Essential Oils: A Primer for Men

Let's be real; the main users of essential oils and aromatherapy products are women. They're typically marketed to women, so it's no wonder some men feel essential oils are too feminine and floral for them.


However, essential oils are the secret weapon of many men — from businessmen and entrepreneurs to professional athletes and full-time dads. They offer powerful benefits for everyone, no matter your gender!


Why Men Should Use Essential Oils

Men have a lot to contend with in life. Struggling under the weight of work stress, financial pressure, family responsibilities, fatigue, or an injury has a big impact on your well-being. Plus, (some) men tend to bottle up their emotions, which may increase anxiety levels. So, self-care is super important for men too!

At Woolzies, we want to dispel the myth that men don't use essential oils. If you're looking for natural skincare, sleep, pain relief, and allergy solutions – this guide is for you!


Which Essential Oils Are Best for Men?

The truth is, all essential oils are suitable for men. However, most men prefer oils with more “masculine” woodsy, earthy, herbal, and spicy scents. Some of the most popular essential oils for men are:

– Sandalwood

– Frankincense

– Vetiver

– Cedarwood

– Pine

– Oregano

– Lemon

– Peppermint

– Eucalyptus

– Lemongrass

– Tea Tree

– Clove


Here are 4 essential oil uses that are perfect for men.

Make Natural Cologne

Men need to be particularly wary of body sprays and colognes as they may contain phthalates, chemicals that have estrogen-like properties and disrupt the endocrine system. The last thing you want as a man is to be increasing your estrogen levels unknowingly!

Using all-natural essential oils helps you smell great while bypassing these risks. Try this essential oil body spray recipe for a masculine, woody scent. – 5 drops Sandalwood Essential Oil – 4 drops Vetiver Essential Oil – 3 drops Cedarwood Essential Oil

– 1 tablespoon pure vodka

– 1 cup pure water

Add these ingredients to an 8-ounce spray bottle and shake well before spritzing over your body. Not only will you smell amazing, but these oils are calming, centering, and uplifting!


Relieve Sore Muscles after a Heavy Workout

What's better than a massage after an intense gym session?

Essential oils may help you reach your fitness goals by providing fast and effective relief for muscle soreness, stiffness, sprains, and aching joints. Woolzies for Men Muscle Relief Spray is a fantastic anti-inflammatory blend of peppermint, wintergreen, clove, menthol, camphor, eucalyptus, marjoram, and thyme essential oils. Spray it directly onto painful muscles, tendons, and joints and massage it in gently but firmly.


Make a Refreshing Aftershave

Conventional aftershaves can be harsh on the skin (and overwhelming on the senses). The good news is essential oils can be used to make a natural aftershave that soothes and moisturizes the skin, disinfects hair follicles, and makes you smell great!

We recommend using this natural aftershave recipe:

– 5 drops Pine Oil

– 5 drops Frankincense Oil

– 1-ounce Witch Hazel

– ½ teaspoon Almond Oil

Add these ingredients to a small 3-ounce bottle and fill the rest up with pure water. Shake the bottle well and dab this blend over your beard area after shaving (or before a big date).


Soothe Allergies with Essential Oils

Congestion, sneezing, itchy eyes, and a stuffy head can make it harder to be productive and meet your responsibilities. Essential oils may help open up your sinuses and relieve inflammation caused by seasonal allergies. It's so much better than dosing up on antihistamines and falling asleep at your desk!

For a rejuvenating and decongesting blend, add 100 ml of water to your ultrasonic diffuser along with 2 drops of Lemongrass Oil, 2 drops of Eucalyptus Oil, and 2 drops of Peppermint Oil. Inhaling this blend will soon have you feeling clear-headed and energized.


Final Thoughts

Essential oils are a great addition to any man's life, which is why Woolzies has developed the Men's Explorer Essential Oil Collection. Made up of three woody and slightly sweet oils, this selection is ideal if you're new to aromatherapy!


Let us know; are you considering adding Woolzies essential oils to your daily routine?

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