Sunday, May 24, 2020

Young Living for Men


     Welcome, gentlemen, this one’s just for you. Ladies, since you’re already here, you can check it out, too.  When you think of essential oils, do the words “girly” or “fussy” come to mind? If so, then you clearly haven’t seen the wonders these products can do for unruly facial hair, sore muscles, and even that funky smell coming from the sneakers you rarely (okay, never) wash. Make no mistake, fellas. From tackling life’s problems to boosting daily routines, essential oils can play an important role in every man’s life.
     Young Living essential oils and health and wellness products have a variety of applications and benefits to the human body and your overall wellness. However, if you’ve got no experience, the variety of options can be overwhelming. Here are a few beginner tips on how to naturally support your health with Young Living.

I thought it’d be fun to start off hearing from the men of Young Living. These are their favourite Young Living products…..

“My favourite oil hands down is Frankincense.” - Paul Sunseri

“My favorite oil is Idaho Blue Spruce.” - Jon O'laoghaire

“My favorite products: Shutran, Valor, Deep Relief, Idaho Blue Spruce, Thieves, Ningxia Red, and many more.” - Jeremy Aliff 

“My personal best for therapeutic use is: Sacred Frankincense
My personal best for emotional support is: Believe, Transformation, Humility and Highest Potential
My secret weapon for overcoming any obstacle: Iron will
My never go without them oils are: Hellicrysum, Idaho Blue Spruce, Thieves, Melissa, Thieves, Digize
My hard core everyday supplements: Ningxia Red +6oz a day, Omegagize, Agilease and Sulfurzyme.” - Juan Alberto Arévalo

“Favorite Oils: Idaho Blue Spruce, Frankincense, Lavender
Favorite Supplements/Products:
Enzymes,Enzymes,&Enzymes also Ningxia Red, Zyng (of course), and everything else - I take just about everything every morning and night seriously!!” - Dallas Harting

     So which oils are best for blokes, and what can you do with them? While all essential oils are for men (they’re for everyone!), not every guy wants to smell like flowers—we’re here for it if you do, though. Each person has unique preferences, but many men favour woodsy and earthy aromas over florals. If you’re looking for essential oils with more traditionally masculine scents, here are some of my favourites:
Every man needs a lemon...
Use Lemon essential oil to remove gum, oil and grease stains, and sticky residue or to prevent rust and loosen rusty screws.
• Add 2–3 drops on a rag to remove grime from tools and make them look new.
• Get rid of the stale food smell in your Dutch oven by leaving a paper towel with a few drops of Lemon until the next use.
Use Tea Tree and Lemon essential oil to clean a car battery and polish chrome wheels.

     Shutran is an empowering essential oil blend that is specially designed for men to boost
feelings of masculinity and confidence. Its inspiring aroma appeals to both men and
women, and although used like a cologne, Shutran does not contain any synthetic
ingredients. Instead, it is formulated with pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils, including
the exclusive-to-Young-Living Idaho Blue Spruce, a refreshing, invigorating essential oil to
both body and mind. Even though Shutran is specifically designed for men, the women in
their lives will also benefit. Just a few drops throughout the day can help with an impossible

Young Living offers several grooming items for men, formulated with
Shutran essential oil blend!
Shutran Shave Cream (Canada & US)
Shutran 3-in-1 Men’s Wash (US)
Shutran Beard Oil (US)
Shutran Aftershave Lotion (US)
Shutran Bar Soap (US)

     For a scent that’s more relaxing, Vetiver essential oil is a solid choice. Like Lavender, this
essential oil is ideal for diffusing at bedtime or during times of stress, like when you’re
prepping for a big presentation or interview. But unlike Lavender, Vetiver is smoky and
earthy. That’s not to say Lavender is bad for guy—truth is its heady floral fragrance is widely
used in men’s colognes. We even added it to Shutran! But if you prefer something more
reminiscent of fresh-cut grass on a hot summer afternoon, you can’t go wrong with Vetiver.
* Wind down after a long day with a diffuser blend of 3 drops Vetiver, 4 drops Northern
Lights Black Spruce, and 2 drops Tangerine.
* Get a whiff of inspiration by smelling it straight from the bottle.
* Add Vetiver to your face wash for extra cleansing power.

     If Shutran is the boss of manly essential oil blends, then Peppermint is our top choice in singles. Fresh, energizing, and minty, this pick is one of the granddads of essential oils. It’s been around forever and is, without a doubt, here to stay. Many people enjoy using Peppermint topically for the icy, tingling sensation it leaves on skin.
Add 4 drops of Peppermint to a dab of V-6™ or another carrier oil and
rub it into your muscles for a cooling, post-leg day massage.
- Diffuse it with Thieves® for a cozy blend that says “let’s stay in tonight.”
Combine a few drops with aloe vera gel to cool off after a long day in
the sun.

     Another champion among essential oils, Copaiba boasts numerous skin care benefits. It also includes the naturally occurring constituent beta-caryophyllene. Thanks to Copaiba’s warm and balsamic scent, this essential oil is perfect for creating calming diffuser blends and colognes. When you want to smell good without overpowering, this one is for you.
Add a drop to your morning moisturizer. Yes, you should be moisturizing
- Rub it into the bottoms of your feet before bed.
Enhance your favorite beard oil or make your own

     No list of essential oils for men would be complete without Sacred Sandalwood™. Brought to you from our partner farm in the land Down Under, the Ord River Sandalwood Farm and Distillery, this woodsy wonder has an aroma that’s warm, soft, and sultry. It takes 30 years for a sandalwood tree to mature to the point that we can extract essential oils from it, but the wait is well worth it—and we’d bet the farm that you’ll agree.
* Combat an itchy, dry scalp with a few drops of Sacred Sandalwood in
your conditioner.
* Create a spa-like bath salt with 3-5 drops Sacred Sandalwood and ¼
cup Epsom salt—after all, baths aren’t just for ladies.
* Add an air of sophistication to your man cave by diffusing this rustic,
earthy scent on its own.
* Compare it to Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood™ and decide which one you
need most. Spoiler: it might be both.

     With its spicy, invigorating aroma, Ginger is another good bet for men. While you might think of ginger as an ordinary kitchen spice, the essential oil is anything but average. In addition to being one of our favourite oils for massage, this zinger is great to diffuse on long, monotonous road trips because of its stimulating scent.
* Combine it with Ortho Ease® Massage Oil and rub over tired muscles and joints.
* Make your clothes smell super fresh by adding Ginger oil to laundry soap.
* Create a DIY air freshener spray with 1 cup water, 2 tablespoons witch hazel, 20 drops Ginger, and 10
drops Lemon.

     Another multi-tasker every man—and woman—needs in their home is Tea Tree. What makes this oil a must-have? Well, for starters, it has proven cleansing properties, making it a key ingredient in skin care products and natural cleaning solutions. What’s more, you can use it to infuse your home with a fresh, Eucalyptus-like smell.
* Diffuse it to blast away unwanted odours from stinky gym bags or last night’s dinner.
* Prevent blemishes by adding a drop to your aftershave.
* Treat yourself to a cleansing scalp massage with 2 drops of Tea Tree and 4 drops of a
carrier oil such as coconut oil; continue rubbing the oils in for 3-5 minutes and then wash
your hair.
* Make an all-purpose cleaner with 1 cup distilled water, 1 cup vinegar, 10 drops Tea Tree,
and 10 drops Pine.

Grooming & Self Care
Grooming sounds like such a primitive term, making it perfect for manly men like you. Separate yourself from the pack by looking great and smelling like nature itself with these essential oil-infused solutions.

A) Treat Your Face to Shutran
If you truly must shave, make sure you’re at least doing it with the best stuff. Shutran™ Shave Cream is full of hydrating ingredients and pure essential oils that’ll give you a close shave with a great fragrance.

B) Clean Mouth, Fresh Breath
* Use Thieves Toothpaste every day to ensure fresh breath and experience the protective benefits of essential oils found in Thieves Blend.
* Pop a Thieves Mint for instant fresh breath and confidence.
* Add a couple drops of Thieves, Tea Tree, and Peppermint essential oils to water for a refreshing mouth rinse.

C) One for the Beard
Love your facial hair? Use Shutran Beard Oil oil to soothe and smooth facial skin and hair. 

D) Toenail Care
Directly apply Tea Tree and Oregano at the edge of the nail two times daily. You can alternate between Lemongrass and Clove or Frankincense and Lemon.

E) Shaving Tip
Apply Tea Tree and Lavender mixed with V6 after shaving to soothe irritated skin.

F) Shoe Deodorizer
Add a few drops of Purification, Peppermint, or any citrus essential oils onto a paper towel or a used dryer sheet, scrunch, and place in your shoes overnight.

G) Tension
Feeling a little tense after a long day?
Apply some Valor on your temples or neck for a comforting relief.

H) Handsome Sleep
Apply Lavender or Tranquil on the bottom of feet before bedtime.

I) What man doesn’t like to eat?
Take Essentialzymes-4 Digestive Enzymes with every meal to promote healthy digestion, especially after eating a protein-heavy meal.
If your food choice fails you, don’t stress, Digize can help ease indigestion and upset stomach.

Essential Oil Colognes
Smell good without perfume. Supposedly, perfume is called “cologne” when it’s for men, but let’s skip the nomenclature and ditch it altogether.
These essential oil cologne recipes have been tried and tested by both men and women, and have unanimously been given two thumbs up. Feel free to switch up the oils to make your own personal blend.

These recipes are approximately 20 percent oil and 80 percent carrier oil based. If you want a stronger scent, you can make it a 30:70 ratio. The cologne recipes below are for a 10 mL bottle. Apply a drop or two to your wrists and neck for a masculine scent that lasts all day.

10 drops Clove oil
20 drops Grand Fir oil
40 drops Bergamot oil
5 drops Lemon oil
V6 or other carrier oil

Tip: A dropper may be helpful in order for you to get the exact amount.
Place all essential oils in empty 10 mL roll-on bottle. Add Carrier Oil to fill remainder of bottle. Attach roll-on cap and shake until combined.
Let mixture sit for 24 hours before use. Apply cologne to wrists for best
Tip: To see if you like the scent, make a small sample first. If you like it, make a larger batch. You can always add more oils to the mixture later. 

40 drops Cinnamon Bark oil
12 drops Peppermint oil
12 drops Grapefruit oil
V6 or other carrier oil

12 drops Basil oil
6 drops Grand Fir oil
13 drops Orange oil
13 drops Bergamot oil
26 drops Citrus Fresh
V6 or other carrier oil

8 drops Fennel oil
8 drops Cypress oil
8 drops Orange oil
32 drops Sandalwood oil
8 drops Lime oil
8 drops Wintergreen oil
Young Living V6 or other carrier oil

32 drops Lime oil
24 drops Fennel oil
16 drops Patchouli oil
V6 or other carrier oil

28 drops Cinnamon oil
12 drops Rosemary oil
12 drops Orange oil
V6 or other carrier oil

     A strong, healthy body can come in handy - especially when you are trying to raise a family. Taking care of your overall health will give you the strength and energy you need to work, play, and be the best man you can be.

Master Formula 
     Young Living’s Master Formula is a full-spectrum, multi-nutrient complex that offers a combination of premium vitamins, minerals, and food-based nutrients. By utilizing a Synergistic Suspension Isolation process Technology (SSI), ingredients are delivered in three distinct delivery forms. Collectively, these ingredients provide a premium, synergistic complex to support your health.

Ningxia Red
     Ningxia Red® is an amazing, energizing, fortifying nutrient drink for the whole family. It’s the only nutrient drink on the market that combines whole wolf berries (also called goji berries) of the highest quality and pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils into a single beverage that tastes as good as it is for you. 
     It’s made with several SUPER FOODS including whole wolf berries, as well as blueberry, aronia, cherry, pomegranate, and plum juices. Ningxia Red also contains natural stevia extract, grape seed extract, pure vanilla extract, and orange, yuzu, lemon, and tangerine essential oils. Support your body on a cellular level with Ningxia Red daily.

Prostate Health
     In the words of Young Living’s Brian Martin - “So guys, it’s time for some real talk...Seriously this is an important topic us guys shy away from but it’s so important! At some point we will all have the “check”. Don’t you want to support yourself in all the ways beforehand? Support your little friend! It’s not that hard 😉”
Young Living’s Prostate HealthTM is a uniquely formulated essential oil supplement uniquely formulated for men concerned with maintaining their male glandular system.
Featuring essential oils like Geranium, Fennel, Myrtle, Lavender and Peppermint, Prostate HealthTM also delivers 235 mg of saw palmetto and 175 mg of pumpkin seed oil.
• Traditionally used for its effects on prostate health as an anti-inflammatory agent.
• Can be used for symptomatic relief of medically diganosed BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia).

     Keeping in shape is one of the pillars upon which manliness is built. No matter if you’re crushing some bench presses, tearing up the fairway, or hiking high enough to high five an eagle, you’ll want to keep these basics in your gym bag to help you get the most from every workout:

A) Treat those aches and pains
     Massage Cool Azul™ Pain Relief Cream into your skin after a workout for a cooling sensation that provides relief from minor muscle and joint aches, arthritis, strains, bruises, and sprains. Backed with our Seed to Seal® promise of purity, this pain cream will have your muscles thanking you for ditching the synthetic ingredients.

B) Take care before and after exercise
     Apply Deep Relief to your neck and chest before working out to inspire you to push harder or apply it as part of a post-activity massage to target areas that need it most.

C) Boost your boring water
     Reach for Lime+, Lemon+, or Orange+ (or Vitality in the US) instead of sugary sports drinks to stay hydrated! Just a drop or two in your glass water bottle will keep you coming back for more.
     In the US you can also use Young Living Vitality Drops. Water never tasted so good! YL Vitality Drops lets you hydrate naturally without sugar or artificial colorus with the delicious flavours that takes your water or favourite beverage to the next level.
Formulated with naturally occurring electrolytes from the Great Salt Lake and all-natural flavors, including essential oils, a few drops of YL Vitality Drops will keep you hydrated and feeling great!

Good Eating
     You like food. You like flavour. So why haven’t you been super-charging your healthy cooking with the intense flavour of Young Living+ (Canada) or Vitality (US) essential oils? Check out these ways to get more essential oils into your diet:

Spice up your life:
     Perfect for boosting flavour in almost anything you’re cooking, essential oils are like a flavour bomb compared to dried herbs. Add Lemon to fish, Black Pepper to steak sauce and marinades, and Basil to Italian. Get creative—your taste buds will thank you for it.

Put some Zyng in your step:
     Add a splash of hydration to your routine by keeping NingXia Zyng™ handy. Or if you’re in a real rush, reach for NingXia Nitro® (US) to keep your athletic performance and cognition at its peak. Both are delicious, convenient as heck, and infused with essential oils.

DIY for Men
     These DIY recipes are created for men’s everyday personal care needs and will help to conquer even the most sceptical user!

Man Up Blend Roller Blend
“This is my go to blend for male hormone support and will help you “RISE” to any occasion. 😉”- Johnny May
5 drops Shutran
5 drops Mister
5 drops Idaho Blue Spruce
3 drops Ylang Ylang
carrier oil
roller bottle

Combine oils in a roller bottle and top up with carrier oil.

Beard Oil
2-ounce glass bottle
Your favourite carrier oil
30-40 drops of essential oil

Fill the bottle about ¾ full of carrier oil. Use a funnel if necessary.

Shaving Cream
Fortified with natural lubricants and essential oils, this shaving cream improves razor glide for a close, comfortable shave. The shaving cream will leave the skin smooth, healthy, and moisturized.
⅓ cup (75 grams) of shea butter
⅓ cup (80 ml) coconut oil
¼ cup (60 ml) V6 or other carrier oil
5 drops Sandalwood oil
5 drops Peppermint oil
5 drops Tea Tree oil

Place all the ingredients, except for the essential oils, in double boiler.
Once melted, remove from the heat and let sit for three minutes.
Add essential oils and stir until combined. 
Let shaving cream rest until hard. Tip: You can put it in the refrigerator
to speed up the cooling process. Using a hand or stand mixer, whip
shaving cream until light and fluffy. Place in container of choice.

Aftershave Serum 
Shaving may be essential, but razor bumps don’t have to be. This aftershave serum, enriched with calming Young Living essential oils, will help to soothe the skin and make it look and feel smooth.

½ cup (120 ml)  V6 Carrier Oil
¼ cup (60ml) rosewater (can be purchased at health food stores)
5 drops Frankincense oil
5 drops Lavender oil
5 drops Tea Tree oil
5 drops Helichrysum oil
5 drops Myrrh oil

Place carrier oil and rosewater in glass spray or pump
bottle. Add essential oils and shake.To use, spray directly on skin or squirt
two to three pumps into the palm of the hand and rub on affected skin.

Post Workout Rub
After a good workout session, it’s normal that your muscles and joints feel tired and even stiff. To ease the discomfort and get you up and running again, try this post workout rub: 

30 ml V6 or other carrier oil 
3 drops Marjoram oil 
2 drops Thyme oil 
4 drops Roman Chamomile oil
4 drops Cypress oil
3 drops Lemon oil 
2 drops Peppermint oil 

Mix everything and gently massage the mixture into your muscles and joints.

An air of masculinity: Essential oil diffuser blends for men
The following blends are based on 12 drops per diffuser, but they should be modified based on your individual diffuser drop suggestions.
3 PM Pick-Me-Up
No need for an energy drink! Get your guy a diffuser and have him start diffusing the energizing aroma of this blend during the post-lunch lull. Maybe the whole office will feel the boost and benefits of this get-going blend.
4 drops Peppermint to aromatically inspire a sense of concentration
6 drops Orange for a bright, energizing aroma
2 drops Idaho Grand Fir for a scent that enhances calming and grounding

Commute Conqueror
Rush hour traffic can turn anyone’s day south. This manly blend will help keep his eyes on the road, while making road rage the last thing on his mind. When used with a USB Diffuser, this on-the-go blend can help make his commute a little time to unwind.
6 drops Lime for a cheerful and relaxing aroma
2 drops Eucalyptus Radiata for a scent that inspires energy
4 drops Copaiba/Cedarwood to help create a grounding environment

Man Cave Master
The odour that used to emanate from his man cave might have had a hint of “no girls allowed,” but for all the wrong reasons. This blend of essential oils is uplifting enough that you’ll enjoy smelling it throughout the whole house and masculine enough that your guy will be diffusing it himself!
3 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce for an invigorating aroma
6 drops Bergamot to help create an uplifting environment
3 drops Wintergreen for a stimulating scent

Arm Chair Quarterback
Whether he plops down in the recliner after a morning reliving his glory days with his buddies or cheers on his favorite team every weekend, your sports fan will be rooting for you to diffuse this blend regularly.
6 drops Valor® to create an empowering environment
2 drops Citrus Fresh™ for a bright and refreshing scent
2 drops Shutran™ for a scent that inspires feelings of masculinity
2 drops Tea Tree to provide a strong aroma

Workshop Warrior
He loves working with his hands and could spend the whole day tinkering with his tools. Help him get all the benefits of being where he loves by diffusing essential oils that enhance the space.
4 drops Raven™ to create an environment of clarity
6 drops Tangerine for a bright and refreshing scent
2 drops Idaho Blue Spruce to provide a woodsy scent

Freshly Mowed Lawn
If you find your guy looking longingly at the lawnmower section of the hardware store or if he spends hours painstakingly pulling weeds and timing watering precisely to keep your grass the envy of the neighborhood, help highlight his passion indoors with this essential oil blend for him.
2 drops Basil to create a calming environment
2 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce for an invigorating aroma
2 drops Bergamot to provide a light citrus scent
6 drops Citrus Fresh for a bright and refreshing scent

So as you can see, guys use oils too! 
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