This week, we’ve been moving along our chakras or energy centers of your body. Monday we talked about the root chakra, located at the base of your spine. Yesterday, we discussed the sacral chakra, found on your lower abdomen. Today, we go further upwards to get to know the 3rd chakra – the solar plexus chakra.
Located at that tiny space just under your breastbone and above your belly button, the solar plexus chakra is the point of our personal power. When this chakra is blocked you can feel powerless, but when open you experience your full strength of purpose. Plant Therapy’s Self Manifestation blend is designed to support this chakra with its softly sweet punch of spice, made with the essential oils of Black Pepper, Cardamom, Davana, and Grapefruit Pink.
Your solar plexus chakra
The solar plexus chakra represents your source of personal power, helping guide you to your own authentic identity. When you invest in self-growth, you gain independence and a sense of self-worth.
When your solar plexus chakra is open and healthy, you experience a more honest perception of who you are. This is the center of your self-esteem, willpower, and self-discipline. When this energy is flowing naturally and openly, it lets you be proactive in your life and strengthens your sense of self-empowerment.
The yellow chakra
The solar plexus chakra represented by the color yellow. Since it’s associated with fire as an element, it’s also sometimes depicted by a yellowish red.
The main elements of the solar plexus chakra are a circle with ten petals and a downward-pointing triangle. The inverted triangle represents fire and transformative power that this energy center has.
What happens when your solar plexus chakra is out of balance?
When your solar plexus chakra is blocked (or unbalanced), your self-confidence and motivation can take a serious hit. You may start to see yourself as a victim of circumstances and feel powerless to control the direction of your life Physically, a blocked solar plexus can cause digestion issues, gallstones, weight gain or loss, indigestion, and stomach ulcers. Generally no fun!
Unblocking (or balancing) your solar plexus chakra:
Take a walk outside to enjoy a bright, sunny day. It’s time to take charge of your life. Don’t view yourself as a victim; instead, practice speaking up for yourself and taking care of your needs. Step outside of your comfort zone and try new things – especially things that might scare you. If you have people in your life who are constant naysayers giving off a barrage of unconstructive criticism and negativity, take a step back and evaluate those relationships. Are they helpful or harmful?
Self Manifestation supports your solar plexus chakra by quieting the mind so that you can look inward to tap into our own sense of self. Doing this will strengthen your sense of self-empowerment and confidence, so you can start reaching for new heights!
To use this blend, you can add to a personal inhaler or diffuser. Putting a drop or two on a tissue and wafting it away from your nose is another fantastic way to enjoy the benefits of this blend.
To apply this amazing aroma topically, dilute Self Manifestation to 1% in your favorite carrier oil. You can apply this oil (diluted) directly to the area of your solar plexus chakra, which sits just under your breastbone and above your belly button, by massaging this intentionally in a clockwise direction.
Helping your solar plexus chakra regain balance helps to invite positive, cleansing energy to support the manifestation of our purpose while encouraging warmth and graciousness toward others. Self Manifestation will help you open up this energetic area of your body.
Yoga for the solar plexus chakra:
Build confidence and minimize digestion issues with the Self Manifestation oil to activate the Solar Plexus Chakra. Apply it above your navel and repeat the affirmation, “I am positively empowered and successful.”
Self Manifestation solid perfume
Try this DIY Solid Perfume using Self Manifestation to help nourish your sense of self-worth with courage, confidence, and optimism.
What you’ll need:
- 2 Tbsp Beeswax pearls
- 2 Tbsp Organic Jojoba Carrier Oil (or carrier oil of your choice)
- 15 drops Self Manifestation
What you’ll do:
Melt beeswax over a double boiler. Stir in carrier oil. Remove from heat. Stir in 15 drops of Self Manifestation. Pour into small tins or jars and cap tightly to cool. To use, anoint and massage the area of your third chakra, the solar plexus, which is the tiny area under the breast bone and above the belly button.
Want to learn more?
One of our amazing Certified Aromatherapists, Ellen Brenner, has written two exceptional blogs that dive deeper into the subjects of chakras and subtle aromatherapy:
- Mercier, P. (2007). The Chakra Bible: The definitive guide to working with chakras. London: Godsfield Press. pgs. 67, 92, 238, 258
- Mercier, P. (2007). The Chakra Bible: The definitive guide to working with chakras. London: Godsfield Press. pg. 38
- Judith, A. (2006). Chakra Balancing. Boulder, CO: Sounds True. pg. 33
- Judith, A. (2016). Wheels of Life: A users guide to the Chakra system. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications.pg. 159, 172-173