Feeling stuck? Unlock your Solar Plexus Chakra by harnessing the power of essential oils. Your Solar Plexus Chakra is the 3rd chakra and is located in the upper abdomen near the navel. It is the center of personal power and allows us to be open to our own uniqueness and creativity.
When this chakra is blocked, it can result in blocked creativity, poor decision making, low self-esteem, and overall lack of confidence. Using Essential Oils is a potent way to help unlock this chakra and get it spinning and releasing its healing energy.
In this blog post, we will dive into the different Essential Oils that can help you unlock your Solar Plexus Chakra and open yourself up to the creative and inspirational energies of the Universe.
What Are Chakras?
Chakras are the centers in your body in which energy flows.
The word “chakra” from Sanskrit translates to “disk” or wheel” and represents a spiritual energy center within your body. The chakra system corresponds to physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual states of being and impacts all areas of your life.
Within each of the chakras is the ultimate pure healing energy, known as ‘prana’, that keeps your happy, healthy, and vibrantly alive. The next step is discovering how aromatherapy can be used strategically to open up this area of energy flow.
“With realization of one’s own potential and self confidence in one’s ability,
one can build a better world.”- Dalai Lama
The Solar Plexus Chakra
This is the third chakra, it is the core of your identity, your ego, and your personality.
It is the center for willpower, personal power, responsibility, confidence, and reliability and allows your to create action and movement to go forward in your life and meet challenges.
What It Represents: Your ability to be in control of your life and confident.
Location: Upper abdomen, stomach
Emotion: Self-esteem, self-worth, self-confidence
Ultimately by unlocking our solar plexus chakra we are better able to focus our energy on setting intentions for the future and creating the life we want for ourselves.
Visualizing a bright yellow light radiating from your solar plexus can also help open and balance the chakra.
Next, let’s look at how you can balance your solar plexus chakra today using essential oils.
10 Solar Plexus Essential Oils
Essential oils can help bring balance to this important energy center. Harness the healing properties of plants by choosing the following essential oils to nurture your solar plexus chakra:
1. Bergamot Essential Oil
Helps to alleviate anxiety, stress, tension, and feelings of anger. Read more - Bergamot Diffuser Blends.
2. Rosemary Essential Oil
Used when one is experiencing weak willpower by warming the soul and allowing you to get in touch with your inner strength.
3. Patchouli Essential Oil
Tranquilizing, relaxing, calming and harmonizing (stabilizes the mind from excessive worrying). Read more - Patchouli Spotlight.
4. Lemon Essential Oil
Great for anxiety, stress relief, and overall well-being (calming, lightening, and refreshing).
5. Grapefruit Essential Oil
Helps to move stagnant energy in the body and alleviate moodiness, tension, irritability and stress.
6. Mandarin Essential Oil
Gentle, relaxing, and encourages joyful feelings.
7. Clary Sage Essential Oil
Brings clarity into situations, and helps ease anxiety and depression. Read more - Clary Sage Spotlight.
8. Tangerine Essential Oil
Tangerine essential oil brings a sense of joy and creativity to this area, and helps to energize and balance the solar plexus chakra. In addition, it can help to bring clarity and focus, while promoting feelings of joy and optimism.
9. Lemongrass Essential Oil
Lemongrass oil has a light, citrusy scent. Using lemongrass to balance the solar plexus chakra can help to restore energy, confidence, and mental clarity.
10. Chamomile Essential Oil
Chamomile essential oil is known for its calming, soothing, and uplifting properties, which can help to restore balance and harmony to the solar plexus chakra.
Use one or use all of these essential oils to put yourself on a path of feeling an enhanced sense of well-being.
Benefits of Solar Plexus Chakra Essential Oils
Many cultures have utilized the healing and aligned properties of certain essential oils to work on their energy body — promoting an overall sense of well-being and balance.
- Working with scents can be advantageous in helping to release pain and stagnant emotion while simultaneously opening up a fresh channel of creative potential.
- When using essential oils for stimulating the energetic flow within the solar plexus, individuals may find themselves feeling more enthusiastic, energized, and powerful.
- Those interested in this type of healing may want to start with a few select, high-quality oils that correspond to the solar plexus chakra.
The power center such as this one is often associated with ambition, confidence, personal identity, social anxiety, self-esteem, intuition and clarity. Essential oils thus give us access to our emotional body - encouraging us to move forward on life's path with both mindfulness and clarity.
Through different aromas we can begin to explore the inner terrain of our subconscious where we can directly be impacted by inspiring scent blends that can propel us into higher states of consciousness and alertness.
Solar Plexus Essential Oil Recipes
Essential oils such as patchouli, bergamot and chamomile can be used to help balance the Solar Plexus Chakra. Different essential oils have different properties so it may be best to experiment with a few to find what works best for you.
Solar Plexus Chakra Diffuser Blend
Add to your diffuser with the recommend amount of water for your machine.
- 3 drops Patchouli
- 3 drops Mandarin
- 2 drops Grapefruit
- 2 drops Lemon
Solar Plexus Roller Blend
This roll on essential oil blend can help to reduce stress and anxiety, while promoting feelings of confidence and self-worth. It can be used for aromatherapy or topically applied to the area to help bring a sense of balance and harmony.
- 3 drops Clary Sage
- 3 drops Mandarin
- 2 drops Grapefruit
- 2 drops Rosemary
- 10 ml Roller Bottle
- Jojoba Oil
Directions: Add essential oils to roller bottle, top off with jojoba oil. Cap bottle and roll between palms to blend together. Roll onto pulse points or chest, inhale the aroma. You can roll on the upper abdomen as well (location of solar plexus chakra).
Plant Therapy offers a complete Set of 7 Chakra Roll On Blends:
Frequently Asked Questions on Essential Oils and Solar Plexus
What is the best way to use essential oils to open the solar plexus chakra?
The best way to use essential oils to open the solar plexus chakra is to use aromatherapy, inhalation, and massage.
- Aromatherapy is a great way to relax, balance and cleanse the energy of your solar plexus, as some essential oils such as Frankincense, Lemongrass and Coriander are known to promote relaxation and help cleanse unwanted energy.
- Inhalation of these essential oils through an oil diffuser can help prepare your spirit for further balancing.
- Massage is also an effective method to open the solar plexus chakra; the use of a therapeutic massage oil that consists of coriander, nutmeg, sandalwood and other citrus essential oils can help relieve any negative blockages in this area.
Simply taking time out for yourself and focusing on your breathing can be all that is needed for opening up the solar plexus chakra.
What are the physical and emotional benefits of using essential oils for the solar plexus chakra?
The physical and emotional benefits of using essential oils related to the solar plexus chakra are numerous. Physically, using essential oils can help balance digestion, reduce tension and stimulate energy flow through the body.
In terms of emotional well-being, these oils can help pass on feelings of strength, confidence, joyfulness, and increased independence. These effects allow us to feel more in control of our life through taking the initiative.
Essential oils are known to be powerful agents that help to clear out negative energies while filling us with a sense of empowerment. For instance, using lemon oil can be useful in improving emotional clarity that helps release feelings of worry or anxiety.
Are there any safety precautions associated with using essential oils on the solar plexus chakra?
Yes, there are some safety precautions associated with using essential oils on the solar plexus chakra. To ensure the best results while using essential oils safely and responsibly it’s important to dilute the oils by mixing them with a carrier oil such as coconut, jojoba, avocado, or almond oil. This helps to prevent skin irritation and possible allergic reaction.
Additionally, if you have sensitive skin or a known allergy to any of the oils being used, please consult a professional before use and take necessary precautions. You should also research each individual oil prior to use. Lastly, please keep all products containing essential oils stored away from children and pets for their safety.