Wives ask me all.the.time. how to get their husband using essential oils regularly - what oils to start with, how to get him to apply them, what Shutran or Mister smell like...the thing is, most men are hesitant to shake up their routine! Even the most wellness-oriented husband may hold off on trying new things.
I always recommend a few of my husbands all-time favorites for men; he loves a LOT of Young Living products, but narrowing it to oils specifically helpful for men, he loves Endoflex, EnRGee, Idaho Blue Spruce, Northern Lights Black Spruce, Valor, Frankincense, Deep Relief, Mister, Shutran, and Goldenrod. Again, he uses plenty of others, but these are ones that he uses quite regularly!
One of my favorite ways to help him keep these oils in his routine is to make what we jokingly call "manfoliant" - because "sugar scrub" does not sound like something a man should be using! Ha! He uses this coffee + sugar scrub in the shower to keep his skin healthy and apply an extra dose of these favorite oils! He especially appreciates it after a workout. The recipe includes Goldenrod, Shutran, Mister, and Eucalyptus Globulus.
Mister and Shutran are specifically formulated for men, and they are phenomenal oils! Shutran promotes feelings of vitality and energy, enhances feelings of vigor and masculinity, and boosts confidence. Mister and Goldenrod are also rockstar oils for men and ones that my husband uses daily - definitely worth spending a little time researching! I include Eucalyptus for it's fresh scent, perfect for waking up a little in the shower!
DIY Scrub for Men:
• 1 8oz jar
• 1/2 cup V-6 or liquid coconut oil
• 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
• 1/2 cup dried coffee grounds (used or fresh)
• 10 drops of each: Shutran, Mister, Goldenrod
• 5 drops Eucalyptus Globulus
Blend ingredients and essential oils in a bowl, adding extra V-6 or liquid coconut oil as needed to reach your preferred consistency. Transfer to an airtight 8oz container and keep in/near the shower!