One thing I love about aromatherapy is that I can enjoy summer scents any time of the year with Summer Diffuser Blends. I can create reminiscent aromas of the beach, a paradise escape, or a fresh garden with just a few drops of oil.
For summertime diffuser blends, I like citrus and floral essential oils because they remind me most of sunny days. I also enjoy mint and woodsy oils no matter what time of year it is!
In this blog post, I'll be sharing some of my favorite summer blends that are perfect for when the weather starts to heat up. So whether you're looking for a blend to help you relax and unwind, or one that will help you stay energized and alert, I'm sure you'll find something here that suits your needs. So without further ado, let's get started!
What are the Benefits of Diffusing Essential Oils in the Summer?
The summer is a time for fun and relaxation. Essential oils can be diffused to make the atmosphere more pleasant and relaxing.
Some of the benefits of diffusing essential oils are:
- Pleasant smell
- Enhances concentration
- Promotes good moods
- Creates a calming environment
- Repels bugs
Learn more about the benefits of diffusing essential oils.
Best Essential Oils for Summertime - Fan Favorites
In a past essential oil giveaway poll, we asked our fans What essential oil do you like to use during the summer?
This was a multiple choice poll and only one answer could be picked. Lavender was the number one summer essential oil choice! Here are the results:
- Lavender Essential Oil - 24%
- Peppermint Essential Oil - 19%
- Orange Essential Oil - 15%
- Grapefruit Essential Oil - 14%
- Lemon Essential Oil - 11%
- Bergamot Essential Oil - 7%
- Frankincense Essential Oil - 4%
- Geranium Essential Oil - 3%
- Juniper Berry Essential Oil - 2%
- Chamomile Essential Oil - 1%
Best Summer Essential Oils
Try using essential oils to bring natural wellness to your living space, create a stress free environment, and to promote positive vibes this summer. Here are my top essential oil aromas for summer:
Citrus Essential Oils
Citrus essential oils can be used in many ways during summertime. They can be diffused, applied topically, added to a bath, or mixed into a massage oil for an uplifting experience.
Citrus essential oil benefits include reducing stress and anxiety, improving mood and mental clarity, and helping with sleep quality and relaxation. Here are some favorites to use this summer:
- Lime (Citrus aurantifolia)
- Tangerine (Citrus reticulata)
- Lemon (Citrus limon)
- Orange (Citrus sinensis)
- Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi)
- Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)
Floral Essential Oils
The floral scented essential oils are a great way to unwind during the summer. Floral oils are a natural way to de-stress and will help you relax. They can be used in many ways such as diffusing them, adding them to your bath, or putting them on your skin.
They can help you sleep better, improve your mood and make you feel more relaxed. Many floral oils also have antibacterial properties which is great for preventing skin infections like acne and eczema.
- Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata)
- Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
- Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
- Roman Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis)
Woodsy Essential Oils
Woodsy essential oils have a variety of benefits, from soothing the mind and body to promoting healthy skin. They also can assist with pain relief from sore muscles and joints.
The benefits of Woodsy Essential Oils are many, including offering relief from bug bites. They are also a great way to enjoy spending time with the scents of nature. Best of all, they smell amazing! Here are a few of our favorites.
- Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)
- Juniper Berry (Juniperus communis)
- Arborvitae (Thuja plicata)
- Sandalwood (Santalum album)
Mint Essential Oils
Mint essential oils are one of the best ways to keep cool and refreshed during the hot summer months. They have a refreshing and cooling effect that can assist with the pain of a sunburn or sore feet after a long hike. Minty oils can also help you relax and relieve stress.
- Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
- Spearmint (Mentha spicata)
10 Summer Essential Oil Diffuser Blends
Diffusing essential oils is a great way to get the smell of summer into your home and to freshen the air around you. Not only will it make your house smell amazing, but you’ll also be able to reap the benefits of aromatherapy all summer long!
To use, add one of the essential oil recipes below to an aromatherapy diffuser with the recommended water for your diffuser tank. I like to use a 100 to 200 ml water tank diffuser but you can use whatever size you prefer.
1. On The Beach
Here is a tropical essential oil diffuser blend you are sure to love. Let the deep aroma of this patchouli blend mellow you out. Get more of our DIY recipes with tropical essential oils.
Ohhhh... the freshness of mint is energizing and invigorating, add a squeeze of lemon for a perfect fun in the sun scent. You could swap out lemon in this DIY recipe for 2 drops lemongrass instead for a slightly different twist!
3. Road Trip
Diffusing cypress is a favorite past time for me any time of the year. This diffuser blends pair it with uplifting citrus essential oils so your mood will be as bright as the sunshine!
4. Frankly Herbal
Frankincense is a precious oil in any house, beloved for its skin care benefits, as well as its emotional and physical healing properties. It is a strong antiseptic that helps protect from germs. Here it is blended with geranium and basil for an extra punch.
5. Just Be Happy
You may just thank me for this recipe trio, it screams happiness and sunny smiles, so do what the name says.
6. Garden Zest
Stimulate your mind and sharpen your focus with these beneficial oils that will boost your mental clarity and have your room smelling as fresh as your garden.
7. Paradise Dreams
Use essential oils to daydream your way to paradise with this yummy diffuser blend.
8. Sweet Forest Breeze
Nothing like a quick summer hike in the great outdoors. Here is a diffuser blend that is reminiscent of a sweet forest breeze. Take a deep breath and inhale the relaxing aroma of nature. You can add 2 drops lavender for an even sweeter summer aroma.
9. Fresh Lemonade
When life gives you lemons, make some fresh lemonade! Lemon oil is the star in this diffuser blend for summer. It will leave the air in your home or office smelling so clean and refreshed.
10. Sunset Chaser
As the day slips into night, take a chance on this oil blend to soothe your worries away.
Safety Guidelines For Diffusing Oils
Diffuse 30 minutes to 1 hour at a time, read more about how long to diffuse oils.
It is best not to apply undiluted essential oils onto the skin. When using essential oils topically on the skin, be sure to dilute with a carrier oil like jojoba oil or sweet almond oil.
Using essential oils can improve a person’s emotional, physical, and mental state. For best results, make sure you use pure essential oils and learn how to use them properly.
Lavender Essential Oil Benefits for Summer
Since this oil was voted #1 by our readers, let's take a closer look at the host of benefits lavender oil offers for the summertime. Here are a few of them:
Lavender oil is a natural insect repellent
If you're looking to keep the bugs away, lavender oil is a great choice. It has been shown to be an effective insect repellent, particularly against mosquitoes.
Lavender oil helps to soothe the skin
Need a natural way to soothe your skin, lavender oil is a wonderful option. It has a refreshing, healing effect on the skin. It is especially powerful for sunburned skin, mix with peppermint and make a homemade cooling mist spray.
Lavender oil helps to relax the body and mind
The summer can be a busy time, with lots of events and activities. If you need a simple way to relax and de-stress, lavender oil may be the perfect choice. It helps to calm and relax the body and mind.
Lavender oil has a refreshing scent
The refreshing scent of lavender oil can help to freshen up your home or workplace during the summer months. It can also help to improve your mood and create a relaxing atmosphere.
There are many other benefits of lavender oil that make it a favorite choice for the summer. If you're looking for an oil that can help you to relax, cool down, and repel insects, try lavender oil. It also blends well with many other essential oils!
Conclusion of Diffusing Essential Oils in the Summer
Essential oils provide a host of benefits, and summer is the perfect time to reap those benefits by using them in a diffuser. Lavender oil is known for its calming effects, making it a perfect choice for use in the evening. Peppermint oil is refreshing and cooling, and is perfect for use when the temperature starts to rise. Lemon oil is uplifting and refreshing, and is great for use when you need a little energy boost.
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