Sacral Chakra Healing with Essential Oils
I love the Sacral Chakra, but as an Empath, I often keep it in lock down. Not only because it relates to water and water relates to our emotions, but because its linked to our heart. This is why Empaths spend long periods of time celibate, because to have sex with someone means opening up our Sacral Chakra and this means opening up our Heart Chakra. If you don’t do this, the sex feels meaningless because it doesn’t create a connection.
This is why the man in question has to be a worthy one because we don’t want them injecting their potentially damaging energy into our own energy system. We have enough going with already picking up the world and his friend’s energy!
Empaths have to discern very cleverly when it comes to the opposite sex, especially as we are susceptible to narcissists and sociopaths. They are like moths to the flame.
The other repercussion of closing down our Sacral is we also close down our own feelings of pleasure. Not only in the sexual context, but in other areas of our life. If we live in the “grey zone of numbness”, we coast along without the normal highs and lows. At first this feels like the right tonic to soothe our pains, but after a while, our existence can feel pointless.
For years I cut myself off from all senses and it wasn’t until I had 3 life changing dreams in my early 20’s that I woke up out of my trance and realised I needed to work on this chakra specifically. And fook me, it has been a very challenging experience and continues to be something I am working on until today. However, when an Empath is EMPOWERED and THRIVING, they get to experience the world in such a dynamic way. We aren’t cursed, we are truly blessed.
Ok, let’s talk about activating, balancing and cleansing our Sacral Chakra
First off, the Sacral Chakra is located at the level of the sacrum (a large triangular bone in the lower spine) corresponding to a point slightly below the navel. Its energy colour is orange and its sound is VAM. The Sacral chakra relates to the element of water and its associated shape is the circle or sphere. A sphere can move in all directions.
Sacral is the centre of sexual and creative energy. It is connected also with the watery elements within the body.
You’ll know it’s over stimulated because you’ll feel overly emotional, have poor boundaries, have a sex addiction and even experience obsessive attachments. When its under stimulated, you’ll feel frigid, rigid, emotionally numb and fearful of pleasure.
Any of these resonate?
If you need a bit more “zing” in this area, quick wins are to wear more orange (even if it’s just a flash of colour in a scarf), eat more orange foods (like sweet potatoes, oranges, carrots) and ensure you are doing something creative (lean into that right brain).
If you are over stimulated, focus on bringing in boundaries to enable you to rebalance your emotions and create some space for you to reclaim your equilibrium.
LET’S TALK ESSENTIAL OILS
Ah ha, my favourite allies…
The oils that have the greatest affinity for this chakra are usually less dense in character than Root chakra oils and include many aphrodisiac oils. Amongst these are, Jasmine is the supreme example, deeply sensual and warming in nature. Jasmine also resonates at the Heart and Crown chakras, linking the centres of love and spirituality to the sexual centre.
Jasmine is “The oil of Sexual Purity and Balance”. It nurtures healthy sexuality and helps us to balance sexual forces. It may also arouse dormant passions from within and assist us with regaining interest in the sexual experience. Jasmine cultivates positive experiences within intimate relationships and it asks us to honour and respect ourselves and others.
In summary, Jasmine supports the resolution of sexual trauma, encourages safety within intimate relationships, and invites only the purest intentions to the sexual experience.
Application: Using the Jasmine Touch, roll this over your lower abdomen, and in the crease of your left arm and elbow (this directly links to the heart chakra). You can rub on your palms and inhale.
Rose, equally complex though softer in its character, also works at all these levels. At the Sacral Chakra, Rose connects with sexual and reproductive energy and also with the fount of creativity, as expressed in all the arts or simply as a great love of beauty.
Rose is the oil of “Divine Love”. Rose holds a higher vibration than any other oil on the planet. It is a powerful healer of the heart. This oil invites us to experience the unwavering, unchanging, unconditional love of the Divine. This love heals all hearts and dresses all wounds. As the heart fully opens, a fountain of love flows freely through the soul.
Application: Same steps as taken with Jasmine
Sandalwood is another oil for the Sacral Chakra, and this, too, also resonates in its higher frequencies with the Crown chakra.
This oil is also known as “The oil of Sacred Devotion”. This oil enables us to assess where our hearts are and challenges it to reorder its priorities so that we are in alignment with the Divine will.
Application: make in a roller blend. Blend the essential oils suggested in a 10ml roller bottle and top off with carrier oil. The blend can be applied directly over chakra area, or on base of feet, or create a diffuser blend. Recipe - 2 drops Sandalwood, 1 drop Patchouli, 1 drop Ylang Ylang, 2 drops Lavender.
I love using Wild Orange, which is known as the “Oil of Abundance” and Grapefruit “The Oil of Honouring the Body”. When I need to spark up creativity and get my energy flowing, I use the oils in a very practical but impactful way. For example, I use a plain ointment (I use Neal’s Yard) and combine it with one of the two oils. You only need a few drops. Rub it all over your body (note these oils are photosensitive, so be careful in the sun).
Simply by smelling these delicious oils on your body, you instantly feel happy and alive (well, I do). Give this a try!
When you are applying, say this affirmation out loud “I UNLEASH FUN AND CREATIVITY FROM WITHIN ME NOW”. Then stand in a power pose – think Super Woman. This is part of a powerful process called Anchoring, whereby you are creating new neuropathways in your body (aka NEW BELIEFS).
If your Sacral chakra is over stimulated and you are needing to create boundaries, use these oil combinations in a spray bottle.
- Lemongrass “Oil of Cleansing”
- Rosemary “Oil of Knowledge & Transition”
- Clove “Oil of Boundaries”
- Basil “Oil of Renewal”
- Melaleuca “Oil of Energetic Boundaries”
Pick 3 oils and then combine 5 drops of each into a 16oz glass bottle and fill up with water.
My favourite combinations are Lemongrass, Basil and Melaleuca or Lemongrass, Clove and Rosemary.
Then spray throughout the day around your body. As you do so, visualise all unwanted energy falling away. An affirmation you can say is “I am safe, protected and grounded”. See yourself in a white bumble, safe and secure.