How to Balance Your Root Chakra with Essential Oils

How to Balance Your Root Chakra with Essential Oils

Have you been feeling insecure and fearful without an apparent reason? In our everyday lives, certain experiences can throw us out of balance.

Essential oils can bring your root chakra back in balance. When the root chakra is out of balance, we feel insecure and struggle to cover our basic survival needs. Essential oils can help you uplift your spirit and create an ambience of peace that will make you feel grounded, stable, nourished, trusting in life and have the power to provide for your physical and emotional needs.

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

1. Understand if Your Root Chakra Is Underactive or Overactive

If you recognise that your root chakra is not tip-top, and would like to improve its energy, the next step is understanding if your root 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 root chakra may manifest as:

  • Fear
  • Anxiety
  • Negativity
  • Insecurity
  • Disconnection with your body
  • Money issues
  • Feeling stuck
  • Lack of focus
  • Depression
  • Lethargy
  • Sense of not belonging
  • Lack of discipline

An overactive root chakra may manifest as:

  • Anger
  • Frustration
  • Aggression
  • Short temper
  • Possessiveness
  • Obsessive behaviours
  • Attachment issues to a job, relationship or routine
  • Addictive behaviours

2. Choose the Right Essential Oils for the Root Chakra

When you select the essential oils for your root 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 root chakra is beneficial to an underactive root chakra. On the contrary, an essential oil that has a calming effect is beneficial for an overactive root chakra.

Several essential oils can be used to balance the root chakra. These are some of the essential oils that can be used to bring the root chakra back to balance.

  • Angelica Root
  • Cedarwood
  • Frankincense
  • Myrrh
  • Patchouli
  • Galangal
  • White lotus

To specifically target an underactive root chakra use:

You can balance an overactive root chakra with:

The woody and earthy smell of these essential oils will ground the energy of an overactive root chakra. You can use one oil or a combination of oils in a blend.

We recommend always using essential oils that are therapeutic graded or even better food graded. Ideally get organic essential oils.

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

Preparing the space for your root chakra healing session. 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
  • Bring anything that connects you with your ancestors in a positive way
  • Lit candles or a lamp with a warm light
  • Play mantras for the root 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 root 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 them, you should 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.

Here are some ideas of the things you can use to prepare the space for your chakra balancing session with essential oils. Creating the right ambience for a balancing session will give you the starting point to heal your chakras.

Stone Diffuser
Clear Quartz
Obsidian Candle

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

There are several options to use essential oils for your chakras. You can apply them directly on your skin, or place them in a diffusor 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 reduce 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 make sure you won’t have any reaction to the essential oils.

The root chakra area can be sensitive to the essential oils, for this reason, if you want to apply the essential oils topically, add them to the sole of the feet, legs, and hips.

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

Here are some several options for you to use essential oils for the root chakra. You can find them in candles, as a roll on already diluted to use directly onto the skin, and as a pure essential oil. If you are allergic or have sensitive skin and are unsure on using essential oils directly onto your skin, try using a diffusor which will spread the fragrance in the room.

Laser Engraved Oil Diffusor
Frankincense Candle
Angelica Root Essential Oil
Frankincense Roll On

5. Let the Essential Oils Heal Your Root Chakra

One of the most important things to keep in mind when doing a 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 the sole of your feet, legs and hips.

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 root chakra recommended areas or you have placed the oils in a diffusor you can:

  • Lay down for 15 to 20 minutes
  • Focus on the root 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 Root 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 root 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 smells during the day.

This journal can help you record how you feel everyday and how you feel after a chakra balancing session.

Self-Care Journal


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

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

The essential oils used to ground an overactive root chakra are frankincense, cedarwood and myrrh. And to specifically target an underactive root chakra you can use patchouli and vetiver.

Creating the right ambience is important, it can promote healing and a place where you can fully relax and give some care and love to yourself.

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 can I balance my root chakra fast?

There are several alternative therapies you can use to balance your root chakra. Each of these therapies is effective but each person can benefit differently and some may be more effective for some than others.

How do I unblock my root chakra?

A block root chakra has hardly any energy flowing through it. So, using therapies that can help energise the chakra will allow it to open to receive the right amount of energy.
You can try mantras, sound healing, colour therapy, stones and crystals, affirmations and essential oils.

Which essential oils can be used to balance the crown chakra?

Some of the essential oils you can use to balance your crown chakra are cedarwood, frankincense, rosewood, spikenard, lime and rose.

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