Essential oils have a variety of applications to the human body and our overall wellness. However, if you’re a man with no essential oil experience, the variety of options can be overwhelming. This short guide is geared toward the beginner and provides a few tips on how to start using essential oils to support men’s health.
- Ginger Essential Oil
The ginger root has been used throughout history to support the normal function of the digestive system. In Asia, ginger root is commonly used as a food additive, especially in meals with high amounts of meat, to aid digestion.
doTERRA Ginger essential oil is CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® and provides a number of benefits. Compared to the fresh root, Ginger essential oil has a higher concentration of key constituents, like gingerol. Gingerol contributes many of the great benefits for which Ginger is so well known. Try ingesting a couple drops of Ginger essential oil with water or tea to relieve occasional stomach upset and to help avoid gassiness.*
- Sandalwood Essential Oil
Sandalwood is used in fragrances for its sweet, woody aroma. Aside from its aromatic properties, this essential oil is effective in supporting the health of the skin. When applied topically, Sandalwood essential oil reduces the appearance of scars and skin imperfections to promote a smooth, healthy-looking complexion. This is a great essential oil for men’s health because it not only benefits the skin, but also leaves behind a pleasant, manly scent.
Try adding a couple drops of Sandalwood to your facial moisturizer, or dilute it with Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply topically.
- Deep Blue® Soothing Blend
Deep Blue is specifically formulated to soothe and cool fatigued areas of the body after an intense workout. The constituent menthol is primarily responsible for the cooling sensation you feel when applying this oil blend to the skin. Deep Blue is perfect for a post-workout massage on the joints or muscles.
Dilute this blend with Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply it topically to any sore or aching areas of the body.
The vast number of essential oils can be overwhelming, so begin by familiarizing yourself with one or two oils and their benefits. The best way to learn about essential oils is to experience them for yourself. After all, health and wellness is a priority for men, too.