Essential oils can often be misunderstood as something used only for adding amazing scents to perfumes and products, making them generally more popular with women than men. As we essential oils lovers know, the importance of these oils goes far beyond fragrance. When it comes to personal wellness, essential oils have played an important role throughout history as a natural tool to help keep us healthy and thriving. Their amazing benefits and wide array of aromas are something that men can enjoy just as well as women.
Essential oils have been found to support the body through all wellness habits, soothe pain and discomfort from exercise, and help to calm or focus the mind during a long day at work. There are a large number of oils that can offer these benefits, meaning there are sure to be some with aromas that men can also appreciate.
Here are a few of our favorite essential oils for men's wellness…
Lavender Essential Oil can help to relax the body and reduce feelings of tension and anxiety for men who may work in a fast-paced or stressful environment. Lavender has also been found to improve sleep quality and ease muscle pain while soothing inflamed and irritated skin.
Frankincense Essential Oil can help to improve concentration and memory retention to help keep the mind sharp for work, home projects, or homework help. Frankincense is also known to focus intention and clear the mind of negative thoughts for men who may use yoga or meditation in their wellness routine.
Vetiver Essential Oil is believed to ground us and restore a sense of balance in the mind, body, and spirit, perfect for men who may be going through big changes at work or at home. Vetiver may also help to clear nasal congestion and promote easier breathing while stimulating the immune system to keep illness at bay.
Peppermint Essential Oil can help to provide a much-needed mental boost for workaholic men by enhancing focus and increasing mental energy. Peppermint has also been found to ease headaches, soothe muscle pain, and stimulate blood circulation for faster recovery from illness or an especially tough workout.
Sandalwood Essential Oil has been found to help balance emotions and impart mental clarity to help men work through big decisions or exciting life events. Sandalwood can also promote a sense of spiritual and mental well-being making it useful in meditation practices while aphrodisiac properties work to improve intimate relationships.
Tea Tree Essential Oil is known to be a powerhouse for wellness and is perfect for men who work with their hands or have strenuous outdoor hobbies with its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Tea Tree may help to provide relief for sunburn, skin irritation, and minor wounds while also working to combat infection and promote healing.
Clary Sage Essential Oil can help to ease stress and enhance the mood of men who may be working through a stressful event or need a pick me up during the work week. Clary Sage has also been found to improve concentration and mental stamina while also helping to ease the pain and tension of headaches and promote restful sleep.
Patchouli Essential Oil is believed to reduce negative energy and soothe anxiety while increasing feelings of relaxation for hard-working men who need a little help winding down. Patchouli may also help to improve cognitive function and enhance concentration, making it widely used in meditation and spiritual practices.
Try one of these recipes to help support the wellness of men…
Grounding Connection Diffuser Blend
- 4 drops of Frankincense Essential Oil
- 3 drops of Sandalwood Essential Oil
- 2 drops of Vetiver Essential Oil
Add water to your diffuser up to the fill line. Add drops of the essential oil blend. This diffuser blend recipe is formulated for a 200ml ultrasonic diffuser. Adjust the amount according to the size and directions of your diffuser.
Work Hard Play Hard Muscle Rub
- 1oz of Beeswax Pearls
- 1oz of Fractionated Coconut Oil
- 1oz of Unrefined Shea Butter
- 20 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
- 20 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
- 10 drops of Clary Sage Essential Oil
Heat beeswax, coconut oil, and shea butter on a double boiler until everything is fully melted and combined. Remove from heat and stir in the essential oil blend. Stir very well, ensuring essential oils are thoroughly combined into the mixture. Pour into metal tins and allow to cool and harden for several hours before use.
Scrapes Happen Soothing Skin Spray
- 4oz Amber Glass Bottle with Spray Top
- 3oz of Witch Hazel Extract
- ½oz of Aloe Vera Oil
- ½oz of Vegetable Glycerine
- 20 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
- 20 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil
Add all the ingredients to the bottle and shake well to combine. Spray on minor cuts and scrapes to ease pain and facilitate quick healing.
Jack of All Trades Focusing Roll-On
- 10ml Amber Glass Roll-On Bottle
- 1/3oz of Sweet Almond Oil
- 5 drops of Patchouli Essential Oil
- 5 drops of Frankincense Essential Oil
Add the essential oils to the bottle. Fill the rest of the bottle to the top with fractionated coconut oil. Replace the rollerball and cap, and gently shake and roll across your skin.