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Favorite Manly Cologne Blends

October 14, 2017

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 toxin & chemical-free alternative. You might be interested in blending your own cologne recipe and it can be really fun to try different blends.  Not to mention, personalizing a blend for that handsome hunk of a man in your life will often make him enjoy the cologne even more! Enjoy and have fun as you explore each of our favorite simple scent combinations! Also, we found some great 10 ml refillable glass spray bottles that are a little more manly than our normal brightly colored bottles. Try our favorite essential oil colognes for a grounding scent that is also energizing. Good for applying right after your morning shower to prepare for the challenges of the day.

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Outdoorsy Cologne

Our Outdoorsy Cologne is refreshing and light and perfect for the sportsman in your family.

  • 8 drops Basil
  • 8 drops Idaho Blue Spruce
  • 4 drops Helichrysum

Confidence Cologne

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
  • 3 drops Vetiver
  • 3 drops Ylang Ylang

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
  • 10 drops Bergamot

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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
  • 7 drops Coriander
  • 3 drops Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood

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
  • 9 drops Marjoram
  • 1 drop Wintergreen

Gentleman Cologne

Feel rugged, smell amazing! This blend will make any man feel like a true gentleman.

  • 6 drops Bergamot
  • 2 drops Cardamon
  • 3 drop Cedarwood
  • 4 drops Patchouli

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Ingredient Note: The base of all our colognes is alcohol. We chose to use 100 proof vodka because it delivers the purest essential oil scents while also preserving the recipe for many months. You could also use white rum with similar results and very limited affect to the scent.

Substitution Tip: You could also 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 tried is to add a small amount of witch hazel to the water to help extend the shelf life of cologne or perfume. This would work and increase the shelf life, but it will dramatically affect the scent/aroma in each cologne. These recipes were tested with vodka and we cannot speak to the results with distilled water &/or witch hazel.


For more on essential oils, men & fitness check out our manly guide to essential oils by reading here or check out our favorite manly diffuser blends! Happy oiling, babes!

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