Men Can Use Essential Oils Too
I have had a lot of men come into the shop with their girlfriends – wives – moms.
One of the first things they ask is, do a lot of men use this stuff? My answer is yes!
Men you too can benefit from the use of Essential oils whether it be to use for an issue you are having like a cough or need to focus, you can also use them to give you a pick me up in the morning shower or use as a cologne. There is a multitude of ways you men out there can use Essential Oils.
Below is a list of things you as a man can use the oils for:
- Sore Muscles
- Skin Care
- Bad Smells
- Mood enhancer
- Immune Boost
- Colds and coughs
- Beard and Mustache
This is not a complete list but a starting point
There is so much more, you can even use them in a cologne to have a healthier fragrant smell that will drive your lady crazy! You don’t need to use that other store-bought stuff that’s full of chemicals, try something new and exciting!!
Below is a couple of blends you may want to try and see if you like them:
- 1 oz spray bottle
- Distilled water
- 10 drops Sandalwood Essential Oil
- 5 drops Cedarwood Essential Oil
- 5 drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
- Place all essential oils into a bottle then add distilled water spray over your heart behind your ears or use as a complete body spray. Shake bottle before spraying.
A Man’s Refresh (shower blend)
Hi there everyone!!!
Recently I have been asked a lot about how to help people get some sleep!! Seems to be a real problem these days with all the electronics and long work days, People cannot seem to shut off the brain or they get so overtired they cannot get to sleep.
With that being said, I myself get situational insomnia and hate it when it happens. So, what do I do? Well, I do one of 2 things: 1) I either place one of my favorite sleep oils on my pillow (Cedar Leaf or my Zonked sleep blend) and inhale it all night long or 2) if I am out of these oils, I take a good bath before bed!! (using salts with some lavender added)
Below I will give you a great way to use the oils in a bath so that you can either get some rest or use to wake up in the morning if you are a slow mover (like I am)
Gather these ingredients and give it a shot :O)
Let’s Get Some Sleep bubble bath
3 drops Cedarwood
5 drops Lavender
3 drops Patchouli
1 drop Vetiver
4oz castile soap
What to do next:
Start running your bath
Place all drops of essential oils into the castile soap
After placing all drops and stirring essential oils into soap slowly pour soap into the bath with water still running.
When reached the desired amount of bath water stop water and climb in.
May want to have soft music playing and candles for lighting to calm the nerves
When the bath is over dry off and climb into bed.
Some variations of this can also be:
Wake me up am bath: 7 drops Orange essential oil, 4 drops Lemon and 3 drops Lime essential oil.
Not feeling well bath: 7 drops Eucalyptus essential oil, 4 drops Peppermint and 2 drops Tea Tree essential oil
Always remember to add the essential oils to a carrier such as a bath salt or castile soap.
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Essential oil with an except for a few, should never ever be used undiluted on the skin, and needs to be blended with a carrier oil. To dilute the essential oils and their constituents and to help spread them over the surface of the skin.
These oils are normally obtained by cold pressing the plant material and is inert – and not volatile as essential oils. They are from vegetable origin extracted from either nuts or seeds.
The dilution ratio of essential oil used with in a carrier oil depends on various factors, some of which are the age of the person it is to be used with as well as condition it is used for.
Smell of carrier oils
Some individuals look for carrier oils with an exact smell – for example, individuals sometimes look for “almond oil” that smells like almonds.
If you come across an almond oil, that smells of almonds, you may have a highly toxic oil (bitter almond oil) for example.
Our carrier oils are 100% pure base oils – no preservatives, no fragrances or other compounds -they are as good as it gets!
Most carrier oils are extracted using a “cold pressed method”, with this method there is no external heat applied to help force the oil from its oil containing cells, this is the type of carrier oil you should buy.
People with nut allergies should do a patch test before using a nut based oil to be sure they have no issues with its use. Most people do not have allergic reactions to these type of base carrier oils, but better safe than sorry :O).
When the carrier oil has been extracted, it sometimes can be refined through numerous processes to attain certain desirable (and some undesirable) effects. (Hence the patch test is always good idea).
Carrier oils also posess their own therapeutic properties which also may assist the absorption of the essential oils through the skin.
Most carrier oils are additionally rich in fatty acids as well as other great nutrients.
List of different carrier oils and what they are good for:
- Almond oil: Acts as a natural moisturizer, it is suitable for young children and babies, helps to lubricate massage blends as well as a great makeup remover.
- Olive Oil: Deeply conditions your skin, has antiaging effects, this oil can be used as a hair tonic as well as a makeup remover.
- Apricot kernel oil: Helps to restore moisture to skin, it is suitable for sensitive skin, Acts as a massage base as well as conditions your hair.
- Avocado oil: This Base oil conditions and soothes your skin as well as repairs and protects your skin, acts as an anti-aging oil and is a natural SPF.
- Evening primrose oil: This base oil also has anti-aging effects conditions skin and can be added to any cosmetic.
- Grape seed oil: This base oil is suitable for allergenic and sensitive skin, treats acne and is also a great antiaging choice it will also make a good massage base.
- Jojoba oil: This oil conditions skin and hair is a great antiaging skin condition treatment as well as a makeup remover.
- Coconut oil: Conditions hair, cares for teeth and gums, heals rough irritated skin great hair conditioner and makeup remove.
- Rose-hip oil: This base oil eases itching, treats acne, prevents scaring and has anti-aging benefits.
- Trauma Oil: This base oil is made by macerated herbs of St. John’s Wort, Calendula and Arnica. This base oil is great for any type of mind body spirit trauma. It can be used for a healing massage in a first aid kit and aids in repairing skin.
The above is by no means a complete list of carrier oils, they are some of the ones I carry here in the shop.
As you can see from the provided list above there is a good diversity to choose from, although carrier oils are used for diluting the essential oils in aromatherapy (by applying to skin), the carrier oils can also add vary valuable properties to the process, since they all have one or more of their own characteristics to offer.