Essential Oils by Zodiac

February 21, 2020

Did you know your astrological sign could play a role in the specific types of essential oil scents you’d prefer using? Individuals have their own preferences when it comes to the types of essential oils they prefer for different purposes, but what makes a person select one specific scent over another? A lot of it comes down to your personality and what you enjoy most. Because your astrological sign has a lot to do with your personality, it may be the reason why you prefer some scents over others.

Zodiac signs are a fun, spiritual way to interpret your personality and your life. And while we’re not experts in the astrological field (we’ll save that for Susan Miller), we’re definitely experts in essential oils. So next time you’re reading your horoscope or need to make some space for yourself, consider diffusing our suggested essential oil pairing for a truly transcendent experience.

Astrological signs and horoscopes can provide a solid roadmap to learning more about your personality. Meanwhile, choosing the right essential oils can provide a means to channel some of those personality traits in a positive way.

Before you can truly understand why someone has a personal scent preference, it’s essential to understand a bit more about their personality based on their zodiac sign. There are 12 different astrological signs. Each of these signs is known for displaying certain characteristics and behaviors, which is what makes them even more unique.

Of course, horoscopes are not the defining characteristic of personality traits, and a range of other factors contributes to what makes you, well, you. Looking at astrological signs can simply be a supplement to that wide range of other factors. Using essential oils fitting for the personalities of astrological signs has the potential to not only channel more of that personality trait but allow you to reap the health benefits that the essential oil provides. These oils can be applied topically when diluted with a carrier oil, diffused in a room diffuser, or used in a personal essential oil diffuser.

Aries (fire sign, March 21 to April 19): Spruce

You’re ambitious, confident, and passionate, diving into life head-first and feeling it all along the way. With a zest for life, you welcome the start of the spring season—which means you’re perfectly paired with woodsy yet fresh Spruce. Its forest scent is bold yet approachable, just like you.

Taurus (earth sign, April 20 to May 20): Ylang Ylang

You’ve got a penchant for all things soft and relaxing, whether that be your surroundings or your clothing. You’re hard-working but make sure to enjoy life’s luxuries, too, making you an ideal match for Ylang Ylang. This exotic floral has a lot of depth and a touch of opulence, meaning it’ll turn your space into an alluring oasis.

Gemini (air sign, May 21 to June 20): Bergamot

Geminis are known for duality, which can be interpreted in many ways; we choose to think of it as your ability to multitask, to think on your feet, to adapt to your environment. Thus you’re Bergamot: its aroma is a mixture of citrus and spice, and it is truly great no matter the time or location.

Cancer (water sign, June 21 to July 22): Rosemary

A little shy in the beginning but with a lot of love to give, you take some time to get to know. You’re also fiercely loyal and deeply genuine, happy to lend a helping hand and take care of others. Thus you’re Rosemary: this herbal product is rich and nourishing, and while it may be a hard sell at first (isn’t rosemary what you put on potatoes?), it’s really got so much to offer.

Leo (fire sign, July 23 to August 22): Cedarwood 

You’re courageous and striking, a consistent and reliable companion. You’re also a born leader, and you’ve got an instantly memorable personality. As such, you’re a match for Cedarwood —this comforting, warming, woodsy oil is strong and enveloping, not unlike your charisma.

Virgo (earth sign, August 23 to September 22): Eucalyptus

You, Virgo, are a supportive friend, a deep thinker, and a diligent worker. You are also logical and detail-oriented and dependable, so we’ve got you paired with Eucalyptus ; a long-time favorite in the essential oil world thanks to its spa-like aroma, it’s herbal and energizing and consistently wonderful.

Libra (air sign, September 23 to October 22): Lavender

With a flair for creativity and an eye for design, you love beauty in all its forms. You also adore balance and intelligence, which makes Lavender the one for you. Its glorious powdery scent and its multitude of uses for both home and beauty rituals mean it’s your match made in harmonious heaven.

Scorpio (water sign, October 23 to November 21): Frankincense

You follow your intuition, and for good reason; it rarely leads you astray. You’re also very in tune with your emotions, and you’re not afraid to go after what you want. You, scorpio, are Frankincense; this smoky, spicy oil comes from an ancient resin that has historic ties to spirituality and religion. Thus it’s your aromatic match—it’s sacred, beloved, and evocative.

Sagittarius (fire sign, November 22 to December 21): Orange

Ready for adventure, you’re the life of any party. You’ve got the gift of the gab, too, with plenty of wit and humor easily weaved into your memorable conversations. That makes you just like Orange —bright and lively, it’s a failsafe citrus loved by all. Just try not to fall for its charms.

Capricorn (earth sign, December 22 to January 19): Peppermint

With strong focus and a thick skin, you’re determined yet playful. You take charge and make things happen, which is a trait the rest of us could stand to sharpen—thus you’re Peppermint, which can help with concentration and add a sense of freshness, too. Its cooling, minty aroma is your ideal scent companion.

Aquarius (air sign, January 20 to February 18): Geranium

You go your own way, carve your own path. You’ve got flair and panache, but you’re a bit non-conformist, too, which means you keep things interesting. Your match is Geranium, which is a floral that has a subtle minty undertone. Multifaceted is the name of its game and the name of yours, too.

Pisces (water sign, February 19 to March 20): Grapefruit

Compassionate and sensitive, you’re a friend to one and all; you have a vibrant energy and a creative side, as well, so you’re always inspiring to be around. This makes you great alongside Grapefruit: zesty and invigorating, this citrus oil can boost anyone’s mood (and you can, too).

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People choose to use essential oils for a number of reasons. In fact, essential oils may be used to help an individual relieve aches and pains, fight signs of aging, help support overall wellness and lessen symptoms of the common cold, help with digestion, and even naturally improve mood and so much more!!

However, in choosing what essential oils are best for you, it’s possible that your personality has a lot to do with the types of scents you prefer, and your astrological sign may have something to do with those personality traits. Whether you follow astrology or not, now that you know this information, you can use it to your advantage to find essential oils that match your personality and star sign or simply find a new essential oil blend you might enjoy.

How accurate is your essential oil + Zodiac sign pairing? Here’s to the plants and planets aligning – happy oiling, babe!