Longer days, clear blue skies, and deliciously warm temperatures...
Summer can truly be the greatest time of year for many of us, as it is an opportunity to embrace the best of what nature around us has to offer, without the worry of getting cold hands and faces.
As a result, there are many beautiful scents to compliment the warmer days and add to the summer feel - even if the weather doesn't always reciprocate.
With the beauty of summertime, however, comes also the presence of pesky insects, sticky, sleepless nights, and waves of exhaustion and fatigue.
Thankfully, we have the best summer essential oils to help not only enhance your seasonal experience, but also fight off the sometimes unpleasant side effects.
Perhaps most famous for its remarkable pest-repelling abilities, citronella oil is a great tool to have to hand when mosquitos and other insects are invading your home in the heat of the summer.
Classed as a biopesticide by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency, citronella has proven to be extremely effective in providing protection against mosquitoes for up to three hours - according to a 2011 review.
Often compared to citronella, lemongrass essential oil also makes for an effective insect repellent. A study conducted in 2013 measured the effectiveness of lemongrass oil on stable flies, concluding that areas treated with the oil were cleared of the flies much quicker than untreated areas.
The citrus aroma of lemongrass also makes it a much gentler and more pleasant summertime scent to diffuse around your home.
A timeless classic in the world of aromatherapy, the relaxing, floral scent of lavender essential oil is the perfect companion for warm and inviting days.
Revered as an incredibly powerful sleep aid, lavender oil is also a great choice for diffusing before bed, in order to help combat the sometimes uncomfortable temperatures that come with long summer nights.
When the heat kicks into high gear, there is nothing more refreshing than the cool, herbaceous scent of peppermint essential oil to reset the body.
Known for helping to boost energy and improve breath flow, peppermint's distinctive aroma is a welcome addition to any collection of summer essential oils.
A common decongestant, peppermint can also help combat allergy symptoms as well as help to repel spiders as the season draws to a close.
A pioneer in fresh summer scents, bergamot essential oil is a fun citrus remedy to help keep the levels of positivity high.
Like many citrus essential oils, bergamot is a naturally uplifting and energising oil, meaning it can help to dispel low moods and fatigue caused by long, tiring days in the sun.
As bergamot can cause photo-toxic reactions in sunlight, we recommend using our Bergamot FCF Essential Oil if you want to apply this oil to your skin.
If you're seeking the best and brightest summer essential oil blends, look no further than this sweet and comforting array of floral fragrances.
Combining lavender, ylang ylang, and geranium, our Summer Meadows Essential Oil Blend is the perfect remedy for bringing the delicate scents of summer into your home - no matter what the time of year.
Shop our range of Summer Scents here.