Essential Oil Blends for the Summertime July 15, 2016 16:59

Essential oils can be the perfect antidote to brutal summer heat-- and if you live in a city like we do, summer may also bring unpleasant smells and sweaty crowds. In this post we will be discussing different essential oil blends that you can concoct yourself, as well as suggesting some of our own products that we've deemed perfect for summertime! 

Genres of Essential Oils for Summer

If you know a bit about essential oils, then you may have heard them described or categorized by types of aromas. For example, "woody" or "earthy," "citrus," "herbal," "floral," etc. For hot, stuffy or humid summer air, excessively spicy or woody oils tend to be too much. Also, when used on the body, spice oils create warming sensations rather than cooling ones. 

So we like to stick with the light and uplifting oils such as herbal, citrus and floral types. In the heat, we are more likely to get drowsy or tired quicker, so it is good to use oils that energize and refresh. 

Must-Have Essential Oils for Summer

Here are some examples of oils that we like to use in the summertime:


1. Peppermint Oil 

Peppermint is the ultimate cooling essential oil. It is often used to ease muscle pains and headaches because of this deep cooling sensation that targets the area you apply it. It is a very stimulating oil that can also we used to give you a mental boost throughout the hot afternoon. 

DIY Diffuser Blend: Peppermint, Sweet Orange and Lime.

Our Pick: We carry an essential oil inhaler of that exact blend (above), called Mental Focus. Perfect for studying or just a little pick-me-up during your commute.


2. Lemongrass Oil

Lemongrass has a perfectly fresh, lemony scent that is very uplifting, both in terms of energy and emotions. As an added summer bonus, it also naturally repels mosquitos!

DIY Diffuser Blend: Lemongrass, thyme, eucalyptus and basil (a very herbal blend). 

Our Pick: 'Roll-On Energizing Oil' perfume oil works wonders for anything from headaches (simply roll it onto your temples and massage) to boosting your level of alertness throughout the day. Also try our 'Vitality' diffuser blend, which is a mixture of lemongrass and grapefruit essential oils. 

3. Geranium Oil

Geranium Oil has a floral aroma that is incredibly unique, almost reminiscent of a citrus oil. Geranium is known to lessen mental fatigue, and keep away insects! Its lovely floral aroma also makes for an excellent summer perfume component. 

DIY Diffuser Blend: Lavender, Geranium and Roman Chamomile.

Our Pick: Our new 'Sensuality' Be Home diffuser oil is a mixture of ylang ylang, geranium, palma rosa and patchouli, creating just the right balance of aromas. 


4. Eucalyptus Oil

Eucalyptus has been a classic go-to oil for ages. It is most commonly known for its use as a decongestant and antiseptic. It blends well with other oils to make pleasant and refreshing fragrances for diffusers and perfume oils. Eucalyptus acts as both an insect repellant as well as an antidote to bites and stings. 

DIY Diffuser Oil: Peppermint, eucalyptus, clove and lemongrass. 

Our Pick: We make a 'Breathe Easy' Perfume Oil that is a cooling and invigorating blend of eucalyptus, basil, rosemary and marjoram. 

5. Lavender Oil

Lavender oil is a calming oil, often used to reduce stress and anxiety. It has a floral aroma that mixes well with mint and citrus scents. Lavender adds a relaxing and grounding undertone that evens out the intensity of an oil such as peppermint. 

DIY Diffuser Oil: Lavender, Cypress, Juniper Berry, Peppermint. 

Our Pick: Our 'Balance' diffuser oil is a simpler version of the mixture listed above. It contains just Lavender and Peppermint oils, which work together in a completely harmonious way. 

Thank you for reading and enjoy the remainder of the summer! Stay cool and take out those essential oils!