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5 Benefits Of Burning Scented Chakra Candles

5 Benefits Of Burning Scented Chakra Candles

Burning scented chakra candles has become popular among those looking to balance their energy and improve their overall emotional and physical well-being.

Chakra candles are specifically designed to work with the seven main chakras, the energetic centers of the human body. In this article we look at the benefits of burning scented chakra candles and what to look for when buying a chakra candle.

What Are Chakra Candles?

Chakra candles are specially designed candles that can help to balance and align the body’s seven energy centers, known as the chakras. Chakra candles typically help you connect with your chakras in three ways:

  • Color: A chakra candle will use the particular color of the respective chakra, for example a Root Chakra candle will usually be red in hue. According to color therapy, particular hues emit certain energetic frequencies and using the correct color is an important way to help us connect with our energy centers.  
  • Essential oils: The essential oils in chakra candles hold therapeutic properties and can help calm the body and mind, reduce stress, and uplift the mood. Each chakra is associated with particular fragrances and oils, for example grounding scents like cedar wood oil are particularly healing for the Root Chakra.
  • Crystals and precious stones: Chakra candles often contain crystals and precious stones which emit healing vibrations to support chakra healing. For example, precious stones such as amber are often used in Sacral Chakra healing to cleanse and energize this energetic center and dispel negative energy. 

Check out our top chakra healing crystals.

chakra colors chart
Chakra Colors Chart

The Benefits Of Burning-Scented Chakra Candles

Those looking to restore spiritual balance and inner peace can reap considerable benefits from burning scented candles, both for chakra healing but also to purify the air and create a peaceful environment for meditation and energy healing sessions.

Benefits include:

1. Increased relaxation and reduced stress

Burning chakra candles can be incredibly beneficial in promoting relaxation and reducing stress. The essential oils in these candles are known for their calming properties, making them perfect to light in times of stress and worry.

Creating a peaceful atmosphere in the home with the scent of a burning candle can help the mind to relax and become more peaceful. Additionally, focusing on the candle’s flame can help ground the user and give a sense of stability even when feeling overwhelmed. A chakra candle’s combined smell and sights can be incredibly calming and even help improve your sleep quality.

2. Less anxiety and elevated mood

When aromatherapy candles are burned, it releases the therapeutic benefits of the essential oils which stimulate certain parts of the brain responsible for emotions and mood. Essential oils have been shown to reduce anxiety, soothe feelings of depression and even promote feel good chemicals like serotonin. 

3. Improved meditation and mindfulness practices

Chakra meditation benefits can be enhanced by burning chakra scented candles. As you meditate, the aroma of the burning candles can invoke feelings of peace and tranquility, and spread healing energies to help you connect with your chakras. Focusing on the burning candle flame and on the chakra color of the candle can also help to clear the mind and focus on chakra rebalancing. 

4. Greater connection with the world around you

Additionally, they can help to promote feelings of harmony and bliss, allowing you to tap deeper into your spiritual connection with the universe. The aromatic scents can help you to break out of old patterns or rigid mindsets, creating an atmosphere conducive to a new perspective and greater understanding of the world around you. In this way, burning scented chakra candles during meditation can facilitate remarkable effects on the entire body, mind and soul.

5. Greater balance and alignment with the chakras

Aromatherapy has long been used in holistic healing practices to promote balance and alignment of the chakras. Burning fragranced chakra candles can help clear any blocks and restore balance to each energy center.

The aromatherapy benefits of the candles and the physical motion of lighting them up can help focus the mind, relaxing and improving mood. As the essential oils in the candles are released they emit positive energy which helps to restore, and bring balance back to the system.

chakra healing crystals
Chakra Healing Crystals

How To Use Chakra Candles

Here are some general steps for using chakra candles in your energy healing practices:

1. Select the right essential oil candle for your needs

Look for a candle corresponding to the chakra you want to balance or align. For example, if you want to balance your Sacral Chakra, look for an orange candle with scents like ylang-ylang or sandalwood.

2. Create a calming environment

Find a quiet space for your practice. Create a calming environment by turning off distractions like your phone or TV, dimming the lights, and playing relaxing music.

3. Set an intention

Before lighting the candle, take a moment to set an intention for your practice. For example, ‘May I be guided by the divine power of the universe’. This intention should set the tone for your energy healing session.

4. Light and enjoy the candle

Once you’ve set your intention and created a calming environment, light the candle and allow it to burn for at least 20-30 minutes. As the candle burns, focus on the scent and color associated with the chakra you are working on, and visualize your energy centers becoming balanced and aligned. You could also try performing a candle meditation session. 

5. Incorporate other healing practices

Burning chakra candles can be even more effective when combined with other practices, such as meditation, yoga, or visualization exercises. Try incorporating these practices into your routine while burning the candle to enhance the effects.

root chakra candles
Root Chakra Candles

Types Of Chakra Candles

Root Chakra Candle

A Root Chakra Candle is a red, scented candle used to help realign and rebalance your Root Chakra (also known as the Base Chakra or Muladhara), helping you feel strong, stable and grounded.

Here are some common essential oils and crystals to look out for in Root Chakra candles:

Essential oils: Look for cedar wood, patchouli, vetiver, and sandalwood. These scents are earthy and grounding and promote feelings of stability and security.

Check out our top 10 essential oils for the Root Chakra

Crystals: Look for hematite, black tourmaline, red jasper, and garnet. These genuine gemstones are believed to promote grounding, protection, and stability and can help balance the Root Chakra’s energy.

sacral chakra candles
Sacral Chakra Candles

Sacral Chakra Candle

Sacral Chakra candles typically have warm, orange colors and feature fragrances like sandalwood and orange to promote creativity and harmony, which is what the Sacral Chakra (also known as the Second Chakra or Svadhishthana Chakra) is all about. 

Here are some common essential oils and crystals to look out for in Sacral Chakra candles:

Essential oils: Look for sweet orange, ylang-ylang, sandalwood, and jasmine. These energizing scents are believed to promote creativity, sensuality, and emotional balance.

Check out our top 10 essential oils for the Sacral Chakra.

Crystals: Look for carnelian, moonstone, and orange calcite. These stones are believed to promote emotional balance, creativity, and sensuality and can help balance the energy of the Sacral Chakra.

Solar Plexus chakra candles
Solar Plexus Chakra Candles

Solar Plexus Chakra Candle

The Solar Plexus Chakra (also known as the Third Chakra or Manipura) is located in the upper abdomen and is associated with personal power, confidence, and self-esteem. Yellow candles are usually used for the Solar Plexus.

Here are some common essential oils and crystals used in Solar Plexus Chakra candles:

Essential oils: Look for lemon, grapefruit, ginger, and bergamot. These scents are believed to promote clarity, focus, and confidence. High John the Conqueror Oil is a more uncommon scent but it is nevertheless very powerful for boosting personal power and determination.

Crystals: Look for citrine, tiger’s eye, and yellow calcite. These stones are believed to promote confidence, personal power, and self-esteem and can help balance the energy of the Solar Plexus Chakra.

heart chakra candles
Heart Chakra Candles

Heart Chakra Candle

The Heart Chakra (also known as the Fourth Chakra or Anahata) is located in the center of the chest and is associated with love, compassion, and emotional balance.

Heart Chakra candles are usually green (although sometimes you may see pink candles too).

Here are some common essential oils and crystals used in Heart Chakra candles:

Essential oils: Look out for rose, lavender, and eucalyptus. These soothing scents promote relaxation, inner peace, and emotional healing.

Check out our top 10 essential oils for the Heart Chakra.

Crystals: Look for rose quartz, green aventurine, and emerald. These stones are believed to promote love, compassion, and emotional balance and can help balance the energy of the Heart Chakra.

throat chakra candles
Throat Chakra Candles

Throat Chakra Candle

The Throat Chakra (also known as the Fifth Chakra or Vishuddha) is associated with communication, self-expression, and creativity. It is usually represented by a blue candle. 

Here are some common essential oils and crystals used in Throat Chakra candles:

Essential oils: Look out for peppermint, lemon, and chamomile. These scents promote clarity of thought, stimulate the mind, and support open communication.

Crystals: Look for blue lace agate, lapis lazuli, and aquamarine. These stones promote self-expression, enhance communication, and encourage creativity.

Third Eye chakra candles
Third Eye Chakra Candles

Third Eye Chakra Candle

The Third Eye Chakra (also known as the Sixth Chakra or Ajna) is associated with intuition, wisdom, and spiritual insight. It is often represented by indigo or dark blue candles.

Here are some common essential oils and crystals used in Third-Eye chakra candles:

Essential oils: Look for frankincense, lavender, and clary sage. These scents promote relaxation, support meditation and spiritual practices, and enhance intuition.

Crystals: Look for amethyst, fluorite, and sodalite. These stones enhance spiritual insight, promote mental clarity, and support intuition.

Crown chakra candles
Crown Chakra Candles

Crown Chakra Candle

The Crown Chakra (also known as the Seventh Chakra or Sahasrara) is associated with spiritual connection, enlightenment, and universal consciousness. It is usually represented by a purple candle, with purple being the color of divinity. 

Here are some common essential oils and crystals used in Crown Chakra candles:

Essential oils: Look for frankincense, lavender, and jasmine. These scents promote relaxation, support meditation and spiritual practices, and enhance spiritual connection.

Crystals: Look for clear quartz, amethyst, and selenite. These stones enhance spiritual connection, promote mental clarity, and support meditation and spiritual practices.

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Burning chakra aromatherapy candles can have significant benefits for our mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing. Use them while practicing chakra meditation or yoga asanas to help you connect with your subtle body and support your spiritual growth.

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  • Clare Smith

    Hi, I’m Clare – writer and publisher of Chakra Practice. I’m a certified chakra energy healer and a philosophy major. I love researching and writing about everything to do with chakras, including trying out new crystals, candles, essential oils – anything that can help me in my practice.