We’ve developed these 6 Essential Oil Recipes for Men’s Cologne to give you options on your oily journey for smelling amazing!
Many people can’t wear commercial perfumes and colognes due to reactions to the artificial fragrances that are used in many store-bought varieties. Thankfully, essential oils are a great natural alternative.
You might be interested in blending your own cologne recipe and it can be really fun to try different blends. Plus, personalizing a blend for the man in your life will often make him enjoy the natural cologne even more.
Some of our favorite essential oils for men’s colognes are:
- Black Pepper
- Cinnamon Bark
- Dorado Azul
- Idaho Balsam Fir
- Idaho Blue Spruce
- Northern Lights Black Spruce
- Palo Santo
- Roman Chamomile
- Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood
- Sacred Frankincense
- Ylang Ylang
Enjoy and have fun as you explore these simple scent combinations for the man in your life!
We found some great 10 ml refillable glass spray bottles that are a little more manly than our normal brightly colored bottles.
Also, feel free to add our favorite waterproof labels for men to distinguish each bottle’s blend.
Check out all 6 of our favorite essential oil men’s cologne recipes…
New to essential oils? Learn more about how we use them and why you should use them as well.
Try the Inspired Men’s Cologne for a grounding scent that is also energizing. Good for applying right after your morning shower to prepare for the challenges of the day.
Essential Oil Men’s Cologne: Inspired
Yield – 10ml spray bottle
Preparation Time – 2 minutes
Cooking Time – 0 minutes
- 10ml spray bottle
- 8 drops Idaho Balsam Fir essential oil
- 8 drops Orange essential oil
- 4 drops Frankincense essential oil
- 1 3/4 teaspoons 100 proof rum or vodka
- Remove the spray attachment from your bottle.
- Using a clean pipette (one comes with the spray bottles), add the essential oils and rum to your bottle. You could also use a funnel, if you prefer. These funnels are the PERFECT size for the job.
- Replace the spray attachment. Apply the label and make sure to clearly write the name or ingredients.
- To use: Spray over your heart, behind ears, or into hair.
- Store in a cool, dark place. This is very important since these bottles are not protective of the essential oils inside like a dark bottle would be. Always keep out of the reach of children. Do not spray directly onto clothing (especially silk) as this can cause staining or discoloration.
Our Outdoorsy Cologne is refreshing and light and perfect for the sportsman in your family.
- 8 drops Basil essential oil
- 8 drops Idaho Blue Spruce essential oil
- 4 drops Helichrysum essential oil
This is our most unique cologne to date and you’ve got to smell it to believe it. It will help your man stand a little taller and keep his confidence levels high all day.
- 10 drops Cardamom essential oil
- 3 drops Vetiver essential oil
- 3 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil
Spiritually Aware Cologne
Hinoki is known to help people focus their spirits to find peace. The Bergamot essential oil brings an uplifting balance to the scent and lends a little sweetness while still being masculine.
- 10 drops Hinoki essential oil
- 10 drops Bergamot essential oil
Sweet and Spicy Cologne
If you like your cologne sweet, mellow, and spicy, this spray will do the trick. It’s the perfect mix for the man that wants to add a little pep in his step.
- 10 drops Black Pepper essential oil
- 7 drops Coriander essential oil
- 3 drops Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood essential oil
Take on the World Cologne
Take a deep breath and jump into the day! This cologne will help you walk swiftly toward your challenges to address them head on.
- 10 drops Cypress essential oil
- 9 drops Marjoram essential oil
- 1 drop Wintergreen essential oil
The base of all our colognes is alcohol. We chose to use 100 proof white rum because it delivers the purest essential oil scents while also preserving the recipe for many months. You could also use vodka with similar results and very limited affect to the scent.
You could substitute distilled water if you’d rather not use alcohol. But this modification will shorten the shelf life to a few weeks.
Another option we’ve read about is to add a small amount of witch hazel to the water to help extend the shelf life. This would work and increase the shelf life, but it will dramatically affect the aroma in each cologne. These recipes were tested with white rum and we can’t speak to the results with water or witch hazel.