27 Essential oils for $25 or Less

When you’re starting out with essential oils, the potential impact they could have on your overall health and wellness is exciting. Beyond the Introductory Trio, however, the options can sometimes seem endless and overwhelming. Another complicating factor is that everyone’s body is unique, and it is important to try out various oils to find what is most effective for you.

To save you from the headache of trying to figure out where to start, we have created a list of 27 oils that will allow you to experiment with a wide variety of benefits in a way that is easy on your budget. In fact, both Wholesale Customers and Wellness Advocates can enjoy any of these oils for $25 or less.

Essential Oil Singles

  1. Basil: $24
    After an active day, massage Basil into your skin to relax any feelings of tension. Similarly, you can ease some of the effects of menstrual cycles by taking one drop of Basil in a Veggie Capsule.*

    According to research, Basil can help to reduce the appearance of blemishes. This works because oils are oil-soluble, and effective at dissolving through the surface of your skin and entering your pores.

  2. Cassia: $19
    When it comes to taking an oil internally, Cassia has many benefits for multiple systems. For example, take one to two drops in a Veggie Capsule, to assist in circulatory and cardiovascular health.* By taking the oil internally, you will also be giving a helping hand to both your immune and digestive systems.* Uniquely, it also helps maintain blood sugar levels already in the normal range, supports a healthy metabolism, and contributes vital antioxidant properities.*

    Some notes on usage: While Cassia can be used topically, it must always be diluted with a carrier oil as it is classified as a hot oil. To take Cassia internally, always use a Veggie Capsule. Do not add it to drinking water.

  3. Cedarwood: $13.00
    The scent of Cedarwood oil naturally repels insects, especially moths; put a drop on a cotton ball and leave in your closet or drawers or in storage sheds to help keep them away. Cedarwood oil also improves the appearance of skin imperfections, and has the power to soothe the mind and body. Add it to homemade cleaners for its cleansing properties.
  4. Clove: $16.00
    Another internal powerhouse, Clove combats free radicals with its antioxidant properties and helps to maintain a healthy immune system.* Clove may also help support the lungs and respiratory tract, the stomach and gastrointestinal tract, the joints, the liver, the nervous system, and metabolism.*

    The same rules for Cassia apply to Clove, another hot oil. Always dilute to use topically, and take internally using Veggie Capsules.

  5. Cypress: $15.50
    Many of Cypress’s benefits come from its energizing aroma. Not only is it perfect for when you’re feeling sluggish and need a boost before working out, it is also helpful to promote vitality and energy before going outside to garden. When used on your skin, it provides calming and cleansing effects, improves the appearance of oily skin, and helps to reduce blemishes.
  6. Douglas Fir: $19.50
    A piney favorite, Douglas Fir can be easily diffused to promote feelings of clear airways and easy breathing. As it diffuses throughout the room, you will also find that it promotes a sense of focus if you’re trying to get something done. Finally, add this unique tree oil to your lotion for a cleansing and purifying boost.
  7. Eucalyptus: $17
    Also a tree oil, Eucalyptus is cleansing for surfaces and the air you breathe. Put a few drops at the bottom of your shower to experience the mind clearing benefits, and to invigorate the senses. It also offers soothing comfort to the lower abdomen during menstruation—simply massage into the abdomen daily.
  8. Fennel, Sweet: $15
    Fennel may support healthy blood flow and a healthy cardiovascular system.* If you’re ever trying to stay away from sugar, but can’t seem to find the willpower to stick to your goal, try drinking a drop of Fennel in water to battle your sweet-tooth cravings.* While you’re doing this, you will also reap the benefits Fennel may possess to promote overall cellular health.*
  9. Grapefruit: $18
    A major component of a favorite doTERRA blend, Slim & Sassy®, Grapefruit is an excellent choice to diffuse when you’re trying to make a lifestyle change for the better, whether it be exercise or eating a healthier diet. Add one or two drops to water and support your metabolism in a healthy way.*
  10. Juniper Berry: $19
    One of the more commonly known benefits of Juniper Berry is its use in supporting a healthy urinary tract as well as kidneys.* It is also internally cleansing—we recommend adding it to citrus drinks as part of a natural cleansing routine.* Used topically, it is an excellent skin toner that will reduce the appearance of blemishes and give you a clear, healthy complexion.
  11. Lemon: $11
    Harvested in Sicily, Lemon is a doTERRA must-have oil that comes in the doTERRA Introductory Kit. It is helpful to ingest when you’re experiencing seasonal respiratory discomfort, and also to support healthy respiratory function.* Add it to olive oil for a chemical-free furniture polish to clean and shine wood finishes. Use Lemon in an oral rinse to soothe your mouth and throat.
  12. Lemongrass: $10
    Aside from being useful for flavoring food, another major benefit of Lemongrass is its soothing support after a hard workout. Combine with Fractionated Coconut oil and massage into the skin wherever your body needs it most. If you love being outdoors, rub or spritz on the skin before heading outside to naturally repel insects.
  13. Lime: $13
    This essential oil may support the health of the brain and nervous system, while also having calming properties.* It may support healthy lung and respiratory function.* In addition to supporting gastrointestinal function and a healthy colon, Lime can also help relieve occasional heartburn and indigestion.* Lime may also help to support cardiovascular health.*
  14. Marjoram: $19
    The more gentle relative of Oregano, Marjoram is useful for creating a relaxing environment when your fussy child needs a nap, but just won’t settle. To help, apply Marjoram to their feet. For yourself, when your muscles are tired or stressed, add Marjoram to a massage blend.
  15. Melaleuca: $21
    For occasional skin irritations, apply onto affected areas, diluting as necessary. Because of Tea Tree’s purifying properties, you can apply it to the bottom of your feet or the inside of your shoes for a refresher. It has some specific internal uses as well—taken in a Veggie Capsule, Melaleuca supports healthy joint function and can soothe soreness after exercise.* It also supports healthy lung and respiratory function.*
  16. Rosemary: $16
    A well-known herb, Rosemary oil can be taken internally to support healthy internal organ function.* Specifically, it supports both healthy respiratory and digestive function.* Helps reduce nervous tension and occasional fatigue.* Apply to scalp and massage for an abundant-looking head of hair.
  17. Siberian Fir: $20
    Put a few drops in the palms of your hands, cup your hands over your nose, and inhale deeply for a relaxing aroma. Internally, you can add it to tea to calm your senses and support a relaxed mood. Alternatively, you can add a drop or two to your moisturizer and apply to the back of the neck or bottom of the feet to help balance emotions and soothe anxious feelings. Apply to muscles and joints or use with Fractionated Coconut Oil for a massage.
  18. Tangerine: $15
    Citrus oils are typically mood-boosters, and the soothing and relaxing aroma of Tangerine is no different. To boost energy and uplift mood, place one to two drops in the palm of your hand, rub together, and cup over the nose and mouth for 30 seconds or diffuse throughout the room.

    You can also apply Tangerine to flex points or abdomen to promote feelings of happiness.

  19. Wild Orange: $10.00
    Add a drop of Wild Orange to your water for a burst of flavor, to provide antioxidants that combat free radical damage, and to promote overall health.* When the temperature drops outside, take one to two drops of Wild Orange in a capsule to support a healthy immune system.* During clean up, use Wild Orange in a spray bottle with water to cleanse and purify counter tops, tables and other surfaces. Additionally, you can improve your home’s scent and purify the air by placing a few drops of Wild Orange on your air filter.

    A note on using Wild Orange: as a photosensitive oil, avoid using it on the skin if you will be going outside in the next 12 hours.

  20. Wintergreen: $22.00
    Wintergreen contains the same active chemical compound as Birch (an oil not currently for sale at doTERRA), which means that their uses are similar. For example, you can massage the oil into your hands, back, and legs for a soothing and warming sensation after exercise. The strong minty aroma of Wintergreen combats any odor; place a few drops of Wintergreen on a cotton ball and place in your gym bag to reduce the presence of negative odors.

Essential Oil Blends

doTERRA also has a few favorite blends for $20 or less:

  1. doTERRA Balance® Grounding Blend: $21
  2. doTERRA Breathe® Respiratory Blend: $22
  3. Citrus Bliss® Invigorating Blend: $18
  4. PastTense® Tension Blend: $19.50
  5. Purify Cleansing Blend: $20
  6. TerraShield® Outdoor Blend: $10.50
  7. doTERRA Forgive® Renewing Blend: $20

Note: Cost reflects wholesale pricing; retail cost is higher. Prices also reflect cost at publication date and are in US dollars for the US market. These are current prices for 2019.

Positive mindset

Our mindset is what fuels the rest of our habits and has a huge impact on our entire health, our mind, our body and our emotions. Research shows that those who experience frequent, positive emotions are not only healthier, but they also live longer lives. One thing that I’ve done this past year that’s really helped me with my mindset is affirmations. So if you don’t know a lot about affirmations, it’s basically self-talk, it’s how you’re talking to yourself, and it’s kind of like a mini meditation session.
Screen Shot 2019-06-26 at 9.11.08 AM.pngBasically, you’re affirming to your mind and also your feelings how you want to act or how you want to feel that day. It’s the “I am” statements, and they’re very powerful. And some of my favorite affirmations are things like “I am enough.” I have four kids, and so I’m constantly trying to have more patience and so I tell myself, “I am patient, I am loving, I am trying, I am unstoppable.” Those are some of my favorite affirmations.I like to combine them with aromatherapy. As you know, our memory is strongly associated with smell and so we can use this to our advantage. If we combine aromatherapy with our affirmations, then when we do that affirmation later in the day, or even next day, it’s going to help us remember what we said and also bring back those feelings of that particular affirmation.
Some of the oils that I like to use, my favorite is Balance, because it’s a very grounding blend and I just love the aroma. And lately, I’ve been combining it with Neroli. This is really good for your nervous system and it just smells really good together, so you should try it out if you have it. I also love Peppermint and Wild Orange. This is great to use in the morning because it’s going to help wake you up. And then, in the afternoon, around 3:00 when you have that afternoon slump, it’s just going to help be an awesome pick-me-up. This happens to be Emily Wright’s favorite combo for a diffuser blend, so you can also use it in the diffuser. A couple others that I like are Motivate and Cheer and that just really helps me to start my day and start me off on the right foot.I wanted to share with you this resource that I found on doterra.com. So if you go to doterra.com and you just put in the search bar “positive thinking,” it’ll being up a bunch of different articles.
In the happy secret to happy work, with Shawn Achor, is another helpful ted talk for working on internal happiness.
I hope this article and ted talk, helps everyone set a few new habits for a positive impact on their life.


 Check out the image below on why drinking water is so important to our success for a Healthy Metabolism. Setting our body up for success and helping it feel great will make you feel amazing and want to keep up these new habits!

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Hydration is key for many factors that play a role in weight loss, including:

1. Water is a natural appetite suppressant ⏤ When the stomach senses that it is full, it sends signals to the brain to stop eating. Water can help to take up space in the stomach, leading to a feeling of fullness and reducing hunger. Drinking a glass of water before reaching for something to eat can help to curb unnecessary snacking.

2. Water increases calorie burning ⏤ Drinking cold water may further enhance water’s calorie-burning benefits, because the body expends energy {calories} by heating up the water for digestion.

3. Water helps to remove waste from the body ⏤ When the body is dehydrated, it cannot properly remove waste. Water helps the kidneys to filter toxins and waste while the organ retains essential nutrients and electrolytes.

4. Drinking water can reduce overall liquid calorie intake ⏤ It’s easy to accumulate liquid calories by drinking soda, juice, or sweetened coffee or tea. Replacing even a few high-calorie drinks each day for water or herbal tea may have long-term weight loss benefits.

5. Water is necessary to burn fat ⏤ Without water, the body cannot properly metabolize stored fat or carbohydrates.

6. Water helps with workouts ⏤ One of the most important components of any weight loss plan is exercise. Water helps muscles, connective tissues, and joints to move correctly, as well as helps the lungs, heart, and other organs work effectively as they ramp up activity during exercise.


When you look up any dōTERRA essential oil on the dōTERRA website, you will notice the product information page labeled with the symbols in the guide below. Take note of these labeling guidelines as they are on most of the dōTERRA branded literature about our essential oils. They will help you quickly identify how to use your oil, and the best way to dilute if using topically.

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We will talk more about the top 13 oils and these labeling guidelines will be used. Later in this guide, we will talk about making your own roller bottle blends from home. Making your own rollers is a great way to pair oils that work better together to support your body. These blends work synergistically to support a healthy physical and emotional state. The guide below is my favorite for allowing you to choose the right amount of drops for your blend. Keep in mind there are ranges per age. For a more severe issue, like supporting the immune system when you are feeling under the weather, use a higher concentration of essential oil. For more minor issues like an itchy bug bite, you can go lighter on the dilution chart (within your age range.)

Screen Shot 2019-02-02 at 11.17.44 AMUsing the top 13 oils Lavender, Melaleuca, Frankincense, Peppermint, Lemon, On Guard, Oregano, Wild Orange, Breathe, Cardamon, DigestZen, Aroma Touch, Deep Blue, for Roller Blends.  All blends are adult blends, in 10ml roller bottles unless otherwise noted. Fill roller with oils first, then with fractionated coconut oil. Substitute or omit oils if needed

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There are so many different blends to create, these are the basics. Please join my team at Marin Essential Oils on facebook. Thanks for Learning more about using essential oils on yourself and your children.