& BALANCING ESSENTIAL OILS
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THE SEVEN CHAKRAS
Originating in Eastern spiritual traditions, the seven primary chakras are considered to be the basis of our human existence. The basic system consists of seven chakras stretching from the base of the spine to the crown of the head.
According to Hindu and Buddhist belief, life force energy (Prana) circulates through various nadis, or pathways of energy. The seven main chakras align with the central channel and each chakra has specific physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual and energetic characteristics. Chakras can become blocked through emotional upset, conflict or loss caused by things like fear, anxiety or stress. These blocks disrupt the overall harmony which can in turn effect our health and wellbeing.
There is a belief that crystals and essential oils can be used to balance or unblock your chakras. You can place the crystals on your body, wear them, or carry them with you; you can utilise essential oils by burning them, or making up an oil blend in a carrier oil that you can apply to pulse points on your body; or you can combine the two by making a personalised oil blend in a CRYSTAL CHIP ROLL-ON BOTTLE, using natural crystals that are believed to have an effect on various chakras, along with pure and natural essential oils that are best paired to that crystal.
TO MAKE YOUR OWN PERFUME / OIL BLEND in one of our CRYSTAL CHIP ROLL-ON BOTTLES, add up to 6 or 7 drops of essential oil or an oil blend to the bottle, and top it up with a light carrier oil - Australian Jojoba is the perfect choice as it has little scent and absorbs easily into the skin, but other carriers like Grapeseed, Apricot Kernel or Sweet Almond can also be used. Insert the rollerball mechanism into the bottle and it is ready to use, blending the crystals and oils into one. Apply the essential oil blend topically to touch points on the body such as the back of the neck, over the heart, wrists, down the spine, bottoms of feet, temples and forehead.
As Essential Oils can deteriorate when exposed to UV light (sunlight), store in an opaque pouch or cool dark place between uses.
STONE TYPES AND CHAKRAS
including essential oil pairing suggestions for each.
1 GARNET (ROOT CHAKRA)
A deep red colour, Garnets are often associated with passion, protection, power and for inspiring courage. Magically, Garnets are believed to have significance in relation to emotional manipulators, vampires, or evil spirits. Garnet has been used historically for protection and safety (by the Crusaders), or to accompany the Anglo-Saxons into the afterlife. Garnet is a positive stone, inspiring love and commitment, passion and devotion.
OIL PAIRING IDEAS FOR GARNET: Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Frankincense, Orange, Lemon, Lavender, Bergamot, Cinnamon Bark.
As the first of the chakras, the root chakra is considered most aligned with your physical energy. It keeps you grounded to the earth and connected to others around you.
Essential Oil Ideas for Balancing the Root Chakra:
Angelica Root, Benzoin, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Myrrh, Patchouli, Vetiver
2 CARNELIAN (SACRAL CHAKRA)
The beautifully bold orange coloured CARNELIAN was called 'the setting sun' by the Ancient Egyptians, who also inscribed a hieroglyph representing Isis' girdle on pieces of the stone. Associated with Isis' fertile menstrual blood, it is still often used to help improve fertility, PMS, menopausal symptoms and other female issues. Carnelian can invigorate the body and mind, help restore motivation and stimulate creativity.
OIL PAIRING IDEAS FOR CARNELIAN: Wintergreen, Peppermint, Tangerine, Clary Sage.
The sacral chakra is the second chakra and is closely tied to emotional balance and creativity.
Essential Oil Ideas for Balancing the Sacral Chakra:
Bergamot, Cardamom, Clary Sage, Neroli, Orange, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang
3 CITRINE (SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA)
CITRINE is said to contain solidified sunlight, so wear this stone to take your place in the sun. Believed to have wealth-, or luck-bringing powers, it can help encourage happiness, curiosity, confidence or healing wisdom, or to boost wealth and prosperity. Citrine promotes positive feelings from within, brightening your perspective. A creative stone, it also used to boost concentration, creativity and memory.
OIL PAIRING IDEAS FOR CITRINE: Sandalwood, grapefruit & Orange.
SOLAR PLEXUS / NAVEL CHAKRA
Located just above the navel, the solar plexus (third chakra) is associated with the color yellow and governs your will power, self-esteem and emotions.
Essential Oil Ideas for Balancing the Solar Plexus Chakra:
Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Clove, Coriander, Cypress, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Juniper, Lemongrass, Mandarin, Peppermint, Petitgrain, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Spearmint, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang
4a GREEN AVENTURINE (HEART CHAKRA - OPTION 1)
Aventurine is believed to be the 'luckiest' of all crystals; in magic it is a 'fairy treasure'. It is believed to help with written work and other skills, to increase focus and to help reduce clumsiness. It is also believed to be a soothing stone that can help with stress. The crystal has a beautifully gentle opaque green colour.
OIL PAIRING IDEAS FOR GREEN AVENTURINE: Spearmint, Bergamot, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Chamomile.
4b ROSE QUARTZ (HEART CHAKRA - OPTION 2)
Pale Pink ROSE QUARTZ is known as the 'heart stone' - the ultimate love and relationship crystal - and has been used as a love token since as early as 600 BC. It is also said to be a 'mothering' crystal, helping in treating depression or during times requiring forgiveness. It is also used to help relieve stress and frustration, and ease anxiety.
OIL PAIRING IDEAS FOR ROSE QUARTZ: Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Lavender, Rose, Bergamot, Patchouli.
The heart chakra fills our life with compassion, love, and beauty. Either GREEN AVENTURINE or ROSE QUARTZ can be used to heal and open this Chakra.
Our Chakra Sets are available in a choice of either Green Aventurine or Rose Quartz, or as a full set of all 8 types. See the note at the top of the page.
Essential Oil Ideas for Balancing the Heart Chakra:
Bergamot, Cypress, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Melissa, Neroli, Orange, Rose, Sandalwood, Tangerine, Ylang Ylang
5 LAPIS LAZULI (THROAT CHAKRA)
Lapis Lazuli is a rich royal blue, sometimes with gold coloured flecks, and was one of the first stones to be used in jewellery - its mining dating back 6000 years. It is a stone of 'truth' and honesty in spirit; known as a 'career' stone, it is often used to attract promotions and help with communication. Lapis can bring wisdom and truth, good judgement, intuition and a desire for more knowledge.
OIL PAIRING IDEAS FOR LAPIS LAZULI: Jasmine, Lime, Frankincense, Basil, Peppermint
The fifth of the chakras, the throat chakra is the main hub of emotion and expression, governing creativity and your ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
Essential Oil Ideas for Balancing the THROAT Chakra:
Basil, Bergamot, Chamomile (English or Roman), Cypress, Peppermint, Spearmint
5 AMETHYST (THIRD EYE CHAKRA)
Purple toned AMETHYST is used when searching for spiritual guidance. It is a very spiritual stone believed to have a high spiritual vibration, and is said to increase meditative states, visualisations and spiritual awareness. It can also aid in blocking stress and promoting happiness.
Amethyst is also known as a 'guardian stone' that can be used for healing, protection and balance, and a feeling of confidence. It is believed to help with headaches and fatigue, and encourage good dreams - try using with Lavender, Chamomile, Cedarwood or a Sleep Blend for a calming pre-sleep blend.
OIL PAIRING IDEAS FOR AMETHYST: Sandalwood, Frankincense, Cypress, Lavender, Clove; Sleep inducing oils such as Lavender, Chamomile, Cedarwood or a pre-made Sleep Blend.
THIRD EYE CHAKRA
The 6th Chakra, also known as the third eye chakra, is the home of your intuition. Using third eye chakra stones allows you to tap into your own personal wisdom and activate the power within yourself.
Essential Oil Ideas for Balancing the Third Eye Chakra:
Angelica Root, Bay, Clary Sage, Cypress, Frankincense, Helichrysum, Juniper, Marjoram, Patchouli, Rosemary, Sandalwood
7 CLEAR ROCK QUARTZ (CROWN CHAKRA)
Clear ROCK QUARTZ is colourless and glassy, sparkling in light, and sometimes with natural textures throughout. Its use has appeared in almost every culture and age of history, where it is often believed to contain pure life force. Clear quartz is known as the master healer, believed to heal and energise the body, amplifying any energy or intent.
OIL PAIRING IDEAS FOR ROCK QUARTZ: Peppermint; pairs with any essential oil.
Located at the top of the head, the Crown chakra is the seventh chakra. The Crown Chakra gives us access to higher states of consciousness.
Essential Oil Ideas for Balancing the Crown Chakra:
Cedarwood, Frankincense, Gurjun, Helichrysum, Jasmine, Lavender, Myrrh, Neroli, Rose, Rosewood, Sandalwood