The third chakra, located at the solar plexus, houses organs of the digestive and endocrine systems, as well as our self-esteem, perception and intuition, intellect, and personal power.

Dysfunctions of the Third Chakra may affect the stomach, liver, pancreas, adrenal glands, and the upper intestines, as well as the mid-to upper-spine. The emotional and mental effects are that one may begin to question one's own intuition, to give away personal power, and to lose self-respect. One may feel an absence of will, or discouragement.

Essential Oils for Physical Symptoms:

The Frankincense tree in Oman.

When feeling insecure, anxious, or depressed, two to three drops of Vetiver applied directly to the solar plexus in a counterclockwise motion will help dissolve energetic blockages, and strengthen the sense of security with oneself. Or try a combination of any of the following.

Essential Oils for Psychological Symptoms:

Inhale directly from the bottle, or apply to the third chakra. Remember, stay out of the sun when lemon oil is on the skin; it is photosensitive.

Try this Third Chakra Tonic recipe in your diffuser to create calm and confidence in your space:


2 parts Cinnamon Bark*

1 part Dark Patchouli

1 part Frankincense, steam distilled

2 parts Cape Chamomile


The aroma is light, spicy, and clean with invigorating brightness and a sweet kiss of seaside air. Perfect for creating ease and comfort in groups or at parties. Also excellent to inhale before conversations requiring self-advocacy.

* Cinnamon bark is a dermal irritant, so it is best to inhale this blend, rather than to apply it topically.