Even though the majority of essential oil users are women, we wanted to share some essential oils that might be beneficial to either the man in your life or someone you might know. As the essential oil revolution is growing, more and more men are using essential oils. Essential oils are no longer just a woman thing.
Here are a seven essential oils that men can use on a daily basis.
1. Chamomile Oil
Chamomile oil is one of the most ancient essential oils. Most people know it from drinking chamomile tea but there a number of other benefits as well.
Chamomile Oil has been used to support the fight against depression and anxiety. Drinking chamomile tea throughout the day may put you in a better mood and reduce your anxiety.
As we’re heading into summer, allergies are creeping into the household. Chamomile has been widely known to use for hay fever because of it’s antimicrobial properties. It also has properties to support mucous decongestion, skin conditions and irritations associated with food allergies.
In a 2006 study, chamomile was reported to have effects on sleep and mood. The study found that participants who used chamomile essential oil felt more drowsy and calmness as opposed to not using the oil. By inhaling the oil, someone might find it beneficial in getting a better nights rest.
Chamomile oil is also known for it’s supportive properties for skin care. Using a few drops of the essential oil in after shave might help a clean shaven face recover faster to produce smoother, healthier skin.
We all know men can overdue it when eating. Back in the ancient times, Chamomile was used to help someone digest their food faster. Using the essential oil today may support healthier digestion as well as aid in digestive issues such as leaky gut, acid reflux, indigestion, vomiting and over all sour stomach.
2. Eucalyptus Oil
Eucalyptus oil can be used for a variety of purposes. One of the most popular uses for eucalyptus essential oil is in treating wounds. Because it has anti-septic qualities it may support helping wounds heal, deal with ulcers, cuts, abrasions and sores. It also might serve as an effective way to help with insect bites.
Eucalyptus oil has been known to be effective in helping your body support its respiratory problems like asthma, sore throat, bronchitis and nasal congestion. Because of the antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti fungal properties it was a great ingredient in many ancient medicines. In 2004 study showed that eucalyptus oil was useful in treating non-bacterial sinusitis. Patients who have the disorder showed faster improvement when given medicine containing eucalyptus oil. This oil might be a great way for any man to keep healthy throughout his busy day.
Most men are either working out or doing lots of physical activities. Eucalyptus oil has been known to help support joint and muscle pain as well as relieve stress and pain. This might be a great oil for someone to use after a workout or a long day at work.
Ginger oil has been used for thousands of years for its medicinal and culinary properties, especially in the ancient Chinese Indian and Greek civilizations. Ginger is one of the most widely used food ingredients today. It can be dried or fresh, or chopped up into your meals.
You can use ginger oil to revitalize yourself during the day. Just a few drops in a diffuser or inhaling it from a common ball or cloth will help re-energize your mind and body.
Ginger oil is one of the most popular essential oils for pregnant women. Until a man gets pregnant he can use the oil for other things men might deal with such as food poisoning. We all know men love to just grab food and keep on going. Sometimes the food can take a toll on our stomachs, especially fast food. Ginger oil is known to support the treatment of food poisoning as well as intestinal infections and diarrhea.
Ginger essential oil is also a great way to support the body’s ability to fight pain associated with working out or physical activity. This might be a great oil for post workout massage or after a long day’s work.
The essential oil is derived from the heartwood of the sandalwood tree by steam-distilling its woodchips. It is commonly known for its woodsy, sweet smell and is frequently used in cosmetics, perfumes and aftershave.
Sandalwood essential oil, as featured in Ancient Secrets of Essential Oils, promotes mental clarity when used in a diffuser. There are numerous studies that show the effect of sandalwood oil on attention and brain functions.
Not only using the word essential oil a great way to create a feeling of relaxation and coldness, it is also beneficial component for mental clarity. When inhaled or rubbed on the skin, it promotes the opposite effect of lavender essential oil. It promoted a calm awareness, clear headedness and a feeling of peacefulness.
What is a great way to get your man to remember to take out the trash or pick up your dry cleaning? Sandalwood essential oil has been known to be a memory booster because of its benefits to produce clarity. This is a great essential oil for a busy man to keep himself from being stressed out or overwhelmed and to promote mental clarity each day.
5. Lavender Oil
Probably one of the most popular essential oils is lavender because it helps promote relaxation and sleepiness, especially as a parent trying to get your kids to bed.
But what a lot of people don’t realize is that lavender is a great way for a man to relax either after a hard days work, and intense workout or just playing hard on the weekends. Men, in general, have a hard time relaxing because of the way their DNA is wired. They were the ones thousands of years ago that had to bring in the food, protect the tribe and make sure everyone was safe. Sometimes he just needs to relax. Using lavender in a diffuser in the evening can help promote relaxation, coldness and a feeling of peacefulness.
A great way to use lavender oil is to put a few drops into shampoo in the evening to help relax the body from the head down.
You can also rub lavender on the bottom of your be to help you relax right before you go to bed.
Peppermint essential oil can be used in so many ways. Not only does it help support different digestive issues, it can freshen bad breath, improved mental focus, give you more energy and help with sore muscles.
Peppermint oil can be used throughout the day by inhaling through diffuser or putting a few drops on your palms, rubbing them together and inhaling for 30 seconds. This is a great way to boost your mood if you begin to feel sluggish or tired.
If you’re a man and you’re trying to lose weight, peppermint oil is a great way to reduce hunger cravings. By inhaling peppermint essential oil, you can reduce your cravings for snacks and help you feel full faster. You can also apply a few drops on your chest or stomach as well.
If you want wake up faster, put a few peppermint essential oil drops into shampoo and rub it into your scalp. This will not only stimulate your brain, will energize your mind and wake you up three times faster than normal. As a side note, because it has antiseptic properties, it can and may help remove dandruff.
If you’re out camping in the wilderness, peppermint oil is a natural bug repellent. Insects can’t stand a sense of peppermint essential oil so they will stay away from anything that has it.
One of the most effective ways that I use peppermint essential oil is when I have a stomachache. I take a few drops of peppermint and put it in a glass of water. After drinking the glass of water I’ll get a few more drops of peppermint and rub them on my stomach. This has done wonders for when I have sour stomach or maybe have eaten too much.
Lastly, peppermint essential oil is a great way to keep your breath smelling great. Just a drop of it while brushing your teeth or during the day putting a drop in your mouth and/or rubbing your teeth with it will keep your breath fresh and nice.
7. Lemon Oil
Lemon oil is a great way to support metabolism, cleanse your body and use in cooking recipes.
One of the most creative ways to use lemon essential oil is to whiten your teeth with it. If you mix lemon essential oil, coconut oil and baking soda and rub it on your teeth for a few minutes it may make your teeth whiter. There are a number of YouTube videos that explain how to do this.
One oil is a great way to improve your mood. Simply diffuse lemon essential oil during the day will help you fight off depression and increase your mental mood and clarity. In the movie Ancient Secrets of Essential Oils, Dr. Wenker demonstrates the effects that a lemon essential oil has on the brain.
Lemon essential oil is one of those oils that can be used in pretty much anything. A few drops in your laundry can help remove those odors only a man can produce. You can put a few drops in your cleaning solution to help cleanse your home better and create a more pleasant smell.
If you are looking to lose some weight, putting a few drops of lemon oil in your water can help support metabolism and weight loss. It also can help with snack cravings and keeping the munchies and bay.