20 Easy DIY Essential Oil Recipes Men Will Love

Essential oils aren’t just for women!

Men love using them too.

In this post, I’ll list some of the most common essential oils men love plus recipes you can make using essential oils.

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Top 15 Essential Oils Known For Their Masculine Scents

It’s important to note that scents can be subjective and what one person finds masculine, another person might not. These oils are popularly used in masculine fragrances and personal care products.

Some of the best essential oils for men are also some of the more popular oils that almost everyone enjoys like lime, frankincense, eucalyptus, lavender, and peppermint.

Also, when using essential oils, it’s important to use them in low dilution at first until you experiment a little.

  1. Sandalwood: Sandalwood is a warm, woodsy, and musky scent that is both grounding and uplifting.
  2. Cedarwood: Cedarwood is a woodsy, earthy scent that is grounding and calming. 
  3. Pine: Pine has a fresh, forest-like aroma that is invigorating and energizing. 
  4. Vetiver: Vetiver has a rich, earthy, and grounding scent that is both calming and grounding. It is believed to help with anxiety and stress and is also used in perfumery.
  5. Black Pepper: Black Pepper has a warm, spicy, and woodsy scent that is invigorating and energizing.
  6. Ginger: Ginger has a warm, spicy, and woodsy scent that is invigorating and energizing.
  7. Bay: Bay has a warm, spicy, and woodsy scent that is invigorating and energizing. 
  8. Cypress: Cypress has a fresh, clean, and woodsy aroma that is energizing and grounding. 
  9. Leather: Leather has a warm, woodsy, and musky scent that is grounding and uplifting. 
  10. Amber: Amber has a warm, woodsy, and musky scent that is grounding and uplifting.
  11. Oakmoss: Oakmoss has a musky, earthy aroma and is said to have grounding and stabilizing properties.
  12. Vanilla: Vanilla has a sweet, warm, and comforting aroma and is said to have a calming and soothing effect.
  13. Lime: Lime essential oil is extracted from the peel of the lime fruit. It has a fresh, citrusy aroma and is said to have invigorating and uplifting properties. 
  14. Eucalyptus: Eucalyptus has a strong, fresh, and medicinal aroma and is said to have respiratory and pain-relieving properties. It is commonly used in inhalants, vapor rubs, and other cold and flu remedies.
  15. Lavender: Lavender has a fresh, floral, and calming aroma and is said to have soothing and relaxing properties. 
  16. Peppermint: Peppermint has a fresh, minty aroma and is said to have invigorating and cooling properties.

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I know there is a tendency to ignore floral essential oils when making blends for men however, floral essential oils can lift and balance other oils.

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Masculine Essential Oil Blends For Soap

Here are a few masculine essential oil blends that can be used to scent soap:

  • Cedarwood, Sandalwood, and Pine: These oils have woodsy, earthy and fresh scents that are grounding and invigorating.
  • Vetiver, Black Pepper, and Ginger: These oils have warm, spicy, and woodsy scents that are invigorating and grounding.
  • Bay, Cypress, and Leather: These oils have warm, spicy, woodsy and musky scents that are invigorating and grounding.
  • Amber, Sandalwood, and Cedarwood: These oils have warm, woodsy, and musky scents that are grounding and uplifting.
  • Pine, Cypress, and Black Pepper: These oils have fresh, woodsy, and spicy scents that are energizing and grounding.

These blends are just examples and you can tweak them according to your preference. Remember that essential oils are very concentrated and it’s important to use them in low dilution, usually around 3-5% of the total weight of the oils used in the recipe. 

Essential oil diffuser recipes for men

11 Masculine Diffuser Blend Recipes 

The combination of diffuser blends you can make is endless.

My best advice is to diffuse 1 oil first then branch out to some of these blends. 

Any single oil or blend you like can be used as perfume or cologne. 

If you don’t have a diffuser this one on Amazon is one of my favorites and would make a perfect men’s oil diffuser since it’s pretty basic and there are over 36,000 reviews for it!

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Beard Oil Recipe

This recipe is a great blend for beard oil, the lavender oil will give a relaxing and calming sensation, the peppermint oil will give a refreshing and invigorating sensation and lemon will give a refreshing and uplifting sensation. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. of coconut oil
  • 5 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops of peppermint essential oil
  • 5 drops of lemon essential oil

Instructions:

  1. Start by measuring out 1 oz. of coconut oil in a glass dropper bottle or a small glass container.
  2. Add 5 drops of lavender essential oil, 5 drops of peppermint essential oil, and 5 drops of lemon essential oil to the coconut oil.
  3. Close the dropper bottle or container and shake well to combine the oils.
  4. To use, apply a small amount of the oil to your beard and massage it in well.
  5. Use your fingers to comb through your beard and style it as desired.

Roller Bottle Cologne Recipe

This recipe is a great blend for a cologne, the bergamot oil will give a fresh and citrusy scent, the white fir oil will give a woodsy and fresh scent and the clove oil will give a warm, spicy, and woodsy scent. Lemon oil will give a refreshing and uplifting scent.

Ingredients:

  • 10 ml roller bottle (buy it here)
  • 20 drops of bergamot essential oil
  • 15 drops of white fir essential oil
  • 10 drops of clove essential oil
  • 5 drops of lemon essential oil
  • carrier oil (such as jojoba or fractionated coconut oil)

Instructions:

  1. Start by adding the essential oils to a 10mL roller bottle.
  2. Fill the roller bottle with carrier oil, leaving a bit of space at the top for the roller ball.
  3. Secure the roller ball and cap and shake the bottle well to combine the oils.
  4. To use, roll the cologne onto pulse points such as wrists, neck, and behind ears.

Essential Oil Recipes For Men's Colonge and Beard Oil

Earthy Clean Aftershave Recipe

This amazing Earthy Clean Aftershave by Plant Therapy is refreshing and moisturizing, making it a fantastic addition to anyone’s post-shave routine.

Peppermint, with its cool refreshing aroma, pairs perfectly with the woodsy fragrance of Cypress and Cedarwood.

Finally, Black Pepper adds a hint of spice to round out this Earthy Clean Aftershave.

 Note: Ginger and Patchouli can trigger photosensitivity so are not the best choices for men’s aftershave.

Ingredients:

  • 3 oz Everclear
  • 1 oz vegetable glycerin
  • 4 drops vitamin E oil
  • 15 drops peppermint
  • 10 drops cypress
  • 5 drops cedarwood
  • 1 drop black pepper

Instructions:

Add all the ingredients to a spray bottle for easy application.

Soothing Aftershave Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce distilled water
  • 1 ounce pure witch hazel
  • Dash jojoba oil
  • Dash vitamin E oil
  • Dash aloe vera gel
  • 3 to 5 drops of your essential oils of choice

Instructions:

  1. Mix all the ingredients together well. Place in a spray pump bottle.
  2. Spritz the face after each shave and rub in lightly with your fingers or palms.
  3. Avoid the eye area when spraying.

DIY Recipe using Essential oils

Oily Hair Shampoo Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce distilled water
  • 1 ounce apple cider vinegar
  • 5 drops tea tree oil
  • 5 to 10 drops lemon or orange oil
  • 6 ounces liquid pure Castile Soap

Instructions:

  1. In a measuring cup, stir all of the ingredients together except the soap until well combined.
  2. Add the soap and stir gently so it does not suds up.
  3. Pour into a squeeze bottle.
  4. Shake well before each use.

DIY Men's Bodywash Recipe With Essential Oils

Energizing Body Wash Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon vitamin E
  • 8 drops eucalyptus
  • 5 drops sweet orange
  • 5 drops grapefruit or 5 drops lemon
  • 1/2 cup liquid castile soap

Instructions:

  1. In a measuring cup, stir all of the ingredients and oils of your choice together except the soap until well combined.
  2. Add the soap and stir gently so it does not foam up.
  3. Pour into a squeeze bottle.
  4. Shake well before each use.

coffee scrub recipe for men

Coffee Body Scrub Recipe

This is a great way to exfoliate your body but don’t use this on your face as it might be irritating.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup coffee grounds
  • 6 tablespoons coconut oil, scented or unscented
  • 3 tablespoons white or brown sugar
  • 10 to 15 drops orange essential oil
  • 8-ounce glass jar with a lid

Instructions:

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a measuring cup.
  2. Mix well to combine.
  3. Scrub in circles to clean and stimulate circulation.
  4. After using, rinse well and gently pat dry with a clean towel.
  5. Use no more than twice a week.

DIY hand soap recipe for men

Stress Relief Hand Soap Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup warm distilled water
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 10 to 15 drops of essential oil
  • 1/4 cup liquid Castile soap

Instructions:

  1. In a measuring cup, stir all of the ingredients and oils of your choice together except the soap until well combined.
  2. Add the soap and stir gently so it does not foam up.
  3. Pour into an 8-ounce bottle with a pump top. 

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Sandalwood Bar Soap Recipe (without Lye)

This method is known as melt and pour method, it is easy and safe to use, and it eliminates the need to handle lye. The Sandalwood essential oil has a warm, woodsy and musky scent that can be very relaxing and grounding.

You can use other essential oils to suit your desired scent.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of melt and pour soap base (like this one)
  • 1 tablespoon of sandalwood essential oil
  • Molds of your choice (like these)

Instructions:

  1. Start by cutting the melt and pour soap base into small cubes and place them in a microwave-safe container.
  2. Melt the soap base in the microwave, heating it in 30-second intervals, and stirring it in between, until it’s fully melted.
  3. Once the soap base is fully melted, add 1 tablespoon of sandalwood essential oil and mix well.
  4. Pour the mixture into the molds and let them cool for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Once the soap is fully cooled, remove it from the molds, and it’s ready to use.

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