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Twelve Affordable Essential Oils to Begin With

Updated: Mar 1, 2022

Essential oils are a great way to relax, to relieve stress and pain but some can be expensive.

If you are on a budget then purchasing oils might not be on your list of necessities however there are a few affordable oils that can be used for a range of things and mix well together.

Keep in mind you can replace over counter remedies with essential oils, such as cleaning products, and beauty products if you are into DIY recipes.

What are essential oils?

Essential oils are plant-based volatile substances.


Reading the labels or product descriptions will give you an idea of what you are purchasing.

Be aware of the labeling of essential oils as such oils fragrance and flavoring oils fall under essential oils but don't have the therapeutic benefits.

Make sure to read the labels anddescriptions and only purchase 100% pure essential oils.

Clary sage—Salvia sclarea

Clove bud—Eugenia caryophyllata

Eucalyptus globulus-

Frankincense—Boswellia carterii

Geranium—Pelargonium graveolens

Ginger—Zingiber officinale

Lavender—Lavandula angustifolia

Lemon—Citrus limon

Peppermint—Mentha x piperita

Rosemary—Rosmarinus officinalis

Tea tree—Melaleuca alternifolia

Ylang-ylang—Cananga odorata


Proper usage and dilution will help your oils go a long way.


The cost of essential oils varies from brand to brand and the particular oil you are seeking to purchase. An example would be rose or jasmine essential oil which is usually in the range of couple hundred buck but lemon or citrus oils you will pay roughly $5-10 depending on the bottle size.


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