Your Summer Guide to Essential Oils


The gorgeous scent of fresh flowers and herbs is synonymous with summer, as the plants around us burst into bloom. And what better way to harness the power of these beautiful botanicals, than with a selection of organic essential oils made from the purest plant essences? Essential oils are a joy to use, and can be added to your daily routine in so many ways this summer. Whether you’re looking to keep mosquitoes and other nasty bugs at bay; to soothe and hydrate your skin after a day in the sun; keep your family healthy and happy on holiday travels; or simply add an amazing natural scent to your living space; these little beauties have got the answer. It’s time to get inspired folks! Here’s a look at some of our favourite essential oils for the summer season – plus some great ways to use them for summertime health and beauty. 

Our Top Essential Oil Picks for Summer:


This is your number one anti-bug solution for those hot summer nights; the ideal oil to add to your diffuser to keep mosquitoes away. It’s also antibacterial and antiseptic, so can be used along with a carrier oil to help treat cuts, scrapes and insect bites.

“I burn it when we are outside to keep insects, flies and mozzies away and it works really well! Much better than those horrible chemical filled coils that they sell in the shops!” – Kerry


This oil is a powerful natural remedy for summer colds and congested sinuses; plus it promotes wound healing and can be used to soothe the itching and irritation of insect bites.

“Always use this oil when I have a cold – either just a few drops on my pillow or in the bath really helps! Or I add it to a bowl of steaming hot water and breath in the steam – that works really well!” – Kerry


A lesser-known but amazing flower oil, also known as Maltese Everlasting. Helichrysum has powerful anti-inflammatory and decongestant properties, making it a great treatment for hayfever and allergies, summer colds, stuffy sinuses, sunburn AND insect bites!


This lemony oil smells great to people but bad to pests like flies and mosquitoes! Use a few drops in an oil diffuser, or dilute some in a spray bottle with filtered water, to spritz around your living area and keep bugs at bay.

Not only is lemongrass oil a natural bug-repellent, it’s also a great remedy for jetlag and fatigue, with its fresh and stimulating fragrance. Definitely a must-have if you’re planning an overseas holiday this summer.

“Has a lovely uplifting scent. I use it in cleaning, air freshening and as a final rinse when we bath our dogs. It leaves them smelling absolutely wonderful!” – Melanie-ann


An absolute must-have for summer! Peppermint is a cooling oil that helps to clear the mind and energise the body. It’s also a wonderful remedy for headaches and nausea – just rub a little on your temples to banish a festive-season hangover.

Peppermint’s energising and anti-nausea properties also make it a handy travel companion for the holidays. Use this amazing oil to keep your head clear on long trips, and to combat travel sickness.

“One of my favourite oils, I like to use a few drops in an burner during my morning Yoga practice, it really awakens your mind, opens your respiratory system and energises you. Its smell is pleasant but not overwhelming.” – Luisa

“Works like a charm for headaches and hangovers. Just dab a very very little on your temples and you will feel relief almost immediately.” – Monique

Did You Know? Simply rubbing a drop of peppermint essential oil into the soles of your feet can help bring your body temperature down if you are feeling overheated.

Sweet Orange

This sumptuously scented oil makes a wonderful addition to your natural home care range; it can be used to make a multi-purpose home cleaning and degreasing solution, and it smells so lovely and summery you’ll love spraying it around your home as a room freshener too.

“This essential oil is so clean, uplifting and refreshing, but it comes into its own for Christmas – pair this one with Soil Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil for your vaporiser or oil burner, 4 drops of each and your home will be filled with a wonderful Christmassy fragrance.” – Karamena

Sensational Essential Oil Summer Recipes

Try these luscious summertime beauty recipes, made with some of our favourite organic essential oils. They’re a great way to spoil yourself, and they make really thoughtful homemade gifts for your loved ones too.

Cooling Peppermint Bath Soak



  • Combine the salts & baking soda in a small bowl.
  • Sprinkle the peppermint oil into the salts & mix well.
  • Dissolve the mixture into lukewarm bath. Sit back, soak & enjoy!


Delicious Citrus Body Scrub




  • Pulse dried lemon peel in a blender until coarsely chopped.
  • Mix all ingredients thoroughly in a bowl.
  • Place mixture in airtight glass jar.
  • Use once or twice a week to exfoliate & refresh your skin.


Soothing After-Sun Serum




  • Mix all ingredients together in a small glass bowl.
  • Apply to sunburned skin several times a day, to promote healing & prevent blistering.


Festive Holiday Room Spray




  • Mix all ingredients together in a clean spray bottle.
  • Shake well before use.
  • Spritz into the air around your home to add a delicious “Christmassy” scent.


Summer Citrus Room Spray




  • Mix all ingredients together in a clean spray bottle.
  • Shake well before use.
  • Spritz into the air around your home for a fresh summer citrus scent.
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