Budget Friendly Essential Oils
Are you interested in using essential oils, but feel overwhelmed about how to start? Well it’s easy and surprisingly budget friendly. I recommend starting with a bottle of lemon essential oil ($11 – wholesale or $14.67 retail!).
Using essential oils has become more and more popular as people are looking for non-toxic solutions to implement into their daily living. They’re great to have around, you can use them for everything from cleaning to cooking, to repelling insects!
Essential oils have been around for centuries. So there’s nothing new or mysterious about them. It’s just, modern science and today’s culture have shifted us away from using products found in nature. Fortunately, times are changing as we all learn about the harm that’s being done by the chemicals in our environment.
I have people ask me about essential oils all the time, and I love sharing what I know, and how we use them in our family. There’re always questions about, how do you know that they work? Or why do they cost so much? Actually, you can create a nice little stash on a budget! Good quality oils are thought to be expensive, and yes, some of them are, but doTERRA has so many great oils that are actually very budget friendly, for less than $20 with a doTERRA wholesale membership!
I know that sounds intimidating, “Wholesale Membership!” Really it’s not. There’s no monthly purchase requirement, there’s just a small cost of $35 the first year and then $25 any year after. Unless, you purchase a kit, then your fee is waved. Even if you choose not to become a wholesale member, you can find a handful of oils that will fit into your budget.
Think about all of the money you’ll save on cleaning products and over-the-counter medications alone? If they haven’t already, essential oils will become your go-to natural remedies, and non-toxic way to keep your home fresh and clean! And don’t forget, they can also be used to add flavor while cooking, or to your drinks like water, tea, or did someone say lime margarita? They’re also a great way to naturally freshen up your house, car, or shoes!
Why doTERRA you may ask?
Today, you can purchase essential oils pretty much anywhere. But just be aware, that the oils sold at your local grocery store aren’t the same, they often have additives and synthetics in them. I’ve yet to figure out why companies think this is okay. I guess it’s their way to make them more affordable, they seem to worry less about the quality, more about the quantity. These are not the kind of oils you want around your family.
DoTERRA oils are put through 8 rigorous tests to assure they’re top quality. They have researchers and scientist at hospitals, universities, and other care centers relentlessly implementing and validating the use of their essential oils for therapeutic care.
“doTERRA maintains the highest levels of quality, purity and sustainability in partnership with local growers around the world through Co-Impact sourcing.“
doTERRA Gives Back
“The doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation®, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, offers resources and tools to global sourcing communities and charitable organizations for self-reliance, healthcare, education, sanitation, and the fight against human trafficking. Through the life-enhancing benefits of essential oils, doTERRA is changing the world one drop, one person, one community at a time.”
How long will a bottle last?
15mL bottle = 250 drops of oil
5mL bottle = 85 drops of oil
Considering you only use 1-4 drops at a time, these little bottles are going to last you months, depending on how often you’re using them! I use lemon, purify, serenity, and copaiba, pretty much daily and I’ve only went through 2 bottles each in the past 6 months.
Here’s the proof that they really ARE affordable when you think about all that they do and provide.
Budget Friendly Oils
Under $20 with Wholesale Membership
Wild Orange – $10 ($13.33 Retail)
Lemongrass – $10 ($13.33 Retail)
- Promotes healthy digestion
- Naturally repels insects
- Offers toning benefits for the skin
Lemon – $11 (14.67 Retail)
- Uplifting and energizing
- Use while cooking for flavor
- Add to water or tea
- Use for cleaning air and surfaces
- Diffusing supports healthy respiratory system
Cedarwood – $13
- Warm woody scent, grounding
- Promotes relaxation
Lime – $13 ($17.33 Retail)
- Stimulating and refreshing properties
- Add to water for flavoring
- Add to yogurt or other foods for citrusy flavor
Fennel – $15 ($20.00 Retail)
- Licorice aroma
- Add to water or tea to help fight sweet tooth cravings
- May promote healthy metabolism, liver function, circulation
Tangerine – $15 ($20.00 Retail)
- Sweet tangy aroma
- Supports healthy digestion and metabolism
- Energizing, uplifting
- Cleansing and purifying
Cypress – $15.50 ($20.67 Retail)
- Grounding, yet energizing effect on emotions (Often used in spas)
- Apply to legs prior to an endurance run
- Helps improve the appearance of oily skin
Clove – $16 ($21.33 Retail)
- Popular cooking spice
- Antioxidant properties
- Promotes healthy teeth and gums
- Supports cardiovascular health
Rosemary – $16 ($21.33 Retail)
- Frequently used in cooking
- Helps reduce nervous tension and fatigue
- Diffuse while studying to help maintain concentration
Eucalyptus – $17 ($22.67 Retail)
- Promotes feelings of clear breathing
- Cleansing and purifying properties
- Add one drop to your moisturizer and apply to skin for revitalizing benefits
Grapefruit – $18 ($24.00 Retail)
- Invigorating and energizing aroma
- Add to water to support a healthy metabolism
- Diffuse to increase motivation
Cassia – $19 ($25.33 Retail)
- Closely related to cinnamon
- Promotes healthy digestion
- May help support immune function
- Taken internally may support healthy cardiovascular system
doTERRA Blends under $20
TerraShield – (Blend of Ylang Ylang Flower, Tamanu Seed, Nootka Wood, Cedarwood Wood, Catnip Plant, Lemon Eucalyptus Leaf, Litsea Fruit, Vanilla Bean Absolute, Arborvitae Wood) – $10.50 ($14.00 Retail)
- Natural, safe outdoor protection
Purify – (Blend of Lemon Peel, Siberian Fir Needle, Citronella Grass, Lime Peel, Melaleuca (Tea Tree) Leaf, Cilantro Herb essential oils) – $20 ($26.67 Retail)
- Uplifting, piney/citrusy smell
- Purifies the air in a natural clean way
- Great for cleaning almost anything
Citrus Bliss – (Blend of Wild Orange Peel, Lemon Peel, Grapefruit Peel, Mandarin Peel, Bergamot Peel, Tangerine Peel, Clementine Peel essential oils and Vanilla Bean Absolute) -$18 ($24.00 Retail)
- Uplifting, helps with stress
- Blend of citrus oils
- Great for cleaning
Align – (Blend of Bergamot, Coriander, Marjoram, Peppermint, Jasmine absolute, and Rose) – $17 ($22.67 Retail)
- Promotes feelings of self-acceptance, peace, and trust
- Great for yoga practice
Anchor – (Blend of Lavender, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Cinnamon Bark, Sandalwood, Black Pepper, and Patchouli) – $20 ($26.67 Retail)
- Great for yoga practice
- Promotes feeling of completeness, courage, and calmness
- A very grounding blend.
Arise – (Blend of Grapefruit, Lemon, Osmanthus, Melissa, and Siberian Fir) – $19 ($25.33 Retail)
- Promotes happiness, clarity, and courage
- Also great for effective yoga practice
Forgive – (Blend of Spruce Leaf, Bergamot Peel, Juniper Berry Fruit, Myrrh Resin, Arborvitae Wood, Nootka Tree Wood, Thyme Leaf, Citronella Herb) – $20 ($26.67 Retail)
- Encourages letting go
- Great for meditation
Regardless of which oil company you choose, there are plenty of budget friendly oils available. I just recommend always choosing high quality, therapeutic grade oils for safe, effective benefits. And don’t forget to check and see where they are sourced, and how thoroughly they’re tested. Only the best for your family!
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As always, remember that essential oils are highly concentrated, and it only takes a drop or 2 for them to work their magic. Always use caution with children and during pregnancy. I am not a medical doctor, simply a health coach providing information for you to take and use how you see fit. Please always consult your doctor before going off any medications. Complete Disclaimer.