How to Balance Your Throat Chakra with Essential Oils

How to Balance Your Throat Chakra with Essential Oils

Are you struggling to express your ideas and emotions? Do you feel that you cannot express your truth? If the answer is yes, your throat chakra may be out of balance.

Do you know how to balance your throat chakra with essential oils? Several alternative therapies help you heal your chakras and bring them back to balance. The best essential oils to balance your throat chakra are Lavender, Chamomille and Lemon. Essential oils can balance your throat chakra so you can speak your truth, express your thoughts and desires, and communicate effortlessly with others.

In this article, we will see how to balance your throat chakra using essential oils.

1. Understand if Your Throat Chakra Is Underactive or Overactive

If you recognise that your throat chakra is not at its best and would like to improve its energy, the next step is understanding if your throat chakra is receiving the right amount of energy.

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

An underactive throat chakra may manifest as:

  • Difficulty expressing your thoughts
  • Having a weak voice
  • Fear of speaking in public
  • Nervousness when having to speak up
  • Inability to express your truth
  • Having poor communication

An overactive throat chakra may manifest as:

  • Speaking too much
  • Inability to hear others
  • Lack of empathy
  • Being too direct could be hurtful
  • Telling lies

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

2. Choose the Right Essential Oils for the Throat Chakra

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

These are some essential oils you can use to bring your throat chakra back to balance.

  • Basil
  • Peppermint
  • Spearmint
  • Elemi
  • Frankincense

To specifically target an underactive throat chakra use:

  • Lavender
  • Lemon

You can balance an overactive throat chakra with:

  • Vanilla
  • Chamomille

Coriander essential oil is good for everyday maintenance of your throat chakra.

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

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

Preparing the space for your 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
  • Lit candles or a lamp with a warm light
  • Play mantras for the throat 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 throat 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 Throat 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 in the throat area, all around the neck.

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

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5. Let the Essential Oils Heal Your Throat Chakra

One of the most important things to keep in mind when doing a throat 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 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 neck area or you put the oils in a diffusor you can:

  • Lay down for 15 to 20 minutes
  • Focus on the throat 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 Throat 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 throat 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 throat chakra with essential oils.

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

The essential oils used to ground an overactive chakra are Vanilla and Chamomille. And to specifically target an underactive chakra you can use Lemon and Lavender essential oils. Once your throat chakra
is balanced, you can use Coriander essential oil for everyday maintenance.

You will know when your throat chakra is healthy and balanced when you can express yourself freely.
You will express your true self, your inner desires and dreams without fear of judgements. You will be able to communicate
easily while hearing others and empathise with them.

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.

Where do you apply throat chakra oil?

You can apply the essential oils around your neck, rub it around the neck, or place some dots in the crevice of your neck.

What blocks the throat chakra?

Not being able to express your thoughts and feelings. Being bullied, believing that your opinion doesn’t matter. Being forced to lie. Having thyroid problems.

What causes overactive throat chakra?

An overactive throat chakra can be caused by stress, fear, emotional distress that will imbalance your throat chakra and manifest as having difficulty to empathise with others, talking too much and not listening.

What does a blocked throat chakra feel like?

A blocked throat chakra is underactive, it can be identified as a struggling to express yourself, your thoughts, ideas and emotions. Having fear of speaking in public. Physically you can feel a constraint in your throat area whenever you want to speak in front of more than one person or in front of an authority figure. Your voice will be weak and you your communication as a whole will be quite poor.

What essential oils are good for the throat chakra?

Depending on whether you need to activate or calm the throat chakra, the essential oils you will use would be different. For an underactive throat chakra use Lemon and Lavender essential oil. For an overactive throat chakra use Vanilla and Chamomille. For everyday maintenance use Coriander essential oil.

What essential oils help release emotions?

Essential oils for the heart will help you release emotions. Whenever you need to release emotions is because you were unable to express them so they bottled up in your body. You may have stored them in your heart area or in the sacral area. If you feel the emotions are more in your chest try Rose and Rosewood essential oils. If you feel your emotions are somewhere lower try Cardamon essential oil.

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