15 safe summer scents for your home

Summer Scent

I love scenting my house with beautiful fragrances, but when I learned about the toxic petrochemicals that most air fresheners and candles are made with, I knew I needed to find something safer to use around my kids (and myself!)

Thankfully a friend turned me on to Young Living essential oils.  I bought their Premium Starter Kit, which comes with a diffuser and voila, I was in business again!

In case you’re wondering what a diffuser is — it’s a like a humidifier, but specially designed to break any mixture of essential oils and water into millions of microparticles, and disperse them into the air.

My home diffuser from Young Living will fill the whole bottom floor of my house with safe, refreshing scents for 3 hours with just a few drops of essential oils.

Today I’m sharing some of my favorite summer oil blends to use in a diffuser…

Some of them I’ve tried and love and some of them I can’t wait to try (and hey if those candle companies can give them fun names, so can I)!

1. Mojito

8 drops Lime + 3 drops Spearmint



2.  Thai Sunset

5 drops Lemongrass + 5 drops Lime

Thai Sunset


3.  Herb Garden

3 drops Lemon + 3 drops Lavender + 3 drops Rosemary

Herb Garden


4.  British Virgin Islands

5 drops Bergamot + 5 drops Lime

British Virgin Islands


 5.  Backyard Swingset

5 drops Stress Away + 5 drops Lavender

Backyard Swingset


6.  Exotic Flower

5 drops Ylang Ylang + 5 drops Orange

Exotic Flower


7.  Sunshine Citrus

3 drops Joy + 3 drops Citrus Fresh

Sunshine Citrus


8. Spice Island

6 drops Thieves + 4 drops Tea Tree

Spice Island


9. Summer Lakehouse

2 drops Idaho Balsam Fir + 8 drops Thieves

Summer Lakehouse


10. Evening Campfire

8 drops Frankincense +2 drops Cedarwood

Evening Campfire


11. Beach Vacation

6 drops Tangerine + 4 drops Patchouli

Beach Vacation


12. Cottage Garden

3 drops Geranium + 3 drops Coriander + 3 drops Orange

Cottage Garden


 13. Bugs Beware

6 drops Purification 4 drops Peppermint

Bugs Beware


14. Porch Swing

4 drops Lavender + 2 drops Cedarwood + 4 drops Orange

Porch Swing

15. Summer Cool Down

5 drops R.C. + 5 drops Wintergreen

Summer Cool Down


If you haven’t tried essential oils before you may be surprised by how some of these smell.  They are the real deal, not factory-made chemical fragrances.  I smelled a “lavender” candle the other day and would have never guessed it was lavender if I hadn’t read the label.

If you’d like to give essential oils a try in your home, check out my essential oil page, which has plenty of information to get you started!

If you’re already using essential oils, I’d love to hear what you think about my blends and your favorite summer diffuser blends.

Happy Diffusing!






  1. Barbara says:

    Oh wow! Thanks so much for these wonderful scent combinations. I have already started trying one. I just love these essential oils and can understand why they are called essential! They have a stronger scent than other oils I have purchased. I am so happy for your guidance in choosing them.

    • Globetrotting Mom says:

      Thank you so much Barbara! I have used other oils too and have found Young Living to be the best quality (and smell the best too)! I hope you enjoy trying out these diffuser combinations!

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