Welcome, Ladies and Gentlemen, to Oils for Dudes. Now I would be amiss to overlook the fact that, though there are some men on the team participating in the class, most of you are participating on behalf of the Man in your life. However, your men are welcome to join the group for this one! Feel free to invite them and let us know that they belong to you so we can approve them!!!! So, as the resident male for O.I.L. team, let me start by saying up front, your husband may not even know an essential oil from motor oil, let alone know how to mix the oils into a blend, insert a roller ball or much else. That being said, your man will greatly appreciate any oils that are mixed up for him and labeled. Consider it our equivalent to a fresh flower bouquet! So put on your fake mustache, grab your hunting gear, and put on your manliest scent! This is Oils For Dudes!!!

I’m so thankful for these products. As a sign language interpreter, my shoulder, arm, and hand muscles are often in need of refreshing. Whether he sits in front of a computer all day or works in construction, the Cool Azul Sports Gel will be his go-to every time. When my muscles feel tight or stiff, Deep Relief comes to the rescue. Panaway and Peppermint go everywhere in between.

*Word to the wise: tell your husband to wash his hands thoroughly after using any of these products- especially before stopping in the restroom. (I can neither confirm nor deny that this advice is based on experience.)

Believe it or not, there is more than household cleaners Thieves has to offer- especially in the area of dental hygiene! Thieves toothpaste and mouthwash are like power-washers for your mouth. And, of course, the ingredients are toxin free! I mean, honestly, have you ever read the fine print on a tube of supermarket toothpaste? There is enough poison to kill 2 two-year-olds! According to the Physician’s Desk Reference, the mucosal lining inside of the mouth has an absorption efficiency of over 90 percent. Because of this, these carcinogens can get into your blood, brain, and cells in no time at all—especially when you consider that most people use dental-care products 2 to 3 times a day. Thieves toothpastes contain all-natural, plant derived ingredients like Peppermint, Wintergreen, and Thieves, along with odor absorbing baking soda. And, as I said, they are non-toxic! They are also free of SLS, which is a major mouth irritant and can cause canker sores. The average supermarket mouthwash can contain up to 26% ethanol. In other words, you're actually gargling more alcohol than you drank in your last glass of wine! Toxins in mouthwash alcohol can actually dissolve fillings, sealants, bonding, and cement used to fasten braces to teeth. Thieves Fresh Essence Plus Mouthwash contains a special formulation of essential oils that provides incredibly fresh breath.

So… What’s in your mouth?

How do I love you, Shutran? Let me count the ways……. Let’s talk about shaving! Young Living has brought one of my favorite Manly scents into a silky smooth shave cream that shaves close and clean! Combining hydrating palm, grape seed, and olive oils, naturally derived Vitamin E complex, and mango and cocoa butter, this cream-style product reduces razor burn and nicks. Be sure to check out some brand new products: Shutran After Shave and Shutran Beard Oil!

One of the things we men like to do is eat. We are like garbage disposals at times. Sometimes the elegant combination of beer and pizza can prove a bit overwhelming for the digestive systems. DiGize is a great weapon to be armed with in these situations. These additional Young Living supplements like Life 5 and Essentialzymes can make a world of difference. (Did you know that Young Living just came out with a new product called Life 9? It is even better than Life5!) Did you know that 70% of your immunity is in your gut? Digestion is a problem for most people mainly because we are not consuming enough nutrients through our food. Digestive Dysfunction leads to inflammation in the body which is the root cause of many problems. If you think you may have an issue with digestion, try the 4 R's: Remove, replace, re-inoculate, and repair.

- REMOVE sugar, gluten, soy, and dairy, all which are linked to inflammation of the gut as well as bad bacteria and parasites.

- REPLACE enzymes and hydrochloric acid by using Young Living Essentialzymes and drinking some good ole Bragg's apple cider vinegar.

- RE-INNOCULATE by adding good bacteria (Young Living Life-5 or Life 9 probiotics)

- REPAIR the gut with glutamine

Lemon isn’t just for cakes and making lemonade! It’s the Duct Tape of Essential Oils! Use it as a Goo remover, paint thinner, or grease releaser. I’ve seen it remove permanent markers (where store-bought products failed) and the sticky labels on glass products. Don’t grab a pricey product! Use your EOs first and see what a little lemon can do!

We ain’t got nothing on “beauty sleep,” but we guys do need our handsome sleep too! We are all pretty familiar with the calming effects of lavender, but did you know about Tranquil? Tranquil is a proprietary blend of Lavender, Cedarwood and Roman Chamomile essential oils formulated to calm and relax the body and mind. All three of these oils have been well-documented as effective in reducing restlessness, decreasing occasional feelings of anxiousness, and inducing a calming feeling to the mind and body. Their combined effect is uplifting as well as relaxing and can be useful in promoting sleep as well as reducing stress. Using the roll-on application, Tranquil provides convenient and portable relaxation. 

It has been said that Stress Away is great for people who have kids, who have a job, who have to use money, who drive cars, or who know stressful people. So, basically, ALL OF US! But this is a DUDES class, so I’m going to put it out there…. Stress away is great for those who………. have a wife! (love you, honey!) But, be honest ladies, you know your husband comes under stress when trying to find that perfect gift or say the right thing to make you swoon! There’s a lot of pressure for us to be awesome husbands and dads! But, there is hope! The name of this one says it all! Nothing calms and relaxes quite like Stress Away! It brings that sense of “chillax” to the house and gives your man that chance to decompress after a stressful day of bringing home that bacon! No one wants to bring work home. Stress away can provide that release and feeling of relaxation that makes home feel like homeSo it took years for my parents to believe me when I said I was allergic to fresh cut grass. One day after mowing my yard I came in red, itchy and struggling to take breaths between coughs. (not compliant….can you reword?) Like…..grass and I are not friends…..or something to elude to the fact without actually saying it? Finally I was off the hook for lawn mowing… until I started using peppermint on a bandana. So now I’m back on duty, my wife says. The soothing and invigorating scent helps me focus and get the job done! Putting peppermint on a damp rag can have a cooling effect that makes the outdoor work much more tolerable. Also, peppermint’s energizing properties give me the boost I need to push through it. We know peppermint makes our tummies happy, but who knew it made the great outdoors even greater!

So it took years for my parents to believe me when I said I was allergic to fresh cut grass. One day after mowing my yard I came in red itchy and struggling to take breaths between coughs. Finally I was off the hook for lawn mowing… until I started using peppermint on a bandanna. So now I’m back on duty, my wife says. The soothing and invigorating scent helps me focus and get the job done! Putting peppermint or on a damp rag can have a cooling effect that makes the outdoor work much more tolerable and peppermints energizing properties give the boost I need to push through it. We know peppermint makes our tummies happy, who knew it made the great outdoors even greater!

The Beard. A symbol of masculinity and prowess. A bold statement of dominance and power. But if the beard is NASTY or SCRATCHY or SCRAGGLY it ain't good for much. So Make sure to wash it thoroughly then comb this recipe through all that Manliness! That way when he comes in for a big wet kiss you can enjoy it and come out of the experience unscathed by his facial hair monument. Lots of oils can be used in a beard (aka “Your personal diffuser) so choose one you like. For beards try out Sandalwood, Vetiver, Pine, Lime, Tea Tree, Patchouli, or Black Pepper.

This is THE winning combination. The combination of these two oils will bring a certain amount of spice into the bedroom. If you are looking for a way to convince your husband to give oils a chance this may be a great place to start. Shutran and Sensation!

Shutran is an empowering essential oil blend that is specially designed for men to boost feelings of masculinity and confidence. Its inspiring aroma appeals to both men and women, and although used like a cologne, Shutran does not contain any synthetic ingredients. Instead, it is formulated with pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils.

- Idaho Blue Spruce - may influence male vitality, energy, libido and reduces anxious feelings, contains d-limonene, which supports healthy prostate cells.

- Ocotea & Hinoki - may support a normal inflammatory response.

- Ylang Ylang & Davana - may support the endocrine system, which releases myriad hormones.

- Coriander & Cedarwood - may support prostate health

- Lavender - potentiates other oils in the blend and acts as an adaptogen to help combat occasional stress.

Sensation is a wonderfully fragrant, powerfully romantic blend that is extremely uplifting, refreshing and arousing. It was formulated to enhance the enjoyment of special moments. Sensation contains coriander, ylang ylang, bergamot, jasmine and geranium. Sensation is also nourishing and hydrating for the skin and beneficial for skin problems. Sensation is available as an essential oil blend, a massage oil, and as a hand and body lotion.

Is your hair raising some concerns? Is it slowly but surely disappearing from your head? We have oils that can support healthy hair growth. Add these oils to your shampoo to help out and enjoy a relaxing or energizing shower!

Cedarwood is steam distilled from the bark of the trees. Throughout antiquity, cedarwood has been used in medicines. It has a warm, balsamic, woody aroma. It is relaxing and soothing. It stimulates the limbic center of the brain (the center of emotions), as well as the pineal gland which releases melatonin. Cedarwood has long been used as a beneficial ingredient in cosmetic preparations for oily skin. It is most often recognized for its calming and purifying properties. Cedarwood has long been used to promote healthy hair growth.

Rosemary is steam distilled from the leaves of the plant. It has a fresh, herbaceous, sweet, slightly medicinal aroma. An energizing oil, it may be beneficial for helping to restore mental alertness when experiencing fatigue. It is also a popular ingredient in skin and hair care products. Rosemary was part of the “Marseilles Vinegar” or “Four Thieves Vinegar” that bandits who robbed the dead and dying used to protect themselves during the 15th century. It is supportive to the immune and circulatory systems. *It may also be beneficial in aiding in healthy respiratory function and is protective for the liver.

Keep a rollerball of this mixture in your Strong-man’s gym bag. It will invigorate him and maximize his performance for his workout and his muscles will thank you! Lemongrass, Copaiba, Idaho Balsam Fir, Wintergreen and Peppermint are the perfect blend to accompany him on his quest for his ideal physique!

I’m not a hunter. But I have a deep appreciation for those that hunt and bring it home for me to eat! So guess what? There is an oil for that! This blend of oils acts as a cover scent for hunters on the prowl! Just one more way oils can help detoxify your home and your husband!

Ok guys, lets be honest. Our feet STANK! And how often do we really take the time to clean those suckers out well? Well guess what, we have a solution! And it's called purification Shoe Powder! Purification essential oil blend contains citronella, lemongrass, lavandin, rosemary, melaleuca, and myrtle essential oils that help cleanse and disinfect the air. The cleansing effect of Purification has also been found helpful for neutralizing mildew, cigarette smoke, and other undesirable odors.

Even though your man may not jump on going to join you at the salon, we still need to take care of our feet! I think Dr Seuss may have had mens feet in mind when he wrote, “oh the places you’ll go”. Men take our feet everywhere, to the gym, to work, out in the yard Bare feet everywhere. Try out this on them Toes, and see how he likes it!

After your resident Grease Monkey changes the oil, paints your closet, changes your flat tire, or spends anytime under the hood, don’t let him use abrasive and toxic chemicals to clean up. Put this hand scrub to work on those tough substances. Sugar Scrubs aren’t just for exfoliating skin anymore!