Why doTERRA? First of all, let me start off by saying doTERRA is growing exponentially each year in sales because they filled a need. That need was for essential oils to have a scientific standard of testing and regulation available to the public.
There is currently no regulation on any of the essential oils sold in store or used in products (yes, even natural ones). Often they contain fillers, synthetics, or other unknown substances and are not 100% a pure oil.
To bring this point home, I want to share with you that doTERRA is the brand John Hopkins University chooses to conducts their essential oil research with. Their study about the effectiveness of essential oils against antibiotic resistant bacteria was done using doTERRA oils.
Before I started researching where my essential oils came from I purchased them at my local health food store. I never looked into them or imagined what I was getting was anything other than the oil I was purchasing. There was no disclaimer or information provided. In fact, labels like “pure” and “organic” were used to make the product appear more attractive while being misleading.
Let me repeat it again – there is zero quality control standard that essential oil companies must adhere to. The following image is of the back of a bottle of a brand of essential oils I used to buy:
The ingredients say each drop contains 0.007ml of oregano oil and the rest is olive oil. A drop of essential oil is about .05ml, so that means only 14% of this bottle of “oregano oil” is actually oregano oil. The cost of this bottle is $17.99 CDN. I was paying $17.99 plus tax for about 2ml of oregano oil. Even olive oil sold in stores these days isn’t 100% olive oil! Click here for an article warning consumers about this. Bottom line is when companies do this with essential oils we just don’t know what we are getting.
On the other hand, doTERRA’s 15ml bottle of oregano oil contains 100% pure oregano oil – that’s it! They are third-party tested by a reputable company and the tests done on each batch are available for anyone to see online.
- 100% Pure: doTERRA created a purity level that is well beyond the organic standard. Unlike every other company, every litre is tested by a third party. They created an internal standard called Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade that is verified by third party testing laboratories. They perform 6 indicator tests and 11 qualitative tests on their oils to make sure that they are pure, safe and effective for therapeutic use. No other company performs this level of testing on their oils!
- Globally Sourced: doTERRA is passionate about sourcing their essential oils in the plants’ native countries. Through their co-IMPACT sourcing model, doTERRA works with farmers all over the world – empowering communities while ensuring the optimal soil quality and growing, harvesting and distilling practices. This creates a quality of oils that is unprecedented. In addition, over 80% of dōTERRA’s oils are exclusive – you will not be able to find their potency anywhere else!
- Ethically Sourced: doTERRA gives back in the communities where they source their oils. They team up with local farmers who have been there for generations and form cooperatives to help them improve their growth and create something that is mutually beneficial. doTERRA pays them fair wages and uses its non-profit organization, the Healing Hands Foundation, to rebuild the community as a whole: building medical facilities and schools and drilling wells amongst other projects.
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