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Summer Drinks Using Essential Oils

Summer is here and the weather (and fun!) is warming up. With vacations, kids home from school, pool days, camps, and all the other responsibilities you have, it’s harder to prioritize your health and hydration. Hot summer days mean that our bodies need more water and nutrients than ever, and balancing all the business of the season on top of your health can be a lot. But don’t worry, below are some delicious, thirst-quenching, nutritionally dense beverages for you to enjoy.


From boosting your water intake to curbing your sweet tooth with delicious slushies, smoothies, and shakes, your body will get all the benefits of ingesting essential oils and plenty of hydration.


Don’t forget to take care of yourself this summer and check out these sweet drinks to keep you healthy and hydrated.

Why Use Essential Oils in Summer Drinks

You’ve probably used essential oils on your skin, in your hair, as a cleaning product, or to make your space smell fresh. But if you haven’t used essential oils in your drinks, especially in the summer, you are missing out on huge health benefits that could keep you hydrated in warmer temperatures.


From improving sleep to supporting your immune system, essential oils in your drink can keep you hydrated and support your health all summer long.* Our team of experts has tested and verified the consistency and purity of only the best essential oils to ensure your body is getting all the benefits and none of the pollutants found in other essential oils on the market.

Woman holding lime essential oil and cup of raspberry limeade

Summer Drink Recipe Ideas Using Essential Oils

Carefully crafting delicious drink recipes using essential oils is one of our favorite tasks. Who doesn’t want to taste-test drinks at work? Not only do we love the flavors in these drinks, but we also love the health benefits of ingesting essential oils in your beverages, so you stay healthy and hydrated all summer long.


Yummy Orange Smoothie: Wild Orange Essential Oil

Go back to your summers as a kid with an yummy Orange Smoothie from @healthynumnumblog, but with less sugar and more health benefits. From the scoop of collagen to the whole orange, this smoothie will not only keep you hydrated and satiated all day but offer the benefits of Wild Orange essential oil. Wild Orange essential oil is high in limonene, and possesses stimulating and purifying qualities, making it ideal to support healthy immune system function when used internally.*


Cup of summer drink beside Wild Orange Essential Oil

Recipe / Serves 1

  • 1 medium orange peeled
  • 2 spoonfuls vanilla Greek or non-dairy yogurt
  • 1 scoop collagen (optional)
  • 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6-8 drops dōTERRA Wild Orange essential oil (brings that extra orange flavor)
  • Shredded coconut to top (optional)


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender, except for the coconut, and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into a glass and top with coconut, if using!

Vanilla Latte: Madagascar Vanilla Essential Oil

Need a caffeine boost? Try this Vanilla Latte with Madagascar Vanilla Essential Oil from @julialhunt. With fresh ground coffee beans, milk of your choice, and a few drops of Madagascar Vanilla essential oil, this sweet, iced drink will help you get through your day when you are feeling tired this summer. With the added benefits of Madagascar Vanilla essential oil, like creating a comforting atmosphere and providing an inviting aroma, this sweet summer drink can help you stay healthy all summer long.

Pina Colada Greens Smoothie: Greens Powder

Worried about getting all your essential vitamins and minerals in with the business of summer? Add some doTERRA Greens powder to your smoothie and give your body everything it needs to thrive. doTERRA Greens powder provides 1-2 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables and fiber, ensuring you are getting plenty of your daily requirements. With banana, frozen pineapple, and shredded coconut, this powerhouse Pina Colada Greens smoothie from @julialhunt is perfect for an on-the-go breakfast or an afternoon pick-me-up.

Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie: Lemon Essential Oil, Vanilla Protein

One of the best and most versatile flavors, the Lemon Essential Oil can be used as the primary flavor as a way to enhance the other flavors in your drink. A little bit of the tart, sour flavor of Lemon Essential Oil in this Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie from @chevoneco adds just the kick it needs to be a delicious summer drink. Not only will you enjoy the tangy sweetness of this smoothie, but Lemon essential oil provides cleansing and digestive benefits when ingested.*


Raspberry Limeade: Lime Essential Oil

Less is definitely more with this Raspberry Limeade from @govictoria. Just 4 ingredients (lime sparkling water, blended frozen raspberries, fresh lime, and Lime essential oil) and you have a summer drink perfect for a long evening on the patio. With the added benefits of Lime essential oil like supporting a healthy immune function when ingested* and encouraging a balanced and energized atmosphere this sparkling drink is the perfect addition to your summer.


Watermelon Lemon Slushie: Lemon Essential Oil

Start with watermelon, add strawberries and some Lemon essential oil and you have a slushie you can sip on all your hot summer days. Not only will you benefit from the extra hydration in this Watermelon Lemon Slushie from @kaylieshealthyrecipes, but you’ll also get the support for a healthy immune function that comes from ingesting Lemon Essential Oil.* Whether you need a sweet treat at the end of a long day at the pool or want to make a batch for your barbeque guests, you can count on the delicious and healthy flavors in this slushie to shine.


Recipe / Serves 1

  • 1 1/2 cup watermelon chunks
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 3 drops dōTERRA Lemon essential oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • optional: 1 small handful mint leaves


  1. Combine all ingredients together in a blender until smooth, then pour into your glass and serve with a sprig of mint!

Cherry Lemon Smoothie: Lemon Essential Oil

Tart cherry, citrusy lemon, protein powder, and of course, Lemon essential oil, blend to make this delightful Cherry Lemon Smoothie from @healthynumnumblog. Get your protein in while you hydrate and give your body the boost of a healthy immune function, support from occasional stomach upset , and or powerful cleansing properties.* Drink this smoothie in the morning to get your day started off right or try it in the afternoon when you’re feeling worn out from your summer fun.


Recipe / Serves 1

  • 1 cup frozen cherries
  • 1 scoop protein powder (optional and can sub for non-dairy yogurt)
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • A squeeze of lemon juice
  • 5-7 drops doTERRA Lemon essential oil
  • Granola to garnish (optional)


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Add granola on top if using and enjoy!

Essential Oil Ice Cubes: Grapefruit Essential Oil, Lemon Essential Oil

Break out your fancy water bottles, because these Essential Ice Cubes from @thosegarciagirls will take your water consumption to the next level. Tangy grapefruit and citrusy lemon combine to make one of the best make-ahead ice cubes perfect for adding to your water. With the uplifting aroma of Lemon essential oil and when ingested, healthy metabolism benefits of Grapefruit essential oil,* you can count on happier, healthier summer days.


Peaches & Cream Yogurt Smoothie: Wild Orange Essential Oil

Your summer isn’t complete without this Peaches & Cream Yogurt Smoothie from @kaylieshealthyrecipes. Not only do you get the gut health benefits of yogurt in this drink, but the creamy texture combines with the tart peach and Wild Orange essential oil. From creating an uplifting environment to supporting a healthy inflammatory response when ingested*, Wild Orange essential oil is energizing and provides multiple benefits. Hit all your health and hydration goals by trying the Peaches & Cream Yogurt Smoothie.


Shamrock Shake® Dupe: Peppermint Essential Oil

Love the Shamrock Shake but hate the extra sugar? No problem. This Shamrock Shake Dupe from @wakeupandkale is delicious and packs a ton of fruits and veggies into one shake (think avocado, spinach, bananas, and dates). By adding Peppermint essential oil, you not only get the crisp taste of peppermint but can also alleviate occasional stomach upset, which is especially helpful after those long summer barbecues.*


Recipe / Serves 1

  • 1 frozen banana (cut into coins)
  • 1/3 cup spinach
  • 1/4 ripe avocado
  • 2 dates
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 2 drops doTERRA Peppermint essential oil
  • Handful ice
  • Coconut whipped cream (for topping)


  1. Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth, scraping down sides as needed.
  2. Pour into a glass, top with whipped cream, and enjoy!
  3. Add 1 Tbsp maple syrup for a sweeter version.

Shamrock Shake® is a registered trademark of the McDonald’s Corporation.

Strawberry Citrus Slush: Lemon Essential Oil, Lime Essential Oil

Combining the sweet tangy flavors of strawberries with the bright citrus flavors of lemon and lime, this Strawberry Citrus Slush from @chelseamhaynes__ will be a crowd favorite for all your summer events. Not only will these flavors have you asking for a refill, but Lemon essential oil and Lime essential oil also pack a nutritious punch. When used together, these powerhouse oils offer a variety of benefits that may help with healthy digestion and immune function.*


Lemon Lime Slushie: Lemon Essential Oil, Lime Essential Oil

Nothing says summer quite like a slushie, and the bright citrusy flavors in this Lemon Lime Slushie from are sure to be a delicious addition to your summer. Combining fresh lemon and lime with crushed ice, as well as a few drops of Lemon essential oil and Lime essential oil, you can not only get the fresh kick of these citrus fruits but enjoy the cleansing and refreshing benefits.*


Enjoy Your Summer the dōTERRA Way with Essential Oil Drinks!

With all the fun and business of the summer months, don’t forget to take care of your body so you can enjoy every moment. You know you need water, and even more of it in high temps, but why not add the benefits and delicious flavor of essential oils to help you stay satiated and hydrated? These recipes will help you stay on track with your health goals the easy (and tasty!) way. dōTERRA is committed to helping you enjoy your summer with our pure essential oils, so order your pure essential oils today.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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