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15 safe summer scents for your home

I love scenting my house with beautiful fragrances, but when I learned about the toxic petrochemicals that most air fresheners and candles are made with, I knew I needed to find something safer to use around my kids (and myself!)

Thankfully a friend turned me on to Young Living essential oils.  I bought their Premium Starter Kit, which comes with a diffuser and voila, I was in business again!

In case you’re wondering what a diffuser is — it’s a like a humidifier, but specially designed to break any mixture of essential oils and water into millions of microparticles, and disperse them into the air.

My home diffuser from Young Living will fill the whole bottom floor of my house with safe, refreshing scents for 3 hours with just a few drops of essential oils.

Today I’m sharing some of my favorite summer oil blends to use in a diffuser…

Some of them I’ve tried and love and some of them I can’t wait to try (and hey if those candle companies can give them fun names, so can I)!

1. Mojito

8 drops Lime + 3 drops Spearmint

2.  Thai Sunset

5 drops Lemongrass + 5 drops Lime

3.  Herb Garden

3 drops Lemon + 3 drops Lavender + 3 drops Rosemary

4.  British Virgin Islands

5 drops Bergamot + 5 drops Lime

 5.  Backyard Swingset

5 drops Stress Away + 5 drops Lavender

6.  Exotic Flower

5 drops Ylang Ylang + 5 drops Orange

7.  Sunshine Citrus

3 drops Joy + 3 drops Citrus Fresh

8. Spice Island

6 drops Thieves + 4 drops Tea Tree

9. Summer Lakehouse

2 drops Idaho Balsam Fir + 8 drops Thieves

10. Evening Campfire

8 drops Frankincense +2 drops Cedarwood

11. Beach Vacation

6 drops Tangerine + 4 drops Patchouli

12. Cottage Garden

3 drops Geranium + 3 drops Coriander + 3 drops Orange

 13. Bugs Beware

6 drops Purification 4 drops Peppermint

14. Porch Swing

4 drops Lavender + 2 drops Cedarwood + 4 drops Orange

Porch Swing

15. Summer Cool Down

5 drops R.C. + 5 drops Wintergreen

Summer Cool Down


If you haven’t tried essential oils before you may be surprised by how some of these smell.  They are the real deal, not factory-made chemical fragrances.  I smelled a “lavender” candle the other day and would have never guessed it was lavender if I hadn’t read the label.

If you’d like to give essential oils a try in your home, check out my essential oil page, which has plenty of information to get you started!

If you’re already using essential oils, I’d love to hear what you think about my blends and your favorite summer diffuser blends.

Happy Diffusing!


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