German chamomile (Matricaria recutita) & Roman chamomile (Anthemis noblisis) are versatile and soothing oils that are great to release tension and fear around the throat chakra and to help release emotions linked to the past. They are calming and relaxing, making them ideal for both activating speech and reducing anger in spoken words. Chamomile can help lower irritability and nervousness enabling one to be heard in a respectful way.
Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is sweet and aromatic oil that is useful when faced with a difficult situation when ‘you will need to stand up for yourself’. It’s mentally activating, so can clarify thoughts, and enabling clear and empowered speech.
Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) has a fresh, herbaceous and slightly woody aroma. It is and essential oil that can ease feelings of loss and create a sense of security and grounding. Cypress may help to create a sense of strength, clarity, and authenticity. It can bring a fresh perspective to any situation, clearing the mind of cobwebs, and can help a person see eye to eye with someone they have conflict with. This oil carries the strength and durability of the cypress tree, allowing a person to speak with ease.
Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) has a musky, sweet odour. It can help to release negative memories, ease nervous tension, balance the emotions and lift the spirit. Geranium can also foster peace, hope and arouses feelings of compassion. It can help a person to stay calm and centred, allowing them to speak from the heart.
Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus, Eucalyptus radiata & Eucalyptus bicostata) has a fresh, balanced, invigorating aroma with a woody scent.The oil promotes wellbeing and opens inner space when a person feels overwhelmed or constricted by their environment. Eucalyptus can promote feelings of inner freedom and expansiveness that allow a person to feel safe to ‘speak their truth’.
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is beneficial for all seven chakras and is considered one of the most universal oils. Lavender promotes peace, love, and awareness. When a person feels love in their hearts and peace, deeper layers of emotional pain can surface to the consciousness. This is necessary for clearing of the repressed energy and allowing free flow through the throat chakra.
Jasmine (Jasminum officnale) With a warm, rich and floral scent, Jasmine is known as one of the throat chakra essential oils for its effect on the voice. It can assist with greater communication of feelings, enhancing relationships and intimacy. Jasmine can open a person up to repressed emotional pain, allowing energy flow through the throat chakra.
Peppermint (Mentha piperita) has a minty and sharp aroma that invigorates and stimulates the mind and has a direct action on the intellect. It promotes creativity and self-expression.
Clove (Syzygium aromaticum) has a warm and very spicy aroma. On an emotional level, the aroma of clove helps to create feelings of protection and safety, essential for good communication.
Essential oils embody the frequencies and healing properties of plants. These frequencies and properties work on all levels of being. One way to bring balance to a blocked or out of balance chakra is to work directly on the chakra by apply an essential oil. This can be done by selecting essential oils that are known to help balance the chakra that you want to focus upon and clear. In a quiet and peaceful setting, add 2-3 drops of your chosen essential oil to your fingertips, and then lightly apply to the chakra in a clockwise direction.
For the Throat chakra, apply to the neck, shoulders or on the souls of the feet.
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.
Some Throat chakra affirmations:
* I am open, clear and honest in my communication.
* I have a right to speak my truth.
* I have a strong will that lets me resolve my challenges.
* Creativity flows in and through me.
* I am an important voice in the world and my voice is heard.
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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