35 Spring & Summer DIY Essential Oil and Aromatherapy Recipes

Spring and Summer essential oils blends for energy, allergies, summer colds, and focus

Essential oils are great all year long but I’ve collected recipes that remind me of spring and summer.

Add these blends to your essential oil diffuser any time you’d like to indulge the senses and create a mood while purifying the air.

You only need 1 to 3 drops of each essential oil to create a wonderful scent.

The more pungent and powerful oils such as cinnamon, bergamot, thyme, and coriander, should be dropped in at a ratio of 1:2 when paired with milder scents like rose, lavender, jasmine, chamomile, and others.

Have a fun time making up your own interesting and delicious-smelling essential oil blends!

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Spring And Summer Diffuser Blends

Some of these I would have never thought of to combine and others are old favorites. If you have a favorite summer blend leave me a comment!

Restful Rose Blend – Rose, Geranium, and Lavender

2 drops rose essential oil 
3 drops geranium essential oil
3 drops lavender essential oil

Sweetest Musk – Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang, and Vanilla

2 drops sandalwood  essential oil
3 drops ylang ylang essential oil
2 drops vanilla essential oil (get it here)

Summer Paradise – Grapefruit and Ylang Ylang

2 drops grapefruit essential oil
1 drop ylang ylang essential oil

Summer essential oils that smell like pinacolada

Allergy Relief – Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint

3 drops lemon essential oil
3 drops lavender essential oil
2 drops peppermint essential oil

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Summer Cold & Congestion – Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree and Lemon

3 drops peppermint essential oil
2 drops eucalyptus essential oil
2 drops tea tree essential oil
1 drop  lemon essential oil

Lift My Mood & Energy – Copaiba, Bergamot and Ylang Ylang

3 drops copaiba essential oil
3 drops bergamot essential oil
2 drops ylang ylang essential oil

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Evening Star – Jasmine, Sandalwood and Neroli

3 drops sandalwood essential oil
3 drops jasmine essential oil
2 drops neroli essential oil

“The Happy Hippie” – Patchouli, Sweet Orange and Nutmeg

3 drops patchouli essential oil
2 drops orange oil essential oil
2 drops nutmeg essential oil

April Showers

3 drops vetiver essential oil
3 drops lemon essential oil
April essential oil blends

Sunny Morning – Vetiver, Grapefruit and Rose Geranium

2 drops vetiver essential oil 
2 drops grapefruit essential oil 
3 drops rose geranium essential oil

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Citrus Burst – Orange, Lemon, Lime, Clove, Bergamot and Vetiver

1 drop orange essential oil
2 drops lemon essential oil
1 drop lime essential oil 
1 drop clove essential oil
1 drop bergamot essential oil
2 drops vetiver essential oil


Afternoon Snooze – Lavender, Chamomile and Ylang Ylang

2 drops lavender essential oil
2 drops chamomile essential oil
1 drop ylang ylang essential oil

Bug Off! Natural Insect Repellent – Peppermint, Clove and Citronella

3 drops citronella essential oil
2 drops peppermint essential oil
2 drops clove essential oil

More recipes for bug repellent here

Natural Bug spray with essential Oils

Heaven Scent – Lime, Bergamot and Basil

3 drops lime essential oil
2 drops bergamot essential oil
1 drop basil  essential oil

“Put Your Feet Up” Rose Geranium, Sandalwood and Chamomile

3 drops rose geranium essential oil
3 drops chamomile essential oil
2 drops sandalwood essential oil

Spring Diffuser Blends

Spring Blossoms Synergy Essential Oil 5 mL

Spring Blossoms Synergy is the perfect blend of floral and citrus.

Spring Fresh Blend – Tea Tree, Peppermint, Lemon and Lime

2 drops tea tree essential oil 
2 drops peppermint essential oil
2 drops lemon essential oil
2 drops lime essential oil

Summer Breeze – Coriander, Lavender, Rose Geranium

2 drops coriander essential oil
3 drops lavender essential oil
3 drops rose geranium essential oil

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Breathe Easy – Eucalyptus, Peppermint, and Rosemary

3 drops eucalyptus essential oil
3 drops peppermint essential oil
3 drops rosemary essential oil

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Taste of Thailand – Ginger, Lime, Lemongrass

2 drops ginger essential oil
3 drops lime essential oil
3 drops lemongrass essential oil

Spring Day – Marjoram, Good Vibes, Tangerine, Ladies Choice

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Rainsong – Peppermint, Vetiver, Neroli, Eucalyptus, Lemon

2 drops vetiver essential oil
1 drop neroli essential oil
2 drops peppermint essential oil
1 drop eucalyptus essential oil
2 drops lemon essential oil

Far East Fantasy – Sandalwood, Neroli, Cardamom, Ylang Ylang, Bergamot

2 drops sandalwood essential oil
2 drops neroli essential oil
1 drop cardamom essential oil
2 drops ylang ylang essential oil
1 drop bergamot essential oil

Love Is In The Air – Bergamot, Orange and Ylang Ylang

Simply Earth has a blend called Love that is one of my favorites – check it out here!

3 drops orange essential oil
3 drops bergamot essential oil
3 drops ylang ylang essential oil

 

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Deep Breaths –  Coriander, Basil, Ylang Ylang and Clary Sage

2 drops coriander essential oil
2 drops sweet basil essential oil
2 drops ylang ylang essential oil
2 drops clary sage essential oil

Spring Meadow – Chamomile, Ylang Ylang, Neroli, Pine

3 drops chamomile essential oil 
2 drops ylang ylang essential oil
2 drops neroli essential oil
1 drop pine essential oil

Ice Cream Dream – Orange and Vanilla

3 drops orange essential oil
3 drops vanilla essential oil (get it here)

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Mojito Magic – Lime, Vetiver and Spearmint

3 drops vetiver essential oil
2 drops lime  essential oil
2 drops spearmint essential oil

Moscow Mule Blend – Orange, Lemon and Peppermint

3 drops orange essential oil
3 drops lemon essential oil
2 drops peppermint essential oil

Evening Walk – Tangerine, Spearmint, and Bergamot

2 drops tangerine essential oil (get it here)
2 drops spearmint essential oil 
2 drops bergamot essential oil 

Energy Boost – Orange and Peppermint

3 drops orange essential oil 
3 drops peppermint essential oil 

Essential Oil Skin Care Recipes

Springtime puts creativity into full bloom.

Open a window, drop some of your favorite essential oil blends into your room diffuser, and whip up some good-for-you all-natural skincare blends in your favorite spring scents.

As the weather warms up, you’ll probably crave light, fresh aromas that soothe, cool, and invigorate.

Florals, spice oils and musks balance well as a trio when making homemade perfumes.

For spring, think of botanical blends that combine oils from your favorite, freshly scented herbs and woodland plants.

Bright basil, cooling peppermint, and earthy rosemary, for example.

Cheerful, uplifting citrus oils such as lime, lemon, orange, and grapefruit blend nicely with heady, woodsy scents like lavender, vetiver, cedar, eucalyptus.

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Fabulous Foot Scrub – Rosemary, Peppermint, Lemon

Show those tootsies some TLC while exfoliating to reveal smooth, soft skin beneath.

This fabulous foot scrub made from natural ingredients contains magnesium-rich espom salts and fresh, cooling essential oils.

To make this you will need:

5 Tablespoons olive oil
1 cup Epsom salts 
4 drops peppermint essential oil
4 drops lemon essential oil
4 drops rosemary essential oil
1 Tablespoon fresh rosemary (optional)

Directions:

  1. Use a mortar and pestle to crush the fresh rosemary and release its natural oils.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.
  3. Transfer to a glass container with lid.

To use:

  1. Clean feet using soap and water.
  2. Fill a small basin with warm water.
  3. Apply the foot scrub to your feet and massage in thoroughly. Pay attention to those rough spots. Epsom salts will gradually soak in.
  4. Rinse in warm water and pat dry.

Relaxing Epsom Salt Bath With Chamomile and Lavender Recipe

After a tough day, you can look forward to relaxing in a warm bath that smells softly of sweet chamomile and lavender.

Both of these essential oils deliver a mildly sedative effect.

To make this you will need:

4 cups Epsom salts
20 drops lavender essential oil
20 drops chamomile essential oil
Dark colored glass container with lid
4 Tablespoons crushed lavender seeds (optional)

Directions:

  1. Begin by crushing the lavender in a mortar and pestle to release the plant’s healing oil.
  2. Mix all ingredients.
  3. Scoop into glass container and label.
  4. Store in bathroom vanity or tie on a pretty ribbon and display on shelf.

To use:

  1. Begin by showering or bathing as you normally would. If you plan to shave, take care of this chore first.
  2. Now it’s time to relax. Scoop out about a half-cup of Relaxing Lavender and Chamomile bath salts.
  3. Pour into your warm bath, lean back and enjoy the soothing calm that takes over your body.

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 “Restful Rose” Homemade Foaming Hand Soap Recipe

Rose oil is long cherished for its gift of lifting the mood as it clears the mind. Unmistakably floral, rose pairs well with earthy lavender which imparts calm and slows down the body systems for a relaxing repose.

Geranium delivers a mild,  lemony botanical scent along with cleansing properties, and it is also known to repel insects – making it a pleasant and useful aroma to linger upon your skin in the springtime.

What you will need:

Foaming soap pump
2 Tbs. castile soap
1 cup distilled water
3 teaspoons vegetable glycerin
8 drops rose essential oil
12 drops geranium essential oil
10 drops lavender essential oil

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients.
  2. Pour into foaming pump bottle and securely screw the cap into place.
  3. Shake or swirl gently before each use.
  4. To clean hands, simply squirt a few pumps of your delicious, homemade, all-natural soap into hands.
  5. Rub hands all over and rinse well.

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Natural Hand Sanitizer Spray Recipe – in Rain Song Blend

Related: DIY Lysol Recipes

It’s nice to have a handy bottle of homemade hand sanitizer for those messy moments when you’re out and about.

Even better when it’s free of chemicals and unwanted ingredients like alcohol and Triclosan.

Make a batch of this ahead of time to store in your purse for on-the-go cleanups.

What you’ll need:

  • 1-ounce spray bottle with cap
  • 3 tablespoons witch hazel
  • 4 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 2 drops vetiver essential oil
  • 2 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 4 drops lemon essential oil

Directions:

  1. Use an essential oil funnel to add each ingredient to the spray bottle.
  2. Add lid and label as hand sanitizer.
  3. Spray onto palms of hands and rub in thoroughly.

Natural Antibacterial Hand Gel Recipe

If antibacterial gel is your favorite way to clean up quickly when out and about, then you’ll love this homemade version that incorporates moisturizing and soothing aloe vera gel as a base.

What you will need:

  • 3/4 cup aloe vera gel
  • 1 Tablespoon witch hazel
  • 25 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 7 drops chamomile essential oil
  • 10 drops geranium essential oil 

Directions:

  1. Use a very small funnel to carefully add each ingredient to an 8-oz. pump bottle.
  2. Screw on cap and shake to mix.

To disinfect hands, squeeze a dime-sized amount into palms and rub hands together well using a scrubbing motion. Be sure to shake the bottle well prior to each use.

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Natural Facial Toner Recipe – Rose Chamomile

Toner is the word we use to describe a substance that firms and tightens. Rose geranium has natural tonic properties, making it an easy choice for homemade natural skincare products.

What you will need:

  • 2-oz. squeeze bottle
  • 1/4 cup Witch Hazel
  • 10 drops rose geranium essential oil
  • 5 drops rose essential oil
  • 10 drops chamomile essential oil

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to bottle.
  2. Screw cap on tightly and shake to combine.

To use, simply wet part of a cotton ball with this natural, homemade toner and apply to face directly after cleansing with soap and water

Homemade Face Cleansing Sugar Scrub -“Taste of Thailand”

If you enjoy the flavors of Thai cooking, then you’ll love the aromatherapy version of this balanced mix. Warming ginger meets bright lime with a coconut base. The brown sugar scrubs you squeaky clean while the ginger and lime deliver antiseptic, cleansing benefits.

What you will need:

  • 1/4 cup unrefined brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2-oz. dark-tinted glass cosmetic jar with screw-on lid
  • 3 drops ginger essential oil
  • 4 drops lime oil essential oil
  • 2 drops orange oil essential oil
  • 2 drops lemongrass oil essential oil

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients and mix well.
  2. Use a small spatula to carefully transfer the mixture to a glass jar.
  3. Tightly screw on the cap.

To use, take a teaspoon of your homemade sugar scrub and apply to face, gently massing into skin using a circular motion. Take care to avoid the eyes. Rinse away with warm water and a clean cotton washcloth.

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Bug Off! Natural Insect Repellent Bracelet Recipe – Peppermint, Clove and Citronella

Don’t throw away those used natural bug repellent stretchy bracelets whose scent has faded! They can be reused again and again by making your own insect repellent using essential oils.

The coiled stretchy bracelet is showing up in stores as an easy way to keep a citronella scent close to you to ward off ticks, fleas and mosquitoes.

Prepare your own pre-soaked bracelets to store in a dark colored glass jar with lid. Pop these onto wrists and ankles before heading out for a hike in the wilderness.

What you need:

  • Package of stretchy, coiled bracelets
  • Mason jar with lid
  • 3 tablespoons jojoba oil
  • 20 drops lemongrass or citronella essential oil
  • 20 drops clove essential oil
  • 20 drops peppermint essential oil

Directions:

  1. Mix the carrier and essential oils together in a wide-mouth jar with lid.
  2. Set the bracelets into the oil mix.
  3. Cap the jar and allow to soak.
  4. Use a fork or spoon to remove the bracelets when ready for use.

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“Orange You Beautiful” Facial Scrub Recipe

Cheerful orange meets calming vanilla for the ultimate, kissable face. Antibacterial and antimicrobial in nature as well as a humectant which means it draws water, raw honey is prized for being amazing for the skin. Add sweet almond for rich moisture, and nourishing oats which act as a gentle exfoliant.

What you need:

  • 1/4 cup natural raw honey
  • 1/4 cup ground oats (process in a blender)
  • 1/4 cup sweet almond oil
  • 5 drops orange essential oil
  • 5 drops vanilla essential oil (get it here)
  • Two 2-oz. jars with lids

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix thoroughly.
  2. Use a small spatula to transfer to jar.
  3. Cap with lid and close tightly to avoid leaks.

To use, place a quarter-sized amount into palm of hand and gently massage into face, avoiding eye area. Gently rinse with warm water and a wash cloth.

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Body Butter in “Orange You Beautiful”

This recipe makes two 8-oz. jars full of delicious body butter – one for you, and one for a friend. Smells good enough to eat, but don’t be tempted. Essential oils are generally for external use only, unless the label on your oils specifies that it is food grade.

Please do not eat shea butter!

What you will need:

  • 1 cup shea butter
  • 3 Tablespoons sweet almond oil
  • 30 drops orange oil essential oil
  • 30 drops vanilla absolute oil
  • Two 8-oz. cosmetic jars with screw-on lids – dark colors work best to protect the potency of the essential oils
  • Small electric hand beater

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  2. Whip together with hand beater on medium setting for 2-4 minutes until desired consistency is achieved.
  3. You can add more shea butter one spoonful at a time if you prefer your body butter to be thicker. Or, thin it out with more sweet almond oil if you like.

Use this moisturizing, anti-oxidant rich body butter as an all-over, after-bath treat for your skin.

Let me know your favorite spring and summer essential oil blends!

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