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Diffuser Essential Oil Recipes for Spring and Summer

Young Living Essential Oils in a basket

Now that the flowers and trees are in full bloom here in the south, it seemed like the perfect time to gather all my favorite diffuser essential oil recipes for spring and summer into one spot! Do you love the smell of citrus? Maybe you are more of a flower person? Or perhaps you are an herb lover? Whether you love one or all, I have something for everyone in this post! Spring is my favorite season, because the days are warming, nature is waking up, and there is new life all around me! I love opening up my windows and letting in the fresh clean air after being cooped up from winter. I don’t want to chatter all day about springtime….. so let’s get right into the fun part!

“A merry heart lives long.” William Shakespeare 

Favorite Essential Oils for Diffusing in Spring and Summer:

Before I give you the essential oil diffuser recipes, I wanted to share what essential oils will be in the recipes and a little about each one. These are all essential oils that I love and use all the time in our home. For spring and summer, I really love citrus, floral, and herbal essential oils. They really describe the feelings of seasons to me. I find them energizing, uplifting, and refreshing! All things that I associate with spring and summer here in the deep south. Below are my ten favorite essential oils for diffusing in spring and summer. (If you want to purchase these specific oils that I use, the essential oil bottles below are clickable for your convenience.) 

Citrus Essential Oils:

Merriam-Webster Definition of citrus any of a group of often thorny trees and shrubs (Citrus and related genera) of the rue family grown in warm regions for their edible fruit with firm, usually thick rind and pulpy flesh 
  • Lemon essential oil smells clear, sweet, and citrusy. This uplifting aroma promotes clarity of thought and purpose. It cleanses the air and eliminates odors. (To learn more about the benefits of lemon essential oil, see my post here)
  • Lime essential oil smells bright, tart, and citrusy. It inspires and uplifts the senses with its lively, refreshing, citrus aroma.
  • Orange essential oil smells bright, sweet, and citrusy. This uplifting, refreshing aroma may help calm the mind and emotions. It cleanses the air and eliminates odors.
  • Bergamot essential oil smells fresh, citrusy, with a hint of floral.  It is both uplifting and calming to the mind and spirit. It cleanses and purifies the air.

Floral Essential Oils:

Merriam-Webster Definition of flower : a plant grown or valued for its flowers
  • Geranium essential oil smells sweet, green, citrus-rosy, and fresh. This uplifting aroma helps the body release negative memories and ease nervous tension. (To learn more about the benefits of geranium essential oil, see my detailed post here)
  • Lavender essential oil smells sweet and floral, with woodsy undertones. It is calming, relaxing, and balancing to the body – both physically and emotionally. (To learn more about the benefits of lavender essential oil, see my detailed post here)
  • Palmarosa essential oil smells floral and rose-like. It makes a wonderful rose aroma substitute. It promotes feelings of security, as it helps calm unsettled emotions.

Herbal Essential Oils:

Merriam-Webster Definition of herb: a plant or plant part valued for its medicinal, savory, or aromatic qualities

  • Rosemary essential oil smells strong, herbaceous, with woodsy-evergreen undertones. Many find it boosts mental alertness and clarity. It freshens the air and may be clearing congested sinuses. (To learn more about the benefits of rosemary essential oil, see my detailed post here)
  • Peppermint essential oil smells cool, fresh, sharp, and minty. It creates an invigorating aroma in the air which may boost energy levels. It may be clearing for stuffy sinuses. (To learn more about the benefits of peppermint essential oil, see my detailed post here)
  • Spearmint essential oil smells minty, slightly sweet and fruity. It supports feelings of balance and well-being. Its fresh aroma may help with feelings of queasiness.
Young Living Essential Oils in grass

14 Diffuser Essential Oil Recipes for Spring and Summer:

As you saw, these are my favorite essential oils for spring and summer, for good reason. Not simply because they smell so amazing, but also for the wonderful ways they can support our bodies!  Now I can share my favorite spring and summer diffuser essential oil recipes with you! (If you are new to diffusing, or looking for more information on diffusing and diffusers, you can visit my Diffusing Essential Oils Basics post here.)

1. Spring is Here

  • 2 drops lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops lemon essential oil
  • 1 drop peppermint or spearmint essential oil

2. Greet the Day

  • 2 drops peppermint or spearmint essential oil
  • 2 drops lavender essential oil
  • 4 drops orange essential oil

3. Garden Party

  • 2 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 6 drops palmarosa essential oil

4. Breathe Deep

  • 2 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 2 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 4 drops lemon essential oil

5. Sunset

  • 2 drops lavender essential oil
  • 3 drops orange essential oil
  • 3 drops lemon essential oil

6. Flowers All Around

  • 2 drops lavender essential oil
  • 3 drops geranium essential oil
  • 3 drops bergamot essential oil

7. Beach Day

  • 3 drops orange essential oil
  • 2 drops lemon essential oil
  • 3 drops lime essential oil

8. Spring Cleaning

  • 2 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 3 drops lemon essential oil
  • 3 drops lime essential oil

9. Romance & Love 

  • 2 drops geranium essential oil
  • 1 drop lavender essential oil
  • 3 drops orange essential oil
  • 2 drops lemon essential oil

10. Summer Breeze

  • 3 drops palmarosa essential oil
  • 2 drops lemon essential oil
  • 3 drops bergamot essential oil

11. Spring Bouquet

  • 1 drop lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops geranium essential oil
  • 3 drops palmarosa essential oil
  • 2 drops bergamot essential oil

12. Summertime Snooze

  • 3 drops lemon essential oil
  • 3 drops bergamot essential oil
  • 2 drops lavender essential oil

13. Spring Breeze

  • 2 drops geranium essential oil
  • 3 drops lemon essential oil
  • 3 drops orange essential oil

14. Flower Bouquet

  • 2 drops bergamot essential oil
  • 2 drops lemon essential oil
  • 2 drops geranium essential oil
  • 2 drops lavender essential oil

~ If you enjoyed this post, you may want to look at my 12 Essential Oil Room Spray Recipes for Spring and Summer post here.

~ Are the bugs putting a damper on your outside spring and summer fun? If they are, you will want to take a peek at my Bug Off Repellent Essential Oil Recipe here.

~ To learn why I only use Young Living essential oils for my family and pets, you can visit my What You Need to Know About Young Living post here.

“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk through my garden forever.” Alfred Tennyson 

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