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Easy Aromatherapy Recipes For Men

Man apply cream to face | Easy Aromatherapy Recipes For Men

Sometimes people associate aromatherapy with women. However, men can and do use essential oils for a variety of purposes — it's not all lavender and rose.

Here are some easy aromatherapy recipes for men.


  • 1/2 cup aloe vera juice
  • 1/2 cup witch hazel
  • 1/2 teaspoon vegetable glycerin
  • 25 drops myrrh essential oil
  • 10 drops carrot seed essential oil

Combine all ingredients in a glass bottle. Cap the bottle and shake well to blend. Store away from light.

To use: Shake well. Apply generously after shaving.

Source: Hands On Healing Remedies

Aftershave Spray

  • 3/4 cup witch hazel
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 12 drops sandalwood essential oil
  • 5 drops geranium essential oil
  • 3 drops Roman chamomile essential oil
  • 3 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 8-ounce glass spray bottle

Place all ingredients in the spray bottle. Close and then shake to combine.

To use: Shake. Spritz a little aftershave onto your face and pat gently.

Source: Happy Mothering

Also see shaving cream recipes.

Beard Oil

  • 8 drops spruce essential oil
  • 6 drops cedarwood essential oil
  • 5 drops white fir essential oil
  • 3 drops vetiver essential oil
  • 2 drops bergamot essential oil
  • Jojoba oil

Add essential oils to a two-ounce bottle. Fill the bottle to its shoulder with jojoba oil.
To use: Shake well. Massage 5-7 drops into your beard and smooth hair as needed.

Adapted from Eden's Garden

Easy Aromatherapy Recipes For Cologne

Cologne can be as simple as combining a drop of essential oil with couple of drops of carrier oil and dabbing the blend on the desired area. Some scents men tend to like include:

  • Bergamot
  • Cedarwood
  • Cypress
  • Ginger
  • Patchouli
  • Sandalwood
  • Spruce
  • Vanilla
  • Vetiver
  • Citrus oils (orange, lemon, tangerine, grapefruit)

To make a simple cologne, combine the following ingredients in a one-ounce glass dropper bottle:

  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil (or other carrier oil of choice)
  • 5 to 10 drops essential oil(s) of choice
  • 20 drops vitamin E oil

Support For Hair Growth

  • 35 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 20 drops basil essential oil
  • 10 drops frankincense oil
  • 16 drops lemon essential oil
  • 13 drops lavender essential oil
  • 15 drops lemongrass essential oil
  • 10 drops geranium essential oil
  • 1/2 cup jojoba oil
  • Glass jar

Place all ingredients in the glass jar and then stir or shake gently to combine. Store in a cool, dark place.

To use: Shake well. Place about one teaspoon of the blend on your fingertips and massage it into your scalp for several minutes.

Source: Happy Mothering

Also see essential oils for hair growth and essential oil deodorant.

Grease Removing and Polishing Spray

Need to clean surfaces such as chrome wheels, bumpers, handles, or car batteries? Try this cleaner — do not use on delicate surfaces.

  • 20 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 25 drops lemon essential oil
  • Distilled water
  • 8-ounce glass spray bottle

Add the essential oils to your glass spray bottle. Top off with distilled water. Close and shake well.

To use: Shake well and spray on surface. Use a lint-free cloth to clean and polish the surface.

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