Crown Chakra Essential Oils
Crown Chakra essential oils can aid in balancing and opening the seventh chakra to liberate the spirit and open to the Divine. Located at the top of the head, the crown chakra allows you to realize that everything is interconnected at a very fundamental level.
On the physical level, the crown chakra is associated with the cerebral cortex, the brain, and the skull.
On the emotional level, crown chakra imbalances may manifest as overwhelm, confusion, apathy, and isolation.
On the mental level, crown chakra imbalance may manifest as rigidity in perspective, over internationalization, slow learning, and attachment to materialistic viewpoints.
On the spiritual level, crown chakra issues may show up as spiritual emergency, disconnection from witnessing, inability to understand deeper truth, spiritual bypass, and fragmentation.
Essential oils embody the frequencies and healing properties of plants. These frequencies and properties work on all levels of being.
The following are eight commonly used crown chakra essential oils:
Frankincense, considered a Holy oil, is used for meditative contemplation, for achieving tranquil states of mind, and for attaining spiritual liberation.
The spiritual and psychological benefits of Frankincense have long been recognized by many cultures and spiritual traditions.
On a physical level, the oil of Frankincense helps with nervous system conditions.
Because of the high levels of sesquiterpenes, a type of molecules that have the ability to cross the blood-brain barrier, Frankincense may help to oxygenate the pineal and pituitary glands.
Like Frankincense, Sandalwood is an ideal aid to meditation, spiritual contemplation, and prayer.
One of my favorite crown chakra essential oils, Sandalwood aids in quieting the mental chatter of the mind, allowing the ego/identity/person to remain in the background and spaciousness arise in the foreground.
It is in this spaciousness where clarity, liberation of spirit and soul arise. Timelessness, boundlessness, and deep unshakeable peace are experienced.
A lesser known oil, Vetiver is an interesting crown chakra essential oil. It is a very grounding oil, calming and stabilizing, promoting relaxation and peacefulness.
At the same time, Vetiver can stir up the subconscious mind and promote vivid dream recall.
Dreams contain rich material that is hiding in the deep recesses of our minds and by by bringing out that which is unconscious, we become more free.
The oil of Vetiver has been used to bridge the gap between matter and Spirit, allowing one to open up to Spirit, while remaining grounded and fully supported here on earth.
Helichrysum, also known as Everlasting or Immortelle, has a very high spiritual frequency.
Because of its high frequency, the oil of Helichrysum is known to cut through deep psychological barriers and aid in accessing higher spiritual states and dimensions.
On a physical level, Helichrysum has been used to ease headaches and migraine pain.
The Lotus flowers are considered sacred in a number of ancient cultures and spiritual traditions.
In ancient Egypt, White Lotus was used in recipes for all spiritual and emotional ailments.
The crown chakra, Sahasrana in Sanskrit, literally means “thousand petal” and its symbol is a thousand petal Lotus flower.
Rose oil has the highest spiritual frequency of all essential oils. It enhances spiritual insight, transformation, bringing harmony to the body, mind, emotions and spirit.
The oil is gentle with a floral, rich and deep aroma. A gentle tonic for the spiritual heart, Rose enhances the frequencies of all cells and of the subtle body (the aura and the chakras).
The essential oil of Lavender is universal for all seven chakras. It works to calm strong emotions, release pent up energy, and allow for the life force to flow through the body.
As a crown chakra essential oil, Lavender aids calmness and peace to arise during meditation or sleep, allowing one to connect with the Divine and with Spirit.
Spikenard contains high levels of sesquiterpenes, molecules that can penetrate the blood-brain barrier and has been used throughout ages during meditation and to promote restful sleep.
With heavy and earthy aroma, Spikenard oil, has been used for emotional balance and to ease of the pain of migraines.
Like Frankincense and Myrrh, Spikenard carries mystical significance and has been cited in the Bible as an oil used to anoint Jesus.