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The Best Essential Oils for Men

Updated January 14, 2018 131 votes 24 voters 3.1k views24 items

The most popular essential oils for men include: cypress, sandalwood, peppermint, orange, and black pepper. These oils are the most recommended for men in particular. Essential oils have the power to deliver specific beneficial healing properties from different plants in a highly concentrated and direct form to your body. Ancient cultures practiced the art of making essential oils by first soaking the flowers, bark, twigs, and leaves of plants in oil for a period of time then using linens to filter, purify and isolate the oils to make a potent form. What are the best essential oils for men?

Depending on the type of oil applied, the healing effects of essential oils are limitless, from antibacterial defense to relief of pain and even aiding in emotional therapy. From a strictly scientific perspective, oils are extremely effective due to the 50 million smell receptors that are located inside the nasal passageways that connect directly to the brain’s limbic system. The oils on this list are not the typical sweet-smelling ones, making them an excellent fit for men in particular!         

This list discusses the most popular essential oils for men. Vote up the best below!
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    Patchouli

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    Patchouli Essential Oil (Agastach Pogostemi) is useful for colds, headaches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, and bad breath. There isn't enough information about it to know if it has harmful side effects or not, but it appears to be safe to use in food amounts. Patchouli can be taken internally, applied externally, and is often used in perfumes and fragrances.
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    Cypress

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    Cypress Essential Oil is (Cypressus sempervirens) is useful for oily skin and wrinkles. It also helps to circulate and regulate blood flow, and serves as a decongestant and a detox for water retention in the body. There are no known side effects for using cypress, but pregnant women should use caution. It can be used topically or in a diffuser.
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    Peppermint

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    Peppermint Essential Oil is useful for irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, morning sickness, cramps, gas, colds, coughs, inflammation of the mouth and throat, sinus and respiratory infections, headache, muscle pain, nerve pain, joint problems, and toothache. There are no known side effects to using peppermint oil, but mild skin irritation could be a factor. It can be taken internally, topically, and used in a diffuser.
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    Bergamot

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    Bergamot Essential Oil (Citrus bergamia) has calming effects and can be applied topically or diffused. There have been serious side effects from using bergamot for children, including convulsion and death when large amounts have been taken. It is not recommended for children or pregnant women.
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