Essential Oils for Men 🚶‍♂️

It's Father's Day this Sunday so I thought I'd do a special feature on essential oils for men. 

Who doesn’t love a man who smells amazing? That woody, spicy, sultry aroma gets me every time! When I changed over my fragrance-filled toxic perfumes to natural DIY rollers – I did the same for my husband, Pete! His body is just as precious as mine – we don’t need no toxic chemicals interrupting with his hormones or sperm count, thank you very much!

While any and all essential oils can be blended into a cologne or perfume, there are some essential oils that tend to be favoured more often by men. My hubby generally prefers more woody, earthy aromas over floras (which I am more drawn to).

So, which are the best oils for blokes? If you’re looking for essential oils with more traditionally masculine scents, here are some of Pete’s favourites:

🚶‍♂️Vetiver (smoky + earthy)
🚶‍♂️Peppermint (energizing + minty)
🚶‍♂️Copaiba (warm + balsamic – amazing for skin!)
🚶‍♂️Sandalwood (woodsy, warm + sultry – my fav!)
🚶‍♂️Ginger (spicy + invigorating)
🚶‍♂️Frankincense (earthy + super grounding)

Depending on what scent you are wanting to make – here are some more masculine oils in their specific categories. You generally want one of each to make a rounded, long-lasting scent.

• Citrus - bergamot, grapefruit, lemon, lime, mandarin, petitgrain, sweet orange, tangerine

• Herbaceous - basil, bay (laurel, West Indies), cajeput, carrot seed, catnip, clary sage, coriander, eucalyptus (globulus, lemon, smithii), lavender, lemongrass, oregano, palmarosa, peppermint, rosemary, sage, tea tree, thyme

• Rich Base Notes - copaiba basalm, frankincense, myrrh, oakmoss, Oakwood, patchouli, Peru basalm, sandalwood, vanilla, vetiver

• Spice - allspice, anise, black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon leaf (use leaf instead of bark for all topical applications, cinnamon bark is too irritating to put on the skin), clove bud, ginger, nutmeg

• Woods - black spruce, cedarwood (atlas, Virginian), cypress, fir needle, juniper berry, pine

Main thing to remember - there is no right or wrong. Just get blending!

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