Budget Friendly Essential Oils Under $20

I love my essential oils. So much so that I have a spreadsheet to keep track of what oils I currently have, which ones I’m about out of, and which oils (like Rose!) are on my wish list.

Budget Friendly Essential Oils Under $20

When I first started using essential oils it was a bit overwhelming. I knew that I could diffuse them, and I looked up the benefits of each oil to see how to best put them to use in my life. What I found was that oils worked really well for me! I love diffusing lemon, lavender, and peppermint for my sinuses. And Stress Away is a must-have if you have small children.

36 Budget Friendly Essential Oils Under $20

I go through bottles of that stuff, y’all.

But I digress. I love my oils. And because of some wonderful friends (and a lot of research), I oil up All.The.Time. And pretty soon, I started looking for more oils to add to my collection. I wanted to use them as much as possible.

But I am also on a budget.

And essential oils can be pretty spendy, so I started looking through to see what would give me the most bang for my buck. When you’re on a budget, but want to start living a more natural lifestyle, essential oils can be a very affordable option…if you’re smart about which oils you pick.

So, if you’re thinking of expanding your oily collection (I highly recommend it), here are 36 budget friendly essential oils under $20* (listed in alphabetical order because I don’t like playing favorites-I love all my oils equally.):

1. Black Pepper Vitality

Well, Black Pepper essential oil smells amazing, and you can cook with it! Black Pepper essential oil also supports overall wellness.

2. Cedarwood

Cedarwood essential oil smells earthy and amazing. It’s also great for helping you relax-and supports healthy skin. I love this oil!

3. Citronella

Citronella essential oil is the same one that they use in annoyance-be-gone candles…along with a whole host of scary stuff. Why not just use an essential oil?

4. Citrus Fresh

Citrus Fresh essential oil has to be one of my favorites. It smells amazing (probably due to the blend of citrus oils and spearmint!), tastes awesome in sparkling water, and is uplifting when diffused.

5. Christmas Spirit

Do you ever have a day where you just want to watch Christmas movies? Christmas Spirit essential oil blend makes my house smell like Christmas-any time of year. I love this blend. It’s an instant mood-booster and always leads to watching a few rounds of Prep & Landing.

6. Clove Vitality

Clove smells like Christmas. It’s also really good for supporting a healthy immune system. And you can cook with it.

7. Cypress

Cypress smells amazing when you diffuse it and aromatherapists use it to help promote a sense of grounding.

8. Dill Vitality

I wasn’t a big fan of dill in recipes, until I tried using Dill essential oil in my potato salad. So.Freaking.Good.

9. Envision

Envision essential oil blend helps me focus on the positive. I love diffusing it when I’m planning my day or thinking about the future.

10. Eucalyptus Blue

The Eucalyptus Blue essential oil is one of my favorites. It smells amazing when diffused, and is an awesome pick-me-up.

11. Eucalyptus Globulus

Eucalyptus Globulus has a super-fresh scent and helps me focus on the task at hand (like writing this post).

12. Eucalyptus Radiata

Eucalyptus Radiata essential oil is the one that most people think of when they think of eucalyptus oil. It also does a great job deterring annoyances. Add it to your favorite cleaner for a little boost.

13. Fennel Vitality

I used Fennel is known to support a healthy digestive system.

14. Ginger Vitality

Ginger essential oil stinks. There, I said it. But it helps support healthy digestion, so I use it. I just make sure that I put it on the bottoms of my feet under socks so I don’t have to smell it.

15. Grapefruit Vitality

Grapefruit essential oil smells amazing, and I love putting a drop in my water first thing in the morning to help wake me up. It’s also known to support healthy immune function.

16. Grounding

Grounding essential oil blend got me through the last year.

17. Goldenrod

Goldenrod essential oil is used to support heart health.

18. Jade Lemon

Jade Lemon essential oil tastes amazing in my sparkling water! It reminds me of a lemon-lime drink that I no longer consume.

19. Lemon Vitality

I love Lemon essential oil because it’s great for getting those pesky price tags off, and I’ve even used it to remove permanent marker from my floors. Lemon also supports healthy immune function. It’s a favorite here.

20. Lemongrass

Lemongrass essential oil supports digestion. It also smells really good when diffused!

21. Lime Vitality

Lime essential oil is great in margaritas if you forget to pick up a lime at the store (yup, guilty!), and is also known to support a healthy immune system. Plus it’s darned tasty in water (and smells amazing diffused-if you like your house smelling like a margarita!).

22. Melrose

Melrose essential oil blend smells super squeaky clean, and it helps to boost the power of my homemade dish soap.

23. Nutmeg Vitality

Nutmeg essential oil smells just like the spice. It’s delicious. It also helps with alertness (for those of you who are a bit sleepy during the day).

24. Orange Vitality

Orange essential oil smells amazing when diffused with Thieves (it smells like Russian Tea!), and also helps support a healthy immune system. It’s also very uplifting diffused by itself.

25. Peace & Calming

Peace & Calming essential oil one of two oil blends that help me get my boys rest well at night.

26. Pine

Pine essential oil reminds me of camping. It smells amazing diffused!

27. Palmarosa

If you need to be awake, try diffusing Palmarosa essential oil. It smells amazing and is instantly uplifting.

28. Purification

Purification essential oil is amazing. I use it to boost the odor fighting power of my laundry soap. It also helps to neutralize gross smells in the air…like burnt toast. 

29. R.C.

R.C. stands for respiratory care, and helps to support healthy respiratory function. I love diffusing this when the weather can’t make up its mind.

30. Rosemary Vitality

Rosemary essential oil helps to support overall wellness, and you can cook with it.

31. Sacred Mountain

Sacred Mountain essential oil blend smells wonderful diffused, and helps to encourage feelings of empowerment and grounding.

32. Spearmint

I love Spearmint essential oil. It just smells squeaky clean. As a bonus, it also supports healthy digestion.

33. Tarragon Vitality

Tarragon essential oil supports a healthy digestive system, and you can cook with it.

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34. Tangerine Vitality

Tangerine essential oil is amazing in water. It also supports a healthy immune function and proper digestion. Plus, it gives me a nice pick me up when I put it in the diffuser first thing in the morning!

35. Valor

Valor essential oil blend is my favorite. It’s amazing, and helps to encourage feelings of strength and calm when diffused. I stockpile this gem.

36. Wintergreen

Wintergreen essential oil smells amazing when diffused, and aromatherapists use it to support creativity and increased energy.

And one more! Carrot Seed Essential Oil

Okay, okay…Carrot seed isn’t a budget essential oil, it’s .75 cents over my $20 limit. BUT. Carrot Seed oil is amazing, y’all. I couldn’t leave it out! It helps to support a healthy digestive system.



  1. Stacia on June 18, 2015 at 9:18 am

    this is just the post I needed. I was putting in my ER order and wanted to try some new ones. Thanks!

    • Brea on June 18, 2015 at 9:35 am

      Awesome!! Glad I could help! Love ER!!

  2. Hannah on June 18, 2015 at 9:21 am

    I’ve never even heard of black pepper essential oil! And now I really want to try it! Love all your information. 🙂

    • Brea on June 18, 2015 at 9:35 am

      Thank you! I love black pepper EO!!

  3. Kim S on June 18, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Cedarwood and Valor are on my “to-buy” list!

    • Brea on June 18, 2015 at 9:52 am

      They are favorites of ours!!

  4. Annie on June 18, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    Thanks! I am just starting out with essential oils, and this is a handy list for use and quality. So beneficial…they have helped with my sleeping and my hubby’s acges and pains…

    • Brea on June 18, 2015 at 1:02 pm

      EOs are awesome!!

  5. Kyra Faulkner on June 18, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Oils sound so amazing in theory, yet so overwhelming that I get paralyzed with indecision. Bookmarking this to read later when I know what I need and hopping over to your premium starter kit link!

    • Brea on June 18, 2015 at 1:02 pm

      Awesome! Shoot me a message if you have questions Kyra! Hugs 🙂

  6. Alicia on June 18, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    This is great information!! I’ve been hearing so much about oils and had no idea where to even start. I will definitely be looking into this deeper! I love that you provided budget friendly oils that sound like they are perfect for us mommies. Thank you!!

    • Brea on June 18, 2015 at 2:11 pm

      You are so welcome!! It can be very overwhelming-let me know if I can help!

  7. Caroline @ In Due Time on June 18, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    Yes! I LOVE my oils! I have not tried black pepper yet though 😉 Citrus Fresh is one of my favorites – I love it in water!

    • Brea on June 18, 2015 at 3:20 pm

      Me too! Black pepper is pretty awesome!

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