With so many different choices, and price points, in essential oil companies and brands it can be a little confusing when trying to decide where to get great quality oils.
I don’t want to get too much into discussing other companies, as this is more about why I personally chose doTERRA; but I do want to give you a quick warning. Unfortunately there are many brands which claim to sell ‘pure’ oils but with a lack of universal standards for the essential oil industry and loop holes in labeling laws, many companies are exploiting this and getting away with selling oils that are synthetic, impure or partly pure, topped up with fillers. You do get what you pay for with oils so, please, be careful!
Here are my top 6 reasons for why I chose, and love, doTERRA
The doTERRA oils are sourced from their country of origin. This is because a plant grows best in it’s natural habitat and if an essential oil is harvested from the best possible version of the plant, then it is going to have great therapeutic value. Plus, I just love the thought that my Lavender comes from the rolling fields of France!
As I mentioned earlier there is no worldwide standard for purity in the essential oil industry. doTERRA want to generate change for the better in this industry and so they have created and hold themselves to a higher standard. Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade is the standard that they have established and to ensure that this is adhered to, every batch of oils is tested multiple times by both themselves and an independent third party.
doTERRA have even taken this a step further and have a website called sourcetoyou.com. Here you can enter the batch number of your essential oil (found on the bottom of your EO bottle) and you will be taken to the quality report (GM-CS test results) of that batch performed by the third party lab.
There are so many things I value about this, firstly that the testing it performed on every batch of oils and not just periodically and secondly that doTERRA have made themselves accountable with getting an independent third party involved. Having this level of confidence that the oils I’m receiving contain no chemicals, impurities, pesticides or adulterations is so important to me, especially when using them topically on ourselves, and our child.
3. Potency and Effectiveness
The bottles are 100% essential oil and are not topped up with any fillers. Where other companies might dilute the EO to make them cheaper, doTERRA give you access to the pure, potent oil so they are going to be more effective and you only need to use small amounts meaning they will last you a long time. One smell of a doTERRA bottle and you can tell the difference in potency!
4. Co-Impact Sourcing
One of my favourite things about doTERRA is their co-impact sourcing. In addition to supplying high quality essential oils, doTERRA is also committed to making a positive difference in the lives of the farmers, harvesters and distillers from where doTERRA source their oils. With almost half of the countries doTERRA source from being developing counties, they are passionate about providing jobs for the disadvantaged, where they are treated ethically, paid fairly and that their overall wellbeing is look after as well.
5. Social Impact
In addition to their co-impact sourcing, doTERRA have also established the Healing Hands Foundation. This charitable organisation provides funding and resources to better the lives of those in the communities where the oils are sourced. Some of the amazing projects include creating access to clean drinking water, building schools and developing education programs, and constructing and funding medical clinics. How wonderful to support a company that cares so much about building a better future!
To hear more about doTERRA’s co-impact sourcing, watch this video from the company directors. Click HERE.
To see a moving story of a woman in Somalia where doTERRA source their Frankincense click HERE.
doTERRA have the option to create a wholesale account and get access to their products at 25% off! On top of this they also have a Loyalty Rewards Program where you earn points and freebies each month that you place an order. This makes building your dream essential oil collection an affordable reality!
I don’t know about you, but those 6 reasons give me so much confidence in choosing doTERRA as a reliable, honest and caring and affordable company to source my essential oils from. doTERRA is a latin derivative meaning ‘gifts of the earth’ and I love that because essential oils, and doTERRA as a company, have definitely been a gift to my family.
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