10 Essential Oils Beneficial for Men

Updated on February 12th, 2020
essential oils for men

Just like women, men go through a lot of issues regarding their health and other physical conditions. From skin care to skin disorders, hair loss to hair growth, men face many problems in the same zone. As much as you may not find them complaining, but these problems take up a lot of importance in their lives, and they keep trying to get rid of them.

Essential oils for men are a right choice for the issue they face. Before proceeding into the same, here are a few problems men encounter

The Problems Faced by Men


  • UTI
  • Hair Loss
  • Growth
  • Manly cologne
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Stress
  • Tension
  • Depression
  • Body aches/ headaches


  • Low levels of vitamins and minerals
  • Chemotherapy
  • Deficiency of protein
  • Thyroid
  • Age
  • Personal hygiene
  • Blocked flow of urine
  • Sexual intercourse
  • Kidney infections/ stones
  • Diabetes
  • Recent surgery
  • Sweating

Essential Oils for Men

Essential oils for men cure and prevent most of the problems men face as mentioned above. Essential oils have antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal properties along with pain-relieving formulation, fragrant properties, and much more. They minimize the extent of problems in men and prevent them from occurring again.

List of Essential Oils

How to use?

1. Fish Oil

fish oil benefits for men -

Fish oil contains Omega and benefits men on a wide range of issues regarding their health, immunity, vision, prostate, and more(1). This oil is an excellent solution for growth in men and also prevents hair loss in men. Fish oil also improves the skin health, boosts metabolism, and enhances weight loss.

How to use?

  • Fish oil capsules are available in the market ready for instant consumption
  • You can also use fish essential oil along with your cooking oil for ingestion

2. Black Seed Oil

Black seed oil is one of the best essential oils for men as it has numerous advantages in store. It reduces hair loss and promotes the growth of hair. The oil improves memory, enhances fitness, lowers body scars or marks, increases fertility in men, and boosts the immune systems and much more. It lowers blood pressure and high cholesterol which is a problem, men usually encounter. It is also named as kalonji oil.

How to use?

  • You can add black seed oil to your food items along with your cooking oil
  •  You can also include in items like bread, bagels, biscuits, cakes, fries, and curries
  • You can also grind them along with fennel seeds and cumin seeds and consume them with a glass of warm water every morning

[Also Read: Benefits of Black Seed Oil]

3. Coconut Oil

coconut oil for men

Coconut oil has antibacterial properties which reduce the risk of men encountering UTI and other bacterial infections. The oil increases the immunity, lowers the cholesterol levels, minimizes hair loss, heals wounds, enhances weight loss, reduces inflammation due to UTI, fights ulcers, and treats fungal infections. The oil has several benefits for women and men both and can be used on a daily basis as it is quite mild.

How to use?

  • Replace your cooking oil with coconut oil
  • For hair loss, you can apply coconut oil twice every week, overnight
  • Wash it off in the morning with a mild shampoo and condition your hair

[Also Read: Benefits of Coconut Oil]

4. Lemon Oil

Lemon essential oil mainly gives men the advantage of inhibiting in them manly cologne(2). The aroma of the oil is quite sharp and easily traceable. It energizes the body, improves blood circulation, cleanses the body of the unwanted germs and bacteria inside out, and has a vibrant flavor and proves to be adding to one of the best scents for men. It also improves the digestive system of the body.

How to use?

  • For scent purposes, apply a drop of essential oil on your neck area, on your wrist, and at the back of your ear and neck
  • If the oil stings or gives itching, mix with a carrier oil to make one amongst the best blends for men
  • You can also add a few drops of the oil to your beverages, or while baking cookies or cakes

5. Pumpkin seed Oil

pumpkin seed oil for men

Pumpkin seed oil reduces the hair loss in men and enhances and promote in men growth of hair. They have a positive effect on the health of hearts of men. They improve urinary health which prevents as well as cures the problem of UTI in men. They also promote the prostate health of men.

How to use?

  • Pumpkin seed oil is available in both liquid form and capsules form
  • You can ingest the pills directly each day as your doctor prescribes
  • You can also add a few drops of the oil in your cooking oil while cooking or baking

[Read More: Pumpkin Seed oil Benefits]

6. Primrose Oil

Primrose essential oil improves the circulation and flow of in the body. It has a noticeable odor which provides manly cologne for men. It treats skin disorders, weak bones, high cholesterol, cancer, heart diseases, body aches, headaches, fatigue, asthma, and many other health issues in men.

How to use?

  • For scent purpose, apply a drop of primrose oil on your wrist, back of your ear and neck, side of your neck, armpits, etc
  • You can also use soaps having the essence of essential primrose oil
  • Apply a few drops of oil on the affected areas after mixing with a carrier oil

7. Frankincense Oil

frankincense oil for men

Frankincense essential oil has an uplifting aroma which makes a great scent for men. It reduces stress, improves immunity, has skin health benefits, is good for spiritual grounding, elevates and stimulates mind and body, and much more. It also improves sleep pattern.

How to use?

  • Add a few drops of oil in a glass of warm water and ingest it each day
  • You can also add the same on top of the fruits you consume on a daily basis

[Read: Benefits of Frankincense Oil ]

8. Peppermint Oil

Peppermint oil boosts energy, supports healthy digestion, supports the respiratory system, provides relief to sore muscles, body aches, enhances focus, increases comfort by reducing stress, and provides a cooling sensation. It has a strong smell with an excellent flavor which makes perfect manly cologne for the body.

How to use?

  • Add a few drops of peppermint oil in a glass of cold water and ingest it every day for improved digestion and other issues
  • You can also apply a slip of the same on your wrist for scent purposes

[Read: Benefits of Peppermint Oil ]

9. Sandalwood Oil

sandalwood essential oil for men

Sandalwood essential oil improves skin conditions, enhances the strength of the circulatory system and the nervous system, reduces stress, balances emotions, enhances sleep pattern, and has a high odor as well(3). It acts as one of the best scents for men.

How to use?

  • Add a drop of the sandalwood essential oil to your wrist, neck, and back of the ears for cologne purposes
  • Add a few drops of the oil in a carrier oil and apply it on your nose and forehead for a good night sleep

10. Shutran Oil

shutran essential oil for men

Shutran oil is one of the best blends of essential oils for men and others. It brings in men a lot of masculine fragrance, improves masculinity feelings and confidence, works amazingly as manly cologne, and supports healthy emotions, and much more.

How to use?

  • To use as a cologne, apply a few drops of the oil in your wrist, neck, and back of the ears


The direct application of the essential oils for men on the skin does not suit everybody. In the worst case, it can exaggerate the acne on the surface. Overly sensitive skin is not able to adopt all the essential oils and may get highly itchy after use.

Side Effects

Essential oils are highly photosensitive and can cause burns and damage your skin severely if you expose your skin in sunlight after application. The oils can also cause irritation and itching on the surface depending on the skin type or on the majorly sensitive skin.


Before using any of the essential oils for men over skin and body, consult your doctor as he might be able to guide you better. Before applying an essential oil to your surface, take a patch test on the back of your hand as the oil might cause allergy and irritation to your body. The lid of the bottles of the oil must remain close.

Other Natural Remedies/ Home Remedies

  • Workout daily
  • Take lots of rest
  • Drink adequate water
  • Take adequate amount of sleep
  • Drink green tea
  • Use fewer chemical products for skin and hair
  • Stay away from junk food
  • Take low sugar/ calorie diet
  • Keep hygienic

Bottom Line

Essential oils for men are a house of natural remedies. With the use of essential oils, men can reduce or prevent almost all of their regular problems along with keeping them away in the future.

Keep healthy with the use of essential oils.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Peppermint Oil Made My Skin Quite Itchy. Why?

Peppermint oil has a cooling effect. Direct application of the oil on the skin might not be the right way to use it; especially on sensitive skin. Your doctor might be able to help you better. Make sure you consult with him before applying any oil on your skin surface.

2. Can Essential Oils Treat Hair Loss Entirely?

Essential oils are useful in treating hair loss. Regular use of the oils might reduce the loss of hair and also enhance the growth of new hair follicles.

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