Essential Oil For Balancing Your Solar Plexus Chakra
The solar plexus chakra is located in the abdomen, pretty close to the navel and is responsible for involuntary functions namely digestion and respiration. This chakra symbolises our will power, our energy in usual and is defined as the element of fire. It is responsible for the flight or fight response of the body. When the solar plexus chakra starts opening, one tends to experience a mix of both extreme positive as well as negative impacts. You see, the energy centre is now reprogramming itself and is compensating for the changes that are to come.
Hence, the upheaval and uneasiness is obvious. Some of these symptoms include palpitations, light headedness, nausea and body chakes.
Signs of imbalance of the Solar Plexus Chakra
When we speak of imbalance, we aren’t just talking about an underactive or blocked solar plexus chakra. Many times, the solar plexus chakra is overactive too. For instance, say your metabolism is slow, which means that you’ll need to take some medication or change your lifestyle to ensure that your food gets digested fast and does not stay as fat. However, if your metabolism is overactive, it would mean that you’ll be hungry all the time. The quick burning of food will result in almost no nutrients being retained by your body too.
Same is the case with an under and over active solar plexus chakra too. The signs of an underactive solar plexus chakra include:
- Lack of Confidence
- Low Self-Esteem
- Lack of Purpose
The signs of an overactive solar plexus chakra include:
- Desire for control
- Overly Critical
- Excessive Stubbornness
- Anger and Aggression
Now, before we move on and read about the entire essential oil angle of balancing solar plexus chakra, let us look at the different ways of balancing it.
- Try new things
- Spend time in the sun
- Yoga for Solar Plexus Chakra
- Meditation for Solar Plexus Chakra
- Solar Plexus affirmations
- Aromatherapy for Solar Plexus Chakra
- Solar Plexus crystals
Essential Oils For Solar Plexus Chakra
We tell this every time and hence this one would be no different. Essential oils are a powerful tool in the kit of chakra balancing rituals. However, they alone cannot balance the chakras. Having said that, let us have a look at the major essential oils that can help balance the solar plexus chakra.
Black Pepper Essential Oil
Yes, don’t be surprised! Black Pepper Essential Oil is fairly commonly used when it comes to solar plexus chakra balancing. Black pepper essential oil relieves bloating and gas, speeds digestion, and eases abdominal pain. It also helps keep cholesterol at a healthy level. When it is put directly on the skin (in combination with a carrier oil), it gives a warm and cozy feeling. This essential oil is known to ease the pain that comes from stiff muscles. Piperine, in the black pepper essential oil has been linked to better brain and memory function.
Lemongrass Essential Oil
The one essential oil that you’d love to smell literally everywhere around you is the lemongrass essential oil. As a matter of fact, drinking lemongrass water is also known to boost digestion. East Indians and Sri Lankans have used lemongrass for many years to treat stomach and intestinal diseases, menstrual problems, and skin infections by putting it in soups, teas, and curries. It smells strongly of citrus and has a warming, energizing scent.
Ginger Essential Oil
Ginger essential oil is called the “oil of empowerment” because it makes people feel more confident. A lot of it is because ginger purifies the blood which further results in increased oxygen absorption. The ginger essential oil has a blend of woody and spicy notes. Its soothing properties come from its rhizome or the underground stem. The ginger essential oil is extracted from boling this part alone. Ginger essential oil (if edible grade) is the best to be used in cooking or drinking in juices.
Rosemary Essential Oil
Rosemary is a common herb used in most western kitchens. Lately it has found its way to the Indian dishes too as a condiment. Now, whether or not you may use it for cooking, rosemary essential oil should definitely be in your household though. In addition to boosting digestion and general digestive health, rosemary is also known to be a memory enhancer. Both of these i.e. better digestion and healthy mind are needed for a confident, more certain self and hence you have your answer as to why the use of Rosemary essential oil for balancing your solar plexus chakra really helps.
Sandalwood Essential Oil
Several ancient texts mention the importance of sandalwood as an anti-septic, anti-oxidant, and better digestive aid. Several studies have also found that applying sandalwood on the stomach during stomach ache helps in reducing the pain. On the similar note, sandalwood is also known to be effective in combatting acidity.
Anxiety is a common sign of a blocked Solar Plexus Chakra, and studies have shown that sandalwood can help treat it. This mildly soothing effect on the nervous system is similar to what sleep-aid drugs do, and it helps ease insomnia symptoms and make sleep better.
With its soothing, earthy smell, sandalwood oil helps calm your anxious nerves almost instantly. In case the sandalwood essential oil that you have is of edible grade, feel free to use it as a cooling drink too!
And as we conclude
At Kanya Life, we believe in holistic happiness. Such kind of happiness comes from within. You feel happy, you look happy. You don’t have to pretend because you are in absolute cognizance of yourself. Our essential oils, and other self care kits are created keeping this very philosophy in mind.
Try them out and we can guarantee that you’ll come back for more!