An Uncomplicated Life Blog: Essential Oil Diffuser Blends For Summer

Monday, June 4, 2018

Essential Oil Diffuser Blends For Summer

I've been experimenting with various, nontraditional essential oil diffuser blends. These are my favorite for the warm months of summer!


Summer weather has hit the whole country, despite it not officially being summer yet. Our glorious 6 week summer session at school has even started back up (whoohoo!) For me, summer calls for fresh, cooling and relaxing smells to get us through the Texas heat. I've been playing around with new "blends" lately, and have really gotten into peppermint. That's a standard, mulit-use, mulit-purpose oil but I haven't really used it until this year. I'm also experimenting with rosemary, which I got for free as part of my Essential Rewards. It makes a great addition to one of my most popular DIY posts (details below!) and is also a fabulous diffusing oil. These 5 oils create my favorite essential oil diffuser blends for summer. *Affiliate links used*



First, don't have a diffuser? Get one for less than $16 here  (pictured above) and get a fancier, programmable one for less than $30 here. I have both of these in my home and love them both! If you need to get started with a diffuser AND oils, this is a great intro combination. I regularly use Young Living oils and products, which are top of the line oils safe for ingestion. Art Naturals are my favorite "affordable oils" to get started with when you're on the fence about EO's and not ready for the financial commitment of YL or joining a wholesale program.

Rosemary and lemon
The best way to describe this blend is fresh and cleansing. If you've got some stale air to clean out in our home, this blend is for you! I use equal amounts of lemon and rosemary. It's fresh, clean, bright and slightly herbal. A "non-oily" friend was recently in my home when I had this diffusing in my living room and she said, "wow, what's in that!? It smells amazing!" It's quickly become one of my favorite blends.


This blend helped me discover my love for rosemary, like I mentioned in the intro, and have since added it to this DIY outdoor spray that works WONDERS for anything you don't want crawling on your or biting you. I've added 5 drops of rosemary and also 5 drops of geranium to this DIY spray and have not been "bugged" once by outdoor pests!

Peppermint, eucalyptus, and rosemary
This was on such regular rotation, I went through a whole 15ml bottle of peppermint in less than two months when it had previously taken me more than 2 years to go through the 5ml bottle you get with a YL starter kit. Thank goodness peppermint is an affordable oil and I can use the heck out of it without cringing about the price! It's the perfect oil for summer (and also in that DIY outdoor spray) and it smells amazing when diffused in your home. Eucalyptus has the same effect as peppermint, it's just a more earthy scent. The rosemary adds a fresh, clean element to this cooling blend. I use about 4-5 drops of peppermint, 2 drops of eucalyptus, and 2-3 drops of rosemary.


Bergamot and orange
Need a mood booster? This one is for you! It's so bright and citrusy, it's perfect for a rainy day. It's also one of my favorite blends to fill my diffusers with when we're having guests over. I always get asked, "Wow, your house smells good, what's in that thing with all the mist?" To which I explain it's essential oils and that it's currently diffusing two of the best smelling citrus oils. It always goes over well! It's also a great one if you're cooking out and grill smoke might enter the house. The citrus helps clean out that stale smoke smell before it even grabs hold of your home. I like to use equal amounts of both oils, or if guests are coming over I use 4-5 drops of orange and 2-3 drops of bergamot.

Lavender and pachouli
This is absolutely one of my favorite blends to bust out in the afternoon when my kids are squirmy and sick of being stuck in the house (they just started back in a summer camp session yesterday, but when they're out for good in July and we're dying of hot summer cabin fever, can someone please remind me of this post and this blend?!) I know what you're thinking... Pachouli? Um, gross hippie much? Just a few drops goes a long way, but it really does smell wonderful and calming when blended with the lavender. I use 4-5 drops of lavender and 1-2 drops of pachouli.


Lemon, lime and peppermint
I made a DIY room spray two springs ago that is still one of my favorite smells (and a great way to use oils if you don't have a diffuser yet - but when you can get them for less than $16 I'm not sure why you don't have one! This is the exact one I have on my desk) The lemon and lime is a great blend for spring to get funky, closed in winter smells out of your home and the addition of peppermint transitions the blend perfectly for summer by adding a cooling element. I use 4-5 drops of peppermint, 2 drops of lemon and 2 drops of lime. 

Check out these great spring diffuser blends!

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Diffusing essential oils is a great alternative to candles. Candles, even some of the highest end candles, burn toxic perfumes and chemicals in the candle used to preserve the scent. Not to mention you have an open flame burning, which is a problem if you have kids. Diffusers smell BETTER than candles, minus the toxins, and you can control what scents you have in each room throughout the day! These are my favorite essential oil diffuser blends for summer - just a few ideas to get you started if you're new to oils, and some new ideas to try if you're an old pro.

14 comments:

  1. I’ve been so weird about smells lately and have been at a loss of what to diffuse- your timing is perfect as usual. So my thing is I want my whole house to smell like a spa all the time- how long do you diffuse at a time? Oh, im also using your diffuser link- i love how it looks!

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  2. Absolutely trying out the bergamot & orange blend stat! I've been obsessing over essential oils lately, so definitely going to hold on to this post as I explore more!!

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  3. Lemon lime and peppermint sounds fantastic! Thank you for writing this post!

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  4. I am a huge fan of oil diffuser's! They are perfect to not only make a room smell nice, but they have many great health benefits, thanks for sharing!

    ~xo Sheree
    poshclassymom.com

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  5. The bergamont and the orange would have to me favorite combo

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  6. Great list, I just got started with essential oils and am kind of lost with what does what lol.

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  7. I diffused lemon, lime and peppermint the other day and it smelled amazing! Rosemary makes a great addition to many combos!

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  8. I think I will be making the switch from candles to essential oils this Summer, so this list is a good starter on what I should be thinking of!

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  9. What a delightful way to welcome summer! Just yesterday a group of friends were discussing the wonderful benefits of essential oils. I'm excited to give them a try!

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  12. I just remember my sister walking into your house and saying "it smells like a SPA in here!".

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