Why Are Essential Oils So Expensive – Or Are They?

Essential Oils Are Too Expensive

Are you wondering why essential oils are so expensive? If you are someone who isn’t quite sure if you should invest your $150.00 in the Young Living Premium Starter Kit (11 bottles of essential oil, 10 sample packets of essential oil, diffuser, free reference guide from me, a 24% wholesale discount), I am here to tell break down some of the numbers for you! :) You’re getting much more for much less than you think!

First, let’s break down the cost of applying essential oils to the skin…

Each 5-ml bottle of essential oil in the Premium Starter Kit contains about 80 drops of oil. When you apply oils topically to the skin (for an adult) you typically use 1-3 drops of oil at a time (less is more in the oiling world). This means that…

  • 1 drop of essential oil per application = about 80 applications/servings per 5-ml bottle.
  • 2 drops of essential oil per application = about 40 applications/servings per 5-ml bottle
  • 3 drops of essential oil per application = about 25 applications/servings per 5-ml  bottle

Each essential oil has SEVERAL uses, but here is a generalized cost analysis for each oil in the Premium Starter Kit (using 1 drop of oil per topical application):

  • Lemon: enhance the flavor of food and beverages for $0.04
  • Peppermint: soothe and support the digestive system  for $0.08
  • PanAway: relieve occasional tension and soothe muscles for $0.40
  • Lavender: promote a restful nights sleep for: $0.09
  • Purification: enjoy the outdoors annoyance free for $0.07
  • Thieves: support the immune and respiratory system for $0.13
  • Stress Away: reduce occasional stress for $0.11
  • Citrus Fresh: bring about a general sense of well-being for $0.06
  • Melaleuca: beautify the skin for $0.10
  • Joy: uplift your mood for $0.15
  • Frankincense: overcome nervous energy for $0.28

I don’t know that anyone can actually say they don’t have $0.13 to support their immune system. One dose of Thieves is 3-5 times cheaper than other immune supporting supplements on the market. 

Now, let’s break down the cost of diffusing essential oils (it’s cheaper than a super nice candle)…

Did you know that when you subtract the cost of the 11 bottles of essential oil and 10 sample packets of essential oil from the cost of the Premium Starter Kit that you are technically getting the Home Diffuser in the Premium Starter Kit for $7.76!? Seriously – nowhere else will you find an essential oil diffuser for less than $10.00 (and a good one at that)!

  • I use about 6 drops of essential oil each time I run the diffuser. The diffuser has a continuous and an intermittent 30 second setting. The diffuser will run continuously for 3.5 hours (7 hours if on the intermittent setting). I actually prefer the intermittent setting.
  • You have got to look at the info below! Diffusing essential oils is typically cheaper AND better for you than a high quality candle that is 50% off! WHOA!

Bath and Body Works 3 Wick Candle (25-45 Hours)

  • Regular Price: $0.50-$0.90/hour
  • 50% Sale: $0.25-$0.45/hour
  • No health benefits

Yankee Jar Candle (110-150 Hours)

  • Regular Price: $0.18-$0.25/hour
  • 50% Sale: $0.09-$0.12/hour
  • No health benefits

Young Living Home Diffuser (using the intermittent setting) – BEST DEAL!

  • Depending on the essential oil, diffusing usually costs $0.03-$0.24/hour. THIS COSTS LESS THAN CANDLES!
  • Plus, diffusing essential oils offers MANY health benefits. Click here to read more!

Before you say “no” to essential oils, you might want to reconsider!

I am encouraging you to really think about how much money you spend on candles, air fresheners, cleaning supplies, body care products, and over the counter health products…many of which are terrible for you! All of those little purchases for each product you buy at your local grocery or drug store really add up, and most likely end up costing you more in the end! Just think about how easy it is to spend $25.00 or more in one simple trip to the store. Then, think about how many simple trips to the store you might make in a week or one month. It really adds up! When you think about it, is the Premium Starter Kit really too much money for your budget? Or does it just feel like it is too much money (because it is one simple purchase VERSUS the several you may currently make in that very short amount of time)? This kit should REPLACE some of the things you currently purchase (not be an additional cost)!

Essential oils (and products you can make from them) are simple and require minimal effort to use. Essential oils are natural and safe (of course, when used correctly)! They help maintain wellness in the body and can be used to support healthy muscles, bones, skin, hair, and emotional balance, AND the immune, respiratory, digestive, cardiovascular, hormonal, and nervous systems! You can’t put a price on health…oh wait, I just did! And the truth is, the Young Living Premium Starter Kit is actually a pretty inexpensive way to make your house smell AMAZING and support your overall health and wellness.

Convinced? Want to purchase your own Premium Starter Kit? Click the graphic below!

Why Are Essential Oils So Expensive

COPYRIGHT: © Sarah Biskobing and The Oil Essentials, 2015. You may use the URL of this post to share it on social media. You may also use the URL of this post to link to it from another website/blog. However, no part of the text of this post may be copied and used in a social media status update or on another website/blog without prior written permission of the author. You may share the graphics/s associated with this post on social media as long as they are not edited in any way. However, you may not use the graphic/s associated with this post on another website/blog without prior written permission of the author. This post and the graphic/s associated with it may not be printed and distributed without the prior written permission of the author. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material is strictly prohibited.

DISCLAIMER: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living essential oils. The statements made and the products mentioned on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please read the full disclaimer here.

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The Best Way to Start Using Essential Oils & Oil Infused Products

Are you ready to start using essential oils, support your health and wellness, AND kick the toxic junk in your household and personal care products to the curb? If so, then check out the purchase options below! :) My favorite is the Premium Starter Kit – you get an awesome starter kit, a 24% discount on all future orders with Young Living (no regular ordering or selling required), and some pretty sweet welcome gifts from me!!

The BEST WAY to purchase oils is as a Wholesale Member with the Premium Starter Kit! 

  • The Premium Starter Kit is the BEST way to begin using essential oils—it includes 11 bottles (5-ml each) of essential oil (Lavender, Thieves, Copaiba, Purification, DiGize, Peppermint, Frankincense, Lemon, R.C., PanAway, and Stess Away) AND a diffuser (plus a roller fitment and samples).
  • This kit makes you a Wholesale Member, which means that you’ll save 24% when you add optional additional product onto your Premium Starter Kit order and any other time you sign in and order essential oils, supplements, household, or personal care products at www.youngliving.com! You do NOT need to sell oils and you do NOT need to purchase product regularly.
  • Last, but not least you’ll get a welcome gift and access to our Oil Moxie website and private Facebook group for support when you purchase your Premium Starter Kit from me!

YL PSK MAY 2016 WITH GIFT

The Premium Starter Kit is $160 (with Home or Dew Drop diffuser) + tax and shipping = $178! Investment? Yes! Well worth it? Yes! 

SEPTEMBER PREMIUM STARTER KIT GIFT

*Max one gift per new member. If you attended an in person class of mine and already received a sample of the Thieves Household Cleaner, this will be left out of your welcome fitIf you reside outside of the USA, you ARE eligible for a free gift from me, however, your gift will be different (due to shipping costs and restrictions). Feel free to contact me prior to ordering.

PSK Ordering Directions

  1. Click HERE – you will be taken to the Young Living website.
  2. Choose “Member” (NOT Retail Customer).
  3. Be sure the Sponsor ID and Enroller ID sections are filled out with # 1583415 (so you get the free gifts from me).
  4. Choose your country and  language (if you reside outside of the USA, please contact me prior to ordering as sales and/or welcome gifts may be different for you).
  5. Choose your Premium Starter Kit with your choice of diffuser.
  6. Choose whether you would like to enroll in the Essential Rewards program. You are NOT required to join this monthly autoship program where you’ll receive up to 25% back for purchasing your monthly essential oils, supplements, makeup, household, and personal care products from Young Living. You can opt in or out of this program at any time. Click HERE for details on this program.
  7. Add any optional additional items to your cart (you’ll receive the 24% wholesale discount right away).
  8. Fill in your personal information (name, address, email address, phone number).
  9. Create a username, password, and PIN number for yourself. WRITE THIS INFO DOWN! Hang onto this info for future logins and purchases with your 24% wholesale discount at www.youngliving.com.
  10. The ‘Commission Processing Information’ section is optional (as selling oils is optional). I’d suggest filling this information out just in case you decide at some point to refer others to Young Living (Young Living Corporate would use this information for tax purposes), however, it is completely optional and you can skip this section if you’d like.
  11. Choose your shipping method and enter your payment information. Note: As of 12/8/17, I do not have any enrollment vouchers available to anyone – it is rare for a distributor to have one of these to give to a new member.
  12. IMPORTANT!! Click HERE to receive your FREE WELCOME GIFTS!

*To receive the gifts from me, you must purchase your Premium Starter Kit during the same month you begin creating your wholesale account. 

If you have any questions, feel free to call or text me at: 262-707-5071. If I don’t answer your call, please leave a message. I would be happy to return your phone call. :)

The BEST WAY to decrease a whole bunch of the toxic junk in one easy sweep is as a Wholesale Member with the Thieves Premium Starter Kit! 

  • The Thieves Premium Starter Kit is the BEST way to decrease a whole bunch of toxic junk in one easy sweep—it includes 2 Thieves Household Cleaners, 2 Thieves Waterless Purifiers, 2 Thieves Sprays, 2 Thieves Hand Soaps with a pump, 1 Thieves Toothpaste, 1 Thieves Mouthwash, a 15-ml bottle of Thieves essential oil, and a 5-ml bottle of Stress Away essential oil (plus a roller fitment and samples)!
  • This kit makes you a Wholesale Member, which means that you’ll save 24% when you add optional additional product onto your Premium Starter Kit order and any other time you sign in and order essential oils, supplements, household, or personal care products at www.youngliving.com! You do NOT need to sell oils and you do NOT need to purchase product regularly.
  • Last, but not least you’ll get a welcome gift and access to our Oil Moxie website and private Facebook group for support when you purchase your Premium Starter Kit from me!

THIEVES PREMIUM STARTER KIT

The Thieves Premium Starter Kit is $160 + tax and shipping = $178! Investment? Yes! Well worth it? Yes! 

SEPTEMBER PREMIUM STARTER KIT GIFT

*Max one gift per new member. If you attended an in person class of mine and already received a sample of the Thieves Household Cleaner, this will not be included in your welcome gift. If you reside outside of the USA, you ARE eligible for a free gift from me, however, your gift will be different (due to shipping costs and restrictions). Feel free to contact me prior to ordering.

PSK Ordering Directions

  1. Click HERE – you will be taken to the Young Living website.
  2. Choose “Member” (NOT Retail Customer).
  3. Be sure the Sponsor ID and Enroller ID sections are filled out with # 1583415 (so you get the free gifts from me).
  4. Choose your country and  language (if you reside outside of the USA, please contact me prior to ordering as sales and/or welcome gifts may be different for you).
  5. Click the ‘Other Premium Kits’ tab and choose the Thieves Premium Starter Kit.
  6. Choose whether you would like to enroll in the Essential Rewards program. You are NOT required to join this monthly autoship program where you’ll receive up to 25% back for purchasing your monthly essential oils, supplements, makeup, household, and personal care products from Young Living. You can opt in or out of this program at any time. Click HERE for details on this program.
  7. Add any optional additional items to your cart (you’ll receive the 24% wholesale discount right away).
  8. Fill in your personal information (name, address, email address, phone number).
  9. Create a username, password, and PIN number for yourself. WRITE THIS INFO DOWN! Hang onto this info for future logins and purchases with your 24% wholesale discount at www.youngliving.com.
  10. The ‘Commission Processing Information’ section is optional (as selling oils is optional). I’d suggest filling this information out just in case you decide at some point to refer others to Young Living (Young Living Corporate would use this information for tax purposes), however, it is completely optional and you can skip this section if you’d like.
  11. Choose your shipping method and enter your payment information. Note: As of 12/8/17, I do not have any enrollment vouchers available to anyone – it is rare for a distributor to have one of these to give to a new member.
  12. IMPORTANT!! Click HERE to receive your FREE WELCOME GIFTS!

Note: To receive the gift from me, you must purchase your Premium Starter Kit during the same month you begin creating your wholesale account.

If you have any questions, feel free to call or text me at: 262-707-5071. If I don’t answer your call, please leave a message. I would be happy to return your phone call. :)

The BEST WAY to support overall wellness and cognitive function is as a Wholesale Member with the NingXia Red Premium Starter Kit! 

  • The NingXia Red Premium Starter Kit supports overall wellness and cognitive function—it includes a 2-pack of NingXia Red, 30 NingXia Red Singles (2 ounces each), NingXia Nitro, a 5-ml bottle of Stress Away essential oil (plus a roller fitment and samples)!
  • This kit makes you a Wholesale Member, which means that you’ll save 24% when you add optional additional product onto your Premium Starter Kit order and any other time you sign in and order essential oils, supplements, household, or personal care products at www.youngliving.com! You do NOT need to sell oils and you do NOT need to purchase product regularly.
  • Last, but not least you’ll get a welcome gift and access to our Oil Moxie website and private Facebook group for support when you purchase your Premium Starter Kit from me!

NINGXIA RED PREMIUM STARTER KIT

The NingXia Red Premium Starter Kit is $170 + tax and shipping = $178! Investment? Yes! Well worth it? Yes! 

SEPTEMBER PREMIUM STARTER KIT GIFT

*Max one gift per new member. If you attended an in person class of mine and already received a sample of the Thieves Household Cleaner, this will not be included in your welcome gift. If you reside outside of the USA, you ARE eligible for a free gift from me, however, your gift will be different (due to shipping costs and restrictions). Feel free to contact me prior to ordering.

PSK Ordering Directions

  1. Click HERE – you will be taken to the Young Living website.
  2. Choose “Member” (NOT Retail Customer).
  3. Be sure the Sponsor ID and Enroller ID sections are filled out with # 1583415 (so you get the free gifts from me).
  4. Choose your country and  language (if you reside outside of the USA, please contact me prior to ordering as sales and/or welcome gifts may be different for you).
  5. Click the ‘Other Premium Kits’ tab and choose the NingXia Red Premium Starter Kit.
  6. Choose whether you would like to enroll in the Essential Rewards program. You are NOT required to join this monthly autoship program where you’ll receive up to 25% back for purchasing your monthly essential oils, supplements, makeup, household, and personal care products from Young Living. You can opt in or out of this program at any time. Click HERE for details on this program.
  7. Add any optional additional items to your cart (you’ll receive the 24% wholesale discount right away).
  8. Fill in your personal information (name, address, email address, phone number).
  9. Create a username, password, and PIN number for yourself. WRITE THIS INFO DOWN! Hang onto this info for future logins and purchases with your 24% wholesale discount at www.youngliving.com.
  10. The ‘Commission Processing Information’ section is optional (as selling oils is optional). I’d suggest filling this information out just in case you decide at some point to refer others to Young Living (Young Living Corporate would use this information for tax purposes), however, it is completely optional and you can skip this section if you’d like.
  11. Choose your shipping method and enter your payment information. Note: As of 12/8/17, I do not have any enrollment vouchers available to anyone – it is rare for a distributor to have one of these to give to a new member.
  12. IMPORTANT!! Click HERE to receive your FREE WELCOME GIFTS!

Note: To receive the gift from me, you must purchase your Premium Starter Kit during the same month you begin creating your wholesale account.

The BEST WAY to customize your first order with Young Living is as a Wholesale Member with the Basic Starter Kit! 

  • The Basic Starter Kit allows you to customize your first order with Young Living and pay wholesale (vs retail) prices! The Basic Starter Kit includes a 5-ml bottle of Stress Away essential oil (plus a roller fitment and samples). This kit makes you a Wholesale Member, which means that you’ll save 24% when you add optional additional product onto your Basic Starter Kit order and any other time you sign in and order essential oils, supplements, makeup, household, or personal care products at www.youngliving.com! You do NOT need to sell oils and you do NOT need to purchase product regularly.
  • In addition to wholesale prices, you’ll also get access to our Oil Moxie website and private Facebook group for support when you purchase a Basic Starter Kit from me! Plus when you add 100 PV worth of product onto your Basic Starter Kit order (about $100 before tax and shipping), I’ll thank you by adding a free $10 product credit onto your account for you to use on a future order!! :)

BASIC STARTER KIT

You can browse all of the products on Young Living’s website by visiting the links below (look at the wholesale NOT the retail prices as the Basic Starter Kit makes you a wholesale member).

HOW TO PURCHASE THE BASIC STARTER KIT

  • If you’re not already on the ‘Choose Your Membership’ page, click HERE – you will be taken to the Young Living website.
  • Choose “Member” (NOT Retail Customer).
  • Be sure the Sponsor ID and Enroller ID sections are filled out with # 1583415 (so you get access to our group’s Oil Moxie resources and a $10 product credit from me with your qualifying order).
  • Choose your country and  language (if you reside outside of the USA, please contact me prior to ordering as sales and/or welcome gifts may be different for you).
  • Click the ‘Basic Kits’ tab and choose the Basic Starter Kit.
  • Choose whether you would like to enroll in the Essential Rewards program. You are NOT required to join this monthly autoship program where you’ll receive up to 25% back for purchasing your monthly essential oils, supplements, makeup, household, and personal care products from Young Living. You can opt in or out of this program at any time. Click HERE for details on this program.
  • Add any optional additional items to your cart (you’ll receive the 24% wholesale discount right away).
  • Fill in your personal information (name, address, email address, phone number).
  • Create a username, password, and PIN number for yourself. WRITE THIS INFO DOWN! Hang onto this info for future logins and purchases with your 24% wholesale discount at www.youngliving.com.
  • The ‘Commission Processing Information’ section is optional (as selling oils is optional). I’d suggest filling this information out just in case you decide at some point to refer others to Young Living (Young Living Corporate would use this information for tax purposes), however, it is completely optional and you can skip this section if you’d like.
  • Choose your shipping method and enter your payment information.
  • IMPORTANT!! Please fill out THIS FORM! Then watch for a welcome email from me!

If you have any questions, feel free to call or text me at: 262-707-5071. If I don’t answer your call, please leave a message. I would be happy to return your phone call. 

Purchasing oils as a Wholesale Member is the most cost effective way to use oils. However, you can also purchase at full retail cost by following the directions below:

  1. Click HERE – you will be taken to the Young Living website.
  2. Click Retail Customer.
  3. Leave my Enroller and Sponsor ID # 1583415 on the form where it asks you who introduced you to Young Living (so I can assist you if you have any oiling questions).
  4. Fill in your personal information (name, address, email address, phone number).
  5. Create a username, password, and PIN number for yourself. Hang onto this info for future logins at www.youngliving.com.
  6. Shop away!

If the screen freezes, you get an error message, you had to back out of your order (for whatever reason), or you aren’t sure if your order went through, follow these steps:

  • Exit out of the Young Living website (don’t worry, you will log back in).
  • Click this link: https://www.youngliving.com. Select your country. In the upper right corner, click “Sign In.” Log in with your username and password you just created and finish your order.
  • If you are still having trouble, you can contact the Young Living Member Services department at 1-800-371-3515. If the wait time is long, choose the call back option (wait to be disconnected after typing in your phone number instead of hanging up yourself – this is to be sure your place is saved). When you speak to a Member Service’s representative, tell them that you are having trouble joining Young Living and completing your order (as a Retail Customer -OR- as a Wholesale Member with the Premium Starter Kit of Thieves Premium Starter Kit). Ask to join under Enroller and Sponsor ID # 1583415.
  • If needed, you can also email me at sarahbiskobing@theoilessentials.com. I would be happy to help you get things sorted out!

COPYRIGHT: © Sarah Biskobing and The Oil Essentials, 2015. You may use the URL of this post to share it on social media. You may also use the URL of this post to link to it from another website/blog. However, no part of the text of this post may be copied and used in a social media status update or on another website/blog without prior written permission of the author. You may share the graphics/s associated with this post on social media as long as they are not edited in any way. However, you may not use the graphic/s associated with this post on another website/blog without prior written permission of the author. This post and the graphic/s associated with it may not be printed and distributed without the prior written permission of the author. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material is strictly prohibited.

DISCLAIMER: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living essential oils. The statements made and the products mentioned on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please read the full disclaimer here.

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