Root Chakra Essential Oils

The Root Chakra



Located at the base of the spine, the root chakra is associated with survival issues, self preservation instinct, and the fight or flight response.

On the physical level, the root chakra is associated with adrenal glands, the skeletal structure, teeth, large intestine, kidneys, and the blood.

On the emotional level, root chakra imbalance may manifest as anger or rage, fearfulness, frustration, anxiety, and depression.

On the mental level, someone with a root chakra imbalance may experience black and white thinking, pessimism or negative thinking about life.

On the spiritual level, root chakra issues may show up as stubbornness and not willing to expand one’s view point.

Essential oils embody the frequencies and healing properties of plants. Not only they deliver certain properties to the physical body, they also work on the mental, emotional and spiritual levels.

The following are the most commonly used root chakra essential oils:

Signs of Balance

  • Grounded
  • Secure
  • Safe
  • Content

Symptoms of Imbalance

  • Ungrounded
  • Unclear of Purpose
  • Fearful
  • Insecure
  • Confused


  • Red


Sandalwood is considered a sacred oil. Its properties are calming, sedative and antidepressant. Used during meditation it can help to awaken life force energy. Sandalwood is gentle on the nervous system, it calms and harmonizes the emotional body and helps with grounding of excessive root chakra issues.


Frankincense, like Sandalwood is a sacred oil, or holly oil in Middle Eastern countries. This is one of my favorite oils. It has a lovely deep, warm, and sweet aroma.

Frankincense has antidepressant and sedative qualities. It is a soothing oil, calming, and like Myrrh, it helps to connect the crown and the root chakras.

Ylang Ylang

This oil helps to cool down excessive root chakra issues, such as agitation and fear. It has a calming effect on the nervous system, eases nervous tension, and is known to be a relaxing and sedative essential oil.


Ginger is a circulatory stimulant and is useful when someone frequently experiences cold hands and feet. The fight or flight response constricts blood vessels and ginger can be helpful to move blood through the body.


Cypress oil is known for its ability to harmonize the blood. This only moves blood and therefore helps to move the vital force, the vital energy, or Qi, through the body. Cypress is also used for strengthening of the blood capilaries.