Most colognes on the market today contain synthetic fragrances our family decided not to use, so this year, for Father’s day, I decided to make an essential oil cologne for my husband. I’ve done a lot of research about essential oil cologne recipes for men, and I’m excited to share with you what I found.
First of all, let’s see what are some of the best essential oils for men from a smell point of view.
Top Essential Oils For Men
ACHS did some studies and found that these 5 oils are men’s favorites:
- Black Pepper Essential – spicy, sporty, and woody aroma that adds a classic and robust vibe to men’s blends
- Bay Essential Oil – sweet, uplifting aroma with a hint of spice
- Copaiba Balsam Essential Oil – promotes nourished and cleansed skin, and it is a fantastic addition to homemade aftershave and other bath products for men
- Sandalwood Essential Oil – sweet, woody, and long-lasting aroma is uplifting and invigorating
- Vetiver Essential Oil – deep, husky, earthy aroma
I personally have a few more oils in mind that would be perfect for men’s cologne:
- any of the citrus oils: everyone needs a bit of uplifting 😉
- some herbal oils that men love: basil oil, peppermint, rosemary and lavender
- to add some spice: cassia, cinnamon, coriander
DIY Essential Oil Cologne Recipes for Men
All the recipes below will require a 10 ml roller bottle, preferably made of colored glass. (these are the ones I get). To make the cologne, add your essential oils to the bottle first, then add the carrier oil and mix as you fill the bottle.
Fresh Scented Perfume
- 10 drops cedarwood oil
- 5 drops sandalwood oil
- 7 drops bergamot oil
- 10 ml grape seed oil
Minty Fresh Perfume
- 10 drops peppermint oil
- 7 drops spearmint oil
- 7 drops rosemary oil
- 10 ml sweet almond oil
Spice Me Up Perfume
- 15 drops cinnamon oil
- 10 drops cassia oil
- 7 drops peppermint
- 7 drops grapefruit oil
- 10 ml FCO
How To Put On Roll-On Perfume
If you wonder how to apply roll on perfume, it’s really easy: you can simply roll it behind your ears, on your wrists, on your neck, and any other pulse points you might like to. One thing you SHOULDN’T do is use these perfumes made with oils on your clothing.
If you want to know more about essential oils for men , see this post.
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Hello there Adriana! I’m loving the fact that you’ve put some MEN’s recipe ideas out there, as normally all i ever see are ones for us gals! However, I’m a little worried about your recipe that calls for 10 drops of CASSIA. This oil is extremely potent causing a warming to on fire feeling when applied to the skin without proper dilation ratios. I’d recommend NEVER adding NO MORE than 2-TWO drops of this into anything calling for less than 20/30mls of carrier. I could be wrong, as I’ve not made anything with it yet, but I do know that it will ‘light’ you up if not used properly. Thanks again for the recipes and Happy Holidays!!
~ from one oiler to another!!!~
Thank you for your comment Nesh. Yes, most oils in this recipe are hot oils, but the dilution works. Here’s a link to a dilution chart by Aroma Tools: http://www.aromatools.com/v/vspfiles/downloadables/eodilutionchart.pdf. The cassia dilution is supposed to be 1:4 (in my recipe that would be up to 50 drops, since 10 ml of carrier is about 200 drops), and the cinnamon could be up to 65 drops (1:3 dilution). Hope that helps.