5 Essential Oil DIYs for Summer

It’s summer time and I’ve been making more essential oil DIYs that I’m loving. I never thought I would be using this many essential oil DIYs, but here I am using them every day now.

Although essential oils may seem a bit overwhelming, you can just start with a few and get comfortable with that before diving in with even more. I have been using essential oils for almost 2 years and I am still learning how to use essential oils more in my life.

Here are a few things that I think you’d enjoy using this summer:

Mermaid Hair

For better hair growth, shine and strength use lavender, cedarwood and rosemary. Lavender is good for dandruff and adds shine to your hair. Cedarwood supports hair strength and rosemary helps unclog scalp pores and balances hair oils. The witch hazel tames the frizz, thank goodness!

Using a 2 oz. spray bottle, fill 1/2 water (distilled is best) and 1/2 witch hazel + 10 drops of each oil: lavender, cedarwood and rosemary. Spray on ends of hair and brush out.

Summer Glow

Are you wanting that beautiful summer skin that glows? This essential oil moisturizer is the prefect combination to keep your face beautifully moisturized and glowing all summer long.

In a 1 oz. dropper bottle add 20 drops frankincense (promotes healthy-looking skin, reduces blemishes, prevents wrinkles, and helps lift + tighten skin) and 20 drops valor (enhances the appearance of healthy-looking skin and inspires confidence + courage). Finish by filling the remainder of the bottle with jojoba oil. Apply to face after washing in the morning and/or evening.

Summertime Room Spray

I love having a good diffuser blend going, but sometimes it’s nice to have an easy room spray on hand to get your home instantly smelling like summer.

In a 15 oz. spray bottle, add 10 drops orange + 10 drops stress away + 5 drops peppermint + 5 drops lavender, then top with distilled water.

Mist around your home for a wonderful summery and beachy vibe!

Red, White & Blue Fruit Salad

With all the fresh fruit everywhere, it just keeps screaming to me fruit salad! Being July, a festive red, white and blue fruit salad is perfect for any occasion – dinner with the family, bbq’s and summer parties. Enjoy this tasty fruit salad with a few drops of essential oils for extra flavor!

Red, White & Blue Fruit Salad

Print Recipe


  • 16 oz strawberries
  • 1 pint raspberries
  • 1 pint blackberries
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 4 bananas sliced
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tbst hot water
  • 4 drops lime vitality
  • 2 drops cinnamon vitality


  • Clean fruit and then cut strawberries.
  • Combine all fruit in a bowl.
  • Mix honey, hot water and oils until thoroughly mixed.
  • Drizzle the honey oil glaze over the fruit and stir together until coated.
Servings: 6 servings

Diffuser Blends

As each season changes, the options of diffuser blends are endless! I love making my home smell more like the season and these summer blends are giving me life this year. My all time favorite is Good Clean Sun…really, anything with lemon myrtle is my favorite!

If you want to learn more about essential oils and get some for yourself, you can find me over on Instagram @aligowdy or go here to learn how to order a starter kit.

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