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Aromatherapy for Men

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.

Aromatherapy for Men

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. However, there are a number of sources that portray it as such. The intent of this article is to try to help combat that oversight. Everyone can take advantage of the emotional, physical and therapeutic benefits essential oils.

Aromatherapy for Men and Essential Oils that are Perceived as Masculine

Aromatherapy Practices for Men
Read about the aromatherapy practices that men tend to use and enjoy most.

Masculine Essential Oils
View a list that showcases earthy, spicy, woody and citrus essential oils that tend to be preferred by men and those seeking aromas that tend to be considered masculine.

Aromatherapy Tips for Formulating Masculine/Earthy Blends
Borrowed from AromaWeb's Aromatherapy Blending Guide, this guide offers a quick introduction to creating masculine aromatherapy and essential oils blends. It includes suggestions for oil substitutions.

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