Isagenix Essence Essential Oils- Review, Uses & Dupes

Isagenix Essential Oils review and dupes

Isagenix Essence Essential Oil Review

When I first got into essential oils, I started out using Young Living. I was really interested in their Seed to Seal promise and many of the purity promises they have within their brand. My interest was piqued when I recently found out that Isagenix started selling the Essence line of essential oils. I already order my morning shakes through this brand and typically order my essential oils through Young Living. So when I discovered that the COO from Young Living works for Isagenix now, I knew the oils would be high quality.

We use essential oils all the time for diffusing and for the health and wellness benefits. I love putting peppermint oil on my sore muscles and using other oils when I’m sick to my stomach or trying to prevent a cold. I love the idea of being able to add Isagenix oils to my monthly auto ship order!

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My first impressions of the Essence line

I love that there are only 10 oils. I am really into essential oils but it can be very overwhelming and confusing when there are literally hundreds of different oils to choose between with different brands. I like to diffuse, apply topically, and occasionally add oils to my water or recipes so I like that these oils are high quality and rigorously tested. I can trust that they’ll perform.

I opted to get the Essence Experience Pak which contains all of the oils of the Essence Complete Collection, the Isagenix Coconut Application Oil, and Isagenix Cool Mist Diffuser. This was the full experience so I tried everything. Here’s what came in the pack.


  • Isagenix Lavender
  • Isagenix Lemon
  • Isagenix Eucalyptus
  • Isagenix Frankincense
  • Isagenix Tea Tree
  • Isagenix Peppermint


  • Isagenix DefenseShield™
  • Isagenix Airway™
  • Isagenix Content™
  • Isagenix TumBliss™


  • Isagenix Coconut Application Oil
  • Isagenix Cool Mist Diffuser
The selection here is very straightforward. Some of the most basic oils that do everything are lavender, lemon, eucalyptus, frankincense, tea tree, and peppermint. I’ve used almost every oil single so far. I’m also super impressed with the blends. My favorite blends from Young Living and Doterra are Breathe (DT), Thieves (YL), RC (YL), Digize (YL), and Breathe Again (YL). I am super impressed that I can dupe basically all of those within the Isagenix line. 
I also love that each oil from the Isagenix line comes in a 15mL size. This is the same size as the larger oil bottles offered by Doterra and Young Living. 

Isagenix Essence essential oil dupes

To determine whether I could swap out some of my favorites from other lines, I decided to compare them to the Isagenix Essence essential oils

First up was Thieves. This is my all time favorite oil. I love to diffuse it for its cinnamon scent and for the wellness benefits. I have their hand sanitizer and their spray, and I use the cleaner on my fake-wood floors. I’m basically obsessed and this is a staple oil for me. I’m super interested in how Isagenix’s most similar oil compares- DefenseShield.

Isagenix DefenseShield vs. Thieves Young Living

Isagenix Essence DefenseShield Vs. Young Living Thieves essential oil comparison: Isagenix Essence Essential Oil Review & Dupes

Ingredients in  Thieves: 

clove bud oil, lemon peel oil, cinnamon bark oil, eucalyptus radiata leaf oil, rosemary leaf oil

Ingredients in DefenseShield:

lemon peel oil, frankincense oil, eucalyptus leaf oil, rosemary oil, clove bud oil, cinnamon bark oil 

Thieves vs DefenseShield: 

The ingredients are nearly identical except for the addition of frankincense to the DefenseShield blend. Frankincense has a lot of powerful qualities for wellness so I love that it’s in this oil. The scent of Thieves has more cinnamon and clove notes, whereas I’m picking up more of the frankincense and eucalyptus from DefenseShield. Overall though? Very similar in scent. I’m super excited to give DefenseShield a whirl this season.

Price at wholesale: Thieves- $34.75/DefenseShield $28.99


Isagenix TumBliss vs. Young Living TummyGize & DiGize

Isagenix Essence Tumbliss vs. Young Living Digize and Tummygize essential oil review: Isagenix Essence Essential Oil Review & Dupes

Ingredients in TummyGize:

caprylic glycerides, spearmint leaf extract, peppermint oil, tangerine peel oil, fennel oil, anise seed oil, ginger root oil, cardamom seed oil

Ingredients in DiGize:

tarragon oil, ginger root oil, peppermint oil, juniper oil, fennel oil, lemongrass oil, anise seed oil, patchouli oil

Ingredients in TumBliss:

dill herb oil, spearmint leaf oil, peppermint leaf oil, lemon peel oil, carrot seed oil, cadamom seed oil, lemongrass leaf oil, ginger root oil

TummyGize/DiGize vs. TumBliss:

There are several ingredient differences between the TumBliss oil, DiGize, and TummyGize. TummyGize is meant for kids so it’s blended in a coconut oil base. There are several overlapping ingredients in all three formulas. This type of oil is meant for digestive support, whether you need to get things moving or feel sick to your stomach. Luckily we don’t need this very often at our house but I do like keeping it around. 

Price at wholesale: DiGize- 15 mL for $33.75/TummyGize- 5 mL for $13/TumBliss– 15 mL for $27.99

Isagenix Essence Airway vs. Young Living Breathe Again & R.C. vs. Doterra Breathe
Isagenix Essence Airway vs. Young Living Breathe Again & RC vs. Doterra Breathe: Isagenix Essence Essential Oil Review & Dupes

Ingredients in Breathe Again:

capric triglyceride, eucalyptus staigeriana leaf oil, eucalyptus globulus leaf oil, laurus nobilis oil, rose hip seed oil, peppermint oil, eucalyptus radiata leaf oil, balsam copaiba resin, blue cypress wood oil, eucalyptus bicostata leaf oil, myrtle oil

Ingredients in R.C.:

eucalyptus globulus leaf oil, myrtle oil, marjoram leaf oil, pine leaf oil, eucalyptus radiata leaf oil, eucalyptus citriodora oil, lavender oil, cypress leaf/nut/stem oil, black spruce leaf oil, peppermint oil

Ingredients in Breathe:

laurel leaf, eucalyptus leaf, peppermint plant, melaleuca leaf, lemon peel, cardamom seed, ravintsara leaf, ravensara leaf essential oils

Ingredients in Airway:

eucalyptus globulus leaf oil, lemon eucalyptus leaf oil, lemongrass leaf oil, peppermint leaf oil, tea tree leaf oil, grapefruit peel oil, rosemary aerial oil, thyme aerial oil

Breathe Again vs. R.C. vs. Breathe vs. Airway:

These oils I mostly reach for during cold and flu season and in the winter. Anything with eucalyptus and peppermint really invigorates the senses and clears the sinuses. Each of these formulas are different from each other but they function in similar ways. Anything that offers respiratory support is something we go through like water in the colder months so finding something that is effective but inexpensive is amazing. 

Price at wholesale: Breathe Again-10 mL for $26.50/R.C.- 5 mL for $10.50/Breathe- 15 mL for $20/Airway– 15 mL for $17.99

Final thoughts

It would be hard to determine exactly how much concentration of each oil is in each bottle for any given brand. I just wrote down the ingredient list in order, which I’m guessing is in order of most to least amount of concentration in each bottle. I like that all the brands I mentioned- Young Living, Doterra, and Isagenix- have rigorous testing on the quality of their oils. Whether it’s a “Seed to Seal” or a “Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade” oil doesn’t matter to me since I’ve done the research to know that these purity promises are actually trademarked. Meaning, they don’t mean as much as you might think they do. Nobody else besides Doterra can even claim that they’re “CPTG” because they’ve purchased the rights to use that specific name attached to their brand. What really matters is you’re doing the research on each specific brand to know exactly how pure they are, and how committed to being clean they are. I’m satisfied with all three brands in terms of their commitment to quality.

It’s pricey to keep up with a monthly auto ship on an oil company, a shake company, etc. I like that since the quality is there I can justify keeping one monthly auto ship and ordering my morning shakes AND my essential oils through Isagenix. I love that overall their price is cheaper at wholesale than the other popular brands. This makes my life cheaper and easier. It’s about time that someone came into the industry with an oil that compares to the other heavy hitters at a lower price tag.

I hope to see something that dupes Valor in the line at some point. That’s an oil Young Living carries that uses valerian and I love the benefits for relaxation. I would love to see some expansion on the Isagenix Essence Oil line in the future to include some of my favorites like this one. 

What are your thoughts on the Isagenix oils? Are you going to try them? Tell me what you think in the comments below. 

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  1. 8.28.18
    Lisa said:

    Thank you for the comparison of the oil brands.
    I just ordered the new oils by Isagenix and I’m loving the option to add it to my auto shop and not have to have a membership with another company for oils.

    • 8.31.18
      justina said:

      Totally agree! Glad my review helped you. I really like the new oils. I’m hoping they roll out something that is similar to Valor. I like the cheaper wholesale pricing.

  2. 8.29.18
    Deborah said:

    I’m curious why you didn’t just get your protein shake powders from YL, if you only wanted one auto-ship order? Seed to Seal is more than a trademarked “CPTG” label. And you have so much more variety in oils and Thieves cleaner, shampoo etc. As you know, we own or coop all of our farms and distill ourselves. We perform 20 tests in triplicate. And we do 1st distillation only – so they contain all the hydrophilic molecules from the plant. Do you know if the Essence line uses 1st distill or complete distill? If they’re fractionated they won’t contain all of the molecules – would have probably lost some sesquiterpenes and smell sweeter. I’ve been to 2 of the European farms and the process is nothing short of amazing. Blending is an art and not so simple as mixing the same oils together to duplicate a blend by another company. It doesn’ t bother me that other companies are getting in on the essential oil bandwagon. More natural solutions – less pharmaceuticals. That’s a good thing! But, I wish someone else would be original for a change. It bothers me that all the companies try to duplicate YL blends. Only the “real thing” gets copied. No one copies a counterfeit. For the record, Valor doesn’t contain Valerian. It’s not a “sleep” blend. It’s for grounding and confidence. Perhaps you are thinking of RutaVaLa. Consider flip-flopping your decision and get your morning protein powder shake from YL. 😉

    • 8.31.18
      justina said:

      Hey! Thanks for your comment. I do use and enjoy many products from YL but fell off with ordering auto ship with them. They have so many great products like cleaning supplies that I use all the time that last FOREVER so I haven’t needed to place as many orders with them. I love Valor and I hope Isagenix considers coming out with something similar. It has many amazing uses. In our home I’ve diffused it at night so I can sleep because my husband has a snoring problem and I clench my teeth at night. I’ve noticed an amazing difference when I apply it topically and also diffuse it at night. Total game changer- try it if you haven’t! As for the shakes, I’m not familiar with YL’s shakes but it looks like the protein in YL is an isolate. I really like Isagenix’s shakes and have taken them for over a year. The ingredients are pure, and there are lots of vitamins and minerals. Isagenix uses a whey protein concentrate which means it is more bio available, rather than an isolate where some nutrients and vitamins have been lost. I really care about the quality of the protein because my entire family uses it. I’ve been loving Isagenix for awhile now and it made perfect sense to order these awesome oils from the same company that gives me such great quality shakes!

      • 2.13.19
        Karen W said:

        good review and comparisons. thanks for sharing. I’m an isagal as well learning about their oils. I’m wondering if you’ve tried the Isa Sleep support spray? it’s been seriously life changing for my sleep in dealing with my fiancés snoring

        • 2.13.19
          justina said:

          Yes I have, and I’m obsessed!! What are some of your other favorites?

          • 5.17.19
            Karen W said:

            We used practically everything! have been a user of Isa for 2.5years now. I’m LOVING their oils btw, esp the Content!! Their entire natural performance line AMPED is used religiously in our house, we are both very active and workout 4-5days a week.. The Amped Recovery is the post bcaa post workout recovery supp. Nitro for my am workouts but sometimes pm too and ill just add extra sleep spray to counter balance the natural caffeine in the nitro. Their Pain Crème is the bomb diggity. Used to use Biofreeze, but we only use the isa pain crème now. Truly the best workout supplements BY FAR I have ever used in 36 years. And of course, the Ionix Supreme & the E+shots have been used religiously. Absolutely nothing can compare to the adaptogens and components in those. I also LOVE the Isagreens and have them 1-2x/day. AND the between the shakes, using the Isagenesis, the Rejuvity skin care(I love their serum and the bamboo exfoliating scrub!), and the new probiotics(i switched to them from Metagenics i was using for years and have no regrets) my skin has never looked better. Ive used the Immune suppot for shakes since it came out & I haven’t been sick since before I started Isa. and I have an autoimmune condition so that says A LOT about the path im on and doing what im doing being the right course of action with my supplements and nutrition plan. Isa has truly kept my mom strong thru her chemo and she didn’t have common sickness/infection issues most others due with a depleted immune system while going thru chemo. (ironically enough, a friend of mine recently became involved with YL, but yet her kids are constantly sick and shes always complaining she’s tired. funny, right?) There’s really something to be said for a YL exec to leave and partner with Isa, and 2 top leaders with HL to jump ship and move their business & all their clients to Isa, just as other top world renowned scientists and medical professionals have joined the med advisory board and science and research team. Oils aren’t a cure all, gotta start with the gut and what you put in your body to fuel it & heal that first. I truly wish people tried to understand that and implement that more. To me, it seems some people use EO to FIX things wrong in their life. but when you get the other major players in your body happy and functioning right, you can use them to ENHANCE things in your life and wellbeing.

  3. 8.31.18
    Philip Serrell said:

    I am new to oils and find your article/review interesting, but the photos are a bit misleading. They present/imply a bias. You do not compare prices for similar size bottles. It is kind of buried in the small print while the photo price is large and most would tend to overlook the fine print.
    DiGize- 15 mL for $33.75 compared to TumBliss– 15 mL for $27.99 . The TummyGize- 5 mL for $13 so for an equuivalent amount it would cost $39 compared tp TumBliss– 15 mL for $27.99.
    Breathe Again-10 mL for $26.50 which is around $40 for the same 15 ml as Airway– 15 mL for $17.99 and R.C.- 5 mL for $10.50 (so $31.50) for the same amount, compared to Breathe- 15 mL for $20/Airway– 15 mL for $17.99.
    Just trying to make sure your readers are comparing apples with apples.

    • 8.31.18
      justina said:

      Thank you for your comment! I actually thought about that when I was making the graphics for this post and didn’t mean to be misleading. I don’t currently own a bottle of DiGize and I believe the TummyGize only comes in the 5 mL bottle. It was hard to compare some of the prices to similar oils because they are all different sizes and many had different ingredients. Regardless, I think Young Living, Doterra and Isagenix are all great quality oils and you can’t go wrong with any of the blends. I use and own all three brands and would fully endorse them all. I am impressed with Isagenix at the moment because they are new to the market, are high quality, and have the lowest wholesale price overall of the three brands.

  4. 9.4.18

    I wish that Isagenix would offer single bottles….not just whole sets. If you use one more than others, you would need to replenish the low one ….not all of them at the same time.
    Been using oils for several years now and love that they can help us with EVERYTHING that wants to stop our natural well-being! I use certain oils for my Foot Care Clients all the time.

    • 9.6.18
      justina said:

      You can order single bottles! Let me know if I’m able to help!

    • 3.20.19
      Jen said:

      They do offer all their oils individually. I just ordered Lemon on its own this morning 🙂

      • 3.25.19
        justina said:

        Do you have an account with Isagenix?

  5. 9.16.18
    Heather said:

    Do the Isagenix oils have an expiration date on them?
    Are they labeled for topical use and internal use?

    • 9.19.18
      justina said:

      I don’t believe they do! And the website indicates which can be used internally, but they’re all able to be used topically!

  6. 9.21.18
    Alicia Smith said:

    What did you think of the diffuser? Would love a review of this!

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