DIY’s for Dad
You may notice that when you are seeking out Essential Oil ideas, there are so many beauty DIY’s, perfume recipes, and feminine projects… but what about men? Essential Oils are not just for women, there are some really great things you can do and make for the other half. Especially when it comes to gift giving, handmade personalized presents are a wonderful way to get creative with your oils. Whether it be for Father’s Day, his birthday, or just because, he is sure to love his unique item.
Does Dad sport some manly facial hair? If so, you can help him care for that beard/mustache with a luxurious blend of moisturizing carrier oils and nourishing Essential Oils. Choosing the correct base oil for the recipe is key. This is usually done by determining his goal or the type of hair he has. If he has a dry, coarse hair that needs to be softened, Sweet Almond Oil is a great choice. If he has sensitive or acne prone skin, Golden Jojoba Oil is closest to skin’s sebum and has a long shelf life. You could also do a blend of carrier oils and include specialty oils like Argan which may promote hair growth and regenerate skin cells.
The Essential Oils that you choose for your Beard Oil also matters based on your desired outcome. Are you looking for an oil that promotes healthy hair growth, encourages specific emotions, or just smells good? Rosemary Essential Oil has an herbal and fresh scent but also has anti-inflammatory properties and stimulates hair growth. Cedarwood Essential Oil smells woodsy and masculine while providing antiseptic properties and promoting relaxation. If you are looking to reduce scarring and aging, but give a depth to your scent, Frankincense Essential Oil could be perfect. Make sure you create a blend of Essential Oils that you like first before adding it to the base oil or you may end up wasting the whole thing. Here is a great recipe for a Dad that needs a little help growing a thick and full beard.
1 oz Glass Bottle (with dropper)
1 ½ Tablespoons Sweet Almond Oil
½ Tablespoon Argan Oil
5 Drops Cedarwood Essential Oil
5 Drops Rosemary Essential Oil
7 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
Does Dad have a sweet ride? Maybe he is a big car lover or just spends a lot of time traveling. Accent and improve his atmosphere with an Essential Oil diffuser for his vehicle. These are easy to make and you can get as creative as you want with them to customize it completely to Dad. Natural Clay, like Terra Cotta or White Clay is porous and can absorb and hold the scent of Essential Oils. Simply roll out the clay, cut into shapes with cookie cutters, adorn with stamps if desired and bake or air dry (depending on your clay). Add a few drops of Essential Oils to the diffuser and hang from the car vent. As the air flows through the vent, the scent will gently diffuse into the car. Make sure to remember an oil blend for Dad too! We recommend Royal or Into the Woods!
Rolling Pin and Baking Sheet
Straw or Pen Cap
Essential Oil Blend
- Roll clay out to about 1/8-1/4 inch thick.
- Press stamp design into the clay and cut with cookie cutters.
- Make a hole in the top of the shape with straw or pen cap.
- Place on baking sheet and let dry or bake (follow clay directions).
5. String ribbon through the hole once cool and dry.
Diffuser and Blends for Dad
Cool Mist Diffusers are so incredibly useful when it comes to boosting your mood in almost any situation. If Dad does not have one yet, it should definitely be on his list. Here are some manly Diffuser blends to use with your Oasis Diffuser that will make him want to diffuse all the time.
Afternoon Pick Me Up
3 Drops Orange Essential Oil
2 Drops Frankincense Essential Oil
1 Drop Cinnamon Essential Oil
2 Drops Pine Essential Oil
2 Drops Black Spruce Essential Oil
2 Drops Cedarwood Essential Oil
1 Drop Ginger Essential Oil
2 Drops Lime Essential Oil
2 Drops Patchouli Essential Oil