Whether it’s refreshing, sunny scents that lift our spirits or woody, aromatic tones reminiscent of a cool walk through a shady forest; the right essential oil diffuser recipe is the perfect accompaniment to those long summer days and nights.
Karl Murray, the owner of premium essential oil company Kotanical and Ireland’s only Essential Oil Master Distiller, has recommended his top recipes for summer blends that will bring the scent of nature indoors, alleviate the symptoms of hay fever and complemental-fresco living.
The sun may be frustratingly fickle, but these gloriously fragrant essential oil blend recipes will refresh the senses and conjure up the spirit of summer, even if a peek through the window tells a different story.
Uplifting Citrus Blend
Bright, citrusy scents invigorate and refresh any environment. Use this blend to wake up your senses on languid afternoons, or energise your day first thing in the morning. This mood-boosting blend also supports the immune system and eases anxiety and irritability.
- 5 drops of Orange essential oil
- 5 drops of Lime essential oil
- 3 drops of Grapefruit essential oil
Cooling Hay Fever Blend
This recipe helps to calm inflamed sinuses and promotes easier breathing. Lemon refreshes and uplifts whilst the peppermint, eucalyptus and lavender oils help to soothe irritation and open your airways.
- 2 drops of Peppermint essential oil
- 2 drops of Lemon essential oil
- 2 drops of Lavender essential oil
- 2 drops of Eucalyptus essential oil
Whether you’re BBQing in the garden or sitting on the patio under the stars, this tension-relieving, cleansing mix will freshen the night air, with the lemongrass and tea tree oils helping to keep the bugs at bay.
- 2 drops of Lemongrass essential oil
- 2 drops of Tea Tree essential oil
- 3 drops of Geranium essential oil
Relaxing Floral Blend
Bring the floral notes of summer blossoms indoors and turn your favourite room into a garden-like sanctuary by diffusing Kotanical’s Floral blend this summer. This wonderfully light and charming blend invokes the best of summer scents. Lavender promotes relaxation; Geranium restfulness, and ylang-ylang calmness. As these oils are preblended for you, there’s no need to mix them yourself– simply add 3-5 drops into the diffuser.
How to diffuse your blends
- Ensure the diffuser is off.
- Remove both cover and the plastic lid.
- Approximately add 100ml of water to the tank.
- Add the essential oils.
- Put the plastic lid and cover back on the diffuser.
- Turn your diffuser back on.
- Choose your preferred light and mist settings.
As well as their 40 premium essential oil products, Kotanical stocks a range of award-winning, hand-crafted stone diffusers that present as a sleek piece of home décor. Their easy-to-use, plug-in-and-play piece is designed to enhance the ambience of your space, with additional features such as an LED light adding a candle-like glow to your room.
Hand-crafted Stone Diffusers – £53/€59.99 / Essential Oil Range – £9/€10 – £53/€61 / Essential Oil Roll-On Blends – £20/€22 / Diffuser & Essential Oil Bundles – £121/€138