Wednesday, March 16, 2016

FARMACY: CHAKRA-BALANCING BATHS


F A R M A C Y  :   C H A K R A  -  B A L A N C I N G   B A T H S

Our lives, like the moon and the seasons, wax and wane. Spring is a time of allowance to empty ourselves and be receptive container to welcome in the fullness of our beings. When we transition from the hibernation and cocoon of our hushed winter days, the flow of energy in our subtle bodies and chakras are slow to awaken. Taking baths with mineralising sea salts and targeted essential oils and/or herbs flush our three bodies—gross, subtle, and causal bodies—into clearance and leave the chakras permeating with refortified energy . . .

D I R E C T I O N S 
Combine one cup each of coarse himalayan pink salt and dead sea salt, which provide over 80 trace minerals and are composed with a distinct ionic charge. As these salts are high in magnesium as well, they detoxify and heal achy joints. Upgrade the salts by mixing them with twenty drops of your chosen essential oil(s)—if you pick two, put ten drops of each and so forth for other various combinations. You could also mix in dried herbs if you'd like. I incorporate dried sage for its powerful ability to heal scar tissues with its kerotene content, fight inflammation, and increase collagen. I combine it with rose petals and rose oil—also called G-d Oil—for healing and opening of the heart to surrender.


R O O T   C H A K R A
l o c a t i o n  | the base of the spine, near the tailbone
f u n c t i o n | where we house our deep-seated emotions, survival instincts, and memories, grounding us into stability and charging energy or life force through the spine, which can be unsteady if facing or having faced trauma
o i l s | grounding scents such as sandalwood, cedarwood, patchouli, ginger, cypress, myrrh, vetiver, and cypress

S A C R A L   C H A K R A
l o c a t i o n  | the lower abdomen, two inches below the navel
f u n c t i o n |our center of sexuality, well-being, pleasure, and creativity but also the location in which we store resentment, anger, greed, and intense emotions
o i l s | rose, ylang ylang, clary sage, rosemary, jasmine, bergamot, wild orange, and sandalwood

S O L A R   P L E X U S  C H A K R A
l o c a t i o n  | upper abdomen, near the stomach, between the navel and rib cage
f u n c t i o n | personal power, confidence, trust, self-worth and -understanding, metabolism, and sense of control
o i l s | basil, juniper, lavender, geranium, clove, grapefruit, juniper berry, black pepper, lemongrass, ginger, and cinnamon or peppermint, depending on whether there is excess heat or lack thereof in the case of the latter

H E A R T   C H A K R A
l o c a t i o n  | centre of the chest, right above the heart
f u n c t i o n love, trust, hope, openness, compassion, giving and receiving forgiveness, patience, and healing from sadness or grief
o i l s | cedarwood, rose, geranium, jasmine, ylang ylang, sage, eucalyptus, bergamot, cypress, lemon, melissa, and wild orange

T H R O A T  C H A K R A
l o c a t i o n  | throat
f u n c t i o n | communication, self-expression, listening, speaking, writing, and resonating with our Truth
o i l s | maleluca, bergamot, roman chamomile, lemon, patchouli, basil cypress, peppermint, and spearmint

T H I R D   E Y E   C H A K R A
l o c a t i o n  | between the eyebrows
f u n c t i o n | connexion to our intuitive thinking, inner guide, and higher consciousness; ability to face and dissolve negative thoughts or patterns; psychic ability; manifestation; and visions
o i l s | lavender, patchouli, frankincense, cypress, cedarwood, juniper, rosemary, sage, vetiver, and helichrysum

C R O W N   C H A K R A
l o c a t i o n  | the very top of the head, about the tip of your middle finger when the bottom of the palm meets the beginning of the hairline at the top of the forehead
f u n c t i o n | cosmic and spiritual connexion, universal-knowing and trusting, enlightenment, 
o i l s | frankincense, myrrh, lavender, cedarwood, helichrysum, sandalwood, vetiver, and jasmine