Zodiac Guide to Essential Oils

January 8th, 2016 • Posted by Jenniferalise Patterson • Permalink

The world of astrology is an extensive and detailed atmosphere of growth and self discovery. Many of us have explored our astrological sign to find out that our headaches may be an influence of our star sign (Aries) while others have pruned their creative attributes (Aquarius) into who they are.

Each sign is unique and often related to specific stones, plants, colors and elements to be utilized to bring out the very best of a particular sign. One of those items to be used with a particular sign is that of essential oils. Every oil is unique to a particular zodiac sign and can help a person born under that sign experience relief from pain and sign-related health ailments.

To help you find your sign’s essential oil, we are happy to present our zodiac guide to essential oils.

Aries- Peppermint Oil

Those born under this first sign of the Zodiac are natural leaders who are ambitious, brave, confident and always passionate. Lead by their head through their fiery, straightforward, energetic, curious and competitive spirit, this sign is prone to headaches and stress related problems. Arians who utilize the benefits of peppermint oil often find themselves rejuvenated and ready for a fresh start (famous trait of the Aries Sign). Peppermint oil is also an excellent way to reduce the stress often felt by this sign, as well as remove those pesky headaches, enabling an Aries to continue forward with their driving desires.

Taurus- Eucalyptus

Taurian people are known for being loyal homebodies who are often reliable, determined, and practical with a love of stability. Being ruled by Venus gives this sign the advantage of handling difficult situations in a dignified way and the ability to see the beauty in the world around them. Those born under the Taurus sign are encouraged to utilize the benefits of Eucalyptus because Taurians are often riddled with problems in the throat, neck and thyroid. In most cases, this leads to sore throats, stiff neck muscles and reoccurring colds. Essential Eucalyptus oil assists in the healing of sore throats and is often used in neck massages to release tension, allowing the Taurus-born person to continue forward in a calm and collected way.

Gemini- Bergamot

Geminis are known to be inquisitive communicators with a quick witted yet versatile sense of self. Being able to adapt to any situation, those born under the Gemini sign are natural problem solvers. Also known as the twin sign, Geminis are multidimensional and lively. As the third sign of the zodiac, Gemini born often use Bergamot essential oil to assist in reducing the strain placed on their arms, shoulders and neck. Bergamot oil also in known to help fight against infections caused by respiratory illness, which is a common health issue for those under the Gemini sign.

Cancer- Chamomile

Cancerians are known to be easy-going yet sensitive creatures with an intuitive and patient understanding of the world around them. Nurturing to the other signs, the affectionate Cancer can also be unpredictable within the home. Those born under the sign of Cancer often report issues of the stomach including heartburn, ulcers and water retention. The best essential oil for a suffering Cancerian is Chamomile oil as it aids in improved digestion as well as works as an effective stomachic and as vulnerary agent.


As the fifth sign in the Zodiac, Leos are known to be powerful and dominant, much like their representation animal, the lion. They are always full of self confidence and as a born leader; the Leo born person will seem entraining and self-assured in the most trying of times. Those born under the sign of the Leo are often prone to experiencing back problems as well as heart related issues. The essential oil of Rose has been utilized by many Leo because it works as a vasoconstrictor for the heart and offers muscle relief when the back is in pain.

Virgo- Frankincense

Those who are Virgos are blessed with a social behavior that is intelligent, practical and sociable. They often work very hard while keeping a workspace tidy and organized. Very practical and responsible, Virgos can often can feel stressed out as well as suffer from allergies and depression. The essential oil of Frankincense helps Virgos soothe their stress-filled minds while assisting in the defeat of a common cold. Frankincense is also known to aid in the digestion process, something that many Virgos also see as health issues in their daily life.

Libra- Geranium

Libra women are particularly romantic and compassionate yet they are always fair and maintain a good balance between romance, work and a social life. Often friendly and outgoing, those under this sign can help reach diplomacy between two groups while keeping the peace and remaining ever charismatic. The sign of the Libra is ruled by the kidneys and ovaries, resulting in hormonal unbalance during a menstrual cycle and an increased chance of kidney stones. However, through the use of Geranium essential oil, Libra women experience a more balanced cycle and prevent the risks of kidney stones.

Scorpio- Jasmine

Those born under the sign of the Scorpio are often perceived as intuitive and sensual beings with a powerful and mysterious aurora about them. They are determined, intense and loyal to their cause, often making as many friends as enemies. The Scorpio house is ruled by the body?s reproductive organs, often resulting in genital issues as well as fevers and bodily infections. To combat these health related symptoms of the sign, many Scorpios will take advantage of essential oils like Jasmine. Jasmine oil is known to fight infections and can help cure genital menopausal pains.

Sagittarius- Tea Tree

Those who are born between the late November and late December dates on the calendar are born under the Sagittarius sign. This sign is understood as the traveling sign, often promoting an optimistic desire to be an independent adventurer. Those under this sign are also known to be intelligent, outgoing and communicative when in social atmospheres. The Sagittarius sign is ruled by the body’s thighs, liver and hips, often resulting in body types prone to Sciatica, stress and upper leg pains. To remove these bodily pains and reduce stress, the adventurer Sagittarius will utilize the benefits of Tea Tree essential oil. This oil works as an anti-inflammatory and the smell is known to help reduce stress.

Capricorn- Sandalwood

Capricorn is the 10th sign in the zodiac and we often find Capricornians to be logical, determined and ambitious individuals. Always faithful to their cause and loyal to those they love, this sign also has a good sense of humor that is practical yet fun. Many Capricorns will use Sandalwood essential oils to help them combat the signs negative health issues of broken bones, skin issues and stiff joints. Sandalwood helps the ever-active Capricorn relax as well as strengthen bone cartilage and improve acne prone skin.

Aquarius- Neroli

Those born under the sign of Aquarius are known as the creators of the zodiac. Driven by an individualistic, original and intellectually creative nature, this sign often designs some of the most unique items. Often considered to have liberal viewpoints, this sign is also friendly and kind. Ruled by the shins, ankles and circulatory system, those under this sign experience health issues of varicose veins, shin splints and circulatory issues.? To combat these health problems, many Aquarius women will use Neroli essential oil. This oil is proven to increase blood circulation and reduce the appearance of varicose veins.

Pisces- Cedarwood

As the last sign in the astrological calendar, Pisces are known as some of the most gentle and patient members of the zodiac. They are considered dreamers with a spiritual and imaginative influence, often understood to be empathetic and intuitive to the needs of others. Throughout the zodiac we see each sign ruled by a body part, working its way down to the feet where Pisces born experience bunions, corns and tired aching feet. To reduce the pain in their feet, many of those under this sign will use Cedarwood oil. With antifungal properties this oil also reduces the pain in arthritis of the feet and general foot soreness.

Joel Halstead writes about natural living, essential oils and nutrition for Bulk Apothecary. When he isn’t crafting aromatherapy regimens or adding a new essential oil to his cake recipes, you can find him on the trail or on the water, bike, foot or boat.

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