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5 Essential Oils That Have Powerful Grounding Effects + Usage Tips

5 Essential Oils That Have Powerful Grounding Effects + Usage Tips

Essential oils and chakras go together like peanut butter and jelly.

The chakras are energy centers in the body.

They let you know when you are energetically off-balance.

Essential oils are the medicine that helps them take the cold away (bring you back to center). The root chakra is the first chakra and is related to feeling grounded.

If this chakra is out of whack, your whole being will be thrown off-kilter.

Luckily there are five essential oils that have powerful grounding effects!

What are the best essential oils for grounding? Sandalwood, Myrrh, Cedarwood, Ginger, and Patchouli have powerful grounding effects. Using any combination of these five essential oils daily will help you stay grounded and centered for longer.

Learning which essential oils are the best for grounding is great, but if you don’t know how to use them, the information is rendered useless.

Continue reading to learn more!

Signs That You Need To Use Essential Oils For Grounding

Woman sitting crossed legged to balance root chakra

Understanding which essential oils worked the best to feel grounded was something I spent a lot of time figuring out.

The life I was born into came with a pre-requisite.

I was birthed into a life where I would constantly struggle with my root chakra. 


I am an adult now that has grown spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and yes, also physically, but who cares about that.

If you had asked this girl about her root chakra four years ago, she probably would have gotten snippy with you and acted like she knew everything. 

See that is a prime example of someone with a blocked root chakra. 

I have since opened and activated my root chakra and work daily to maintain a nice balance.

I acknowledge that it is one of the harder life lessons for me and that sometimes I slip up and get judgmental and hateful again.

However, I also know what it looks like when my root chakra is unbalanced, and I need grounding. 

So with that, here are my tips for recognising when you need to use grounding essential oils:

  • You might feel lost or generally uneasy within yourself. 
  • You probably have trouble finishing projects and tasks.
  • A general lack of passion and pleasure.
  • You’d rather sit and watch tv than do things you used to enjoy.
  • An overwhelming sense that things in your life are wrong and need to be fixed.
  • You lose patience and become angry easily.
  • You find yourself questioning everything in your life.
  • People you love, you no longer feel connected to.
  • Feel the need to be continuously distracted to avoid your thoughts.

Sometimes it’s hard to recognize that these symptoms are related.

When you aren’t grounded, it tends to create chaos in the brain, making it impossible to see anything rationally.

When you realize that these things are very much connected and that they even come from the same source, or ‘root’ or the problem… pardon my pun – you can better see the light at the end of the tunnel.

You no longer feel so alone. 

I can’t speak for anyone but myself, but feeling that connection can snap me out of any rut I’m in. Still, sometimes we require a little more TLC (tender, loving, care), and for that, we have our trustee grounding essential oils!

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Here Are the 5 Best Essential Oils For Grounding

Best Essential Oils For Grounding

There’s one thing that must always be mentioned to those seeking information about essential oils.

These oils are sacred to many ancient cultures and civilizations.

They have been used for centuries to aid in pain and stress relief as well as medicine for some illnesses.

Some oils have a reputation for helping one area specifically, but that doesn’t mean they can’t help another area just as well. 

In other words, when you are reading through this list, try not to get hung up on the fact that these are the only oils you can use for grounding.

That simply isn’t the case.

Many people find themselves lost reading through blogs about essential oils and getting discouraged when they don’t experience the same results from the same oils. 

We are all unique, energetic beings, and the most important thing to remember is always to listen to your intuition above all else.

Your intuition knows what is ultimately best for you, especially when it comes to essential oils. 

That said, here are the five essential oils that have powerful grounding effects: 

1. Sandalwood

Sandalwood for essential oils to help with grounding

The use of Sandalwood can be traced back 4,000 years in Sanskrit manuscripts.

The ancient Egyptians considered the oil sacred as well. They are known to have imported Sandalwood specifically to extract the oil to use in medicine as an antiseptic.

They even used it in rituals and other holy purposes. 

There are many benefits people experience from using the oil, including: 

  • Anxiety relief
  • Depression relief
  • Helps with better sleep
  • Increases focus

It’s also used in skin and hair care products for its topical benefits.

Nonetheless, the above-stated list is why Sandalwood works perfectly for recentering and feeling grounded.

When you aren’t anxious or depressed, you can sleep better, which leads to better focus. As a result, you can more clearly see the proper next actions to take to get yourself back to center.  

At the end of the day, it’s all a mental game.

When you get your mind right, it’s easier to get the rest of your energy right. 

2. Myrrh

Myrrh essential oil

Ancient cultures are heavily prevalent in the history of essential oils.

Myrrh is another oil that was always considered sacred among the ancient Egyptians.

It was most popularly used as a perfume and in medicines. Myrrh has a rich history among ancient Egyptian traditions.

It was not only used in skincare, perfumes, salves, and medicines but was also seen as a holy plant. It can be seen in murals all over the walls of a famous temple built in loving memory of Queen Hatshepsut. 

Myrrh is like Frankincense in that it has so many benefits that you could potentially use it for any ailment you experience, physical or other.

The scent alone is enough to quite literally jumpstart your mind.

It has natural cleansing properties that extend outward to your energetic body. 

Using the oil topically or aromatically promotes an emotional and mental cleansing in a way that simultaneously promotes grounding. 

3. Cedarwood 

Essential oil for grounding Cedarwood

Fun fact about Cedarwood, it is believed to be the first-ever oil humans extracted from a plant.

Its first documented use, none other than [you guessed it] the ancient Egyptians.

Its natural purification abilities worked quite well during the mummification process. It also worked well to fight off infections. 

It even has its very own folklore, according to Europeans during the Middle Ages. They believed that placing a cedar tree adjacent to the front door protected the home from witches entering.

As you can see, regardless of how it was used, it was used to ward off something. 

Similarly, sacred Cedarwood can be used to energetically ward off the uneasy feeling of being ungrounded.

When you use Cedarwood, be sure to set the intention of what you would like it to work on.

Otherwise, it could get distracted and ward off something else within your being. 

In fact, that is a great rule of thumb to remember when working with any essential oil.

Intention is everything. Use without intention leads to miscommunication. 

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4. Ginger

Essential oil Ginger

Ancient civilizations were convinced that plants had healing powers for humans.

The world has progressed away from “the land,” it’s clear to see that these ancient cultures may have been on to something.

Ginger is another sacred oil to many different ancient cultures. It’s been public knowledge for centuries now that ginger has powerful effects on digestion and immune health. 

Walk into any vegan or holistic shop today, and they will tell you the same thing.

Ginger shocks the system to detox physical and energetic negativity and coating the being in protection afterward. It truly is a magical plant and oil. 

Using the oil for grounding can prove to be extremely beneficial.

It detoxes the subtle body while casting a light of protection as you regain your grounding balance.

When using this oil, it is recommended to drink lots of water before and after because it is potent. 

5. Patchouli

Patchouli essential oil for grounding.

Patchouli is perhaps the most famous (or rather infamous) essential oil.

It is the stereotypical oil used by “dirty hippies.”

Some love the smell, some hate the smell, and I believe it relates to how this stereotype makes you feel.

That said, depending on your previous knowledge of the oil, it may or may not work for you. 

Regardless, Patchouli is one of the best oils for overall spiritual health.

Its earthy smell brings you back to nature.

You are of the Earth, and the single greatest way to feel grounded again is to reconnect yourself with the Earth’s roots.

Patchouli is quite literally a gift from mother Gaia. Use her gift wisely and consciously, and she will provide you with endless benefits!

Bonus: Young Living’s Grounding Essential Oil

Young Living is one of the best modern manufacturers of essential oils.

They pride themselves on being a seed to seal company. This means they grow their herbs as well as extracting the oils out of them, so their customers can trust they are always getting pure oils. 

Their Grounding oil is a blend of: 

  • White Fir
  • Black Spruce
  • Ylang Ylang
  • Pine

Ylang Ylang itself is a powerful oil for spiritual grounding and protection.

It has a way of healing the energetic self from a universal perspective.

This oil does a great job of recognizing the Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine within you and balancing them perfectly.

In turn, you are left feeling refreshed, calm, and free of chaotic thoughts. 

It quite literally initiates the grounding process regardless of how you use it.

If you haven’t tried it yet, this should be next on your list! 

Here’s How To Use Essential Oils For Grounding

How To Use Essential Oils For Grounding

The thing about the root chakra and trying to feel grounded once again is that it typically takes a combination of things to accomplish this.

It depends on how unbalanced the chakra is and if it has caused any chaos among the other chakras in the system. 

Regardless, here are a few ways you can use your powerful grounding essential oils: 

  • Diffuse the oils during your morning meditation.
  • Use an oil burner in the bathroom while you take a shower.
  • Sprinkle some oil onto your soap or body wash.
  • Put some in your lotion.
  • f you have edible essential oils, add a few drops to your food.
  • Use oils topically on these specific areas:  Bottom of feet, wrists/palms, neck, sternum, low abdomen.

These are just a few things I have done in the past with my grounding essential oils.

The trick is to try one oil and then listen to see how your body and mind react to the change. 

It’s important to note that you won’t feel better right away if you have a major blockage.

In this scenario, if the oil tends to make things feel worse the next day, that is a clear indication that it is actually the right oil for you to use.

Remember to be patient with yourself and the oils. 

That said, here are also a few helpful tips to get yourself grounded again.

These tips work best when used in tandem with your essential oils: 

  • Do something that gets your mind thinking. Something that you enjoy
  • If you are in an environment where you are unable to do something you enjoy, visualize yourself doing it
  • Download a brain-game app and play it
  • Recite grounding affirmations to yourself in the mirror
  • Make yourself laugh
  • Meditate 
  • Do yoga
  • Take a shower
  • Get out in nature
  • Take a nap if you can

The list goes on.

Essentially, you want to do anything that gets your mind distracted while simultaneously keeping you busy. 

Ultimately, the journey of life is a winding one.

There will be times when you feel more grounded than others. Remember that nothing is permanent, and the sun will shine brightly once again.

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