Aromatherapy Star Sign – Taurus (April 21 – May 21)
Essential Oils: Palmarosa, Ylang Ylang and Rose
The Taurus Personality
The second sign of the Zodiac, Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planet of love and desire. A strong and solid sign, Taurus governs practicality and security. Taureans are easy to understand. What you see is what you get. They are reliable, practical, perservering and tend to be rather stubborn. They are not known for snap decisions and no-one can force them into anything with giving them due time for thought and consideration. They are easily worried, sometimes irritated by things, quick to anger but equally as quick to apologise.
If a Taurean is on your side, they make wonderfully kind and generous friends and capable colleagues. Taureans have a passionate nature and a strong sense of loyalty and fidelity. They take relationships very seriously and make safe and reliable partners. They can appear a little subdued or aloof as they tend to hide their true feelings, but they have a fine sense of humour, and enjoy their social life.
Taurus is a feminine sign and very magnetic. Taureans are sensuous, attractive and creative individuals, often with a flair for design and a love of music (many famous singers are Taureans). They love expensive things and don't mind working hard for their money. This appreciation of the finer things in life can however may make them seem somewhat materialistic or snobby.
Taurus also loves nature and natural things. They like to potter in the garden, and enjoy other outdoor activities such as picnics, hikes, trips to botanical gardens or the zoo.
Palmarosa, Ylang Ylang and Rose have Venus as their ruling planet and the sweet, grounded, balancing qualities of these floral essential oils makes them ideal choices for Taureans. Rose and Ylang Ylang essential oils also embody the Taurean love of luxury and earthly delights.
Palmarosa Essential Oil
Palmarosa is a balancing, soothing and refreshing essential oil. It is much used in skin-care preparations for its lovely fragrance, sebum balancing and hydrating properties. It is suited to all skin types but is especially good for dry or slightly damaged skin. Palmarosa is a good digestive stimulant and its calming, uplifting and comforting properties are beneficial for treating stress, anxiety and restlessness.
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
Ylang Ylang essential oil has intensely sweet, almond floral top notes with exotic, woody undertones. It is a soothing, erotic and euphoric essential oil that is soothing for the mind, body and skin. It can be beneficial for oily skin, high blood pressure, depression, and insomnia.
Rose Essential Oil
Although it is expensive, Rose is one of the best all-purpose essential oils for your collection. Rose is a tender, uplifting and soothing oil. It not only helps fight depression, grief, anger and fear, but it is also a tonic for the heart and digestive system. Rose is also the first choice for helping with female-related problems and is one of the best essential oils to use on the skin.