by Georgia Doherty November 24, 2021

Close your eyes and immerse yourself into your perfect Summer.When the sun is up we are drawn outdoors to enjoy the world around us.For me it comes down to the best kinds of fruit, humid warm weather, long days in the sun and ocean, afternoon naps, evening storms and crisp, fresh icy cold drinks.

 

Essential oils can help keep our skin glowing, support our fuelled emotional fire and repair our muscle or body fatigue through the hot months. We've selected some of the best essential oils for Summer below.

1. Sweet Orange Essential Oil


Botanical name:Citrus aurantium dulcis

Plant part used:Fruit rinds

Distillation method: Cold pressed

Properties:Calmative, anticoagulant, sedative, stomachic, cholagogue, diuretic, tonic, antispasmodic, antiseptic, antibiotic, depurative.

 

Just like Summer with it’s warm weather, Sweet Orange instills a sense of joy and positivity. Records of the medicinal use of Orange date back to ancient China, where it was used to treat digestive complaints making this essential oil great value over the festive season when we fill our tummies with all of the delicious food. Sweet Orange essential oil acts as a stimulant to the liver and gallbladder, which may help improve digestion as well as regulate the speed of intestinal movement and may therefore be helpful in the treatment of both constipation and loose stools. If you feel you have just had one spoonful too many, Sweet Orange is a general tonic to calm an upset stomach for both adults, children and pregnant women.

 

If your skin is feeling sun-kissed after long days in the summer, try adding a drop of Sweet Orange essential oil to your nighttime moisturiser. The skin regenerative properties may help with improvement of rough, dull skin and bring life back to your skin while you sleep.

How to use Sweet Orange essential oil

Sweet Orange essential oil can be used in many ways including but not limited to - diffuser, massage application, bath, hand or foot bath, steam treatment, compress and in your skincare routine. Learn how to use Sweet Orange essential oil here.

2. Grapefruit Essential Oil


Botanical name:Citrus paradisi

Plant part used:Fruit rinds

Distillation method: Cold pressed

Properties:Tonic, digestive, depurative, antiseptic, anti-infectious, restorative.

 

This sweet and fruit citrus adds a sense of joy to any situation like a sparkling light. Summer tends to be a very busy season for us all and Grapefruit essential oil can help re-energise after periods of heavy work, prolonged stress and feelings of exhaustion. Enter the New Year and set your intentions with a clearer frame of mind with Grapefruits helpful detoxifying and cleansing properties.

 

Another helpful digestive essential oil, Grapefruit acts as a stimulant, which can help improve a sluggish and cold digestive fire. It is also a great essential oil to reach for if you are experiencing the side effects of too much alcohol consumption!

How to use Grapefruit essential oil

Grapefruit essential oil can be used through massage on both the body and face, in the bath or a hand or foot bath, compress and steam treatment. Learn more about how to use Grapefruit essential oil here.

3. Spearmint Essential Oil


Botanical name:Mentha spicata

Plant part used:Leaves

Distillation method: Steam distilled

Properties:Antimicrobial, decongestant, carminative, stomachic

 

Sweet and refreshing, like a cold glass of wine on a hot Summer’s day, Spearmint is a gentle wake up call to the senses. Spearmint essential oil is very refreshing for the face on a hot summer day and it is a great choice to reach for, for pregnant women or children as it is a gentler alternative in comparison to its cousin, Peppermint.

 

As we approach the end of another year, Spearmint is an excellent oil for fatigue, loss of concentration and a foggy mind by bringing about a certain clarity that revives and refreshes the spirit.

How to use Spearmint essential oil

Spearmint essential oil can be used for massage, in the bath or hand or foot bath, a compress, as a steam treatment, in a spray bottle for face + body or simply in the diffuser. Learn more about how to use Spearmint essential oil here.

4. Bergamot Essential Oil


Botanical name:Citrus aurantium var. Bergamia

Plant part used:Fruit rind

Distillation method: Steam distilled

Properties:Antiseptic, antibiotic, antispasmodic, stomachic, antidepressant, calmative, febrifuge, vermifuge.

 

The early experimental use of Bergamot essential oil was in the rigorous conditions of a mental health facility, where it was found to be useful in treating anxiety, depression and agitated states. A great one to reach for if the Summer months are overwhelming for you to help you draw strength and comfort.

 

The antiseptic action of Bergamot makes it an excellent choice for the use on acne prone skin if you experience excess sebum production through the warmer, humid Summer.

How to use Bergamot essential oil

 Enjoy Bergamot in your diffuser, a quick inhalation from the bottle, topically, in the shower or bath or for hair & body care. Learn more about how to use Bergamot essential oil here.

5. May Chang Essential Oil


Botanical name:Litsea cubeba oil

Plant part used:Fruit rind

Distillation method: Steam distilled

Properties:Stimulant, digestive, balances excess sebum production.

 

With a warm and uplifting lemon aroma, cheerful May Chang essential oil is like sunshine in a bottle and when diffused, it creates a cheering and uplifting ambience. If you are yet to experience the delicious scent of May Chang, if you think of a lemonade icy pole, this will give you quite a good idea of how it smells and how refreshing it is.

 

May Chang is a great essential oil to reach for in times of melancholy and anxiety as it has beautiful calming qualities and imparts a euphoric feeling. Helpful with balancing excess sebum production on the skin, it is a good essential oil to include if you experience oily or blemished skin through the warmer months of Summer.

How to use May Chang essential oil

Enjoy the benefits of May Chang essential oil in your diffuser or through face or body massage. Learn how to use May Chang essential oil here.

6. Sun-Kissed Essential Oil Blend


Ingredients:Citrus paradisi (Grapefruit) oil, Citrus aurantium var. bergamia (Bergamot) oil,Citrus aurantifolia (Lime) oil.

 

Sun-Kissed essential oil blend is reminiscent of long Summer days and evokes a feeling of freedom within the heart and happiness of the mind. The fruity citrus aroma brings joy to lift our spirits, enliven the room and inspire motivation.

How to use Sun-Kissed essential oil blend

  • Diffuser:Add 6-8 drops of your Sun Kissed essential oil blend to a diffuser.
  • Quick fix: A few deep inhalations from the bottle can help when you are at work, in the car or anytime you need a quick break.
  • Shower:Add 2-3 drops to the corner of the shower and enjoy the benefits of steam inhalation.
  • Topically:Mix 1 drop of chosen essential oil with 5ml carrier oil and apply to wrists, chest or back of the neck.

7. Sunshine State of Mind Trio


A selection of essential oil blends to bring light to your day. create an inspiring, fresh and uplifting atmosphere in your home by diffusing one of these delicious smelling blends. Feel instantly refreshed and energised.

 

Includes: Free Spirit Essential Oil Blend, Australian Shores Essential Oil Blend & Sun-Kissed Essential Oil Blend.

How to use Sunshine State of Mind Trio

  • Diffuser:Add 6-8 drops of your chosen essential oil to a diffuser. You can also blend two or all three of your Sunshine State of Mind collection.

  • Quick fix: A few deep inhalations from the bottle can help when you are at work, in the car or anytime you need a quick break.

  • Shower:Add 2-3 drops to the corner of the shower and enjoy the benefits of steam inhalation.

  • Topically:Mix 1 drop of chosen essential oil with 5ml carrier oil and apply to wrists, chest or back of the neck.

8. Scents of Summer Trio


Feel those summer vibes all year round with our Scents of Summer Trio! Our citrus pure essential oils will have you feeling fresh, uplifted and relaxed in no time.

 

Includes:Lime Essential Oil, Sweet Orange Essential Oil and Bergamot Essential Oil.

How to use Scents of Summer Trio

  • Diffuser:Add 6-8 drops of your chosen essential oil to a diffuser. You can also blend two or all three of yourScents of Summer collection.

  • Quick fix: A few deep inhalations from the bottle can help when you are at work, in the car or anytime you need a quick break.

  • Shower:Add 2-3 drops to the corner of the shower and enjoy the benefits of steam inhalation.

  • Topically:Mix 1 drop of chosen essential oil with 5ml carrier oil and apply to wrists, chest or back of the neck.

These may be the best essential oils for Summer but it is not to say they cannot be used throughout the other seasons of the year if you want to instil a Summer feel. The best thing about essential oils is that you can personalise and choose your desired atmosphere!

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Author: Georgia Doherty
Content & Community Coordinator

Georgia is the Content & Community Coordinator at ECO. Modern Essentials. Georgia oversees the company's social media platforms, helps coordinate brand collaborations, is a leader for ECO.'s content creation + DIY recipes and manages ECO.'s affiliate program. She is a qualified Beauty Therapist with extensive Dermal Therapy qualifications, a Diploma in Training Design & Development with a Aromatherapy Practitioner Certificate. Georgia is passionate about leading a happy & healthy life and helping educate those around her.

 

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