Essential Oils and Supporting the Solar Plexus

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Karen Williams
Essential Oils and Supporting the Solar Plexus

Have you ever heard of the solar plexus?

Located in the upper abdomen, between the navel and the ribcage, the solar plexus is a complex network of nerves and ganglia that plays a vital role in regulating various bodily functions. It is often referred to as the body's vital center, as it is associated with the stomach and liver, which are responsible for digestion, metabolism, and detoxification.

When the solar plexus is out of balance, it can manifest as physical symptoms like indigestion, bloating, and liver issues, as well as emotional imbalances like anxiety, low self-esteem, and lack of motivation. That's why taking care of this vital center and supporting its health and vitality is essential.

                             One way to support the solar plexus is
                                   through the use of essential oils.

Essential oils are potent plant extracts that can profoundly impact the body and mind. When used correctly, essential oils can help promote relaxation, reduce stress and anxiety, improve digestion and metabolism, and support liver function and detoxification.

Some essential oils particularly beneficial for the solar plexus include:

  • Peppermint (Mentha × piperita)

  • Lemon (Citrus limon)

  • Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi)

  • Lime (Citrus aurantifolia)

  • Frankincense (Boswellia carterii)

Peppermint essential oil, for example, can help soothe digestive issues like bloating and gas, while Lemon essential oil can help support liver function and promote detoxification. Grapefruit and Lime essential oils are uplifting and energizing, perfect for boosting mood and promoting motivation, while Frankincense essential oil is calming and grounding and promotes inner peace and harmony.

To use essential oils for the solar plexus, you can create blends and apply them topically to the abdomen, chest, or back. You can also diffuse them in a diffuser or inhale them directly from the bottle. Just be sure to dilute them properly and use them safely and effectively.

In addition to essential oils, other ways to support the solar plexus include eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and practicing mindfulness and stress reduction techniques. You can also do yoga poses and other exercises targeting the solar plexus, to create movement in this area. 

By taking care of your solar plexus and using essential oils and other holistic practices to support its health and vitality, you can improve your overall well-being and promote balance and harmony in your life. So why not try it and see how it can benefit you?

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Karen Williams - Aromahead Institute

Karen Williams

R.N. Certified Aromatherapist, Educator

I love to create amazing blends that inspire and promote a healthier lifestyle. I got my start many years ago as a registered nurse working in the hospital system. I wanted to help people more holistically. Then, I discovered essential oils, and my approach to life changed forever. Now, I’ve made it my mission to share what I’ve learned about aromatherapy with my friends, family, and the world. Because - life is so much better with health, happiness, and community.

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