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Essential Oil Blends For Men: Best Masculine Scents

Essential oil blends for men are ideal to use for those times when you’re in the mood for a masculine vibe. These fresh and stimulating scents exude strength, confidence, and sophistication that appeal to anyone, specifically to men. My husband likes essential oils, but he’s especially happy when I diffuse these manly aromas – he even makes his own blends now and often diffuses them in his office and in his car

A man in a white shirt holds a brown glass dropper bottle, smiling as he uses the dropper.

If you’re used to diffusing scents that are soft, sweet, or flowery, like lavender and vanilla, you’ll find that certain aromas give off a more manly feeling to a space – they are sharper, muskier and often with undertones of spice. I compiled my best recipes for essential oil blends for men, perfect to include in your man’s self-care routine or to simply enhance the ambiance of his space.

Manly Essential Oils To Try

Whether an essential oil smells good is an individual preference, but I observed that men are generally into earthy and woodsy scents, which makes them ideal bases for your men’s blends. I gave the boys and the men in our family a bottle of my woodsy essential oil blends as Christmas gifts, and they all loved it!

Earthy and woodsy oils pair well with spicy, minty, and citrusy essential oils. Sometimes I mix in a hint of floral and herbal scents to these masculine essential oils which always creates a great scent. 

Men are generally pretty easy to please and might even prefer unscented personal care balms and other items. However, when they’re ready for some scent, I want you to be prepared with the best manly essential oils that you can mix and match to create blends that best suit your man.

Earthy Essential Oils

Whenever I smell an earthy aroma, I think about freshly turned soil, damp forests, or rugged terrain. These grounding and relaxing oils have hints of muskiness and will give you a sense of balance, stability, and connection to the natural world.

Woodsy Essential Oils

Men love a woodsy blend. Refreshing yet warm, I feel like I’m in a dense forest whenever I smell woodsy essential oils. The woody aroma provides a sense of calm, comfort, and serenity that will make you feel like you brought the beautiful outdoors right into your home.

Spicy Essential Oils

Spicy essential oils provide a rich and warming aroma, creating a cozy and stimulating atmosphere in any space. Experience comfort, energy, and excitement by diffusing these oils.

Citrusy Essential Oils

Citrus essential oils feel like a bright sunny day. Think freshly peeled oranges, tangy grapefruits, and zesty lemons. These vibrant scents will give you a burst of energy, uplift your spirits, and 

Create a cheerful and refreshing atmosphere.

Minty Essential Oils

If you need to wake up your senses, refresh your mind, or boost your energy levels, minty essential oils are what you need. Their crisp scent feels like a fresh breeze on a cool morning – the perfect pick-me-up when you’re feeling down or low on energy.

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How To Make Essential Oil Blends For Men

If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I’ve shared plenty of essential oil blends on here. I’ve shared about the blends we use around our home, including essential oils for flupain and inflammationnail fungus, and even essential oil wool dryer balls. I’ve also created gingerwintersummer, and other essential oil blends that we can diffuse depending on our mood!

Since my husband benefits from and enjoys these, I decided to create a few bottles of different essential oil blends for men as an anniversary gift for him. Here’s how to make essential oil blends at home, so you can surprise the man in your life, too!

You’ll need at least two essential oils from any of the categories above, a 5 milliliter amber glass essential oil bottle, and a small funnel.

  • Step 1: Open a clean and dry amber glass essential oil bottle and set the dropper lid aside.
  • Step 2: Following the recipe, carefully drop each essential oil into the bottle using a small funnel. Swirl the bottle gently after each addition to combine well.
  • Step 3: Attach the dropper cap, making sure it’s tight and secure.
  • Using a small funnel, carefully drop each essential oil into the bottle following the recipe.
  • Step 4: Shake the bottle vigorously to mix the essential oils well.
  • Step 5: You may choose to use it immediately or, for optimal results, let the oils rest for 1 to 2 days. It’s best to store oil blends at room temperature and away from direct sunlight.

Note that essential oils are concentrated, so you only need a few drops to achieve a certain scent. When you’re experimenting with combinations or need less than a drop of a certain essential oil, you can try the toothpick technique – just dip the tip of a toothpick into an essential oil bottle then swirl it into the mixture that you’re creating.

To use these blends in your diffuser, simply add 100 to 150 milliliters of room temperature water to its tank and add 5 to 6 drops of  essential oils. Turn your diffuser on and adjust its settings according to your preferences. 

These masculine scents are versatile and can be used in a wide range of different product applications. If you plan to use these blends in homemade body care products such as men’s cologne, roller blends, room sprays, soapshairsprays, or even a bubble bath powder, be sure to use a carrier oil like almond, jojoba or coconut oil to avoid skin irritations or adverse reactions when used topically. For best results, only use  therapeutic grade pure essential oils for your blends.

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Best Essential Oil Scents For Men

Now it’s time to make our essential oil scents for men! Down the road, you can create your own essential oil diffuser blends according to your man’s personal preferences, but for now, let these recipes guide you!

Into The Mountains

  • 3 drops vetiver
  • 3 drops Idaho grand fir
  • 2 drops frankincense
  • 2 drops juniper

Lawn Man

  • 6 drops lemon
  • 2 drops basil
  • 2 drops bergamot
  • 2 drops Northern Lights black spruce

Wildwood

  • 2 drops cypress
  • 2 drops Douglas or white fir
  • 2 drops bergamot
  • 2 drops frankincense

The Man Cave Blend

  • 5 drops bergamot
  • 3 drops wintergreen
  • 2 drops Northern Lights black spruce

Explorer’s Essence

  • 3 drops lavender
  • 3 drops cypress
  • 2 drops tangerine 
  • 2 drops spearmint

The Lumberjack

  • 4 drops Northern Lights black spruce
  • 2 drops orange
  • 2 drops pine

Autumn Spice

  • 4 drops cinnamon bark
  • 4 drops clove
  • 3 drops lemon

Hunter’s Haven

  • 3 drops orange
  • 3 drops pine
  • 2 drops lavender 
  • 1 drop black pepper

Wrapping Up

That’s the power of essential oils – you can create different blends for everyone, whether for diffusion or for topical use. Whether you use an ultrasonic or cold diffuser, you can drive some masculine energy into any space by diffusing essential oil blends for men.

These invigorating scents are calming and grounding but at the same time energizing and stimulating, which make them appealing to men of all demographics. All men deserve to relax and unwind, so grab your essential oils and start making these blends for that special man in your life. 

The best way to go about this is to observe your man’s scent preferences so you can identify which base notes to use and create the best version of masculine fragrances that he can use in his daily routine. Fill a diffuser and surprise him when he comes home or mix them into a whipped beard balm and gift it away.

If you found this article interesting, save it in your bookmarks and come back to it when you’re ready to make essential oil blends for men. Share it with your family and friends so that they can pamper their man, too!

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Must-Try Essential Oil Blends for Men

Essential oil blends for men are ideal to use for those times that you’re in the mood for a masculine vibe. These fresh and stimulating blend of essential oils exude strength, confidence, and sophistication that appeal to anyone, specifically to men. An earthy or woodsy scent is an excellent choice to start with when making your masculine diffuser blend.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Bath & Beauty
Keyword: best essential oils for men, essential oil blends for men, essential oil scents for men, manly essential oils
Yield: 10 drops
Author: Jessica Haggard
Cost: $0.25

Materials

Into The Mountains

  • 3 drops vetiver
  • 3 drops Idaho grand fir
  • 2 drops frankincense
  • 2 drops juniper

Lawn Man

  • 6 drops lemon
  • 2 drops basil
  • 2 drops bergamot
  • 2 drops Northern Lights black spruce

Wildwood

Man Cave Blend

  • 5 drops bergamot
  • 3 drops wintergreen
  • 2 drops Northern Lights black spruce

Explorer’s Essence

The Lumberjack

  • 4 drops Northern Lights black spruce
  • 2 drops orange
  • 2 drops pine

Autumn Spice

  • 4 drops cinnamon bark
  • 4 drops clove
  • 3 drops lemon

Hunter’s Haven

Instructions

  • Open a clean and dry amber glass essential oil bottle and set the dropper lid aside.
  • Following the recipe, carefully drop each essential oil into the bottle using a small funnel. Swirl the bottle gently after each addition to combine well.
  • Attach the dropper cap, making sure it’s tight and secure.
  • Shake the bottle vigorously to mix the essential oils well.
  • You may choose to use it immediately or, for optimal results, let the oils rest for 1 to 2 days. It’s best to store oil blends at room temperature and away from direct sunlight.

Notes

Note that essential oils are concentrated, so you only need a few drops to achieve a certain scent. When you’re experimenting with combinations or need less than a drop of a certain essential oil, you can try the toothpick technique – just dip the tip of a toothpick into an essential oil bottle then swirl it into the mixture that you’re creating.
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Ellen

Tuesday 21st of May 2024

This post couldn't have come at a better time! I just bought everything I need to make some simple melt and pour soaps and was trying to decide which EO blends to use. I did 3 separate batches and he just tried the one with vetiver and loves it. Hopefully he will like the other two as well.

Easy Homemade Life

Friday 24th of May 2024

Hi, Ellen. I'm so happy you found this post. I hope your next batches will turn out just as great. Good luck!

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