13 Best Summer Essential Oil Blends for All Your Summer Moods

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By Anna Marikar

Essential oil diffuser blends can make any space feel more summery and inviting. With these summery combinations and essential oil blend recipes, you can easily set the mood whether you’re looking for a relaxing summer vibe or something more energetic and tropical.

In this blog post, we’ll share some of our favorite summer essential oil blends and show you how to make them. So you can relax and enjoy all of the benefits they provide.

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Diffusing essential oils is such an easy habit which can provide a host of benefits like reducing stress, boosting energy, and promoting better sleep.

Essential oils can also be used to support your immune system, promote healing, improve your mood and overall natural wellness, you can find blends that work for all kinds of things.

It’s definitely worth making the switch from air fresheners to diffusing essential oils, which is a much more natural choice.

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Our Favorite Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes

Check out some of our favorite summer diffuser blends that we love to diffuse in our home. These essential oil recipes are easy to put together.

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Citrus Sunrise

Do you love the smell of citrus fruits? This refreshing blend is perfect for starting your day or enjoying hot summer days.

It’s perfect for energizing your day and boosting your mood. This is a great blend because it’s a light scent and usually doesn’t bother people who can be sensitive to smells.

What You Need:

  • 3 Drops of Vetiver Essential Oil
  • 2 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
  • 2 Drops Lavender Essential Oil

Pina Colada

Looking for a fun, summery diffuser blend? Check out this recipe for a Pina Colada oil diffuser blend! This blend is perfect for adding a touch of tropical flavor to your home. Plus, it’s great for boosting your mood and energy levels. You’ll need 5 Drops of lemon oil, 2 drops of copaiba oil and 3 drops of stress away oil.

What You Need

  • 5 Drops of Lemon Essential Oil
  • 2 Drops Copaiba Essential Oil
  • 3 Drops Stress Away Essential Oil

Fresh Herb Garden

It’s that time of year again where the weather is warming up and the abundance of fresh herbs are starting to grow. But if you don’t have a green thumb, you can still create that natural fresh scent in your home with this diffuser combo.

What You Need:

  • 2 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil
  • 2 drops of Lemon Essential Oil
  • 2 drops of Thyme Essential Oil
  • 1 drop Spearmint Essential Oil

Island Time

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Have you ever wished you could bottle up the smell of a tropical island and take it with you wherever you go? Now, with just a few simple ingredients, you can create your own essential oil blend that will transport you to paradise every time you use it. This blend is perfect for diffusing in your home or office, or even adding a few drops to your bath water for an extra-relaxing experience. Make your home smell like a vacation every day.

What You Need:

  • 2 Drops Lime Essential Oil
  • 2 Drops Ginger Essential Oil
  • 2 Drops Sweet Orange Essential Oil
  • 1 Drop Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Fresh Cut Flowers

floral essential oil blend

It’s hard to resist the allure of fresh flowers. They smell amazing and add a touch of brightness to any room. Wouldn’t it be great if you could have that same scent in your home all the time? Well, with this essential oil blend, you can! This recipe uses a combination of floral essential oils to create a fragrance that is reminiscent of fresh cut flowers. Not only will it make your house smell heavenly, but it will also promote feelings of peace and relaxation.

What You Need:

  • 2 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 2 Drops Bergamont Essential Oil
  • 2 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
  • 2 Drops Geranium Essential Oil

Lemonade Stand

lemon essential oil blend

Summertime is the perfect time to enjoy all things lemonade! This essential oil blend recipe smells just like a lemonade stand and is perfect for enjoying the refreshing scent all summer long. Now you can have the fresh scents of summer in your living room all year long.

What You Need:

  • 4 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
  • 1 Drop Spearmint Essential Oil
  • 1 Drop Basil Essential Oil

Rainy Days

I don’t know about you, but I love the smell of rainy days. The mix of wet pavement and rain in the air is somehow so comforting to me. If you feel the same way, or just want a soothing scent for those days when things are feeling a little down, I’ve got the perfect essential oil blend for you!

What You Need:

  • 4 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
  • 1 Drop Spearmint Essential Oil
  • 1 Drop Basil Essential Oil


You can’t get more summery and tropical than Hawaii. Use Hawiian sandalwood with a couple of drops of lime for this zingy essential oil blend that is just like summer.

What you need

  • 2 drops lime essential oil
  • 3 drops royal Hawaiian sandalwood essential oil

Summer Citrus

Four citrus essential oils mixed with a drop of bergamot makes this essential oil blend ideal for hot summery days, and a fun lively atmosphere with friends.

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What you need

  • 1 drop sweet orange
  • 1 drop lemon
  • 1 drop lime
  • 1 drop pink grapefruit
  • 1 drop bergamot

Fresh Jasmine

This sweet floral scent with jasmine, rose and vanilla is perfect for setting the mood for summer romance.

jasmine and vanilla essential oil

What you need

  • 6 drops jasmine
  • 6 drops rose
  • 2 drops vanilla  

Summer Energizer

Want to get woken up, lively and active then this is the summer blend for you.

What you need

  • 2 drops wintergreen
  • 2 drops lemongrass
  • 2 drops orange 

Summer Relaxation

This refreshing essential oils blend conjures up vibes of a lavender field in the summer, refreshing and relaxing.

lavender essential oil

What you need

  • 3 drops lavender
  • 2 drops lemongrass
  • 1 drop peppermint

Summer Woodland

This blend has a woody outdoor scent for summer woodland and wholesome campfire vibes

What you need

  • 2 drops cypress
  • 1 drop sandalwood
  • 1 drop juniper berry

Essential Oils That Smell Like The Beach

pink grapefruit essential oil

Which essential oils smell like the beach? It’s a personal thing, but you could try these

  • Cedarwood
  • Rosemary
  • Lemon
  • Pink grapefruit
  • Sandalwood

Best Essential Oils for a Tropical Scent

These essential oils have fresh zingy scents that definitely give off tropical vibes.

  • Ylang Ylang
  • Lime
  • Ginger 
  • Bergamot Mint

Summertime is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors, relax and spend time with family and friends. While you’re enjoying all of these summer vibes, use essential oils to enhance your experience! 

How to Use Essential Oils

Maybe you’ve probably heard all about the benefits of essential oils but don’t know how to actually use them? It’s easy, but can feel intimidating at first.

It’s definitely worth making the switch from air fresheners to diffusing essential oils, which is a much more natural choice.

In this blog post, we will discuss how to use essential oils safely and effectively.

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First up, you want to make sure that you are only using pure essential oils. The best essential oils will be properly labeled. But be aware many oils that claim to be pure can in fact be loaded with chemicals so is best to really do your homework before you use them.

There are many reputable brands that you can use. Personally, I tend to use Young Living, but you could also try Doterra, or you can buy essential oils in store from Holland and Barratt in the UK.

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Different Ways to Use Essential Oils

There are so many things you can do with essential oils. You can use your favorite essential oils to make room sprays, homemade bath salts or scrubs, wear them in diffuser jewelry and you can even use them in a car diffuser.

So you can take these summer essential oil blend recipes, and adapt them to make a room spray, or a body scrub all in your favourite summer beachy scents, just like the summer breeze or a moment of sunshine.

Check out our lavender sugar scrub and cherry sugar scrub recipes.

But make sure that if you plan on using them on your skin, you use a carrier oil

Carrier oils are used to dilute the essential oils and carry them to your skin. You do not want to put the undiluted oils directly onto your skin as this will be too strong and irritate or even burn your skin.

You can also use essential oils for meditation. Check out our list of the best oils or incense to use for meditation.

What can you use as a carrier oil?

Here are a few of the best options below (Amazon affiliate links for your convenience, but you can buy these in many stores)

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Remember that animals and pets can be sensitive to essential oils as well, so be sure to take any necessary precautions.

Summer Essential Oil Blends Printable

After checking out the summer blends here, make a note of the ones that catch your eye so you don’t forget to try them out.

This summer essential oil blends printable note page has space for you to note down the recipes for your favorite

  • summer fun essential oil blends
  • summer relaxation essential oil blends
  • summer energising essential oil blends
  • summer romance essential oil blend

If you need extra space, just print out a couple of extra copies. Sometimes we all get carried away, we know how it is!

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Download the PDF

Click below to download this essential oil blends sheet printable in PDF format for easy printing.

Share these Summer Blends

Whether you’re looking for a refreshing pick-me-up or an energizing scent to keep you going all day long this summer, we’ve got just what you need.

We hope these gorgeous summer essential oil blends help you make the most of the hot, sunny days ahead.

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What are your favorite essential oils for summer? Let us know in the comments below, and please share this blog post with friends and family.

Disclosure: This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Anna is a Wales-based writer and graduate from SOAS University of London.
As the voice behind On Your Journey, she empowers women to embrace holistic well-being and spiritual growth through her expert insights into wellness and symbolism.
When she isn't writing thought-provoking articles, you'll find her busy crafting and raising her 4 children.

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