Solar Plexus Chakra and Essential Oils

Solar Plexus


The Solar Plexus Chakra, located between the navel and solar plexus, is the core of our personality, our identity, of our ego.

The third chakra is the center of willpower. While the Sacral chakra seeks pleasure and enjoyment, the third chakra is all about the perception of who you are.

The gift of this chakra is sensing your personal power, being confident, responsible, and reliable.

The third chakra is the center of your self-esteem, your willpower, self-discipline, as well as warmth in your personality.

The energy of this chakra allows you to transform inertia into action and movement. It allows you to meet challenges and mover forward in your life.

The main challenge for the third chakra is to use your personal power in a balanced manner.

What does that mean? It means consciously harnessing the energy of the solar plexus chakra. It means being proactive rather then reactive or inactive.

Beings with excessive third chakra energy react to life circumstances, they have emotional outbursts and are often stressed out.

Beings with blocked or deficient third chakra are passive and inactive – allowing life to pass by while they do nothing.

Strong third chakra reflects the ability to move forward in life with confidence and power. It reflects the ability to make conscious choices to choose and to act.

The message of the third chakra is: You have the power to choose.

You can choose to achieve your life purpose or you can live out your karma or past experiences.

What do you choose?

Do you choose love, light and healing?

Do you accept that you have the power to choose?

Do you feel a sense of freedom when you make a choice?

The third chakra is the center of your self-esteem.

Every time you judge or criticize yourself, you deplete this chakra and weaken your willpower.

Self love, self acceptance, and acknowledgement of your own worth are the building blocks of the third chakra.

A woman with an open and balanced Manipura Chakra values herself and her work, is confident in her ability to do something well, loves and accepts herself, is willing to express herself in a powerful way, knows that she has the freedom to choose to be herself and direct her own life.

Signs of Balance

  • Comfortable in Own Skin
  • Inner Peace
  • Confidence Without Arrogance
  • Calm Demeanor
  • Patient
  • Flexible


  • Yellow

Symptoms of Imbalance

  • Low Self-Esteem or Arrogant, Egotistical Behavior
  • Feeling Abandoned or Rejected or Feeling the World Revolves Around You
  • Nervousness
  • Difficulty Understanding or Controlling Emotions
  • Rebellious or Too Eager to Please
  • Nervous or Stressed Out
  • Addictive Behaviors Including Eating Disorders


This sweet and citrusy oil encourages release of pent up feelings and helps to disperse stagnant life force energy. It may help to alleviate anxiety, stress, and tension.

Bergamot harmonizes stagnant liver energy by releasing feelings of anger, especially when the anger is turned inward and manifests as depression.

Bergamot is also known for its beneficial effects on the digestive system.


Fresh, light, floral and fruity, Grapefruit oil is commonly used for eating disorders, overeating, appetite suppression, and weight loss.

Grapefruit oils is also used for gallbladder issues, cellulite, lymphatic detoxification, and water retention.

Like other citrus oils, Grapefruit helps to move stagnant energy in the body. On an emotional level, Grapefruit helps aleviate moodiness, tension, irritability and stress.


Earthy, sweet, with a slight woody aroma, Patchouli is another oil used for easing digestive issues.

The oil may be used when there is deficient energy in the spleen and pancreas areas.

On an emotional level, Patchouli is tranquilizing, calming, and relaxing. It harmonizes the emotional center with the mind center, stabilizing the mind when excessive worry is present.

Clary Sage

Herbaceous, spicy, and sharp, Clary Sage is useful in cases of weak digestion and intestinal cramps.

On the mental and emotional level, this oil helps with clear seeing of what is present in the moment, it brings about clarity into situations, and helps ease of anxiety and depression.

One of my favorite solar plexus chakra essential oils, Clary Sage inspires us to stay with the present and to seek the truth of who we are.


Lemon is a very uplifting oil with an invigorating, enhancing, and warming aroma. Lemon has a strong energetic influence on the Spleen and Pancreas.

Like other citrus oils, Lemon is useful for cleansing, lympatic clenasing, liver cleansing, and for cellulite.

On an emotional level, Lemon oil is beneficial for anxiety, stress relief, and promotion of a sense of well-being. It is a calming, lightening, and refreshing oil.

Roman Chamomile

This calming and relaxing oil helps to balance the emotional and nervous system.

Roman Chamomile helps the liver to release stagnant energy, purify the liver and to discharge toxins.

Sweet, gentle, fruity, with a fresh aroma, Roman Chamomile has been used for centuries to ease stomach discomforts and to calm children.