Three #ManCaveFav Essential Oils

We often get asked, “what are some manly oils?” so with Father’s Day right around the corner let’s talk about three of our favorites! Whether you’re looking for a new “scent”, natural deodorant, or diffuser blend, we have something for YOU.

The General Rundown

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Cedarwood (juniperus virginiana)

PROPERTIES: Anti-inflammatory, Astringent, Antiseptic, Diuretic, Insecticidal, Sedative

USES:  ADD/ADHD, Anxiety, Acne, Calming and Insect Repellant

SCENT: Base Note; Woody

APPLICATION: Aromatically and Topically (NOT Internally).

 

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Patchouli (pogostemon cablin)

PROPERTIES: Antidepressant, Antifungal, Antispasmodic, Insecticidal, Sedative

USES: Anxiety, Body Odor, Fluid Retention, Insect Repellant

SCENT: Base Note; Earthy, Rich, Woody Undertones

APPLICATION: Aromatically, Internally, and Topically

 

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PROPERTIES: Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Immunostimulant, Stimulant, Sedative

USES: ADD/Focus, Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia

SCENT: Base Note; Earthy, Heavy, Sweet Undertones

APPLICATION: Aromatically, Internally, and Topically

Recipes

1) Hard-Working Man Tips: 

  • Place 1-2 drops Cedarwood or Patchouli on cotton balls throughout your workshop to keep spiders, moths, and other insects away.
  • Diffuse 1-2 drops Vetiver with 2-3 drops Wild Orange for an uplifting, grounding aroma to work in.
  • If you drive a lot for work, keep a diffuser (like the Tasa) in your car to destress and uplift while you drive.

1) Rest-Easy Repellant is great to take when you’re camping outdoors. The oils have a calming effect on YOU while making little critters scurry away. Simply shake and spray as needed.IMG_0342

2) DIY Deodorant: Planning to strut your stuff on the Green? Try this woodsy deodorant to keep you smelling fresh and feeling confident.

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Ingredients:

-2 T grain alcohol or high-proof vodka
-2 T Witch Hazel
-1/4 c water
-8 drops Melaleuca (Tea Tree) EO
-10 drops Lavender EO
-5 drops Patchouli EO
-2 drops Vetiver EO

Directions:
In a 4oz glass spray bottle combine essential oils and gently swirl to combine. Measure in the alcohol, witch hazel and water and shake well to combine. Apply to clean underarms.

3) Man Cave Relaxation Diffuser Blend. Need to relax after a long day? Too much stress and not enough Yoga? Try this diffuser blend to help you mediate, relax, and get ready to sleep.

Diffuse:

 

There you have it! For more uses, check out our other posts on Cedarwood, Patchouli, and Vetiver. What are some of YOUR favorite ways to use these #ManCaveFavs?

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