If you’ve been following our blogs this week, then you know we have been talking all about the amazing energy centers in our bodies – chakras! Starting at the base of the spine for the root chakra, then up to our lower abdomen to greet the sacral chakra, and traveling higher to our solar plexus chakra just under the breastbone, we have learned how subtle aromatherapy can greatly enhance your self-care practices.
Today we come to the 4th chakra – the heart chakra. Not surprisingly, the area of this chakra is located at the center of the chest [1, 2]. It corresponds with not only the heart, but also the lungs, thymus gland, and cardiac plexus. Sitting as the middle point to all seven chakras, the heart chakra is the center of our ability to offer unconditional love and acceptance to ourselves and others . Our Loving Compassion blend is designed to support this chakra with its soothing, softly rosy and green aroma, composed of the essential oils of Grapefruit Pink, Rhododendron, Bergamot, and Rose Otto.
In case you need any more reason to try out the set, check out our post on all the things you can do with Jojoba oil, and why you need it!
Your Heart Chakra
The heart chakra represents your ability to give and receive love. This chakra can be easily and deeply wounded, greatly affecting our wellbeing. Healing our own hearts allows us to help heal the world around us. When we love ourselves for who we are, we can offer love to others, viewing them with compassion, acceptance, and kindness.
What happens when your heart chakra is out of balance?
When your heart chakra is unbalanced, you may be overcome with a flood of negative emotions towards yourself and others . A broken heart, a traumatic experience, the loss of a loved one, and disappointment from those you look up to, are just a few ways this chakra can become blocked. The feeling of having a “heavy heart” from sadness, loneliness, and rejection may warp into constant suspicions and fears about the intentions of those around you, especially in your closest relationships [1,2]. Physically, a blocked heart chakra may lead to respiratory illnesses, heart abnormalities, upper back pain, and poor circulation .
Balancing your heart chakra:
Living your life without an open heart chakra would mean missing out on all of the joy genuine and accepting relationships can bring you . It’s important to change your perception about yourself and others to move out of this place of negativity. Shift your state of mind to focus on positive aspects of everything your life has to offer. And never underestimate the power of regularly considering what you are grateful for [2,4].
Loving Compassion supports your heart chakra by helping to ease wounds of the heart and nourish the spirit. It helps to clear and cleanse deep wounds and blocks, while opening and uplifting the heart center.
To use this blend, you can add to a personal inhaler or diffuser. Putting a drop or two on a tissue and wafting it away from your nose is another fantastic way to enjoy the benefits of this blend. To apply this amazing aroma topically, dilute Loving Compassion to 1% in your favorite carrier oil. You can anoint the area of your heart chakra, your chest, by massaging this intentionally in a clockwise direction.
Try this DIY Lotion using Loving Compassion to help invite positive energy and encourage a joyful outlook for your life!
Loving Compassion Lotion
- 1 oz Olive Unscented Lotion
- 6 drops of Loving Compassion
To use, anoint your chest, shoulders, or arms. This invites in positive energy and will promote feelings of unconditional love for self and others.
Want to learn more?
Our amazing Certified Aromatherapists have written two exceptional blogs that dive deeper into the subjects of chakras and subtle aromatherapy:
- Healing the heart chakra. http://www.chakras.info/heart-chakra-healing/
- Mercier, P. (2007). The Chakra Bible: The definitive guide to working with chakras. London: Godsfield Press. pgs. 199-202
- Judith, A. (2006). Chakra Balancing. Boulder, CO: Sounds True. pg. 41-42
- Virginia, K., & Khalsa, D. (2017). Essential kundalini yoga: An invitation to radiant health, unconditional love, and the awakening of your energetic potential. Boulder, CO: Sounds True. pg. 22
20 thoughts on “Chakra 4: Loving Compassion for the Heart Chakra + Essential Oil Lotion DIY”
The Original Loving Compassion is my spirit animal and I just ran out, I need Fragonia back STAT so I can make this again!
With all of lifes ups and downs it is so hard to always Love yourself. I will admit I for one struggle with this one daily! We always seem to find the flaws in ourselves and of course when people point out everyones flaws in our society especially in this day and age it can make loving yourself and being open to love so incredibly difficult. I purchased this product as an add on with an order and I will say it is by far one of the most amazing and lifting blends. It reminds me of new beginnings! After all I think in a way that is what this blend is for atleast for me…A new beginning to have love for myself and to love others. Thank you PT for this amazing Chakra!
I just received this roller the other day, it was a $5 add-on and sounded nice. I am SO pleased with the scent, just amazing! Can’t wait to use it! Now I want to smell the other chakra blends. LOL
Loving Compassion is a must have for those who experience intense grief. It really helps my heart, it’s uplifting and smells so nice. This is my go-to oil on rough days. I apply to my wrist diluted of course and/or apply to my diffuser necklace. I love this blend!
Thank you so much for sharing, Vicki!
I love the chakra kits!!! Ordered the roller set and the 10 mil so I can refill them when needed!!! Would love a cute little case to keep them in….!!!
thank you for giving us more information on the chakras! they sound lovely!
Loving Compassion is such a fantastic oil and has become one of my household’s favorite. After a long day at school my kiddos often come home and ask for it in the diffuser.
It is fantastic! it’s great to hear the kids enjoy it as well
This chakra scent is a fave of mine! Instantly puts me in a loving mood
I can’t wait to make this! By far one of my favorite chakras!!!
I would have to agree with you there!
This oil is cleanly citrus and softly floral, delightful, gently uplifting. Thank you
Couldn’t have explained it better myself!
My husband and I both love this oil! My husband says it smells like Sprite. I may have to try this lotion recipe.
Yes, Alexa! You’ll have to let us know how the “sprite” lotion turns out lol
I got this chakra sample as a scratch and sniff and it smells amazing!
I love this one, it smells so good.
Joyful chakra blend is my favorite
Have been wanting to try this one, sounds awesome and I have a family member that has been struggling with accepting her new situation, but can’t afford it at this time 🙁