The Best Incense For Sacral Chakra Cleansing

Located in our lower abdomen we find our Sacral Chakra, one of our most powerful energy centres. But what is the Sacral Chakra responsible for? And how can incense positively impact it? Read on for more information on our divine Sacral Chakra...

 

 

“Each of the seven chakras is governed by spiritual laws, principles of consciousness that we can use to cultivate greater harmony, happiness, and wellbeing in our lives and the world.”
~ DEEPAK CHOPRA


Our Pick: Cinnamon

The warming, spicy, and somewhat sweet scent of Cinnamon is one most of us know and love. Associated with baked goods, autumn, Christmas, and some of our favourite Asian dishes, Cinnamon provides comfort and familiarity, perhaps why its incense has become increasingly more popular. But, how can Cinnamon Incense help to align our Sacral Chakra?

Cinnamon has a long history of medicinal use thanks to its antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties, as well as its many other natural health benefits.
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As the Sacral Chakra is located in the lower abdomen, a lot of healing needs to happen in this area for any true alignment to occur. Luckily, Cinnamon can help with issues such as irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes, and other gastrointestinal issues.
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Surprisingly to some, Cinnamon is a powerful aphrodisiac. This can help to unleash your inner sensuality, passion, and lust, therefore, naturally strengthen your Sacral Chakra.
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You can use Cinnamon as a food additive, an ingredient in gut-friendly drinks or herbal teas, and massage oil - all these can help improve this unruley Chakra. However, we believe that burning natural Cinnamon incense is the most effective solution.
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Burning Cinnamon, whether during deep meditation or mindfulness yoga, is the ultimate balancing tool for this most vibrant Chakra. Cinnamon is perfect for relieving those stresses made by modern living, whilst helping to calm anxious feelings located in your tummy region.

What are Chakras?

The Seven Chakras, energy centres aligning down the spine of the body, often described as 'wheels'. According to several ancient Asian religions, each energy centre governs a different aspect of our spiritual health, our personality, and our overall well-being.
Each Chakra has its function and purpose, and when a Chakra is balanced, we operate at our highest level within its specialism. We can overcome challenges with ease, whether inner, physical, or with outside energy, however, when a Chakra is blocked or out of balance (not working correctly), it can impact us in profound ways. Some can suppress our spirituality, libido, and empathy, others can leave us confused, overthinking, and thoughtless.

The Chakras: A Quick Guide

1. The Root Chakra - Muladhara


Colour: Red
Element: Earth
.Location: Base of the spine
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The Root Chakra is our first Chakra to develop and is responsible for our sense of stability and security.
At its best, the Root Chakra can leave us grounded, connected, and comfortable in our skin. However, a blockage is characterised by feelings of low self-esteem, lack of energy, and fear.
If any of these feelings resonate with you, check out our guide on the 'Best Incense for Root Chakra Cleansing & Balancing'.

2. The Sacral Chakra - Svadhishthana


Colour: Orange
Element: Water
Location: Lower abdomen
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The Sacral Chakra is the second Chakra to develop - it governs our sensuality, creativity, and spirituality. When it is functioning healthily, you can expect to have a thriving sex life, floods of inspiring thoughts, and high self-esteem. However, if out of alignment, you may experience feelings of sexual frustration and sadness, as well as difficulty accessing your intuition.

3. The Solar Plexus Chakra - Manipura


Colour: Yellow
Element: Fire
Location: Above the navel, below the base of the ribcage
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The Solar Plexus Chakra is the third of the seven Chakras to develop. It is responsible for ego, motivation, and assertiveness. This said, when it is functioning correctly, we manifest positive energy, productivity, and focus. However, if the Solar Plexus Chakra is blocked, it can create feelings of anger, poor self-esteem, and even depression.
Why not check out our guide on the 'Best incense for Solar Plexus Chakra Alignment'?

4. The Heart Chakra - Anahata


Colour: Green
Element: Air
Location: Centre of the chest
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The Heart Chakra is the fourth Chakra to grow and develop. It dictates the success of our relationships, romantic and otherwise. It also controls our feelings and expression of love, passion, and trust. So, if you are suffering from a Heart Chakra blockage, it can present as mood swings, insecurity, and/or jealousy, and may lead to difficulty in forming new relationships.
Click the link present to learn more on the Heart Chakra - 'Incense For The Heart Chakra: 5 Scents You'll Love'

5. The Throat Chakra - Vishuddha


Colour: Blue
Element: Space
Location: Near the thyroid glands at the base of the throat
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The Throat Chakra is the fifth Chakra to develop. It has an emphasis on communication, expression, and our beliefs. This said, when aligned, the Throat Chakra can gift us with charisma, confidence, and voice. However, if it is experiencing a blockage, it can lead to shyness and social anxiety. If you are feeling the imbalance of your Throat Chakra, why not check out our guide on 'The Best Incense For Throat Chakra Clearing'?

The Third Eye Chakra - Ajna


Colour: Indigo
Element: None
Location: Between the eyes, in front of the pineal gland or 'Third Eye'
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The Third Eye Chakra is the sixth Chakra to form and is a crucial aspect to our spiritual development. Not only does the Third Eye Chakra have a big role to play in our current state, but it also cleanses damage done in previous lives. So, when balanced, it breeds emotional, physical, and spiritual vibrance. However, when out of balance, we may feel intimidated by our ability and potential. Or, conversely, it can make you excessively self-absorbed.

The crown Chakra - Sahastrara


Colour: Violet & White
Element: None
Location: Crown of the head 
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The Crown Chakra is the last of the seven Chakras to form and is the epitome of enlightenment and higher consciousness. So, when the Crown Chakra is aligned and energised, we can expect to experience feelings of euphoria, immense wisdom, and oneness with the world and everything in it. However, an imbalanced Crown Chakra can lead to feelings of frustration and spiritual blockage.
For more on your Crown Chakra, check our guide on the 'Best Incense For Crown Chakra Balancing'!

How To Use Incense For The Sacral Chakra

Time needed: 1 hour.

The best way to use incense to cleanse your second Chakra is to burn it while in a calm and relaxed state. This said, it is important to set your intentions and remain focused on your goal. In this isntace 'realigning your Sacral Chakra and reclaiming your sexual and creative power'.

  1. Find the perfect spot

    This could be somewhere your feel most comfortable, or perhaps a place that inspires you. I like to cleanse this Chakra in my bedroom... My salt lamp is on, I am sitting on the floor, and meditative music is on in the background. The warmth from my salt lamp creates a warm, sensual environment.

  2. Light your incense

    Be sure to do this in a well-ventilated space and away from flammable items. Our favourite type of incense is 'Natural incense'. For more information, CLICK HERE.

  3. Breathe.

    Take long, deep breaths and try to clear your mind of thought. This will give you a blank canvas from which to being your realignment.

  4. Repeat chakra affirmations

    Such as: "I am a force of sensual energy" or "With every breath, I draw pleasure toward me".

  5. Tidy your space

    Once you are feeling relaxed and reinvigorated, safely cool and dispose of the ash from your incense sticks.


 

3 More Amazing Incense for the Sacral Chakra

Rose

Sweet, floral, and delicate Rose incense is the perfect summers home fragrance. It cleanses the air and heals the heart - how can you not love it?
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Rose incense also heightens sexual arousal and confidence, whilst sparking colours of creativity and inspiration. All making it the ideal incense to burn when aligning the Sacral Chakra.

Frankincense

Frankincense is a sacred resin derived from the 'Burseraceae' family of trees and shrubs. This unique substance is popularly known for its healing properties and wild, fresh, earthly fragrance.
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Frankincense helps deepen the connection with the physical and spiritual worlds. Perhaps this is why it is one of the most popular scents used in religious and spiritual practices.
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Spiritual awareness has a profound impact on not only our Crown and Third Eye Chakra, but also our Sacral Chakra.

Sandalwood

Sandalwood is a very popular ancient scent, adored for its sweet and woosdy essence. However, Sandalwood is also a deeply spiritual and healing wood.
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Many spiritual people burn Sandalwood to heal worry and anxiety and stress based in the lower abdomen. It is also known to increase lust, happiness, and tranquillity, each effecting the balance of the Sacral Chakra.

The Bottom Line

Opening the second Chakra is the key to vibrant and fulfilling sex life, creativity, imagination, and spirituality. This is why it is so important to nourish your energy with grounding, energising incense and cleansing Chakra rituals, such as meditation, affirmation, and manifestation.

People Also Ask

How can you tell if the sacral chakra is blocked?

Common indicators of a sacral chakra blockage are irritability and a lack of creative flow. However, the best way to test whether or not you need to take steps to align it is to ask yourself the following.
In the last few days, have I been...

- Thinking about sex obsessively?
- Quick to anger?
- Showing manipulative traits?

If the answer is yes to 2 or more of those questions, this is a strong indication that you have a blocked sacral chakra and should seek to realign

What crystals are good for the sacral chakra?

The best crystals for cleansing the Svadhishthana are:

Tigers Eye. Tigers Eye has powerfully cleansing energy. This is ideal for when you want to cleanse your energy.
Citrine: Citrine is an excellent tool for enhancing creativity and bringing out your playful side. Perfect for reclaiming your best energy!
Amber: Amber is a fossilized resin. Which means it's earthy, healing, and bursting with wisdom. It also encourages spontaneity.

How can I work on my sacral chakra?

You can optimize your sacral chakra by practising yoga and meditation regularly. It also helps to repeat chakra affirmations daily.


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