The manly man’s guide to essential oils (manly edition)

Oct 28, 2016 | Using Essential Oils

Welcome, gentlemen, this one’s just for you. Ladies, since you’re already here, you can check it out, too. Incorporating essential oils into your life isn’t just easy—it can also put a manly spring in your step. Pretty soon, you’ll be chopping down trees with your bare fists and wrestling bears to a draw, all thanks to these simple tips.

Check out these three categories in your life that can benefit from a few drops of pure awesomeness:

*Essential oils are indeed powerful, but please don’t try punching down trees and wrestling bears. Just use these essential oils as directed to enjoy their awesome scents and benefit from their therapeutic-grade purity.

Exercise

Keeping in shape is one of the pillars upon which manliness is built. No matter if you’re crushing some bench presses, tearing up the fairway, or hiking high enough to high five an eagle, you’ll want to keep these basics in your gym bag to help you get the most from every workout:

 

Treat those aches and pains

Massage Cool Azul™ Pain Relief Cream into your skin after a workout for a cooling sensation that provides relief from minor muscle and joint
aches, arthritis, strains, bruises, and sprains. Backed with our Seed to Seal® promise of purity, this pain cream will have your muscles thanking you for ditching the synthetic ingredients.

 

Take care before and after exerciseDeep Relief Roll-on

Apply Deep Relief™ Roll-On to your neck and chest before working out to inspire you to push harder or apply it as part of a post-activity massage to target areas that need it most.

 

Boost your boring waterOrange Vitality Essential Oil

Reach for Lime Vitality™, Tangerine Vitality™, or Orange Vitality™ instead of sugary sports drinks to stay hydrated! Just
a drop or two in your glass water bottle will keep you coming back for more.

 

Personal Care

Grooming sounds like such a primitive term, making it perfect for manly men like us. Separate yourself from the pack by looking great and smelling like nature itself with these essential oil-infused solutions:

 

Smell good without perfumePatchouli Essential Oil - Young Living

Supposedly, perfume is called “cologne” when it’s for men, but let’s skip the nomenclature and ditch it altogether. Start with Shutran™, Patchouli, Cedarwood, Bergamot, Northern Lights Black Spruce, or Black Pepper to see what works best with your body’s chemistry, then create a combination that’s all yours. Dilute with a smidge of carrier oil and apply a drop or two to your wrists and neck for a masculine scent that lasts all day.

 

Cedarwood - Young Living Essential Oil

Keep that burly beard in check

Give those lovely locks a healthy sheen with some homemade beard oil. Check out our handy beard oil blog post for some blends from the guys who know best—Young Living employees! Bottom line: If your beard is oil-free, it’s just not living up to its potential.

 

 Treat your face to ShutranShutran Shave Cream

If you truly must shave, make sure you’re
at least doing it with the best stuff. Shutran™ Shave Cream is full of hydrating ingredients and pure essential oils that’ll give you a close shave with a great fragrance.

 

Good Eating

You like food. You like flavor. So why haven’t you been super-charging your healthy cooking with the intense flavor of essential oils? Check out these ways to get more essential oils into your diet:

 

Spice up your lifeblack-pepper-vitality-essential-oil-young-living

Perfect for boosting flavor in almost anything you’re cooking, essential oils are like a flavor bomb compared to dried herbs. Add Lemon Vitality™ to fish, Black Pepper Vitality™ to steak sauce and marinades, and Basil Vitality™ to Italian. Get creative—your taste buds will thank you for it.

 

Put some Zyng in your stepNingXia Zyng - Young Living

Add a splash of hydration to your routine by keeping NingXia Zyng™ handy. Or if you’re in a real rush, reach for NingXia Nitro® to keep your athletic performance and cognition at its peak. Both are delicious, convenient as heck, and infused with essential oils.

 

Try a brand-new recipelime-vitality-essential-oil-young-living

Still not sure where to start? This blog is a great resource that’s frequently updated with recipes that incorporate essential oils in innovative and delicious new ways. Check out our Vitality-infused marinades, Vitality-infused chicken enchiladas, and 20-minute game-day recipes to get going!