For men, it is important to have all the tools you can to fight whatever physical or mental challenges life throws at you. Testosterone is one of the greatest allies in this battle as it helps maintain muscle mass, bone density and sex drive. Although men continue to produce this chemical as they age, production levels do drop slightly year to year after the early twenties.
A few measures you can take to ensure that testosterone levels are kept as high as possible are getting enough sleep, maintaining a healthy weight, minimizing sugar consumption and using Aromatherapy. Here are 5 essential oils that are beneficial for testosterone levels and their effects.
This oil boosts mood, particularly in regards to perceptions of self. Fennel has been used to enhance self-confidence, courage and strength. It is also great for relieving the body of harmful toxins from excessive alcohol and food consumption.
Clear acne and other skin conditions with this cleansing and hormone balancing oil. Another benefit of Geranium is that it tones the skin and makes it look tighter. Like Fennel, it also helps remove harmful toxins from the body.
This oil is used as an anti-inflammatory and to reduce pain, making it great for use after injury. Peppermint is a very stimulating oil, and helps to improve blood circulation. Its soothing aroma makes it a calming and clarifying oil as well.
Beneficial as a stimulant, this oil helps activate the brain, nervous system, liver and circulatory system. Sage is a fantastic antioxidant, which makes it great for keeping skin from aging and slowing down macular degeneration (the leading cause of vision loss).
This oil is great for balancing testosterone levels in both men and women. Since it is a great aphrodisiac, Sandalwood makes for a fantastic addition to homemade cologne blends. It is also a grounding oil that can help relax and center you, melting away anxious feelings.