Candles have lit our homes, spiritual spaces, and have been a part of religious and cultural ceremonies and rituals for many years. Even today, the illumination of lit candles, whether on the dinner table or in a shrine, still continues to give off a calming effect that seems to reduce stress and soothe our soul.
Coupled with the importance of good energy flow through our bodies, Chakra Candles are more than just beacons of light. In fact, chakra candles are popular for their powerfully positive effect when used as part of mind-body practices and energy healing. If you are new to the Chakras and Chakra Healing, you may find deep meditation is the most difficult part to learn. The importance of meditation, however, is a key component of chakra healing. It is central to raising awareness of your chakra energy centers and keeping you tuned to the subtle, yet significant, changes within them.
In this sense, meditation is perhaps one of the most important of all rituals in the achievement of complete mind-body balance and health. It is no wonder, according to the Pew Research Centre, that over 40% of all Americans meditate in some way at least once a week. The whole mind-body energy concept is based on ancient Vedic practices. A discipline that envisions the mind, body, and spirit as one in perfect balance. Whether we know it or not, the life-force energy that spins through our energy centers from one chakra to the next has a profound influence on us. Including different aspects of our emotions, mental ability, physical health, and spiritual awareness.
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Through the practice of chakra healing, it is imperative for our seven major chakras to be kept open and balanced to live a healthy and vibrant life. Without balanced and rejuvenated chakras, our physical health, emotional stability, mental acuity, and spiritual wholeness can quickly become in disarray. To gain maximum benefit from each chakra healing, meditation, or yoga practice, use chakra candles infused with essential oils. Below, I've listed my top picks which I think are the best chakra candles you can get to help heal, balance, and revitalize your chakras.
What are Chakra Candles?Chakra candles are candles made of a particular color and with a special aroma from essential oils. These specially-made candles create a unique and powerful sensory effect to enhance your meditative state and focus. Despite how stressed, troubled, or agitated, you may be—the deep meditative and hypnotic effect of chakra candles can quickly change your mood and help capture all your senses as you focus in on your intentions.
Chakra Candles and HealingHow does this relate to healing and your chakras? Much like how chakra stones work, chakra candles have a distinct relation to your chakra energy centers. Depending on the color and aroma, each chakra candle, for instance, has the power to positively influence the life-force energy which flows through your chakras. The same life-force energy that is responsible for the level of health and well-being you experience every day. It is this energy that also helps you to engage in deeper reflection as you meditate, allowing you to attain a higher level of spiritual awareness. Chakra candles are, therefore, useful not just for meditation but to create cleansing and strengthening of your entire self.
The use of chakra candles is accompanied by a total belief in energy healing and the purity of thoughts and actions.It is the unique designs and carefully thought out color and aroma combinations that make chakra candles unique and special from any other colored candle. For example, a Red colored chakra candle with the aromas of either Thyme, Rosewood, or Myrrh are best suited to heal, balance, and revitalize your Root chakra. The key is to use a chakra candle that is best suited to your needs. While different chakra candles will help improve different areas of your life, in general, the best use of chakra candles are to cleanse, heal, and rejuvenate your chakra energy centers.
When buying chakra candles it's, therefore, important to understand that each chakra candle is made for a specific purpose and precise intent. It's also worth noting that the use of chakra candles should also be accompanied by a total belief in energy healing and the purity of thoughts and actions. Without believing in energy healing, chakra candles are unlikely to help you any more than an ordinary candle would. Therefore, to get the most out of using chakra candles, believe in the energy healing you are receiving from chakra candles. If you are clear and positive about your intentions while using your chakra candles, you will gain immense benefits within a short period of time.
Recommended Chakra CandlesFinding good quality chakra candles that are not overly expensive can be difficult to find. When I started out looking to buy chakra candles, it was hard to decide which was worth the price tag, which was a waste of time and money, and which was right for me. It took a while but, after trying many different chakra candles, I now have a very selective collection. While price is an important consideration, when I buy chakra candles, I look for quality over everything else. Simply because there is a big difference between a poor quality chakra candle and a top quality chakra candle that can quickly put you into a deep meditative state. If you are looking to buy chakra candles and don't want to have to go through the hassle of finding the best, I've shared below my top picks. Feel free to give these a try. I recommend these to everyone and guarantee you won't be disappointed.
Crown Chakra CandleThis Crown chakra candle is the perfect choice for balancing and rejuvenating your Crown chakra. It is infused with the essential oils and violet colors which resonate and vibrate at the same frequency as the Crown chakra. This Crown chakra candle is six inches tall and three inches in diameter. It contains Frankincense and Olibanum essential oils, which produce a warm, sweet and balsamic aroma with overtones of incense.
The candle flame is bright and fills my meditation space with radiant violet light for a warm ambient and meditative atmosphere. It is made in the USA using an exotic blend of pure essential oils and the finest wax. You will find, burning this candle during meditation will help you to awaken and deepen your spiritual awareness. Designed to rejuvenate your Crown chakra, this chakra candle will bring to you mental peace and clarity, a higher sense of knowledge and wisdom, and enable you to have a deeper connection with your soul.
Third Eye Chakra CandleLooking for a meditative companion to improve your psychic insights and wisdom? This Third Eye chakra candle may just be what you are looking for. What makes this candle special is that it is infused with the exotic, warm, and floral fragrance of Jasmine. This empowering aroma is combined with the spicy, woody, and herbaceous scent of Vetiver. Combined, these two essential oils have fragrances with the same vibrational frequency as the Third Eye chakra.
This long-lasting candle measures 6 inches in height and 3 inches wide. When lit, it illuminates the area with its deep blue light flame which resonates with your Third Eye chakra. It's this deep blue light, combined with the aromatherapeutic influence of Jasmine and Vetiver during meditative focus which provides the right atmosphere for greater Third Eye chakra energy healing. And, which makes it highly effective at removing blockages with your Third Eye Chakra.
Like the other chakra candles recommended here, this candle is elegantly designed and made from the finest waxes. Using this specially made chakra candle to focus in on your Third Eye chakra while in deep meditation will deepen your psychic and spiritual awareness, intuitive wisdom, and heighten your intelligence as you rebalance your Third Eye chakra.
Throat Chakra CandleThis light blue hue Throat chakra candle is made specially to correspond with the vibrational frequency of the Throat chakra. What makes this chakra candle the best for healing, balancing, and revitalizing the throat chakra is its exotic blend of three essential aromatic oils. These include; Sage, Eucalyptus, and Neroli. The fusion of these oils produces an aromatic fresh, fruity, herbaceous, yet woody and earthy scent.
The candle measures 6 inches by 3.8 inches in size and is made in the USA using the finest waxes for the best quality. This Throat chakra candle gives off a light blue light in your meditative spaces to bring focus and concentration to your Throat chakra. This candle also resonates with your Throat chakra to encourage better communication and ability to express yourself. Meaning, with the aromatherapeutic effect of the oils, this candle will help you to realize and express your truth without fear of ridicule or shame. It's also useful to help alleviate throat problems such as laryngitis, voice hoarseness, and thyroid problems among many others.
Heart Chakra CandleThe Heart chakra is the center of love and relationships. Unblocking and balancing this chakra using this green Heart chakra candle is the first step to healing emotional pain and being able to truly love oneself as-well-as other people. For example, if you, or someone you know, are experiencing emotional pain from a relationship, this Heart chakra candle might just be the solution to your needs. Buring this heart chakra candle while practicing breathing and meditation will help to unblock your Heart chakra to heal those emotional wounds.
This chakra healing candle produces a radiant green light and scents of Rose and Geranium essential oils. It's this exotic blend of aromatic oils combined with the healing effect of rose, with the soothing and calming influence of geranium, which makes it very distinct and unique. It measures 6 inches by 3 inches and is made from the finest waxes for a long quality burn. This Heart chakra candle can also be used to eliminate feelings of jealousy, resentment, and emotional disappointment. To liberate yourself from emotional trauma and to better love yourself and others use this chakra candle while meditating.
Solar Plexus Chakra CandleThe Solar Plexus chakra is often referred to as the "seat of transformation." It governs our health and vitality and is the source of our individual power. Combined with three specially infused essential oils, this Solar Plexus chakra candle is the perfect companion for deep meditation and reflection. This candle is specially made to resonate with the Solar Plexus chakra through its yellow light and blend of Bergamot, Lavender, and Rosemary essential oils. It is this special combination which makes this chakra candle central to removing blockages and healing the Solar Plexus chakra.
This radiant yellow light candle is made with three essential oils to channel life-force energy directly through your Solar Plexus chakra. This energy not only provides greater focus and healing to your Solar Plexus chakra but also influences greater self-esteem, confidence, and a strong sense of personal power. This candle measures 6 inches by 3 inches in size and is made from the finest waxes and oils in the USA. All of which is packaged for a very good price.
Sacral Chakra CandleThis handcrafted chakra candle is designed to reawaken your Sacral, also known as Second, chakra. Similar to the other chakra candles listed here, this special Sacral chakra candle helps to rebalance and rejuvenate the energies which flow through your Sacral chakra. The Sacral chakra is well known to be associated with emotions, feeling, and creativity. Therefore, this candle is ideal for helping you with relationships, expressions, sensuality, intimacy, and connection.
It is the unique and special aromatic essential oils in this orange candle which make this Sacral chakra candle great for improving your artistic expression, balancing your sexual drive, and enhancing your problem-solving creativity. The bright orange flame that burns from this Sacral chakra candle contains a blend of Ylang-Ylang and Sandalwood essential oils. The aroma, therefore, is that of the rich, woody, and a sweet scent of sandalwood, blended with the delicate floral and fruity fragrance of ylang-ylang.
The orange tones and fragrance of the sacral chakra candle will the dispel the fear of sexual and emotional intimacy, depression, and low self-esteem. Burning this candle during meditation or in your sacred place will instill inner peace, calm, and an overall positive outlook on your life.
Root Chakra CandleThis beautifully crafted red Root chakra candle is the best I've come across—and I've tried many! What makes this chakra candle special is that it is tailor-made for those wishing to open and activate their Root chakra also referred to as Muladhara chakra. The root chakra influences your passion, grounding, physical energy, and sense of stability. It's the unique blend of essential aromatic oils, alongside the radiant red candlelight, which makes this candle the ideal stimulant for your Root chakra.
This Root chakra candle measures 6 inches by 3 inches and is handcrafted from the finest waxes. It's infused with an exotic blend of Cedar and Olive essential oils. What's special about this candle is that it has a lovely spicy, woody, and warm scent that fills your meditative space with a calming influence.
If you feel your life is chaotic, unbalanced, and in upheaval, then this is the chakra candle for you. Rebalancing your Root chakra will bring a sense of calm, grounding, stability and security to every aspect of your life. This candle also has the gift to instill more physical energy and motivation in your life.
How to Use Chakra CandlesContrary to what some may believe, chakra candles are very easy to use. Albeit, when using chakra candles, it is important to have a general understanding of your chakras and the different areas of your body or psyche that they influence. For instance, you should know what the 7 chakras are and the areas of your life they are associated with. For example, you should know the Heart chakra is responsible for our romantic feelings, compassion, empathy, ability to love oneself, and our relationships.
Problems in these areas of your life mean your Heart chakra is either blocked, inactive, or over-active. The use of chakra candles for chakra healing, therefore, depends on which areas of your life you want to improve upon. Once you get the chakra candle that is best suited for the particular area of your life you want to improve on, you can then use the steps below to make the best use of your chakra candles.
- Before using your chakra candle, start by first cleansing it. This can be done by rubbing the candle in one direction using a clean, white flannel cloth. Rubbing the candle in one direction prevents the build-up of static—which can interfere with energy flow from the candle to your chakras.
- Secondly, sit in a quiet space and hold the candles in your hand as you state your affirmations and say a small prayer to bless the candles. Here are some example affirmations you can use for your chakras.
- Solar Plexus Chakra:
"I feel positively empowered and achieve success in everything I do"
- Heart Chakra:
"I am loved, loving towards others, and have loving relationships"
- Crown Chakra:
"I am directly connected to divine energy that empowers and completes me"
- Solar Plexus Chakra:
- Thirdly, lay and light your candles clockwise around your meditation (or quiet) space in one of the 5 universal chakra shapes—depending on your requirements. Do not light them out of order as this creates chaos in the energy around you.
- Begin your meditation as you breathe in the aroma of your candles and visualize the color of the candles as you state your intentions and affirmations.
- Once you are done meditating, put out your candle using a flame of candle snuffer. Try not to blow out your candles as your breath is an energy force which will conflict with that of the candle.
- Finally, store your candles by wrapping them in a clean cloth and keeping them in a drawer or shelf where they cannot be disturbed.
The 5 Universal Chakra Shapes
- Circle: Symbolizes the cycle of rebirth. It represents the ultimate form of protection and signifies unlimited potential.
- Square: Symbolizes the four elements of Water, Fire, Air, and Earth. It is the root of wholeness and totality. It is a symbol of strength and stability.
- Triangle: Amplifies and multiplies the energy in anything within it. It is the symbol of equilibrium, manifestation, creative power, and growth.
- Diamond: Signifies the four elements of fire, water, air, and earth. It's the perfect balance of masculine and feminine and is centered on the heart.
- Star: A representation of the highest aspirations and spiritual attainment. It is the symbol of the divine and heavens.
The Seven Chakras and Related Essential OilsWhether you are using chakra candles during meditation, or to just create a calming and protective atmosphere in your home, chakra candles will bestow chakra healing influences on you for a better and balanced life. To help you choose the right oils for your chakra candles, here is a list of the seven energy centers and their related colors and essential oils.
- Crown chakra (violet): Rose, Frankincense, Rosewood, Jasmine, Neroli.
- Third eye chakra (indigo): Rosemary, Clary sage, Pine Juniper, Lemon, Helichrysum, Thyme.
- Throat chakra (blue): Blue Chamomile, Basil, Myrrh, Cypress, Hyssop, Peppermint, Sandalwood.
- Heart chakra (green): Geranium, Bergamot, Mandarin, Rose, Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, Lavender.
- Solar Plexus chakra (yellow): Jasmine, Ginger, Rose, Sandalwood, Clary Sage, Fennel, Cardamom.
- Sacral chakra (orange): Jasmine, Rose, Ginger, Fennel, Sandalwood, Clary Sage, Cardamom.
- Root chakra (red): Myrrh, Patchouli, Vetiver, Rosewood, Thyme, Frankincense, Rosewood, Ylang Ylang.
Why Essential Oils are used in Chakra CandlesThe use of essential oils is an important part of chakra candles. natural organic compounds extracted from plants. This is primarily because the organic aroma compounds which have been extracted from specific plants have tremendous healing power. In fact, a medicinal form of healing that has been used for over 5,000 years all over the world. All essential oils are distilled from the bark, seeds, roots, flowers, or leaves of plants. It is the delicate compound extraction process which separates the most potent compounds in the plant with healing benefits. As a result, just a drop of these concentrated extracts can have an immense influence on your health. The use of essential oils to bestow health benefits is also known as Aromatherapy.
Aromatherapy, on it own, is a holistic practice that seeks to improve psychological and physical well-being. It has been a valuable medicinal and rejuvenating health practice in almost every culture around the world. Essential oils, even today, form the basis of many medications, tonics, ointments, and many other health products. They are also used for beauty care, relaxation and spas, home cleaning and so much more.The ability of essential oils to impart a soothing, calming, healing and rejuvenating effect on our bodies and minds is therefore indisputable. These are, for example, some of the many health benefits of aromatherapy.
- Relieve aches and pains.
- Fight colds and flu symptoms.
- Improve digestion.
- Heal wounds and cuts.
- Reduce wrinkles and cellulite.
- Reduce allergies.
- Manage skin conditions such as eczema.
- Balance hormones.
- Relieve stress.
- Fight lethargy and malaise.
How Essential Oils in Chakra Candles WorkIn order to understand how chakra candles work, it is important to have a working knowledge of the seven chakra energy centers and their relationship with the colors and aromas of different essential oils. This relationship is the basis of chakra healing through the use of chakra candles. Every essential oil, for instance, has a particular color (or colors) that are related to the chakras. For example, green (and pink) is the color of the Heart (fourth) chakra. It is also closely aligned with the essential oils, Rose, Bergamot, and Lavender. Therefore, to activate and rejuvenate your Heart chakra, you should include these essential oils in your meditation, baths, and other daily uses.
Similarly, every other chakra energy center also has the same relationship to color and the aroma of specific essential oils. It is this relationship that is used in the design and use of chakra candles. Depending on the area of your life that needs healing, your choice of chakra candles should reflect both the essential oils and colors of the chakra in need of reactivation. This dual action of chakra candles is also enhanced by the hypnotic effect of the candle flame. Focusing your thoughts and attention on the flame, for instance, has a great meditative effect. This effect should help to increase the balancing and activation of your chakra energies. In essence, chakra candles allow you to conveniently spread the aroma and color of aromatic essential oils through your meditation space. This will help immerse you deeply in the meditation experience for greater mind-body healing.
Color Therapy in Chakra CandlesWhen buying chakra candles, you will find they are made in a multitude of colors. The color of the candle is important, as particular colors will resonate with different chakra energy centers. For example, a yellow candle is made with the Solar Plexus chakra in mind. Whereas a red candle is made with the Root chakra in mind. The color is significant because light has a unique vibration in different colors. This vibrational frequency, just like the aroma of essential oils, is attuned to the vibrational frequency of the corresponding chakra. In this case, yellow light vibrates at the same frequency as the second or Sacral chakra. The vibrations of colored light converge with your physical and psychic energies to help you balance your chakras, clear your aura, and protect you from harmful external influences.
The following is a list of chakra candle colors and their effect on your chakras:
- Violet light (Crown Chakra): This color connects you with the universe, encourages creative imagination, higher intuition and greater understanding.
- Indigo light (Third Eye Chakra): This is the color of spirituality, higher wisdom, and understanding, as well as intuition.
- Blue light (Throat Chakra): Enhances your ability to communicate effectively. It also enhances better self-expression and ability to elucidate thoughts.
- Green light (Heart Chakra): Green opens up the center of emotions. Encourages loving of oneself and others, releases heartaches and emotional pain and traumas.
- Yellow light (Solar Plexus Chakra): Encourages a sense of power, vitality, intelligence and higher thought processes.
- Orange light (Sacral Chakra): This enhances creativity, self-expression sensuality and intimacy.
- Red light (Root Chakra): Red candles increase vitality, self-confidence, grounding, and security.
See also: Chakra Stones for Healing Your Mind, Body, and Spirit.
As a powerfully positive influence on healing and deep spiritual connection, chakra candles are indispensable for any meditation space. The powerful energy can help you attain greater and deeper spiritual awareness during meditation. Furthermore, lighting them around the house is an excellent way to infuse the healing powers of essential oils and color therapy throughout your home. If you haven't tried chakra candles yet, it might just be what you are looking for. In fact, my Third Eye chakra candle has been burning since writing this post.