Well — we did it! We’ve journeyed through the chakras and gotten to the top! This week we have traveled from the bottom of our spine to the top of our head, discovering how to use aromatherapy to help bring your chakra into balance each of these energy centers. The powerful support they provide to our spirit gives us a greater sense of balance, from the inside out.
Today we come to the 7th chakra – the crown chakra. Like a crown, the location of this chakra sits atop the head and — unlike a crown — extends infinitely upward and outward. It connects us to a higher state of consciousness and self-knowledge, so that we may reach our higher self. Our Higher Connection blend is designed to support this chakra with its warm, shimmering, heady scent, made up of the essential oils of Orange Blood, Frankincense Carteri CO2, Petitgrain, and Neroli.
Your Crown Chakra
Of all the chakras, the crown chakra is the most difficult to explain. Think of this chakra as pure, conscious energy that connects you to the energy of the entire universe. If you can image the push and pull of two magnets, that invisible but clearly powerful tension, you can imagine your own conscious energy. Like a seed bursting open and stretching out toward the sun, our energy reaches upward to allow higher wisdom to flow downward, nourishing our spiritual growth.
The crown chakra opens our consciousness to higher states, beyond our own personal preoccupations. When we are able to shed ourselves of material fixations and our sense of ego, we can be filled with serenity and peace about life and our relationship to the universal energy that connects all of existence. 
The lavender chakra
The crown chakra is most commonly seen as being white, although it can also be depicted as deep purple or lavender.
The symbol of the Crown chakra is composed of a circle with a thousand petals. The circle is sometimes compared to the symbol of the full moon.
What happens when your crown chakra is blocked?
The crown chakra is associated with the brain and the entire nervous system.  Because of this, blockage in this chakra can result in very subtle, systematic issues. Depression, mental fog, chronic fatigue, struggling to learn new concepts, and sleep disorders may present themselves.
You may have feelings of living inside your own head and being detached from the world around you. When we are disconnected at this chakra, we can experience false illusions and attachments, which can leave us feeling empty and unsatisfied inside. [2/ 4]
Balancing your crown chakra:
Meditation is a powerful tool when healing the crown chakra. Immersion in the energy of the 7th chakra helps to transcend from living in the ordinary to a sense of the extraordinary. Balance your meditation with living a life you love so you can remain rooted in your reality while also connecting to the cosmic energy above.  As we realize the interconnected nature of everything, we can begin to live with a deeper sense of gratitude.  We can also work on balancing the energy of the other chakras in order to keep the crown chakra healthy. 
Higher Connection supports your crown chakra by gently encouraging strength in our spiritual growth to know greater love and deeper purpose.
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 Higher Connection 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 Pillow Spritz using Higher Connection to enjoy this divine aroma near the top of your head. Healing the crown chakra will invite in pure, radiant, and joyful energy, allowing connection with greater self-knowledge and our higher selves.
Yoga for the crown chakra
To connect more with the present moment, and spiritual growth, use Higher Connection to active the Crown Chakra. Apply it to the top of your head, relax back into Savasana and concentrate on the words, “I am complete and the divine lives in me.”
High Connection linen spray
What you’ll need:
- 18 drops of Higher Connection
- 1.5 ounce of water
- .5 ounces of Everclear*
- Empty spray bottle
What you’ll do:
Measure out water and Everclear in separate measuring cups. Mix essential oils into Everclear and then add water in slowly. Pour into empty spray bottle. Spray linens before bed.
*Everclear is used in this recipe to allow the essential oils to emulsify properly and to help with preservation. If you do not want to use Everclear then an emulsifier and preservative would be necessary.
**Higher Connection is a KidSafe blend. However, due to the addition to Everclear, it is the customer’s decision if they want to use this spritz around children or not.
Want to learn more?
Our amazing Certified Aromatherapists have written two exceptional blogs that dive deeper into the subjects of chakras and subtle aromatherapy:
- Mercier, P. (2007). The Chakra Bible: The definitive guide to working with chakras. London: Godsfield Press. pgs. 38, 67
- Judith, A. (2006). Chakra Balancing. Boulder, CO: Sounds True. pgs 77, 79
- Judith, A. (2016). Wheels of Life: A users guide to the Chakra system. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications.pg. 317, 322, 337, 358
- 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. pgs. 15, 33