Summertime Essential Oil Product Ideas & Recipes

Summer is less than one month away! :) This means that it’s time to whip up your favorite summertime DIY recipes and stock up on Young Living’s summer must have essential oils and oil infused products. Check out the graphics below for some essential oil product ideas and recipes so you can have your best summer yet!

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Spritz LavaDerm Cooling Mist on sun-kissed skin!

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Citronella essential oil is recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a natural insect repellent. Check out a natural insect repellent recipe below!

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Try using Peppermint essential oil to help you stay cool this summer!

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Be sure to take Peppermint, DiGize, and Lemon essential oil on your fishing trip!

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Step 1: Exfoliate your tootsies with a DIY Lavender Mint Sugar Scrub!

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Step 2: Promote healthy looking cuticles with Tea Tree essential oil!

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Step 3: Moisturize your tootsies with this Pedicure Perfect Foot Balm recipe!

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Don’t forget to grab your travel diffuser, Stress Away, and Orange essential oil for your summer road trip!

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Be sure to pack Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier and Thieves Spray for your road trip pit stops!

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If you can’t get away, oil up your stay-cation with these summertime diffuser combos!

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Stock up on these Vitality essential oils for two tasty grilling marinades!

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While your “decking it,” cool down with this refreshing oil infused Strawberry Lemonade recipe!

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Or enjoy a summertime oil infused Perfect Margarita! :)

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Essential Oil Quick Tips – Part 2

In March, I published a blog post that contained several Essential Oil Quick Tips. My original plan was to continually add to that post, but once I got to almost 20 tips and graphics, I thought I better divide them up a little bit. Below you’ll find my Essential Oil Quick Tips Part 2! I hope to publish one Essential Oil Quick Tip blog post a month. Happy learning! P.S. Many of the below oils come in your Premium Starter Kit!! :)

SUPPORT YOUR SKIN: Try adding a drop of Frankincense and/or Lavender to your daily facial moisturizer each morning and/or night to support a looking healthy complexion and work on fine lines and wrinkles.

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ADD SOME FLAVOR: Looking to spruce up your water? Add some flavor with 1-2 drops of a citrus Vitality essential oil! Choose from one of these Vitality varieties – Bergamot, Grapefruit, Orange, Tangerine, Citrus Fresh, Lemon, Lime, or Jade Lemon. Yummy!!

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FOR THAT TIME OF THE MONTH: Keep an eye out for Dragon Time to be back in stock! This stuff is so comforting and soothing for that time of the month! Add a 1-3 drops to your lower back and/or abdomen throughout the day. To make your bottle last longer, you can dilute it (it is just as effective when diluted). I like adding 10 drops to a 5-ml roller bottle, 20 drops to a 10-ml roller bottle, or 30 drops to a 15-ml bottle. Then fill the rest of the bottle up with carrier oil and roll on those same areas as needed.

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BECAUSE LIFE IS GROSS: Thieves is one of my favorite essential oils because it’s super powerful and smells amazing! I use Thieves in a lot of my DIY recipes. I also diffuse it year round and apply it (diluted with carrier oil) to the bottom of my feet every night. During the colder months, I make tea by adding 1 drop Thieves Vitality, 1-2 drops Lemon Vitality, and honey (to taste) to warm water. I also like to add a drop of Thieves Vitality to a capsule (with carrier oil) to support my immune and respiratory system. Top 5 oils for sure!!

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FOR PARENTS: ATTENTION PARENTS!! Whether you’ve been taking care of little ones all day, managing end of the day craziness with your kiddos, or running the around in the evening for after school activities, you need STRESS AWAY! Apply to the wrists, forearms, back of the neck, or behind the ears throughout the day or at night when you are winding down. You can also diffuse this blend too….it smells so good!

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FOR PEOPLE WHO GET HOT: Need to cool down? Try diluting 1-3 drops of Peppermint essential oil and apply to the back of your neck. You can also make a cooling spray by adding a few drops of Peppermint oil, an optional Tablespoon of witch hazel (to help disperse the oil in the water), and water to a 2 ounce spray bottle. Shake and spritz yourself with it.

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FOR MAMA & BABY: Gentle Baby is a great blend to calm both mama and baby. You can diffuse several drops, inhale it directly from the bottle, or apply topically. Applying it to your upper chest could benefit both you and your baby when you are holding your little one.

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BEST ADDITIONS TO A VODKA TONIC: Happy Friday!!! One of my favorite weekend cocktails is a vodka tonic with a drop of Grapefruit, Orange, Lemon, or Lime Vitality essential oil. Trust me, you will love this!!

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HATE THE SMELL OF AN OIL?: Hate the smell of an essential oil, but know you could benefit from using it? Add a little Orange to it! Seriously… THIS WORKS!! :) I do this with oils like Joy and Vetiver.

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SUMMER NIGHT SKIN SOOTHER: When summer finally decides to arrive, try these summer night skin essential oils! Apply a small amount of Lavender and Purification to your ankles, wrists, pant legs, and back of the neck to help enjoy a campfire annoyance free. You can also make an easy to use skin soother roll-on by adding 10-15 drops of each oil to a 10-ml roller bottle. Fill with carrier oil, gently shake, and use to spot soothe areas of the arms, legs, and ankles after sitting outside at night. You’ll end up carrying this roll-on around with you all summer!

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TREAT YOURSELF: If you ever want to treat yourself, Melissa and Rose are great essential oils to get! They are great for skin health, and are also uplifting and emotionally balancing. They can also be found in many blends such as White Angelica, Forgiveness, Joy, Envision, and Humility. Melissa is in the ART Cleanser and ART Toner, and Rose makes an awesome addition to my homemade facial serum (mix 1 ounce avocado oil, 1 drop Rose, 1-2 drops Frankincense, and 1-2 drops Myrrh in a glass dropper bottle). The Melissa plants smelled so good at the  Young Living farm in Mona, Utah!

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FOR PEOPLE WHO COOK: Have you tried the Vitality essential oil line in your kitchen? My hubby adds a couple drops of Lemongrass Vitality to his Thai soup. You can also add a drop of Basil Vitality to a tomato sauce or substitute a drop of Lemon Vitality for one teaspoon of Lemon juice. The possibilities are endless!!!

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FOR YOUR SKIN AND HAIR: Cedarwood is one of the most affordable essential oils. It is awesome for your skin (specifically your scalp) and promotes healthy looking hair and hair growth. You can massage Cedarwood into your scalp or add a few drops to your shampoo and conditioner. The warm, calming scent of Cedarwood also makes it a diffuser favorite for winding down at night.

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30 Essential Oil Tips for Summer – Featuring the Premium Starter Kit

The Premium Starter Kit & 30 Summertime Essential Oil Tips

Although I really enjoy winter (yes, I actually said that I like winter), I have to admit that there is a part of me that is looking forward to the warm summer weather. Even though we’re still months away from summer and it’s still kind of cold here in Wisconsin (it’s actually supposed to snow here tonight), I started thinking about the many ways I’ve used my essential oils during the summer. There are a lot of essential oils that offer benefits during the summertime, but I thought that I should write about the oils featured in the Premium Starter Kit first. Why? Because if you haven’t joined in on this essential oil craze, the Premium Starter Kit is the best way to get started. And if you’re like I was, you might need to mull it over for a little while or save up a little money before you are ready to purchase your kit (which is well worth it by the way). Alright, here we go! 30 essential oil tips for summer –  featuring the oils from the Premium Starter Kit!

If you have seen this before, yes, it used to be 50 (not 30) summertime tips. I had to revamp this post a bit to remain compliant with Young Living’s product usage and descriptions. 

Summer uses for Young Living’s Peppermint essential oil:

  1. Take a drop internally to support proper digestion after summertime BBQs.
  2. Add a drop to water to cool down on a hot day.

Summer uses for Young Living’s Purification essential oil:

  1. Diffuse -OR- add 2-3 drops to your vacuum filter to neutralize stale odors. This is perfect for spring cleaning!
  2. Add a few drops to the washing machine (or to a rag during the drying cycle) to freshen laundry – OR- add 5-10 drops to a spray bottle with water and spritz on your bed sheets/towels just before hanging them outside to dry (shake before use).
  3. Run an extension cord out to your deck/patio and diffuse Purification to enjoy the outdoors annoyance free.
  4. Add 10 drops to a small spray bottle with water and spritz onto the skin and clothes – OR – apply a couple of drops to the wrists and ankles as another way to naturally enjoy the outdoors annoyance free.

Summer uses for Young Living’s Lavender essential oil:

  1. Add 1-3 drops to lotion to soothe sun-kissed skin.
  2. Apply a drop behind your dog’s ears to help calm and relax your pet during car rides, thunderstorms, or fireworks.
  3. Diffuse or rub 1-3 drops on the wrists, behind the ears, on the back of the neck, and/or the bottom of the feet to promote a restful nights sleep after a long day of summertime fun.
  4. Add 1-2 drops to the washing machine (or to a rag during the drying cycle) to freshen laundry.

Summer uses for Young Living’s Lemon essential oil:

  1. Add 1-2 drops to water for a refreshing, hydrating beverage.
  2. Add 1-2 drops to your favorite summertime smoothie.
  3. If you forgot the limes for your backyard BBQ, no worries! Just add 1 drop of Lemon essential oil to a vodka tonic for a refreshing adult beverage. :)
  4. Naturally clean fresh fruit and vegetables by immersing them in a bowl of cool water and 2-3 drops of Lemon essential oil.

*Lemon is photosensitive. 

Summer uses for Young Living’s Thieves essential oil:

  1. Combine 2-3 parts water, 1 part white vinegar, and 10 drops Thieves essential oil in a spray bottle. Use this homemade mixture to clean kitchen surfaces before and after summer BBQ parties (shake before use).
  2. Take a drop internally to support the immune and respiratory system – because you shouldn’t just support these body systems in the winter!

Summer uses for Young Living’s Frankincense essential oil:

  1. When your kids are rough housing, rub 1-2 drops on the bottom on of your feet to help alleviate the nervous energy they cause you. :)
  2. Moisten a cotton pad with witch hazel and add 1-2 drops of essential oil. Use as a daily facial cleanser and toner. You can also try this with Lavender, Purification, or Tea Tree oil!
  3. Apply 1-3 drops to the face to smooth your summertime glow.
  4. Apply 1-3 drops to the temples and on the back of the neck to refocus at work (because we would all rather be outside than at work).

Summer uses for Young Living’s PanAway essential oil:

  1. Dilute and apply 1-3 drops to to muscles to soothe and comfort them. Try this after swimming, hiking, yard work, etc.
  2. Rub a drop on the temples and forehead when your kiddos are driving you bonkers.

Summer uses for Young Living’s Citrus Fresh essential oil:

  1. Diffuse for a clean, fresh, and uplifting summertime scent.
  2. Wear 1-3 drops for a beautiful and fragrant perfume or cologne to refresh and inspire.

*Citrus Fresh is photosensitive. 

Summer uses for Young Living’s Stress Away essential oil:

  1. Diffuse to stay calm, cool, and collected while your kiddos demand more of your attention during their summer break from school. :)
  2. Attach the roller ball and roll onto the, wrists, back of neck, and/or behind the ears to wind down before bedtime.

Summer uses for Young Living’s Joy essential oil:

  1. Diffuse, inhale, or apply 1-3 drops to the wrists and/or behind the ears to uplift the mood – because we all have bad days no matter the time of the year.

*Joy is photosensitive. 

Summer uses for Young Living’s Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) essential oil:

  1. Apply 1-3 drops to the face to beautify the appearance of your skin after sweating all day.
  2. Support already healthy looking toenails by applying a few drops to the nail beds twice daily.
  3. Use 10 drops to make a kitchen and bathroom DIY hand soap for all that summertime dirt and grime.

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