One of the most common objections to using Young Living Essential Oils is that they’re expensive. Ever get sticker shock when looking at the price of Rose essential oil or Melissa essential oil? I totally understand that (but I happen to know that those two essential oils are so worth it, for the record)! My house is on a budget too.
How much plant matter it takes to produce an essential oil, producing them properly, how rare the plant is, etc – all of that and more plays a part in the cost of every single essential oil. Sometimes that means that an essential oil is at a higher price and it’s one you’ll need to save up for.
But, lucky for us, so many Young Living Essential Oils are incredibly affordable. And thank goodness for that because if you go through as many essential oils as my family does, price matters! Here are 23 of my favorite essential oils under $25 each and how to use them. These are all great essential oils to add to your collection!
NOTE: This list is based on the prices for Young Living members. If you care about cost, it makes the most sense to be a Young Living member and be saving 24%, right? Also, these aren’t all of the Young Living Essential Oils available that are under $25 each. These are just some of my favorite ones.
#1: Cedarwood Essential Oil – $11.25
Diffuse it to help create a calming and comforting atmosphere. Add it to your favorite skin care products. Apply topically or massage it into the scalp for the appearance of healthy-looking hair.
#2: Christmas Spirit™ Essential Oil – $10.25
Diffuse it to tap into the happiness, joy, and security associated with the holiday season.
#3: Cinnamon Bark Vitality™ Essential Oil – $24.00
It brings a warm taste and sensation when added to your favorite dishes. It can support healthy digestion and help maintain a healthy immune system when taken as a dietary supplement.*
#4: Citronella Essential Oil – $19.50
Diffuse it indoors and outdoors to freshen and eliminate odors.
#5: Citrus Fresh™ Essential Oil – $15.25
Add it to your favorite night moisturizer and apply to skin for smoother-looking, more radiant-looking skin (because some citrus oils can cause photosensitivity, avoid applying to exposed skin before spending time outside). Diffuse it in your home, office, or classroom for an aroma that invites positivity and energy. Drop it onto cotton balls and toss them anywhere prone to stale odors, like shoes, closets, cabinets, basements, and vents.
#6: Clove Vitality™ Essential Oil – $7.25
Take it as a daily dietary supplement to support your healthy immune system.* Substitute it for the ground spice in recipes. Combine it with Lemon Vitality™, Cinnamon Bark Vitality™, and Nutmeg Vitality™ essentials in homemade cider or wassail recipes.
#7: Eucalyptus Radiata Essential Oil – $18.50
Use it during a massage after activity. Diffuse it to promote a stimulating and rejuvenating environment.
#8: Gentle Baby™ Essential Oil – $21.25
Diffuse it during pregnancy to help calm emotions. Diffuse it to help quiet troubled little ones. It’s also good for soothing tender skin.
#9: Ginger Vitality™ Essential Oil – $13.25
Add it to a capsule to support normal digestion.* Add a drop to your tea for a soothing hot drink. Try adding a few drops to a pitcher of fresh-squeezed lemonade. Dip a toothpick in it and add it to your stir fry for a zing of exotic flavor.
#10: Grapefruit Vitality™ Essential Oil – $7.50
Taken internally and paired with a healthy diet and exercise, it can support weight management programs.* Add it to water to give your drinks a little zing. Add a hint of citrus by incorporating it into culinary recipes. Add it to NingXia Red® to give it an extra boost of flavor.
#11: Lavender Essential Oil – $23.50
Diffuse it for a comforting and calming scent. Unwind by adding a few drops to a nighttime bath. Diffuse it for a fresh, clean scent and to eliminate odors. It may complement some of your favorite shampoos, lotions, or skin care products.
#12: Lemon Vitality™ Essential Oil – $6.25
Add to a tall glass of cold water for a fresh drink to start your day. Add 1-2 drops to a capsule and take daily or as needed. Add it to tea, baked goods, homemade preserves, and other treats. Create custom vinaigrettes or marinades to add a bright taste to summer salads and grilling.
#13: Lemongrass Vitality™ Essential Oil – $6.25
Place 1-2 drops in a capsule to take as a dietary supplement. Add 2-3 drops to water or hot tea for a light, interesting flavor. Add to culinary dishes to enhance and brighten flavor.
#14: Melrose™ Essential Oil – $19.75
Diffuse it to help dispel odors. It helps to support healthy skin.
#15: Orange Vitality™ Essential Oil – $6.00
Support your wellness daily by adding 1-2 drops to a capsule and taking it as a dietary supplement. Use in culinary dishes – sweet or savory – for added flavor and zest. Add 2-3 drops to a water bottle or glass of water for flavor.
#16: Peace & Calming II™ Essential Oil – $20.75
Diffuse it for a relaxing and pleasant aroma. Dilute and apply topically to moisturize and beautify the appearance of skin.
#17: Peppermint Vitality™ Essential Oil – $10.00
Add it to your daily dietary supplements as overall support for healthy digestive system comfort.* Add 1-2 drops in a capsule and take daily or as needed. Include a drop in a tall glass of cool water for a refreshing start to your morning. Use it in baking and in a wide variety of desserts.
#18: Purification® Essential Oil – $18.75
Add a few drops to laundry to give your wash a great-smelling boost. Place a few drops on cotton balls and stash them wherever necessary: the car, closets and drawers, air vents, or shoes. Refresh linens with a spritz of it diluted with distilled water.
#19: R.C.™ Essential Oil – $22.75
Rub it on your chest and back of the neck before an early-morning workout. Use with V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex for a foot or back massage after your gym routine, an outdoor adventure, or yoga practice. Place a few drops in a hot bath or shower.
#20: Rosemary Vitality™ Essential Oil – $7.50
Add 2 drops in a capsule and take it as a dietary supplement. Stir in a few drops of it to your tomato sauce to add an authentic, fresh flavor. Replace dried rosemary with just a drop of it in your favorite recipes, such as breads and pasta dishes. Combine it with olive oil and balsamic vinegar for a bread dip that rivals that of any restaurant.
#21: SleepyIze™ Essential Oil – $16.75
Diffuse at bedtime for a peaceful aromatic environment.
#22: Valor II™ Essential Oil – $22.75
Diffuse for an inspiring and calming aroma. Apply topically to experience this empowering and uplifting fragrance.
#23: Wintergreen Essential Oil – $17.75
Add it to any lotion, massage oil, or ointment that is used after activity.
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