With Father’s Day just around the corner our focus is on dad. The men in our lives need essential oils just as much as we do. Many famous men in history used essential oils. Emperor Nero relied heavily on rose oil to cure his headaches, indigestion and lift his spirits. Dads have just as much pressure and stress as moms. Whether it is allergies from yardwork, anxiety from life’s daily challenges, or back and body pains, essential oils will provide support and relief to the men in your life. Add essential oils to shaving cream, beard oil, or a muscle rub to make a gift your dad will use all year long.
-Frankincense: This oil is typically described as piney and woody with a touch of lemon. This masculine scent contains many medicinal properties. Known as the “king of oils”, it treats body aches and pains, respiratory infections, wounds, and can kill harmful germs and bacteria. It even has some immune boosting, cancer fighting properties.
-Cypress: The fragrance of cypress is sharp, smoky, warm, woody, and spicy. This oil effectively reduces allergy symptoms, suppresses a cough and relieves troubled breathing. It helps to detox the entire body. Cypress promotes concentration and helps focus chaotic thoughts.
-Basil: Basil has a naturally sweet, warm, spicy and herbal scent. It reduces the inflammatory response caused by exposure to allergens. It helps relieve pain associated with arthritis and rheumatism. Basil acts on the nervous system to help you feel calm.
-Sandalwood: A sweet, warm, rich and woody scent that men always like to wear. Sandalwood stimulates the immune system to protect the body from illness and disease and heal cuts and wounds. Sandalwood helps balance hormones and provides a boost of energy. It promotes mental clarity and reduces mental fatigue.
-Cedarwood: This oil has a soft, sweet, warm, and woody scent. Cedarwood is great for reducing pain associated with backaches, sciatica, and arthritis. It eases anxiety and quickly defuses aggression, anger and fear.
Below I have provided a DIY shaving cream recipe. At World of Nutrition we have created a popular beard balm made from all natural ingredients including Cedarwood, Patchouli, Frankincense, and Bergamot essential oils.
Shaving Cream for Him
(Makes an 8oz container)
1 tbsp. Avocado oil (soothes and moisturizes skin, aids in maintaining healthy skin tone)
1 cup Coconut oil (antibacterial, antimicrobial, and an excellent moisturizer)
10 drops of Sandalwood essential oil (relieves itching and irritation after shaving, inhibits the growth of bacteria that causes ingrown hairs)
8 drops Cypress oil (shrinks pores and tightens skin)
3 tbsp. Castile Soap (helps reduce cuts and razor burn)
1 tsp Vitamin E oil (boosts collagen production, helps the skin retain natural moisture, supports new skin cell growth)
This shaving cream also cleanses and moisturizes! This preservative free recipe must be kept from added water as that will promote the growth of bacteria, causing your cream to grow mold. Keep in an airtight container and store in a cool area for a 3-5 month shelf life.