Third Eye Chakra Essential Oils

Your third eye chakra, means ‘perception’ and is also known as your 6th sense or brow chakra. It is located above the bridge of the nose and between the eyebrows, can get blocked like your other chakra points. It can also become overactive. When your third eye chakra is blocked or overactive, it can cause several issues, from insomnia to high blood pressure. Let’s take a more in-depth look into the symptoms of a disruption in the flow of energy to the third eye chakra and which essential oils you should turn to for help.

Woman meditation showing third eye chakras.

These oils are known to help balance your third eye chakra and can be used individually or in an oil blend.

  • Sandalwood Oil
  • Peppermint Oil
  • Lavender Oil
  • Rosemary Oil
  • Frankincense Oil

You can apply any of these oils, with a carrier oil, directly to the forehead or by diffusing OR inhaling them.

“The pineal gland was once dubbed the “third eye,” which originated for many reasons, ranging from its location deep in the center of the brain to its connection to light.” -endocrineweb

Frequent Headaches

Headaches can be debilitating and really disrupt the quality of your life. And when your third eye chakra becomes blocked or imbalanced, then you start to experience headaches. It’s easy enough to sleep off one headache, but if you’re starting to suffer from frequent headaches, then it might be time to look at your third eye chakra.

One of the BEST oils to reach for when it comes to headaches is sandalwood oil. It doesn’t just help stimulate and reopen your third eye chakra, but it also helps ease any headache, stress, or anxiety caused by a block or imbalanced chakra. When you re-balance your third eye chakra with sandalwood oil, you’ll feel your focus and concentration return as balanced is restored. So if you’re looking to incorporate essential oils into your your wellness routine, sandalwood is one to keep tucked away!

Insomnia

Have you ever laid in bed with continuous thoughts racing through your mind? At some point, you start to become detached from reality or suffer from anxiety because of your third eye’s perceived visions. When there is a perfect balance with your third eye, you are not so detached from the world. You can ground yourself and focus on your need to sleep. The floodgates are not open to keep a constant flow of thoughts that keeps you awake.

Unfortunately, when your third eye chakra becomes hyperactive, it can cause insomnia. If you suffer from chronic insomnia, then you’re putting yourself at risk for hypertension, weight gain, heart disease, or stroke.

Lavender essential oil.

Lavender oil is an easy addition to any third eye chakra essential oil blend. It’s no secret that lavender is one of the best calming oils. It is excellent for any blend because it’s a versatile oil used to boost relaxation and treat symptoms of an overactive third eye chakra like depression or anxiety. Lavender will help to rebalance the third eye chakra so you can finally turn your mind OFF for a good night’s sleep. 

Nausea

Nausea is a miserable symptom of an unbalanced and overactive third eye chakra. It’s challenging to live with nausea as it causes dizziness, vomiting, and other unfortunate side-effects. What’s worse is nausea may not lead to vomiting, but you might always feel as if you’re close to it. Nausea, along with headaches, can stop someone’s entire day and force them to lay down.

On a list of best third eye chakra essential oils, peppermint oil helps bring your third eye chakra back into balance, but it helps alleviate your nausea. Peppermint oil is shown to reduce the intensity of nausea. When inhaling peppermint oil through aromatherapy, you will immediately feel the symptoms of nausea begin to subside. Any anxiety, stress, or exhaustion you think will start to calm, and you feel your third eye chakra come back into balance. Peppermint oil is also a great for alleviating headaches. 

Peppermint essential oil.

Brain Fog

Have you ever had those days where you’re having trouble concentrating? No matter how hard you try, when you’re suffering from mental fog (otherwise known as brain fog), you will have issues focusing. There’s a lack of mental clarity, trouble recalling memory, and mild to intense mental fatigue.

Brain fog can also be a dangerous condition because the difficulty focusing or feeling forgetful, especially while driving or doing any other potentially hazardous activity, can lead to injury. Living with brain fog means doing the simplest of tasks can be very challenging. When you’re having a conversation with friends or family, you might have trouble processing information. Issues processing information can also affect your productivity at work. Brain fog isn’t an indication that you’re suffering from intellectual decline, but it can be mentally draining. It is also a symptom of an unbalanced third eye chakra.

While peppermint oil, the essential oil mentioned before for nausea, can improve concentration and overall mental clarity for the third eye chakra, rosemary essential oil is also a good one for stabilizing this chakra.

Rosemary essential oil.

Rosemary oil makes a great third eye chakra essential oil blended with peppermint to enhance concentration, memory, and mental clarity. Adding peppermint and rosemary together in a diffuser not only smells great, but it’s also a great feeling knowing you can focus without feeling confused or suffering from a lack of concentration. The mentally stimulating effects of rosemary make it one of the best third eye essential oils to add to your repertoire.

Another oil known to improve your focus is frankincense oil.

Body meditating showing location of all chakras.

Balancing Your Third Eye Chakra

Understanding an imbalance of the third eye chakra is essential to bringing balance to all of your chakras. Using essential oils to stabilize this point between your eyes is a simple thing to do that can go a long way. Try making an essential oil roller bottle blend to bring with you everywhere you go. Then you can apply the blend to your chakra points as needed!

There are other ways to balance your third eye without oil such as meditation, yoga and deep mindful breathing. But the combination of these will yield the best results.


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References:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3611692/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29779139/#:~:text=Recent%20findings%3A%20Evidence%20indicates%20that,with%20objective%20short%20sleep%20duration

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6007527/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3700080/

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