Essential oils might bring to mind notions of bubble baths, flowery scents, and gisting with your friends. All these sound like a thing for girls, right? It’s not what you, the manliest man ever, would be involved in, right? Well, although essential oils have been known to be a thing for girls, they don’t have to be.
There are lots of essential oil recipes with manly scents that you can use to fill your home without shame.
Yes, you can, bro. If you’re willing to let go of stereotypes and see the uses of essential oils, then read this list of 10 essential oil recipes. You can try the oil recipes in your diffuser.
First of all, what’s a diffuser?
Of course, you have to, first of all, know what this is. A diffuser is one of those devices that look like they’re straight out of a sci-fi movie that you can confuse with a Google Home Assistant if you have been drinking a lot.
What it does is to vaporize whatever oils you put inside it and fills your home with tranquil and calming scents. Although you have to be patient with it when it puffs out some sweet-smelling scent rather than playing your favorite song.
What’s exactly do essential oils do?
Essential oils are used as part of aromatherapy, which involves inhaling these oils. Apart from removing the foul odor of dirty socks and pizza from your home, and making your home more like somewhere you’d like to bring people to, essential oils can help in alleviating respiratory problems. They can also decongest your home and even help your psychological state.
As you inhale these essential oils, your olfactory system will be stimulated. That’s the part of the brain that deals with smell. When the molecules of the oil get to the brain, it activates the limbic system, thereby positively affecting your emotions, breathing, heart rate, blood pressure, memory, and more.
That sounds great, doesn’t it? This is because essential oils work by helping the body in a manner that men believe is not for them throughout their lives. Most men have been trained to put up a strong and confident exterior while keeping all their emotions submerged. Thus most men rarely admit that it’d be great to do something seen as more girly.
If it’s seen as stereotypically feminine to indulge in self-care and pretty smells, then the same should be seen of repressing emotions as stereotypically masculine. This is the 21st century, maybe it’s time for a change.
Smells like supreme spirit
There is a wide variety of scents that can be gotten if you blend essential oils to fill your home with scents that are masculine, and rugged. They will have your friends exclaiming, “Man, your house sure smells great”.
Also, you’ll awaken to the feeling of being refreshed without the usual feeling of dread you face each time you wake up in the morning. And when you return to your home, you will be much more comfortable and relaxed, and you can forget about the outside world.
These amazing scents include sandalwood that has a warm, woody scent. Sandalwood is widely known across different cultures in its oil recipes especially in Indian medicine. It helps in making you calm and improving your memory while eliminating stress. That’s why it’s perfect for those feeling overwhelmed with work.
It also has lemon that has that familiar scent of citrus and is known to cure colds, sinus infections, and the man flu (widely believed to be worse than the regular flu). To add to its medicinal qualities, it boosts your mood, helping you with depression and fatigue.
There’s also peppermint that’s popular as a masculine essential oil. Its minty scent is important as a quick breath freshener. But when vaporized using a diffuser, it helps in reducing mental exhaustion, restlessness, and anxiety.
Of course, there are more, but these are the commonest. The above ingredients are usually found in most of the recipes here. And although they smell great in themselves, if you combine them with other ingredients, you will get something even more amazing.
1. Freshly Mowed Lawn
If you want that feeling of accomplishment that comes with mowing a lawn even if you don’t have one, then you should go for this recipe. It is made of 2 drops of Northern Lights black spruce, 2 drops of basil, 2 drops of bergamot, and 6 drops of citrus fresh.
They all work together to bring a calming environment to your home that will invigorate you to do some work in the house.
Freshly Mowed Lawn is the perfect blend for people who love to work in the yard. It will make you feel relaxed and help you forget the stress of the day or week.
2. Man of Steel
Although you may not be able to go back in time by flying backward around the globe, neither can you use your super-speed to win every competition you go into. You can, however, seek out that feeling of being a superhero that shatters your own kryptonite before your eyes.
You can experience this superhuman healing power by mixing 3 drops of coriander, 5 drops of fresh ginger, 5 drops of atlas cedarwood, 5 drops of frankincense, 5 drops of palmarosa. These ingredients will imbue you with the feeling of being superhuman, and you’ll be ready to go against anything that threatens your alone time.
3. Commute Conqueror
Going home after a long day at work can be bittersweet. On one hand, you want to get home and rest, and on the other hand, you can’t stand the thought of sitting in traffic or squeezing onto the metro. You’re not alone here, we all know the feeling, that trip home can feel like the longest journey of your life.
The Commute Conqueror essential oil recipe contains 4 drops of copaiba/cedarwood, 2 drops of eucalyptus radiata, and 6 drops of lime. It works by helping you to keep your concentration and your commuter-related rage in check so you can remain calm and not allow little things to affect your mood.
4. Bottomless Pit
Bottomless Pit is a simple recipe that has a lot of benefits for you. All you need is one drop of neroli and 2 drops of Roman chamomile, and it can help relieve stomach upsets, abdominal pain, nausea. These ailments usually wreak havoc on our lives and mess up our plans.
There’s no one who likes that stabbing pain hitting them all day. That’s why Bottomless Pit is perfect for people who suffer from irregular stomach cramps, especially at the worst moments. Also, it can help the binge eaters amongst us. Its ingredients can help with the discomfort that comes with eating too much.
5. 3PM Pick Me Up
Containing 6 drops of orange, 4 drops of peppermint, and 2 drops of Idaho balsam fir, thus mixture gets rid of that mid-afternoon crave for an energy drink when the usual lagging of the day starts. It has happened to all of us. We feel like the clock is either not moving at all or is moving backward, and you feel like the day won’t ever end.
At this point, you’re not sure if you can take it anymore and anywhere but the office would be preferable. This recipe will help keep you relaxed even in the most hectic work environment. Just put this into the diffuser and it will help you and your colleagues to have a calmer work atmosphere.
6. Armchair Quarterback
This essential oil recipe brings to mind touchdowns, Hall of Fame rings, and Superbowl success at the same time. Using the Armchair Quarterback recipe, you can go back to your high school days of glory.
You can reminisce on how you could have been a great footballer if not for that injury by inhaling the refreshing and bright scent of a blend of 2 drops of citrus, 6 drops of valor, 2 drops of shutran, and 2 drops of tea tree. All these have been shown to inspire manliness in most men.
And although you might not have that same time and energy you did in your younger days, you can at least have that same feeling of being a football star without having to deal with the drama and foolishness of youth. This is way better, trust me.
7. A Pirate’s Life for Me
Are you a fan of the infamous Jack Sparrow, or one of the other classic pirates? You can recreate that feeling of living in their world by mixing 5 drops of sweet orange, 3 drops of clove bud, 10 drops of bay west indies, and 5 drops of lime.
This essential oil recipe, also called Bay Spice brings the relaxing atmosphere of the Seven Seas and its salty ocean air. Also, the bay west indies and clove bud oils can clear your nose if you have a cold. The lime and orange will help you deal with stress so you can have a great time from here on.
8. It’s a Myrrh
With this essential oil recipe, you can experience a stress relief pattern of biblical proportions. It’s a Myrrh essential oil recipe that is easy enough to prepare, requiring 1 drop of myrrh and 2 drops of frankincense to settle any rough nerves. It works by relaxing your mind and alleviating any negative thoughts.
If you have been feeling like you’re under a lot of pressure lately, or if you feel like everything is working against you, I recommend you try out this essential oil blend and find some peace in this tough world.
9. Mountain Man
The Mountain Man usually lives alone in his cabin in the woods, chopping wood, hunting, sitting on his porch, and gazing out across the mountain range. This is what gives him peace.
If you’re among those people who feel attracted to this idea of silence and sufficient quietness, with all the calmness that accompanied it, then mix 8 drops of fir needle, 3 drops of peppermint, 8 drops of cypress, and 8 drops of juniper berry into your diffuser and enjoy the calming scent this oil recipe brings.
This mixture brings to mind memories of life in the woods and evokes a sense of tranquility when the pressure of the outside world seems crushing. Although it won’t give you a cabin in the woods or the mountainside, and you also won’t be able to ski straight out of your door, you can still feel that familiar rush of the rocky breeze.
10. The Dude
The Dude is the perfect mix for people who are feeling a bit stressed out. But this is not all it does. The Dude is one of the essential oil recipes that can help in fighting infections because it has antibacterial and antiseptic properties and can reduce nausea.
To prepare this oil recipe, just add 5 drops of patchouli, 10 drops of bergamot, 3 drops of Virginia cedarwood, 3 drops of cardamom, and get rid of the sickness in your stomach at the sight of gutterball.
In an age where most people are stressed, exhausted, and are just getting by till the next payday while praying that nothing bad happens in between, you should look for various ways to relieve some of the worries that challenge you. This is something you should be proud of, not ashamed of.
These essential oil recipes that are “masculine” are an excellent way of relaxing after a long, stressful day at school or work, or in general.
If someone annoyed you on your way home, or if your favorite team did not play as expected, if your colleagues are getting on your nerves, or if you have been generally been under a lot of pressure, then essential oil recipes can help you forget those worries and put everything in perspective.
Therefore, mix some oil recipes recipe today, open a beer can, grab your Xbox, and chill. You’ve earned it, man.