One will rarely hear men using essential oils in their grooming routine, or at all for that matter, and men who still haven’t started using them simply have no idea what they’re missing. Essential oils have always been a part of our lives and grooming rituals, they have numerous uses, not to mention health and other benefits, and it’s time for all the men to jump on the essential oil bandwagon. Just in case you’re not convinced, we’re here to nudge you in the right direction with some pretty compelling benefits that come with using different oils, so let’s get started.
The wonders of eucalyptus
Eucalyptus oil truly is a wonder as it comes with no less than twenty different benefits. In case you’re battling a sinus infection, just a few drops of eucalyptus oil and hot water, and a towel of course, can provide you with immediate relief as the scent is so strong that it opens up your sinuses almost immediately and you can finally breathe again. However, this isn’t the only way this oil comes in handy. When applied directly to the skin, it serves as a powerful natural bug repellent, not to mention that it’s a great alternative for vapor rub, and since it’s considered a powerful antiseptic it can also be used to treat cuts, scars, burns. On top of all that, for men who suffer migraines, rubbing the temples with a few drops of this oil can be of great help, and finally, when it comes to regular grooming, it is a total life saver against dandruff but the grooming winner is the fact that this powerful oil can be applied to acne and it will shrink and dry them right up without drying the rest of your skin.
Everyone deserves some R&R
We all led hectic lives and sometimes we need to shed all the stress off our shoulders and go for a nice and relaxing massage. Since we live in an age when everything can be delivered to our door, why go to a spa for a massage when you can book an at-home massage and have a spa day in the comfort of your very own home. You can of course, while waiting for your masseuse, set the mood with the music that puts you in that ‘chill’ mode, dim the lights, and light up some amazingly aromatic soy melts. The best possible scent you can choose is lavender. You may think it’s girly, but lavender has powerful soothing effect and you can even light these soy melts before hitting the hay as lavender will put you to sleep in almost no time at all.
Boost that immunity
Unhealthy diet, stressful lifestyle, lack of exercise – there are many factors that result in a dip of your immune system. While it is highly recommended that you bring your immunity in spick and span shape, there are, in the meantime, tons of essential oils that can be of great service for that purpose alone. You see, there are certain essential oils that contain terpenes, esters, phenolics, ethers and ketones, which have the power to fight foreign pathogens pose a threat to your health, and that is why you should turn to them. Luckily, there are tons of them, so you can take your pick according to scent preference. You have oregano, myrrh, ginger, lemon as well as cinnamon, and you can either rub them on the surface of your skin or place a few drops in an essential oil diffuser and create a bacteria-free environment.
One of the original uses of essential oils is to create a stress-free environment that will help you shed anxiety and feel at peace again. Roman chamomile, bergamot, ylang ylang, orange, rose, frankincense and vetiver are some of the finest oils for this particular purpose, as they all have incredible soothing properties. The best part is, you don’t have to do any of the work – you can simply open the bottle, sprinkle a few drops on your furniture or simply leave the bottle open, and when stress and anxiety really take a toll on you, simply inhale them for a few moments or rub a few drops on your temples and under your nose and you’ll begin to feel the anxiety leave your body almost immediately.
Enhance your skin
We live in a new era in which men have taken to personal grooming more seriously and diligently than ever before. The use beard oils, pomades, special shampoos and conditioners and have even taken to caring for their skin. However, aside from a cleanser and a men’s facial cream, they usually don’t go above and beyond for their skin. This is where essential oils step in. In case you’re battling acne, which isn’t uncommon, you need the antimicrobial, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory benefits of helichrysum oil. After a close shave your skin can become a tad irritated, and lavender is here again to soothe and soften the skin. Feel free to apply it on the irritated area, but make sure you dilute it with a bit of lukewarm water as on its own, it can be quite strong. Finally, if you have a skin that’s prone to producing excess sebum, a nice little bottle of lemongrass oil can definitely take care of that. Make a facial mist using distilled water and a few drops of this highly powerful oil, and you will be grease free forever.
From relaxation, immunity boost, to cuts and burns and even skincare, you will not find a problem that the right essential oil can’t fix. Just make sure you use them properly, always read the labels and you will get the results for every need you have, every single time.