Sheesh! This Stuff Smells Like a Foreclosed Home in South Phoenix!

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Vetiveria zizanoides

I’ll never forget the first time I opened a bottle of vetiver essential oil. I had heard some positive things about it, so I ordered some. When I opened the bottle, I was immediately disappointed. I was reminded about house hunting in South Phoenix several years ago, particularly the smell of a home that had been foreclosed on and the residents burned the place on their way out. It smelled unmistakably like burned wood and housing materials. Very unpleasant.

Most earthy essential oils (vetiver, patchouli, etc.) do have a strong scent. Keep that in mind. It seems that people either love them or hate them.

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Do You Even Essential Oils, Bro?

Today I’m going to introduce aromatherapy and essential oils to the uninitiated man, guy, bro, dude, hombre, etc. I know of a select few men in the world of essential oils, and those are Robert Tisserand, Kurt Schnaubelt, Dr. Rodney Young, and Dr. Rob Pappas.  Rene Maurice Gattefosse and Jean Valnet have long since passed away.

A goal for my business is increasing public awareness of safe aromatherapy practices. Since men tend to take more risks than women (hey, hold my beer and watch this!), I have a vested interest in educating guys about safe practices with essential oils, and providing them information on how they can incorporate aromatherapy into their lifestyles.

One concern guys may have about essential oils is ending up smelling like a bouquet of flowers. I hear ya, bro. In addition to providing safety information, I will recommend essential oils and blends that are more masculine in character.

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The Day I Met Julie. It Was a Happy Accident.

Who doesn’t love a nice-smelling fragrance? We all love to smell good. Scents are strongly tied to memories, because the part of the brain that processes our sense of smell is located near the part of the brain that processes short-term and long-term memory.

A single scent can transport you back in time. It could be a past relationship or an event you attended. Wouldn’t it be nice to create your very own scent that you can use to commemmorate a special occasion? Are you a guy like me who wants to keep the ladies guessing by showing up wearing a different scent every time?

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