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15 Beautiful Summer Diffuser Blends

15 Beautiful Summer Diffuser Blends

By Alison Angold | Qualified Aromatherapist | CIDESCO ITEC

Summer – the best time of the year – at least I think so! Those days that you can get up knowing you can just pull a pair of shorts and a t-shirt on, and go – no need to think about wrapping up, taking a coat, or that it might rain!

Long days, warm evenings, summer holidays – all these things make summer my favourite time of year!

But alas, summer is short-lived – at least here in the UK it is! I am always looking for ways to prolong the summer months, and creating summer diffuser blends to burn around the house, is the ideal way to do this!

There are many different essential oils that are ideal for diffusing and using to create a feeling of summer but the best, and my favourite are;

  • Lavender
  • Lemongrass
  • Eucalyptus
  • Orange
  • Ylang Ylang
  • Jasmine
  • Mandarin
  • Bergamot
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Grapefruit
  • Peppermint

You can also use these oils to create some wonderful SUMMER ESSENTIAL OIL RECIPES – everything you need to get you through the season!

The best Summer Diffuser Blends

A list of summer diffuser blends

Both of these blends, smell wonderfully citrusy and almost antiseptic, with the added benefit of warding off mosquitos and flies!

Mosquito repellent #1

  • 3 drops Lavender
  • 3 drops Lemongrass

Mosquito repellent #2

  • 3 drops Citronella
  • 2 drops Eucalyptus
  • 3 drops Orange

Ylang-ylang flowers typically smell more powerful at night. These 2 floral blends paired with light, refreshing mandarin or bergamot, are reminiscent of warm, balmy evenings!

Exotic evening

  • 2 drops Ylang Ylang
  • 2 drops Jasmine
  • 4 drops Mandarin

Exotic floral

  • 3 drops Bergamot
  • 2 drops Ylang Ylang
  • 2 drops Lavender

Benzoin has a distinct vanilla, almost white chocolate aroma, and when paired with peppermint, can remind us of mint choc chip ice cream!

Mint choc-chip ice cream

  • 2 drops Peppermint
  • 3 drops Benzoin

Replicate a favourite summer desert, by blending these zingy citrus aromas with the vanilla-scented Benzoin.

Key lime pie

  • 3 drops Lime
  • 3drops Lemon
  • 3 drops Benzoin

This uplifting, refreshing, fragrance contains the main components of this cocktail favourite!


  • 3 drops Lime
  • 3 drops Grapefruit
  • 2 drops Peppermint

Pure citrus fruits make this wonderfully refreshing summertime blend.

Fruit burst

  • 3 drops Grapefruit
  • 3 drops Orange
  • 3 drops Lemon

Imagine a beautiful, pine forest fringed Mediterranean beach with this woody, citrus blend.

Beach days

  • 3 drops Petitgrain
  • 2 drops Pine
  • 3 drops Orange

A summer garden comes to life in this highly floral diffuser blend.

Floral burst

  • 2 drops Lavender
  • 2 drops Geranium
  • 2 drops Jasmine

This blend gives a really fresh, clean, sea air scent.


  • 3 drops Cypress
  • 2 drops Peppermint
  • 3 drops Orange

This fresh scent will help to keep flies away, and the floral lavender balances the sweet, citrus of the lime and lemongrass.

Flies away!

  • 3 drops Lavender
  • 3 drops Lime
  • 2 drops Lemongrass

The subtle aroma of pine against the citrus oils gives the aroma of freshly cut grass.

Cut grass

  • 4 drops Lemon
  • 3 drops Lime
  • 2 drops Pine

Summertime fresh

  • 3 drops Lavender
  • 3 drops Mandarin
  • 2 drops Peppermint

This orange blend gives the aroma of an orange lolly. Benzoin is reminiscent of vanilla, so balances out the orange perfectly giving a citrus, sweet scent!

Orange ice lolly

  • 3 drops Orange
  • 2 drops Cypress
  • 2 drops Benzoin


How to use a diffuser for your summer diffuser blends

You can either choose to use a diffuser or a burner for your summer diffuser blends.

With a diffuser, you add water to the diffuser – check your diffuser’s instructions to see how much – and then add the essential oils. Once the diffuser is switched on, it will emit a steady flow of scented steam into your room.

A burner gently warms the oils. With a burner, you add a small amount of water to the receptacle on the top of the burner and add the oils. Light a tealight underneath, and this gently warms the oil, to release the aromas. While diffusers are hugely popular and easy to use, I prefer a burner as you get a purer, more distinct aroma from the oils.

Precautions of summer diffuser blends

As with any diffuser blend, if you suffer from any respiratory disorders, then proceed with caution. Use fewer drops of your chosen oils to see how you react to the aroma.

If you are diffusing the oils around young children or pets, then also reduce the amount of essential oils you are using, and – especially with pets – gauge their reactions. You may like to read about diffuser blends that are safe for children or essential oils to rid of pet odours.

If applying any of these oils topically, then some other precautions apply;

  • The citrus oils of orange, mandarin, lime, grapefruit, and lemon are phototoxic if applied to the skin, so avoid direct sunlight after application
  • Cypress and jasmine should be avoided during pregnancy
  • Peppermint and eucalyptus are incompatible with homeopathic medicines
DISCLAIMER; Even though I am a qualified and experienced aromatherapist, the recommendations in this article are suggestions only. If ever in any doubt about the use of essential oils, then please consult a medical professional. If you have a particular illness or medical issue, then advice from a medical professional should be sought before using essential oils.
About the Author
Alison Angold is a fully qualified (certified) beauty therapist, massage therapist and aromatherapist from the UK. She has over 25 years experience in this industry and has worked in a variety of beauty salons, spa’s as well as running her own successful beauty and massage business. Her career has allowed her to treat many, many clients, with skincare concerns, medical conditions, and a whole variety of other ailments and issues, that has enabled her to work closely with essential oils, prescribing specific blends for these clients to help with these conditions. Her qualifications in the use of essential oils and aromatherapy, allow her to share this knowledge with others, in a safe, reliable way.