Dollar Store Oils

Dollar-store oils run the gamut from synthetic compounds that are suitable for home fragrance to essential oils that can be used in aromatherapy. While these products are available wholesale at a discount, fine-quality oils are usually priced at far more than a dollar.

Determine the Differences between Dollar-Store Oils

Home-fragrance oils can be used with aroma lamps or diffusers and can smell like flowers, fruit, or popular scents like vanilla. Many of the cheaper dollar-store offerings are actually synthetic aroma compounds, which means they may not be suitable for use on the skin.

Other dollar-store oils are fashioned to resemble popular perfumes that can be found in upscale boutiques, such as Calvin Klein's Eternity or Escape. Still others are blends with embellished, fanciful names that only hint at what they are supposed to resemble. Also included in this group are so-called erotic oils. These products generally feature musky or earthy scents and can be blended with massage lotions.

At the top of the heap are essential oils, or those made from plants and suspended in neutral carrier oils. These fine-quality products can be used in aromatherapy. For example, lavender is commonly used to combat insomnia while peppermint can stimulate digestion. These options can also be used in homemade perfumes, soaps, and candles.

Dollar Store Merchandise carries a wide variety of discount fragrance items at wholesale prices. A sales representative can be reached at 1-877-549-5210, and the company's email address is This company also carries displays and point-of-sale systems.