Aromatherapy for the Heart Chakra
The Heart Chakra is such a powerful transmitter for love, compassion, and maintaining authentic relationship. When it's out of balance, not only will you feel unsatisfied in your relationships, you also will have diminished perceptive abilities. Your heart really perceives what's going on in and around you, and if that chakra is imbalanced your perception won't be as keen as it could be. This could lead to more misunderstandings and miscommunications, and fuel the pain of an imbalanced Heart Chakra because of cloudy perception.
The Heart Chakra, Aromatherapy, and Ayurveda
Essential oils recommended for the Heart Chakra are rose, melissa, and neroli. It isn't obvious which dosha imbalance you may have if you are noticing that your Heart Chakra is out of balance. It can be connected with an imbalance in any of the doshas. Rose oil is best for pitta and vata imbalances. Neroli, rose, and melissa have sedative qualities, which could be soothing to vata or pitta imbalance.
Aromatherapy for Heart Chakra and Kapha Imbalance
When there is a kapha imbalance, while you may be drawn to sweet scents, it will be more healing for you to find stimulating scents. Cedar and pine are among the scents recommended for kapha imbalance. If your Heart Chakra is imbalanced and you have a kapha imbalance, both will benefit from these tree scents because the Heart Chakra responds to green, and the cedar and pine tree are green in their natural form.