Chakras are spinning ‘wheels’ or vortices of energy. I like to think of them as transformers – like electrical transformers, they step down the energy that they receive so that it can be passed on safely.

We have seven main chakras, which are aligned along our spine from the top of the head to the tip of the tailbone. Each chakra has certain qualities and functions.

When they are aligned and healthy, chakras will be continually spinning, moving our energies and keeping us refreshed. They’re like water – the right amount of water creates a pleasant rain or bubbling stream. If there is not enough inflow, or a stoppage in the outflow, the water will become stagnant and unhealthy. If there is too much water, as in a hurricane or flood, that will be destructive in a different way.

Essential oils have been called Nature’s Living Energies. Their tiny molecules vibrate at a high level, which helps us to keep our vibrations uplifted. Essential oils, therefore, can be utilized to help us to balance and align our chakras.

Let’s learn which essential oils are supportive for each chakra.


1st chakra:  Belonging, safety, security and sustenance

Basic truth about you: “I am”

Color: red

Overall function

The 1st chakra represents our most basic needs. Think of an infant – she needs to feel welcomed, part of the family/tribe/community, needed, wanted and valued, and that she has her needs met – for support, love, food, water, rest, security, etc.

 Symptoms of blockage, imbalance, or insufficient functioning: 

A persistent feeling of not having enough: love, security, money, time, etc. Difficulty losing weight. Worry and uncertainty. A tendency toward weak physical and/or emotional stamina. A feeling of ‘not being all there,’ or a feeling that you don’t really belong on earth, in your culture, family or group.


Oils to balance the 1st chakra:

Gathering™ features a blend of aromas that invites you to overcome the chaotic energy of everyday life and keeps you on the path to  achievement.

Gathering’s blend of therapeutic grade essential oils of Lavender, Northern Lights Black spruce leaf, Geranium flower, Frankincense, Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood™, Ylang ylang flower, Vetiver root, Cinnamon bark oil, and Rose flower gives a complex, earthy aroma which reminds us that we are part of the Earth, Nature, and her peoples.

Grounding™ essential oil blend creates feelings of stability, clarity, and spirituality and can create an atmosphere perfect for finding self-awareness and confronting negative emotions.

Grounding was created to provide emotional strength so you can address life issues with confidence and wisdom. With this anchoring tool, you can feel empowered to work through life’s challenges with greater self-awareness.

Harmony™ contains scents to provide an uplifting aromatic experience. This blend is said to be balancing for ALL the chakras.

Blended from the therapeutic-grade essential oils of Sacred Sandalwood, Lavender, Ylang ylang flower, Frankincense, Orange peel, Angelica root, Geranium flower, Hyssop leaf, Spanish sage leaf, Black spruce leaf, Coriander seed,  Bergamot peel oil, Lemon peel, Jasmine flower, Roman chamomile flower, Palmarosa and Rose flowers.

Valor’s woodsy scent comes from a blend of Black Spruce, Blue Tansy, and Frankincense.

Use it to greet each morning with a positive attitude or to unwind at the end of the day. Said to have been based on a recipe used by Roman soldiers before they went into battle, its powerful yet calming scent is known for reminding people of their inner confidence.

To know the qualities of an oil, look  to the qualities of the plant from which it is harvested.

Vetiver is distilled from the roots of a perennial grass native to Asia’s tropical regions. Its roots grow so deep and strong that farmers often plant vetiver for irrigation control.

It makes sense that the earthy and woodsy scent from this deeply rooted plant would help to root, ground and stabilize us.


Support your 1st chakra!

2nd chakra: Natural flow of feelings, passion and creativity

Basic truth: “I feel”

Color: orange

Overall function

The 2nd chakra is the home of our Inner Children – so it includes our playfulness and creativity as well as some of the trauma that they’ve experienced. It is called the Sacral Chakra because it is in our sacral area, the area of reproction, which is both sexuality and creativity. 

Symptoms of blockages, imbalance or insufficent functioning:

Inability to be playful or freely live your creativity, and/or sexuality. The 2nd chakra is the home of your Inner Children.


Oils to balance the 2nd chakra:


Fun is a unique to you. It is whatever activity or hobby you are personally passionate about. If you don’t have time for fun, then you need more fun in your life!

The delightful blend called Fun includes the therapeutic-grade essential oils of Spearmint leaf extract, Cedarwood bark, Myrtle, Lemon peel,Grapefruit peel, Tangerine peel, Jasmine, and Nutmeg kernel.

Gentle Baby™ essential oil blend is formulated with Coriander, Geranium, Palmarosa, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Roman Chamomile, and other sweet-smelling essential oils.

Gentle Baby oil’s soothing blend of pure essential oils has an aroma that invites a sense of calming for parents and children.

The scent of Gentle Baby oil evokes tranquil, nurtured feelings for times of inner reflection.

The sweet fragrance of Inner Child™ can be used aromatically to encourage you to connect with your authentic self.

Blended from some of children’s favorite scents, including Orange, Tangerine, Ylang ylang, Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood™Jasmine, Lemongrass, Spruce and Bitter orange flowers.



A bottle of lullabies for your Inner Children.

Dreamland is only a few drops away with Young Living Seedlings Calm essential oil blend.

This soothing, gentle scent was formulated with the little ones in mind.

With its soft, relaxing, floral notes, this special blend can help you relax and unwind.

Sensation™ combines pure Ylang Ylang, Coriander, and other essential oils to encourage feelings of love and affection when diffused.

Nurture your Sacral chakra!

3rd chakra: Our personal power center; how we take in and act in the world

Basic truth: “I do”

Color: yellow

Overall function

The 3rd chakra is also called the Solar Plexus chakra, and it is in the center of our body. It is our central ‘solar’ or sun. Just like the powerful sun radiates to bring life to all, the 3rd chakra is the center of our feelings of personal power and the ability to achieve our goals. It is our fire in life (which is true on several levels: it sits right at our abdomen, where the fire of digestion happens.

Symptoms of blockages, imbalance or insufficent functioning:

 Feelings of low self-confidence, even powerlessness, difficulties doing what is needed to reach your goals

Oils to balance the 3rd chakra:


Abundance™ combines oils such as Orange and Ginger, which were used by ancient cultures to attract prosperity and magnify joy and peace.

Believe™ contains Idaho Blue Spruce, Idaho Balsam Fir, Frankincense, and other essential oils that may encourage feelings of strength and faith when used aromatically.

Field is your career, your vocation, or your role in life.

The therapeutic-grade essential oil blend of Field has been formulated to encourage feelings of self-worth and strength that may help you reach your true, unlimited potential.

Ginger Vitality™ essential oil is distilled from the root of the ginger plant .

Ginger spices up your recipes and your life!

No matter if it’s included in a sweet or savory dish, Ginger Vitality essential oil stands out from the crowd.

Into the Future™ is an inspirational blend of essential oils that creates an invigorating aromatic companion as you look toward your life’s goals and dreams.

Power up your Solar Plexus chakra!

4th chakra: Our ability to feel, give and receive unconditional love

Basic truth: “I love”

Color: green, soft pink/rose or soft gold

Overall function

The 4th chakra is also called the Heart chakra because that is both where it is located and its main function. The Heart chakra sits between the three lower chakras and the three higher chakras, connecting the two aspects of being. Our arms extend from the Heart chakra area because they are how we reach out to give and show love – and to receive it in return.

Symptoms of blockages, imbalance or insufficent functioning:

An inability to truly feel unconditional love for others, or to trust and feel that you are loved.

Oils to balance the Heart chakra:

Containing Coriander and Geranium essential oils, Acceptance™ encourages feelings of self-worth when used aromatically.

Help your heart open to accepting its innate ability to love and to be loved.

Give a gift to your heart with Forgiveness™ essential oil blend. This gentle blend of Melissa, Geranium, Frankincense, Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood, and other essential oils helps create a calm, uplifting environment when forgiving yourself and others.

Expand your heart by fostering a grateful attitude and embracing the blessings in your life.

The uplifting aroma of Gratitude™ invites a feeling of emotional and spiritual progress.

Joy™ essential oil is formulated to invite a sense of romance, bliss, and warmth when diffused. With Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Jasmine, Palmarosa, and Rose essential oil, Joy oil has a fresh, floral aroma with notes of citrus from the essential oils of Bergamot, Lemon, and Tangerine that uplifts and brings joy to the heart.


Lift up your heart with Rose oil’s rich, intoxicating aroma that’s just as beautiful as the bloom itself.

Each 5-ml bottle requires 22 pounds of rose petals, making Rose oil is one of the most valuable essential oils.

Its sweet, rich aroma encourages feelings of positive self-reflection, an inspiring atmosphere and an uplifted feeling and elevated spiritual experiences when inhaled.

Expand your Heart chakra!

5th chakra: Our ability to speak our truth, express and inspire

Basic truth: “I speak”

Color: clear blue

Overall function

The 5th chakra is our throat center, and also our hearing. Located just above the heart chakra and below the 3rd chakra (the seat of intuition), it is happiest when we speak our inner wisdom, from the heart.

Symptoms of blockages, imbalance or insufficent functioning:

Many people have been taught in childhood that they are not allowed to speak freely. This can result in too much talking (‘wall of words’), too little talking or difficulty expressing your true feelings. Poor posture may reflect a throat chakra imbalance. Not being willing to hear the truth can also be related to the throat chakra.

Oils to balance the Throat chakra:

Australian Blue™ is often used to uplift the spirit.

This blend contains the therapeutic-grade essential oils of Blue Cypress, Ylang ylang, Geranium, Jasmine, Matricaria, Blue tansy and Rose flowers, Cedarwood bark, White fir branch/leaf/wood, Grapefruit, Lemon and Tangerine peel, Spearmint and Kaffir lime leaf extract, Davana flowers and Ocotea leaf oil.

Blue Cypress is produced from the steam distillation of the wood of the tree, which is indigenous to Australia.

Traditionally, cypress has been associated with circulation, energetically as well as physically. Inhale Blue Cypress with the intention to have a healthy circulation of your thoughts and feelings.


Blue Tansy is a rare botanical in the chamomile family. Strategic, conscientious sourcing of this premiere botanical, typically native to Morocco, allows us to bring our members access to the elite Blue Tansy essential oil.

Perhaps Blue Tansy’s most unique feature, chamazulene is the naturally occurring constituent that provides the oil’s characteristically rich, deep-blue color, which appears only after steam distilling the tiny yellow flowers.

With a sweet, pleasant aroma, any use becomes uplifting—whether it’s an addition to your nighttime routine or diffused throughout your home.

Eucalyptus oil has been used to support a healthy respiratory system for centuries.

Eucalyptus Blue is a special variety of euclayptus, grown and distilled on Young Living’s farm in Ecuador. This essential oil is high in eucalyptol, which has a calming and invigorating scent when diffused.


Release™ is a blend with a relaxing aroma that facilitates the ability to let go of anger and frustration. It also promotes harmony and balance when diffused.

Inhale this scent with the intention to speak your truth – supported by wisdom from both your Heart (love) chakra and your 3rd Eye (intuition) chakras.

Clear your Throat chakra!

6th chakra: Intuition or visualization

Basic truth: “I see”

Color: deep indigo blue or royal purple

Overall function

The 6th chakra is also called the 3rd eye, and is located between a just above the eyebrows.

Symptoms of blockages, imbalance or insufficent functioning:

An over-reliance on left-brain logic, fact, and reasoning to the exclusion of the larger picture of the wholeness, the inter-relatedness of life and all its elements and creative solutions. Feeling confused or uncertain or needing a ‘rule-book.’

Oils to balance the 3rd Eye chakra:

When you receive intuition, you naturally want to be sure that it is clear.

Clarity™ blends Basil, Rosemary, Peppermint, and other essential oils for an aroma that invites a sense of clarity and alertness.

Rub a tiny amount on your 3rd Eye for greater clarity.

The complex, earthy yet uplifting aroma of Frankincense (Boswellia carterii) has been sought after since ancient times for its ability to help us feel both grounded and spiritually connected.

Enhance your experience by diffuse or inhaling this empowering oil before prayer or meditation.

Frankincense is an important ingredient in Awaken™, Brain Power™, Forgiveness™, and Highest Potential™.

Hong Kuai has an uplifting scent that promotes spiritual awareness and inspires clarity, intuition, and action.

This unique oil is distilled at our Taiwan Co-Operative partner farm

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) has a scent that’s a wonderful blend of fresh, floral, clean, and calm. It’s this dynamic aroma that has made the flower a classic. Lavender oil is a great beginner oil and a must for every home.

Lavender’s relaxing aroma along with the vibrations of its color, complement and balance the 3rd Eye chakra.

You can find Young Living Lavender oil in blends such as Stress Away™, Harmony™, RutaVaLa™, Tranquil™, and Forgiveness™.

Sacred Sandalwood™ essential oil provides an uplifting, warm, woodsy, and sweet aroma – the perfect complement to yoga and meditation.

To ensure the purest, most authentic oil possible, Young Living’s Sacred Sandalwood essential oil comes from the highly sought-after Santalum album tree species transplanted from its native home in India to our partner farm in Australia, which has a similar landscape and climate.

7th chakra: Connection to and feeling of oneness with the Divine

Basic truth: “I understand”

Color: lavender / lotus blue or violet; white

Overall function

The 7th chakra is also called the Crown chakra; it crowns our head with its shimmering radiance of 1,000 luminous petals.

Symptoms of blockages, imbalance or insufficent functioning:

Feeling disconnected from God, fear of death, apathy, boredom, uncertainty of lack of purpose or the opposite of that: excessively responsible or active without rest.

Oils to balance the Crown chakra:

Angelica has been referred to as the “oil of angels,” in part because of its calming aroma and uplifitng qualities.

Feel your connection with the Angelic realm; inhale Angelica and be transported.

Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) has a warm, woodsy aroma that creates a comforting, uplifting experience.

Just as the cedarwood tree soars towards the heavens, so too can the expansive scent help open your consciousness to higher levels.

Faith is defined as a complete trust or confidence in someone or something. It is your purpose in life.

The INFUSED Faith™ Inspired by Oola essential oil blend was formulated to  enhance your spiritual influences, promoting deeper meditation and a greater sense of spiritual awareness and connectedness.

Sacred Frankincense™ essential oil comes from the distillation of the resin of the Boswellia sacra frankincense tree.

This oil is ideal for those who wish to take their spiritual journey and meditation experiences to a higher level.


Lovingly harvested from plants native to exotic destinations around the world, the 10 essential oils in White Angelica™ create a one-of-a-kind blend.

Geranium, Ylang Ylang, Melissa, and Rose share sweet, floral notes; Bergamot and Melissa offer a boost of bright citrus; and Myrrh, Northern Lights Black Spruce, Hyssop, and Sacred Sandalwood balance the blend with a warm, woodsy base.

Together they create a positive atmosphere and inspire feelings of security and optimism.

Due to rareness of some ingredients,  White Angelica currently is available only to members on Essential Rewards autoship.

Expand the 1,000 petals of your Crown chakra !