The 7 Chakras are the energy centres in our body in which energy flows through.
The word ‘Chakra’ is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning ‘wheel’. Literally translated from the Hindi it means ‘Wheel of spinning Energy’. A Chakra is like a whirling, vortex-like, powerhouse of energy. Within our bodies, you have seven of these major energy centres and many more minor ones.
7th - Crown Chakra (Sahasrara) Its colour is violet and it is located at the top of your head. It is associated with the cerebral cortex, central nervous system and the pituitary gland. It is concerned with information, understanding, acceptance and bliss. It is said to be your own place of connection to God, the Chakra of Divine purpose and personal destiny. Blockage can manifest as psychological problems.
Essential Oils- Frankincense, Lavender, Jasmine and Myrrh Gemstones - Amethyst or Clear Quartz
The very top of the head is our universal connection to beauty and spirituality.
Frankincense is one of the most spiritually-charged oils. It has been around for thousands of years, and brings us mental peace and clarity.
6th - Third Eye Brow Chakra (Ajna) Its colour is Indigo (a combination of red and blue). It is located at the centre of your forehead at eye level or slightly above. This Chakra is used to question the spiritual nature of our life. It is the Chakra of question, perception and knowing. It is concerned with inner vision, intuition and wisdom. Your dreams for this life and recollections of other lifetimes are held in this Chakra. Blockage may manifest as problems like lack of foresight, mental rigidity, ‘selective’ memory and depression.
Essential Oils- Lavender, Rosemary or Patchouli Gemstones - Lapis Lazuli or Sodalite
At the forehead and in between the eyes is the gateway to our intuition.
Lavender oil is incredibly calming and great for headaches; a common occurrence whenever your third eye is blocked. We can calm the active mind with lavender to reach a higher state of consciousness.
5th - Throat Chakra (Vishuddha) Its colour is blue or turquoise and it is located within the throat. It is the Chakra of communication, creativity, self-expression and judgement. It is associated with your Neck, shoulders, arms, hands, thyroid and parathyroid glands. It is concerned with the senses of inner and outer hearing, the synthesising of ideas, healing, transformation and purification. Blockage can show up as creative blocks, dishonesty or general problems in communicating ones needs to others.
Essential Oils- Orange, Basil, German Chamomile or Eucalyptus Gemstones - Turquoise or Blue Lace Agate
Located in the throat — the center for self-expression.
Use eucalyptus to help clear sinuses and cure a sore throat or coughing, allowing this passageway to become free and clear for self-expression.
4th - Heart Chakra (Anahata) Its colour is green and it is located within your heart. It is the centre of love, compassion, harmony and peace. The Asians say that this is the house of the soul. This Chakra is Associate with your lungs, heart, arms hands and thymus gland. We fall in love through our heart Chakra, then that feeling of unconditional love moves to the emotional centre commonly known as the solar plexus. After that it moves into the sexual centre or Base Chakra where strong feelings of attraction can be released. When these energies move into the Base Chakra we may have the desire to marry and settle down. Blockage can show itself as immune system, lung and heart problems, or manifest as inhumanity, lack of compassion or unprincipled behaviour.
Essential Oils- Rose, Bergamot, Frankincense or Eucalyptus Gemstones - Rose Quartz or Green Tourmaline
Located in the center of chest just above heart.
The scent of rose is related to our heart, and enhances romance and love. It is also helpful for alleviating depression and insomnia.
3rd - Solar Plexus (Manipura) Its colour is yellow and it is located a few inches above the navel in the solar plexus area. This Chakra is concerned with your digestive system, muscles, pancreas and adrenals. It is the seat of your emotional life. Feelings of personal power, laughter, joy and anger are associated with this centre. Your sensitivity, ambition and ability to achieve are stored here. Blockage may manifest as anger, frustration, lack of direction or a sense of victimisation.
Essential Oils- Cinnamon, Juniper Berry, Lemon or Grapefruit Gemstones - Citrine or Yellow Jasper
The upper abdomen, in the stomach area — our self-esteem and confidence.
Use cinnamon to help heat up this power center, or peppermint to cool any excess fire in the system.
2nd - Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana) Its colour is orange and it is located between the base of your spine and your navel. It is associated with your lower abdomen, kidneys, bladder, circulatory system and your reproductive organs and glands. It is concerned with emotion. This chakra represents desire, pleasure, sexuality, procreation and creativity. Blockage may manifest as emotional problems, compulsive or obsessive behaviour and sexual guilt.
Essential Oils- Pettigrain, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang, Lemongrass or Orange Gemstones - Carnelian or Orange Zincite
The lower abdomen, about 2 inches below the navel and 2 inches in — our creativity and sexuality.
Ylang Ylang and Sandalwood both act as an aphrodisiac to aid in our sexual and reproductive energies.
1st - Root Chakra (Muladhara) Its colour is red and it is located at the perineum, base of your spine. It is the Chakra closest to the earth. Its function is concerned with earthly grounding and physical survival. This Chakra is associated with your legs, feet, bones, large intestine and adrenal glands. It controls your fight or flight response. Blockage may manifest as paranoia, fear, procrastination and defensiveness.
Essential Oils- Cedarwood, Veviter, Patchouli or Cinnamon Gemstones - Garnet, Onyx or Red Jasper
Located at the base of spine in tailbone area, this is where our sense of security lies.
Use patchouli for an enhanced sense of grounding and stability.
Each Chakra also have a healing crystal or gemstone that when co-ordinated with Chakra Colours or Chakra Essential Oils, can also have an effective means to bringing that specific Chakra back in to alignment. Chakra colour healing has a profound effect physically, emotionally and spiritually; if our Chakra's are blocked or drained, then our body, spirit and mind cannot function properly. Clearing and balancing our Chakra's with Scent (Essential Oils) Chakra Colours, Crystals and Chakra sounds, breathing and positive affirmation can easily and effectively, bring us back into a vibrant and healthy Chakra balance.
We offer a range of Essential Oils and Chakra Essential Oil Blends that can be used with our Aromatherapy Lockets and Gemstone Lava Bracelets to assist you into bringing your specific Chakra back into alignment.