Top 10 Crown Chakra Essential Oils

Chakra Anatomy

What are the most commonly used essential oils for balancing and healing the crown chakra? And what are their properties and how do they help balance and heal the seventh chakra?

Crown chakra essential oils aid in balancing and opening the seventh chakra to liberate the spirit and establish a connection to the Divine.

Located at the top of the head, the crown chakra allows you to realize that everything is interconnected at a very fundamental level.

On the physical level, the crown chakra is associated with the cerebral cortex, the brain, and the skull.

On the emotional level, crown chakra imbalances may manifest as overwhelm, confusion, apathy, and isolation.

On the mental level, crown chakra imbalance may manifest as rigidity in perspective, over intellectualization, slow learning, and attachment to materialistic viewpoints.

On the spiritual level, crown chakra issues may show up as spiritual emergency, disconnection from witnessing, inability to understand deeper truth, spiritual bypass, and fragmentation.

Essential oils embody the frequencies and healing properties of plants. These frequencies and properties work on all levels of being.

The following are ten commonly used crown chakra essential oils:


Frankincense, considered a Holy oil, is used for meditative contemplation, for achieving tranquil states of mind, and for attaining spiritual liberation.

The spiritual and psychological benefits of Frankincense have long been recognized by many cultures and spiritual traditions.

On a physical level, the oil of Frankincense helps with nervous system conditions.

Because of the high levels of sesquiterpenes, a type of molecules that have the ability to cross the blood-brain barrier, Frankincense may help to oxygenate the pineal and pituitary glands.


Like Frankincense, Sandalwood is an ideal aid to meditation, spiritual contemplation, and prayer.

One of my favorite crown chakra essential oils, Sandalwood aids in quieting the mental chatter of the mind, allowing the ego/identity/person to remain in the background and spaciousness arise in the foreground.

It is in this spaciousness where clarity, liberation of spirit and soul arise. Timelessness, boundlessness, and deep unshakeable peace are experienced.


A lesser known oil, Vetiver is an interesting crown chakra essential oil. It is a very grounding oil, calming and stabilizing, promoting relaxation and peacefulness.

At the same time, Vetiver can stir up the subconscious mind and promote vivid dream recall.

Dreams contain rich material that is hiding in the deep recesses of our minds and by by bringing out that which is unconscious, we become more free.

The oil of Vetiver has been used to bridge the gap between matter and Spirit, allowing one to open up to Spirit, while remaining grounded and fully supported here on earth.


Helichrysum, also known as Everlasting or Immortelle, has a very high spiritual frequency.

Because of its high frequency, the oil of Helichrysum is known to cut through deep psychological barriers and aid in accessing higher spiritual states and dimensions.

On a physical level, Helichrysum has been used to ease headaches and migraine pain.


The Lotus flowers are considered sacred in a number of ancient cultures and spiritual traditions.

In ancient Egypt, White Lotus was used in recipes for all spiritual and emotional ailments.

The crown chakra, Sahasrana in Sanskrit, literally means "thousand petal" and its symbol is a thousand petal Lotus flower.


Rose oil has the highest spiritual frequency of all essential oils. It enhances spiritual insight, transformation, bringing harmony to the body, mind, emotions and spirit.

The oil is gentle with a floral, rich and deep aroma. A gentle tonic for the spiritual heart, Rose enhances the frequencies of all cells and of the subtle body (the aura and the chakras).


Cedarwood oil is exceptionally high in Sesquiterpenes. Research has shown that Sesquiterpenes increase oxygenation around the pituitary and pineal glands.

Cedarwood has been used in some Native Amercian traditions for enhancing communication with spirits and for bringing in the energy from the Universe.

The oil's properties are strengthening and will help one to have more strenght and stamina on the spiritual path. On a physical level, Cedarwood essential oil is used as a general tonic for the body.

With its soft, woody and warm aroma, Cedarwood has calming properties and is used in yoga practice for centering and grounding.


Spikenard contains high levels of sesquiterpenes, molecules that can penetrate the blood-brain barrier and because of this, the oil has been used throughout ages during meditation and to promote restful sleep.

With heavy and earthy aroma, Spikenard oil, has been used for emotional balance and to ease of the pain of migraines.

Like Frankincense and Myrrh, Spikenard carries mystical significance and has been cited in the Bible as an oil used to anoint Jesus.


Benzoin essential oil has a sweet, warm aroma with a scent of spice and vanilla. Benzoing is useful during meditation as it helps to steady the mind and improve concentration.

Benzoin is sometimes used as a sedative during times of emotional upheaval and healing crises. It is a calming, comforting and centering oil.

Palo Santo

The oil of Palo Santo, also known as "Holy Wood", has a very high spiritual frequency. The oil is used in rituals and shamanic ceremonies for healing, balancing, and opening to higher spiritual realms.

Palo Santo has also been used for centuries in rituals for purification, for protection, and for warding of evil spirits.

Lavender as Crown Chakra Essential Oil

Chakra Anatomy

Lavender is an adaptogenic essential oil, it works wherever it is needed.

The essential oil of Lavender is universal for all seven chakras. It works to calm strong emotions, release pent up energy, and allow for the life force to flow through the body.

As a crown chakra essential oil, Lavender aids calmness and peace to arise during meditation or sleep, allowing one to connect with the Divine and with Spirit.

Simona Sebastian

Simona Sebastian is the founder of Simona's curiosity led her from science and computer programming studies, to exploration of subtle energy, healing, and consciousness.

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