5 Essential Oils for Testosterone

by FabulousFrannie

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.


*For informational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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shirley maness November 2, 2016 - 6:54 pm

how can I mix these oil for low testosterone

FabulousFrannie November 22, 2016 - 9:22 am

That is a great question, and the answer varies based on which oil you would like to use and the purpose of the application. If you are looking to improve the appearance of skin, we recommend adding Geranium and/or Sage to homemade facial washes or toners to help combat acne or aging. If you are looking for more mental benefits, such as self-confidence or a release from anxious feelings, a combination of a few drops of Fennel and Sandalwood would be fantastic for a diffuser. Peppermint can be used in this capacity or in topical applications to improve circulation and mental clarity.

isabelle December 11, 2016 - 11:12 pm

tks for this information. What if you need to increase the testosterone level ? what would be the best base oil to make the blend and should we apply it on testicles and crotum for maximum effects ?

FabulousFrannie December 14, 2016 - 12:52 pm

We’re glad you found this information helpful! There are several different base or carrier oils you can use to help boost testosterone, but Castor in particular is beneficial. As discussed in the “Carrier Oils & their Uses” blog, Castor Oil helps improve circulation and reduce inflammation, as well as benefit hair growth. As far as application to the areas you mentioned, we would recommend against direct application as those areas are extremely sensitive. Applying your diluted blend of essential oils to surrounding areas still delivers the desired effects, as the oils and their properties are absorbed through the skin and carried throughout the body.

Low T dude December 12, 2016 - 8:00 pm

How u mix these Oils to improve / boost Testosterone.?

FabulousFrannie December 14, 2016 - 12:50 pm

We appreciate your question. The answer varies depending on what area you are looking to improve. Is it skin complexion, mood or amorous feelings? That will help determine what oils to use in your blend, the ratio in which you use them, and the application method.

Dude December 14, 2016 - 7:29 pm

Fabulous Frankie is clearly not reading the questions. The question is “HOW DO U USE THESE OILS TO INCREASE TESTOSTERONE!!!”

If Frannie says one more time “it depends on the area u are looking to improve, in going to lose it.

FabulousFrannie December 27, 2016 - 12:15 pm

I am so sorry that I did not fully understand the question and answer to your satisfaction. Hopefully the following information is what you are looking for. If you have any further questions, please let me know.

There are many ways to use these oils to potentially boost testosterone levels and its effects (mood, skin, sex drive, etc.). One of the best ways to use these oils is to dilute them with a carrier oil (like castor oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, almond oil) and apply them to pressure points or skin (including temples, bottom of feet, inside wrists, base of neck, abdomen). You will want to use a dilution rate of 2% essential oil to 98% carrier oil, that’s approx. 10-12 drops of oil to 1 oz. of carrier oil. You can also use an Aromatherapy diffuser to diffuse these oils into the air/space that you breathe in daily to help boost levels as well.

FabulousFrannie February 7, 2017 - 11:41 am

Hello all! We have received some questions from readers asking us for more specificity in regards to “How to use essential oils to boost testosterone?” This blog was written to showcase lifestyle choices and essential oils that can affect testosterone levels and some of the effects that it has on the mind and body, such as skin appearance, sex drive and stress levels. We here at Fabulous Frannie are not doctors, and the information we provide is not intended as medical advice, but rather a guidance about essential oils and how they can be used in addition to other measures. The effects of these oils can promote activity which in turn can help balance or boost testosterone levels. For example, Peppermint is a calming oil that could help relieve tension and promote more restful sleep, which studies have shown can contribute to more balanced levels of testosterone. If you are looking for specific medical advice about how testosterone can be increased, we recommend consulting with your medical provider. If you would like any further information or clarification, please feel free to email us at ops@fabulousfrannie.com. Have a great day!

David Deeb March 4, 2017 - 10:24 am

Looking for ways to increase testerone and balance hormones for my wife as well. I am also experiencing arthritis swelling and pain in my hand joints.

FabulousFrannie March 15, 2017 - 10:11 am

David, So sorry to hear that you’ve been experiencing pain and swelling associated with arthritis. Have you checked out our blog about Marjoram? This oil is fantastic for relieving minor joint pain and calming muscle spasms. Other oils, like Basil, Chamomile and Lavender, are great for relieving inflammation. We offer a few blends that can help support muscle and joint function, as well as an active lifestyle: Mobility, Muscle Ice and Vitality.

For your wife, Clary Sage is a wonder in balancing hormones for women. She should also give our “Essential Oils for Women” blog a read. In it we discuss essential oils that can help ease the effects of PMS, among other things. Hope this helps, and let us know if you have any further questions!

Tanya April 6, 2017 - 9:10 am

My husband is 52 and has little to no sex drive, what oils can be mixed to help with this. And would it be better to diffuse this into to air or apply it directly with a carrier oil? Thank You

FabulousFrannie April 11, 2017 - 10:28 am

Thank you for your question Tanya. As far as application method goes, it depends on your husband’s preference, as both topical application and diffuser work well in this case. The great thing about a diffuser is that you can emit an amorous aroma throughout the bedroom or even the whole house. Essential oils that can help “spice things up” include Bergamot, Palmarosa, Sandalwood, Vanilla and Ylang Ylang, since they are natural aphrodisiacs. We also offer Romance Blend which is made with Amyris, Grapefruit and Ylang Ylang to help promote a healthy sex drive. http://www.fabulousfrannie.com/essential-oils/blends/romance-pure-essential-oil-blend-10ml.html

Krissy November 13, 2017 - 12:24 pm

Can I just say what a relief to find someone who actually knows what theyre talking about on the internet. You definitely know how to bring an issue to light and make it important. More people need to read this and understand this side of the story. I cant believe youre not more popular because you definitely have the gift.

Himanshu Soni January 21, 2018 - 11:23 am

Hi I’m from India my name is Himanshu my age is 26 and I am unmarried I want to increase my testorone which oil I should use

Fabulous Frannie February 14, 2018 - 9:19 am

Hello Himanshu-

Fennel, Geranium, Peppermint, Sandalwood and Sage essential oils are all known to be helpful in boosting testosterone levels. You can also use them in combination to increase the effects.

Kara February 26, 2018 - 6:56 am

I see a lot of these are for skin, mood and releasing toxins from the body, would it be safe to make a DIY body wash using a mixture of these for daily use, (properly diluted of course) Or would a roller ball mixture applied to pressure points really suffice?? (properly diluted of course) 😉 – I’m wanting to use them mainly to help with mood (particularly stress and anger) and releasing toxins from alcohol. Thanks for any advice!

Fabulous Frannie February 26, 2018 - 10:29 am

Hello Kara,

There are many different ways to use essential oils. It is more or less personal preference on how you like to use essential oils. Some people prefer to diffuse oils for aromatherapy while others feel that topical application works better for them. As far as safety goes you can blend oils to make body wash or roll-ons but you want to use the recommended dilution rate of 98% carrier oil to 2% essential oil for an adult. It is also important that when blending oils you are using oils that compliment each other for their intended purpose. For example: Lavender and Vetiver are both known for they’re calming effects which when combind makes a great Sleep blend. But you wouldn’t want to add Bergamot to a Sleep blend as it is uplifting and energizing. Hopefully this helps!

Michelle April 4, 2018 - 9:40 am

If I were to mix a blend myself, what would be a good number of drops of each of the mentioned oils (fennel, geranium, peppermint, sage and sandalwood)? Would using castor oil as the carrier be the best option? My husband experiences low testosterone.

Fabulous Frannie April 5, 2018 - 8:38 am

Hello Michelle,

When creating blends you want to look at a couple of things.

1.What are the notes of the essential oils?
Top: First scent you smell only lasts 1-2 minutes, Middle: Second scent you smell can last 1-2 hours, Base: Last scent to show up but lingers the longest. Base notes are typically very strong in scent so you want t use them sparingly or they can over power a blend. (Sandalwood is a Base note)

2. What effects are you trying to achieve? In your case increase testosterone

3. Do any of the oils counteract each other? (Are you using and energizing oil with a calming oil)

4. You want the scent to be pleasant not overpowering.
I would start with 2-3 drops of Geranium, Peppermint, Sage or Fennel then smell the blend and see what you think. If you would like more floral add a couple drops of Geranium, more Minty add a few drops of peppermint and so on. Experimenting with the different oils is what makes blending fun and unique. Also you do not have to use all the oils mentioned in this post. 2-3 will suffice for blend.

You can use any carrier oil you desire for topical application. Castor oil is very think and better for very dry or cold climates. I prefer to use Almond or Coconut oil as they absorb quickly into the skin and don’t leave you feeling greasy.

Hope this helps you to get started with making your own blends.

Fabulous Frannie

Gemma May 27, 2018 - 4:20 am


Fabulous Frannie June 7, 2018 - 2:33 pm

Hello Gemma,

Thank you for your great suggestion. We are always adding new blends to our list of oils and I will certainly keep this one on my radar for our next go around. We have recently released 10 new blends so we will not be coming out with any others for at least a couple of months. Thanks again and stop by our website to see all of our new products and blends.

Fabulous Frannie

matt June 9, 2018 - 8:48 pm

how is Jojoba oil for testosterone. I see a lot of ppl suggesting it for a carrier oil in diy cosmetics. Does it act negatively against testosterone?

Fabulous Frannie June 11, 2018 - 2:50 pm

Hello Matt,

I have not come across any research to support the claim the Jojoba oil helps to boost testosterone levels. However when combined with the essential oils mentioned in this post, Jojoba oil can be a great way to dilute the oils and apply them topically. Jojoba carrier oil makes a perfect moisturizer for all skin types because it penetrates the skin rapidly to nourish and also softens and moisturizes mature and dry skin.

Fabulous Frannie


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