The Root Chakra: Grounded Foundation: Grounded Foundation Essential Oil Blend

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The Root Chakra: Grounded Foundation

If you’re looking to bring more intentional, self-balancing practices to your self-care routine, stop right here!

Aromatherapy provides powerful support for your spirit, helping you achieve a greater sense of balance from the inside out. Our Chakra Blends are crafted specifically to help balance all seven chakras, or energy centers, within your body.

Today’s focus is our Grounded Foundation blend. Designed to support your 1st chakra, or Root Chakra, Grounded Foundation has a rich, earthy blend with a hint of sweet spice. It’s created using sacred, treasured oils, including Spikenard, Frankincense Carteri CO2Palo Santo, and Vetiver.

Your root chakra

The root chakra, located at the base of the spine, represents your foundation and feeling of being grounded.

When all is well with your root chakra, you’ll feel a sense of safety, security, and calmness. You may feel strongly rooted and confident enough to tackle new challenges. This makes a properly balanced root chakra vital whenever you’re trying something new or pursuing a major life goal.

The red chakra

plant therapy chakra essential oil blends grounded foundationThe root chakra is represented by a rich vermilion red. In the spectrum of chakra colors, this red symbolizes strength, vitality, and stimulates our instinctual tendencies.

The symbol of your root chakra is composed of a four-petaled lotus flower, often stylized as a circle with four petals, with a downward-pointing triangle.

The downward-pointing triangle symbolizes the spirit connecting with matter, grounding it to the earth. It’s seen as the center of our vital life force.

What happens when your root chakra is blocked or out of balance?

Feeling threatened, panicked, or anxious? This could mean your root chakra is blocked! These unpleasant feelings can take over your thoughts and make you feel uncertain, and question yourself. Physically, a blocked root chakra could cause a sore lower back, low energy levels, and cold extremities. [6, 7]

Unblocking (or balancing) your root chakra

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Grounded Foundations supports your root chakra by soothing, calming, and relaxing you when you’re feeling disconnected and distressed. 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.

If you decide to use it topically, dilute Grounded Foundation to 1% in your favorite carrier oil. You can anoint the base of your spine, by massaging this intentionally in a clockwise direction.

Having a balanced root chakra helps to create a sense of security, protection, and hope and supports feelings of trust and belonging. [8] Grounded Foundation will help you open up this energetic area of your body.

Yoga pose for the root chakra:

Create a sense of calm and security with the Grounded Foundation essential oil blend to activate the Root Chakra. Apply it to the tops of the feet, settle into Mountain Pose and repeat the affirmation, “I am peaceful, grounded, protected and secure.”

Grounded Foundation foot cream

Try this DIY Foot Cream using Grounded Foundation to feel firmly grounded and centered, while allowing a sense of expansiveness and higher connection. Using a foot cream helps to pull energy back down in the subtle body toward the ground to feel more grounded.

What you’ll need:

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What you’ll do: 

To use, mix the body cream and Grounded Foundation and massage onto your feet to enjoy a deep sense of connection and grounding to the world around you.

Want to learn more?

Plant Therapy chakra blends essential oilsOur Certified Aromatherapists have written other great articles that dive deeper into the subjects of chakras and subtle aromatherapy:


  1. Judith, A. (2006). Chakra Balancing. Boulder, CO: Sounds True. pgs 8-9.
  2. Judith, A. (2016). Wheels of Life: A users guide to the Chakra system. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications.pgs. 66-67,71, 75, 92, 110, 205, 238, 258
  3. 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.
  4. Hewitt, J. (2001) The Complete  Yoga Book. New York, NY: Schocken Books.     pg. 462
  5. 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. 15
  9. Mercier, P. (2007). The Chakra Bible: The definitive guide to working with chakras. London: Godsfield Press. pg. 67-68, 92, 238, 258

33 thoughts on “The Root Chakra: Grounded Foundation”

  • I so need to get my root chakra blend. Always struggle with this one. Now I know why I adore the smell of vetiver – can’t get enough of it!

  • This is by far my favorite chakra blend – it stops my anxious feelings dead in their tracks! Thanks for posting info about all of the chakras!

  • Love all the chakra blog posts! I’ve recently been intrigued about this subject and interested in trying. What great timing. Thanks for posting these!

  • I have done meditation at different times in my life, and have been looking for the motivation to get back into it on a regular basis. I think these are the last push I need to get it together! So I ordered this one to try it out, if I like it, I will be back for the rest of them as well. Thanks for the little push I needed. Its a good reminder about the basics of chakra meditation as well, which is nice, because I am certainly out of practice.

  • I have been eyeing these since they came out. I find myself putting them in my cart and then not buying them. Today I bought the entire set! Thanks for this series ❤️

  • Thank you for this great information. Chakras are new to me and I’m excited to try them. I have the Grounded Foundation on its way.

  • I practice yoga and we talk about the 7 chakras, Ijust ordered the roll on for the 2 nd chakra and I am so excited to try it. This article is very informative and I like how easy it is to follow with the color coding and explanations. Thanks PT!

  • After reading this blog, I will be sure not to overlook this one in the roll-on set I purchased. I appreciate the information provided.

  • Love this! I thought I would not like the smell of this one, but it smells amazing and is the best oil I have found for anxiety

  • This is something I’ve always wanted to know more about! Looking forward to the rest of this series!

  • I love this blog post! I have wanted this whole set for a long time! Maybe it is really time I just fork over the money since you get a free diffuser with it. Anxiety is something I deal with on a regular basis and I’m sure this will help me. I love the whole idea!

  • Thank you plant therapy for the chakra info. Started getting into this and looking forward to getting the grounded and throat.

  • You guys are right on time! Along with essential oils, my wife has taken an interest in crystals and their healing properties. In her research there is a lot of mention of chakras. Her birthday is coming up and I think one of the chakra EOs will be a great gift in addition to what I’m getting her already!

  • So excited PT is featuring their Chakras. I’m very interested in learning more about them. A friend sent me a sample of the Grounded Foundation. I fell in love and look forward to learning more about these.

  • I’ve been doing yoga for quite some time, yet have never delved into the chakras. This blog post is so informative. I’ve just added Grounded Foundation to my wish list. Thank you for this information.

  • I love the chakras, so I’m excited for this series. A lot of good information…and the yoga pose is an added benefit.!

  • I loved these oils! I am so happy for this spotlight, I find the oils to be very useful in helping me relax and I cant wait for others to learn more about them.

  • So excited for this series of posts! Very timely and so helpful. I love all of my chakra blends and love diffusing Grounded Foundation while getting ready for work- I fell like it helps me start the day with more peace and calm.

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