Aura Cacia Essential Oils
All oils come in 15 ml size bottles
Essential Oils are a great tool to help with physical ailments and spiritual growth. These oils have been around for centuries and are making a comeback into our modern day lives. Use these oils in addition to other tools like yoga, to help bring balance to your chakra system.
Our chakras like any aspect of our selves are energetic patterns, or vibrations. These patterns can be disrupted, blocked, skewed, distorted, etc. Restoring harmony and order to the energy of the chakra will return it to a state of health i.e., will heal it. Anything that has a harmonious, orderly energy pattern/vibration can help to entrain our energy back to a harmonious state. Pure essential oils have that inherent harmony and order in their energy pattern. Like anything with harmonious energy, they can be used to heal the chakras. Each type of oil resonates with a slightly different energy pattern/vibrates on a different frequency, and will relate more closely to the ideal energy pattern of one of your chakras. Its pure resonance can be used to help that chakra return to its ideal vibration or energy pattern and a higher state of health. Like any subtle energy method of healing, the user's intention is critical. A pure healing intention is the most important key to making the healing work.
Meditation can calm the body, mind, and spirit. It can help us to connect more deeply with the worlds around and within us. It has been shown to have physical health benefits including lower heart rate and lower levels of stress. But sometimes, life’s distractions can make a meditation session challenging. Essential oils may be helpful. Fragrances have been an important part of rituals and meditations for ages in every culture around the world. The many different scents were believed to elevate users to different states of consciousness. And in our fast-paced, distracting world, sometimes we can use all the help we can get.
The essential oils can be mixed with coconut or olive oil, and applied topically by rubbing on the feet or corresponding chakra area. Alternatively, try an aromatherapy approach by using a diffuser.
1. Root/Base Chakra
Located at the base of spine in tailbone area, this is where our sense of security lies. Root chakra essential oils can be used for balancing and grounding. On the physical level, the root chakra is associated with adrenal glands, the skeletal structure, teeth, large intestine, kidneys, and the blood. On the emotional level, root chakra imbalance may manifest as anger or rage, fearfulness, frustration, anxiety, and depression. On the mental level, someone with a root chakra imbalance may experience black and white thinking, pessimism or negative thinking about life. On the spiritual level, root chakra issues may show up as stubbornness and not willing to expand one's view point. Essential oils embody the frequencies and healing properties of plants. Not only they deliver certain properties to the physical body, they also work on the mental, emotional and spiritual levels. The following are the most commonly used root chakra essential oils: Use patchouli for an enhanced sense of grounding and stability. Essential oils that resonate with the Base Chakra are oils that are grounding and strengthening, these include patchouli, vetiver, thyme, frankincense, ylang ylang and myrrh. The color associated with this chakra is red, any flower or herb that is red is also able to help balance the base chakra.
2. Sacral Chakra
The lower abdomen, about 2 inches below the navel and 2 inches in — our creativity and sexuality. Sacral chakra essential oils can be used for balancing and getting in touch with your emotions. On the physical level, the sacral chakra is associated with reproductive organs, kidneys, and bladder. On the emotional level, sacral chakra imbalance may manifest as rapid emotional changes, obsessive thinking, and emotional confusion. On the mental level, someone with a sacral chakra imbalance may experience rigidity, creative blocks, and difficulty with relating to others. On the spiritual level, sacral chakra issues may show up as fragmentation, dissociation, and deadened feelings. Essential oils embody the frequencies and healing properties of plants. Not only they deliver certain properties to the physical body, they also work on the mental, emotional and spiritual levels. The following are the most commonly used sacral chakra essential oils: Ylang Ylang, clary sage and sandalwood act as an aphrodisiac to aid in our sexual and reproductive energies. Oils that resonate with the Sacral Chakra need to be creative and to have an affinity with the reproductive organs. These include sandalwood, ginger, fennel, jasmine, rose and ylang ylang. Any essential oil that is reputed to be an aphrodisiac is sensual and warming in nature and also resonates at the sacral chakra. Rose and neroli both or which are calming and soothing oils and jasmine and sandalwood, which are sedative oils, also resonate with the sacral chakra. Note, jasmine and sandalwood may have a hormonal effect on the body. Other oils that are stimulating and aphrodisiac include cardamom and any warm spicy oil. The color associated with this chakra is orange, any flower or herb that is orange or peach is also able to help balance the sacral chakra.
3. Solar Plexus Chakra
The upper abdomen, in the stomach area — our self-esteem and confidence. Solar Plexus chakra essential oils can be used for getting in touch with your emotions and for balancing the third chakra. On the physical level, the solar plexus chakra is associated with the digestive system, liver, pancreas, and gallbladder. On the emotional level, solar plexus chakra imbalances may manifest as selfishness, stubbornness, domination, and desire for power. On the mental level, someone with a solar plexus chakra imbalance may display cynicism, sarcasm, competitiveness. On the spiritual level, solar plexus chakra issues may show up as feelings of worthlessness, fear of death, or being stuck in the ego/person/identity. Essential oils embody the frequencies and healing properties of plants. These frequencies and properties work on all levels of being. Choosing essential oils is best done in consultation with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Working with the seven chakras and their imbalances is complex as everything is interconnected. The following are the most commonly used solar plexus chakra essential oils: Use cinnamon to help heat up this power center, or peppermint to cool any excess fire in the system. Essential oils that resonate with the Solar Plexus Chakra are oils that are linked to the digestive system and include sandalwood, grapefruit , lemon, black pepper, myrrh and manuka. The solar plexus is often the place on our body where we feel nervous, uncomfortable in company, or perhaps apprehensive when we are going on holiday or doing anything unusual. Any oils that are carminatives such as coriander, ginger, lemon, sweet marjoram and sweet orange would be helpful in these situations. The color associated with this chakra is yellow, any flower or herb that is yellow is also able to help balance the solar plexus chakra.
4. Heart Chakra
Located in the center of chest just above heart. Heart chakra essential oils can be used for awakening love, compassion and kindness towards yourself and towards others. On the physical level, the heart chakra is associated with the cardiovascular system, the immune system, with lungs, and upper body muscular system. On the emotional level, heart chakra imbalances may manifest as over sacrificing, selfishness, or lack of compassion. On the mental level, someone with a heart chakra imbalance may display too much criticism towards self and others, judgments, and perfectionism. On the spiritual level, heart chakra issues may show up as overwhelming grief, loneliness and isolation, and being stuck on ego levels of existence. Essential oils embody the frequencies and healing properties of plants. These frequencies and properties work on all levels of being. Choosing essential oils is best done in consultation with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Working with the seven chakras and their imbalances is complex as everything is interconnected. The following are the most commonly used heart chakra essential oils: The scent of rose is related to our heart, and enhances romance and love. It is also helpful for alleviating depression and insomnia. Oils that resonate with the Heart Chakra are oils that are associated with loving and caring and include bergamot, jasmine, ylang ylang, geranium, bergamot, lavender, neroli and rose. All these oils indicate a great love of the earth and nature. Other uplifting oils associated with the heart chakra include orange, coriander, cypress and frankincense. The color associated with this chakra is green, any flower or herb that is green, also includes foliage and flowers that are cream; is also able to help balance the heart chakra.
5. Throat Chakra
Located in the throat — the center for self-expression. Throat chakra essential oils can be used to balance the fifth chakra and for expressing your unique voice and inspired creative sharing. On the physical level, the throat chakra is associated with the thyroid gland, teeth and gums, the jaw, hearing, and nasal passages. On the emotional level, throat chakra imbalances may manifest as excessive shyness, poor listening, gossiping, or dominating conversation. On the mental level, someone with a throat chakra imbalance may be unable to think abstractly or in symbolic language, and may have difficulty expressing themselves and communicating their needs or desires. On the spiritual level, throat chakra issues may show up as blocked creativity, inability to sense subtle energies, and disconnection from the divine and inner spirit. Essential oils embody the frequencies and healing properties of plants. These frequencies and properties work on all levels of being. Choosing essential oils is best done in consultation with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. The following are the most commonly used throat chakra essential oils: Use eucalyptus to help clear sinuses and cure a sore throat or coughing, allowing this passageway to become free and clear for self-expression. Essential oils that resonate with the Throat Chakra are oils that are connected to communication and self-expression, grounding and strengthening like basil, lavender, sandalwood, myrr, rosemary, and peppermint. These include chamomile and tea tree. Oils that affect this chakra are those that lift the spirit emotionally and include clary sage, geranium, German chamomile and cajuput. Calming oils like lemon, sweet marjoram and melissa are also helpful. The color associated with this chakra is bright blue; any flower or herb that is aquamarine or blue is also able to help balance the throat chakra.
6. Third Eye Chakra
At the forehead and in between the eyes is the gateway to our intuition. Third eye chakra essential oils can balance and open the sixth chakra for clarity of thought, clear seeing, and spiritual insight. Located above the bridge of the nose, at the brow level, deep within the brain, your third eye chakra allows you to see the inner and outer worlds. On the physical level, the third eye chakra is associated with the pituitary and pineal glands, eyes, and the brain. On the emotional level, third eye chakra imbalances may manifest as denial, delusions, nightmares, and fear. On the mental level, someone with a third eye chakra imbalance may have poor memory, poor decision making, and inability to think abstractly and use symbolic language. On the spiritual level, third eye chakra issues may show up as being spaced out, dualism, inability to see deeper truth and connections, distrusting one's intuition or inner voice. Essential oils embody the frequencies and healing properties of plants. These frequencies and properties work on all levels of being. The following are the most commonly used third eye chakra essential oils: Lavender oil is incredibly calming and great for headaches; a common occurrence whenever your third eye is blocked. We can calm the active mind with lavender to reach a higher state of consciousness. Oils that resonate with the Brow Chakra are those that are connected with the higher functions of consciousness and include myrrh, juniper, Sage, helichrysum, jasmine and neroli - all oils with strong aromas.
7. Crown Chakra
The very top of the head is our universal connection to beauty and spirituality. Crown chakra essential oils can aid in balancing and opening the seventh chakra to liberate the spirit and open to the Divine. On the physical level, the crown chakra is associated with the cerebral cortex, the brain, and the skull. On the emotional level, crown chakra imbalances may manifest as overwhelm, confusion, apathy, and isolation. On the mental level, crown chakra imbalance may manifest as rigidity in perspective, over intellectualization, slow learning, and attachment to materialistic viewpoints. On the spiritual level, crown chakra issues may show up as spiritual emergency, disconnection from witnessing, inability to understand deeper truth, spiritual bypass, and fragmentation. Essential oils embody the frequencies and healing properties of plants. These frequencies and properties work on all levels of being. The following are eight commonly used crown chakra essential oils: Frankincense is one of the most spiritually-charged oils. It has been around for thousands of years, and brings us mental peace and clarity also jasmine, rose and neroli can be used.
To be sure that you have chosen the right oil to balance a specific chakra, you should look not just at its chemical properties but also at its spiritual effect. In order to get the best results from oils they should be used homeopathically. Remember the adage "the less oil you use gives the most benefit". The aromatic qualities of plants have been used traditionally for religious ritual, meditation and prayer for thousands of years. The known physical and psychological effects of essential oils are often indicators of their subtle curative properties.
The five elements are another way of looking at choosing oils in order to balance the body. The five elements are: Wood, Fire, Metal, Earth and Water.
- Wood is that quality in nature that is solid yet supple, alive, growing and spreading outward. Roots suggest trees and tree oils would be helpful to remedy any wood related deficiencies. These would be oils such as eucalyptus, cedarwood, cypress, and vetivert, which is extracted from the roots of an aromatic grass.
- Fire is the quality of nature that is heating, warming, and burning, destructive, ascending, blazing and illuminating. Remedies to cure fire-related deficiencies would need to heat the ice; here spicy and warming oils are needed. Suggestions could include ginger, sage, pine, patchouli or peppermint.
- Metal is that quality in nature, which is mouldable, hard and strong, responsive to heat, conductive and protective. Remedies to counter metal deficiency symptoms such as would be needed for those stuck in a rut, fearful or stubborn would need to be uplifting and spiritually arising. Suggestions include jasmine, neroli, myrrh and palmarosa - especially where healing was also needed.
- Earth is the quality in nature that is fertile, nourishing, solid and stable, restful and alert. Anyone who is restless, not walking on solid ground or anxious may be suffering from a lack of earth energy. Oils to help might include lemon, sweet marjoram, sweet orange or rosemary.
- Water is that quality in nature which is soaking and sinking, cold, yielding and fluid, tending to stillness and yet powerful. People who 'swim against the tide', anxious and fearful types or those who are cold and inward looking would need to be healed to be able to rise against their unhappiness. Some people may be so pre-occupied with their life that they may not know they are unhappy. In these cases, oils that calm the spirit, to allow time for healing and those that unblock chi that has become stagnant, such as lavender, neroli, frankincense, sandalwood and rose can be used. All offer a spiritual quality that enhances and finds the true purpose of living.
The flow of life, as seen from an eastern viewpoint, is known as the life force or chi.. Having an understanding of the five elements help us to understand the basic elements of life. When the chi that flows round the body stagnates or fails to flow properly the organs suffer. Various oils can assist the chi to flow properly and to remedy organ dysfunctions.
Anointing the Chakras
- Select the chakra essential oils that you will be using. I wouldn't choose more than one oil per chakra for a session.
- Create your anointing oil. Blend each EO with a carrier oil such as jojoba or grapeseed oil at a dilution of 1-10 drops of EO per ounce of carrier oil. (This is vibrational medicine, and a very, very diluted blend will do.) Label each blend.
- Put your anointing oil blends in a place where they'll be accessible to you you once you lie down.
- Lie down on a comfortable surface, wearing loose clothes that you don't mind getting oil on. Attend to your comfort with a blanket and a pillow under your knees or head if needed. Take a few minutes to breathe deeply and slowly into your belly (actually into the lower third of your lungs, but your belly will rise and fall if you're doing it correctly!).
- Set your intention for this healing session. If you're just going to work with one chakra, set the specific intention for that one. If you're going to work with the whole system, set a general intention for this healing.
- If you're only going to work with one energy center, anoint it with the chakra essential oil you've chosen. Use only a few drops, and apply it slowly in a clockwise direction with your fingertips.
- For the root, you can anoint the soles of your feet, or your low back.
- If you're going to work with the whole system, you can proceed in either of two ways. You can start at the crown and work your way down, in order, to the first chakra (sky to earth--e.g. for helping ground and center, relieve headaches and anxiety, manifest something on a physical plane); or you can go the other way, starting at the root and working your way up to the crown (earth to sky--e.g. for raising energy to a higher vibration, enhancing spiritual development, increasing physical energy). Don't worry about the direction choice--just go with what feels right.
- As you anoint each one, you may want to set a specific intention for its healing, sense the energy of the oil, and visualize its harmonious energy working to open, balance, and "tune."
- After all have been anointed, simply rest for a while, allowing your energy to be balanced and cleared by the oils. Breathe slowly and evenly; empty your mind as much as possible, going into the "space between thoughts."
- When it feels right, end the healing.
- Gently return your awareness to the here and now, and allow yourself to transition slowly back into your daily life.
Watch for gentle, positive changes for the next week or so.
Diffusion Method For Using Chakra Essential Oils
This works best if you're working with a single chakra. Following the directions that came with your diffuser, diffuse your chosen chakra essential oil. Set your intention for healing, sense the energy of the oil, and visualize its harmonious energy opening, balancing, and "tuning" of the chakra. Meditate, rest, or practice yoga for a half an hour or so. In particular, doing yoga that opens and stretches the area of the body near the selected energy center may be helpful.
Frankincense: A holy fragrance if there ever was one, it’s believed to help you increase your faith and connection with spirit. Frankincense has an aroma that is stimulating and elevating to the mind. Useful for visualizing, improving one’s spiritual connection, and centering, it has comforting properties that help focus the mind and overcome stress and despair. Frankincense is the most powerful essential oil for the spirit. It promotes grounding, balancing, and openness. Frankincense can help you connect with your spiritual self. Frankincense can also help stabilize your root chakra, so that your energy can flow through your chakras.
Myrrh: One of the highest sesquiterpene contents in an essential oil, myrrh directly stimulates the hypothalamus, pituitary and amygdalin glands to help reduce stress and bring focus. It’s uplifting scent can assist in deep spiritual “opening” while bringing calm and tranquility while meditating. Myrrh has a rich, smoky, balsamic aroma that is purifying, restorative, revitalizing, and uplifting.
Cedarwood: Focus inward a bit more clearly with the help of cedarwood. It can also help to illuminate your need for meditation and return you to your spiritual path when obstacles have made it difficult.
Sandalwood: This oil is very helpful in healing, particularly emotional/spiritual wounds. It opens the heart and helps to promote trust. Sandalwood is possibly the best essential oil for meditation. It is extremely cleansing and can break up the negative thoughts and stress that cloud your mind. If you are experiencing inner noise and a busy mind that is taking away from your ability to focus, relax, and meditate, sandalwood can help clear the chatter. It is also a hypotensive which can help lower your blood pressure so you can also physically relax during your meditation.
Vetiver: This oil is extremely grounding and can be especially beneficial if you have a tendency to wander and lose focus in meditation.
Neroli: The potent floral fragrance of neroli can help you to be more self-accepting, face your fears and accept the work you need to do for yourself. It’s incredibly sensual and transformative, and the fragrance can also inspire creativity, particularly as it pertains to a spiritual practice. Used during meditation, it can help promote self-love and acceptance, reduce your fears, and inspire creativity. In the body, Neroli reduces pain and inflammation, decreases blood pressure and cortisol levels, and is an anticonvulsant. The centering spiritual and physical effects of neroli have a profound impact on meditation and can help you achieve mindfulness, clarity, and inner peace
Rose: The fragrance of love—both the human and the Divine, this romantic and sensual oil opens the heart to receive love–particularly self-love—and a deeper connection to the spirit world. Rose has the highest frequency of all the oils. Many spiritual teachers from India use rose to lift your vibration and prepare you for meditation.
Ylang Ylang: This is an interesting oil to experiment with meditation. It balances male and female energies, filters out negativity and attunes one to the Divine. It is very balancing to a meditation practice.
Sage: Burning sage is a common ceremonial practice in many tribal cultures. It cleanses and purifies, removing negative energies. It is grounding and restores both balance and energy.
Clary sage: essential oil has a mellow, warm, herbal scent that is uplifting and relaxing, making it a perfect choice for supporting a healthy attitude. Clary sage has been used by cultures all over the world for thousands of years to remove negative energies from a space. Using clary sage during meditation can clear the room of any negative energies that can influence and distract the mind from focusing. Clary sage is also an antidepressant so it can help lift your mood, so that you have a positive meditative experience.
Orange: has a scent that lifts the spirit while providing a calming influence on the body. Orange brings peace and happiness to the mind.
Palo Santo: is known as a spiritual oil, traditionally used to purify and cleanse the spirit from negative energies.
Lavender: is an antianxiety, antidepressant, and relaxant. Lavender is one of the best essential oils for meditation because its calming properties can put your mind in the right frame to achieve clarity and enlightenment from meditation. It also helps stabilize and calm you, so if you are having a restless meditation session, you can balance yourself and really focus.
Eucalyptus: Meditation requires focusing and controlling your breathing. However, if your airways are blocked or inflamed, you will have difficulty achieving a meditative state. Eucalyptus is an expectorant and can help clear the airways and release chest tightness, enabling you to breathe deeply and steadily.
Essential oils are very concentrated. Their safe use requires they be treated with care and respect. The user should be knowledgeable about their properties and actions before any use. Most personal applications require drops rather than ounces.
Whenever you use essential oils, keep these safety tips in mind:
- Do not use essential oils undiluted on skin.
- Keep in mind that the absorption is increased on damaged skin.
- Test diluted essential oils on inconspicous areas before general use.
- Use photosensitizing essential oils cautiously.
- Consult with a health practitioner before use if pregnant, nursing, suffering from any medical condition, or taking medication.
- Keep essential oils out of reach of children and pets.
- Keep essential oils away from your eyes.
- Do not use essential oils internally.
- Follow specific recommendations for dilution based on the person and application.
- Don't overuse essential oils.