Who said essential oils were only for women? Men, especially dads, have lots of reasons to benefit from the power of essential oils in their lives.
The Practical Side of Essential Oils for Men
Do you have a gear head hubby or man in your life who just loves to fix things? Then he needs Lemon for sure… Lemon essential oil will remove gum, oil and grease stains, and sticky residue or prevent rust and loosen rusty screws. He can add 2–3 drops on a rag to remove grime from tools and make them look new or use Melaleuca and Lemon essential oil to clean a car battery and polish chrome wheels.
The Personal Side of Essential Oils for Men
Good personal hygiene is important for everyone, but busy guys need some quick solutions for taking care of themselves. Here are some great tips:
Clean Mouth, Fresh Breath: Use a few drops of clove on your brush for fresh breath and protective, pop a drop of Peppermint for instant fresh breath, or add a couple drops of Clove, Melaleuca and Peppermint to water for a refreshing mouth rinse.
Beard Care: Use Melaleuca and Rosemary with a little coconut oil to soothe and smooth facial skin and hair.
Toenail Care: Apply Melaleuca and Oregano at the edge of the nail two times daily, or alternate with Lemongrass and Clove or Frankincense and Lemon.
Post-shave Soothing: Apply Melaleuca and Lavender mixed with Fractionated Coconut Oil after shaving to soothe irritated skin.
Shoe Deodorizer: Add a few drops of Cilantro or Peppermint onto a paper towel or a used dryer sheet, scrunch, and place in shoes overnight.
Sore Muscles: Lemongrass , Wintergreen and Peppermint applied topically can all help soothe sore muscles after a workout or a day of toting kiddos around.
Scents even a man can love…
I’m a huge diffuser fan, and when my husband is home I want to make our space inviting and comfortable for both of us. Here are some of the oils that may appeal to the more masculine side of the house that would be great to add to your diffuser (and some of their emotional benefits!):
Cedarwood for confidence and self esteem
White Fir for clear breathing and a sense of empowerment
Peppermint for alertness
Lemongrass for promoting a positive outlook
Sandalwood to lessen tension and balance emotions
Vetiver combined with Lavender, Petigrain, or Cedarwood to calm emotions and lessen stress
Cypress for a fresh, clean aroma that’s energizing and refreshing yet grounding
What about you? Share you favorite ways for the men in your life to get the most out of essential oils in the comments!
*These statements have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Advice and products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. Pregnant or lactating women and persons with known medical conditions should consult a physician prior to the use of any product.