Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Where to Buy Essential Oil Supplies

Confused about where to buy empty rollers and bottles for your essential oils? Here's some of my favorite places to buy essential oil supplies and accessories.

Shop Locally for Essential Oil Accessories

Where would Mr. Hooper be if Big Bird never set foot in his store?

The growing popularity of essential oils has led big and small natural health stores to add commonly purchased EO accessories to their stock. Online pricing and selection is consistently better than local prices around here, but sometimes having a carrier oil or diffuser right away is worth a few extra bucks. Some small businesses offer discount alerts or coupons through e-newsletters and Facebook groups, and they run sales, too. Don't assume about pricing!



 
This diffuser made some buzz on Facebook as an Amazon "discovery", 
but at the time the local mom & pop price was the same. 

Suggest that your local store carry certain items. When I realized how many people in my town were taking their dollars to the Internet for popular items, I made a list of suggestions for our small mom and pop alternative health store. Where to buy and what's sold locally is a common question, so Business Builders should stay aware of local resources.

AromaTools 

http://www.aromatools.com/Default.asp

I tend to order the most from AromaTools.com.  In addition to a huge selection of the most common EO accessories, they also sell empty containers for everything from home made lip balm to deodorant.
They are my main source of doTerra branded products. I get my brochures and handouts for classes from them, pre-printed labels for my sample bottles, and the occasional book. You can also purchase diffusers here.  Important - if the same diffuser is sold in our Product Guide then order it through your LRP so you can get loyalty points.

Shipping is high with AromaTools, so if this is a concern check the estimated shipping for all carriers as you go along. All it takes is one bulky item to kick up your shipping costs. I took a $1.67 item out of my cart once - and it dropped my shipping by $4! Save on shipping by placing group orders and splitting the cost.

Visit the AromaTools Blog for informational articles and videos about essential oils, recipes, and how to use some of the products you are considering buying.  I love this nifty chart that explains the differences between popular diffusers!

http://blog.aromatools.com/2014/08/04/which-diffuser-is-the-best-diffusion-methods-and-comparison-charts/


Aroma Toolbox


Aroma Toolbox is an example of local meets internet. I consider them local because this is a business venture of someone in our doTerra upline.  Aroma Toolbox is based out of Chattanooga, Tennessee. The owners frequently travel to doTerra classes and conferences, and have been known to bring orders with them to help reduce shipping expenses.  I use Aroma Toolbox when I don't need doTerra branded business supplies. Ordering is a little different. "Like" the page, visit the photo album, and email the item number and quantities to get an invoice.

My Oil Business

http://www.myoilbusiness.com/

My Oil Business is similar to AromaTools. They have a combination of doTerra branded products and generic, all purpose EO accessories. They offer some interesting educational and marketing items that AromaTools doesn't, so the two shopping sites are not identical.

Amazon



Amazon does have some of the EO accessories you might want, but unless I'm buying a diffuser, book, or carrier oil, I personally find the search on Amazon requires a lot of time for little results. Vials, dropper lids, pipettes, etc. can be listed as a Health & Personal Care item or as Industrial & Scientific. Shipping is iffy - not just price, but if an item is shipped directly from China then your order can take as long as a slow boat. Since some of the vendors listed above are also Amazon sellers, I just stick with them when I need bottles and supplies for samples or blending.

I have heard some ugly rumors about the doTerra products sold on Amazon. In fact, doTerra is changing it's policies regarding online retail sales to protect consumers. If you are tempted to buy a doTerra essential oil or carrier oil off Amazon, buyer beware!

Use the comments below to share your favorite sites for Essential Oil supplies and accessories!


The Amazon links are affiliate links, otherwise I have no relationship with any of the businesses in this post, and received no compensation for my opinions.

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