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How to Save Money on Essential Oils

Ever since I was a kid I was brought up to be frugal and to save and budget money. * Disclaimer: I am not a financial planner.

1. Use less oil

  • Use less oil.
  • Try using 25% less than the recommended amount of essential oil in recipes, or use 20-25 drops instead of 30-40 drops. This will reduce your overall cost per recipe and allow you to stretch out your supply of oils longer without having to repurchase them as often.
  • Use fewer drops in diffuser blends (about 1/3 cup) and bath salts (about 2 cups). If you're using a good quality essential oil that has high purity levels, then even though it may seem like you're using less essential oil than usual, the amount you're actually getting is still enough for both diffusers and baths!
  • Cleanse more often than once per day with an empty diffuser (if possible). In order to get all those lovely therapeutic benefits from our favorite oils, we need to make sure they have time in our environment so they can disperse properly into air currents throughout our homes or offices. This means letting the diffuser run for at least 3 hours each time—and preferably overnight if possible!

2. Don't waste oil

Don't waste oil. If you use more than necessary, you're wasting money and adding unnecessary chemicals to your body. Some experts say that it takes as much as 1 teaspoon of any pure essential oil to be effective in diffusing it into the air, but this varies depending on which oils you're using.

You can also use a few drops of an essential oil in a bath or add them directly to your water bottle for drinking purposes if you don't want all of their benefits concentrated on one spot.

3. Buy essential oils in bulk

Buying essential oils in bulk is one way to save money on these products. However, there are some things you should consider before purchasing your oils in large quantities.

First of all, make sure that the supplier is a trusted source and that they offer a discount for buying in bulk. This will help you save even more money!

4. Shop around for essential oils

It's important to shop around for the best price on your essential oils. You can do this in-person or online, and either way, you'll want to look at different stores, times of the year and days of the week. For example:

  • If you're in a grocery store, check out the prices at different locations throughout the store (i.e., compare prices between produce and meat). Also keep an eye out for sales/promotions that might be going on as well as any coupons they may have available.
  • When shopping online, make sure to look at both national retailers (like Amazon) as well as smaller retailers that might be based locally and offer lower shipping costs than standard rates charged by larger companies like Walmart or Target. This can save you money without sacrificing quality!
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Essential oils are expensive but there are ways to save money on them

You can save money on essential oils by using them more sparingly, buying in bulk and shopping around.

  • One of the easiest ways to save money on essential oils is to use less of them. It sounds counterintuitive, but if you're applying your oil directly to the skin, then a little goes a long way! For example, my friend uses fractionated coconut oil as a carrier oil for her essential oils so she doesn't have any waste (it's also non-comedogenic). And many people use just a few drops at a time—which means they'll last longer than if they were using full drops every day.
  • The second major way that I've saved money on my essential oil collection is by not wasting any product that was going down the drain when I first started out with DIY skincare products. When you make your own body scrubs or lotions in an airtight container with only the amount needed for one application at a time, it's no longer possible for them to spill out into the sink! This method has helped me avoid throwing away precious ingredients that could otherwise have been used up over time; instead I'm able to keep track of what needs refilling and when it needs replacing so there's no waste involved at all...except maybe some tears from allergies caused by too much peppermint within 30 minutes before bedtime (sorry Mom).
  • Another great way save money while shopping around online stores like Amazon Prime Pantry when looking for cheap deals on essential oils."


Now you know the secrets to saving money on essential oils. If you're still unsure about where to start with your own essential oil journey, try one of these three options:


This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

© 2022 Shanon Sandquist

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