Creating Summer Essential Oils Blends

Creating Summer Essential Oils Blends

Did you know that burning candles can emit cancer-causing chemicals like benzene and formaldehyde? 

Essential oils are a safer, healthier way to freshen your home, and scent combinations are endless with essential oil blends. Plus, there are many hidden health benefits of essential oils, like decreased stress and boosted immunity! 

Cinnamon and clove are clear choices for autumn—and rose and lavender work wonders in spring. But what essential oil scents should you use during the summer months? 

Check out these bright and happy summer essential oils blends!

Summer Essential Oils Blends

Blending the best essential oils will create a complex, harmonious scent. Successful oil blends will have distinct top, middle, and base notes that complement each other.  

  • Top notes are striking, uplifting, and fresh
  • Middle notes are a soft, mellow foundation for the other two scents
  • Base notes are grounding, intense, and long-lasting

As you play with these summer blends, try to decipher each note. Remember to start with only a few drops in your diffuser until you discover your preferred intensity for each scent. 

Liquid Sunshine Blend

Kids are out of school, neighbours are hosting barbecues, and the beach is calling your name. Summertime can feel very "go, go, go!" This simple liquid sunshine blend will uplift your spirits and give you a burst of happy energy. 

  • 3 drops of sweet orange
  • 2 drops of lemongrass

Lemongrass essential oil reduces stress, alleviates sadness, and boasts a clean, zesty scent. Sweet orange oil is a summertime classic, adding warmth and floral sweetness to the lemongrass. Together, these oils will help you achieve the perfect energetic balance. 

Seaside Paradise Blend

Are you dreaming of a beachy escape this summer? You don't need to pack your bags yet! This essential oil blend will happily transport you to breezy canopies and frozen fruity cocktails. 

  • 3 drops of ylang ylang
  • 3 drops of pink grapefruit
  • 2 drops sandalwood
  • 1 drop of lime

Ylang ylang is commonly used for its soothing and uplifting qualities. The soft, sweet ylang ylang blends flawlessly with zesty pink grapefruit and lime. Finally, set the scene of your tropical escape with grounding, warm sandalwood. 

Key Lime Pie Blend

Let's face it; sweet chilled treats are probably the best thing about summer. There's nothing better than a bite of smooth key lime pie on a toasty summer day. Now you can indulge in key lime anytime with these essential oils. 

  • 3 drops of lime
  • 2 drops of lemon
  • 1 drop of cardamom
  • 1 drop of vanilla

Lemon and lime essential oils boost your mood, freshen the air, and offer antioxidant and antibacterial properties. Nutty, smoky cardamom mimics the key lime pie crust, and vanilla adds a spoonful of sweetness and relaxation.

Orange Creamsicle Blend

Can't get enough of summertime desserts? Orange creamsicles are another sweet treat that's easy to mimic in your diffuser. Make your whole home smell like a dream with this blend!

  • 4 drops of sweet orange
  • 2 drops of cedarwood
  • 1 drop of vanilla

This blend is incredibly soothing and uplifting. Orange and vanilla imitate the sweet ice cream treat without being too sweet or overpowering. Cedarwood relieves stress, opens the mind, and offers a soft, warm, and woodsy scent to round out this summer blend.

Sunny Garden Blend

If you love to spend your summer months dreaming in a shady hammock, this blend is for you. Grab a summer page-turner, skip the sunburns and invite the fresh air into your home with this sunny garden blend.

  • 2 drops of lemongrass
  • 1 drop of basil
  • 1 drop of peppermint
  • 1 drop of lavender

The fresh scents of basil and peppermint complement the stress-relieving properties of lemongrass and lavender. Basil and peppermint also increase focus and open the airways to help you relax. 

Starlit Bonfire Blend

Summer vacation isn't complete until you've spent a night out under the stars. Whether you live in the open countryside or an inner-city apartment, you can enjoy a breath of the great outdoors with this blend. Whip up some s'mores and enjoy the warm, free feeling of a summer evening!

  • 3 drops of cedarwood
  • 2 drops of sweet orange
  • 1 drop of patchouli

Cedarwood has a warm, woodsy scent like a vintage wooden chest or fine cigar box. The scent comes alive like a warm, toasty campfire when paired with orange and patchouli. This blend is grounding, relaxing, and perfect for a cosy summer night in. 

Summer Lovin' Blend

Summer is a great time to invest in a bit of romance. Whether you met just last week or have been married 50 years, this blend will ignite the sparks between you and your summer fling.

  • 2 drops of jasmine
  • 2 drops of ylang ylang
  • 1 drop of patchouli

Jasmine and ylang ylang are delicate, feminine florals that pair perfectly to create a romantic, spa-like atmosphere. Patchouli adds a touch of musk and mystery and brings a sexy mood to the room. Pour your partner a glass of something classy and indulge in a little summer love!

Happy Blending!

These summer essential oils blends are some well-loved favourites, but the possibilities are endless! Remember to look for top, middle, and base notes and play around with different types of essential oils and proportions. You're sure to discover a summer blend you'll love!

Are you excited to try these summer essential oil blends but unsure how to start? Smellacloud is your one-stop-shop for all your essential oil needs!

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