Aromatherapy for the Chakras with Incense

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Aromatherapy has been used for its positive benefits on the mind, body, and even the chakra system. Chakras respond to different scents, and every scent contains its own unique energy established by the plant or material that it’s sourced from. 

Certain scents can have a powerful effect on individual chakras, helping empower each energy point in the body and help maintain a flow of energy within you. In this article, you’ll find the best chakra incense aromas for the 7 chakras and learn how using aromatherapy can help empower your life. 

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Key points

  • Scents hold their own unique energy based on the plant or substance they originate from. 
  • Chakras can be balanced by using certain incense, as specific scents have a harmonizing effect on each chakra
  • Incense can be used in meditation and in yoga to help increase the intention of your practice and invite healing energies into your chakra points. 

“Let your thoughts be psalms, your prayers incense, and your breath praise.”

– Charles Spurgeon

Why Is Unblocking the Chakras and maintaining a flow of energy within you Important?

The chakras are powerful energy centers in the body – key to our physical, emotional, and spiritual health. When blocked or out of balance, it can manifest issues on multiple levels.

However there is hope: practices such as meditation, yoga, and energy work may help restore harmony within us by unblocking & realigning these vital energies. For these practices, incense for chakras works well.

What type of incense for chakras works best?

When choosing incense, there’s more to consider than simply the scent. Incense comes in a variety of forms, such as sticks, powders, and cones. 

Sticks are great for a slow burn and don’t produce a lot of smoke or scent immediately. Powders burn up quickly and are often paired with charcoal, so they produce a strong scent. 

Cones are a great median, producing a healthy amount of smoke and scent rather quickly. 

Vetiver incense for the root chakra

The root chakra is the point within your body that helps ground your energy and allows you to feel a sense of stability. When balanced, the root chakra allows you to feel safe and secure in life. 

Vetiver grass
Vetiver grass

You can experience a sense of fear, isolation, and unable to meet your basic needs if the root chakra is unbalanced. Earthy scents, such as vetiver, can help draw in these grounding energies and help balance this chakra

Vetiver has a strong, woodsy aroma that is both warm and empowering. 

Rose incense for the sacral chakra

The sacral chakra governs our creative and sexual energies. Here, you have the ability to tap into your pure expression, passion, and sensuality. 

Maintaining balance within the sacral chakra is important to prevent you from losing harmony in your creativity and sensuality. Rose incense is an excellent choice for helping balance the sacral chakra

Burning rose incense helps increase the passion, romance, and excitement needed to fully utilize the power of this chakra in your creative pursuits and relationships

Lemongrass incense for the solar plexus chakra

The solar plexus chakra is the energy center that houses your self-worth, motivation, empowerment, and certain aspects of your emotional body. When this area is unbalanced, you may have feelings of depression or anxiety. 

lemongrass incense for chakras

Lemongrass incense produces a bright and powerful aroma that helps uplift one’s spirit. Burning this incense can help energize the solar plexus chakra and draw positive energy into your being, helping inspire you and remove any negative thoughts or beliefs. 

Jasmine incense for the heart chakra

The heart is often associated with love, emotion, and connection. The heart chakra helps produce these feelings when balanced and helps you stay in tune with your emotional state. 

When the heart chakra becomes unbalanced, you may feel isolated, out of touch with your emotions, and lack a sense of love for yourself and others. The scent of jasmine is an energy booster, helping enliven the soul and produce feelings of bliss and joy within the heart space. 


Burning jasmine incense can help inspire self-love and help you find balance in your emotions. 

Peppermint incense for the throat chakra

The throat chakra governs energy that deals with communication and self-expression. When balanced, the throat chakra allows you to speak your ideas and emotions into easy-to-understand words, helping others feel a sense of connection and understanding of your inner self. 

An unbalanced throat chakra prevents you from speaking your truth, may cause you to be secretive, and prevent you from expressing yourself effectively or having confidence in your communication. Peppermint incense is a refreshing way to help stimulate and electrify your throat chakra

Peppermint is sharp and crisp, helping you hone in on your communication and clearly express your inner self easily. 

Sage incense for the third eye chakra

The third eye chakra is famous for its connection to spiritual enlightenment. The third eye is located in the center of your brow region and generates your ability to see past the illusions of reality. 

Your third eye chakra allows you to develop a sense of intuition and access psychic senses when fully balanced. Sage is known for its spiritual benefits of purification. 

Sage incense

When sage incense supports the third eye chakra, it can help remove any negative energies, illusions, and blockages that prevent you from tapping into your intuitive abilities. 

Lavender incense for the crown chakra

Lavender is a beautiful purple flower known for its pleasant smell and calming side effects. Lavender incense is perfect for helping heal or balances the crown chakra, which deals with one’s connection to the universe. 

The nervous system is the driving force behind tapping into universal energies and interpreting the sensory signals that you receive from your higher power. Lavender helps calm the nervous system, allowing the crown chakra to open freely and receive an abundant flow of universal energy. 

How to use incense for chakras in Yoga and mediation

Yoga and meditation are excellent tools for working with the seven chakras. Certain yoga poses can help activate different parts of the body that are associated with each chakra

Meditation allows you to visually work with the chakras in your mind’s eye and use your imagination to balance the energy points throughout your body. Incense can be used alongside these tools to help empower them and activate your chakras as a whole or individually. 

Before meditating or practicing yoga, light an incense specific to one chakra, and set the intention for your practice to help balance this energy point. Burning the incense invites harmonizing energies into your field and can help increase your intention and balance the chakra more effectively. 

Incense also helps elevate your mood, clear your thoughts, and tap into your emotions, which can be very helpful in dealing with the chakras. 

Check out this video for more information on the significance of burning incense. 

In another post we talk about how aromatherapy helps against eye twitching.

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Author: Richard Alois
Richard, a London-based spiritual explorer and daytime marketer, invites fellow seekers to join him on a journey of discovery through his website, With engaging articles and thought-provoking discussions, Richard's inclusive approach transcends borders, uniting people in the quest for wisdom, inner peace, and self-understanding.

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