Aromatherapy for Men
Men have played a huge role in holistic aromatherapy since its onset. The term aromatherapy was originally coined in the early 20th century by René-Maurice Gattefossé, a French male chemist. Robert Tisserand is the English aromatherapist who is hugely responsible for bringing the knowledge of aromatherapy to English speaking nations. For this article, I planned to include a sidebar that listed the men who have held a prominent position within the field of aromatherapy. As I was compiling the list, I realized that it was absurdly long. And I risked possibly forgetting (and thus offending!) many additional men whose work I admire.
Aromatherapy is not a health modality strictly for women. It is sometimes portrayed as such, and the intent of this article is to try to help combat that misconception. I am actively involved in aromatherapy and natural skin care on a daily basis and there are as many men as women (possibly more) professionally involved in aromatherapy and natural skin care.
Each gender can take advantage of the emotional, physical and therapeutic benefits essential oils. But even if you want to skip on the florals and/or skip on the baths, there is a wide range of ways that you can enjoy aromatherapy. For example, there are a large array of essential oils that possess an earthy, spicy and masculine aroma. Read the following pages for more information:
Further Reading About Aromatherapy for Men
Aromatherapy Practices for Men
Read about the aromatherapy practices that men tend to use and enjoy most.
Aromatherapy Tips for Formulating Masculine/Earthy Blends
Borrowed from AromaWeb's Aromatherapy Blending Guide, this article offers a quick introduction to creating masculine aromatherapy and essential oils blends. Includes suggestions for oil substitutions.