The essential oils market is a billion-dollar industry. It is safe to say that you can dropship aromatherapy products and make good sales. According to Statista.com, the essential oils market will grow to about 27 billion by 2022!
The market value of essential oils worldwide is expected to grow from around 17 billion U.S. dollars in 2017 to about 27 billion dollars by 2022.—Statista.com
In this post, I will go into detail about how you can cash in on this industry by selling various types of aromatherapy products with your own dropshipping store.
Thanks to the dropshipping model, you can dropship aromatherapy products which means you do not have to buy inventory upfront. This makes start-up costs extremely low.
What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is a holistic treatment that uses natural plant extracts (essential oils) that is said to help improve the health of the mind, body, and spirit.
Aromatherapy is also referred to as essential oils therapy. You can use essential oils in a diffuser, added to bathwater, or topically during a massage or when infused in lotions.
The use of essential oils can produce a calming effect. They can promote relaxation and help to reduce stress. Aromatherapy has also been used to help with high blood pressure, insomnia, and depression.
While many aromatherapy practitioners may agree with the healing effects of essential oils, there is very limited scientific research that supports the claims of their healing effects.
Is It Safe To Use Aromatherapy?
Although essential oils are holistic, it is important to discuss the use of aromatherapy with your health care provider.
People with skin sensitivity or lung conditions may have an adverse reaction with using essential oils. Certain oils may cause uterine contractions in pregnant women. [Source: uofmhealth.org]
If you are a pet owner, you may want to discuss with your vet before using aromatherapy in your home. Cats and dogs may have similar safety issues with essential oil use (particularly if your pet has asthma.)
What Kinds of Aromatherapy Products Can You Sell?
The top-selling aromatherapy product that you can sell is aromatherapy diffusers. These diffusers are also called essential oil diffusers.
These diffusers disperse the fragrance of the oils into the air. There are various types of aromatherapy diffusers you can sell. Here are some to consider:
These diffusers use ultrasonic waves to diffuse essential oils into a room. They require a mixture of water and oil to work. These are some of the most common and popular types of essential oil diffusers.
Nebulizers are also called atomizing diffusers. These diffusers work by pressurized air and oil. A stream of air blows across a tube that creates a vacuum effect that pulls the oil to the surface of the tube where it is blown away into a fine mist.
These can come in the form of candle diffusers or electric diffusers. They both use heat to gently heat the oil and disperse the aroma into the air.
Evaporative Essential Oil Diffusers
These diffusers let the essential oils evaporate naturally into the air. Some models use a fan to blow air past the oil to speed up evaporation.
Other Aromatherapy Products
There are other products that you can sell besides the diffusers listed above. These can include:
- aromatherapy necklaces
- aromatherapy bracelets
- aromatherapy car diffusers
- aromatherapy nasal inhalers
- aromatherapy felt pads
- aromatherapy roller bottles
Where Can I Find Aromatherapy Dropshippers?
The good news is that all of the products listed above can be sourced from one resource. You can dropship all of these items from AliExpress.
AliExpress is a large online retailer that carries millions of products. They are a part of the AliBaba Group. AliExpress is made up of merchants from across the globe to include the U.S.
Most of the merchants are based in China. However, thanks to ePacket shipping, items ship much faster from China to the U.S., U.K., and Canada.
Many dropshippers utilize AliExpress because it is a hassle-free way to begin selling products online.
There are no registration fees or requirements. No monthly fees or dropshipping fees. You can literally begin selling anything on AliExpress today.
Other benefits include:
- Worldwide shipping
- Buyer protection with full money-back guarantee
- No limits on the number of products that you sell
- No limits on your profit margins
- Wholesale pricing
- Merchants are accustomed to working with dropshippers
- ePacket shipping
- Millions of products to choose from
You can research other dropshipping suppliers online or use a dropshipping directory. However, AliExpress is a time-saver and with their low-pricing, it is one of the easiest solutions.
How To Open Your Own Aromatherapy Dropshipping Store
Opening your own aromatherapy products store is easier now than ever. The dropshipping business model has been around a long time.
Many years ago it was much harder to open an eCommerce store that could handle dropshipping.
With all of the available options today, you can open your first dropshipping store quickly and easily.
I opened my own AliExpress dropshipping business using a dropshipping software called AliDropship.
AliDropship is a WordPress dropshipping plugin. It transforms a WordPress website into a full-featured AliExpress dropshipping business. It works with a default WordPress installation or with WooCommerce.
For WooCommerce users, you’ll want to use the AliDropship Woo version of the plugin. You get both the standard version and WooCommerce version when you buy.
I built my store myself using the AliDropship plugin and the Andy Warhol theme (AliDropship fee-based store theme.)
If you are familiar with installing and using the WordPress CMS, that may be a good option for you. However, you do not need any prior WordPress experience to run your dropshipping store on the platform.
The custom store service will create your store using the plugin and have it ready for sale between 10 and 23 business days depending on the store package that you select.
The Benefits of Using AliDropship
There are many benefits to managing your store with AliDropship. The two biggest include having no monthly software fees and retaining full ownership of your store.
The plugin is a one-time fee and has no recurring monthly software fees to use it. It includes free lifelong updates and free lifelong customer support.
Since it is a WordPress plugin and WordPress is free to use, you will retain 100% ownership of your store. That means no third-party eCommerce company can close your account.
Your Job as a Dropshipping Store Owner
It is important to understand what being a dropshipping store owner entails. Your priority will be to continuously promote your store on a regular basis.
Without advertising, you will not have many sales. You can use both free and paid methods of advertising. Social media is a great way to promote your store for free.
Many dropshippers find success with paid advertising using Facebook ads, Instagram shout-outs (influencer account advertisements), and Google Shopping ads.
Another aspect of being an eCommerce store owner is customer service. You should provide excellent customer service so that your customers become repeat buyers.
My Closing Thoughts On How to Dropship Aromatherapy Products
The essential oils market is large and it will continue to grow. If you have a strong interest in aromatherapy as well as an entrepreneurial spirit, it makes sense to want to dropship aromatherapy products.
There are a wide variety of products that you can sell. The essential oil diffusers come in such a wide range of styles and models that you could focus on that one product alone.
Owning a dropshipping business takes dedication and consistent effort. You can make the process easier by using the AliDropship plugin.
It includes everything you need to become a successful dropshipping store owner to include tons of free actionable information and support.