Last week I introduced you to the idea of using essential oils for men’s skincare. In this week’s post I have provided three aromatherapy skincare recipes specifically for men’s skincare products. The recipe bases can be adapted, along with the essential oils, to suit a particular preference, but I have blended them this way specifically for the use in question. Enjoy!
Aromatherapy Beard Oil for Men
An aromatherapy skincare product which I see increasing in popularity for men is beard oil. And it’s probably one of the simplest aromatherapy products to make. Basically, it is an adaption of an aromatherapy massage oil. Just combine the carrier oil base with the essential oils and apply for smooth finish!
I have used jojoba as the base for this particular beard oil but you could use any of the carrier oils suggested in last week’s post.
2 oz jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis)
8 drops cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) essential oil
6 drops lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) essential oil*
4 drops sandalwood (Santalum album) essential oil
*TIP: Substitute lemongrass essential oil with another lemon-y essential oil if you prefer.
CAUTIONS: Possible skin sensitivity in some individuals.
Aromatherapy After-shave Moisturizing Balm
Men are paying more attention to their skincare these days with the use of a moisturizing product. Although this particular product is blended with the thought of applying it after a shave, it can be used on other places on the body, too.
4 oz balm or pre-made white lotion base*
10 drops spearmint (Mentha spicata) essential oil**
10 drops lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil
15 drops eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) essential oil
*TIP: Buy a pre-made white lotion base from a cosmetic supplier, or make your own balm base with one of the Sedona Aromatherapie home study aromatherapy courses.
**Spearmint can be a powerful aroma so add more or less, depending upon your preference.
CAUTIONS: Possible skin sensitization in some individuals.
Aromatherapy After-shave Cologne
Some men may prefer the “traditional” notion of using an after-shave cologne, in comparison to a lotion. Try this recipe, as given in the Sedona Aromatherapie Natural Perfumes with Essential oils course:
10 mls alcohol base*
4.25 mls distilled water
5 drops myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) essential oil
3 drops cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) essential oil
8 drops bergamot (Citrus bergamia) essential oil
*TIP: Substitute the alcohol base with a pure water or hydrosol base if you prefer, and mix together in a spray bottle. You will need to adjust quantities.
CAUTIONS: Photo-sensitive. Possible skin sensitivity in some individuals.
Learn More About Aromatherapy Skincare Products with Sedona Aromatherapie
If you would like to learn more about making aromatherapy skincare products, take a look at the Sedona Aromatherapie home study aromatherapy course program. Visit the courses home page to learn more.
Author is a UK-certified aromatherapist, aromatherapy business owner, approved NAHA aromatherapy course provider, published aromatherapy author, and Chief Editor of the NAHA Journal.