Save With Essential Oils

You may be thinking that I am insane, talking about saving money by buying “expensive” essential oils and plant derived products, but please hear me out! While I agree with you 100% that purchasing essential oils and natural products from doTerra will usually cost more up front than buying from Trader Joe’s or Wal-Mart, they will last LONGER and you don’t have to use as much at a time, extending the life of the product and thus saving you big bucks over time! Not only that, but by changing to non-toxic natural products to support your health and home, you will most likely find yourself getting sick a lot less often and thus needing less over-the-counter medications and doctor visits. That’s less spent on OTC products, doctor co-pays, prescriptions, time off work, etc. The savings really do add up when you look at everything through a more wide-angle lens!

So, let’s look at a few average products and average costs over the course of a year and compare to doTerra products. Remember that doTerra products are all at higher concentrations than your typical retail products, so they do last longer! Your actual local prices may be more or less than listed here, these are just averages. 


Matrix Biolage Colorlast Shampoo and Conditioner: 33.8 oz/each: $45.00

Average Usage: 1 month

Cost per day: $1.50


Protecting Shampoo & Smoothing Conditioner (Safe for Treated Hair): 8.46 oz/each: $28.00 (Wholesale)

Average Usage: 2 months

Cost per day: $0.46

$379.60 Saved annually!


Obagi Nu-Derm Fx System, Kit of 6 items for Normal to Dry Skin: $215.97
Average Usage: 1 month

Cost per day: $7.19


Essential Skin Care Kit, Kit of 8 items: $206.50 (Wholesale)

Average Usage: 2 months

Cost per day: $3.44

$1,368.75 Saved annually!

This is where it gets a little complicated… cleaners! There are so many cleaners out there that so many of us use in our households every day! Some cleaners last a lot longer than others, as well. Do you REALLY replace your floor cleaner as often as your dish soap? Nah, I never did either. So, I am having to estimate  an average usage cycle for all of these items, taking that into account! doTerra onGuard Cleaner Concentrate is actually a highly concentrated plant based cleaner that is good for everything. I mean EVERYTHING! I use this to literally replace all of the products shown on the right, which are the same products that I used to use. I also use it to make DIY cleansing wipes and DIY soft scrub, but those DIY projects require extra ingredients that are not listed here, so I didn’t include them on either side.But, I do have to tell you that even if I didn’t save money using doTerra’s cleaner concentrate, you couldn’t pay me to go back to the other products because it WORKS and it WORKS SO WELL. I haven’t had to scrub anything very much in about a year. Literally. It is a godsend! But, I DO save a lot of money using it, so that’s just an extra bonus! PLUS, I don’t need to wear gloves when I clean anymore, so that expense is totally gone AND I get the knowledge that my cleaner is 100% non-toxic and safe!


Clorox Bleach: $3.97
Clorox Toilet Cleaner: $7.25
Windex: $3.50
Pine-sol: $3.50
Lysol Spray: $4.50
Murphy’s Oil Soap: $5.25
Dawn Dish Soap: $6.47
Total Household Cleaners: $34.44
Average Usage: 3 months

Cost per day: $0.38


onGuard Cleaner Concentrate: 12 oz $14.50 (Wholesale)

Average Usage: 2 months

Cost per day: $0.24

$21.90 Saved annually!

1 year of replacing these three categories of regular purchases with doTerra’s all natural, plant based and non-toxic products just saved you a grand total of:


These were just a few examples of how you can save money using doTerra’s all natural, plant based and non-toxic products! There are so many more that I would love to share with you but my fingers couldn’t handle that much typing! I think you can get the point from these examples and agree with me that the sooner you switch to doTerra products, the better! Save up those extra bucks and splurge on a day at the spa, a few extra vacation days or come visit with us at the annual doTerra convention!