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Capture the essence of summer

Capture the spirit of summer with these three sun-sational blends designed to whisk you away to where the living is easy. Ditch the chemical-laden candles and wall plugs for these delicious, summer-y blends.


* Make your home smell sun-sationally fresh with three summertime blends.

* Skip the harsh chemicals in candles, room sprays, and air fresheners for naturally derived essential oil goodness.

* Transform your space into an easy, breezy summer getaway in minutes.

* Whip up a signature summer scent without the toxins in conventional perfumes.

* Switch out fragrance-filled reed diffusers for these summery scents or DIY a reed diffuser of your own!


Orange Creamsicle essential oil blend

When you want to relive the nostalgia of cool summertime sweets, count on the Orange Creamsicle blend. Made with real Madagascar vanilla, this creamy, citrusy scent will bring back memories of simpler times and summer days spent outdoors with friends. It’s amazing diffused, worn as a perfume or used in summer-y DIYs!

SEASIDE essential oil blend

Treat your senses to the crisp, luxurious smell of Seaside! Inspired by the salty ocean air and warm summer nights, this blend is a vacation in a bottle. Made with Neroli from the blossoms of the bitter orange tree near the Mediterranean ocean, herbaceous Cypress and Sage, plus citrus notes of Orange and Lime, this blend is definitely one you will want to bask in all summer long!

Tropical Tango essential oil blend

Take a trip to the tropics with the scents of ripe coconuts, juicy oranges, and fresh-picked florals with the Tropical Tango essential oil blend! This bright, blissful blend will have you feeling like you’re living on island time no matter where you are. This blend can be incredibly helpful for times of stress to transport your emotions to a tropical paradise – relaxed, calm and grounded. Diffuse, apply and add this oil to DIYs all summer (or all year!) long!



For your home…

* Diffuse any of these summer-scented essential oil blends to turn your home into a summertime getaway.

* Whip up a simple room or linen spray with any of the blends:
60ml glass spray bottle
20 drops essential oils
Splash of witch hazel
Filtered water

* Place a few drops of one of the blends on a cloth or cotton ball and place in the bottom of a trash can, a drawer, a closet or any other small space that needs to be refreshed.

* Make a lovely DIY Reed Diffuser
Glass bottle of choice (check thrift stores for lovely vintage ones!)
Bamboo skewers or uncoated chopsticks
1/4 cup carrier oil of choice
1 teaspoon rubbing alcohol (you can replace carrier and rubbing alcohol with reed diffuser base)
40-60 drops essential oil of choice

* Add 20-25 drops of one of the blends to your Thieves Cleaner for a summery twist.

* Add 3-5 drops of your chosen blend to dryer balls to infuse your laundry with a little sunshine.

* Add one of these summery blends to your DIY Laundry Scent Booster

  • To a glass jar with a lid add:
    1 cup epsom salt
    ½ cup fine sea salt
    ½ cup baking soda
    30 drops blend of choice
    To use, add 2-3 Tbsp directly to the laundry. 

* Make this carpet deodorizing powder. To a glass jar add:
1 cup baking soda
½ cup fine sea salt
20 drops blend of choice
Add baking soda and salt to a jar, and mix well. Add essential oils, stir, then place the top on the jar and shake well. Optional: use a small knife or drill to make small holes in the top of the jar. Sprinkle onto carpets and let sit 10-15 minutes before vacuuming! 

* Add a few drops of Tropical Tango in your diffuser to fill your space with the island-inspired scents of exotic flowers, creamy coconuts, and juicy fruits.

* Put a few drops of Orange Creamsicle in a USB car diffuser to cheer up your morning commute with the nostalgic scents of summer.

For personal care…

* Dilute your favorite summer essential oil blend with a carrier oil and add it to your evening shower gel, body oil, or DIY bath bomb recipes for a burst of sunshine.

* Use your favorite blend to make some of the simple DIYs linked below! (Summer shimmer body oil anyone?!?)

* Use one of these blends in DIY sugar and salt scrubs for a fresh summery burst.

* Put 1 drop of Tropical Tango diluted with 2–4 drops of V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex into the palm of your hand; then cup your hands around your nose and breathe deeply to transport yourself to an island paradise.

* Breathe in Orange Creamsicle’s uplifting aroma straight from the bottle for an aromatic pick-me-up when your day overwhelms you.

* Place a couple drops of Seaside and V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex onto a diffuser bracelet to carry the fresh, soothing scent wherever your day takes you. Since this blend may cause photosensitivity, keep your wrist out of direct sunlight for up to 24 hours.

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