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Sara S.

Sara S.

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Essential Oils For The Heart Chakra: Top 5

The heart chakra serves as our center of love for oneself and others, compassion, empathy and forgiveness.

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1st Best Choice

Plant Therapy

Rose Otto

Company Reputation
5/5
Quality
5/5
Branding
4/5

2nd Best Choice

Amour Natural

Rose Geranium

Company Reputation
4.4/5
Quality
4.5/5
Branding
3.6/5

3rd Best Choice

Plant Therapy

Organic Lavender

Company Reputation
5/5
Quality
5/5
Branding
4/5

1st Best Choice

Plant Therapy - Rose Otto

Of course 1st choice has to be the ‘Queen’ of oils, Rose Otto. This precious oil is highly prized as each 5 ml bottle requires 10 kg of rose petals, making it one of the most expensive and luxurious essential oils.

When you think of roses your mind automatically drifts to love and romance. Valentine’s day has taken the rose and placed it on an all loving pedestal, and for good reason, it hasn’t earnt this title for no reason. This flower has become the representative of all things warm and fuzzy.

When I use this soft essential oil during meditation, it gives me a gentle nudge to look at the beauty that surrounds me. It’s easy to get caught up in the world we live in and forget how green the grass looks today or how sweet the birds sing in the morning.

Rose has a special nurturing, gentle way about her, a soothing energy that can help to bring an emotional balance. Whilst also providing protection from feelings of fear and anxiety. Also, as I mentioned above studies have proven it’s antidepressant and calming effects.

It’s worth being aware that there are 2 types of rose oil in the market ‘Rose Otto’ which uses steam distillation and has a lighter aroma for a natural subtler scent. Also ‘Rose Absolute’ which uses a solvent extraction method. While the extraction method produces more oil, with a stronger scent, chemical solvents are used to extract rose absolute oil. This means there could be residual solvent in packaged products, which is not something you want on the skin.

 

Company Reputation
5/5
Quality
5/5
Branding
4/5

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Various Sizes Available
  • KidSafe Line

Cons

  • Simple Branding
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2nd Best Choice

Amour Natural - Rose geranium

I’m not going to lie, Rose Geranium only made it into my life recently and that was purely down to my delve into unblocking the heart chakra and my wonderful Women’s Circle community. I recently used it during a New Moon in Cancer Women’s Circle I hosted. We made intentional bath ritual shots and we used a couple of drops of this oil to seal in our intentions.

With it’s famous emotionally healing effects, this oil is known to help with stress and low mood and promote positive feelings. With its sweet floral scent it allows you to open your heart to compassion, kindness, and understanding.

We all know that heartbreak that actually has us feeling physical pain in our chest area. Using Rose Geranium can help calm and heal these wounds, and dig deep to find the ability to love and trust again. It turns us back into ourselves and begins the journey of loving ourselves and knowing our worth.

I was lucky enough to stumble upon Amour Natural in a gorgeous new crystal shop in my home town of Shrewsbury in England. The brand originates from Glastonbury, UK and I highly recommend you checking out their products.

Company Reputation
5/5
Quality
4.5/5
Branding
4.6/5

Pros

  • Potent Quality
  • Reasonably Priced
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Cons

  • Company not very well known
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3rd Best Choice

Plant Therapy- Organic Lavender

This universal essential oil can really be used for so much, it’s always in my purse and i’ve been known to whip it out on quite a few occasions. In terms of the heart chakra, it allows space for increased love and affection.

As we know the heart chakra is all about our emotions and lavender oil can help to reduce stress, anxiety and depression which helps in healing our emotional body. This relaxing, stree free and fearless state that lavender eases us into fosters connection with the heart center and opens you up to more love.

Company Reputation
5/5
Quality
5/5
Branding
4/5

Pros

  • USDA organic approved
  • Potent Quality
  • Affordable
  • Third Party Tested

Cons

  • Simple Branding
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4th Best Choice

Rocky Mountain Oils - Sweet Marjoram

Ahh the comforting aromas of sweet marjoram, like snuggling under a cozy blanket. It has the ability to let a sense of peace and balance wash over you. Known for it’s de-stressing qualities, this oil is great to use in a much needed long bath.

Sweet marjorams warming qualities promote self-compassion and self-nurturing. If you ever get those feelings of being isolated or lonely a few drops of this oil can open the heart chakra and promote unconditional love.

Company Reputation
4/5
Quality
5/5
Branding
4.6/5

Pros

  • Lovely Branding
  • Potent Quality

Cons

  • Only available in 15ml bottles
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5th Best Choice

REVIVE - Lemon

Uplifting, spritely and happy are some of the words that pop into my head when I think of this oil. A quick burst of sunshine and rainbows and then I go about my day. When our heart chakra is unbalanced those words may seem a far reach away, but this oil can help us out of the isolation and depression we may slip into.

We all have those “off” days and a boost of energy may be just what we need to give us a bit of a kick up the bum. Lemon does just that, promoting alertness and mental clarity.

It also helps to soothe anxiety and sadness, in turn giving us space to open the heart chakra to self-love and self-nurturing.

Company Reputation
4/5
Quality
4.5/5
Branding
4.5/5

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Free Shipping to UK
  • Third Party GC/MS results available

Cons

  • Packaging
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Buyers Guide

With the list above I’ve made it easier for you to source some quality essential oils, but It’s important to know that not all essential oils are created equally. There are a few key points to take into consideration before jumping in and purchasing your essential oils.

Just a quick scan of a company’s “About us” page will probably do the trick. How long have they been in business for? Do they promote sustainable practices? I also like to look for a sourcing page to see what the oils I buy come from

Ok this is a must guys! The company should 100% third party test their oils and better yet display their GC/MS results on their website for all to see.

All essential oils should be stored in an amber glass bottle to protect the oil from oxidation caused by sun exposure. Make sure the seal has not been opened or tampered with, and finally check for an expiry date.

No, no I’m only joking, put Duo Lingo away. You do want to make sure the Latin names of the plant are on the bottle though as some plants have various types. For example Lavender has Lavandula angustifolia and Lavandula latifolia so you want to make sure you’re getting the correct one!

It’s important to know that carrier oils are very different from essential oils. Some plants, like rose, are used to produce both essential oils and carrier oils. So remember, an essential oil is volatile, concentrated, watery and very fragrant, whereas a carrier oil will be thicker, safe for skin, with a mild smell.Toggle Content

This is in quotation marks for a reason! Unfortunately the essential oils industry is not regulated meaning anyone can write this on their labels. Be aware that just because a brand has this on their label, it does not mean they are of high quality.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What scents are associated with the heart chakra?

Pure essential oils such as Frankincense, Geranium, Melissa, Neroli, Rose, Sandalwood and Ylang Ylang help to balance this chakra as they promote feelings of comfort, nurturing and love.

How do I unblock my heart chakra?

As well as the essential oils listed above, you can also do the following things listed below.
  • Feel gratitude. Maybe you could keep a journal and write down three things a day that you feel grateful for.
  • Take part in a loving kindness meditation.
  • Use rose quartz and other heart-opening crystals. 
  • Drink heart opening beverages like rose tea and cacao
  • Practice heart-opening affirmations.

How do you use heart chakra oil?

For a full list on how to use essential oils please take a look at my article. “How to use essential oils” 

What herbs open the heart chakra?

The ultimate herb of the heart is rose, but green herbs like moringa, neem and rosemary can also help unfurl inexpressible joy and peace in the heart.

What foods heal the heart chakra?

Blueberries, blackberries, kelp, dragon fruit, wheatgrass. To soothe the throat drink plenty of water and warm herbal teas.

What frequency is the heart chakra?

639 Hz Frequency

This frequency activates healing and love.  It’s in-depth, profound, and associated with vulnerability and intimacy. The 639 Hz frequency creates the foundation for interpersonal connections and healthy relationships – little wonder it connects to the heart chakra.

It’s a big word L-O-V-E isn’t it? We crave it from others whilst forgetting that we need to most importantly give it to ourselves first. The heart chakra is responsible for moving those majestic waves of love throughout you and your life.

In this article we will delve into which different essential oils for the heart chakra can help us all.

essential oils for the heart chakra

I’m so blessed to be at a point in my life where I feel like the blockages are clearing within my chest. How did I get there you may ask?

Well my continual listening to self worth meditations, morning “I am great” affirmations and even buying a self love crystal grid after a 2 day Women’s festival in Derby was only the beginning.

My inner work on self love and worth has broken me through the wall of repetitive toxic relationships, and forced me into a world of trust and compassion. The blockages I once had in my heart chakra are just a distant memory and one I never wish to go back to.

Incorporating essential oils into the practices I mentioned above are truly a wonderful way to have a full sensory experience. Meditating with some rose oil in the diffuser next to you has been proven to have calming and anti-depressant effects.

What is a chakra?

If you’ve ever attended a yoga class there’s no doubt you’ve heard the teacher saying something like “Let’s open our chest up and breath into our heart chakra” or during a meditation my teacher often talks about imagining white light entering through our crown chakra.

I’m well aware if you’ve made it this far on your search for essential oils for the heart chakra you probably have a vague idea of what a chakra is. Just in case though, let’s explain them properly.

“Chakra (cakra in Sanskrit) means “wheel” and refers to energy points in your body. They are thought to be spinning disks of energy that should stay “open” and aligned, as they correspond to bundles of nerves, major organs, and areas of our energetic body that affect our emotional and physical well-being.” – Healthline

Why Is chakra balancing important?

If our chakras are blocked our energy life force can’t flow freely, and this causes a blockage in one of our 7 chakras. It is important to make sure this energy is flowing as a blockage in any of them can cause physical and emotional manifestations, harming a person’s overall health. I use this as an opportunity to be more self-aware of emotional and physical behaviors. 

Your heart chakra

The heart chakra is located in your chest and represented by the color green. It encapsulates the heart, the thymus gland (which plays a vital role in your endocrine and lymphatic system), the lungs, and the breasts. Known as the Anahata in Sanskrit, it means unhurt, unstruck and unbeaten. Gosh, it’s ironic really as this description couldn’t have been anywhere from the truth when I began my journey of unblocking this chakra. 

It is the fourth primary chakra and serves as our center of love for oneself and others, compassion, empathy and forgiveness. Have you ever met one of those people who’s vibe is just contagious? Their spark for like has left you buzzing and wanting more? They are balanced and aligned, with love and compassion flowing freely—both in terms of giving it out and getting it back.

Is your heart chakra unbalanced?

A blocked heart chakra can have us finding it hard to develop and keep healthy relationships, which in turn makes it hard to forgive and trust. You may live a life through fear of betrayal or anger and jealousy. It’s a pretty disastrous cycle that can leave us full of anxiety and our well-being suffering. 

On the other side of the coin you could have an overactive heart chakra, the need to please and overly give out love. This could result in co-dependency and attachment issues.

We’ve all been there, when someone leaves you on read and your mind goes into overdrive with stories of how they have probably eloped with the someone down the pub and live in the Bahamas now. So you go in all guns blazing, paragraph after paragraph about your feelings and how you’re worth more than this, only to find out said person was in the shower. 

How can essential oils help unblock your chakra?

Essential oils can have amazing powers on the body, mind, and soul. They are earth’s ‘medicine’ and each plant the oil comes from carries specific energetic frequencies. Due to each plant’s molecular composition, essential oils are easily absorbed by the skin. 

If we look at our bodies on an energetic level, the oil creates resonance in the cells of our body through their frequency achieving energetic balance.

How to use essential oils on your heart chakra

I’m always incorporating some sort of scent into my yoga or meditation practices, whether that’s incense, candles, or essential oils. 

There are many ways in which essential oils can be used from aromatherapy to topically. For a full list please check out my ‘How to use essential oils’ article.

I host monthly Women’s Circles and will pass around various essential oils before we begin a meditation, everyone takes a few deep inhales and then settles down. I’ve had some positive feedback from this! This month is the New Moon in Cancer and the heart chakra plays a crucial role in aligning with Cancer’s energy, having us sit with our emotions and feel into them.

As Cancer is a season of self care we will all be creating homemade bath shots which will contain various herbs, salts and essential oils that are in alignment with the heart chakra. I thought it was perfect for everyone to use their shots intentionally to have a moment to sit with themselves and just be.

You can also use essential oils on your skin to open up your heart chakra. I mix my chosen essential oil with a carrier oil, and with the intention to release any blockages, I begin to rub it into my chest area. 

By adding an intention you will make it even more powerful! Through visualization, a prayer, or affirmation you can create a clear outcome that you are hoping to achieve.

You can also fill the room with the aroma of your chosen essential oil. I either put a few drops of essential oils in a diffuser or you can even put them in a candle if you’re after super simplicity.

You could even add 1 – 2 drops to water or tea and drink before or during practice. I’m not a big fan of taking essential oils internally though, I prefer to use fresh or dried herbs for this. 

DISCLAIMER

Not all essential oils are created equally, for this practice to be effective (especially if you’re taking oils internally) you need to make sure the products you use are of the highest quality.

I’ve been on a mission to try and test many essential oils so please take a look at my review articles if you’d like to make up your mind on which essential oil to use.

1st Best Choice

Plant Therapy - Frankincense

Frankincense is my go-to oil to use in my Women’s Circles and also before a meditation. It has a high spiritual frequency and it is regarded as Holy oil. 

It is believed to strengthen our spiritual connection and intuition which brings our Throat Chakra back into balance. This results in preventing reactivity, clarity to respond with grace, and encouraging clear speech.

For throat chakra healing, this oil is beneficial in cases of underactive thyroid. Supporting your health at a cellular level, Frankincense boosts immune function to help bridge the gap from hormones to the thyroid.

Company Reputation
5/5
Quality
5/5
Branding
4/5

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