Father’s Day is just around the corner and if homemade is your thing, here are some fantastic DIYs that you can make for a beloved man in your life. Remember, whenever you’re gifting homemade products, make sure to include a tag with ingredients and recommended usage.
Usually when we think of essential oils, we don’t tend to think of the men in our life, but if commercial available perfume is bad for women, commercially available cologne is also bad for men. More on that HERE. If you’re keen to make up a totally customised Father’s Day gift, here are some of our favourite cologne recipes. These recipes are all based on using a 10 mL roller bottle. Add your essential oils and then top with carrier oil.
2 ylang ylang
1 cinnamon bark
If your man has got facial hair that he’s a bit proud of, you might want to make him a seriously luxe beard oil blend. The great thing about essential oils is that they don’t just smell amazing, they also have a tonne of therapeutic benefits, so for a beard oil recipe, you’ll want to be using oils with benefits that include hair growth and health.
Some of the best oils for supporting hair health are lavender, cedarwood and rosemary. If you feel lavender is a bit too floral for your man, just use cedarwood and rosemary. Add 5 drops of each to a 10 mL roller and top with carrier oil. The roller can be applied directly to the beard, or to your hands and then rubbed over the area. Some other oils you can use to personalise this scent: pine, frankincense, patchouli, eucalyptus… really whatever he loves! Remember to dilute correctly as these oils are going on the face.
Tradie’s Hand Scrub
This beautiful hand scrub is a cost-effective, toxin-free and seriously effective way to exfoliate and moisturise hard-working hands.
1/4 cup of sugar
1/4 cup coconut oil (regular cooking oil works best)
6 drops vitamin E oil (optional)
4 drops Vanilla oleoresin
4 drops Peppermint
Mix well and store in a glass jar.
Lemon and Herb Infused Oil
If your guy loves cooking, this oil will be a hit.
250 g olive oil
4 drops Young Living lemon essential oil
2 drops Young Living rosemary essential oil 2 drops Young Living basil essential oil Handful of freshly sliced lemons
Handful of fresh rosemary and basil leaves
1. Pour the olive oil into a pot or saucepan. Keep on low heat until it starts to bubble.
2. Mix in the herbs.
3. Let it simmer until the olive oil is fragrant. Be sure not to let the herbs brown.
4. Turn off the heat and let the mixture cool.
5. Add the essential oils into the mixture. Remember, less is more. Start with fewer drops, then add more to taste if desired.
6. Funnel the mixture into sterilised bottles.
Drizzle over salad on its own or use as a base for homemade salad dressing, use as dipping sauce for hot breads or pour over warm brie and serve with crackers.
Sometimes you just need to keep it simple and if that’s the case, a homemade treat will be where it’s at. These bliss balls are simple, nutritious and delicious.
1 cup of almonds
1 cup of oats
1 cup of pitted dates
1/2 cup of cocoa
2 large tsps cold pressed coconut oil
3 drops of Young Living peppermint essential oil
Soak almonds and dates in hot water for 10 minutes before starting. Combine all ingredients in food processor or Thermomix and blend until fine and mixture sticks together and no large chucks remain.
Roll in coconut and store in fridge to harden before the elves get them!
I think we’ll be going with these bliss balls, a personalised cologne and the offer to clean his car. I’d love to know if you’re making something for the men in your life?