Who said essential oils use can’t be manly? We know you might associate the use of essential oils with feminine self-care, but luckily essential oils for men are becoming more popular and acceptable.
Guys can benefit from many of the perks of using essential oils including sleeping better, boosting your immune system and improving your workout – all while imbuing a heavenly scent.
Here are some of our top tips for the usage of the best essential oils for men that go beyond your granddad’s sandalwood oil.
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Sleep Better with Lavender
The average man works eight-to-nine hours a day, comes home, takes care of his kids, makes sure his wife is happy and then tries to find time for some peace and quiet.
Its no wonder more often than not we end up staring at the ceiling instead of catching some much-needed ZZZZ’s.
If you are having a hard time getting some rest after a long day, try putting a few drops of Lavender essential oil on your pillowcase. Once your head hits the pillow, its relaxing smell is sure to make you drift off into dreamland.
Read more about using essential oils to sleep better.
Essential Oils for Men to Shave Better
Yes, essential oils can even be used for one of the manliest reasons of all: shaving your beard. This blend will also create an incredible cooling effect on the skin. Here is what you need to create silky soft skin, and the smoothest shave possible:
- 1/3 cup Shea Butter
- 1/3 cup Coconut Oil
- 1/4 cup Jojoba Oil (or another carrier oil of your choice)
- 5 drops Tea Tree, Lavender, Peppermint, or Roman Chamomile oil
First, melt Shea Butter and Coconut Oil over the stove on low heat using a double boiler. Pour the mixture into a bowl and store it in the fridge to cool.
Once hardened, whip the mixture with a hand mixer until fluffy and light. Store the mixture in an airtight container in a cool, dark place and discard after 1-2 months.
Make Cologne with Essential Oils
Essential oils are not only used for practical, everyday treatments. They can also transform the scent of any room into that of a man’s castle.
Whether you are looking to impress everyone at the office, go on a date, or freshen up after a grueling workout, essential oils can create the perfect man scent.
This recipe is what we like to call the “Just for Him Blend” which is a self-made cologne for men made with all essential oils:
Just for Him Cologne Blend
- One drop Patchouli
- Three drops Blood Orange
- Six drops Sandalwood
- One tablespoon Coconut Oil
Mix well and apply to your pressure points, back of neck, and wrists.
This masculine blend gives off a rich, woodsy aroma that is sure to turn some heads.
Workout Boost With Essential Oils
We know how it is: You’re ready to pump some iron or hike up a mountain like a Spartan, but an achy back and persistent sore muscles hold you back. It throws your entire well-being off-balance. Do not let this stop you from smashing your goals!
Add some of our therapeutic premium Alignment blend to those hurting muscles, and you will feel some much-needed relief.
This soothing blend of essential oils for men includes Rosewood, Spruce, Frankincense, and Blue Tansy. We also recommend applying this before shredding it up in the gym.
Moisturize Skin With Essential Oils
Whether you suffer from dryness or skin that needs a pick me up, cucumber seed, carrot seed, and German Chamomile are really great essential oils men to improve redness, irritation, and dry skin.
If you’re dealing with flaking or cracking skin, avocado oil is an excellent carrier oil as it’s incredibly hydrating and acts as a humectant (meaning it helps retain the body’s natural moisture).
Give Essential Oils a Try
Don’t buy into the belief that men can’t or shouldn’t use essential oils. They are a great addition to your grooming routine, workout practices, relaxation time and more.
Rest assured that there is a tribe of men using essential oils regularly and you can feel safe and secure joining that crew.