My go-to essential oils brand, Rocky Mountain Oils, just released a brand new "chakra-inspired" product line, and I was lucky enough to get to take it for a test drive before it launched earlier this month! I already love all of their other oil roll-ons, so it was so fun to try this seven-piece set. These chakra roll-ons are extra special because each one is designed to be applied to a different part of your body, and each rollerball is made of a different gemstone. They're so pretty!!
If you don't know what chakras are, they're the seven various "energy centers" throughout your body (you might hear about this during yoga or meditation practice, or during studies of Buddhism and Hinduism). Apparently, each chakra corresponds to a different aspect of your emotional, physical and spiritual well-being and has a unique purpose. Being aware of each of these chakras is supposed to help balance your mood and energy.
While I'm not sure that I 100% believe in chakras, I do think they each represent an important part of our lives and selves that we need to pay attention to and take care of. The root chakra (feet and base of spine) reminds us to stay grounded, trust our inner instincts, and remain connected to the beautiful planet around us. The sacral chakra (lower abdomen) reminds us to pay attention to our emotions and follow our passions. The solar plexus chakra (upper abdomen) reminds us to be confident in our abilities and personal power. The heart chakra reminds us to show love to ourselves and the people around us, and to be open to receiving love from others. The throat chakra (the one I usually need the most focusing on) reminds us to use our voices to speak up for ourselves and others and to remain true to ourselves. The third eye chakra (between the brows) reminds us to keep an open mind and work towards understanding. And finally, the crown chakra (top of head) reminds us to pay attention to the joy and peace found inside ourselves and the world around us.
I started applying the oils to each chakra every night before bed and it was actually a really relaxing ritual that helped me wind down before going to sleep. I love the root chakra blend because it feels really good when I roll it onto the soles of my feet -- like a gentle foot massage. The heart chakra roll-on is another favorite because it smells great and I love the rose quartz rollerball. It's also strangely calming to roll it on over my chest. And, of course, I like applying the throat chakra because it reminds me (a person who hates raising her voice) to not be afraid to do it when necessary. Click HERE to learn more about the new RMO Chakra Collection!
My name is Abby Formella and I'm a 26 year-old working girl living in the lovely borough of Brooklyn, New York.