How to Balance Your Sacral Chakra with Essential Oils

How to Balance Your Sacral Chakra with Essential Oils

Are you having very little joy in your life? Is your creativity crippled? Do you struggle to express your emotions? The chances are, your sacral chakra is out of balance.

The question is, how to balance your sacral chakra? Several alternative therapies can help you heal your sacral chakra and bring it back in balance. Some of the best essential oils to balance the sacral chakra are bergamot, clary sage, jasmine and vanilla.

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

1. Understand if Your Sacral Chakra Is Underactive or Overactive

If you recognise that your sacral chakra is not at its best and would like to improve its energy, the next step is understanding if your sacral 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 sacral chakra may manifest as:

  • Lack of inspiration
  • Lack of creativity
  • Addictive behaviours
  • Unhealthy relationships
  • Lack of enjoyment of life
  • Low self-esteem
  • Low self-worth
  • Apathetic
  • Mood swings
  • Inability to express your emotions

An overactive sacral chakra may manifest as:

  • Emotional attachments
  • Dramatic behaviours
  • Feeling emotionally unbalanced
  • Addictive behaviours
  • Lack of personal boundaries
  • Overwhelmed
  • Have difficulty trusting
  • Jealousy
  • Defensive
  • Sleeping difficulties
  • Codependency

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

2. Choose the Right Essential Oils for the Sacral Chakra

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

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

  • Bergamot
  • Clary Sage
  • Jasmine
  • Vanilla
  • Agarwood
  • Blue Chamomille
  • Galangal
  • White Lotus
  • Red Spikenard

To specifically target an underactive sacral chakra use:

  • Cardamon

You can balance an overactive sacral chakra with:

  • Neroli
  • Patchouli
  • Ylang Ylang

Sandalwood and sweet orange essential oils are good for everyday maintenance of your sacral chakra. We recommend always using essential oils that are therapeutic graded or even food graded.

If you want to learn more about how to use essential oils and how essential oils help to balance the chakras, check the article on chakra healing with essential oils.

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

Preparing the space for your sacral chakra healing session is very important. Imagine the space for healing as a sacred place to relax and be with 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
  • Have a water element in your room, such as a small water fountain or at least a bowl of water
  • Lit candles or a lamp with a warm light
  • Play mantras for the sacral chakra or some other relaxing music with water sounds
  • 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 sacral 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.

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

There are several options to use essential oils for your chakras. You can apply them directly on your skin, or in a diffuser and smell them, 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 don’t have any allergic reaction to the essential oils.

If you use the essential oil topically, apply it just below your navel.

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

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5. Let the Essential Oils Heal Your Sacral 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 fundamentally focusing on what you want to achieve from your chakra healing session.
For example, if you are struggling with creativity, your intention could be to be open to new ideas to help you create a piece of art, a project, writing a book, etc.

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 navel 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 sacral chakra recommended areas or you have placed the oils in a diffuser you can:

  • Lay down for 15 to 20 minutes
  • Focus on the sacral 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 Sacral 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 sacral 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 what things you can do to balance your sacral chakra with essential oils.

The essential oils you use depend on whether your sacral chakra is underactive or overactive. So that we can bring some energy to calm an overactive chakra or energise an underactive chakra. Then, other essential oils can help you to keep your chakra in balance.

The essential oil used to ground an overactive sacral chakra is cardamon. And to specifically target an underactive sacral chakra you can use neroli, patchouli and ylang-ylang. Once your sacral chakra is balanced use sandalwood and sweet orange for everyday maintenance.

You will know when your sacral chakra is healthy and balanced. You will be able to express your creativity and your sexual energy. You will have healthy relationships, and connecting to others will be easy.
You will be independent and have self-disciple. You will also have a passion for life and embrace change.

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 sacral chakra fast?

There are several alternative therapies you can use to balance your sacral 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 sacral chakra?

A block sacral 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 specifically for the sacral chakra.

What essential oil is good for sacral chakra?

Sandalwood and sweet orange essential oils are good for everyday maintenance of the sacral chakra. Depending if the sacral chakra is underactive or overactive, other oils will be more beneficial and balance the sacral chakra more effectively.

How do I balance my chakras with essential oils?

There are several ways to use essential oils to balance the chakras. You can use them topically by applying them in the chakra areas, you can also apply them to areas in your body as perfume for everyday maintenance.
To keep your chakras in balance, you can use them in a diffuser or inhale them through vapour.

How do you rebalance the sacral chakra?

You can rebalance your sacral chakra with mantras, sound, food, affirmations, essential oils, stones and crystals, meditation, yoga, pranayama, ayurveda, and reiki. You can use one of these alternative therapies or use all of them.

Do essential oils help chakras?

Essential oils have therapeutic properties due to the healing properties of the plants from which they are extracted. Essential oils are the purest concentrate extracted from a plant, and can affect the body, and mind to bring balance.

What blocks sacral chakra?

The energy that flows through the sacral chakra can be blocked by either physical or emotional causes. Traumas, stress, depression, anxiety, negative patterns of thinking and behaviour can cause a deep imbalance into the energy centres. The sacral chakra is the centre of emotions, for which any unprocessed emotion is stored there.

What chakra is frankincense good for?

Frankincense can help maintaining the balance of the root chakra, sacral chakra, throat chakra and crown chakra.

What chakra is Ylang Ylang good for?

Ylang-ylang essential oil can be used for an overactive sacral chakra

What chakra is lemongrass good for?

Lemongrass essential oil is good for the general maintenance of the solar plexus.

What emotions are held in the sacrum?

The sacral chakra is the centre of emotions, creativity and pleasure. When it’s healthy we can express our needs and desires.

What chakra is rosemary good for?

Rosemary essential oil is good for the third eye chakra. Rosemary helps with concentration and focus.

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