I am Leo.
Roll on this essential oil blend to envelop your body and senses in the energy of Leo.
Leo means “Lion,” and with the animal’s natural golden hues and fiery mane, it is a symbol of the sun. What I love about Leo is that the sign is not about pushing, clawing its way, but the feeling of having arrived. Leo is “high summer,” the sun is overhead and they’re basking in the warmth.
Leo’s ruling planet is the Sun and, like the Sun, its power or charisma often places it in the center of the universe, where Leos like to shine. Leos are kings, creatures of majesty and pride. Ancient lore displays kings as lions, and Leos are often political leaders (Barack Obama and Bill Clinton are both born under the sign).
Leos tend to bloom with recognition, and many are natural performers, shining as the center focus. Even introverted Leos crave recognition, honoring and validating their inner gifts. When a Leo’s creativity is blocked or they find themselves out of focus, they may suffer, falling into soul pain. So we gently remind them to honor their creativity, expressing their gifts in front of a crowd or just for themselves. Keep offering yourself to the world.
Leo is the sign of fun, of leisure and joyful pursuits, and they’re associated with the heart, both physically and energetically. They are proud partners and parents, celebrating their offspring and families.
Leos are lovers, artists, performers, and leaders with ardent hearts and fiery passions.
About the Oils
A fire element, Leo is associated with heat, passion, and bold confidence. Sandalwood fills the heart of this blend, a heating oil that embodies confidence, freedom, good-luck, and success. In ancient Egypt, its heat was celebrated as the “sweat of the gods.” It is royal, majestic, divine.
Sandalwood oil originates from the roots of the wood-bearing tree, and its high value has driven it to near extinction. It is prized and sought-after, matching Leo’s rare king quality and reminding the Leo to harvest its gifts with care and consideration for the planet and all beings.
Offering its sense of balance to the blend is geranium, whose greenish hue brings centering, clarity, and pure intention to the Leo’s heart.
Ylang ylang is also in this blend, a cooling oil of the Moon and Venus that balances Leo’s heat. Ylang ylang carries the energy of compassion, opens the heart, and draws loved ones nearer, celebrating Leo’s deep pride for family and honoring its role as a leader or one who inspires masses through words, actions, decisions, or art.
Lastly, blue chamomile cools and soothes when the sun gets too hot, washing Leo in gentle waves of blue ocean. It is an oil of peace, expansion, ease, and clear communication from the heart.
How it works
Essential oils are potent essences that carry the wisdom and magic of the earth. Not only do they heal and honor our skin; they change the frequency of our cells, bringing transformation to our thoughts, our emotions, and our mood.
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With each essential oil, we take our cue from myths and stories of the past and our senses, allowing the lores of how they were used, their color, their scent, and how they make us feel to help us conjure the intuitive energy and properties of each oil.
How to apply it:
- your wrists
- the soles and tops of your feet
- your temples
- your neck
- the crown of your head
- your abdomen
- over your heart
- behind your ears
- your shoulders
- or bring it to your nose and waft in its energy and aroma