Most people perceive aromatherapy as something that is exclusively related to women. However, throughout history, men have also been in favor of this method of improving health and a healthy lifestyle. Ancient Egyptians, Romans and Greeks used essential oils because of their healing properties and due to their pleasant smell as well. This practice has continued up to this day and aromatherapy increases its popularity among men’s world.
Legend has it that the Roman emperor Nero often used rose essential oil to relieve headaches and improve mood. It is also interesting to note that the term “aromatherapy” was coined by the French chemist René-Maurice Gattefossé.
Aromatherapy (again) is becoming increasingly popular among gentlemen – either as a way of maintaining health, care or acting on the psyche. Essential oils are more than a nice scent and they can bring significant improvements to life – from health, through mood, to more efficient care.
By combining more essential oils and hydrolates, men can improve the digestive system, help maintain prostate health, use massage to relieve joint and muscle pain, stimulate circulation but also relieve headaches and use in daily skincare.
Most useful Essential Oils for Men’s Care
Atlas cedarwood essential oil is a common ingredient in men’s cosmetics due to its fragrance and action. This essential oil alleviates inflammatory processes and balances the production of sebum and is therefore often used to care for problematic skin prone to dermatitis and redness. This oil is also known for its beneficial effect on hair and scalp – it strengthens the hair root and stimulates its growth, purifies the scalp and is used to control dandruff.
Peppermint essential oil is an inevitable step in the natural care of the teeth and oral cavity. If you drip one drop of this essential oil on a toothbrush before adding the paste, you will ensure fresh breath but also thoroughly remove bacteria from the oral cavity. Peppermint is also used to relieve headaches and tension. It is great for refreshment after a long day at work.
Tea tree is a well known universal medicinal essential oil. Men often choose it for the care of acne-prone facial skin, after shaving and for foot care. This essential oil suppresses the appearance of fungi and the so-called ”athletic foot” that often occurs in athletes.
Top Essential oils to boost libido
Sage oil contains natural phytoestrogens, which makes the oil effectively increase libido and sexual desire in both sexes. It has proven to be an effective tool that solves the problems of frigidity and psychological problems that lead to loss of libido and even lead to impotence. This oil improves the mood and restores the feeling of satisfaction. It is useful against stress and insomnia, which can be one of the leading factors for reducing sexual desire.
Neroli essential oil is a natural antidepressant that relieves depression by stimulating the central nervous system through olfactory receptors. Since it has a strong antidepressant effect, neroli oil is a strong natural aphrodisiac. It can be used in baths, diffusers and massages. It has been proven to remove mental disorders in frigidity, impotence and menopause as it calms the sympathetic nervous system. That is why neroli oil stimulates sexual desire in both women and men. It promotes a feeling of tenderness, happiness and romance.
Ylang-ylang oil is one of the greatest aphrodisiacs because it strengthens the sex drive in both sexes. This oil is often called the “sigh of pleasure” because it reawakens desire in people. It can be used against nervousness, insomnia and to lower high blood pressure because it has a mild sedative effect. That is why it is one of the most commonly used oils in aromatherapy.