Do-It-Yourself Essential Oils Uses For Men
The do-it-yourself essential oils uses for men are endless. From making your own beard oil or shaving cream to creating your very own hair wax concoction. We've listed some of the most popular methods you can implement into your everyday life.
Macho man balm
In a double boiler, melt 1 oz beeswax. Once melted stir in 3 oz Jojoba then remove from heat. Add 5 drops Cypress, 6 drops Juniper Berry and 15 drops Patchouli. Pour into four 1 oz tins, add lids, and allow an hour to fully cool and harden before use. Soften with fingertip and apply balm to wrists and neck for a natural cologne.
Manly body oil
In a double boiler, melt 1 oz beeswax. Once melted, stir in 3 oz Jojoba then remove from heat. Add 5 drops Cypress, 6 drops Juniper Berry and 15 drops Patchouli. Pour into four 1 oz tins, add lids, and allow to fully cool and harden before use. Shake well and apply to damp skin after shower.
Woodsy beard oil
Add 2 drops Bergamot, 6 drops Cedarwood, 8 drops Spruce, 3 drops Vetiver and 5 drops White Fir to a 2 oz bottle. Fill to the shoulder of the bottle with a carrier oil. Shake well before use. Massage 5-7 drops to the beard area and smooth over the hair as needed.
Call of the wild shower gel
Combine 12 drops Lemon Eucalyptus, 8 drops Ginger, 40 drops Peppermint, 12 drops Sweet Orange and 8 oz unscented shower gel. Mix thoroughly and apply a small amount to a shower pouf or washcloth.
In a double broiler, heat 20 ml grated beeswax and allow to melt. Once melted, stir in 5 ml Coconut oil and 5 ml Jojoba then remove from heat. Add 3 drops Clary Sage, 3 drops Elemi and 6 drops Sandalwood. Pour the mixture into a small jar and allow to cool. Use when you are going for a particular style that requires molding into place or when your whiskers just can’t be tamed.
Rosemary mint shave cream
In a small saucepan over low heat add 1/3 cup shea butter. Once shea butter is almost melted add 1/3 cup Coconut oil and stir until melted. Remove from heat and transfer to bowl. Combine 16 drops Peppermint, 32 drops Rosemary with 1/4 cup Jojoba and stir. Place the bowl in the refrigerator and chill until solid. Remove from refrigerator and whip using a hand beater or stand mixer until light and fluffy. Spoon into jar, apply lid and keep in a cool dry place.
Woodsman hair wax
Fill a saucepan with 1.5” of water, bring to boil. In a separate glass jar, combine 1.5 tsp beeswax, 1 tsp shea butter and 1.5 tbsp Coconut oil. Place jar in saucepan. Stir well then remove from heat and let rest for 2-4 minutes before adding 10 drops Peppermint and 10 drops White Fir. Pour into a tin or jar. After 2 hours it is ready to use.