If you want to manage your body, you need to understand its energy centers. One strategy is to balance your chakras so you can better control how you process the world and respond to it. Unbalanced chakras will affect your physical and emotional wellbeing in ways that affect every aspect of your life.
Here, we’ll look closer at the third eye chakra to determine how you can use essential oils to keep it open and balanced.
What Are Chakras, Anyway?
‘Chakra,’ the Sanskrit term for ‘wheel,’ is a way of understanding your body’s fields of energy. They were first mentioned in ancient Hindu spiritual texts known as the Vedas around 1500 BC.
There are seven primary chakras that run along your spine, starting from your tailbone and traveling to the top of your head. Each chakra has a distinct symbol, vibrational frequency, and associated color. The idea is that these energy centers regulate every aspect of your body, from organ functioning to your emotional state.
You perform best when your chakras are balanced, but the energy flowing through them can change based on many factors. A blocked chakra can’t express its specific qualities, to your physical and emotional detriment.
About the Third Eye Chakra
The sixth chakra, called the Ajna (Sanskrit for ‘perceiving’), is known as the third eye chakra. It’s located between your eyebrows and is symbolized by the color purple and a triangle within a lotus flower. Third eye chakras are linked to the pineal gland, a portion of your brain that perceives light and regulates your biorhythms by controlling when you sleep and wake up.
This chakra is associated with your ability to focus and see the bigger picture. It helps you dwell in the present moment while also allowing you to connect with your intuition and imagination. Some associate it with psychic abilities and access to mystical states—even the divine.
Cultivating your third eye chakra allows you to see the world beyond distraction and better understand your place in it. A strong third eye means you have a well-developed sense of wisdom and inner guidance. This calm yet powerful energy also opens your mind up to the ways you control your own life and helps you envision a better way forward.
If your third eye chakra is imbalanced, you may feel stuck within your day-to-day problems, unable to step out of the moment to look at the big picture. It’s associated with a sense of lack of clarity and an inability to set clear goals. Alternatively, an overactive third eye may lead you to dwell in unproductive fantasies and future thinking rather than your current reality.
How To Awaken the Third Eye Chakra with Essential Oils
Maintaining a stable energy flow through your third eye chakra helps you cultivate a sense of balance and connectedness to yourself and the greater world. You can strengthen this chakra through mindful breathing, meditation, focused yoga poses, and by modifying your physical and mental state through aromatherapy.
The right essential oils for the third eye chakra will help you open your mind to embrace your intuitive thoughts and improve your concentration. One traditional choice is sandalwood, which offers a grounding scent that will help you maintain focus while meditating. Other options include clary sage, lavender, and cedarwood.
At Auravive, we have developed a series of seven essential oil blends called the Illumination Collection, each of which works to connect with one of your chakras. Our Indigo Aura essential oil blend contains vetiver, clary sage, lavender, cedarwood, and rosemary to open you to the universe and awaken your internal wisdom. We recommend using this calming blend in the evening so you can dwell interrupted in the sense of presence it cultivates.
To use an essential oil for your chakra, add a few drops of oil to a diffuser before meditating, performing yoga, or taking part in other activities that require deep concentration. You can also blend some with a carrier oil and dab it onto your forehead at the spot of your third eye.
Understanding your third eye chakra and learning how to balance the energy flowing through it will reward your life in numerous ways. You’ll enjoy a sense of presence and a better perspective of your place in the world. Consider fostering a stronger connection to your chakras with essential oils, and you will develop a better understanding of yourself.