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Living Natural on a Shoestring Budget

Updated: Aug 28, 2019

This post is being republished to reflect updated pricing from changes doTERRA applied starting February 1, 2019. In some cases the recommendations may have been modified to remain within the $50 per month budget limit for this example. This post originally appeared on our site August 17, 2018.

Living by a budget is important.

So is living well and enjoying health and all that life has to offer us.

It is entirely possible to live within your budget means and get good natural products!

Using essential oils and natural products to remove toxins from your life and enjoy health does not have mean you need to bust your piggy bank and go for broke. Many oils can be used for a multitude of purposes making them versatile and simple to incorporate into your lifestyle and wallet.

With even a small amount you can introduce oils to your life and start enjoying increased savings to your budget and the benefits of having a natural solution in your health regime.

Here’s a 6 month plan for using just $50 each month to accomplish natural health. It shows you how to get the oils you need and supports you in transitioning your life to one balanced with nature. It will also show you that in this time period you will have earned your $50 back – as in you get a FREE $50 to use on products of your choosing.

Month 1 – Total Budget $50

doTERRA’s wholesale membership is an initial $35 fee and then every year it renews it is $25. The beauty of this membership is that at renewal, doTERRA sends you a free bottle of Peppermint essential oil (Retail price $27.33).

After joining the wholesale club, every purchase you make is at least 25% off retail and you can earn points to use for future purchases.

So with our initial $50 budget here’s what we would do:

  1. Purchase a wholesale membership for $35

  2. Purchase 1 bottle of Wild Orange $10

Total spent $45

You are off to a strong start!

Click here to purchase this first month’s wellness box:

Month 2 – Total Budget $55

Carrying over the $5 we didn’t use in Month 1, we increase our budget this month to $55.

In this month, we want to maximize savings so enrolling in the Loyalty Rewards incentive program ensures we can do that with our stretched budget. Each month we place a 50PV (approximately $50 order) we will receive a portion of our purchase and the shipping costs back in the form of points. Those points will accumulate so we can purchase more expensive oils and products later.

In Month 2 our order would be a LRP (Loyalty Reward Program order) that consists of:

  1. 1 bottle Peppermint $22.00 (22 PV)

  2. 1 bottle Lavender $23.00 (23 PV)

  3. 1 bottle Lemongrass $10.00 (10PV)

There are at least 101 ways to use Lavender and Peppermint essential oils. Lemongrasss is a great stain and nail polish remover. It is an incredible cleaning agent to have when you’re starting out using natural products. These 3 oils alone are the cornerstone for what can help us realize some fantastic benefits in our health and homes.

Total spent $55

Total points earned 5.5 + 4 for shipping = 9.5

Month 3 – Total Budget $50

In this month, we continue adding economical oils to our collection and earning points through the Loyalty Reward incentive program with this order:

  1. OnGuard Beadlets $16 (16 PV)

  2. 1 bottle Melaleuca $21 (21 PV)

  3. 1 bottle Lemon $11 (11PV)

Total spent $48

Total points earned 4.8 + 4 for shipping = 8.8

Total points accumulated 18.3

Month 4 – Total Budget $52

Carrying over our $2 from the prior month to our current monthly spend max of $50 we have $52 for this month.

For this order we would order on our LRP:

  1. 1 bottle Breathe $22 (22PV)

  2. 1 bottle ClaryCalm $27 (27 PV)

Total spent $49

Total points earned 4.9 + 4 for shipping = 8.9

Total points accumulated 27.2

Month 5 – Total Budget $54

We have $3 carried over from Month 4 giving us a nice $54 for this month’s wellness box recommendation.

On our LRP order I would recommend:

  1. 1 bottle Copaiba $35 (35 PV)

  2. 1 bottle Grapefruit $18 (18 PV)

Total spent $53

Total points earned 7.95 + 4 for shipping = 11.95 (NOTE: our points percentage increases in this month to 15% from 10%)

Total points accumulated 39.15

Month 6 – Total Budget $51

In this month we’re going to see our initial $50 investment returned to us in the form of points!

On our LRP order I would recommend:

  1. 1 bottle Balance $21 (21 PV)

  2. 1 bottle Rosemary $16 (16 PV)

  3. 1 bottle Lime $13 (13 PV)

Total spent $50

Total points earned 7.5 + 4 for shipping = 11.50

Total points accumulated 50.65!!!


You now have just over 50 points to use on any number of  oils or you can continue saving them up for something else you’d like to try!

Interested in more?

You don’t have to blow your budget to have good pure natural products in your home and health. This example above shows you how even on $50 and sometimes less per month you can still get high quality natural products to support your home and family.

Contact me today with questions and help getting started.

Click here to get the Month 1 order described above:

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