I love diffusing for the season, especially my favorite season! Warmer and longer days are upon us, and I am excited to share 5 summer essential oil diffuser blends.
Thinking about warmer, sunnier, and longer days is what gets me through the long midwest winters. I do like winter; I just wish it only lasted about a week or two. It always seems to drag on way too long! Well, just like every year, it did finally end, and the warm summer air is upon us! So I decided to share my 5 summer essential oil diffuser blends.
I love trying new blends that go along with the current season. For the summer, I went with blends of citrus, mint, and florals.
Diffusing essential oils are wonderful for making your house smell good and can benefit your body. Essential oils have many aromatherapy benefits that can cleanse the air, boost the immune system, and support the mood.
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HOW DO DIFFUSERS WORK?
Diffusers disperse tiny essential oil molecules into the air, and as they float around, you inhale them. There are several essential oil diffusers to choose from.
You can find a few different types of diffusers. The main ones include:
- Ultrasonic diffusers
- Nebulizing diffusers
- Reed diffusers
- Heat Diffusers
This type of diffuser uses water and comes out of the diffuser as a mist. Making it a great option if wanting to add extra humidity to the room. These diffusers dilute the essential oil, making it safer to diffuse around children and pets.
These are my favorite types of diffusers. You can find one of my favorite ones HERE.
This type of diffuser is entirely safe and requires no heat or water. It uses pressurized air to release the essential oils into the air. These diffusers are very quiet, easy to use, and mess-free.
Reed diffusers hold water and oils in a narrow-necked bottle with long reeds or sticks inserted into the liquid. I don’t think they give off as strong of a scent, but they look pretty and are generally safe to use.
Heat diffusers use heating elements to gradually evaporate the essential oils. Typically these types of diffusers use a water and oil mixture. This is my least favorite kind of diffuser because when essential oils are heated up, they can lose their aromatherapy benefits.
The amount of essential oil drops you add to your diffuser really depends on the size. Use this chart when adding essential oils to your diffuser:
- 100mL: 3-5 drops
- 200mL: 6-10 drops
- 300mL: 11-15 drops
- 400mL: 16-20 drops
- 500mL: 21-25 drops
The amount you use can also depend on room size and preference. In a smaller bedroom with closed doors, you may need less than when diffusing in a larger open living space. Let your nose be the judge! If it smells too strong, use less. If you don’t smell it strong enough, add more drops.
WHAT IS AROMATHERAPY?
Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment that uses essential oils to promote health, well-being and uplifts the mood.
Aromatherapy is usually used through inhaling or topical application. When the essential oil is inhaled, it will reach the limbic system. This system of the brain controls emotions, stress levels, and stimulation. Studies show that the oils are absorbed into the bloodstream when inhaled.
This is why essential oils can be very effective for stress and anxious feelings. Several of the blends I am sharing can help relax and calm the nervous system.
5 SUMMER ESSENTIAL OIL DIFFUSER BLENDS
ESSENTIAL OIL DIFFUSER RECIPES
- 4 drops lavender
- 3 drops lemongrass
- 2 drops peppermint
This beautiful blend smells terrific and is very uplifting and motivating. Add this one to the diffuser when working on a project around the house or to add cheer on a rainy day.
These essential oils are known for their ability to scare off bugs. Enjoy the scent and aromatherapy benefits while keeping bugs at bay.
- 3 drops patchouli
- 3 drops wild orange
- 2 drops ylang ylang
The slight sweet floral scent of this blend is perfect for diffusing after a long day at the beach. It is very relaxing and smells amazing.
- 3 drops lime
- 3 drops lemon
- 2 drops spearmint
This minty citrus blend makes a perfect summertime blend. Citrus essential oils, like lemon and lime, are great for promoting positive moods, giving a natural boost of energy, and purifying the air.
Minty oils, like spearmint, can be used to help with focus, proper brain function, and aiding memory.
- 3 drops rosemary
- 2 drops lemon
- 2 drops bergamot
This blend is my favorite to diffuse in the kitchen. Something about the herby citrus scent makes everything smell crisp and clean. These oils are cleansing and can be used to clean kitchen countertops and purify the air.
- 3 drops juniper berry
- 3 drops tangerine
- 2 drops grapefruit
After a long day out in the sun, you may want to come home and relax and cool off. Diffusing this blend will help with that! These essential oils smell beautiful together and remind me of summer.
Find the oils for your favorite blend HERE.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THESE ESSENTIAL OILS?
First off, they smell amazing! But the cool thing about using therapeutic-grade essential oils is that you get so much more out of the oil than a good scent. Check out some of the things that these essential oils can do to support your body.
CITRUS ESSENTIAL OILS
- Purifying and cleansing
- Uplifting and energizing
- Promotes positive moods
- Eliminates germs
- Boost the immune system
- Eases anxious feelings and stress
- Promotes clear and healthy breathing
FLORAL ESSENTIAL OILS
- Calming and relaxing
- Promotes good night sleep
- Eases tension
- Reduces stress and anxious feelings
MINT ESSENTIAL OILS
- Proper brain function
- Natural boost of energy
- Aids memory
- Cooling and soothing
- Help keep you alert
- Relieves nauseousness
- Helps with respiratory issues and promotes clear breathing
ROSEMARY ESSENTIAL OIL
- Helps with respiratory issues
- Promotes healthy sleep
- Helps with memory and focus
- Stimulates the brain
- Mental and physical fatigue
- Nervousness and sadness
- Jet lag
- Balance emotions
What type of essential oils do you like to diffuse during the summertime? Share your favorite summertime blends in the comments below!
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