Essential oils and Chakras: The Root Chakra

Essential oils and Chakras: The Root Chakra

Chakras are energy points in the body. There are seven major ones running down the length of the spine, each generally corresponding to nerve bundles and important organs around them. In this series of blog posts we will share which essential oils and absolutes are said to be beneficial for each Chakra, starting with the Root Chakra. These oils are most commonly used in aromatherapy by adding a few drops to a diffuser.

The Root Chakra

This chakra is located at the base of the spine, in the tailbone region. An aligned, open and balanced root chakra can help you feel grounded and steady. This chakra is also associated with bodily pleasure, desire and feelings of security and belonging.

Grounding essential oils and absolutes that could support the root chakra include:

  1. Vetiver - A sweet, smokey and resinous aroma helps ease excessive energy and concentrate the mind. It is known as the oil of tranquillity in India and Sri Lanka.
  2. Patchouli - This oil has a herbaceous, earthy, woody aroma promoting physical and emotional connectivity.
  3. Myrrh - It’s earthy, warm and rich aroma promotes spirituality.
  4. Frankincense - A calming oil with sweet, woody and balsamic base notes.