The throat chakra, also known as Visshuddha, is the center of communication. It is the fifth chakra and the associated color is blue and is located at the base of your throat.
When your throat chakra is in balance you are able to speak your truth and stand up for your beliefs. You are able to express yourself creatively and accept originality. It is easy to be a good listener and understand what others are actually saying. You are patient and honest.
When your throat chakra is out of balance you may find yourself talking or gossiping too much or even being shy or afraid to speak up. It is difficult to express yourself verbally and artistically. You may find yourself overeating, smoking or drinking too much alcohol.
Essential oils can be used to help balance the throat chakra. A drop can be applied directly to the base of your throat or you can diffuse the oils. Another suggestion is to "dress" a candle by rubbing a drop or two of oil on a candle. A blue one is best as it's the color associated with your throat. Creating a peaceful environment will help achieve the balance.
Some oils I like for the throat chakra are frankincense, chamomile, geranium, bergamot and spearmint. Lavender is another good choice especially in blends. It has beneficial properties for all the chakras and can be added to your own blends. If you prefer, I offer a blend here. All of the highlighted oils are available in my shop.
Achieving balance of your chakras is not difficult once you decide to go down that path. Using oils in conjunction with meditation, yoga or even on their own is a fragrant way to get there.