My Top Summer Essential Oils

Simple, Effective Essential Oils to Put on Your Radar This Summer
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Essential oils have really become a cornerstone for not only my physical health, but my mental and emotional too.  They were a core reason I founded our sister brand, The Well Code, and they’ve continued to address just about everything throughout my everyday routine.  Natural beauty and personal care, as well as nontoxic cleaning and emotional support are just a few applications for essential oils.  And as the seasons and my time diving deeper into essential oils continues to grow, so does the actual oils that I put to use.  

As you may remember, I previously shared my top 10 beginner essential oils here in this post.  But if you’re like me, deep down the rabbit hole, you’ll appreciate today’s list of summer essential oils that are worth putting on your radar.  

At the top of that list?  Citronella.  The word citronella shouldn’t be new to most of you, as its basically the poster child for summer.  Citronella is the oil distilled from the citronella plant, and it’s main use is for keeping bugs at bay this time of year.  It’s so potent I’ve made numerous DIY bug sprays—my favorite blend is 15 drops Lemongrass, 15 drops Eucalyptus and 2o drops Citronella mixed with a little witch hazel and water.  This spray allows me to actually enjoy my time being outside during these summer night, plus using just essential oils puts my mind at ease knowing I’m not putting anything toxic on my body.  

I’ve also included a few others you may not be familiar with, like Carrot Seed and Valor.  Carrot seed is a great natural detoxifier and even helps with appearance of aging!  Since it has a calming scent, it’s really nice in the diffuser, and paired with Orange and Lavender.  And I’m currently adding a few drops to a carrier oil, like jojoba oil, for a daily moisturizer all over.  And Valor; my love.  It’s one of Young Living’s most popular blends, and it’s incredibly lifting aromatically. 

I’m breaking down the rest of my favorite summer essential oils below, and I’d love to hear if you’ve used any of them or have always wanted to try them.  Also you can read more and get answers to frequently asked questions about why I chose Young Living  here.  It’s truly been one of the best decisions I’ve made for myself and my family!  Truly, MKR

P.S. Are you interested in essential oils?  But never have known where to begin, or have felt overwhelmed?  Or have you recently gotten into them, but don’t know what to do now?  We’re hosting a fun and casual night of cocktails, conversation and shopping at Waiting on Martha Home on Tuesday, July 25th from 6-7:30 and even doing a little Make & Take for all guests!  For more information and to RSVP, click HERE.  Space is limited, so hurry and snag your spot. 

P.P.S. If you want to take the oily plunge with us over here at Waiting On Martha just sign up for the premium starter kit through this link and we’ll send you a Citronella Oil & Spray Bottle for FREE so you’ll have everything you need to live your best, non-toxic summer life.  The premium starter kit has everything you need to begin and stay invested with essential oils; 11 oils and a free diffuser!  Once you sign up, just comment below and we’ll get your welcome package all shipped out! xo


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Citronella is a relative of Lemongrass, and has a slight citrus scent. As I mentioned above, it’s a great natural solution for bug repellant.  But beyond that, it can also be added to your beauty routine as a nourishing moisturizer agent, and it can help freshen indoor spaces too. 

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Orange has a bright, sweet, citrusy aroma that is really an MVP here.  It not only helps clear the mind, it also can help eliminate odor and it’s really just a mood-lifting scent everyone loves. 

It also may help reduce the appearances of blemishes, when paired with a light moisturizer. #Score

I absolutely love diffusing this oil.  And it’s so affordable, so it’s one of my constants in my monthly Essential Rewards order!

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Abundance brings Orange and Ginger together for, what I think is, an irresistible blend.  The two were actually used by ancient cultures to attract prosperity and magnify joy and peace, and I can totally get on board with that. 

I like to diffuse this in the office to combat any afternoon slump. 

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This special blend contains 17 therapeutic grade oils, and it promotes harmony in all areas of our life.  It’s thought to help us reestablish the connections by balancing the energy centers, or chakras.  

I’ve found that it helps ease stress; I just love the scent.  I like to keep this one in my bag to directly inhale throughout the day, and sometimes I diffuse it in my office if it’s one of Those Days. 

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Ylang Ylang

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Ylang Ylang has a rich, romantic scent and is known as “Poor Man’s Jasmine.”  It’s a popular element in a lot of luxurious perfumes and skin care products, and it smells amazing. 

It has moisturizing properties that can work well into your skin care regimen; simply add a few drops to coconut oil for a deep conditioning hair treatment or a few drops with a carrier oil like jojoba oil for all-body nourishment. 

I love to diffuse Ylang Ylang for a calming, mood balancing effect, but I also like to add a few drops to the bath for a spa-like experience. 

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This special blend has a calming, woodsy scent from Black Spruce, Blue Tansy and Frankincense.  It’s thought to help bring about a positive attitude in the morning and to help tap into gratitude and contentment at the end of the day. 

It’s one of Young Living’s best sellers for a reason; it’s an incredibly versatile oil that I find myself reaching for many times throughout the day. My favorite way to use it is to simply directly inhale it from the bottle or rub a drop or two on my wrists. 

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Carrot Seed

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This oil has a midly sweet, soft aroma with a hint of something earthy and herbaceous. It’s traditionally been used to help digestion, and it’s thought to be a huge support for a healthy liver.  But I just recently learned how wonderful it is for skin and complexion!  Carrot seed oil can help bring a bright glow to otherwise dull skin, and it’s gentle enough for all skin types. 

I’m currently pairing a few drops with jojoba oil for a daily moisturizer to combat signs of aging. 

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  • Is it safe to use the orange and citrus ones on your skin if you are going to be outside? The ones I have say to stay away from heat. I love the scents, but I don’t put it on my skin because I am scared to get burnt.
    Thanks so much and be blessed 🙂

  • Kat Neunaber / 07.18.2017

    Hi Jennifer! Young Living explains that citrus oils cause sun sensitivity, so it’s best to apply them to your skin with a carrier oil at least 24 hours before you’re going to be outside for long periods of time. We’ve found that it’s nice to put a few drops in our night cream/moisturizer to be safe!

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