How to Balance Your Heart Chakra with Essential Oils

How to Balance Your Heart Chakra with Essential Oils

Certain experiences in our lives can leave us feeling a deep sadness without the ability to move forward from that pain.

You can use several therapies to balance your heart chakra, but Do you know how to balance your heart chakra with essential oils? The best essential oils to balance your heart chakra are Rose, Jasmine and Lavender. Essential oils can balance your heart chakra, so you experience deep compassion, love, inner peace and joy.

In this article, we will see how to balance the heart chakra using essential oils.

1. Understand if Your Heart Chakra Is Underactive or Overactive

If you recognise that your heart chakra struggles to give and receive love freely and you would like to improve its energy, the next step is understanding if your heart chakra is receiving the right amount of energy.

A chakra is underactive when only a little amount of energy passes through it and overactive when too much energy goes through it.

An underactive heart chakra may manifest as:

  • Hating yourself
  • Grief
  • Deep sadness
  • Feeling unworthy
  • Sabotaging your relationships
  • Having difficulty giving and receiving love
  • Not accepting yourself
  • Inability to enjoy life
  • Not having inner peace
  • Depression
  • Loneliness

An overactive heart chakra may manifest as:

  • Being judgemental
  • Being resentful
  • Feeling hatred and anger towards yourself and others
  • Believing you have been betrayed
  • Jealousy
  • Having trust issues

To read more about the symptoms of block chakras, have a look at this article.

2. Choose the Right Essential Oils for the Heart Chakra

When you select the essential oils for your heart chakra, you need to pay attention to the properties of the essential oils themselves. Essential oils have different effects on the body, some have a calming effect and others help to energise and activate.

An essential oil that energises the heart chakra is beneficial to an underactive heart chakra. On the contrary, an essential oil that has a calming effect is beneficial for an overactive heart chakra.

These are some of the essential oils that you can use to bring your heart chakra back to balance.

  • Tangerine
  • Rose
  • Geranium

To specifically target an underactive chakra use:

  • Palmarosa
  • Rose
  • Rosewood
  • Jasmine

You can balance an overactive chakra with:

  • Lavender
  • Sweet marjoram

Geranium essential oil is good for everyday maintenance of your heart chakra.

We recommend always using essential oils that are therapeutic graded or even food graded.

3. Prepare the Space and the Oils for Your Heart Chakra Healing Session

Preparing the space for your heart chakra healing session is very important. Imagine the space for healing as a sacred place to relax and be yourself.

  • Choose a space that is comfortable and quiet
  • Tidy up and clean the space
  • Do an energetic clearing with palo santo and white sage
  • Place some plants around
  • Lit candles or a lamp with a warm light
  • Play mantras for heart chakra or some other relaxing music
  • Prepare an area where you can lay down and relax
  • Place clear quartz in your healing room

Prepare the essential oils you will use to heal your heart chakra.

It can be tricky to know the proportion of essential oils to use. For instance, in 50mls of carrier oil, you should use 12 drops of essential oil.

There are different proportions if you are to use essential oils on children. For children use a 1% dilution, meaning 1 drop of essential oil to a teaspoon of carrier oil.

Adults can use a 2% dilution, meaning that you can use 3 to 6 drops of essential oil to a teaspoon of carrier oil.

4. Apply the Essential Oils to the Specific Areas to Heal Your Heart Chakra

There are several options to use essential oils for your chakras. You can apply them directly on your skin, place them in a diffuser and smell them, or you could also apply them on your clothing.

Essential oils can be used directly on the skin, but you need to dilute them in a carrier oil to diminish the risk of irritation to the skin or an allergic reaction.

If you plan to apply essential oils directly onto your skin, remember to do an allergy test first by placing a drop of oil on a small area of your underarm to ensure you won’t have an allergic reaction to the essential oils.

If you use the essential oil topically, apply it to the chest area.

If your skin is sensitive to the essential oils consider inhaling them or use a diffuser to spread the smell throughout.

Stone Diffuser
Laser Engraved Diffuser
Rose Quartz Candle

5. Let the Essential Oils Heal Your Heart Chakra

One of the most important things to keep in mind when doing a heart chakra healing session is setting an intention. An intention refers to basically focusing on what you want to achieve from your chakra healing session.
Apply the essential oils diluted in a carrier oil. Some carrier oils you can use are apricot kernel oil, almond oil and coconut oil. Then apply the diluted essential oil to your chest area.

The healing session works best if you lay down and relax, as the stress dissipates, allowing the healing process to take place.

Setting aside a place where you can relax and allow some time for yourself and your healing will help you focus on your well-being.

Once you have applied the essential oils in the heart chakra recommended areas or you have placed the oils in a diffusor you can:

  • Lay down for 15 to 20 minutes
  • Focus on the heart chakra area
  • Make sure you keep warm
  • Close your eyes
  • Relax and open yourself to the healing energy

The essential oils affect emotions, memories, behaviours and some physiological functions.

6. Close Your Healing Session and Reflect on Your Heart Chakra Healing Session

Be thankful for having the opportunity to be looking after yourself and taking a step towards balancing your body, mind and spirit.

After your essential oil healing session, allow a few minutes for yourself to reflect on how you felt before the session and after the session.

Keep a journal to use after your heart chakra healing session. Write down anything you feel, experience, or see during your healing session. Consider any memories that may come, any feelings, emotions or sensations.

Enjoy the smell of essential oils during the day.

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In this article, we explored things you can do to balance your heart chakra with essential oils.

The essential oils you should use depend on whether the heart chakra is underactive or overactive. So that we can bring some energy to calm an overactive heart chakra or energise an underactive heart chakra.

The essential oil used to ground an overactive heart chakra is Lavender and Sweet marjoram. And, to specifically target an underactive chakra you can use Palmarosa, Rose, Rosewood and Jasmine. Once your heart chakra is balanced, you can use Geranium essential oil for everyday maintenance.

You will know when your heart chakra is healthy and balanced by the feeling of joy, compassion, love and connection you will experience
with yourself and others.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I balance my chakras with essential oils?

Using essential oils with a grounding effect will help you calm down overactive chakras. On the opposite, using essential oils with energising properties can be used to activate underactive chakras.

How do you rebalance the heart chakra?

The heart chakra can be rebalanced using stones and crystals, affirmations, essential oils, ayurveda, reiki, yoga, meditation, wearing certain colours and eating specific food.

Is lavender good for heart chakra?

Lavender essential oil is good for balancing most of the upper chakras heart, throat and third eye, particularly when the chakras are overactive, lavender calms them down.

How do you make heart chakra oil?

A heart chakra oil would be a blend of the essential oils that balance the heart chakra. For example, a blend for an underactive heart chakra would include a carrier oil such as almond oil with Palmarosa, Rose, Rosewood, Jasmine and Geranium.
A blend for an overactive hear chakra would include almond oil, Lavender, Sweet marjoram and Geranium.

Do essential oils help chakras?

Essential oils have therapeutic and medicinal properties related to the plants they have been extracted from.
The science that has been developed is called Aromatherapy and it has been designed to balance the emotions.

What chakra is peppermint oil good for?

Peppermint essential oil is good for the throat chakra. It helps an underactive throat chakra to open up.

What essential oil is good for the heart chakra?

Jasmine, Palmarosa, Rose, Rosewood, Lavender, Tangerine, Sweet Marjoram and Geranium.

How do you fix an overactive heart chakra?

You can calm an overactive heart chakra with essential oils such as Lavender and Sweet marjoram.

What blocks the heart chakra?

The heart chakra is blocked by different experiences in our lives, particularly the ones that causes us deep sadness, such as the death of a love one, or the separation from a love one. Experiences that may cause us to be in deep fear will also upset our heart chakra.

What herbs are heart openers?

Rose, Cacao, Hawthorn, Motherwort and Reishi mushroom have been used to heal, invigorate, strengthen and balance the heart.

What chakra is rosemary good for?

Rosemary essential oil is great for the third eye chakra, it helps to invigorate an underactive third eye, as well as helping you focus and concentrate better.

How do you unblock your chakras?

Chakras can be unblock with different therapies either used alone or in conjunction. When a chakra is blocked balancing its energy will take some time and effort from your part to be open to the healing energy.
You can start unblocking your chakras with yoga poses, meditation, pranayama, essential oils, using stones and crystals, ayurveda, food, sound, mantras, affirmations, reiki and colour.

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