Updated: Aug 31
It's no secret that women are more health-conscious than men. Women have been using essential oils for years to promote a healthy lifestyle, and they're starting to catch on with the guys too! I'm sure you've noticed how many commercials are now popping up with men looking like they just stepped off the cover of Cosmo.
And guess what? These ads aren't just there to sell you products; they're also trying to get guys thinking about their health. There's no better time than now for all men (especially those who haven't yet) to start incorporating essential oils into their daily routines and making positive changes in their lives!
How to Incorporate Essential Oils into Your Daily Routine
Massage is one of the best ways to relax, but it's also a powerful tool to keep your body healthy. Massage has been shown to boost immunity, reduce stress and anxiety, lower blood pressure and improve circulation. Essential oils can be added to massage oil or used directly on the skin as part of your routine.
A few essential oils (such as tea tree and lavender) can be applied directly to the skin without dilution, however, all other essential oils require dilution in carrier oil, like coconut or almond oil, before application. It's important to read up on each essential oil before using it on yourself (or others) because some may not be safe for topical application.
2. Shaving Cream
Shaving cream is a staple in every man's bathroom, but not all are created equal. The right shaving cream can make your morning routine easier, longer, and more enjoyable. There are several essential oils that can help improve your shave — and they're all found right in your pantry or medicine cabinet.
Here are some essential oils that can make your morning shave a little more enjoyable:
Eucalyptus Oil: This oil is excellent to add to your shaving cream because it helps open up the pores and reduce irritation. It also works well as an aftershave because it has antiseptic properties and will help keep you from getting razor bumps.
Lavender Oil: Lavender oil is a popular ingredient in many men's grooming products because it has been shown to relieve stress-related tension headaches and muscle aches from exercise or simply sitting in an office chair all day. It also helps soothe skin irritations caused by shaving, making it perfect for homemade shaving creams or aftershaves.
3. Headache Remedy
When dealing with a headache, it's important to understand that there are many causes for your pain. Stress is a massive factor in headaches, as is dehydration. Lack of sleep and sinus pressure can also cause headaches.
Essential oils like lemon and peppermint oil have been shown to help reduce stress and have even helped prevent migraines from occurring. Also, lavender has been shown to be effective in reducing the severity of migraine symptoms when applied topically or taken internally (by gargling) shortly before bedtime.
4. Inflammation/Internal Injuries
Others are useful for treating internal injuries, such as frankincense and helichrysum. For external injury, you might want to try arnica or myrrh oil on the site of injury for a quick way to reduce pain and swelling.
There are plenty of ways that men can use essential oils at home; there's so much more than just diffusing them! The best thing about using them is how easy it is: apply them somewhere it hurts (topically).
5. Fight Allergies and Even Asthma
Fighting Allergies: When it comes to fighting allergies, many people have found relief in the use of essential oils. Moreover, these oils are free from side effects and can be used by men of all ages. One study showed that eucalyptus oil was effective at relieving nasal congestion when applied topically or inhaled. Another study found lavender oil has strong anti-inflammatory properties that can help treat asthma attacks.
Reducing Asthma Symptoms: In addition to helping with allergy relief and other respiratory issues, several studies have shown that a few drops of essential oils can reduce asthma symptoms and relieve their stress levels (such as chest tightness).
6. Immune Function Support
Your immune system is responsible for protecting your body from illnesses and foreign invaders. Essential oils can be used to boost your immune system by improving blood circulation, boosting energy levels, and increasing overall vitality. They're also great at soothing inflammation (which is why they are often used to help with arthritis).
There are many ways to use essential oils topically: baths, massages, diffusers, or even capsules. You can also add them directly onto your skin by applying a few drops of an essential oil blend or oil mixture directly onto your skin before going into public places like shopping malls or airports where there may be people who aren't feeling well.
7. Anti-Cancer Properties
In addition to their powerful anti-inflammatory properties, essential oils can also help support your body's immune system.
According to the American Cancer Society, a healthy immune system is often one of the best defenses against cancer. Essential oils are a great way to boost your body's natural defenses and give it the tools it needs to fight off cancer cells whenever they may arise in your body.
8. Prostate Helper, Androsterone & Testosterone Regulation
A lot of men are starting to use essential oils, and they are seeing great results. Not only are they improving their health, but they are also getting rid of some common problems men face. One of the most common problems that men face is a low testosterone level. This is especially true for older men in their 60s and 70s.
For example, some men will have low testosterone levels because they have been taking statins for too long or because they have been taking steroids for too long. Some people will also suffer from low testosterone levels because of their diet or lifestyle choices.
Essential oils can help with this problem by allowing you to regulate your hormone balance so that you can get a better balance between estrogen and progesterone on one hand and testosterone and dihydrotestosterone on the other. This helps you to get back into balance so that you can feel better and lead a healthier lifestyle overall.
What are the Best Essential Oils for Men?
The best essential oils for men are those that can help them relax, reduce stress and anxiety, improve their mood, and boost their energy. Essential oils are also great for boosting the immune system. The following essential oils have been found to have these properties and more:
Peppermint Oil: Peppermint oil has a cooling and refreshing effect on the skin and is often used in products like shampoos, soaps, and lotions. It's also known to boost the immune system and help with digestion issues. Peppermint oil can also be added to your bath water for relaxation benefits.
Eucalyptus Oil: Eucalyptus oil is another one that can be used as a decongestant when inhaled or applied topically. It also helps to clear up infections in the body, such as colds or sore throats.
Sweet Orange Oil: Sweet orange oil is one of the most versatile essential oils out there because it's so effective at lifting moods, boosting energy, and reducing stress. This makes sweet orange oil great for anyone with depression or anxiety since it has a calming effect on the mind and body.
Tea Tree Oil: Tea tree oil is another great essential oil known for its antibacterial properties. This makes it great for fighting off any type of infection on your scalp, face, or neck when shaving or after exercising outdoors in the hot summer months ahead! It also contains anti-fungal properties that can help fight off dandruff as well!
How to Incorporate Essential Oils into a Men's Health Regimen
You can incorporate essential oils into your men's health routine in a variety of ways:
Use a diffuser to spread the scent throughout your home or office.
Add some drops to your bath water and relax while you soak.
Add a few drops to an aromatherapy roller bottle and apply directly to the skin for a soothing effect. For best results, use this method after shaving or waxing; it helps with inflammation and reduces redness from irritation caused by hair removal.
Make up some lotion for daily application on dry areas like elbows and knees that need extra moisture—you can add up to 15 drops per ounce before storing in an airtight container!
If you're looking for a way to improve your health, then essential oils are a great place to start. They have so many uses and benefits that it's hard not to be excited about them! The best part about incorporating essential oils into your life is that they can be done on any budget. So whether or not you have money to spend on oils right now, there are still plenty of ways to use them.