An air of masculinity: Essential oil diffuser blends for men

30 June 12, 2017 - Aromatherapy, Diffusion Blend Ideas, Diffusion Ideas, DIY, Essential Oils, How to Use Essential Oils, Young Living Lifestyle

Do you catch the man in your life lingering around the diffuser when you’re adding a new blend of oils? Have you found bottles of Cedarwood and Northern Lights Black Spruce strangely missing from your collection? Tell him there’s no shame in using essential oils. In fact, there are many ways they can be diffused to speak to his manly sensibilities.

The following blends are based on 12 drops per diffuser, but they should be modified based on your individual diffuser drop suggestions.

Idaho Balsam Fir Essential OilNo 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 Balsam Fir for a scent that enhances calming and grounding



Eucalyptus radiata essential oilRush 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.

Wintergreen Essential oilThe odor 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!

Shutran essential oilWhether 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

Raven Essential oilHe 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.

Northern Lights Black SpruceIf 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.

For other Young Living products the man in your life will love, be sure to check out the Shutran line of products, including Shutran Beard Oil!

What are your favorite “masculine” YL oils, and how do you use them? Let us know in the comments!

  • Jennifer Hall

    That is a good rush hour blend! How long does it last before adding more?

    • Hey Jennifer! It depends on what diffuser you are using. The ORB diffuser can last up to 4.5 hours though. Hope that helps!

  • Ewa Celatka

    My husband makes fun of my passion for oils yet he sniffs over my diffuser and tries my soaps! It’s funny how men don’t want to admit that they like the oils too! That’s why for our anniversary I’m getting him Shutram collection. Too bad that the 3 in 1 body wash is out of stock!

  • Debbie Sanchez Sawyer

    My man loves the diffuser.

  • Sherry Stimmel

    My husband has pneumonia and also has A-fib that is not totally controlled yet. He doesn’t like my oils…very sensitive to smells, but I really want to diffuse a good blend for him. Can you recommend something that he might be able to tolerate the smell?

    • Hi Sherry! This is a great question! As every person is different, they will have different sensitivities to oils. Also, if your husband has a disease or medical condition, or if he is using a prescription medication, it is recommended that he consults with a health adviser who has experience with Essential Oils prior to using an Essential Oil. Seek the advice of the prescribing physician and a pharmacist about potential interactions between the medication(s) and the essential oil(s). Thanks for stopping by!

  • Kirby L Schumacher

    Just love NLBS. Diffuse it in the evenings to help wind us down

    • Cindy Tesch

      I do too but I add some lavender to it and we just love it!

  • Nika Kelley

    Does anyone have any motivational blend ideas? I’m new to YL and some of the properties of the oils. I’m eagerly reading and learning about everything I can. Thanks 🙂

  • Diane

    Can anybody help me with what will help with diabetes

    • Hi Diane, Young Living’s products are intended only for the use listed on individual labels—either for topical/aromatic use or as a dietary supplement. Please always refer to the label for usage directions. Because Young Living’s products are not labeled to be used as drugs, they are not intended for use in the treatment or cure of disease or any abnormal function of the body, including ailments or injuries. Therefore, Young Living cannot provide advice or recommendation for products to address any type of disease, ailment, or injury. We advise that you consult with a medical professional on your specific issue. Thanks for stopping by!

  • SheTex

    I’d love to start making my husband’s beard oil with some of these recipes, but a little worried about staining–his hair is white/gray. Any suggestion on oils to stay away from?

    • Hello! As long as the recipe directions are followed, we do not expect any staining to occur. However, we do recommend doing a patch test on an inconspicuous spot before applying to the entire beard to be sure. Thanks for stopping by!

  • So many of these oils are for everyone! NL Black Spruce is one of my favorites of all time. Still, good blends. Will share with the guys.

  • Lenora

    I can’t wait to try some of these blends not only for my hubby but for myself included!

  • Senovia

    This is amazing. Can’t wait to share this with some awesome guys!

  • Kayla Nikole Wald

    I haven’t purchased to many of the manly oils. But now I have a great idea of what to get and how to use them.!!
    I love the shutran shave cream tho and so does the man in my life.!😍😍

  • Jayson DuFresne

    I love diffusing Valor, Shutran and Northern Lights together. Great combination and very uplifting.

  • Aimee Zimmerman

    I make beard oil for my hubby with almond oil, Valor, and Idaho Balsam Fir.

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