Essential Oils for Summertime

With summer comes scrapes, SUNSHINE, bugs and so much fun.  Our essential oils get a ton of use all summer long for so many different things.  Below you will find a list of some of the oils we use most often during the summer months.

Essential Oils and Summer

Lavender is always a favorite and one of our most used oils.  We use it in our bug spray, put a drop on scrapes, and we use it before bedtime.  Those are just a few of the ways that we use it, but you can see our list of 10 ways we use lavender oil.  If you want more uses for lavender oil, check out this list of 30+ uses.


Purification is one of my favorite oils.  While helping to purify the air, this oil is also great in bug spray.  I love the scent, making this one of my favorites.  We also use it in air freshener.  I also use it to soothe bug bites if we forgot to use our spray ahead of time.


Carrot seed oil is a great high spf oil for sunscreen.  I made my own sunscreen last year using carrot seed oil, but I can’t get past the smell of it so I don’t use it.  I am still searching out a new sunscreen recipe that I can stand to use.


Melaleuca Alternifolia {Tea Tree Oil}.  This can be used in bug spray as well, Can be used on the skin after overexposure to the sun.


Peppermint is not only one of the oils that is used by many allergy sufferers, but also provides a cooling effect on the skin.


Geranium can be used to aid in healing of the skin after overexposure to the sun and can help soothe bug bites.


Citronella.  Are you surprised to find this is commonly used in bug repellent?


Lemongrass can be used as a bug repellent as well.

Essential Oils for Summer

While this is by no means an extensive list of oils for summer, these are some of the most used ones around here.  The best part is that some of these are available as part of the Premium Starter Kit.  Now is a great time to pick up the newly released premium starter kit, and for a limited time only, you can get $20 off this kit.  If you are ready to begin your oil adventure, message me for the discount and other freebies available only to my readers.  Find out more on how to order here, or go straight to the order page here.  For more tips and uses for Young Living essential oils, visit my oily page or message me.


What are your most used oils during the summer months?  Have you tried making your own bug spray?  Sunscreen?  Something else?  I’d love to hear your recipe.