Turns out there's a perfect match for every zodiac sign...
Whether you’re into horoscopes or not, there’s no denying the power of essential oils, and while eating them has been tipped as one of the biggest wellness trends for 2018, we prefer to use them the traditional way as a mood booster or to cope with stress.
But what we’d never considered is the possibility that there was a link between essential oils and the signs of the Zodiac.
The experts at Tisserand Aromatherapy have shared some wisdom on the essential oils that best pair with each of the different star signs. Read on to find your perfect match below.
Often found in many of the best bath products, lavender is traditionally associated with relaxation.
‘A natural born leader with a determined nature, Aries’ entrepreneurial spirit can sometimes put them under too much stress. Soothing and calming Lavender essential oil will help calm the mind, helping to avoid tension headaches.’
Citrus aromas are very uplifting, but lemon in particular is often associated with cleanliness and good health due to its antibacterial properties.
‘Children of Taurus are highly practical, logical and like a steady ground. But as we know, not everything in life is plain sailing. Make sure that your immune system stays strong even when your mind is weak, and for that you need Lemon essential oil.’
Gemini: May Chang
Another zingy and uplifting scent, May Chang is super energising and can help shift fatigue. It’s also a natural antiseptic.
‘Geminis are known for their communication skills and duel-personalities. Keeping up the lively, versatile can often be a burden. Keep your spirits up and energy levels high with the zesty fragrance of May Chang essential oil.’
Incredibly healing and a great mood-booster, it’s hard not to love Geranium’s floral aroma.
‘Cancerians are known for their caring nature and need of a loving, safe environment. Geranium essential oil will help make a Cancerian feel secure and keep the signature moodiness at bay.’
Leo: Clary Sage
Among other things, calming Clary Sage can promote a good night’s sleep even ease period pains. It’s even thought to help induce labour…
‘Confident and charismatic are often traits of a Leo. Helping to balance a strong personality of this star sign is Clary Sage essential oil, ensuring your extrovert nature is seen as positive and not overbearing.’
We’re sure we don’t need to tell you that the zingy scent of oranges is a great mood boost; it’s a natural sedative and can reduce inflammation.
‘Virgos can be logical, precise and perfectionists. Orange essential oil would benefit the Virgo personality with its ability to calm and stabilise the mind of someone constantly seeking perfection.’
Frankincense can boost immunity and help relieve anxiety and stress.
‘The zodiac’s peacemaker, Librans are busy using their charm to negotiate tricky situations and keep harmony. Frankincense essential oil works well with this earth sign due to its balancing properties – perfect for when you feel stuck in the middle.’
Rose oil is an elegant and soothing scent, up there with lavender in terms of relaxation abilities.
‘Passionate, bold, courageous, Scorpio has the most energy of the zodiac. This sign to be reckoned with is best partnered with Rose Absolute oil, which soothes, relieves and balances its wild side.’
Nothing says warming quite like the smell of Ginger, and its essential oil can soothe all sorts of aches and ailments.
‘Sagittarius can be friendly, carefree and enthusiastic. They can also be restless and have a tendency to overdo it. The warming properties of Ginger essential oil help improve circulation on tired limbs and ease nausea; especially good for this globe-trotting star sign.’
While the herb itself has a number of health benefits, Rosemary essential oil is widely used to relieve tension.
‘A Capricorn is practical, ambitious and determined. Burning the midnight oil, they can be prone to stuff joints and problem skin. with its strengthening properties, Rosemary essential oil is a good pairing for this sign; it is also recommended for helping ease a fatigued mind.’
The smell of Peppermint is synonymous with freshness (and not just because its found in toothpaste and chewing gum).
‘Liberal and creative, Aquarians are great company with fresh ideas. Peppermint essential oil is a match made in heaven as it can help strengthen the mind and ground the spirit – perfect for helping make big ideas a reality.’
Katy Perry and Candice Swanepoel reportedly swear by it while Meghan Markle says she doesn’t go anywhere without it, Tea Tree oil is incredibly cleansing and healing.
‘Water sign, Pisces, are gentle, intuitive and patient. These sensitive spiritual dreamers take on a caring role, which makes the cleansing and caring properties of Tea Tree essential oil the ideal match.’
Who knew your star sign could tell you so much?
Always dilute essential oils in a bath or with a base oil if using in direct contact with the skin