Top 30 Affordable Essential Oils for a Limited Budget

Top 30 Affordable Essential Oils for a Limited Budget

Buying essential oils can get expensive, that is for sure. It can be especially difficult if you are on a strict budget. Here we highlight thirty inexpensive essential oils that you can build your collection with on a limited budget.

These are really great oils too, oils that are filled with so many therapeutic qualities. While we all have to watch our bottom line, these budget friendly essential oils are worth looking into.

You also have to remember that your new essential oils will be replacing some things like over the counter remedies, cleaning products, and beauty products if you make homemade recipes from them.

Tips for Buying Essential Oils on a Budget

Don't Overbuy:

-When I first started with essential oils, I remember buying a huge collection, a big bundle because that was the "best deal". In hindsight, it actually hindered my essential oil growth by buying so many oils at one time.

-I had many oils that collected dust and expired because I just had too many bottles and I was still finding my way with essential oils at the time.

Essential Oils Expire:

-I was also told they don't expire, so it was OK to buy such a big collection. If you have heard this too, that essential oils do not expire, it is simply not true.

-Essential oils do get old and expire. When? It depends on what oil it is as to how long it will last, as well as other factors. Factors like how it is stored, when it was opened, how much oil is in the bottle, etc.

-So, I am not here to encourage you to buy a huge set or to even sell you a huge set, you can relax :)

Buy Less Bottles at One Time:

-I am actually encouraging you to purchase 1-3 oils at a time so you can actually spend some time learning all about each oil, get comfortable using each oil, and find out how YOU react to the oil.

-I find it so beautiful now to buy an oil and then really get to know the oil. I like to see how I respond to it, what I think of the aroma, and how it can support my wellbeing.

Buy the Right Bottle Size:

-I am also not encouraging you to buy the biggest bottle. If it is a new oil to you, it is best to get the small bottle to try. I know it is hard to resist the discount on the larger bottle, but if you do not like it, the money will be wasted anyway, right?

-Budgetwise, if it is an oil you know and love, like lavender, of course you should buy the bigger bottle. But if it is an oil you know nothing about, say palmarosa, start small, like a 5 ml or 10 ml bottle.

A little on how I came up with this list of affordable essential oils.

I researched several essential oil brands and found all these oils consistently were the lowest priced oils. These oils are also fairly common oils that any aromatherapist or DIYer would love to have, no off the wall oils that you will never use.


Top 30 Affordable Essential Oils

I included the botanical name, as well as a link to where you can buy the essential oils if interested. At the bottom of the list you can get a FREE PRINTABLE CHECKLIST to download and print out.

1. Balsam Fir - Abies balsamea, Buy Here

2. Cajeput - Melaleuca cajuput, Buy Here

3. Cedarwood Atlas - Cedrus atlantica, Buy Here or Cedarwood Himalayan - Cedrus deodara, Buy Here

4. Cinnamon Leaf - Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Buy Here

5. Citronella - Cymbopogon winterianus, Buy Here

6. Clove Bud - Eugenia caryophyllata, Buy Here

7. Copaiba - Copaifera officinalis, Buy Here

8. Cypress - Cupressus sempervirens, Buy Here

9. Eucalyptus Dives - Eucalyptus Dives, Buy Here or Eucalyptus Globulus - Eucalyptus globulus, Buy Here or Eucalyptus Radiata - Eucalyptus radiata, Buy Here

10. Fennel - Foeniculum vulgare, Buy Here

11. Grapefruit - Citrus paradisi, Buy Here

12. Juniper Berry - Juniperus communis, Buy Here

13. Lavender - Lavandula angustifolia, Buy Here or Spike Lavender - Lavandula latifolia, Buy Here

14. Lemon Expressed - Citrus limon, Phototoxic Buy Here or Lemon Distilled - Citrus limon, Not phototoxic Buy Here

15. Lemongrass - Cymbopogon flexuosus, Buy Here

16. Lime Expressed - Citrus aurantifolia, Phototoxic Buy Here or Lime Distilled - Citrus aurantifolia, Not phototoxic Buy Here

17. Mandarin - Citrus reticulata, Buy Here

18. May Chang (Litsea) - Litsea cubeba, Buy Here

19. Niaouli - Melaleuca quinquenervia, Buy Here

20. Nutmeg - Myristica fragrans, Buy Here

21. Orange (Blood Orange) - Citrus sinensis, Buy Here or Sweet Orange - Citrus sinensis, Buy Here

22. Palmarosa - Cymbopogon martinii, Buy Here

23. Patchouli - Pogostemon cablin, Buy Here

24. Peppermint - Mentha piperita, Buy Here

25. Petitgrain - Citrus aurantium, Buy Here

26. Pine (Scots Pine) - Pinus sylvestris, Buy Here

27. Rosemary - Rosmarinus officinalis, Buy Here

28. Spearmint - Mentha spicata, Buy Here

29. Tangerine - Citrus reticulata, Buy Here

30. Tea Tree - Melaleuca alternifolia, Buy Here

Free Printable Checklist:

Here is a free checklist to print out, star the essential oils you want to buy and check the boxes on the ones you already have. Just fill in form for an instant PDF download:

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