Most people hear “essential oils” and think “expensive.” But did you know saving money with essential oils is one of the reasons to use them? Yes, I said saving money. Essential oils can and should be part of a frugal families staple items. They are so versatile and can cut back on other expenses. Check out these ways why you should start incorporating essential oils to save money.
Saving Money with Essential Oils
I find that essential oils really help cut back with my purchase of medications. Lemon, peppermint, and lavender oils, when combined and either applied topically or diffused, are excellent for seasonal support. For me, mold still requires a little boost from an OTC product but pollen doesn’t bother me hardly at all when I use this combo. It really helps support my body to do its job with seasonal issues. Headache? Peppermint oil. Sore from exercising or sleeping wrong? PanAway! (As always, every person is different has a slightly different reaction to things. What works great for me may only work okay for you. I’m not a doctor and your results may vary.)
Buying different cleaners for different things really adds up, even with coupons. A little knowledge and research and you can make most all of your household cleaners with a few ingredients like baking soda, vinegar, water, and essential oils. In fact, making an all-purpose cleaner only takes 20-30 drops of oil and can last quite some time.
Cost per drop
Sure, Julie, we don’t have to buy as many OTC meds or cleaning products. But a bottle of oil still costs a pretty penny. Yup. You’re right. But here’s the thing, you aren’t using much of the bottle at all. Here’s an example for you. Lemon is a very popular oil for many things, including cleaning. A 15mL bottle of lemon oil, with a wholesale account, is $11.25. There are about 250 drops in a 15mL bottle. So one drop of lemon oil costs just under $0.05. 5 cents!
Say you use 20 drops to make a cleaner. You only spent $1 on the oils used in that cleaner. When I diffuse lemon, peppermint, and lavender during the spring, I use two drops of each. That’s $0.46 per day. If I used the OTC product I used to use, full of chemicals, I would be spending $0.60 per day. Over the course of the two months I need the support, that’s a savings of $8.40.
When you sign up with Young Living, you have the option of signing up for their monthly auto-ship program, Essential Rewards. You can change your (50PV minimum) order at any time until the order processes so you don’t need to order the same thing every month. But here’s the awesome thing. Each month you earn back a portion of your order in points.
Months 0-3 you earn back 10%. Months 4-24, you earn back 20% After that, you earn 25%. The first year you are on Essential Rewards you get a free gift at 3, 6, 9, and 12 months. After that, you get a free gift every 12 months. And, if you spend at least 100PV in the month, you get a free oil. The free oils changes every month. There are free oils at the 100, 190, 250, and 300 PV levels.Did you know that essential oils can actually save you money? Find out how! Click To Tweet
Cost effective oils
Yes, there are some oils that are more affordable than others. Though it is highly tempting to buy every oil, if you are on a budget, you only need a few to get many benefits. The oils you get in the Premium Starter Kit are the most versatile. There are a few others beyond that that are also economical but those 11 are the best place to start and keep stocked. Lemon, peppermint, lavender, Thieves, frankincense, and PanAway are my most used from the starter kit. Beyond that, tea tree (melaleuca alternifolia) and orange are also ones I use most often.
Better health and quality of life
When used in addition to vitamins/probiotics and a healthy diet, I find that using essential oils with my family has helped support our overall health which results in fewer doctor visits. They also seem to help improve our moods. No, essential oils aren’t medicine. No, they aren’t the be all to end all. However, they can help support your body and body systems to do what they were supposed to do even better!
When we’re healthier, our quality of life is also better. I don’t know about you but when I’m in a constant slump, I spend more money. I buy junk food more often, I indulge in retail therapy more often, I purchase more movie rentals. That’s a lot of spending! When my health is better and my mood is better, I spend less money. Yes, a bottle of oil is going to cost me $10-40 but it’s going to last me 1-4 months, sometimes longer. That’s a lot cheaper than going on an Amazon spending spree!
Essential oils are expensive when you are shelling out to buy a bottle or a starter kit. However, saving money with essential oils is one of the best reasons to use them. Replacing conventional items with essential oils can really help you save money. Essential oils should definitely be a part of every frugal household. If you would like more information, please leave a comment or e-mail. Or if you are ready to get started, here’s my link to sign up! Remember that every new member gets a free gift from me to help them get started and the first person of the month to sign up and orders a Premium Starter Kit gets an extra special free gift on top of that!