A Quick Guide to the 7 Chakras and Apotheque’s Chakra Serums

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Muladhara Chakra - the root energy center

Blemishes can come from imbalanced hormones, which is a problem when we are not grounded. In our serums, we have developed a Muladhara chakra serum that pinpoints hormonal imbalance to ground your skin and detox impurities.

Muladhara is the base energy center - located on the base of our spine, here is where our kundalini (primal energy) lies dormant, waiting to be awakened and rise up to allow our consciousness to reach enlightenment. As the kundalini moves upward, so does our awareness, and our ability to move through this world in a gracious and effortless way. The root chakra is the base of our stability and provides structure to our physical, psychic and spiritual beings.

The muladhara chakra is responsible for our ability to feel grounded, supported, and taken care of. It relates to our food security, shelter, and financial stability. 

The visualization technique for this energy center encompasses the following characteristics:

  • color - yellow

  • shape - square

  • mantra - LAM

  • number of petals - four

  • color of petals - red

    The natural remedy for this chakra is: proper food and proper posture.


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Swadhisthana Chakra - the sacral energy center

As you become aware of the world, entering into the metaphorical light, your skin needs nourishment that counteracts the damage caused by over-indulgence. Whether this be that you are spending too much time in the sun, or too much time at the bar, our Swadhistana serum is here to heal you.

Swadhistana is the sacral energy center - located on the base of our genital organs, here is where our reproduction and our sense of duty and responsibility stem from, waiting to be awakened and inspired. As rationality and intelligence rise, so does the ability to ignite creativity. The sacral chakra is stimulated by the pituitary gland, and dwells with the lower emotions of cruelty, belittlement of others, lack of common sense, thought of sure annihilation, indulgence and lack of confidence. 

Swadhistana is the sacral energy center - located on the base of our genital organs, here is where our reproduction and our sense of duty and responsibility stem from, waiting to be awakened and inspired. As rationality and intelligence rise, so does the ability to ignite creativity. The sacral chakra is stimulated by the pituitary, and dwells with the lower emotions of cruelty, belittlement of others, lack of common sense, thought of sure annihilation, indulgence and lack of confidence. 

In the physical realm, it relates to the testicles and ovaries - secretes testosterone, estrogen and progesterone. The element related with this energy center is water - and it is deeply related with vata, the creative ayurvedic dosha. It regulates the production of all body liquids like blood, the lymph, digestive juice and sperm. 

The swadhisthana chakra is responsible for our ability to feel confident on our own skin, bringing a sense of purpose and self-esteem, and allowing for our minds and bodies to be creative. It relates to our hips, and the release of emotional toxicity. 

The visualization technique for this energy center encompasses the following characteristics:

  • color - white

  • shape - crescent moon

  • mantra - VAM

  • number of petals - six

  • color of petals - orange

The natural remedy for this chakra is: abundant water and cleanliness. 


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Manipura Chakra - the solar plexus energy center

This chakra is responsible for cleansing: taking in elements and metabolizing them, both physically and mentally. Taking in the old and making it new and beneficial. This is why our Manipura serum exfoliates and smooths, taking the old skin and making it healthy and ready to absorb other nutrients.

Manipura is the solar plexus energy center - located on the navel, here is where our power lies dormant, waiting to be awakened and guide us towards enlightenment. As this powerful force awakens, so does our determination and focus to go after the things we want. The solar plexus chakra is the shelter for heat and energy, and provides us a sense of accomplishment and tenacity. The petals relate to ten emotions that can be managed by this energy center: shyness, sadistic tendency, envy, melancholy, sleepiness, peevishness, yearning for acquisition, infatuation, hatred and fear.

In the physical realm, it relates to the pancreas, adrenals and prostate, secreting hormones that empower us for protection - adrenaline, insulin and prostatic. The element related with this energy center is fire - and it is deeply related with pitta, the warrior ayurvedic dosha

The manipura chakra is responsible for our ability to fight, digest, and metabolize all that we eat, see, hear, smell, and touch. It relates to our ego and drive.  

The visualization technique for this energy center encompasses the following characteristics:

  • color - red

  • shape - triangle

  • mantra - RAM

  • number of petals - ten

  • color of petals - yellow

The natural remedy for this chakra is: heat, sleep and exercise.  


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Anahata Chakra - the heart energy center

This chakra is centered on the heart, and with the heart comes extreme emotion and possible over-stimulation. In the skin, rosacea is a condition related to enflamed skin and broken blood vessels, causing redness. The blood comes from the heart, which is why we have developed an Anahata serum to counteract this problem. This serum is calming and soothing to relax the skin and wild emotions caused at this chakra.

Anahata is the heart energy center - located on our chest, here is where our love and compassion lies dormant, waiting to be awakened and rise up to allow our consciousness to reach enlightenment. As love and compassion moves upward, so does our awareness, and our ability to move through this world in gracious and effortless way. The heart chakra is the fuel for circulation, love and the immune system. 

In the physical realm, it relates to the thymus gland and produces hormones that promotes strong immunity - thiamine. The element related with this energy center is air - and it is deeply related with all doshas. The emotions that are influenced by this energy center include: hope, worry, love, effort, vanity, discrimination, mental numbness due to fear, ego, avarice, hypocrisy, argumentativeness, and repentance.  

The anahata chakra is responsible for our ability to feel hope, love and compassion. It relates to our respiratory system, immune system, connection with higher states of awareness and empathy. 

The visualization technique for this energy center encompasses the following characteristics:

  • color - green

  • shape - hexagon hologram

  • mantra - YUM

  • number of petals - twelve

  • color of petals - green

The natural remedy for this chakra is: proper breathing / pranayama, and fresh air.


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Vishuddha Chakra - the throat energy center

The Vishuddha chakra is located in the throat, which is a critical passageway from the body to the mind. Dark circles come from a lack of circulation, if the blood from your heart does not get up to your head, via your throat, it can stop the blood flow needed for your eyes. Our Vishuddha serum is all about creating better circulation and targets the eyes. The eyes are an easy way to see signs of a blockage, so use this serum to counteract dark circles and puffiness.

Vishuddha is the throat energy center - located on our vocal cords, here is where our ability to express our authentic self lies dormant, waiting to be awakened and rise up to allow our true purpose to manifest. As authentic expression manifests, so does our awareness, and our ability to move through this world in a gracious and effortless way. The throat chakra is the fuel for intellectuality, rationality, self-reliance and speech. 

In the physical realm, it relates to the thyroid and parathyroid gland and produces hormones that promotes strong metabolism - thyroxine and PTH. It governs the whole neck, throat and jaw area, including the voice, gullet and trachea, the bronchia and upper lungs and the nose and ears. The element related with this energy center is space - and it is deeply related with all doshas. The emotions and abilities that are influenced by this energy center include: ability to connect with the healing sound of peacock, elephant, bull, goat, deer, donkey, cuckoo; healing sound of creation, destruction and preservation; sound of arousing kundalini, ability to turn theory into practice, expression of mundane knowledge, welfare in the subtler sphere, performing noble actions, surrender to the Supreme, repulsive and sweet expression. 

The vishuddha chakra is responsible for our ability to feel understood and to understand others. It relates to our metabolic function, leadership abilities and connection with higher states of awareness and simpathy. An open throat chakra the identification with the ego disappears and makes room for the clear expression of the soul.

The visualization technique for this energy center encompasses the following characteristics:

  • color - white

  • shape - circle

  • mantra - HUM

  • number of petals - sixteen

  • color of petals - blue

The natural remedy for this chakra is: kiirtan - chanting mantras.


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Ajna Chakra - the third eye energy center

The Ajna chakra represents the third eye, which symbolize wisdom and enlightenment. Wisdom can only come with age and experience, and with that comes the lines that show we have lived a long, full life. We’re talking about wrinkles. Now, we at Apotheque love wrinkles, as they are the markings of wisdom, but we also understand the desire to lessen their appearance. We have the Ajna serum, which helps to lift and smooth your wrinkles.

Ajna is the third eye energy center - located in between our eyebrows, here is where our intuition lies dormant, waiting to be awakened and rise up to allow our true connection with our higher self to manifest. As clairvoyance manifests, so does our awareness, and our ability to move through this world in gracious and effortless way. The third eye chakra is the fuel for intuition, higher wisdom, visions and fantasy. 

In the physical realm, it relates to the pituitary gland and produces hormones that promote strong   soul connection - TSH, FSH, ACTH, GH, LH and oxytocin. It governs our face, eyes, ears and nose, the sinuses, the cerebellum and the central nervous system. The element related with this energy center is the mind - and it is deeply related with all doshas. The emotions and abilities that are influenced by this energy center include: mundane knowledge and spiritual knowledge. 

The ajna chakra is responsible for our ability to have deep spiritual experiences of the cosmic consciousness and to develop capabilities like telepathy, clairvoyance or astral travelling. People with an open third eye chakra are able to recognize the connection of everything there is and to see and interpret signs and synchronicities occurring in their lives.

The visualization technique for this energy center encompasses the following characteristics:

  • color - white

  • shape - circle

  • mantra - OM

  • number of petals - two

  • color of petals - indigo

The natural remedy for this chakra is: concentration, positive ideation, morality.


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Sahasrara Chakra - the crown energy center

Welcome to the final chakra, the Sahasrara. It is the chakra of divine purpose and true self. It is, in essence, the total and full picture of yourself. Because of this, our Sahasrara serum is designed to help with the overall look and feel of your skin. It’s main purpose is to firm and lift the skin, giving an all-around healthy glow. This serum promotes a resilient complexion to help you look and feel like your truest self.

Sahasrara is the crown energy center - located at the top of our head, here is where our spirituality lies dormant, waiting to be awakened and rise up to allow our true connection with our higher self to manifest. As empathy and inner-connection manifests, so does our awareness, and our ability to move through this world in a gracious and effortless way. The crown chakra is the fuel for connection to the eternal source that creates and contains everything there was, there is and there will be. 

In the physical realm, it relates to the pineal gland and produces hormones that promote strong   soul connection - melatonin, regulating other hormones and the body's circadian rhythm. This master gland governs our body and mind, and is related with the feeling of bliss. The element related with this energy center is the soul - and it is deeply related with all doshas. The emotions and abilities that are influenced by this energy center include: enlightenment, or samahdi

The sahasrara chakra is responsible for our ability to have deep spiritual experiences - they live in a constant state of joyful bliss, free of pain or fear and even desires as they recognize the real truth, the oneness behind the apparent duality of the physical world. 

The visualization technique for this energy center encompasses the following characteristics:

  • color - white

  • shape - 1,000 petals lotus flower sprouting from top of the head upwards

  • mantra - silence

  • number of petals - 1,000

  • color of petals - multi colors

The natural remedy for this chakra is: meditation, feelings and thoughts of oneness.


Gabrielle Garruto