Sacral Chakra and Essential Oils
The Sacral Chakra is your passion and pleasure centre and it is located in the pelvic area. While the Root Chakra is satisfied with survival, the 2nd chakra seeks pleasure and enjoyment.
The gift of this chakra is experiencing our lives through feelings and sensations.
The second chakra is the centre of feeling, emotion, pleasure, sensuality, intimacy, and connection.
The energy of this chakra allows you to let go, to move, and to feel change and transformation occurring within your body. It allows you to experience this moment as it is, in its own fullness.
The main challenge for the second chakra is the conditioning of our society. We live in a society where feelings are not valued, where passion, and emotional reactions are being frowned upon. We are being taught not to “loose control”. And we get disconnected from our bodies, our feelings.
As if this was not enough, we also experience the wounds of our collective cultural struggles over many sexual issues of our society. On one hand sexuality is magnified and glorified, and on the other hand it is rejected. This results in either blocked or excessive second chakra issues.
No wonder we have so many issues with our passion centre, the wellspring of feelings, enjoyment, and sensuality.
Do you love your body? Do you enjoy feeling your body? When was the last time you walked barefoot on the grass and felt the sensation of ground underneath your feet?
The sacral chakra is also your centre of creativity.
Passion is the fuel of creative energy. Everything you create, a poem, a drawing, or a website, originates from the energy of second chakra. It is also where your fertility originates. After all, conceiving a child is a creative process.
A person with an open Svadhisthana Chakra is passionate, present in her body, sensual, creative, and connected to her feeling.
Signs of Balance
- Smooth Creative Flow
- Healthy Sexual Desire
- Positive Outlook
Symptoms of Imbalance
- Sexual Problems or Dysfunction
- Fear of Sexual or Emotional Intimacy
- Needy or Withdrawn
Sandalwood is considered a sacred oil and on a spiritual level, it helps to reunite the spirit with the senses. This soft, woody, and earthy oil is sensual, yet deeply tranquil.
Sandalwood is associated with the Empress, one of the Tarot symbols, which symbolizes the universal mother womb, where all gestation begins.
On a physical level of the second chakra, this oil may help easy menstrual problems.
This sweet and tropical oil is known for its aphrodisiac qualities. It stimulates sexual energy and enhances relationships.
It is both a stimulating and calming essential oil which reunites emotional aspects and sensual aspects of our being.
The oil also has a calming action on the heart, brings back feelings of self-love, confidence, and joy in simple pleasures.
This warm, musky, and slightly spicy oil has been used during the Middle Ages for female complaints and kidney disorders.
Clary Sage is both strenghtening and relaxing. Known for its emotionally uplifting effect, this oil can bring on euphoria.
As the name implies, Clary Sage promotes clarity and is especially useful during times of emotional confusion.
Warm, with an exquisite floral scent and comforting sweetness, Jasmine has been known for its aphrodisiac qualities.
Jasmine harmonizes sensual and emotional aspects of our being. It helps to reawaken passion and restore capacity for creativity.
On the physical level, Jasmine has been used during labour, easing painful and prolonged deliveries.
The emotional effects of Jasmine are profound as it opens the deepest layers of the soul, allowing us to get in touch with our emotions.
This sweet, lively, and citrusy oil will enliven your senses and encourage the release of repressed emotions.
Bergamot is uplifting as well as gently relaxing. It helps to disperse stangant energy, releasing stress and tension.
This sweet, woody, floral oil is known for its aphrodisiac qualities as well as for promoting hormone secretion.
On an emotional level Rosewood relaxes the body, calms the mind and relieves stress, allowing one to be in touch with their emotions and senses.
Like Black Pepper, Fennel is used in cooking. Fennel is added to many dishes to help the digestive process. Along with Black Pepper, Fennel is excellent for flatulence and sluggish digestion.
The oil of Fennel is stimulating and purifying. It stimulates digestion and affects the hormonal system. Used during menopause and perimenopause the ease the symptoms of hormonal transition.