Essential oils have been used in a variety of ways by every civilisation that has walked the earth. Yet we still tend to think of aromatherapy as largely feminine. Even though, today’s busy lifestyle and work pressures can take their toll on men’s health and well-being. And men experience sore muscles, irregular exercise, unhealthy diets, stress, anxiety, depression and poor sleep too.
Aromatherapy can play an important role in every man's life, whatever his age. It’s only now however, that men are waking up to the powerful health and wellbeing benefits of essential oils. These include:
- Boosted brain power
- Better focus
- Improved quality of sleep
- Reduced anxiety and stress
- Better relaxation
- More energy
Best Essential Oils for Men
From tackling life's problems to boosting brain functionality, there are essential oils to meet your specific needs.
Best Essential Oils: lavender, citrus, sandalwood and chamomile
Try Me: DE-STRESS Aromatherapy Balm. Blended with chamomile to promotes calmness, uplifting and relaxing neroli and mandarin to help soothe tension and support feelings of well-being. This is the portable companion to keep you calm throughout the day.
Best Essential Oils: lavender, chamomile, palmarosa
Try Me: Light our SLEEP WELL Home Aromatherapy Candle in your bedroom to create the perfect bed-time environment. This unique blend fuses the beautiful floral lavender scent alongside chamomile, palmarosa and ho wood, helping your body and mind drift into a restful night's sleep.
Best Essential Oils: mint, rosemary, clary sage
Try Me: Our FOCUS Range combines three of the best essential oils to help you prepare for the day. Blended with rosemary; it helps increase alertness and boosts memory. Mint can help stimulate mental activity and increase focus on cognitive tasks, while clary sage aids in relieving mental fatigue and promoting mental clarity.
Best Essential Oils: jasmine, sandalwood, lavender, frankincense
Try Me: A must-have to switch off from the office, our ESCAPE Aromatherapy Balm is exotic and evocative. Blended with Oud, as used in Eastern spiritual practices to enhance clarity of mind, sandalwood for strengthening, beneficial for yoga and meditation practice, and frankincense a grounding, balancing, useful for visualisation.
Morning Routine for Men
There’s nothing worse than being woken up from a peaceful slumber, alarm going full throttle, stumbling out of bed, caveman style and rushing to get to work. You start the day on a back foot, completely in reactive mode. Creating good habits, however, allows you to begin your day strong and proactively.
If you can make one change to your daily routine, don’t go to bed late. Getting up earlier allows you enough time to fit in some self-development, like meditation, mindfulness, reading and/or physical exercise before the working day. Plus, it gives you time to make a decent breakfast and plan for the day ahead. And if you’ve got kids, you might even have time for a coffee with your partner before they rise.
Grooming for Men
Something else to factor into your morning routine is personal grooming. Looking and feeling good boosts your confidence and defines your personality. A facial care routine used to be considered a women’s thing. Times have changed now. Today’s man also needs a daily facial care regimen. Looking after your skin will keep your face looking youthful, healthy, energised and vibrant. To get best results, wash your face in the morning and in the evening and use a face wash that matches your skin type.
Hair care is also vital in men’s personal grooming. Good hair products will keep your hair healthy and with good volume/texture. They may be expensive but they’re worth the investment. Use a natural shampoo for men that’s gentle on hair and scalp so it won’t strip away essential oils and nutrients. Also, use a conditioner twice or thrice a week (generally every other day). A natural hair conditioner works best on different hair types. It ensures your hair gets essential nutrients for healthy growth.
Our Ultimate Morning Routine:
- Apply HAPPY Aromatherapy Balm to wrists, neck and temples. The uplifting blend of citrus and mint will help you to start your day filled with positivity and a burst of energy.
- Drink a pint of water for happy skin and hair.
- Clean skin and hair
- Clean face (and skin scrub at least every few days)
- Shave (in the shower or afterwards as the heat opens pores) or use this time to maintain beard/facial hair
- Brush and floss teeth (flossing teeth keep gums healthy and lowers the risk of heart problems and autoimmune issues – it’s THAT important)