Sacral chakra essential oils help to modulate emotional outbursts, help us feel more secure, improve sexuality and explode creativity.
What could there possibly be not to love…?
But what pointers are we looking for to tell us when to use sacral chakra essential oils and how do we use them?
Sacral Chakra Location
Sacral Chakra Color
What is The Sacral Chakra?
This wheel of energy vitalises the physical organs inhabiting the lower abdomen and pelvis. As such, it is related to sexuality, reproduction and excretion.
It sends messages from spirit about how we feel about things relating to our sexuality, our emotions, and our creativity. In health, it spools clockwise, opening and closing, to push energy back and forth throughout the etheric bodies.
Chakras run through the physical body, connecting to the organs and glands, and then out through the aura.
This first video is an introduction to the sacral chakra. The strange sound when it comes on is not feedback. Its the sound of the sacral chakra frequency. I talk about how we are coming out of the first lessons of the root chakra, of the seven years of our life and then into the next lessons of the sacral chakra.
Corresponding Endocrine Gland
Ovaries & Testes. Also the adrenal glands.
Sacral Chakra Meaning
The sacral instils an understanding of control in our lives. The ability to understand that there is more to life than simply being accepted or being rejected, is often one that is hard to learn. This openness at the sacral not only relaxes our hips to make us more sexually open but also softens any physical effects too.
The sacral chakra is considered the root of our emotions. In balance, we have good access to all of our emotions including those which are less desirable. That said, we are level and control them even when life has become more challenging and difficult.
The sacral is both connected and nurtured by the root chakra, and when in balance you have the power to be open with others but also nurture yourself in the process. You have clear boundaries and can relate to others on a fair and equal footing.
This is also the seat of creativity, of pleasure and sexuality. This wheel of orange energy is the centre of all the delicious things that bring sensuality into your life.
I've chosen this word carefully because, although sex is high on the agenda here, (because this is the sex chakra) this is about your senses. It is about savouring the juiciness of a succulent peach or knocking back tumbler after tumbler of Scotch.
Often how well this orange chakra works is a reflection of the environment in which you were raised. The chances are that those who have lived in an environment where sex is seen as dirty or tends to be a taboo subject, will continue this attitude themselves. Feelings of guilt and shame about feeling desire, or worse acting upon it; constantly hiding behind a cloak of embarrassment or denial suffocates the fire that fuels your sacral chakra.
Soon that fire burns out.
Ignite that fire and swirl the healthy potency of the sex chakra and the magnetism is electric. Desire is strong, and when touched the sensations stir deeply. This is no wanton desire though, instead its an understanding of the rapture that comes from a stable loving relationship.
Jammed open then, sex drive goes off the scale. Sexual addictions and promiscuity invade with frightening ferocity. A desperate hunt begins for sex for sex's sake, regardless of the consequences.
Upbringing may, again, have to take responsibility, if wild parties, tumultuous rows and an endless need for excitement were the norm, why should overstimulation seem so strange?
When the sacral has strong vibrant energy, we can keep our life on an even keel, we are calm and can adapt easily to changes. It is the ultimate go with the flow zone!
Imbalanced you are more likely to feel uncertain and insecure. Often people talk about how they feel detached from what is going on around them. You’ll also find they are more rigid in their routines. If someone is very upset by change, this is probably the first place you need to look.
Sacral Chakra Organs
Genito- Urinary Sustem
Physical Sacral Chakra Imbalance Symptoms
Urinary and kidney infections
The sacral chakra location, over the lower back and sciatica can mean excruciating pain here too.
In this video, I talk a little more about sacral chakra imbalance.
The kidneys are a very interesting correlation because Traditional Chinese Medicine says that the corresponding emotion to the kidneys is fear. As someone starts to lose power in their sacral chakra they do become more afraid of life, I find.
Sitting atop of the kidneys are the adrenal glands that control our fight and flight reactions. When we are stressed the adrenal glands secrete hormones to make us stronger and faster to fight our stressors…but over time that wears out.
Eventually stress takes its toll and when that happens, we see a feedback loop that the sacral will become weaker still.
As the adrenals weaken, they need to find more power from somewhere to sustain their activity and so first, they draw from the liver, and then the pituitary gland Since the pituitary controls most of the secretion of sex hormones, this is seriously bad news. Not only do we see impotence and loss of sex drive, but also menstrual and fertility problems too.
Recognising this we can now see how the energy filters into the emotions.
Emotional Sacral Chakra Imbalance Symptoms
Feelings of low self-worth
Emotions relating to sex
Feelings of detachment and isolation
Open Sacral Chakra
Here the vortices spin so fast, they hardly close and have no possibility of revitalising the body. Consequently, energy rushes out and boy does it gush from this chakra
People become emotionally dependant
Sex becomes both a weapon and addiction
The person turns into a kind of emotional chameleon always blending with those around them – whether that might be conscious or unconscious copying.
Blocked Sacral Chakra
Closed down completely, sensuality is gone. In its place, secrets hide. Sexual dysfunction, anorexia, bulimia.
The Chicken and Egg of The Sacral Chakra
Of course, there is a chicken and egg situation here, because...
Think of a person who can be very manipulative and abusive by nature.
Imagine he/she is on the hunt for a new partner. What are they on the lookout for? I’ll bet a bit of low self-worth makes them feel very juicy indeed…so a sacral chakra blockage might be the root of someone getting into a toxic relationship in the first place…and what’s lovely for our charmer is our poor little mouse’s energy is only going to get weaker under their manipulation.
There’s no way they’ll ever have the strength to leave.
Unless, of course, one day they do.
The energetics of the chakras are fascinating to watch, as are their politics, as you watch one person’s change which then affects another’s if they are a little weakened.
Since the sacral not only rules sexuality, but also creativity, it can be very affected by people who want to exploit your ideas for their own gain. These people can really manipulate you, and after a few days you might feel very strange, is if you are no longer in control of your own destiny.
This happened to me over Christmas. A very charming man offered me huge opportunities, and tried to squeeze every bit of creative imagination from me. I pulled away after just a couple of days because he genuinely felt as if he was draining the very life force from me.
The days after it, I was so temperamental. One of the things I was most irritated with was things changing – silly, small things to do with the school day – stuff that would never have normally affected me.
My sex drive dropped through the floor and I lost all sense of who I was, what my skills were and what direction I should be headed in.
The odd thing was, I recognised why he had chosen me – because I knew my craft – but even though it was me who showed him the door, he seemed to take every ounce of my confidence when he left.
How To Balance The Sacral Chakra
Vitalising and balancing sacral chakra energy is probably the easiest of them all because of its connections with the senses and with creativity. Do anything for the love of it and it will start to shine more brightly.
Cook beautiful foods, paint, make lovely massage oils. Listen to gorgeous music – all of it is nourishment for the sacral chakra.
Energetically its element is water, and we can see how that might pertain to our emotions, and our genito urinary system, our menstrual flow but it also relates to our disposition.
When we take a rigid stance in life, this is the area that takes the knocks. Unblock the sacral chakra by becoming like water, fluid, adaptable and welcoming.
Its energy is also predominately feminine and as such as receptive. Taking time to remember to receive love as well as to give it, is extremely healthy here.
Chakra healing guided meditation works particularly well, if you use essential oils for the sacral chakra at the same time.
Of course, often sacral chakra imbalance is one of only a few things going on.
Consider that often a physical problem might be playing out because of sacral chakra imbalance.
Constipation is a good example.
We might decide to use any physical oils to loosen things up…rose, coriander, ginger, helichrysum….
But I we find that when we discern the chakras using a pendulum, that it is the sacral that needs a bit more oomph, then we would use rose and coriander as preference because as well as treating constipation they energise the sacral.
Remember that the sacral cannot work effectively if the lessons of the root chakra have not been learned and assimilated so it makes sense to revisit and work on this too.
Sacral Chakra Essential Oils
Black Pepper, Bulgarian Lavender, Celery Seed, Cinnamon Bark, Camphor, Coriander, Neroli, Niaoulli, Pimiento Berry, Rose de Mai, Rosewood, Ylang Ylang, Tonka Bean, Peppermint, Rose Otto Distillation
Be aware that Camphor and Cinnamon Bark might be considered hazardous as they are a potential dermal irritants. Use with care and om;y in tiny amounts, perhaps in a 1/15th drop. (Blend 1 drop to 14 drops of carrier oil and then use one drop of the blend.)
I wouldn’t put either of these in the bath, but they are fabulous in diffusers and in massage oils in weak dilutions.
They work wonderfully in diffusers and you could perhaps try blending some of the others into massage or bath oils.