Contrary to what most people believe, essential oils are not just for women. Sure, the blokes may seem like they won't touch it with a ten-foot pole but have you seen reviews on essential oil websites? Countless tales of girlfriends making their partners woodsy colognes and natural beard oils. Wives recounting how their husbands rely on Peppermint for everyday aches and pains. Men asking their partner to diffuse lavender or other relaxing oils at the end of a long day. One husband even said he had to put the orders in himself cuz the wife is so busy! Deny it all you want but men are starting to appreciate the therapeutic benefits of essential oils.
This Father's Day, skip the chocolates, novelty mugs, socks and jocks. Get the men on board the essential oil train with these easy DIY recipes!
Men are all too familiar with post-shave troubles. There's razor bumps, minor nicks and cuts, ingrown hairs, skin irritation, and more. Make your man an essential oil convert with this cooling and refreshing after-shave soother. Unlike alcohol-based formulas, this will keep their skin fresh and hydrated without the drying and stinging effects!
*Store in the fridge for a cool, refreshing sensation and to preserve it for longer.
What's better than receiving store-bought perfumes? Getting a personalised fragrance, that's what! This recipe is perfect for the family's stressed out dad as it will help to calm and ground him.
6 drops Buddha Wood
2 drops Bergamot
1 drop Patchouli
Add essential oils to roller bottle. Fill with carrier oil. Roll on wrists and breathe!
There's a reason why men's shopping lists often include deodorised insoles and foot spray. Give this all natural recipe a try instead - it's quick, easy and cheap!
1 Tblsp Bicarb Soda
4 drops Deodorizing Synergy
Put the bicarb soda into a small ziploc bag. Add oil and shake well. Allow to dry and then separate the clump back into powder. Dust the feet with powder, and leave 1/2 teaspoon in shoes overnight - tap powder out in the morning.
Got a gym rat in the family? A sportsman? Help them take their fitness routine to the next level with this pre-workout booster blend! The uplifting combination of lemon, grapefruit, and orange will get them pumped up for their next sweat session!
If your man is always on the go, getting stressed out, or never seems to wind down, spoil him rotten this Father's Day with a soothing massage. Who knows, he might even return the favour some day!
3 drops Sandalwood
3 drops Cedarwood
2 drops Clary Sage
1 drop Ho Wood
20ml Sweet Almond Oil
Blend essential oils with carrier oil in a 30ml bottle. Massage and enjoy!
These are just a few gift ideas that you won't find on a retail shelf for Father's Day. Plus, once they experience the benefits of essential oils like better sleep quality and pain relief, they'll soon make them a part of their daily routine!
If your man is sprouting a manly mane, check out our blog post on recipes for beards right here.
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