Aromatherapy is sometimes mistaken to be a women's only modality. The reality is that men are actively and prominently involved in all aspects of the field of aromatherapy. June is Men's Health Month, and Sunday is Father's Day. Visit the Aromatherapy for Men section of AromaWeb's Article Archive for an introduction and suggestions on how men can enjoy aromatherapy within their daily lives:
Aromatherapy for Men:
Men have played a huge role in aromatherapy since its onset. Read this overview to learn how men can enjoy aromatherapy as a part of their daily lives.
Aromatherapy Practices for Men:
Read about the aromatherapy practices that men use and enjoy most.
Essential Oils Favored By Men:
This link will lead you to this Essential Oil Profile section that showcases the earthy, spicy, woody and citrus essential oils that men love most.
Aromatherapy Tips for Formulating Masculine/Earthy Blends:
Borrowed from AromaWeb's Aromatherapy Blending Guide, this article teaches you how to customize and adapt recipes so they emphasize more masculine notes.
If Father's Day Is a Day of Sadness for You
Through AromaWeb, I strive to focus upon the positives in life, but the reality is that Father's Day is not a day of celebration for everyone. Not all fathers, grandfathers or children are living. And for some, their relationships are so dynsfuctional or abusive that they count down the hours until the day is over. Most media attention for Father's Day focuses upon on the positives, so I am going to dedicate the remainder of this post to those who struggle, often silently or alone, with their mixed feelings of Father's Day.
If Father's Day is a difficult day for you or if it is filled with mixed emotions, look to aromatherapy to help improve your outlook and focus upon the positives of the day. AromaWeb's Recipe Box features an array of blends and recipes that can help with the emotions that you personally experience:
If you are saddened by the loss of your father, grandfather, child or other significant paternal/child figure in your life, look to AromaWeb's Blends to Help Cope with Grief page. Rose Essential Oil/Otto is the oil of choice for me when dealing with grief.
If dealing with difficult loved ones today is rough or if the day leaves you feeling anxious or nervous, look to AromaWeb's Calming/Relaxing Aromatherapy Blend and Blends to Combat Anxiety.
These blends can also be especially helpful today:
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