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Everything You Need to Know About Chakra Candles

Everything You Need to Know About Chakra Candles

Are you looking for a way to relax your mind and body, and tap into your chakra centers? If so, chakra candles may be the answer.

Chakra candles can help open up blocked pathways of energy within you while bringing a calming presence to your home.

In this article, we explore all things related to chakra candles – what they are, the benefits of using them and how to incorporate them into your chakra healing.  

What Are Chakra Candles?

Chakra candles are not ordinary candles. They are infused with specific scents, crystals and colors that align with the body’s seven chakras – the energy centers responsible for our physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

There are seven major chakras in the human body, including the Root Chakra, Sacral Chakra, Solar Plexus Chakra, Heart Chakra, Throat Chakra, Third Eye Chakra, and Crown Chakra. 

Each chakra has a unique color and symbol, as well as essential oils and crystals that correspond to its specific function. For example the Root Chakra represents stability and grounding. It is associated with earthy scents like cedarwood and sandalwood, grounding chakra stones like black obsidian, and the color red.

Chakra candles are a simple yet effective way to incorporate mindfulness into your daily routine and promote positive energy flow in your life.

throat chakra candles
Throat Chakra Candles

Benefits of Using Chakra Candles

Chakra candles are infused with powerful essential oils, colors, and stones that correspond to the seven chakras of the body. When you light a chakra candle, it can help to clear energy blockages and bring a sense of balance to your physical and energetic body.

Let’s look at their benefits in more detail:

Balance Your Chakras

When your chakras are unbalanced, you may experience physical, emotional, and spiritual issues. Chakra candles can help balance your chakras in three different ways:

Crystal Healing

Chakra candles commonly include crystals and precious stones that emit healing vibrations to aid in chakra healing. For example,  rose quartz is often used in Heart Chakra candles because its calming, warming energy can help soothe our heart space.  

Color Therapy

A chakra candle will usually have the same color hue as the chakra it represents. For example chakra candles for the Crown Chakra are usually purple. The color pigments are important as different colors have different energy frequencies which can help harmonize our chakras.  


Aromatherapy is a powerful tool that enhances the effects of candle meditation. Each chakra is also associated with fragrance blends that have particular benefits for our energy centers.

For instance, the Root Chakra is associated with scents that promote grounding such as patchouli, ginger, and vetiver.

Boost Calmness and Relaxation

One of the top benefits of chakra candles is their ability to promote calmness and relaxation. Each chakra candle is infused with different essential oils that have a calming effect on the mind and body.

The combination of soothing scents and gentle flickering light can help reduce stress levels and promote relaxation, making them the perfect addition to your self-care routine.

Support Meditation

Meditation is one of the best ways to connect with your inner self, and chakra candles can enhance your meditation experience. In fact candle gazing meditation, also known as Trataka, is a really popular option for people who struggle with focus. 

Each candle’s color and scent correspond to a specific chakra, which can help you focus on that energy center during your meditative practice.

Lighting chakra candles during meditation helps to deepen your concentration, increase your focus, and enhance the overall meditation experience.

Cleanse Negative Energy

Chakra candles not only aid in balancing the energy centers, but they also help to cleanse negative energy from your environment. For example, amethyst is often used in Crown Chakra candles due to its reputation for dispelling negative energy and supporting spiritual growth. 

Other crystals have properties which absorb bad vibes, protect against negative influences or support positive energy. The stones can magnify and amplify the candle’s energy, making it more potent. Burning chakra candles in your home or workspace can help cleanse and purify the energy, promoting a positive and peaceful environment.

Enhance Positive Thinking

Many crystals used in chakra candles can help to create a more positive environment. For example, Carnelian (a stone often used in Sacral Chakra candles) is revered for its ability to bring joy and optimism to your life. 

The very act of rebalancing our chakras and supporting a more harmonious flow of energy around the body can make us feel more tranquil and positive. 

7 Chakra Candle Set
7 Chakra Candle Set

How to Choose a Chakra Candle

Each candle corresponds to different chakras, which when blocked or imbalanced, can cause physical, emotional, and spiritual symptoms. 

So when you’re debating which chakra candle to use, you first need to think about which chakra you think might need some healing and rebalancing. 

Root Chakra

  • Represents: Security, stability and grounding.
  • Signs of Root Chakra blockages or imbalances: Anxiety, insecurity around material possessions, and physical issues such as pain in the lower body and fatigue.

Sacral Chakra

  • Represents: Creative power, passion and a healthy sexual life.
  • Signs of Sacral Chakra blockages or imbalances: Relationship issues, sexual dysfunction, lack of creativity. Physical issues with the pelvic region and reproductive system.

Solar Plexus Chakra

  • Represents: Self-esteem, personal power and confidence.
  • Signs of Solar Plexus Chakra blockages or imbalances: Low confidence, lack of personal power, and physical issues with the digestion. 

Heart Chakra

  • Represents: Love, empathy, and forgiveness.
  • Signs of Heart Chakra blockages or imbalances: Depression, relationship issues, low self esteem, and physical issues with the chest and circulation. 

Throat Chakra

  • Represents: The center of communication and expression.
  • Signs of Throat Chakra blockages or imbalances: Difficulty with communication, dishonesty, isolation and physical issues with the throat, neck and mouth. 

Third-Eye Chakra

  • Represents: Intuition, psychic power and wisdom.
  • Signs of Third Eye Chakra blockages or imbalances: Trouble trusting your instincts, indecisiveness, lack of imagination and physical issues such as sleeping problems. 

Crown Chakra

  • Represents: Spiritual connection and enlightenment.
  • Signs of Crown Chakra blockages or imbalances: Spiritual disconnection, lack of inspiration, disbelief in a higher power and physical issues such as headaches. 

How to Use Chakra Candles for Meditation

Chakra candles are powerful tools for chakra healing but only if they’re used correctly. Follow our easy guide below to get started.

Choose Your Chakra Candle

Each chakra candle will be associated with a specific chakra. The color of the candle is usually a good indicator – for example, a red candle will be for the Root Chakra.

lighting 3 chakra candle set

3 Chakra Candle Set

Here’s a reminder of the scents, colors and crystals you need to look out for:

  1. Root Chakra Candles
    • Color: Red
    • Essential oils: Cedar, Cloves, Patchouli, and Vetiver
    • Crystals: Black Obsidian, Garnet, and Smoky Quartz
  2. Sacral Chakra Candles
    • Color: Orange
    • Essential oils: Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang, Bergamot, and citrus scents like Grapefruit
    • Crystals: Tiger’s Eye, Amber, and Carnelian
  3. Solar Plexus Chakra Candles
    • Color: Yellow
    • Essential oils: Lemongrass, Jasmine and Green Tea
    • Crystals: Topaz, Citrine, and Agate
  4. Heart Chakra Candles
    • Color: Green or Pink
    • Essential oils: Honey and Rose
    • Crystals: Rose Quartz, Amazonite, and Malachite
  5. Throat Chakra Candles
    • Color: Turquoise or Light blue
    • Essential oils: Eucalyptus, Mint and Lavender 
    • Crystals: Lapiz Lazuli, Turquoise, and Aquamarine
  6. Third Eye Chakra Candles
    • Color: Indigo or Dark blue 
    • Essential oils: Rosemary, Lavender and Clary Sage
    • Crystals: Sodalite, Sapphire, and Labradorite
  7. Crown Chakra Candles
    • Color: Purple
    • Essential oils: Frankincense, Myrrh and Amber
    • Crystals: Amethyst, Clear Quartz, and Moonstone
chakra candle set 3
3 Chakra Candle Set

Prepare the Space

Before lighting your chakra candle, create a peaceful and intentional space. Find a quiet area in your home and gather any tools that will support your meditation practice, such as a cushion to sit on or crystals to set around you.

Set your candle in front of you, perhaps on the floor or on a table (make sure it’s completely balanced and there are no flammable materials nearby). Take a moment to set a positive life intention for your spiritual practice and focus on the chakra you want to balance.

Light Your Candle

Now you’re ready to start your chakra candle meditation session. Follow these steps:

  1. Light your candle.
  2. Take a deep breath in, and exhale slowly.
  3. Focus on the flame and let your thoughts and worries melt away. If you find your mind wandering, bring it back to the flame. 
  4. Stare directly at the candle flame or close your eyes and envision the corresponding chakra glowing in its associated color.
  5. You may even want to repeat a mantra that corresponds with the chakra. 
  6. Allow yourself to fully immerse in the experience and let the therapeutic benefits of chakra candles work their magic.

Set of 7 Chakra Candles with Crystals

A luxurious chakra candle set combining the perfect scent, color and crystal combination to support your chakra healing.

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How to Look After Your Chakra Candles

Whether you’re new to the chakra candle healing or a seasoned practitioner, it’s essential to keep your candles in tip-top shape. Here’s how to cleanse and maintain your chakra candles, so they can continue to work their magic.

Step 1: Cleanse your space

Before you start cleansing your candles, ensure that your space is clean as well. You don’t want any unwanted energies to interfere with your candle’s purpose. You could also consider smudging or burning incense.

Step 2: Cleanse your candles

Cleansing your chakra candles is essential to rid them of any negative or unwanted energy that they may have picked up during the production process or while sitting in your space.

You can use sound, smoke, water, or crystal energy to cleanse your candles:

  • Chant a mantra or play soothing music to cleanse your candle’s powerful energy through sound vibrations.
  • Burn sage or palo santo (known as smudging) to cleanse your candles through smoke.
  • Holding your candles under running water can cleanse them through water energy
  • Placing your candles next to cleansing crystals like selenite can purify them through crystal energy.
Lighting Chakra Candles for yoga
Lighting Chakra Candles for Yoga

Step 3: Charge Your Candles

After cleansing your chakra candles, it’s time to charge them with positive energy. Charging your candles ensures that they work to their full potential. You can leave your candles in the sun or moonlight for a few hours to charge them with solar or lunar energy – just make sure it’s not too hot in case they melt!

You may also choose to charge your candles with intention by holding and focusing on them while reciting a positive affirmation or stating an intention out loud.

Step 4: Store Your Candles Properly

Once your chakra candles are cleansed and charged, it’s essential to store them properly. To prevent dust and negative energy buildup, keep your candles in a dry and dust-free area, preferably in a designated container or on a tray.

Ensure that the container or tray is clean and lined with paper towels or fabric to prevent any scratching or damage to the candle’s surface.

Step 5: Repeat the Cleansing and Charging Process

As you use your chakra candles, they may begin to pick up negative or unwanted energy.

It’s essential to repeat the cleansing and charging process whenever you feel the need to refresh your candles. Regular cleansing and charging will ensure that your candles work efficiently.

Start Using Chakra Candles Today

Chakra candles are an effective way to create a healing and calming environment in your home and rebalance your energetic centers. So why not give them a try today!

Learn more about the benefits of using chakra candles.




  • 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.