Essential Oils - On A Budget
Thanks so much for spending some of your valuable time with me to learn how you can make the switch to essential oils and oil-infused products . . . without breaking the bank!

Essential oils are so versatile and serve many different purposes, allowing you to replace many of the harmful products in your home with much safer alternatives.  Because Young Living oils are pure and potent, you will find that one drop goes a long way, meaning in some cases, you are saving lots of pennies in the process!
Throughout this post, you will learn about different oils costing under $20 and ways to use them, get tips for stretching your products to make them last longer, and see how some items you purchase can serve more than one purpose.

There is one thing that you can be sure of . . . Young Living spares no expense in ensuring you are getting the best oils on the planet.
Let me talk about Young Living’s quality standards for those of you who don't know about them.
Young Living has a seed to seal guarantee and promise. The company abides by very strict guidelines to fulfill its promise to us.
  • YL owns its own farms, which no other major company does. It has partner farms that have to abide by the same standards.
  • YL won’t plant on soil that has had been in contact with ANY chemicals within 50 years. (Organic standards only require that soil be chemical-free for five years.)
  • YL picks the absolute best seeds from strong thriving plants.
  • YL hand weeds and uses its own oils on plants for pest control to avoid harmful chemicals.
  • YL harvests at peak times.
  • YL distills on site without chemicals.
  • YL tests every batch multiple times throughout the process with state of the art equipment.
All of these factors make a huge difference in quality and effectiveness. If a batch doesn’t meet YL standards for any reason, it doesn't get bottled up to distribute. YL would rather have something go out of stock than let an inferior product slip through to us. It's rare to find a company with such high standards.

  1. When using pure essential oils, be sure to dilute with a carrier oil.
  2. Do not put them in your eyes or ears.
  3. Follow the directions on labels.
There are three ways to use Essential Oils.
The solid-colored labels have aromatic and topical directions on them. The labels that are white are from the vitality line and have dietary instructions on the labels.
  1. Topically - Dilute with a carrier oil like V6 from Young Living, coconut oil, or grapeseed oil. Apply to your skin. They are quickly absorbed and effective.
  2. Aromatically - Use in the diffuser, inhale from diffuser jewelry, or put it on your hands.
  3. Internally  -Young Living oils in the vitality line are safe to ingest.

“Oils are too expensive.” (MYTH!)
How many times have you heard someone say this?
Let’s be real for a minute . . . Rose essential oil COULD be considered expensive at almost $2 a drop . . . BUT . . . if you were just using one drop a day, and it was working with your body to regulate and balance hormone production, promote healthy skin, aid in the body’s natural detoxification processes, spice things up in the bedroom, boost feelings of confidence and self-esteem, along with countless other benefits that I can’t specifically mention (but you can research for yourself), would you still consider it to be too expensive?
Incorporating essential oils and oil-infused products into your daily routine is all about making better choices. We will spend our money on the things that we feel are valuable, regardless of cost. How much value do you put on feeling and looking amazing?
I challenge you to take a good, hard look at what you may be spending $2 on every day.  Every choice you make when it comes to your wellness is either fighting disease or contributing to it.
That being said, you can start to support your wellness and fight disease for way less than $2 a day! What if I told you it could be done for just pennies?
Young Living has over 50 oils that cost under $20 per bottle. Remember when I told you earlier approximately how many drops of oil were in a bottle?? Get ready to do some math.
Let’s take a closer look at some of these oils and learn how we can put them to good use. Time will not permit us to cover them ALL, so I have picked a few singles and blends for us to explore.
*Prices noted reflect the wholesale cost, which is what you pay as a YL member.

Singles under $20
Clove 15ml - $15.25 = $.06 (6 cents) per drop
Clove Vitality 5 ml - $7.25 = $.09 per drop
Clove Vitality essential oil supports the immune system and is essential for promoting healthy teeth and gums. It can also be used to support the circulatory system and healthy blood flow.
  • Place a few drops on a wet cloth and place over the forehead and temples to relieve tension, or the back of the neck to soothe sore muscles.
  • Eliminate unpleasant odors when cooking by diffusing.
  • Add a drop of Clove Vitality to your favorite dish for an extra boost of flavor.
  • Dilute a drop and rub along your teething toddler’s gums to find relief.

Cedarwood 15 ml - $11.50 = $.05 per drop
A natural deodorizer. Use to freshen the air in your home while creating a calmer and more relaxing environment.  It also stimulates the pineal gland, which releases melatonin, and I think you can guess what this is good for. SLEEP!

  • Diffuse 4-6 drops at night or add one drop to the bottom of each foot for a more restful night’s sleep.
  • Add 20 drops to your shampoo/conditioner bottles for healthier, shinier hair.
  • Add 20 drops to a 2 oz spray bottle of water and spray on clothes and skin to keep your outdoor time annoyance-free. Mix with Lemongrass, Clove, and/or Citronella (which is also just $20!) for added benefit.
Lemongrass 15 ml - $11.25 = $.05 per drop
Lemongrass Vitality 5 ml $6.25 = $.07 per drop
Used for everything - cleaning, cosmetics, sleep aid, immune booster, stress reliever, muscle soother, and more.

  • Take 2-4 drops of Vitality daily in a veggie cap to support healthy digestion and gastrointestinal function. Add 1-2 drops of Peppermint Vitality for an added boost.
  • Apply 1-2 drops to tired muscles post-workout or to tired feet after a long, tiring day.
  • Add 1-2 drops to your cleanser or moisturizer to help purify the skin to help cleanse.
*Science Note - One drop of essential oil can contain hundreds of different compounds that all serve different purposes. Do a quick Google search on the terpene properties of Lemongrass essential oil and prepare to be amazed.

Blends under $20
R.C. 5 ml - $10.50 = $.12 per drop
Relax, revitalize, rejuvenate, and refresh all from one bottle! An affordable blend of 10 essential oils you need in your collection.
  • Apply a drop of R.C. to your chest and wrists every morning for an energizing and uplifting start to your day.
  • Put a couple drops of R.C. in the diffuser to clear the air and make your space more comfortable when it’s humid or when the room feels stuffy.
  • Keep this one stocked in your wellness cabinet by ordering one a month throughout the year so you have enough on hand for the winter months to keep everyone breathing easy.

Purification 5 ml - $15.75 = $.19 per drop
Ditch the harsh, chemical-based sprays and cleaning products from your home (which in the long run will save you money!) and make the switch to more natural alternatives.
  • Have laundry? Add a drop to your detergent, a couple drops to your wool dryer balls, and use in a spray bottle for an air and fabric refresher that is free of nasty “fragrance.”
  • Have pets? Make your own pet spray using a drop of Thieves Dish Soap or Castile soap, about 10-15 drops of Purification and ½ cup distilled water. Spray daily to help keep bugs and odors at bay.
  • Have kids? Create all natural odor-eater by placing a couple drops of Purification on cotton balls and placing them around the house where needed - garbage cans, inside shoes, bottom of the diaper pail, air vents, etc.

Christmas Spirit 5 ml - $10.50 = .12 per drop
With the combination of Orange, Cinnamon Bark, and Spruce, it will promote feelings of joy and peace. It’s worth using all year long!
  • Add 10 drops to the filter in your vacuum cleaner or combine with ½ cup of baking soda for a carpet freshener to keep your home smelling fresh.
  • Put a couple drops of Christmas Spirit on a cotton ball and place near doorways or on the patio to stay annoyance-free outdoors.
  • Put a couple drops of Christmas Spirit on your wool dryer balls to carry that Christmas spirit with you.
NOTE: You absorb everything from your clothes onto your skin and into your bloodstream. By simply replacing conventional detergents and dryer sheets and adding oils into your laundry, you can eliminate harmful chemicals and add health-benefiting products for the entire family in just one cycle.

Don’t waste a single drop. When you get down to the bottom of the bottle there may not be a visible drop left but the whole inside is coated with precious oil, so how do you get it all out? Those drops are money, and I want to make sure you are getting every penny’s worth!
Pro Tips to create less waste:.
  1. Remove the orifice reducer, the plastic cap inside the top, to let the last few drops drip out.
  2. Soak your empty bottles in a jar of Epsom salt; then soak yourself in a hot Epsom bath.
  3. Add your empty oil bottles to a jar of water; then use that water to fill your diffusers.
  4. Save your empty bottles and use to make your own custom roller blends.
  5. Use your empties to fill with a small amount to share an oil sample with a friend.
  6. Did you know that one capful of Thieves Household Cleaner fits almost perfectly in an empty 5-ml bottle? Yep! Fill up that 5 ml bottle with Thieves All-Purpose Cleaner and give it to a friend. Be sure you put the orifice reducer back in to avoid leaks.

Cleaning your home can be expensive. When you start adding up the cost of all-purpose cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, window cleaner, and floor cleaner, you will quickly realize that replacing all of these with just one bottle of Thieves Household Cleaner will be saving you a whole lot more than money!
From just one 14.4 ounce bottle of Thieves Household Cleaner, you can get an average of 29 16-ounce spray bottles of all-purpose cleaner, good to use on everything from windows to floors.
This can replace so much more than just cleaners. Use it to...
  • refill your foaming hand soaps
  • replace your dishwasher or laundry detergent
  • degrease the stove, oven, microwave, or grill
  • wash your cars, your patio, and your outdoor furniture
  • clean sponges, rags, and toothbrushes
  • clean all your surfaces - wood, stone, tile, and grout
  • wash pet bowls and clean aquariums
 Are you getting an idea yet of how much money you can save with one bottle that literally does it all?

One of my favorite things to do with my Thieves Household Cleaner is make wipes.  When I use something that literally ends up in the trash, it always feels just like throwing money away.  Making my own wipes is an affordable and convenient way to keep things clean without breaking the bank.
Start with a roll of paper towels, cut in half (I prefer Viva or Bounty brand). Pull the cardboard tube out of the middle and place into a large glass jar with an airtight seal.  Mix one capful of Thieves cleaner with 1-½ cups of distilled water and add 5 drops of Thieves essential oil (or another oil of your choice). Pour the mixture over the roll of paper towels, seal the jar, and roll it around until the towels are evenly saturated.

Double (or Triple) Up!
Because many of Young Living’s products are so concentrated, you are able to get even more for your money by diluting to double or triple the amount you started with.
Here are some products I have found that I can ‘double up’ on and still get the same great results:

Shampoo/Conditioner/Shower Gel - You guys, these are SOOOO thick! If you decide not to dilute, you only need a dime-size amount, that’s all. I separate mine into two bottles, add HOT water (this is key), and turn my bottles upside down overnight to let everything mix, then shake well before each use.
Thieves Dishwasher Powder - Combine 50/50 with baking soda or super washing soda to double up.
Thieves Mouthwash - This is another product that is so strong and potent. Mix 50/50 with water and it’s just right.
Orange Blossom Face Wash - This one will give you more than double. Add 2 Tbsp to an 8-ounce foaming soap pump and use 1-2 pumps daily. You will get FOUR 8-ounce foamers from your ONE bottle of face wash, which could last you up to a year depending on use.
Let’s do some math on this one. To keep things simple, we will assume this one bottle of face wash lasts you a whole year, 365 days. That is only $39.75 for the entire year! That’s roughly $.11 per day to wash your face with a hypoallergenic, gentle face wash that leaves behind no pore-clogging residue.

Use this . . . for that
Don’t you just love it when you buy one pair of shoes and you can wear it with several different outfits?  Or when you grab a few simple ingredients at the grocery store and use them to make three different meals?
We love versatility and finding new ways to use old things.  Not that your products are old things, but you get where I’m going with this, right?
I love finding new out-of-the-ordinary ways to use my products.  This saves me time and money because if I run out of something, there’s a pretty good chance I have something else that I can use in its place.
Let’s take a look at some products and think outside the box for other ways we can use them.

Toothpaste = Deodorant  
Just a dab under the pits and you’re worry and stink-free all day.
Animal Scents Ointment = Hair Gel
Take a bit of ointment (depending on how much hair you have) and mix in your hands with water to thin out before applying to your locks.
Conditioner = Detangler
Any of Young Living’s conditioners can double as a detangler.  Grab a 24-ounce spray bottle, add 2 cups of distilled water (warm) and ½ cup of conditioner, and mix well.
Lavender Lotion = Fabric Softener
Mix a couple drops of lotion (or conditioner) with 1 cup of water.
Thieves Fruit & Veggie Wash = Degreaser
If you find that your dish soap needs an extra boost, add a capful of fruit & veggie wash.
Thieves Dishwasher Powder = Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Sprinkle in the toilet or mix with water to make a paste/scrub.
Lavender Lip Balm = Eyeshadow Primer
All you need is one swipe across the lids before applying your shadow.
Lemongrass = Nail Polish Remover
Just a couple drops on a cloth saves you from dozens of harmful chemicals.
Seedlings Wipes = Dryer Sheets
Ditch those nasty store-bought dryer sheets that contain a chemical cocktail shown to pollute the environment and disrupt your hormones!
Hand & Body Lotion = Shaving Cream

When you head out to Target, what section do you hit up first?  The Dollar Spot!
When you shop at Kohl’s do you look for the big Clearance stars hanging from the ceiling?
Even shopping at your favorite store online, I bet you tend to check out the Sale or Clearance tabs first.

I think it’s safe to say that we all like a good deal and are always looking for ways that we can save money. There is no better way to save with Young Living than by becoming a wholesale member!
If you want to save hundreds of dollars, get the Premium Starter Kit with essential oils or the Thieves Premium Starter Kit, which includes several products that you can double or triple in quantity! With your no-strings-attached membership, you will get a 24% discount on all future orders and special perks through the Essential Rewards program with the ability to share and get your products for FREE!
Yup, I said it. It's not weird. It's amazing and I have actually never taken any money out of my family’s budget to pay for a Young Living product. Plus, I get to help my friends and family live healthier and save money, too!
Use my personal referral link to order a Premium Starter Kit for yourself and save almost 60% on your first order! The retail value is over $400 and you will get it for only $165!
Once you order, I will introduce you to the community and send you a welcome pack with everything you need to get started, including informative reference materials and some of my favorite samples.
The Premium Starter Kit includes everything you see in this picture.  Make your PSK your very first Essential Rewards (ER) order so you can get $10 in ER points back and a free gift.
I am going to share more with you about this amazing program next.

Your starter kit is just the first step to maximizing your savings with Young Living. It is an ongoing journey to provide your body with all that it needs (and eliminate all that it doesn’t) to function optimally so you will be saving more than just money.
Continue to save every month on the Essential Rewards (ER) program.
Requirements to order on ER:
Place a minimum 50 PV* order each month.
*I recommend a 100 PV order for a few reasons.
One, you get a free gift when you order 100 PV!
Two, you will be able to support your health better and faster by committing to ordering 100 PV to swap out harmful products you are already using and trying new, safer products from Young Living.
Three, when you have members under you and they are ordering products, you will make commissions off their orders if and only if you order 100 PV.
Perks to ordering through ER - SAVE SAVE SAVE
  1. You will earn ER points for every ER order placed. You cash your points in for FREE products via Quick Order.
  2. FREE gifts every three months and each year following.
  3. FREE bonus products starting at 100 PV orders. Monthly promotions for 100, 190, 250, & 300 PV orders announced on the 1st of every month.
  4. Cheaper shipping and access to FREE shipping subscriptions (YL GO/YL GO+)
  5. You can change the products in your cart every month.
  6. You can change your shipping date every month.
IMPORTANT NOTE: You only get ONE ER order a month so make sure you are planning ahead and putting everything you want in one order to maximize the points you receive back and get the gifts at qualifying levels.

The other way to order is through a Quick Order:
No monthly minimums
Unlimited amount of orders a month
No points, gifts, or shipping perks.

Time is money, and I hope that you feel it was well spent tonight. Now it’s time for you to do your research and decide how you are going to get started. If you’re not sure where to start, ask me some questions and maybe I can help you figure out which products will best fit into your budget to get you the most bang for your buck! :)


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