Essential oils are a great way to lift our spirits or help us unwind in times of stress. Not to put too fine a point on it, now is probably a good time to invest in an oil burner, diffuser or in one of the best scented candles.
From relaxing lavender to uplifting lemon or orange, with essential oils you're spoilt for choice with uplifting, calming or mood boosting scents.
But did you know that you can actually match essential oils to your star sign? The experts at Tisserand Aromatherapy have rounded up the essential oils that match each sign of the zodiac and it makes for very interesting reading.
So whether you're a brooding water sign or passionate fire sign, keep reading for your perfect essential oil match.
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Aries (March 21-April 19) - Lavender oil
“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.”
Taurus (April 20-May 20) - Lemon oil
“Children of Taurus are highly practical, logical and like a steady ground. But as we know, not everything in life is plain sailing. Making sure that your immune system stays strong even when your mind is weak is key, and for that you need lemon essential oil.”
Gemini (May 21-June 20) - May Chang oil
"Geminis are known for their communication skills and dual-personalities. Keeping up the lively, versatile lifestyle can often be a burden. Keep your spirits up and energy levels high with the zesty fragrance of May Chang essential oil."
Cancer (June 21-July 22) - Geranium oil
"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 (July 23-August 22) - Clary sage oil
"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 over-bearing."
Virgo (August 23-September 22) - Orange oil
"Virgos can be logical, precise and perfectionists. Orange essential oil would benefit the Virgo personality with its ability to calm and stabilize the mind of someone constantly seeking perfection."
Libra (September 23-October 22) - Frankincense oil
"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."
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) - Rose absolute oil
"Passionate, bold, courageous, Scorpio has the most energy of the zodiac. This sign to be reckoned with is best partnered with the rose absolute oil, which soothes, relieves and balances its wild side."
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) - Ginger oil
"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 can help improve circulation on tired limbs and ease nausea; especially good for this globe-trotting star sign."
Capricorn (December 22-January 19) - Rosemary oil
"A Capricorn is practical, ambitious and determined. Burning the midnight oil, they can be prone to stiff 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."
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) - Peppermint oil
"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."
Pisces (February 19-March 20) - Tea tree oil
"Water sign Pisces is gentle, intuitive and patient. These sensitive spiritual dreamers take on a caring role, which makes the cleansing properties of tea tree essential oil the ideal match."
There you have it. Will you be stocking up on your star sign's essential oil match?
Lucy is a beauty journalist who has written for titles including Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Women's Health, InStyle and Woman & Home, and regularly contributes to My Imperfect Life. Most recently she was Junior Beauty Editor at Marie Claire. Covering skincare, haircare, make-up and wellbeing, her job involves anything from picking the brains of the world's top dermatologists to swatching the latest and greatest foundations. When she's not got beauty on the brain, you're most likely to find her spending time with dogs (her sister owns one very sassy cockapoo), reading or sleeping. She's also a big fan of RuPaul's Drag Race, rosé and and house plants that stay alive.
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