How to Balance Your Solar Plexus Chakra with Essential Oils

How to Balance Solar Plexus Chakra with Essential Oils

Are you lacking motivation and vitality? Are you struggling to have the willpower to do the things you used to enjoy?
If the answer is yes, your solar plexus chakra may be out of balance.

Do you know how to balance your solar plexus chakra? Several alternative therapies can help you heal your solar plexus chakra and bring it back to balance, one of them is the use of essential oils. The best essential oils to balance your solar plexus are Vetiver, Pine, Juniper, Basil and Ginger. When your solar plexus chakra is in balance you feel strong, confident with a positive attitude and in control of your life.

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

1. Understand if Your Solar Plexus Chakra Is Underactive or Overactive

If you recognise that your solar plexus 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 solar plexus chakra may manifest as:

  • Lack of willpower
  • Lack of confidence
  • Low self-esteem
  • Lack of purpose in life
  • Fear
  • Anxiety
  • Inability to make decisions
  • Low vitality

An overactive root chakra may manifest as:

  • Anger
  • Control issues
  • Overcritical
  • Perfectionism
  • Overconfident

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

2. Choose the Right Essential Oils for the Solar Plexus Chakra

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

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

  • Lemongrass
  • Black Pepper
  • Cinnamon
  • Cypress

To specifically target an underactive sacral chakra use:

  • Eucalyptus
  • Juniper
  • Pine
  • Ginger

You can balance an overactive sacral chakra with:

  • Vetiver
  • Helichrysum
  • Basil

Grapefruit and lemon essential oils are good for everyday maintenance of your solar plexus chakra.  

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

A healthy and balanced solar plexus chakra manifests by strong will power, strong vitality, confidence, positive attitude and self-motivation. You will be confident and be in control of your life.

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

Preparing the space for your solar plexus 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
  • Have some sunlight coming into the room. Fire is the element of the solar plexus chakra and will further help you to ground the solar plexus.
  • Lit candles or a lamp with a warm light
  • Play mantras for the solar plexus 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 solar plexus 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 Solar Plexus 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 make sure you won’t have any reaction to the essential oils.

If you use the essential oil topically, apply it in the navel area and below your rib cage.

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

5. Let the Essential Oils Heal Your Solar Plexus 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.
For example, if you struggle with low confidence and lack of vitality, your intention could be to be open to trusting life and yourself.
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 solar plexus chakra recommended areas or you have placed the oils in a diffuser you can:

  • Lay down for 15 to 20 minutes
  • Focus on the solar plexus 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 Solar Plexus 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 solar plexus 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 solar plexus chakra with essential oils.

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

The essential oil used to ground an overactive solar plexus chakra is Vetiver, Helichrysum or Basil. And to specifically target an underactive sacral chakra you can use Eucalyptus, Juniper, Pine or Ginger. Once your solar plexus chakra is balanced, you can use grapefruit or lemon essential oils for everyday maintenance.

You will know when your solar plexus chakra is healthy and balanced. You will have strong power and vitality. You will feel confident, with a positive attitude and be motivated. You will be in control of your life.

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 solar plexus chakra?

You can rebalance the solar plexus using different alternative therapies such as sound healing, stones and crystals, essential oils, mantra chanting, reiki, food, affirmations and ayurveda.

What essential oils are good for the solar plexus chakra?

To maintain your solar plexus balanced in an every day basis use grapefruit and lemon essential oils.

What chakra is peppermint oil good for?

Peppermint essential oil is good to balance the throat chakra.

What blocks the solar plexus chakra?

Experiences in our lives which are detrimental for our self, where we start doubting our power, our believes, our decisions or where our authority is greatly diminish will lead to having an imbalance in the solar plexus chakra.

How do I know if my solar plexus chakra is blocked?

When your solar plexus chakra is blocked, you will have low self-confidence and self-belief, you will be looking constant approval, you will struggle to achieve your goals, and you will be constantly disappointed.

What chakra is lavender good for?

Lavender essential oil can be used for the upper chakras, including the heart, throat, and third eye.

What chakra is ylang-ylang good for?

You can use Ylang-ylang essential oil to balance the sacral chakra.

What happens when the solar plexus chakra opens?

When your solar plexus chakra is open you feel emotionally stable, you have a strong will power, you are confident and are able to make your decisions with ease.

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