Third Eye Chakra and Essential Oils

Third Eye Chakra



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The Third Eye Chakra transcends time. It is located in the brain, at the brow, above the base of the nose.

The gift of this chakra is seeing – both inner and outer worlds.

The energy of this chakra allows us to experience clear thought as well as gifts of spiritual contemplation and self reflection.

Through the gift of seeing we can internalize the outer world and with symbolic language we can externalize the inner world.

The energy of Ajna allows us to access our inner guidance that comes from the depths of our being. It allows us to cut through illusion and to access deeper truths – to see beyond the mind, beyond the words.

The “way of the third eye” is seeing everything as it is from a point of “witness” or “observer”, or from simply being mindful – moment by moment.

It means examining self-limiting ideas and developing wisdom that comes from a perspective that transcends the duality of good or bad, black or white. It means seeing and helping others to see the deeper meanings of the situations in their lives.

Sixth chakra is holistic in nature. When this chakra is fully activated, both hemispheres of the brain function in synchrony. The right hemisphere’s creativity and synthetic thinking is integrated and balanced with left hemisphere’s logical and analytical thinking.

The Third Eye is not only the seat of wisdom, but also a seat of conscience. This is where you not only see what is going on, but you also know what it means. This is where your sense of justice and your ethics originate.

When your third eye is open, you not only see but you also understand.

Signs of Balance

  • Intuitive
  • Common Sense
  • Fast Learner
  • Clear Memory
  • Intelligent
  • Sense of Spirituality

Symptoms of Imbalance

Over Intellectualizing
Lacks Intuition
Lacks Common Sense
Sleep/Dream/Nightmare Issues


Jasmine is known in India as the “Queen of the night” and is associated with the Moon and the rituals of magic and healing.

The essential oil is very uplifting, allowing one to access the deepest layers of the soul and its repressed emotional pain.

Jasmine enhance intuitive powers and our connection to the Universe.

Jasmine has a sweet, floral aroma, yet it is very powerful in stimulating all of the senses.

Palo Santo

Also known as Holy Wood, Palo Santo is commonly used in purification ceremonies and the wood of Palo Santo is often burned as an incense and for aura cleansing.

The essential oil of Palo Santo is used during meditation, cleansing rituals, and prayer.

Palo Santo heightens one’s spiritual awareness and connection to the divine. It enhances the ability to perceive subtle realms.

The rich, sweet aroma makes it an excellent choice for feeling grounded while connecting to higher realms.


The key to understanding Chamomile’s effects on the third eye lies in understanding its influence on the nervous system. Chamomile is calming and soothing, allowing one to see the drives and impulses of the ego.

Chamomile helps us to see that the various patterns of our ego, our drives and our projections, are not who we are. We begin to disidentify with the ego, seeing it from a witness perspective.

This disidentification is a major step towards opening of the third eye chakra.


Calming and relaxing, Rose essential oil has the highest vibration, frequency, of all essential oils.

The high vibration of this oil aids in aligning the subtle body and the physical body, creating balance and harmony.

The oil stimulates and elevates the mind, while creating a sense of well-being.

Clary Sage

Clary Sage has been known through history for its ability to clear eye problems.

This oil is also used for Autism, Epilepsy and seizures or seizure like activity in the brain. Also effective for headaches and migraines.


One of the best circulatory oils, Geranium stimulates circulation in the brain and enhances blood flow to the pineal and pituitary glands.

Geranium helps to strenghten the vital energy in the body and has the ability to calm and relax nerves.

Geranium is helpful for those who rely too much on their rational mind, the left hemisphere of the brain. The oil of Geranium helps to bridge the right and left brain hemisheres to bring a more balanced perspective and clear seeing.