Essential oils have amazing healing properties. You can use them in your diffuser, to clean your house with, and even for improving your health. However, when you think about essential oils you don’t usually consider essential oils for men to use. There are many ways that men can use essential oils.
Here are the top 5 ways you can use essential oils for men
#1. Cardiovascular support. Men can benefit in using oils to help support heart health. Simply apply 1 drop Lavender and 1 drop Ylang Ylang to the chest and palms. This blend is great for relaxation and reducing stress.
#2. Cholesterol support. Oils can help support healthy levels of cholesterol. Place 1 drop of Lemongrass, Clary Sage, and Helichrysum into a veggie cap and take once a day. Be sure to use food grade safe oils.
#3. Support for overworked muscles. Men commonly use oils to support relaxation of muscles. Use a soothing blend cream made with coconut oil, peppermint, lemongrass and panaway.
Easy Homemade Products for Men
#4. Shaving cream. YES! Men can create an invigorating shaving cream using essential oils! To make you will need:
- baking soda 2/3 cups of coconut oil
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 2/3 cups shea butter
- 10 drops of lavender essential oil
- 5 drops peppermint essential oil
- 2 tsp baking soda
All you need to do is melt the coconut oil and shea butter together (a double broiler works fine on medium heat). Remove from heat and allow to slightly cool. Stir in the essential oils and mix well. Put mixture into the refrigerator until it is solid. Now, add in the baking soda and use an electric blender to whip it up into a fluffy consistency. Store in a glass jar in a cool place. To use simply apply to face before shaving.
#5 Cologne. Creating your own cologne allows you to adjust the scent to your own liking. Essential oils are great for creating that one of a kind scent! Here is a quick recipe to get you started. You can add these oils into a 10ml roller bottle and fill it up the rest of the way with the carrier oil of your choice.
- 10 Drops White Fir
- 10 drops Clove
- 20 – 30 drops Bergamot
- 5 drops Lemon
Essential oils have so many benefits in our everyday lives. Now you can pass those benefits on to the men your lives as well.
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