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This One is For The Guys! The December AromaBox
Self-care is equally important for men and women, but the self-care industry often targets women. This is a shame because both men and women miss out when fantastic essential oil selections are ignored!
Our December AromaBox is filled with powerful, inspiring essential oils that are amazing for giving yourself a push!
We’ve included Patchouli Essential Oil, Ginger Essential Oil, Vetivert Essential Oil, and our Adonis Essential Oil Blend Roll-On in this box. Many of these essential oils are excellent for supporting your muscles and joints, inspiring your sensuality, and promoting a calmer, clearer state of mind.
Today, we’re sharing a breakdown of the powerful essential oils you’ll find in the December AromaBox, recommendations on how to use them, and their purported benefits.
Patchouli Essential Oil
Patchouli Essential Oil has an unforgettable musky, rich, deep, and earthy scent. Patchouli is frequently used as a base scent for creating unique, rich fragrances sure to make a lasting impression.
Patchouli Essential Oil is traditionally used to soothe itchy skin, support decreased inflammation, close pores, and even repel pests. It’s also well known for its relaxing, euphoric, and aphrodisiac properties. It’s said that patchouli resembles male pheromones, making it a choice aphrodisiac for many!
Here are some of our favorite ways to use Patchouli Essential Oil:
- Patchouli Essential Oil is traditionally used to reduce inflammation, which modern science has captured! One study on rats with artificially induced inflammatory bowel disease had less cell damage and more immune cells when they were treated with patchouli oil. Adding Patchouli Essential Oil to a favorite body oil or lotion is a great way to incorporate this into your daily routine. Pay special attention to placement in areas where you struggle with inflammation or soreness.
- Create a natural insect repellent. Add several drops of Patchouli Essential Oil into a spray bottle with a one-to-one water and witch hazel ratio. Then, spray around the home, especially at entry points or where you’ve spotted insects.
- Patchouli Essential Oil is beautiful in fragrances. Add to a carrier oil and wear as is for a musky, earthy scent, or combine with other essential oils. We recommend trying Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Clove, Coriander, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Neroli, Orange, Sandalwood, or Vetivert with Patchouli oil.
Ginger Essential Oil
Ginger has a warm, citrusy, spicy, and fresh scent that may help alleviate nausea, indigestion, and other digestive problems. Traditionally, it’s been used as a digestive stimulant and carminative for gas. Many also enjoy incorporating Ginger Essential Oil into a massage oil because it promotes relief for achy muscles, sore joints, cramps, and even poor circulation.
Here are our top recommendations for using Ginger Essential Oil:
- If you are experiencing nausea, consider diffusing a couple of drops of Ginger Essential Oil or taking deep breaths to inhale the scent. You can also rub several drops of Ginger Essential Oil (always dilute in a carrier oil or lotion first) onto your stomach to support yourself during indigestion or digestive upset. Many find that ginger is especially helpful for motion sickness!
- Ginger has a pleasant scent that many find helps sharpen the mind. We recommend diffusing several drops of ginger oil in the afternoon to ward off an afternoon slump.
- Add to massage oil and rub into sore muscles or tender joints. Many enjoy this combination when they are having cramps too!
- Make a custom fragrance for yourself. Other essential oils that blend fantastically with Ginger Essential Oil include Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Geranium, Lemon, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vetivert, and Ylang Ylang.
Vetivert Essential Oil
Vetivert is a grounding essential oil traditionally used for muscle pain relief, stiffness, and liver support. It’s also been found to improve brain activity and reduce hyperactivity in a study’s participants after they inhaled the essential oil.
Our favorite ways to use Vetivert Essential Oil:
- If you’re feeling distracted, spacey, or overly stimulated, diffuse Vetivert Essential Oil throughout your room and take several slow, deep breaths. This is a great essential oil to diffuse when you need to do high-concentration work.
- Use Vetivert Essential Oil as a sleep aid. One study found that diffusing this essential oil may improve breathing patterns while you sleep, improving sleep quality. Try diffusing this at night while you sleep or adding it to bath salts for a nighttime bath to promote more incredible sleep.
- Vetivert Essential Oil may be used as a tick repellent. A 2015 study on ticks and vetivert found that vetivert successfully repelled ticks and was more effective than some widely sold commercial tick products!
- Vetivert Essential Oil blends well with Bergamot, Clary Sage, Geranium, Lemon, May Chang, Melissa, Orange, Patchouli, Sandalwood, and Ylang Ylang. Experiment with these combinations to create a great fragrance for yourself!
Interested in learning more about Vetivert’s brain-fog-fighting properties? Read our previous piece on Top 3 Herbal Remedies for Defeating Brain Fog and + The Research Behind Them.
Adonis Essential Oil Blend Roll-On
Our Adonis Essential Oil Blend Roll-On is crafted with sensual, powerful essential oils, including patchouli, bergamot, ho wood, tangerine, orange, clove, and fir, within a Pure Golden Jojoba Oil base.
We recommend applying this essential oil roll-on whenever you need a boost in confidence or mood. It also supports more masculine, powerful, and sensual energy, making it a great roll-on to apply first thing in the morning or before a big meeting or date.
Start the New Year on a powerful note with this potent AromaBox. Take charge of one thing in your life that you’ve been putting off and tackle it today to give yourself a natural high to start the year off strong!
Natalie & Leilah