Our second chakra is known as our Sacral Chakra (Svadisthana in Sanskrit) and is located in the pelvic region. This chakra is associated with the color orange and the element of water. Just as the moon pulls on our oceans it too influences this chakra. Here is where we experience emotions and sexuality. This is the center of creation and the throne of Goddess energy. The Sacral chakra governs life itself, relationships and creativity. This is where we may become inspired to create music, poetry and all art forms.
The obvious body correlations to the Sacral Chakra are to the pelvis, hips, reproductive organs as well as the bladder, kidneys, colon, sacrum and all fluids of the body. When our Sacral Chakra is not aligned we wemoonifest (manifest) control issues, become fearful and disempowered. We may emit emotions such as jealousy, blame, guilt and resentment when our Sacral Chakra is not aligned. Physical indications of imbalance are lack of energy, circulatory problems, menstrual issues, prostate problems, sexual disfunction, sciatica and other lower back issues. Issues with our kidneys and urinary system may arise as well.
Since we experience a myriad of physical and emotional issues when the Sacral Chakra is imbalanced, there are a multitude of Essential oils to assist us. Lets begin with the emotional aspect of imbalance. We may find that oils from plants such as Jasmine (Jasminum grandiflorum), Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia), Neroli (Citrus aurantium var. amara), Rose (Rose damascena), Melissa (Melissa officinalis), Geranium (Pelargonium x asperum) and Rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora) will assist us in balancing our emotions. You may notice that many of these oils come from flowers and encourage our creativity while offering us emotional support. For supporting our reproductive system we can turn to oils such as Clary sage (Salvia sclerea), Elemi (Canarium luzonicum), Jasmine (Jasminum grandiflorum), Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), Geranium (Pelargonium x asperum), Neroli (Citrus aurantium var. amara), Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata var. genuina) and Rose (Rose damascena). We may want to choose an anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic oil for back pain such as Basil (Ocimum basilicum ct. linalool), Bergamot (Citrus bergamia), Clary Sage (Salvia sclerea), Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens), Juniper (Juniperus communis), Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia), German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita), Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis ct. 1,8 cineole), Orange (Citrus sinensis) or Peppermint (Mentha x piperita).