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Aromatherapy for chakras: root chakra recipes

by Rhonda Kuykendall-Jabari

This article is part of a series exploring aromatherapy and essential oil recipes that address specific emotional issues related to specific chakras.

The root or first chakra is located between the genitals and the anus.  It is the root area for compulsions, addictions, anger, violence and obsession.  The recipes below appear in The Aromatherapy Recipe Handbook by noted bioesthetician and aromatherapist, Francoise Rapp.  Click here to join her Facebook community page.



  • 7 drops bergamot
  • 6 drops marjoram
  • 3 drops Roman chamomile

Balance Obsessive Thinking

  • 8 drops birch
  • 6 drops orange
  • 3 drops Roman chamomile


Reduce rage

  • 3 drops Roman chamomile
  • 5 drops St. John's Wort
  • 5 drops sandalwood

Restore equilibrium

  • 6 drops hyssop
  • 5 drops marjoram
  • 5 drops pettigrain

Violence Toward Self

  • 3 drops rose
  • 3 drops Roman chamomile
  • 6 drops St. John's Wort
  • 6 drops cedarwood

Violence Toward Others

  • 4 drops rose
  • 6 drops cypress
  • 6 drops cedarwood

Find high quality, affordable essential oils at the new Sprouts Farmers Market, 5660 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, across from the Westfield Shopping Mall.

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