DIY Summer Blends: Sunny Blends for Your Diffuser

31 June 11, 2015 - At Home, Diffuser Blends, Mind and Spirit

When the mercury soars, we look for ways our DIY essential oil blends can help us beat the heat. Whether we’re using refreshing sunny scents that lift our spirits or woodsy aromatic tones that remind us of cool forest glades, the right essential oil diffuser recipe can be the perfect match for longer days and warmer temperatures. Find your new favorite summer blend in the recipes below—they’re all for a 12-drop diffuser, so adjust accordingly for your diffuser’s size.

Scandinavian solstice

Blue Cypress essential oilMake summer last as you gather friends around the bonfire and enjoy lengthy nights that remind you of a sun that barely sets, cool lakes, and cabin retreats. These fresh, woodsy aromatics will bring just the right amount of cool, solstice-inspired calm to your home or office.

Squeeze the day

Citrus Fresh Essential OilBright, citrusy scents invigorate and refresh any environment. Use this essential oil diffuser blend to wake up your senses on languid afternoons or get an energizing start to the day by diffusing it first thing in the morning.

Good, clean sun

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil - Young LivingAs much as we love summer, a lot of heat can lead to a lot of stink. Clear the air by diffusing this fresh, clean-smelling blend of complementary oils and say see ya later to stuffy, smelly spaces.

Vitamin sea

Lemon Myrtle Essential OilReminiscent of a day at the beach, this essential oil diffuser blend might have you checking for sand between your toes and salt in your hair. When a vacation to the beach is too many weeks away, this blend of uplifting aromas will tide you over.

A midsummer night’s dream

Citronella Essential OilWhether you’re grilling in the backyard or sitting on the patio under the stars, this blend will freshen the night air and can help keep you annoyance free.

A bloom of one’s own

Cedarwood Essential OilThe floral notes of summer blossoms make us want to bring the outdoors inside. Turn your favorite room into a garden-like sanctuary by diffusing this essential bouquet this summer.


We love taking our favorite parts of summer and making the most of them with essential oils. Did you know that you can incorporate these blends into your beauty routine as well? Learn how to turn these seasonal blends into a DIY perfume and a DIY lotion bar to keep these summery aromas with you all day!

What are your favorite summery essential oils?

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