top three essential oils for every man

Regardless of age or gender, getting and staying healthy is for cool people like you. I asked other men what are some of their favorite products for "manly" uses and put it together here so you can see how essential oils can enhance your masculinity, health, energy, and mood. 

Here are the top 3 essential oils for EVERY MAN: the athlete, corporate 9-5er, outdoorsman, academic, philosopher, musician, life of the party, or any + every other guy. 


PanAway is an amazing blend of 4 different young living essential oils: wintergreen, helichrysum, clove and peppermint. You get the benefits of all four different oils in one that helps to relieve pain all over the body. Whether before, during or after your workout, PanAway is the natural, chemical free way to help the body recover from an intense workout. Whether your "workout" is strenuous exercise, chasing the kids around the house or simply being too busy and over-worked, PanAway is the cornerstone for a natural, chemical free way to help your body heal.

Take one to three drops of PanAway, mix it with a carrier oil and apply to the area you want to bring soothing relief. Is today "leg day" at the gym? Apply to your legs before and after your workout.


If lavender is the "swiss army knife", lemon is the duct tape of essential oils. Use it to remove oil and grease stains, loosen rusty screws, remove gum or sticky residue, or take off stuck-on bugs from car grills. Use lemon + tea tree essential oils together to clean chrome wheels or a car battery. 

Try this recipe for a hand scrub: Combine 1 cup white sugar, 1/4+ cup sweet almond or grapeseed oil, 20 drops lemon essential oil into a 8 ounce mason jar. Mix well. Add a tablespoon of extra carrier oil to the top to prevent it from drying out. Scrub dirty or greasy hands and nails with 1-2 tablespoons of the sugar scrub. Rinse well.   


Peppermint essential oil is one of the most versatile and popular essential oils, making it a daily must-have. Dreading the idea of summertime yard work? or cleaning the garage? Sprinkle 1-2 drops of peppermint essential oil directly on the back of your neck or on a cool, damp rag and enjoy the refreshing sensation while you work. In addition to a fresh feeling and aroma, take Peppermint Vitality™ internally to support gastrointestinal comfort or to create a fresh, invigorating drink. Add a drop of Peppermint oil to a tall glass of cold water to finish your day strong.

Big Daddy Beard Oil

If your beard is feeling a bit scraggly, itchy, or straw-like, regular application of beard oil will help improve the overall look, feel, and texture. They are typically recommended for all beards, but especially in early stages of beard growth. Its moisturizing factors help treat beard dandruff and flaking, and also calm down the itchy phase of newer and younger beards. It also acts a light moisturizer!

Try combining the following essential oils: 3 drops idaho balsam fir, 3 drops lime, 3 drops of bergamot, 2 drops black pepper and 2 drops of peppermint essential oil in a 1 ounce dropper bottle. Fill the dropper bottle with 2/3 jojoba oil and fill the remaining third with another carrier oil, like rosehip, apricot kernal, avocado or sweet almond oil.

Other popular essential oils to use: sandalwood, vetiver, cedarwood, pine, tea tree, patchouli.

No time for DIY?! I’ve got you covered, check out the beard oils available in the Etsy Shop.

Shoe Freshner

Combine 6 tablespoons corn starch (or arrowroot powder), 3 tablespoons of baking soda and 20 drops of Purification essential oil into an 8 ounce jar. Sprinkle about a tablespoon inside each shoe and let sit overnight. Shake your shoes out the door or over a trash bin before wearing. Store the remaining powder in an airtight container. 

Okay, now do you believe me? Essential oils are not just for the ladies or kids, they’re for everyone! Supporting your health on a regular basis is not only sexy, but it will save you so much money in the long run, too. These small steps towards a healthier, chemical free lifestyle may seem overwhelming right now, but trust me, they are so worth it! We can break it down together.

Thank you for being here on this journey with me. I'm truly honored you're here.

With Love & Gratitude, 

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Hello! I’m Jess – mama to Reese and Kiera, wife to Rich, an environmental scientist, a nature lover and wellness broker. My passion is helping people and nature, both in my professional career and in my personal life. I have spent my career helping bridge the gap between commercial development and preserving nature. Essential oils have become my way to do the same between all the commercial products in our home and creating simple, products on my own. This blog shares my journey to a more natural lifestyle using essential oils, including the science behind essential oils, DIY recipes, tips, and ways to save money using plant-based alternatives. Check out my free email course ditch + switch – natural living with plant based products and learn the steps you need to take to kick those toxins to the curb.

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