Sagittarians are passionate and fiercely independent. Some consider them the “warrior poets” of the zodiac, full of confidence, power, and emotional depth.
That confidence can also come across as boastfulness, they may have trouble curbing their restless natures, and they can often come across as melodramatic and snarky.
The best oils and herbs for this sign help smooth their rough edges and ease their restlessness, while helping them embrace their empathy and intelligence.
Here are some of the best herbs and essential oils for Sagittarius:
Pimpinellaa anisum is known for its sweet, licorice-like scent and flavor. It’s been used for culinary, medicinal, and magical purposes for thousands of years. For Sagittarius, it can help ensure restful sleep when used in dream pillows or sachets.
It’s also helpful for repelling evil and providing protection. In aromatherapy, it’s sometimes used to help relieve premenstrual symptoms.
Sagittarius tends to be prone to back pain and reproductive issues, so the essential oil may be helpful as an addition to a massage blend. The oil is also said to have a mildly sedative effect, so it may help calm some of this sign’s restless spirit.
In herbal medicine, Arctium lappa is considered a cool, moist remedy. This makes it a helpful treatment for balancing out some of Sagittarius’ hot-blooded tendencies. This herb also helps curb sugar cravings, which this sign tends to overindulge in.
Magically, it’s primarily employed for cleansing and protection work. Use an infusion as a floor, door, and window wash to ward your spaces. Be cautious when foraging for or purchasing wildcrafted burdock — it’s sometimes mixed up with belladonna (Atropa belladonna) roots, which are poisonous.
Plants of the genera Elettaria and Amomum produce a warm, spicy-scented oil. In massage blends, it can help with muscles aches and pains. In aromatherapy, breathing the fragrance is said to be uplifting, energizing, and confidence-boosting.
It can also help enhance mental clarity and focus, which resonates well with Sagittarius.
Clove buds, Syzygium aromaticum, have been one of the most valuable and desirable spices since the beginning of the spice trade. Medicinally, they’re used as a topical anaesthetic, digestive remedy, and warming, stimulating treatment.
Like Sagittarius, they’re ruled by the planet Jupiter. In magic, clove is used for prosperity, protection, and lust spells. Sagittarius rules the lower back, and this sign is often prone to aches in this area.
Add a few (just a few! The oil is very strong) drops to massage oil and use it for relieving muscle pain and tension.
See article: Cloves: Magical Properties, Benefits & Uses.
The fragrant geraniums of genus Pelargonium produce an oil that’s said to be relaxing, uplifting, and grounding. In aromatherapy, it’s considered equally helpful for anxiety and depression — so it may help Sagittarius calm some of their restlessness.
Physically, it can help remedy some of the muscle tension and random aches and pains to which this sign is prone. Use it in essential oil blends for inhalation, or add a few drops to anointing or massage blends.
Hyssopus officinalis is frequently employed as a cleansing herb. It’s been used in baths to purify the self and banish negative energies, as a strewing herb to repel pests and disease, and to prepare sacred spaces.
Like Sagittarius, it’s ruled by the planet Jupiter. This sensitive sign can benefit from using it to wash away negativity, or carried in a pouch to guard against it.
In aromatherapy, it’s considered gently stimulating for the mind and creativity, yet relaxing for the nerves. This means that it can be a helpful ally for this sign’s energy and sense of adventure.
7. Lemon balm
Melissa officinalis is a fantastic herb for sweetening up and cooling down some of Sagittarius’ more difficult times. While this sign has many positive traits, it can also tend to be short-tempered, chilly, and unwilling to stay in one spot.
Lemon balm is a beautifully relaxing herb with a naturally light, lemony fragrance and flavor. Drink a little as a tea whenever you need to unwind and relax.
See article: Lemon Balm: Magical Properties, Benefits & Uses.
Artemisia vulgaris is one of the most commonly used divination herbs. Its lunar associations and emmenagogue properties also tie it to the uterus, so it may be helpful for the irregular, painful, or missed menstrual periods to which many Sagittarians are prone.
In aromatherapy, it’s a calming, soothing scent that can promote vision work and lucid dreaming. Be cautious when using the oil, however — mugwort is a powerful medicinal herb, and the oil is very concentrated.
Only use it in very small dilutions, and never internally. Consult a doctor before using this herb medicinally.
See article: Mugwort: Magical Properties, Benefits & Uses.
Myrtus communis is an evergreen shrub or tree that’s used in magic for everything from youth, to love, to money. Kept in sachets, it helps create a peaceful and loving atmosphere.
It’s most often treated as a love herb, so it can be useful for those times when Sagittarius comes off emotionally cold, arrogant, or irritable. Work with the dried plant or oil to help enhance your empathy, emotional intelligence, and loving heart.
10. Vitex berry
Vitex agnus-castus, also called chasteberry or monk’s pepper, was once used as a helpful remedy for hormonal and reproductive issues (hence its names). In aromatherapy, it’s still used to help with issues caused by an imbalance of estrogen and progesterone.
It also alleviates excess tension and helps stabilize the emotions. This can be a big help to short-tempered Sagittarians, particularly those whose tempers worsen due to premenstrual syndrome.
There’s also some evidence that it may help with conditions like benign prostatic hyperplasia. Since this plant acts on the endocrine system, consult your doctor or a qualified herbalist before working with it.
Sagittarius is the independent, adventurous, curious one. This sign is prone to wanderlust, and can easily become bored, frustrated, and annoyed.
Sagittarians benefit from herbs and oils that help enhance focus, calm agitated nerves, and ease feelings of restlessness, as well as those that relieve the backaches and reproductive issues this sign may experience.