DIY Gift For Him: Essential Oil Blends For Men

Essential Oil Blends

It’s no secret than men are not usually the first to jump on the essential oil trend train. However, that doesn’t mean they won’t fall in love with them once they give it a go. There are so many scents that appeal to men with endless uses. Spread the love to your significant other, friend, or even boss. Of course, any of our previously listed essential oil blends from other articles can be used for men too. But coming up, we have some specially crafted essential oil blends for men that will make the perfect Father’s Day gift, thank you present, or a thoughtful, just-because treasure.

Essential Oil Cologne Blends For Men

Mountain Mood

Man spraying DIY essential oil cologne blend on his arm
Looking for a heartfelt gift? Consider making a DIY essential oil cologne blend for men.

Ingredients

  • 30ml of hemp oil
  • 2 drops of peppermint oil
  • 2 drops of pine oil
  • 2 drops of ginger oil

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a tinted glass bottle and shake well.
  2. This mixture can be rolled, sprayed, or dropped directly onto skin.
  3. Store the bottle with an airtight lid and away from sunlight, like all essential oils should be stored.

This is one of our favorite essential oil blends for men’s cologne. It smells fresh and minty from the peppermint, a bit woodsy from the pine oil, and has a sweet bite from the potent ginger. Together, this is a great everyday blend for the men in your life that you’ll both love sniffing.

Plus, there are added skin benefits too. Ginger essential oil has a mild warming effect on the skin.[1] While peppermint essential oil has a cooling sensation.[2] When used together, these oils can provide a nice icy-hot sensation. So you can advise the recipient to apply it on any muscles that need some icy-hot sensations.

Spicy and Fresh

Man spraying homemade essential oil cologne on his neck while looking in the mirror

Ingredients

  • 30ml of hemp oil
  • 2 drops of sandalwood
  • 1 drop of cinnamon oil
  • 3 drops of bergamot oil

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a tinted glass bottle. Shake well before each use.
  2. This mixture can be rolled, sprayed, or dropped directly onto the skin. Note that cinnamon oil can be a skin irritant when not diluted properly, so do not add more cinnamon than the recipe instructs.
  3. Store the bottle with an airtight lid and away from sunlight.

The sweet and spicy cinnamon oil balances with the deeper bark-like sandalwood smell. Then, a whiff of the citrusy bergamot balances out those more powerful tones and adds an inviting aroma. This is a great option of uplifting essential oil blends for men to open the senses. Plus, both sandalwood and bergamot oils can aid in relieving symptoms of depression and improve mood.[3][4] So, you’ll be gifting them more than just a scent, but an entire positive mood.

Essential Oil Blends For Men’s Soap

Crystal Clean

Man at his sink holding a bar of handmade soap for men with essential oils
Using just four ingredients, you can make a homemade soap that features essential oil blends for men.

Ingredients

  • 10oz goats milk soap base
  • 1tsp of vitamin E oil
  • 10 drops of lemongrass oil
  • 10 drops of tea tree oil

Instructions

  1. Start by cutting your soap base into cubes. Then, melt it down in a double boiler.
  2. Add in the essential oils and vitamin E and mix together.
  3. Pour the blend into soap molds and let cool and harden. Afterward, pop them out of the mold and garnish with a twine bow.

This is one of the best super simple DIY essential oil blends for men’s soap. It’s fresh and lemony, perfect for a man who doesn’t like too many scents overpowering the bathroom. The tea tree essential oil isn’t very aromatic, but contains powerful antiseptic, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties.[5] Also, the lemongrass has antifungal skin benefits too.[6] No doubt that this gift will make the men in your life squeaky clean.

Sultry Citrus

Two bottles of DIY essential oil blends and a handmade soap for men in Sultry Citrus scent

Ingredients

  • 10oz goats milk soap base
  • 1tsp of fractionated coconut oil
  • 10 drops of orange oil
  • 10 drops of grapefruit oil

Instructions

  1. Cut up and melt your goats milk soap base in your double boiler and glass bowl.
  2. Drop in the essential oils and fractionated coconut oil. Then, stir the mixture together.
  3. You can add this soap blend to molds, or drop it onto parchment paper with a tablespoon for one-use mini hand soaps.
  4. Let the soap fully cool before handling and packaging your gift.

This blend is fun and fresh for anyone in your life. The orange oil is just as sweet and citrusy as pressing your nose up to the rind of the actual fruit. The grapefruit oil is more tangy, sweet, and fresh. Together, it’s a soap that works wonders for a quick refresh hand soap. Additionally, orange is antimicrobial,[7] and great in soaps. The grapefruit oil can ease fatigue when inhaled and help you lift your mood.[8] Try out this option of essential oil blends for men who need a boost of brightness.

Essential Oil Blends For Beard Oil

Beary hairy

Barber applying a DIY Essential Oil Blends For Beard Oil in Beary Hairy scent
If the man in your life has a beard, they’ll be sure to appreciate that you made them a bottle of beard oil using essential oils for men.

Ingredients

  • 30ml of fractionated coconut oil
  • 3 drops of sandalwood oil
  • 3 drops of rosemary oil

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients together in a tinted glass bottle. Shake well before each use.
  2. To use, add about five drops of the oil blend to the palms of hands. Rub together and then rub on all the beard hairs and down to the skin at the base.

This blend is woodsy and herbaceous. Sandalwood has a subtle sweetness that is complemented well by rosemary oil. Rosemary has an invigorating smell similar to a whiff of the freshly cut herb itself. Not only that, but rosemary essential oil is also useful for hair growth. It is even beneficial for treating male baldness.[9] The coconut oil also hydrates the hair already growing so it remains strong.[10] This is a great beard oil to stimulate the hair follicles and leave a great aroma as it dries.

Calm and Collected

Man applying a homemade beard oil to his beard using a dropper.

Ingredients

  • 30ml of fractionated coconut oil
  • 3 drops of frankincense oil
  • 3 drops of lavender oil

Instructions

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a tinted glass bottle. Shake before using.
  2. To use, add five drops of the mixture to the palms of hands and rub on the beard to use.
  3. Any oil remaining on the hands can be used to rub on theface too!

Frankincense is unique smelling, with strong tree tones and a subtle sweetness. The lavender is floral and comforting, with natural calming effects as well.[11] The frankincense oil adds to the benefits by helping to heal any cuts or scrapes from shaving.[12] Altogether, this blend is a balance between sweet and musty and ideal for a nighttime calming beard oil blend.

Diffuser Essential Oil Blends for Men

Sleep Strong

A diffuser with a DIY essential oil blend for men with a man in the background laying on the coach reading a book
Diffusing essential oil blends for men don’t just smell nice! They can help you calm and de-stress.

Ingredients

  • Water according to his diffuser’s instructions
  • One part myrrh oil
  • One part lavender

Instructions

  1. Add the water and oils into the diffuser.
  2. Start the machine and enjoy in the home, office, or living room.

Diffusing this blend will calm and de-stress any man in your life who needs to relax. Myrrh essential oil has anti-depressive qualities that can ease your mind by inhalation alone.[13] While lavender essential oil is anti-anxiety and helps with getting to sleep.[14] This blend is calming from the floral lavender, and smoky from the myrrh. It helps set a scene of walking through a tall tree forest with fresh flowers on your trail.

DIY Gift for Him: Essential Oil Blends for Men

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