From Therapeutic Pure to Affordability: What makes Butterfly Express oils so special

Our focus is on producing great oils and educating people on their use.  We are able to keep costs low by not focusing on marketing with fancy billboards or using multi-level marketing.  People try the essential oils and know they have the real thing.

“We are very picky about our oils and take into consideration environmental conditions, chemical additives, pesticide and insecticide use, and even harvest time, since these all affect the value of an essential oil. Pesticides and insecticides can be used on a plant and other chemicals can be used…and it will still meet testing standards of our competitors.”

Sharon, Butterfly Express LLC

Butterfly Express essential oils are 100% therapeutic grade. They are high quality essential oils that meet the best testing standards (what can be tested anyway). Our essential oils are captured from nature using careful steam distillation (as well as cold pressing for citrus oils). They also produce a few oil absolutes. Only the highest quality practices are used to ensure all plants and essential oils meet the standard to be claimed as Butterfly Express worthy.

We guarantee Butterfly Express essential oils are 100% pure and therapeutic.  Usually, such high quality oils are more costly because of overhead and profit motivations.  Or, on the other side of the spectrum, you have cheap stripped down oils which do little therapeutically, other than smell good.  Our customers attest that the quality of our essential oils is “just as good as”, if not better, than other brands (click here for comparison chart)Click here for more information on essential oil testing and standards of Butterfly Express and the essential oil industry in general.

We help you take $$$ out of picture so you can focus on your health. With such great essential oils, how is it Butterfly Express is so reasonably priced?  My friend Kathy writes about why Butterfly Express essential oils are both certified therapeutic AND affordable:

… If I can get a very high quality oil at an affordable price AND support a company with ethics and values that I agree with, then that’s the company that will get my business.”

She highlights three different areas companies focus on when setting a price point for their product (overhead, payroll, and profit) and how Butterfly Express differs from other mainstream companies:

“First, overhead.  Butterfly Express has a modest, but sufficient, office, warehouse, and factory in Clifton, Idaho. They don’t have expensive multi-level office space or international offices that need to be paid for.  That eliminates expenses that drive up the cost of the essential oils.

Second, payroll.  Butterfly Express is not a multi-level manufacturer.  As with all things, the closer you get to the source, the less expensive the product. …They have employees and distributors.  That’s it. …There aren’t six other people between you and the owner who each need to make a profit.

Third, profit, or as I like to call it – intent.  The intent of Butterfly Express is really what makes this company as wonderful as it is.  The intent of the owners is not to become multi-millionaires.  …They sell essential oils because they know they work, and they want others to benefit from them just as they have.  Essential oils have saved their lives – literally – and they want to share that with others.

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Wonderfully put, Kathy!  I love working with Butterfly Express.  I love their essential oils; they have helped me and my family many times as well.  Their intent to bless others is evident in everything they do and produce.  I hope you will have a good experience with Butterfly Express as well.  We are excited to help you do so, even MORE affordably with our 10% off online store.

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14 thoughts on “From Therapeutic Pure to Affordability: What makes Butterfly Express oils so special

  1. Melodi says:

    I have been using doTerra oils. My friend asked me why? Because they were what was introduced to me. Are your oils the same high quality as theirs? Are yours tested thoroughly? I am thinking of changing over but need to know the quality.

  2. Pat says:

    You said that ‘most’ are from organic plants. What about the rest? I worry about pesticides if not grown organically. Who does the certification testing? Just employees of Butterfly Express?

    • Wendy Thomander says:

      Very good questions. You can be assured that Butterfly Express Essential Oils are the highest quality oils made with love and care from Butterfly Express LLC in southeastern Idaho. They are certified pure and most of them are made from organic plant material. They are as good as our competitor’s (Young Living and DoTERRA) oils.

      Most of Butterfly Express oils are made from high heat distillation. Citrus oils are cold pressed or expeller pressed. We also carry some absolute extracted essential oils, like rose, which would not survive the high heat of distillation. They are still pure as the solvent used to extract the essential oil is removed. To read more, visit this excerpt from the book Butterfly Miracles.

      These oils are affordable and not ramped up in price. Butterfly Express is not a multi-level marketing company and therefore keep their costs down. They are more grassroots, natural, and wholesome instead of concerning themselves with big company practices. They do not focus on fancy marketing but on great products and education that really help people; that makes for loyal customers.

      Let me know if you have any further questions.

      • Melissa says:

        I am also considering DoTerra and I am very interested to find out if your product is as high quality as DoTerra. Any company can say they are higher quality than another. But how can it be proved without actually trying both. Both company make claims that they are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils, right? The only difference I have found so far is that DoTerra consultants say you can take their oils internally with no risks, and NOT use carrier oil. Why would that be?

        • Wendy Thomander says:

          Our oils can be taken internally as well. However, I find it hard to say there is no risk when taken orally. The few times any essential oil (all brands) have ever been over-dosed, has been when taken orally. Which is why we don’t “recommend” it be done. One could also claim that you don’t need to use a carrier oil, for example if you soak your toothbrush in a watered down oil, before use, there’s no need for the carrier oil. I have been asked quite a bit lately if our oils are FDA GRAS (generally recognized as safe). And I am happy to reply that after checking with our supplier, they are.

  3. Regina says:

    I have purchased from ‘Be Young’ and have truly benefitted from their high quality products and their directions. But I am looking for another alternative, without having to become a distributor. I just want to be an on-line customer without the “middle man”. I regularly use Tea Tree Oil and other wondetful essential eobbd oils…now I am looking for an anti-fungal blend for help with yeast infections. Can you help?

  4. Tammi says:

    I just started using your oils to help with sleeping and anxiety. So this is all a learning experience for me but I only wish you guys would send a sheet of directions with the oils on how best to use them and for what!

    • Wendy Thomander says:

      Great comment! We have great resources for you on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

      Using essential oils is simple and safe when used in moderation. Use them with a little coconut or other carrier oil before applying them to the body, as they are NOT diluted. Or, put several drops of our Tranquility blend in a glass bottle with purified water and spritz it on your pillow, or use in an essential oil distiller. I love to keep a bottle in my purse and do aromatherapy whenever I am out and about. My favorite is applying a little oil on an essential oil necklace and wearing it everywhere. If you like baths, add it to the bath or even plug up the tub if you like taking long showers like me. Be creative and have fun!

      Essential oils are complex and so beautiful. I would highly recommend you read the book “Butterfly Miracles with Essential Oils” by LaRee Westover, founder of Butterfly Express and essential oil/herbal expert. You can purchase her book on Amazon or purchase it on our site here.

  5. Christy says:

    This is very helpful. I am in the process of researching oils and i am so impressed with the information that I have found. I am interested to know what oil you would recommend for rheumatoid arthritis. My Mother has suffered for 30 years and if there is an oil that could help her I would love to know. Thanks!!

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