Essential Oils

Essential oils that support the Third Eye chakra:

Third eye chakra essential oils can balance and open the sixth chakra for clarity of thought, clear seeing, and spiritual insight. For the Third Eye chakra, apply to the middle of the forehead, just above the eyebrows or on the souls of the feet.

 

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

Rosemary helps to keep the mind alert and focused, which can assist a person to stay in a place of high vibration for longer while meditating or visualising. The insights it brings can create a potential of mental expansion. In doing so it may allow wisdom to flow more freely into ones consciousness. This can create an environment of trust in the process of life, being faithful to ones self, and ones purpose.

Palo Santo (Bursera graveolens)

Traditionally known as a holy and sacred wood, palo santo has been used to encourage spiritual awareness and devotion through its use during meditation, cleansing rituals and payer. It is an excellent choice for feeling grounded while connecting to higher realms. It is known to be gentle on the third eye chakra, allowing it to open in an authentic way.

Jasmine (Jasminum officinale)

Jasmine is known in India as the ‘Queen of the night’ and is associated with the moon and the rituals of magic and healing. It is known to enhance intuitive powers and the connection to the divine. Jasmine essential oil is very uplifting, allowing one to ‘see’ the deepest layers of the soul.

German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita)

Chamomile’s calming effects on the nervous system allows one to see the drives and impulses of the ego. Through the observation of the various ego patterns and drives, one can view themselves like a bystander. This process assists the opening of the third eye.

Melissa (Melissa officinalis)

Melissa is calming, uplifting and harmonising, allowing a ‘relax and release’ to occur. Its gentle fragrance will support those who are sensitive and who emotionally ‘shut down’ easily. Using Melissa on the third eye chakra will restore clarity, bring support and balance back to the spirit allowing restoration of a positive outlook on life.

Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea)

The calming and balancing aroma of clary sage can reduce mind chatter that is disruptive to clear thinking. When relaxed and focused, ideas flow naturally allowing a person to ‘see’ more clearly. This could be why clary sage was known as ‘clear eyes’ during the Middle Ages. It is also known to enhance one’s ability to dream.

Sandalwood (Santalum album)

Sandalwood has been used by healers for centuries and is a grounding essential oil that is highly effective when meditating. It can bring an inner awareness and a sense of ease engaging with higher consciousness, which is helpful for insights into blockages on the spiritual path, and allows a gentle processing at the deepest levels. Sandalwood helps break down illusions, helping a person to align with their most ‘authentic self’.

Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)

Geranium is helpful calm the rational mind, and bring a more balanced perspective and clear seeing.

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)

Being an adaptogenic essential oil, Lavender is usefull for all seven chakras.

It can bring calmness and peace during meditation or sleep.

Once the essential oil has been applied, focus on positive thoughts and intentions aimed towards balancing the chakra. Affirmations can be held lightly in the mind or said out loud to strength the intention.

Third Eye chakra affirmations:

* I am a present observer in my life.

* I am aware that my intuition is my ability to know, recognise and sense all that I

need to enjoy a happy, balanced and fulfilled life.

* I am the source of my truth.

* My imagination is vivid and powerful.

Ideal times to use essential oils are during meditation, while practising yoga, listening to peaceful music or simply relaxing. Apply oils daily, even when there’s no time to spare.

Some oils listed may require dilution depending on the individual.

Reference: Essential Oils Pocket Reference, 6th edition, LSP

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