When it comes to natural healing, astrology and aromatherapy go hand in hand. Just as with birthstones and colors, each zodiac sign has its own ideal essential oil corresponding with sign-specific traits and tendencies. If you identify with your sign’s personality type, adding a personalized essential oil to your daily routine can help to promote balance and optimize your state of well-being.
Each of the essential oils below may be used to help offset the potential extremes of each sign to soothe and rejuvenate, bringing you closer to your best self. Read on to sniff out your custom scent!
Born under the first sign of the Zodiac, Aries are natural leaders – ambitious, confident and always passionate. However, that determination and pioneering spirit can often equal s-t-r-e-s-s and leave you prone to headaches. Peppermint essential oil is excellent for chilling out. Just a few sniffs will have you feeling rejuvenated, refocused and ready for a fresh start.
Reliable, determined, and highly logical, Bulls tend to be loyal homebodies with a love of stability. Often set in your ways and not necessarily one to seek out change for change’s sake, this rigidity can translate to stiffness in the body, too. Eucalyptus oil can be used to release any tension (we like it in a bath with epsom salts), and bring a sense of groundedness during times of change or uncertainty.
Quick-witted and multidimensional, Geminis bring a lively and restless approach to life. Naturally good at almost everything, you may find yourself biting off a little more than you can chew at times. Ideal for counteracting burnout, try Bergamot oil for soothing strained neck and shoulder muscles and sharpening mental clarity.
Ruled by the moon and highly influenced by the energy around them, Cancers are known to be easy-going yet sensitive, often needing space for solitude and contemplation. Stuck in a moody malaise? The fortifying nature of Lavender essential oil can help to induce a state of total relaxation, lift spirits and ease anxiety.
Taking after the lion, Leos tend to be commanding, self-assured and natural-born leaders. Extremely ambitious with a desire to be seen and recognized, your extroverted nature can quickly lead to burnout if not kept in check. Nurturing and stimulating Rosemary essential oil serves Leo energy well to banish fatigue.
Drawn towards perfectionism and often quick to worry, intelligent Virgos are prone to feeling stressed when out of control. Sound familiar? Frankincense oil helps to soothe the mind and clarify introspective thinking. Adding a few drops to your bath or shampoo can help to promote a sense of calm and slow down racing thoughts.
The idealistic peacemakers of the zodiac, Libras are diplomatic, fair and highly social. It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it! As you can be externally focused, don’t forget to balance we-time with me-time. The essential oil of Geranium helps to alleviate anxiety, reduce inflammation and may even balance hormones to keep you in an optimized state. Rub Geranium into the soles of your feet for an immediate mood boost!
Passionate, perceptive and determined, Scorpios are a force to be reckoned with! Emotionally-charged as incredibly loyal and loving friends, you may also find it difficult to forgive. Patchouli can help soften the heart of this powerful sign, healing emotional stress and making it a bit easier to move on and forgive. A little goes a long way with this oil, so take it slow and add just a few drops to your next bath.
As the fun-loving adventurers and entertainers of the zodiac, Sagittarians tend to crave new experiences and get bit by the wanderlust bug often. Because you’re constantly in motion, sore muscles and tired legs aren’t uncommon with this sign. Tea Tree essential oil is the perfect remedy for increasing circulation, soothing aching muscles and calming the spirit without dampening enthusiasm.
Pros at examining all sides of a situation, Capricorns are deliberate and methodical in their actions, often with self-imposed rules and limitations. Being so driven to succeed and constantly thinking about the future, it can be a challenge to just “be yourself” and really let loose. Vetiver essential oil can be used to soothe the perfectionist in Capricorn, as its stimulating properties clear blocked energy and open up new ways of thinking.
Famous for their cheerful personalities and originality, Aquarians are super creative and can be a bit disruptive with their out-of-the-box thinking. Tap into the essential oil of Ylang Ylang to calm an overactive mind as needed, which can help digest those innovative ideas! Soft and sensual, a sniff will whisk you off to your happy place for an instant mood boost.
As the zodiac’s easygoing dreamers, artistic and intuitive Pisces are known for their head-in-the-clouds personality. The essential oil of Myrrh is ideal for grounding that dreamy Pisces nature, promoting calm and rational thinking. Excellent for keeping even the dreamiest among us focused and aware, myrrh