By Leisa McInnes
of Pink Lotus Tours
Visiting Egypt a few months back, I discovered the Seven Sacred Egyptian Chakra Healing Oils at an amazing perfumery and oils factory in Giza, owned by the same family going back six or seven generations. I was with a group and we actually went back for a second visit as we were so captivated by Gamal, the owner, who gave us a real insight into the Seven Sacred Egyptian Chakra Healing Oils.
When you visit Egypt make sure you visit Gamal at his perfumery in Giza, I think he is Egypt’s version of Ketut! A beautiful and inspiring human being.
The real credit for the discovery of these oils must go to a team of archaeologists who opened two tombs of the Old Kingdom (approx. 2,300bc) in the ancient city of Saqqara. Saqqara is about 45 minutes south of Cairo (that’s by bus, probably take about 10 hours by camel caravan back in the day).
The earliest known complete listing of the Seven Sacred Oils appears in the Pyramid Texts – a collection of ancient Egyptian religious texts from the time of the Old Kingdom. These texts were carved on the walls and sarcophagi of the pyramids at Saqqara as long ago as between 2400–2300 BC. Furthermore, the names of the oils are mentioned and recorded outside Egypt. They were used by Priests and Priestesses in the daily service of the temples and tombs.
It is not surprising to find these offering tablets in the tombs of doctors and there is clear evidence that the oils were used for healing in Ancient Egypt.
All the oils are extracted from plants, used in aromatherapy, to assist in the treatment of illnesses and worked into cosmetics. There is no shelf life, they become better with age. They are pure and you can safely use them directly on the appropriate areas of your body or use as perfume, bath oil or in your burner. I was so impressed I took steps to make them available to anyone who would benefit, by way of the Pink Lotus online store. Clicking on any of the symbols will take you there.
The Ground (also known as Ground/Root) Chakra is our connection to Planet Earth and to the contrasts of life. Red Amber gives the acceptance to our body, without hiding or being a slave of it. This oil helps to ask . . . ‘Where do I come from? . . . Who am I here?’ Red Amber Oil is used to communicate between the material, emotional and mental levels. It helps to accept what happens, to be able to ‘let things go,’ to ‘love ourselves’, ‘enjoy freedom’ and to be in ‘divine love’.
The Sacral (or Navel) Chakra is our centre of power in the abdomen. It is responsible for maintenance of mankind as well as the assimilation of food. It gets energy – like the ground chakra, from the Earth and Sun.
Musk oil helps ‘to let things go between generations’, between mothers and children – and it gives calmness during pregnancy.
Especially for women, this is the oil for protection and to enable understanding of all that is going on in the body. It stops nervousness during the ‘Moon Days’ and gives security.
Balancing and cleaning the Solar Plexus Chakra is very Important because it satisfies our individual ‘I am’. With Jasmine oil it is easy to find self confidence and trust and believe in ourselves; if we want to reach a higher conscious level, we need a strong and balanced feeling for ourselves to be safe and secure with our intuition.
Yasmin Oil also connects us to our higher self and harmonises all higher chakras – Throat , Third Eye and Crown Chakras.
It also balances us to live sexuality and spirituality equally, which means it helps to understand and harmonise the difference of the yin and yang.
The Heart Chakra is our ‘Centre of Love’, to express sympathy, to communicate on emotional levels. Rose Oil leads us to live on an emotional level and not on a mental level. It balances emotions with the body and with our collection of memories. It also helps us to forgive, to be able to forget and gives the power to start again.
Rose Oil opens the Heart to our feelings, but it protects and gives us security.
With the Throat Chakra we are able to express our thoughts and feelings and bring them to speech level. The secret about Amber-Kashmir is that this is the best oil to stop fear of self-expression or to communicate. It helps you to believe in yourself, to drive self-confidence and tell truth without fear.
The Third-Eye Chakra is a very sensible instrument. It rules our inner sight and shows our maturity. When our ‘Third-Eye’ is completely opened we can read the ancient Akasha-Chronicle, where everything that has happened and each interaction with creation is recorded. Sandalwood is very good for Meditations to open this Chakra, it helps to open it smoothly and to come to a very clear sight. Sandalwood is a great help in stressful situations and balances irritation, to enable concentration in making clear decisions. It can also stimulate the immune system.
The Crown Chakra is to communicate with the higher conscious levels and to be guided by teachers. This scent has always been used to clear the Crown Chakra, to take people away from the materialistic world, to live on a high spiritual level and enable them to communicate there. The power of Lotus leads the physical body to be on very different levels, to see clearly and it influences all other chakras in a positive way. It is also especially useful in meditation.