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Essential Oils, Perfect Christmas Gift for Dads and Husbands

Dads and husbands, as men of the house, are often very busy to keep the family and the entire house functioning. Aside from work, they do plenty of stuff at home like fixing things, painting, plumbing, gardening among others.

As appreciation, you would want to give him the perfect present — something that shouts, “Thank you for being the man!”.

But this is easier said than done. Finding the perfect gift for the man can get tricky. The generic ties and mugs just wouldn’t cut it.

Carpentry tools? Toys for the big boys? It’s tough, right? Any other ideas?

This Christmas, why don’t you give your dad or husband something special — something he doesn’t expect, but still shows how much you care for him. 

Why not essentials oils?

Essentials oils are practical gifts for him.  It trigger his interests about the product and aromatherapy in general at the same time refocus his priorities towards self-care.

Essential Oils For Paint Fumes

Paint fumes are so irrititating to the nose, especially if he is not using a zero-VOC paint. The smell can even stay for several days after application.

Citrus oil can help reduce the strong odor of paint. Blend 15ml bottle of citrus oil per 5 gallon bucket of paint before painting.

If he is using water-based paint, stir occasionally as the oil tends to float on top.

Essential Oils To Remove Grease on Hand

Removing grease on hands after working with cars is not that easy. Instead of using other harmful chemicals to hastily clean those grease-covered hands, use lemon oil and olive oil.

Simply mix 2 tablespoon of olive oil, 4-6 drops of lemon oil and 2 tablespoon epsom or any salt in a 2 oz glass bottle or salve container. Before application, it is better to use some moisturizing lotion for easy clean-up.

Shake the container well first, then put a small amount on hands and rub together.

Essential Oils To Reduce Stress

Providing and taking good care of the family can cause a lot of pressure and stress. Essential oils are best used as stress relievers. Oils like lavender, lemon, cedarwood, grapefruit, geranium, rosemary and roman chamomile are wonderful for your tired and stressed man of the house.

Essential Oils To Boost Energy

After a hard days work at the workplace, your dad or husband is exhausted and may not have more energy to spend some time with you. The following oils are effective energy boosters: peppermint, lemon, basil, thyme, rosemary, orange, lemongrass and eucalyptus.

Essential Oils For Headache

Headache is very common among dads. With this, your choices are peppermint, rosemary, or eucalyptus.

Essential Oils For Relaxation

Above all, your dad wants to relax at the end of the day. Maybe your dad will enjoy soaking in a tub with lavender, ylang-ylang, lemon, chamomile, frankincense, sandalwood and clary sage.

As bath additive, mix the oil of choice with a bath gel or epsom salts to dissolve easily throughout the water. The oils will help calm his tensed muscles.

You can also never go wrong with massages using essential oils.

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