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Essential Oils for Your Root Chakra

Updated: Mar 6, 2020

Chakras are the energy centers of our bodies. When balanced, we experience physical, emotional, and spiritual harmony. When imbalanced, we can experience undesirable issues.

The Root Chakra (Sanskrit name Muladhara) is located at the base of the spine and the groin area and is associated with the color red. When balanced, we feel grounded, healthy, and have high physical energy. Alternatively, when the Root Chakra is out of balance we can experience mental fatigue and lack focus, feel restless, and have difficulty achieving goals.

There are many methods for balancing our chakras, including aromatherapy. To use, dilute a drop of essential oil with a carrier oil (oils like coconut, grapeseed, jojoba, almond, etc.) and gently massage in the area of the base of the spine. The following essential oils are helpful for balancing the Root Chakra:

  • Blue Tansy

  • Cypress

  • Jade Lemon

  • Melissa

  • Myrrh

  • Ylang Ylang

  • Believe blend

  • Grounding blend

  • Transformation blend

  • White Angelica blend

Blue Tansy | Native to Morocco, Blue Tansy is a tiny yellow flower from the chamomile family. It has a sweet and uplifting floral aroma.

Cypress | On the island of Cypress, this tree is used as a place of worship. It has an herbaceous aroma and promotes the feeling of grounding and security.

Jade Lemon | This energizing oil has a sweet lemon-lime aroma that supports clear thinking.

Melissa | Also known as lemon balm, this oil is part of the mint family and has a lemony aroma. The aroma promotes gentleness and can help release emotional blocks.

Myrrh | This ancient oil has been around since BC times. Its aroma is uplifting and supports spiritual awareness.

Ylang Ylang | Steam distilled from flowers, the sweet, romantic aroma of Ylang Ylang increases focus of thoughts and balances male-female energies.

Believe Blend | Believe is a blend of several oils including Idaho Balsam Fir, Bergamot, Frankincense, Idaho Blue Spruce, and Geranium essential oils. It is formulated to help us all experience the unlimited potential we possess.

Grounding Blend | This blend helps us to anchor ourselves to feel more balanced. It is a blend of White Fir, Spruce, Ylang Ylang, Pine, Cedarwood, Angelica, and Juniper essential oils.

Transformation Blend | This blend includes oils like Lemon, Peppermint, Sacred Frankincense, Palo Santo and Ocotea essential oils and helps us to reprogram our negative thinking with positive beliefs.

White Angelica Blend | Several oils including Myrrh, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang, and Rose make up this beautiful blend that helps neutralize non-beneficial energy to promote the feeling of security.

image of root chakra and essential oils

You can experiment with the different essential oils to see which ones best help you experience the benefits of a balanced Root Chakra.


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About the Author: Serena James is a holistic healer and the author of Vibe Higher. She offers a variety of energy healing services and workshops to help individuals experience a life of love, abundance, and wellness as they were meant to.

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease or illness. Any action you take as a result of this information is self-prescribed and your right to do so.

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