Why choose dōTERRA Essential Oils?
Why choose doTERRA essential oils? One word - Quality.
There are many brands of essential oils available and it can be confusing. Many essential oils are adulterated and filled with synthetics. The limited regulations for essential oils means that you really don’t know what’s in the bottle, even if it says that its 100% pure. When choosing an essential oil company, do some research. Consider the following questions:
- Where were the plants grown?
- How and when were the plants harvested?
- What is the distillation process?
- What type of testing is done?
- Are all batches tested?
- Are the essential oils safe for consumption?
dōTERRA is a Latin derivative and means “Gift of the Earth.” All of the essential oils and related products that dōTERRA provide come from our beautiful, natural Mother Earth. dōTERRA committed to providing the best possible essential oil products, through stringent testing, sourcing, growing and harvesting practices. Read the dōTERRA fact sheet here
Take a look at dōTERRA Chief Medical Officer, Dr David Hill talk about CPTG testing
Certified Pure Tested Grade
When you choose doTERRA Certified Pure Tested Grade (CPTG) essential oils, you are choosing essential oils gently and carefully distilled from plants that have been patiently harvested at the perfect moment by experienced growers from around the world for ideal extract composition and efficacy. Each doTERRA essential oil is also carefully and thoroughly tested.
While there is a science to the distillation of essential oils, it is also an art. Distillers not only rely on years of experience, they also employ modern technologies and techniques.
The most common method of extracting essential oils is a low-heat steam distillation process. In this process, pressurised steam is circulated through plant material. The essential oils are liberated from the plant and carried away by the steam. When the steam cools, the water and oils naturally separate and the oil is collected. To ensure the highest quality oil extract with the correct chemical composition, the temperature and pressure must be closely monitored. Too little heat or pressure and the oil will not release; too much, and the oil’s composition and potency will be affected.
dōTERRA utilises 7-8 methods of testing to provide such CTPG oils. Each one of these tests is run 3 times through a 3rd party laboratory before essential oils are bottled! These tests include: Gas Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry, Fourier TransformInfrared Spectroscopy, Microbial Testing, and Organoleptic Testing. Read more about CPTG testing here
Maintaining the high standard of quality set by dōTERRA for purity, potency, and consistency of our essential oils involves following a proven process that yields industry leading quality. Where a plant is grown has a major impact on its constitution, which in turn determines its potency.
Many of the essential oils come from countries that are facing economic and environmental challenges, such as Guatemala, Haiti, and Somalia. Through dōTERRA’s Co-Impact Sourcing initiative they are creating jobs and income in countries where they are much needed, which is helping to develop long term partnerships with growers and distillers around the world.
Plants grown in traditional or indigenous environments yield better results because the natural elements specific to that region promote a more therapeutic profile of the aromatic compounds produced by the plant. Our oils are indigenous to the area where they are grown - they are truly global!
Read more about Co-Impact sourcing here
dōTERRA Healing Hands Foundation
The dōTERRA Healing Hands Foundation is dōTERRA International’s non-profit organization committed to improving lives through partnering with organizations that offer hope to millions around the world. Healing Hands seeks to bring healing and hope to the world, for lives free of disease and poverty, and to ultimately empower impoverished communities with the tools needed to become self-reliant.
100% of all donations to the dōTERRA Healing Hands Foundation go directly to those receiving aid, so donors can be confident that their donations will be used to help those in need. This is possible because of dōTERRA's generous commitment to cover all overhead and administrative costs of the foundation. The heart and compassion of this company is one of the many reasons why I choose doTERRA.
Read more about the Healing Hands Foundation here