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Essential Oils For Men

Although there are no specific essential oils for men, they can use a variety of oils in aftershave and cologne, for hair growth, and more. Let's look at some masculine essential oil blends.

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Aftershave Essential Oil Blends for Men

To use these aftershaves: Shake well. Apply directly to skin, avoiding eyes, nose, mouth, and other sensitive areas. Gently pat in.

Splash-On Aftershave

  • 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 - 8 ounces

  • 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

Aftershave Spray - 3 ounces

  • 2 tablespoons witch hazel
  • 2 tablespoons carrier oil, such as jojoba or sweet almond
  • 1 tablespoon distilled water
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable glycerin
  • 10 drops essential oils of choice
  • 3-ounce spray bottle

Place all liquid ingredients in a 3-ounce spray bottle and shake to mix.

Source: Young Living Blog

Also see shaving cream recipes.

Essential Oil Beard Oil Recipe

  • 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

Jock Itch Relief

Dilute one of the following essential oils in 1 teaspoon carrier oil:

  • Lavender
  • Patchouli
  • Tea tree
  • Manuka

Wash and dry the problem area. Gently rub in a little of the rub blend. Repeat morning and night. Be sure to wash your hands after you touch the area to avoid spreading the fungus.

Source: The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy (This book has an entire chapter on ways to use essential oils for men.)

Essential Oils for Men's 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

Men's Essential Oil Blends 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.

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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