How to make money by selling essential oils online

The fact is that the essential oils business is booming and so selling essential oils from home is also making money for people for the first time

People are more and more interested in natural remedies for common ailments just because they smell nice. But how to sell essential oils as a business so you can be a part of this massive growth in natural health and wellness?

The best and easiest way is to create an online business. The internet has a record of being the best forum for reaching out to people that care and believe in the same things as you do. The days of asking family and friends to buy into your new business idea or products is a bit old-hat and can be the break up of many personal relationship as well as being annoying. When someone in passionate about essential oils and the benefits they give in out lives, you want to reach out to people with the same mindset and belief system as you own.

Before getting into details of selling essential oils online, the process is going to look like this:

  1. Niche: Choose a niche within the essential oils industry
  2. Be visible online: Build a website / blog
  3. Find essential oils to sell: I would suggest Doterra essential oil products to promote
  4. Make a plan: Research content ideas and make a content schedule
  5. Present you ideas to the world: Start publishing

The internet is the best place for selling essential oils from home. As a professional internet marketer with five years in the business and 20 years in MLM, you will make money from selling essential oils online.

And because i am so confident that I will outline a business plan for you on this page. Even though I understand that these concept will not work for everyone, it just may work for you.

However, firstly you need to want to start a essential oils or wellness business, and be open to the idea of having your business be 100% online. If this sounds like you keep on reading.

Why selling essential oils online is the best business at the moment?

I have been doing a lot of research on the subject of alternative health care in relation to essential oils and over the last 5 – 10 year there has been a massive rise in interest. So, for me it was a no-brainer, essential oils were trending so well that I just needed to get involved. The proof is in Google Trends that show that even though Alternative medicine is stable Essential oils has gained in popularity by a massive amount. 

Selling essential oils online

Nevertheless, Google trends data aside, you can only imagine how many uses there are for essential oils. There are 1000’s! They can be used to reduce stress, improve ones well-being and happiness, relieve pain and even be used as a bug repellent and cleaner. 

In reality I am just a average guy that believed that if the house was clean enough, that would be good enough. Fortunately my wife loves using essential oils at home and so I have begun to appreciate the aroma from the diffuser around our home, so the house smells fresh when people come to visit. My personal choice is peppermint and wild orange.

My example of my own experience only shows us that everyone is a potential market and a possible customer. It just depends of customer you intend to market and who you want to share your passion for essential oils. 

Having the passion for the products such as essential oils is a positive element to any business venture, but the bones of running a business online comes from a slightly more mundane place. So ,understanding a few business models on how to sell essential oils online and promote your business so you really can make money in this industry is your main goal. 

How to make a living from selling essential oils from home and online 

There are a limitless amounts of ways that you can earn money from a essential oils business. I am going to explain how we can do it online.

How to sell essential oils in Network Marketing or Direct Selling

There might be a chance that you landed on this page because you were researching Doterra essential oils. It is a very big companies in the network marketing industry, and the biggest of the essential oils direct selling companies.

Doterra was formed in 2008 and offers a wide range of products ranging from therapeutic grade essential oils to Doterra oil infused toothpaste and supplements. They are sold on a philosophy of natural living by Doterra distributors that speaks very loudly to millions of people around the world.

Even though Doterra is a great choice for the online marketer the main premise is how to make money from this company. When you join such a company you become a independent distributor or in the case of Doterra a Wellness Advocate. In your team there is a possibility to earn money from retails sales and team bonuses which is shared between your team. For example, your friend Jane sponsors you and brings you into the company, so a percentage of your sales will create an income for her. If you sponsor someone into the company, a percentage of their sales will create an income for you.

This is main reason it is called “Multi level marketing”, but in resent years they have been using “Relationship Marketing”, because the building of relationships is as important as Multi leveled aspect.

Personally, I have enjoyed being in the network marketing industry, and like the team aspect of growing a business with other people. The relationships that I build in the early days still stay with me now with great warmth and support whatever business I have been in at that time. Everyone seems to be happy if someone is gaining success, because I believe that we all want the same thing, to have a happy and successful life.

Reaching out and selling essential oils online from your website

As I have already said, the best way to reach your customers is by having a website. You can argue with me about that but no matter how you look at it, there are more people on the internet than people you know personally.

You have bullied and pestered your family & friends and now you are in a dry spell, so, how do you find more people to be customers or new consultants? You need to reach out to people online and get them interested in your whatever  you are offering.

To reach the entire world (or at least the entire English speaking world), then you can just pick a regular .com domain name. Dot coms are perfect for online network marketing. There are more than 2 billion people online and every one of them is a potential customer or new consultant for you. Furthermore, the population of the world is growing, and more people are getting internet access every day.

Creating a website sound a bit challenging but the technology has advanced so much that it is a simple process for most of us. There are many website builders that will create a ready made website in a few minutes. You can add template, video, images and apps with the click of a button to give you a very cool and professional website.

Most people surfing the internet don’t really care how good looking your page is, they surf the web to read and gather information from them! The most important element on your website is going to be the articles you publish to it. If you have ever heard of ‘blogging’, then you know what I’m talking about.

At one time, blogging was like a online personal / public diary of our lives, but now blogs mean business. Running an essential oils related blog can be the vehicle to drive sales to your business.

How do your get customers to visit your website?

Creating a website that looks nice to the eye is the easy bit, the hard bit is to get visitors to your website and buy your oils.

The key is to be on the first page or preferably in the top three in google and as a .com business owner you will be competing with the big boys of the global market place.

However, this is some great news most online business owners and network marketers have no idea how to rank on page one, but I do. After five years trail and error and now experience, I can show you how I do it. I have tried to simplify the process a bit so I don’t confuse you or even myself, but if you want to learn more details of how to rank on page one and get traffic to your website be sure to let me know.

The secret of selling essential oils online is keyword research

I would suggest that you go through this section slowly and then go through it again, because once you get this, you will have a eureka moment.

Utilizing a few online tools and tricks you can tap into Google’s search data and find out what people search for everyday. I know when large amounts of people are searching for something or if only a few. I can see how much competition my website and if it is easy or tough. 

If we take an example, For example, I know that there are 552 people searching for the term “essential oils for skin” every month, and that there are over 200 websites competing for this phrase. That’s a lot, considering there are only 10 spots on Google page one!

However, there are only 9 competing websites for the phrase “doTerra essential oils for kids”. Wow…only 9 websites in the whole world! I could definitely outrank them. If I can get my website to page one for that phrase, then at total of 72 people will reach my website every day and think about purchasing something. 

In the Old school network marketing methods it would not be possible to reach out to 72 people every day, 7 days a week, 12 months a year. The power of having a website and being able to rank it in search engines will give you 24/7 access to the world.

However, we need to understand that not every page on our website will rank, but over time, if we publish articles on low competition topics, then we increase our website authority on the topic, and start generating more traffic. I have some websites that gets over 2,000 visits per day.

That means 2000 potential clients every single day for my business.

The topics you can write about on your website about essential oils is limitless, for example “essential oils for dogs” or “how to make essential oils soap at home” and the list goes on.

How to sell essential oils


If we look at the example above of the keyword, “which essential oils do what”: Each month there are between 100-1000 search using this sentence, however there is only 30 pages in Google using it. This mean that you have a real chance to have you webpage on the first page of Google and gain the traffic and the earning from this simple research of keywords.

Keywords and writing articles are the basics of how we attract customers to our website. I personally only start writing an article after I have found 15 -20 related keywords.

2 simple ways to make money from selling essential oils from home website 

There are many ways to make money online, but I don’t want to overwhelm you with information so I have broken it down to 5 basic ways. When you start building your essential oils business from a website, you will not be able to learn more methods from talking to friends online with an interest in online marketing.  

Affiliate Link Promotions

This is the most exciting way to me because you can make some big commissions depending on what you promote. The concept is that you promote a product on your website, but the buyer purchases it from a different website. You simply say, “I recommend this product” and link to your Doterra website (via your affiliate link).

For essential oils, you could recommend things like different essential oils, essential oil blend, diffusers, related essential oil products and the Doterra business opportunity. The possibilities are endless!

Display Ads

This is where Facebook for about 5$ a day will give you the option to market you business on the pages. You just create an advert using images, video, some text and your Doterra affiliate link or your wedpage. 

You can advertise the Doterra business, the products or a deal.

Learn how to start business by selling essential oils online

If you are confident that you want to follow up with making a business by selling essential oils from home, then you should start your business today. I have the most experience with network marketing and internet marketing and you can learn how to do it also. I started learning about it in 2012 and at the moment planning to relocate to a sunnier climate.

Imagine that! In just two years you could be your own boss and work from home where ever you want to live. If you don’t start today, what do you think you’ll be doing in two years? The same thing that you’re doing right now?

If you have the passion and you turn it into a business you can really be successful. You may not have any good ideas at the moment, but you can personally contact me and we can discuss it and I can help give you some topic ideas to get you started.  

The best way you can contact me is to start your business is by joining Doterra essential oils

In Doterra you will meet people just like yourself, people building an online business and passionate about essential oils. Some of them are just starting out Wellness Advocates, and some are already leaders who enjoy helping out the newbies. If you join Doterra enrollment links below, you will also have 1-on-1 access to me and I’ll be able to help you grow your Doterra business.

Selling essential oils online

This is what you are going to do when you join Doterra:

  • Learn about essential oils and the uses
  • One on one business training via Skype (Doterra Membership and busness overview)
  • Additional online training
  • Weekly newsletter
  • Team support via Facebook group

What do you get from me:

  • Learn how to rank your website in Google
  • Learn how to promote for your business online
  • Learn how to make your own website / blog
  • Learn how to use social media sites to promote your business
  • Learn how to grow sales and increase earnings

You will also get access to:

  • Free Doterra personalized webshop
  • Free Doterra back office to admin your business
  • Doterra support for any business or technical problems 
  • Doterra products at 25% below retail
  • Brainstorming with me
  • Support from me as and when


Is it hard to build a website?

Building your basic website is very easy! Adding graphics and learning the interface will have a slight learning curve but I will be there all the way.

How much does is cost to run a Doterra business?

Well, it depends on how you want to proceed, the Doterra basic business package is $35 (20€ / £25 / 50 AUD), but if you truly want to get into selling essential oils online beyond using the Doterra webshop you will need to invest in a domain name for about $10.   There are many extra things that are optional, but none are required. How much you invest in your business is up to you.

How much does Doterra training cost?

Doterra training is free and there is no extra monthly fee, only a yearly fee of 25$, but you will be sent a Peppermint oil when you re-enroll, so nothing really.

How long does it take to earn money?

This is a tough question to answer because it’s different for everyone. Some people go up the ranking very quickly and others are a bit slower, but others take more than a year. It really depends on how much time you spend growing your business each day.

How much money can I earn?

This is the cool part – there’s no limit! There are billions of dollars being spent online every day. All you need to do is find a small slice of the pie and you can be making really good money.

Some people have businesses that earn a modest $30,000-$80,000 per year. Others grow to six figures and beyond. 

But lets begin with the first step – creating your Doterra account and starting your Doterra business opportunity!

Q & A Discussion

If you have any questions about how to sell essential oils- email me and I will get back to you asap….