AROMATHERAPY FOR MEN
Most men would consider essential oils girly and not masculine. Truth is, essential oils do not have to be feminine, many essential oils have a more masculine scent with earthy or musky tones. As well as smelling great there is an incredible range of therapeutic benefits contained in essential oils that target a man' specific needs. It would be a shame for men to ignore these benefits because of a perceived femininity.
Essential oils are an effective health and wellness alternative and have been used throughout recorded history for a wide variety of wellness applications. They’re preventative and healing medicines for treating everything from colds, muscle aches and stress to life threatening conditions, such as heart disease and cancer. Choosing the right essential oils for men, can improve your health and help relieve muscle aches and pains when used for therapeutic massaged.
There’s a variety of ways men can enjoy the benefits of essential oils, but be careful as all 100% pure essential oils are very concentrated, so you never want to swallow the oil, unless your health practitioner recommends you do so.
THE MAN'S GUIDE TO ESSENTIAL OILS
Men's Post-Workout Recovery
Essential oils are ideal for helping to restore muscles and joints after sports, workouts or general exercise. Lavender and peppermint essential oils are popular pain relievers for aching muscles and general use. Peppermint essential oil relieves pain and improves blood circulation to the area, reducing the inflammation that causes the pain. Similarly, the lavender essential oil generally used to relieve headaches and neck pain also helps reduce stress and anxiety that may well be the primary cause of these painful conditions.
Men's Skin Care
Many essential oils contain properties that make them very useful for the skin. For years, people have used tea tree oil to help care for their skin. Tea tree oil is antiseptic and antifungal and is safe to treat insect bites and stings. It also works wonders on skin blemishes and wrinkles. Tea tree oil can also be used on the scalp to eliminate dandruff and irritation as well as toenail fungus.
Men's Hair Care
Hair loss is one of the most common problems in men worldwide. Certain essential oils can stimulate the hair follicles and increase circulation to the scalp, which contributes to hair regrowth and may slow hair loss. By massaging a combination of essential oils, such as Thyme, Cedarwood, Lavender, Rosemary, Jojoba and Grapeseed into the scalp regularly over a period of months, you can treat hair thinning and prevent any further loss.
Men's Libido Booster
The buzz about natural aphrodisiacs has been around since the dawn of time. Still to this day, men are always looking for natural ways to increase their sexual energy. Sometimes, to enjoy sexual contact at its peak, you have to restore the mental balance, get rid of the stress and produce some endorphin’s by eating the right foods and regular exercise. However, you can also increase or awaken your desire and sex drive by using certain essential oils. It is much more common for men today with mild erectile dysfunction to seek a holistic or alternative approach. Essential oils can reduce stress and elevate mood, which can promote increased feelings of sensuality and sexual energy. Some essential oils that are said to have aphrodisiac qualities are: Lavender, Clary Sage, Jasmine and Cedarwood.
Prostate conditions are among the most common and worrying male health issues and essential oils can help. Health benefits have included reducing inflammation and destroying illnesses that cause bacteria. These are some of the most common causes of prostate problems. Certain oils are said to have a very positive effect on prostate health and have been used successfully by men according to medical reports. The best essential oils for prostate health are considered to be: Frankincense oil (reduces inflammation), Rosemary oil (reduces DHT levels and supports prostate health) and Myrrh oil (fights pathogens).