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Summer Essential Oil Diffuser Blends

Summer themed photo with diffuser and essential oil

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Recipe Introduction

Below, you will find a selection of five recipes for diffuser blends that I formulated for diffusion during the summer season and warmer temperatures.

These summery essential oil diffuser recipes can also be made at any time of year that you want to create an uplifting, outdoor summer vibe.

Each blend uses only three essential oils and includes substitutions when possible. Using only three oils helps to keep things simple and more affordable.

Essential oils require a lot of plant material to produce, so I don't recommend diffusing oils just to make your home smell "nice," and I don't recommend running your diffuser continuously.

Having said that, the safe, moderate use of essential oils can benefit our mood. Diffusing essential oils while stuck indoors on rainy summer days can be exceptionally comforting!

Everyone can respond to essential oils and blends differently. These blends are offered as a starting point and as inspiration for discovering the blends that you will love and enjoy the most during summer.

Directions

  • Select one of the essential oil diffuser recipe blends shown below.
  • Create the blend by adding the proper amount of each essential oil to a small dark-colored glass bottle.
  • Label and date your bottle.
  • Each recipe consists of a total of only ten drops, so you don't waste much essential oil if you find that you don't like the blend.
  • Once you try the blend and confirm that you enjoy and find it beneficial, you can double or triple the batch. However, when adding the blend to your diffuser, do not exceed the number of drops suitable for use in your particular brand and model diffuser.

Precautions

Use essential oils with care. These blends are intended for diffuser use by adults. Less is more with essential oils. These blends are undiluted and some blends contain essential oils that can be phototoxic and/or irritating to the skin.

Do not apply these summer diffuser topically.

Be sure to follow all safety precautions and always research the safety info and contraindications for each essential oil that you are considering working with.

Usage Instructions

  • Every diffuser is different, so refer to the manufacturer's instructions that came with your diffuser to know how many drops is appropriate to add to your specific diffuser model.
  • Thicker essential oils and citrus oils must be carefully used in some types of diffuser models including atomizing and ultrasonic diffusers. Check the instructions that come with your diffuser for specific information.

Summer Essential Oil Diffuser Blend #1

Theme: Citrusy, Happy and Uplifting

The uplifting aroma of citrus fruits is the perfect complement to summer days. I love diffusing citrus essential oils year-round, but they are especially nice during the summer. Try diffusing this beautiful citrus blend when you are cooped up on rainy summer days.

This blend focuses on popular citrus essential oils. If you don't have all of the citrus essential oils shown above, you can substitute in the citrus oils that you do have. Just keep your blend to a maximum of 10 drops.

Some cold-pressed citrus essential oils are phototoxic. These blends are meant for diffusion and are not formulated for topical (skin) application.

Explore AromaWeb's Guide to Citrus Essential Oils to learn more about citrus essential oils!

Summer Essential Oil Diffuser Blend #2

Theme: Minty, Fresh, Energizing

Peppermint, featured in this blend, contains menthol and is such a cooling and refreshing essential oil. It's a pretty strong essential oil, so it doesn't take many drops for it to really sparkle in a blend.

Spearmint Essential Oil has far less menthol in it, but it may be substituted if you find Peppermint Oil to be too intense or if you only have Spearmint Oil on hand.

Rosemary Essential Oil is invigorating and blends well with the Peppermint Oil in this blend.

Rounding out this beautiful blend is Grapefruit Essential Oil. Grapefruit Essential Oil is phototoxic. These blends are meant for diffusion and are not formulated for topical (skin) application.

Summer Essential Oil Diffuser Blend #3

Theme: Shinrin-yoku, Forest, Fresh and Woody

Shinrin-yoku is a Japanese concept for spending time relaxing and rejuvenating in the forest. It is also known as forest bathing.

This blend is intended to help to capture the experience of a refreshing, cool morning walk in the woods.

Summer Essential Oil Diffuser Blend #4

Theme: Exotic Summer Floral

This is the blend for you if you are looking for an exquisite, summertime floral diffuser blend! If you do not have Neroli or Jasmine available, you can eliminate it from the blend. Ylang Ylang and Sweet Orange are delightful together on their own.

Summer Essential Oil Diffuser Blend #5

Theme: Citrus and Spice

This delightful blend captures the zesty and spicy aromas of Ginger and Coriander oils and the sweet, tangy aroma of Grapefruit Essential Oil.

Why Don't I Name My Recipes or Essential Oil Blends?

I normally don't name my blends on AromaWeb, but I know a lot of people prefer to work with blends that have names. A potential problem with naming my blends is that I'd hate to accidentally infringe on someone else's blend name or trademarked name. It would take me hours of added work to doublecheck to see if any of the names I chose were already in use. And in no way am I trying to intentionally mimic any blends that someone else has created.

More Information About Essential Oils for Summer

For details and for a few more seasonal blend ideas, see AromaWeb's Guide to Essential Oils for Summer.

Sources for More Information About the Essential Oils Used In These Blends

General Safety Information

These recipes are offered for educational purposes only. Before using any essential oil, carefully read AromaWeb's Essential Oil Safety Information page. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young. Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. For general dilution information, read AromaWeb's Guide to Diluting Essential Oils. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications.

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