Essential Oils To Stay Cool During Summer Heatwaves

by Erin Sweeney May 25, 2022

Hand holding Spearmint essential oil at the beach

The weather report is in – extreme heat is on the horizon. One may be tempted to perpetually keep the air conditioner on, but what if you want to save money on your electric bill and help the environment? Luckily, we are here to offer some natural relief from a heat wave, so you can get back to enjoying the warm air - no pool necessary!

Essential Oils To Stay Cool During Summer Heatwaves

Inhale these oils with an essential oil diffuser for a cooler frame of mind.

Beach House

Chill out and embrace the beachy atmosphere of this synergy blend. Let the seaside notes of Coconut and Sandalwood- Hawaiian fill your home and bring to mind tropical vacations and sun-kissed summers -  without the spiking temperatures.


Cut through oppressive heat exposure and stagnant stuffiness with a few drops of Spearmint in your diffuser. This essential oil is minty, fresh, bright and slightly camphorous, bringing your home back into focus when temperatures have you feeling like you live inside a Salvador Dali painting. 


Another “-mint” that puts the heat on notice, Peppermint essential oil adds a little sweetness with its refreshing aroma. You can liken its aroma to the peppermint mints that accompany the check when you’re enjoying a meal out. And just as a peppermint mint clears away the hot, less-than-attractive after-meal breath, Peppermint oil helps to clear away the hot air a heatwave brings.

Bergamot Mint

In keeping with the minty tradition, we next reach for Bergamot Mint. Like all essential oils on this list, Bergamot Mint is refreshing, but its unique trait is in its seamless blending of menthol and fruity notes for an aroma that puts you at ease during the dog days of summer.


When the mercury in your thermometer jumps, the world around you can begin to feel a little fuzzy. Bring it back into focus with help from Lemon. Crisp, citrusy, clean, and, most importantly, bright, this essential oil can bring the zest back to your summer afternoons.


A leafy, fresh oasis isn’t necessarily the first image that comes to mind when we think “summer,” but Eucalyptus oil aroma sure can bring that to mind. Diffuse this essential oil in your living room to cool and freshen your space.[1] 

Lime- Key

This essential oil is sweet, tart, and likened to a lime popsicle. What’s not to love? Sounds like the perfect summertime escape that doesn’t involve plane tickets to a tropical island.


What’s the perfect savior from summertime heat? Something citrusy, bright, sweet and tart, right? Luckily, Grapefruit exists, and it’s waiting to find a home in your diffuser.

Citrus Cream

A synergy blend that is rejuvenating, fresh and fruity with a hint of vanilla, Citrus Cream is like the aromatic equivalent of a 50/50 bar. Find your chill amidst summer burnout with this synergy blend.


Escape the summer heat and enjoy breezy Mediterranean cliffsides with one breath of this clean and refreshing essential oil. Crisp, cool mornings may still be a few months away, but Lavender oil can take you there — mentally, of course.[2]

Beat The Heat

While these essential oils are fantastic for rejuvenating your indoor air during heatwaves, it’s important to remember that your olfactory system is not the only part of your body that needs some love during rising temperatures. 

To get the most out of these essential oils, combine 24 drops of the above essential oils with 4 teaspoons of 190-proof grain alcohol. Then add 8 teaspoons of water and transfer your mixture to a glass spray bottle. Spray onto your body or clothing to help cool down. Note, Lemon, Lime- Key, Grapefruit and Citrus Cream should not be applied topically before sun exposure. 

Be sure to also hydrate often and try your best to keep your sun intake to a minimum. We recommend carrying a full water bottle with you at all times and listening to your body’s cues. If you’re feeling tired and run down, drink a few glasses of cool water and rest your body and mind.

If you don’t have access to air conditioning, check to see if there is a cooling center near you to avoid heat stress.

Ethical, Sustainable Sourcing And Production

To ensure we leave a minimal environmental footprint, each farm and distillery we partner with must meet our standards for quality and sustainability while also following Edens Garden’s code of ethics. And while our mission in sourcing is to provide our family of customers with the highest quality essential oils available, it’s also to create two-way, synergistic relationships with the farms and distilleries we partner with. After all, it’s who we partner with that makes what we do possible.


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May 31, 2022 at 1:29 pm

Another great way of cooling off with peppermint essential oil is to put about 20 drops of peppermint essential oil into an 8-ounce spray bottle and fill with water. I carry a small bottle on my bike rides in the hot summer months and occasionally will stop and liberally spritz myself – instant cooling! It also helps to keep gnats from attacking while I’m riding (they seem to always go for the rump while I’m riding, and I really don’t want to be scratching my rump on the highway 😁). I also usually will spray myself down before even taking off on my bike on really hot days. I had this great peppermint cooling spray brainstorm one evening when I’d just returned from a bike ride in 95-degree temps, and I decided to take a nice detox bath with vinegar, baking soda, and several essential oils. Well, I had probably double or triple the peppermint in the dropper than the bath recipe called for, but went ahead and squirted it into the tub, then got into my very warm bath. A few minutes later I was freezing cold (in the very warm bath water), nearly to the point of shivering. I was shocked at the effect – and freezing cold, but didn’t want to give up on my bath and waste all my ingredients, so I suffered through the peppermint-cold 😁. But it gave me the idea for my very simple peppermint cooling spray, which I very much appreciate when on my bicycle or when we have a power outage or something.