I’ll let you in on a money saving secret.
I ignore most of the social media posts generated by people who sell multi-level marketing essential oils.
That’s because you pay a premium for these products.
Instead, I get my everyday essential oils from reputable companies that sell more directly. To the consumer. So you don’t pay several layers of commissions.
I also buy oils depending upon usage.
For oils I plan to put on my body, I generally go with one of two companies.
If I plan to use the essential oils for cleaning, I get them from another source that sells good but inexpensive oils in big bottles. These oils come from a reputable company.
I trust the quality enough to use it for personal care as well as for
No way would I consider using the most expensive product on the market in my laundry. Or to wash my floors. Or to clean my toilet.
Or for pest control. As if ants and other insects care about the label.
Despite the marketing hype, you can save lots of money with strategic purchases.
Yes, there are times I do buy a pricier essential oil. I’ll explain.
When To Buy Expensive Essential Oils
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I am someone who lives with chronic pain.
Mostly I manage it with clean eating and a healthy lifestyle.
Occasionally, I need something else.
However, I don’t reach for an over-the-counter pain reliever. (These medications don’t tend to help me that much anyway.)
Instead, I use a certain essential oil blend that’s on the pricier side.
(But it’s still significantly less expensive than the MLM counterparts.)
So this is one instance when I’ll happily pay a premium for an excellent essential oil blend, sold by a family run company that’s not into multilevel marketing.
When Should I Buy Expensive Essential Oils?
There is just one more instance when I’d buy the most expensive product on the market.
That is, if I wanted frankincense essential oil with research behind it.
One brand that I know of is able to kill cancer cells in the laboratory. That is the Young Living frankincense.
I’m not suggesting that frankincense oil should be used as a standalone cancer treatment. But there must be something special about the grade and processing of this brand of frankincense.
This isn’t to say that no other brand sells frankincense that can kill cancer cells in the lab.
What it does mean is that Young Living frankincense was tested and shown to do this.
(However, let me stress again that in no way am I suggesting that people ditch proper medical care and treat themselves with frankincense.)
Also, I am not a Young Living distributor and I have no plans to become one.
I don’t buy Young Living frankincense for everyday use. Instead, I use less expensive frankincense for my skincare needs.
Pure frankincense is also a great natural relaxation remedy, regardless of whether it’s sold by Young Living.
Do You Need To Buy Expensive Essential Oils?
Right now I buy my everyday essential oils that I use on my body from two or three companies.
Plant Therapy, Aura Cacia and Eden’s Garden are all great choices.
For pain relief, I order Natures Fusions Cooling Waters blend.
Yes, I pay a little more for Cooling Waters. (A little more.) But it’s money well spent.
However, I don’t use Cooling Waters frivolously. I use it only for pain control and relaxation. (It has a very soothing smell.)
I don’t put it in my essential oil diffuser. I definitely don’t use it for cleaning.
So back to the question of when you should buy expensive essential oils.
My answer is almost never.
Of course, everyone is different. Our finances are different.
If you have a big budget and an established relationship with a multilevel marketing distributor, then you may not mind paying extra for the service.
People on a more limited budget may want to look behind the MLM labels.
There are many good essential oil suppliers outside of the MLM networks. Find one you trust.
My advice is to find a company you can contact. One in which you can talk to the employees and reach out when you have a question.
Plant Therapy has always been able to answer my many questions.
It’s not true that only certain types of essential oils are “therapeutic grade.” This is just a marketing term.
Instead, focus on purity. A number of reputable companies sell high grade oils.
Any reputable essential oil supplier should be more than happy to share test results, hopefully performed by an independent third party.
These statements have not been approved by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Pregnant women should not use essential oils unless under medical direction.