Essential Oil Cologne Recipes For Men (3 Amazing Recipes To Try)

Here are a few essential oil cologne recipes for men: perfect as a birthday gift, for father's day, or just because you love him ;)
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Essential Oil Cologne Recipes For Men

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


Minty Fresh Perfume


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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Need a gift idea for your man? Check out these cologne recipes that smell AMAZING! Great for birthdays, Father's Day, and just because ;)

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