What are manly essential oils anyhow? We know most of you associate the use of essential oils as a feminine trait, but luckily essential oils for men can be just as beneficial.
Guys can benefit from a huge range of benefits from sleeping better and boosting your immune system, to smooth shaving and confidence-boosting, to improving your workout — all while imbuing a heavenly scent. Here are some of our top tips and best uses for essential oils for men that go beyond your granddad's sandalwood oil.
Sleep Better with Lavender
The average man works eight-to-nine hours a day, comes home, takes care of the kids, makes sure the 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 adding a few drops of Lavender essential oil on your pillow case. Once your head hits the pillow, its relaxing smell is sure to make you drift off into dreamland.
Shave Better with Essential Oils
Yes, essential oils can even be used for one of the manliest reasons of all: shaving the beard. This blend will also create a wonderful 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. Pour the mixture into a bowl and store it in the fridge to cool.
Once hardened, whip the mixture until fluffy and light. Store the mixture in an airtight container in a cool, dark place. Discard after 1-2 months.
Make Cologne with Essential Oils
Essential oils are not only used for practical, everyday treatments. They can also be used to make a room smell more like a man’s castle. Whether you are looking impress everyone at the office, go on a date, or freshen up after a grueling workout, this is the perfect man scent. But what essential oils are good for cologne?
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
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: Your 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 blend includes the soothing oils of Rosewood, Spruce, Frankincense, and Blue Tansy. We also recommend applying this before shredding it up in the gym.
Moisturize Skin With Essential Oils
If you're dealing with flaking or cracking skin, avocado oil is great as it's extremely hydrating and it works as a humectant (meaning it helps retain the body's natural moisture).
Written with insights from Rocky Mountain Oils