So, summer is here at last! It took a long time coming, so why not celebrate its arrival by bringing the glory of the abundant floral scents which surround us at this fertile time of year right into your home – or even your workspace?
Have some fun with essential oil blends in your diffuser to lift your mood and banish all thoughts of the darker, gloomier months. Make the most of the season by bringing some summer zing into your life with our five best essential oil diffuser blends for summer.
Bring the sunshine in
The sun may be frustratingly fickle and refuse to shine when we want it most but our gloriously fragrant essential oil blend recipes will conjure up the spirit of summer in your home, even if a peek through the window tells a different story. Oh, the joys of the British climate! Don’t let disappointing summer weather dampen your zest for life, though. Keep it light and keep it fun with our five amazing diffuser blends, or get creative and experiment with your own summer concoctions.
Five essential oil blends for summer
Mix and match light and bright summer fragrances in your diffuser with our top pick of amazing diffuser blends which reflect the spirit of the season perfectly. Whether you’re aiming to lift your mood to match the vibrancy of the season or you’re hoping for a spot of romance, we have a recipe for you:
1. Lemongrass and sweet orange
● 2 drops sweet orange essential oil
● 1 drop lemongrass essential oil
The sweet, citrus scent of sweet orange blends perfectly with the fresh, ‘outdoorsy’ scent of lemongrass to lift your spirits so you can embrace the vitality and verve of the long summer days.
2. Lavender, bergamot, rosemary and eucalyptus
● 2 drops lavender essential oil
● 2 drops bergamot essential oil
● 1 drop rosemary essential oil
● 1 drop eucalyptus essential oil
Close your eyes and this herbaceous combo will transport you straight to the seaside: imagine the sand between your toes and the brisk ocean breeze and you might even hear the seagulls squawking!
3. Grapefruit and palmarosa
● 2 drops palmarosa essential oil
● 2 drops grapefruit essential oil
The zesty, fruity tang of grapefruit is almost guaranteed to energise and make you smile. Add the floral ‘English garden’ scent of palmarosa, with its fragrant echoes of geranium and rose, and you’ll bring the joys of outdoor summer living right into your home as you conjure up the aroma of a sun-kissed garden.
4. Jasmine and lemon
● 3 drops lemon essential oil
● 1 drop jasmine
The unmistakable, uplifting citrusy zing of lemon essential oil could be described as distilled sunshine. Combine zesty lemon with the intensely floral, sweet, lingering and undeniably exotic scent of jasmine and you’ll invoke the happy vibe of summer fun but with a sensual, romantic edge. The perfect diffuser blend for a summer’s evening when love is in the air (or you’d like it to be…).
5. Ylang ylang, orange, patchouli and sandalwood
● 2 drops ylang ylang essential oil
● 1 drop sweet orange essential oil
● 1 drop patchouli essential oil
● 1 drop sandalwood essential oil
Conjure up the romance and beauty of a summer sunset with this exotic diffuser blend. The alluring, Oriental combination of ylang ylang, patchouli and sandalwood is lifted into another realm of delight and happiness by the sweetly citrus tang of orange.
Happy summer, everyone!