Yes. I’ll admit. Oils are expensive! Most of them are around between $10 – $40. Some even reach as far as almost $200 (darn you Rose…) for just a little bottle! So why are they expensive and are they worth it?
How Much Plant Material do you Need for One Bottle of Oil?
To understand why oils are expensive we must look at how much it takes to make one of those little bottles of oil. Let’s look at Rose which is $185 for a 5-ml bottle! Woe! You thought Frankincense was expensive?! It might help you understand why it is so expensive when you realize it takes 22 pounds of rose petals to make a 5-ml bottle of Rose essential oil. 22 POUNDS of PETALS! Have you ever picked up a rose petal? They are super light.
Let’s look at a cheaper oil. Lemon is $11.25. It takes 75 lemons to produce one 15-ml bottle of Lemon essential oil. Can you buy 75 lemons at your grocery store for $11.25?
We also have to keep in mind here the price of the thousands of acres it takes to grow the plants!
It takes so much plant material (and work) to make just a small amount of essential oil. No wonder why some oils can be so expensive! If you really look at it though, they are quite affordable when you realize how much goes into one bottle.
Oils are Very Concentrated! A little Goes a Long Way.
As you can tell, oils are very concentrated. To put it in perspective, one drop of Peppermint is equal to about 25 cups of Peppermint tea! This means that you only need to use 1 – 4 drops of oil each application (start with a drop or two and work your way up).
Each 15-ml bottle of essential oil has about 250 drops. If you are using it once a day, 2 drops per application, that one bottle could last you 125 days! That’s about 4 months!
I hear this often hear “why would I spend $23.50 for Lavender from Young Living if I can get it from the health food store for $8?”
Unfortunately many companies cut corners. They can make their oil cheaper because they use pesticides so that they have a bigger crop. Some use chemicals to extract the oils so that they can get every last drop. Other companies just flat out make their oils in the lab. The sad part is that you can never know if they are good quality or not.
There are no laws as to what an essential oil company can put on their label except that they must have a small percentage of 100% essential oil in their bottle and the rest can be whatever they want it to be. Guess what? They can still label it as 100% essential oil even though it is 90% chemicals.
How do I know Young Living has the best quality? You can actually go to their farms and see step by step how they grow, harvest, distill, test, and send out their essential oils. You can ask 100 questions and open up every door at their farms and distilleries. They have nothing to hide! I don’t know of any other essential oil company that does that.
I also love that they own their own farms. They can oversee everything that goes into their essential oil production from Seed to Seal. There is no middle man! They do it all.
So in summery essential oils can be expensive, but are they worth it? Absolutely! A 15-ml will last you months if you use if wisely. It is an investment in your health. I know people who have spent thousands of dollars to try to find health, but don’t find it. Would you rather spend $25 on an oil or $25,000 searching for an answer to your health problems? It’s your choice.
Has this changed your outlook on how you view the price of essential oils? What did you learn?
JOIN ME ON THIS OILY JOURNEY
If you are interested in learning more about essential oils, please email me at [email protected] I would love to chat and send you some samples! Who doesn’t like free things?
~ Go to the Young Living Sign-Up page: Young Living Sign Up!
~ Check “wholesale member” (The wholesale will get you 24% discounts for life!)
~ Enter this number 12453025 in the Sponsor ID and Enroller ID spaces
~ Fill out your information and be sure to include your email! This is how I will contact you. Make sure you write everything down so you can sign in later!
~ Choose your kit! I recommend choosing the Premium Starter Kit. What does the kit come with? 11 bottles of oil, a diffuser, NingXia samples, sharing bottles, oils samples, and more!
~ You can sign up for Essential Rewards (A monthly oils box) now or you can sign up later. I highly recommend getting on Essential Rewards as soon as possible if you want free products and amazing discounts!
~ To learn more about your oils, log into your virtual office at youngliving.com, “sign in” and check out the short videos on the “Getting Started” tab.
Welcome to the oily life!!
I am so excited for you! 🙂 I am always available for emails, phone calls, texting, or Skype. I am here for you! I will be emailing you soon with more information!