If you are thinking about purchasing doTERRA essential oils on Amazon, think again. While at first glance, it may appear that you can get them cheaper on Amazon than buying directly, this is actually not true and I will explain why.
There are some things you need to understand about selling on Amazon… things that go beyond pricing.
First of all, there are only a few doTERRA-approved Amazon sellers. You can easily spot these sellers because in the description it says they are an authorized seller and includes their Wellness Advocate number. These people pay for the privilege to sell on Amazon and have a signed contract with them. They are monitored by the doTERRA Compliance team to not sell below wholesale plus 10% and to make sure that they are selling genuine product. For example, lavender is $21 wholesale, thus to legally sell on Amazon the price must be at least $23.10 (shipping is not taken in to account with the approved Amazon sellers so they can legally have FBA free shipping as an option).
Anyone that is not an authorized seller could be selling you anything. It’s super-easy to open a bottle, dump out most of the oil and add a filler, like fractionated coconut oil and put a brand-new cap on.
Another thing to consider is that in order to sell at those kind of low prices, the only way they can do that is to: #1 adulterate the oils in some way, or #2 break doTERRA rules and use their LRP points to purchase oils for re-sale. LRP points are not intended to be used to resell with and anyone that is not an authorized seller and is selling on Amazon is breaking the rules. Do you really want to give someone like that your business? Anyone who is willing to ignore the pricing rule cannot be expected to be honorable in any other way. They could be selling you anything.
Another reason not to buy on Amazon is that there is no product support, no upline to ask questions to, and no generous return policy.
Now, what if you are buying from someone that is an authorized seller and you’re getting it for wholesale plus 10% with free 2 day shipping? That’s a really good deal, right? WRONG.
How do you think those authorized sellers make money?
They get them for cheaper than they are selling them for or it wouldn’t be worth it to them.
So how do you get the oils cheaper than Amazon?
LRP and special promotions are the answer.
If you were to sign up with doTERRA and do LRP, you can get the same bottle of lavender for the wholesale price of $21 and since you’re doing LRP, any money you spend on shipping will be credited back as product points (so it’s basically free). Then extra savings you get are 10% to 30% back in LRP points. So that’s a minimum of $2.10 you can apply to future essential oil purchases. Plus, if you spend $125 on LRP before the 15th of the month, you get the free product of the month (usually worth $10-15). Plus, every few months doTERRA has corporate promotions, such as if you spend $200 you get a free Frankincense oil.
If you sign up and purchase any of the enrollment kits, your $35 enrollment fee is included in the kit. Plus, if you sign up with me, you can get $50 in free oils and if you do LRP for 3 months in a row, you can get $100 in free oils from me.
Doesn’t that “cheap” bottle of essential oils on Amazon sound like not as good of a deal now?
When do I recommend Amazon? I recommend it for those people who are leary about signing up for anything and just want to try one oil. I know there are no strings attached with doTERRA and/or commitment but I can understand people who just want to try an oil or two and get free, fast shipping. But, when you do, only buy from authorized sellers and buy with the understanding that you are paying more than you would be if you bought directly and received no product support.
When you are ready to buy your second bottle of doTERRA essential oils, the smart answer is to SIGN UP!