Essential oils are everywhere, and I’m all about a deal… so why am I not buying my oils from the dollar store or hunting bargains online? Because not all oils are created equally. Not even close.
When you are using essential oils for your health and family, quality makes all the difference. I use these oils on my entire family, from babies, to adults, to animals… so I’m absolutely going to research & choose the best that I can for us. I did not choose dōTERRA because it was a network marketing opportunity, I chose them because they are so incredibly impressive & thoughtful in everything that they do. The company leaders & staff include professionals from the medical & scientific fields and have high standards for purity & potency, as well as passion to help people. They are the leading essential oil company in the world for many reasons, but I’ll point out a few of my favorites.
Quality & Purity
Essential oils are complex in chemistry, so every detail in every process of getting that oil contributes to it’s efficacy. Unfortunately, telling oil quality is not as simple as reading the label on the bottle. Essential oils are not regulated by a governing source, so there aren’t required standards or rules about what it can say on the bottle. “100% Pure Lavender” at the drug store for $3? Many companies add synthetic fillers in order to lower the price and make claims of being pure, making it more like a perfume than something for your health. That’s why it’s important to pay attention to the details.
There are grades of essential oils: Synthetic, Food, & Therapeutic.
In order to ensure quality standards are met and strict rules for testing, purity & potency are withheld, dōTERRA created their own grade, Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG). They go above & beyond to provide the highest quality oils possible for therapeutic use, so much so that dōTERRA is now on the medical scene.
Sourcing plays a staple role in the efficacy of the oil, and dōTERRA does it beautifully. This is one of my favorite things about this company. They cut out any middle-men and go straight to the plant’s most indigenous location, employing farmers all over the world with a respectable wage, while getting the highest quality oils possible & holding strict standards in place. Many of the sourcing countries are considered “developing”, so providing this income to people who have never had it is globally impacting. This is called Co-Impact Sourcing. Watch this short video:
Let’s take it one step further.
Wouldn’t it be neat if you could find out exactly where the bottle of oil in your hand came from AND see the testing that was performed?
dōTERRA’s Source to You lets you do just that. With a specific batch code on the bottom of every bottle, you can simply type it in and learn all about it. This is a GAME CHANGER in the essential oil industry. Click the link above to check it out for yourself.
The Healing Hands Foundation
In addition to sharing essential oils with the world, doTERRA created the Healing Hands Foundation as a way to share the resources they have with communities around the world. This charity helps bring hope & healing with a global impact and is funded by dōTERRA’s members, executives & employees. This part of dōTERRA makes my heart so happy. These aren’t just small, monetary differences that they’re contributing. The Healing Hands Foundation partners with organizations like Days for Girls for feminine hygiene in developing areas and Project Underground Railroad to end human sex trafficking. They are also able to go in and help after natural disasters, building shelter & providing clean drinking water for those without. What a blessing to be a part of such an amazing opportunity to impact the world. You can read more about it here.