The incredible range of therapeutic benefits contained in essential oils do not discriminate between the sexes and for men to ignore these benefits because of a perceived femininity would be a shame! However, if you are having trouble getting your partner interested in essential oils, I may be best to persuade him with some of the oils that have a more masculine scent.
Instead of spending money on expensive gels and creams, consider making your own shaving gel a home. You can choose your favorite scent and add them to a few other ingredients to produce a wonderful, effective shaving gel. Here is an example recipe that I have used for a while but feel free to make your own alterations.
Virgin coconut oil (two thirds of a cup)
Shea butter (two thirds of a cup)
Olive oil (a quarter cup)
8 drops of lavender essential oil
6 drops of peppermint essential oil
2 tsps of baking soda
Put the coconut oil and shea butter in in a saucepan and stir until it melts. Remove the pan from the heat and add in the essential oils and olive oil then stir well
Pour the mixture into a jar and put the jar in the fridge. Leave it in the fridge until it solidifies.
Take it out of the fridge, allow it to soften a touch then add the baking soda. Whip the mixture for several minutes until it appears fluffy and light.
Put the finished product into a jar and store it somewhere dry and cool.