life. These energy blocks can cause serious physical, emotional, or mental health problems and should be taken care of immediately. Essential oils are excellent in clearing your aura by improving your body's overall flow of energy. Essential oils like Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger, Turmeric, Clary Sage, Peppermint, Licorice, Lavender, and Sandalwood are very effective in helping to clear your aura.
Similarly, if your lower abdomen or solar plexus is congested, it can also be cleared up with the aid of essential oils. The two major channels through which these two major organs interact are the solar plexus chakra and the navel chakra. The solar plexus chakra relates to the cerebral cortex. This chakra is directly linked to your sense of smell, color, taste, and emotions. When the solar plexus chakra becomes out of balance, you may experience irritable bowel syndrome, depression, lack of sex drive, chronic fatigue syndrome, anxiety, chronic headaches, panic attacks, or even low self-esteem.
On the other hand, the navel chakra affects the emotions, feelings, and physical sensations related to sexual pleasure. This chakra influences the glands and organs that help to produce the hormones that are associated with sexuality. A lack of balance in this area can lead to a variety of sexual dysfunctions. Therefore, essential oils can be very effective in balancing this chakra. Similarly, during periods of physical or emotional stress, the primary recipient of these energies is the brain. If these emotions are out of balance, the brain will attempt to repair the emotional disturbance using its own resources, which can result in an imbalance as well.
When you perform chakra healing using essential oils, they are being applied to specific chakras or energy centers. Specifically, seven major energy centers are described as being situated on the top of the head (or crown), between the eyebrows (middle of the head above the eyes), between the breasts (to the side of the neck), in the groin, below the navel, in the upper back, in the shoulders, and in the buttocks. Depending upon the particular therapeutic method being used, the oil blend chosen should be inhaled to enter these energy centers. The oil, if used, is then absorbed by the skin and carried away by physical channels to the desired area.
When choosing the best essential oil blend for chakra balancing, one of the easiest ways to determine which chakra is to be treated is by smelling the blend. Aromatherapy professionals agree that the most powerful blends, which include eucalyptus, rose, and lemon, work best when applied directly to the skin. Since these types of scents are said to be the most uplifting and energizing, they also act as a type of fragrance. Some of the oils that are recommended for use in chakra balancing are: geranium, cypress, orange, pine, jasmine, ylang-ylang, rose, sandalwood, peach, lemon, and bergamot. Many aromatherapy practitioners also recommend the following essential oils for use in healing: primrose, pine, cypress, lemon, ylang-ylang, cedar, rose, sandalwood, ylang-dieng, loquat, cinnamon, vanilla, ginger, orange, avocado, fennel, carrot, grapefruit, passion fruit, nutmeg, orange peel, and peanut.
As you can see, there are several ways of using essential oils for chakras. If you have decided to use aromatherapy in order to treat your body or mind-related health issues, be sure to follow the guidelines above in order to ensure maximum results. Before applying any oil to your skin or in your air conditioning system, be sure to test it first by putting your skin on the part of the oil that you plan to use. Also, before and after treatment, you should keep yourself or your house clean and scent free.