Aromatherapy Star Sign – Aquarius (22 January – 19 February)
Aromatic: Cedarwood, Lime and Geranium
The Aquarius Personality
Aquarians are full of enthusiasm and energy. They have a strong sense of self and an individual approach to life that makes them stand out from the crowd. Sometimes bordering on eccentricity, they are fun to be around and usually are at the centre of a large circle of friends. Aquarians can have a rebellious streak and a dislike of normal rules and conventions. It is not always easy for them to keep this attitude hidden and occasionally they can find themselves in trouble as a result. Although Aquarians are very popular with a large number of people who want to be their friend they are choosy who they get close to and have a good instinct for recognising friendships which are based on genuine values. Aquarians are loyal, confidential, generous and enjoy being of help to others which is why they make very good therapists.
Aromatherapy Perfume for Aquarians
Cedarwood essential oil 10 drops (an oil of strength and courage to reflect an Aquarian personality)
Lime essential oil 10 drops (Supports the high levels of energy associated with this sign)
Grapefruit essential oil 10 drops (used to detox and cleanse, supports instinct and awareness of personality)
Ravensara essential oil 2 drops (to beat winter colds and flu)
Geranium essential oil 5 drops (soothes the mind and calms the rebellious tendencies)
20mls grain alcohol (vodka)
30mls of Orange Flower Hydrolat (Orange Flower/Neroli – stands above all others due to its delicious scent which makes it a perfume of choice for Aquarians)
Add the essential oils to the grain alcohol. Place in a cologne bottle and top up to 50mls with the Orange Flower Water.
Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica)
Cedarwood essential oil has a woody, warm, camphoraceous aroma. Cedar is often called 'the tree of life' and has long been associated with courage and strength and treasured as an aromatic perfume. Cedarwood essential oil has a calming, soothing effect on the mind and body. It can help soothe fear and worry and help ease fatigue, anxiety and mental stress. Cedarwood essential oil can also help with respiratory and skin problems. The distinctive odour of the oil has a powerful and stimulating effect on the psyche which is why it often used in preparation for prayer and meditation.
Lime (Citrus aurantifolia)
Lime has a fresh, zesty scent and helps impart energy. It is very similar to Lemon but has a more contemporary perfume and more depth of character. Mentally and physically uplifting, it is often recommended for stress-related fatigue and to help improve focus and concentration. Lime also has an affinity with the respiratory system and is a powerful antiseptic but care must be taken if the skin is sensitive.
Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
Geranium has a delicious scent and is a very effective oil for relieving stress. It has a close affinity with the female system and is a popular oil for the aromatherapy beginner as well as the professional. The scent holds well which makes it an ideal ingredient in any aromatherapy perfume. It subdues stress related symptoms including grinding teeth, nervous tension, mood swings, irritability and anger.