Essential Oil Blends on a Budget: Blending the Cheaper Oils

Updated on August 22, 2018
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I have been using essential oils and aromatherapy to improve my health, immunity, and emotional well-being for years.

Want to Start Using Essential Oils, but Can't Afford Them?

I know many people who are interested in starting aromatherapy but are scared away by the price of some oils. I fully understand where they are coming from, as I too was in their shoes during college. Seeing small bottles of oils from companies like Doterra sometimes costing $50 or more was very intimidating! There were cheaper options, but I did not trust that I was getting a good quality product and did not want to breathe in anything that wasn't high quality. After researching essential oil companies and learning more about aromatherapy, I have discovered a few tips on how to get high-quality oils and make the most of them without giving up your whole paycheck.

Buy from a Company with a Rewards Program

The two essential oil companies that are the most affordable and have high-quality products are Doterra and Plant Therapy. They are affordable because each company has a generous rewards program that offers free and discounted products.

Doterra's Rewards Program Explained

Doterra is well-known for having the highest quality essential oils. The company prides itself on having extremely strict quality standards and their customers rest assured that they are using the safest, highest quality products. However, because of these high standards, their oils tend to be pricey and scare many potential users away. Despite this, Doterra has several ways that customers can save money on their oils.

  1. Buy a wholesale membership. For only $35 a year, you can save 25% off on all Doterra products, making many of their most popular oils (including all citrus oils, rosemary, eucalyptus and tea tree) under $20. The savings quickly add up, and the membership fee pays for itself in no time. You can also purchase an enrollment kit, and the $35 fee is waived.
  2. Create a Loyalty Rewards order totaling at least 50pv and get reward points that can be redeemed for free products. For most products, each dollar is worth 1pv point. If you make a purchase of at least 50pv ($50), then you will get a minimum of 10% of your purchase back in reward points. Plus, you will be able to get your shipping cost back in points as well. This means you basically get free shipping as each dollar you spend on shipping, you get back in points towards free products. If you continuously send at least $50 each month, you will increase the percentage of points you get back in products with a potential to earn up to 30% of your purchase back in points.
  3. BOGO days and Products of the Month are also good ways to save with Doterra. A few times a year, the company will give away a free product with the purchase of a specific oil. This is a great way to stock up on essentials. Also, each month the company has a specific product on sale for 10% off, as well as a free item for a loyalty order of at least 125pv (I realize it is probably not possible for most of you reading this article to spend over $125 a month on oils, but I thought I would throw this out there as another possible way to save, just so you know this is an option).

Plant Therapy Rewards Program Explained

While Doterra's loyalty rewards program definitely adds up in rewards over time, another great company with a more budget-friendly reward program is Plant Therapy. They are a wonderful company with a great selection of products at a great everyday price. The company often has specials and discounts on top of their already great deals to make their oils even more affordable. Unlike Doterra, they do not require a minimum purchase price to be eligible for reward points. Any purchase, no matter how small, will be rewarded. Plus, free shipping is available on all orders. There is no minimum price required.

Their program is also very simple and straightforward. You earn 10 points on every dollar spent on products. You can also earn points by writing reviews of products on their website, commenting on their blog posts and following the company on social media sites. For 1500 points accumulated, you receive a $5 reward, 3000 points is a $15 reward, and 6000 is a $40 reward. I love this program as it is very generous and rewarding to those that want high-quality products on a shoestring budget.

These are my top two favorite essential oil companies. I have been very pleased with their products and highly recommend them for their quality. Does anyone have any experience with another essential oil company they would recommend?

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

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