I’ve heard plenty of men say “Essential oils are only for women.” There is such an aversion to the use of oils, by men, that the majority of them tend to dismiss essential oils as a possible health and wellness alternative. Getting a man to try an essential oil can be a downright Herculean task. This myth about oils being for women is just not true!
Do “Real Men” use essential oils? History has a little something to say about that. Essential oils were used by the officers of the Roman army. On the eve of a battle, the officers were massaged with a special blend of essential oils that included Black Spruce, Blue Tansy, Rosewood, and Frankincense. The aroma of the oils would calm their nerves and help them to focus their thoughts as they prepared for their military campaigns. You can’t get much manlier than that!
Let’s take a look at a few essential oils that can benefit men and highlight their health benefits. You might be surprised to find these powerful plant extractions can be essential for men’s health.
Copaiba Balsam Essential Oil
Copaiba promotes nourished and cleansed skin, so copaiba is a fantastic addition to homemade aftershave and other bath products for men. Its woodsy and rustic scent makes it a great all natural cologne, as well.
Sandalwood Essential Oil
Sandalwood is a favorite classic of men’s blends and fragrances. It has a distinct, sweet, woodsy, and long-lasting aroma that is uplifting and invigorating. You’ll find Sandalwood is high in sesquiterpenes and has been researched for its powerful abilities to support a part of the brain known as the pineal gland. The pineal gland is responsible for releasing melatonin, which enhances deep sleep. Sandalwood also supports normal nervous and circulatory systems and is used for skin revitalization. Apply a drop or two near your cheek bones each night and breathe normally to promote relaxation. The aroma is also know to promote grounding and can help you open up sexuality. Because it helps maintain healthy circulation, it becomes a definite plus in the bedroom!
Vetiver Essential Oil
With a deep, earthy aroma, vetiver essential oil’s strength is a perfect ingredient in blends for men. Vetiver is uplifting and has been said to promote concentration and focus.
Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint essential oil is one of the most commonly used oils in the world! Peppermint can be used to replace those additional cups of coffee used for a caffeine laden pick me up. Just add 2 drops of peppermint to 20 ounces of water and sip it throughout the day. Your concentration is sure to improve and you might just enjoy a better night’s sleep!!
Lemon Essential Oil
Add a drop or two in your water at dinner to aid in dige