Although it is tempting, it is not always the most economical to get the cheapest essential oils. Cheap essential oils are at a higher risk of being completely fake or adulterated. In the long run, fake and adulterated essential oils are the most expensive because they offer minimal therapeutic benefits.
Young Living by D. Gary Young has a number of essential oils at the best prices and amazing varieties for you to shop from.
Tips that can help you save money when buying essential oils
1. Less is more when it comes to essential oils
Essential oils are very concentrated and a little goes a very, very long way.
Some vendors encourage their customers to use essential oils very liberally because the more their customers use, the more customers buy from them. Be careful when purchasing essential oils from those who recommend using essential oils undiluted on the skin or who suggest using essential oils very liberally. Always double-check safety instructions from a brand-neutral and reputable source.
2. Consider buying essential oil blends instead of individual single oils
Purchasing ready-made essential oil blends from reputable companies can save you from having to individually purchase all the individual essential oils needed to create a blend.
3. Consider buying pre-diluted expensive oils or roll-ons
More expensive essential oils can sometimes be purchased as pre-diluted essential oils that offer a much lower price. This can provide a much more affordable alternative for working with and learning about more rare essential oils. Just make sure the seller fully discloses what carrier oil the essential oil is diluted in and at what dilution ratio. Dilution ratios of 2%, 5% and 10% are common.
4. Buying smaller sizes can sometimes make the most sense
Consider purchasing a 2ml or 5ml oil quantity for oils you haven’t tried before or aren’t sure you’ll use often. It can be tempting to buy the larger sizes to get big savings, but if you don’t like using the oil, you’ve wasted your money, and all the plant material and resources that went into making the oil have also been wasted.
The price per ml or ounce is usually reduced when you buy larger bottles of essential oil. However, getting this larger size can be a waste of money if you don’t use it before it expires. Essential oils do not go rancid like vegetable oils (carrier oils) but oxidize and this process can affect the therapeutic benefits and aromatic quality of the oil. That’s why, D.Gary Young, our founder, made it his life’s ambition to learn everything he could about essential oils.
Sets often offer a lower price compared to the total cost of each item in the set. However, be very careful when purchasing kits as the kit price will be lower if you do not use all the essential oils or accessories included in the kit. When considering buying a set, note only the items you want and total the costs you would incur if you bought them individually. Do not count items that are less interesting to you in the kit. If the total monetary value of the items you want exceeds the cost of the set, then it’s worth considering buying a set.