Aromatherapy has a reputation for being mainly a 'girly thing' people do...
It would be such a huge shame if men were left out of this equation.
We all know many famous women use essential oils, however it is a little known fact that many male athletes use them too.
These natural products are used to increase performance, boost the immune system & aid recovery.
There are so many beneficial blends
So many oils are beneficial for many conditions men are susceptible to.
Aromatherapy stands for the science of utilizing naturally extracted essences from plants & flowers, in order to uplift, ground, balance & get the body back to fighting fit.
There are so many ways to use essential oils.
A great way to relieve muscle aches is to mix your chosen blend with a carrier oil & simply massage the affected area.
Frankincense oil can be mixed with coconut oil in order to make a rub to help relieve inflammation & pain.
Breathing peppermint, clove & eucalyptus can help with sinusitis.
Another great way to inhale oils is to run a really hot bath, then simply add 10 drops of your chosen essential oils.
The obvious oil to try here is eucalyptus.
If you have ever used a steam room at the gym you will instantly recognize it.
This oil is a great decongestant.
The vapour is great if you need to give your sinuses a little support, it boosts the immune system & will help with tension headaches.
Some other oils to try are :
Cedarwood, these are great all rounders as well as smelling gorgeous.
Topically they have a range of benefits including.
Antiseptic properties, helps with wounds, scars & infections.
Hair loss- add a few drops to your conditioner, it will help to stimulate the hair follicles.
Reduce arthritis- add a few drops to a bath & let the body heal itself.
Pain reliever- great to help with pain in muscles & joints.
Reduces depression - yes men can get down too you know!
This oil will give the mind a boost, it is very uplifting.
Inhibit Microbial growth,
It has antimicrobial properties. This means it can inhibit bacterial growth in the body.
Help to lower fever, (google it if you don't believe me).
It also smells AMAZING!
So if there is a man in your life or if you are a man and you are reading this.
I urge you to try your own blend.
The best place to start if you have no idea what scents to try, is to head down to Neal's yard in Covent garden.
It's so personal I would follow my nose with this one.
Your body will crave what it needs so treat yourself to a scent & future proof your body.