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Root Chakra Essential Oils: Establishing Safety & Security

Root chakra essential oils assist in issues connected with safety, security and establishing a strong foundation for your life. The root chakra is connected to the earth and helps with grounding in your environment.

The root or base chakra provides the foundation upon which the other chakras rest. The root chakra can also be seen as connected with your personal and ancestral history. These are the roots that can either bind you to the earth in a negative sense or give you a strong base and presence in the world. 

This chakra is associated with establishing connection and survival:

  • Connection to your physical body
  • Connection to the earth
  • Connection to the environment
  • Survival instincts for food and shelter
  • Safety, comfort and belonging
Essential Oils & the Chakras
Graphic by Kathleen Karlsen and Rose Karlsen

Choosing Root Chakra Essential Oils

My favorite way to use essential oils is to diffuse them in my office and kitchen. These are the places where I spend the most time! I also use essential oils every day like perfume, putting them on my wrists and neck each morning.

In addition, I have created my own skincare blend mixed with coconut oil that includes rosemary, a wonderful root chakra essential oil that is also a primary essential oil for healthy skin.

Imbalances in the root chakra can appear as anxiety disorders, nightmares, and fears about safety and security. A strong root chakra is also important for the health of the colon, bladder, lower back, legs and feet. A mantra or belief for the root chakra is “I am safe.” Learn more about Root Chakra Affirmations.

Although recommendations may vary, the following essential oils are generally associated with balancing and healing the root chakra. These oils can be diffused or used in conjunction with chanting, meditation, affirmations or prayer. Learn more in a full article on the Root Chakra.

Essential oils recommended for the root chakra include:

  • Angelica
  • Clove
  • Rosemary

Root Chakra Essential Oils: Angelica 

Angelica essential oil is steam distilled from the root of a plant in the parsley family. Europeans have named this essential oil the “oil of the angels” because its strong healing powers.

Although Angelica oil is not mentioned specifically in the Bible, the oil was used during that historic time period. In later years, angelica was believed to protect individuals from the plague.

In addition, the stems of the angelica plant were chewed to prevent infection. The seeds and roots were also burned to purify the air. Furthermore, angelica essential oil is wonderful for supporting the health of the lungs, throat, digestion and to assist with feminine cycles. 

Angelica Essential Oil for the Heart Chakra
Angelica Illustration by Rose Karlsen

Spiritual Benefits of Angelica Oil

Some believe that angelica root is of divine origin. When applied on the body, angelica oil can assist in releasing pent up emotions from traumatic past experiences. Angelica is believed to restore the body back to a balanced state before the negative experience occurred. 

Angelica oil is also believed to increase the intensity and size of the aura or body’s electric field. Essential oils are thought to lift the body’s frequencies to healthy levels. Disease is purported to reside in lower frequencies.

The electromagnetic frequencies of essential oils can be measured in megahertz. Angelica essential oil (Angelica archangelica) vibrates at 85 MHz. This frequency is high enough to help neutralize negative energy and discordant states. 

Ways to Use Angelica Essential Oil

Diffuse angelica essential oil in your bedroom or living areas. Angelica can be applied directly to the body. Always test small amounts and dilute with pure oils such as almond oil as desired.

Application areas on the body include the wrists, shoulders, neck, or chest. Angelica can also be applied to the crown, chest, forehead, or ears. This helps to stimulate the crown chakra and can assist in spiritual practices and awareness.

For a relaxing experience, place a few drops in a warm bath. Or place a few drops on your hands, rub them together and then inhale with hands lightly cupped. 

Angelica Essential Oil

Finding Angelica Essential Oil

Angelica essential oil is available from Young Living Essential Oils as a single oil. Angelica is also included in a powerful blend called “Awaken.” This blend includes frankincense, neroli, sandalwood, and many other powerful essential oils. This blend is intended to awaken our spiritual nature and connect us with our inner knowing or intuition. 

Root Chakra Essential Oils: Cloves

Clove essential oil has been used in Eastern medicine and treatments for centuries. Clove is valued for its antiviral effects. Historically, clove has protected people against disease during epidemics. In terms of traditional herbal uses, clove oil has been used for gum or tooth discomfort. 

Chakras and Essential Oils Clove
Clove Illustration by Rose Karlsen

On emotional and psychological levels, this powerful essential oil can help create a sense of protection and courage. Clove essential oil brings a feeling of warmth and familiarity. When used consistently, clove essential oil helps to dispel fear.

Clove essential oil has an earthy and grounding fragrance. This connects clove essential oil to the root chakra. Dried cloves are often used for flavoring hot winter beverages (apple cider, chai tea, and mulled wine). Cloves also flavor winter dishes like stewed fruit, pumpkin pie and gingerbread. 

Finding Cloves  Essential Oil

Clove essential oil is available from Young Living Essential Oils as a single oil. Clove is also included in the well-known blend called “Thieves.” This blend includes clove, lemon, cinnamon bark, eucalyptus radiata and rosemary. Thieves is an excellent essential oil for purifying your environment. Other Thieves products include household cleaner, laundry soap, toothpaste, hand soap, mouthwash and more!

Root Chakra Essential Oils: Rosemary

Historically, rosemary essential oil was burned to protect against infection. This oil is a powerful disinfectant and energizes the environment.

Additionally, rosemary essential oil can assist with mental and emotional clarity helping to clear limiting beliefs and to reaffirm truth and purpose.

Rosemary Essential Oil for the Root Chakra

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Kathleen Karlsen is a musician, artist, writer and speaker. She is the author of two books (Flower Symbols and Vocal Medicine) and over 200 articles. Kathleen, her husband Andrew and their five children live in Bozeman, Montana. More about Kathleen Karlsen.

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Purchasing Young Living Essential Oils

The Young Living Essential Oils company focuses on creating pure products from plants grown around the world. Find everything you need for natural living and a healthy lifestyle including oils, blends, household cleaners, diffusers and more on the Young Living Website.

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Other Resources On This Site

Chakra Definitions: The chakras have importance in both spirituality and health. The chakras also relate to psychology and emotional balance. An overview of the seven major chakras.

Root Chakra Affirmations: Root chakra affirmations are a powerful way to create safety and security in your world. Learn to ground yourself and gain healing release with affirmations. 

Chakras and Musical Notes: Chakras and musical notes have been paired in a number of ways. Learn about both Western and Eastern systems.

Chakra Names: Chakra names reveal the roles of the chakras in the body and on psychological, spiritual and emotional levels. Includes explanations of English and Sanskrit chakra names.

Chakra Art: Chakra art depicts the the unseen forces that govern the energy and strength of the seven major chakras. Learn about art as a reminder of the power of the body and spirit.

Chakra Transformation: Chakra are energy centers for transformation. Learn more about tools, experiences and how to work with the kundalini energy and chakra transformation in this article.

Other resources on the web: Vibrational Frequencies of Life.

Root Chakra Essential Oils Article Summary

This article covers root chakra essential oils including angelica, cloves and rosemary. The root chakra is connected with safety, security and establishing a strong foundation for your life. The root chakra is also associated with the earth. Root chakra essential oils assist in ground, healing and balancing the foundation upon which the other major chakras rest. 

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