Reiki healing involves chakra balancing. Essential oils can aid in this healing process when used in an aromatherapy oil burner, aromatherapy room-spray or high-quality scented candle.
Aromatherapy uses the purest, most essential forms of nature to heal a person wholistically. Even a few drops may produce significant results.
For healing, it is important to use high-quality essential oils: pesticide-free wild-crafted or organic, tested for purity. It is also vital to read up on aromatherapy before commencing. For instance, when pregnant, we should stay away from quite a few essential oils. Properly administered essential oils are a natural, safe and effective way to enhance your health and well-being and may produce satisfying results when other healing methods have failed. You must consult your doctor for serious health concerns. Do not self-diagnose.
Essential oils have the ability to unblock, clear and balance the energy centers in one’s body, called chakras. Chakras bridge one’s physical body with subtle bodies. By healing the chakras, we help heal the issues, organs and body parts that these chakras relate to. Collectively, when addressing all chakras, aromatherapy in a way helps you along your spiritual path enlightenment.
The seven core energy centers are: 1. Root Chakra, at the base of the spine, 2. Sacral Chakra, 3. Solar Plexus Chakra, 4. Heart Chakra, 5. Throat Chakra, 6. Third Eye Chakra, and 7. Crown Chakra, on top of the head. I’m going to address each chakra in turn.
The most universally usable essential oil is Lavender, which can be used to clear & balance all seven chakras. Beyond this, there are several other oils each particularly suitable for individual chakra.
1. Root Chakra (Muladhara)
Essential oils that help you to connect to the Earth and to ground you, include benzoin, patchouli and vetiver. Also Rosewood. Other good essential oils for this chakra are: lavender, frankincense, myrrh, helichrysum, ylang ylang. Collectively these oils help with balance and heal issues around tribe, community or family, the sense of not belonging, frustration, rage and blocked passion. Develop, nurture and stabilize your sense of Absolute Safety and Well-being. Related physical imbalances may include: sciatica, prostrate, uterine, ovarian and hemorrhoid conditions.
2. Sacral Chakra (Svadisthana)
Aphrodisiac oils are appropriate here, which include such as jasmine, neroli, rose otto, sandalwood, ylang ylang, and also marjoram.
Other suitable oils for this chakra include: vetiver, myrrh, patchouli, petitigrain, sweet orange, and helichrysum.
Strengthen your immune system, heal issues around self esteem, rejection and victimization, toxic environmental conditions (both internal and external), anxiety, fear and worry. Divorce, lawsuits and warring with yourself and others are common manifestations of an imbalanced 2nd Chakra. Related physical imbalances may include: lumbar tension, chronic lower back pain, toxic and infectious conditions, kidney and bladder infections, immune disorders, chronic fatigue, cancer and diabetes.
3. Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura)
A suitable blends for this chakra would include juniper (for cleansing), neroli, petitgrain and vetiver.
Oils to relax, balance mood swings, protect the solar plexus and increase confidence such as benzoin, chamomile, clary sage, geranium, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon, mandarin, melissa, palmarosa, sage (protects), yarrow (protects). Also consider atlas cedarwook, myrrh, helichrysum, ylang ylang and sandalwood.
Collectively these will help balance and heal issues around Stress, Self Esteem, Desire, Frustration, Fear, Guilt and Doubt. Related physical imbalances may include: Diaphragm, Adrenals, Kidney, Respiratory, Hormonal & Digestive Systems, Ulcers and Gallstones.
4. Heart Chakra (Anahata)
Oils to open up and heal the heart include benzoin, bergamot, geranium, jasmine, lime, mandarin, melissa, neroli, rose, ylang ylang. Other suitable oils for this chakra include sweet orange, frankincense, himalayan cedarwood, heilchrysum and vetiver.
Collectively these essential oils can help you to balance and heal emotional issues around grief and loss, emotional heaviness, sadness, feelings of despair and depression or anger turned inward, feelings of lack, loss, less than, never having enough or being good enough or not being quite up to the task of your life, obsessive/compulsive feelings of being unloved, unappreciated, unaccepted, disconnected, restricted, or in some way limited and unable to find your niche in the world.
Related physical imbalances may include: Stroke, Angina, Arthritis, Heart Disease, Shoulder Girdle Pain and Discomfort, Rotator Cuff Injuries, Tendinitis, Carpal Tunnel, Arm and Hand Pain, Chronic Restrictions in the Upper Back and Thoracic area.
5. Throat Chakra (Visuddha)
Oils to enhance communication and creativity include blue chamomile, black pepper, eucalyptus, ginger, jasmine, and myrrh.
Also consider helichrysum, frankincense, lavendar, ylang ylang,and petitgrain.
Balance and heal issues around repression of one’s thoughts and feelings, not being able, or feeling safe to speak your truth. Related physical imbalances may include: Headache, Neck Tension/Pain, Ringing Ear or Tinnitus, Thyroid Conditions, Frequently Catching the Flu or Colds, Chronic Infections, Allergic Reactions, Eye Problems, Rigid Attitudes, Fears and various Phobias.
6. Third Eye Chakra (Ajna)
Oils to stimulate intuition and to clarify the mind such as basil, black pepper, carrot seed, clary sage, fennel, ginger, peppermint and rosemary. Also consider lavender, neroli, petitgrain, spikenard, and ylang ylang for this chakra.
These essential oils aid in achieving balance and help heal obsessive compulsive thoughts and emotions, recurring nightmares, repetitive unconscious patterns of experience, inability to discern the difference between fact and fantasy, feeling of being ‘out of control’, blocks to creativity, imaginative darkness and inability to focus and manifest your dreams.
Related physical imbalances may include: Pituitary glandular disorders and kidney disease. As the Pituitary gland operates as a master gland, influencing the healthy function of our entire endocrine system and hormonal balance, its healthy function is of paramount importance.
7. Crown Chakra (Sahasrara)
Oils to open up the mind to spiritual levels such as cedarwood, frankincense, linden blossom, neroli, and rosewood.
Furthermore, the essentials oils of lavendar, petitgrain, spikenard and ylang ylang are also of use here. They are to help issues around memory loss, breakdown of mental faculties for organizing and perceiving material reality, loss of inspiration; and to create balance in these areas in one’s life.
Related physical imbalance, include: Pineal gland disorders, depressive states of mind.