dōTERRA are leaps and bounds ahead in the Essential Oil Industry, so much so, it’s unlikely to be replicated. In 2008 dōTERRA set out out on a mission to provide pure, potent, high quality essential oils that would be easy to use. Since then millions of people have experienced and incorporated the use of dōTERRA products in their daily lives, I’m one of them.
dōTERRA have put great effort in to carefully planning each step of the essential oil production process. From the planting of seeds, to the delivery at your doorstep, dōTERRA ensures every measure is taken to bring you responsibly sourced, thoroughly tested, high quality essential oils, products and supplements.
dōTERRA has a team of Scientists and a Medical Advisory Panel who work together and know, that to have the most optimal, effective, essential oil, numerous practises need to take place and these practises will differ for every essential oil. Harvest timing & conditions in which plants are grown, greatly affect the chemical composition of an essential oil.
For example – quality data reports on lemon essential oil have shown dōTERRA’s Lemon Oil had significantly greater amounts of Limonene ( its main compound) than other brands. This in turn will directly affect the effectiveness of the oil. This is why purity and potency matters.
Some essential oils have to be distilled within 3 hours of picking to produce a quality essential oil and some flowers need to be picked at dawn when their aromatics are at their highest.
You can see how this can be a complex operation for growers. This is why dōTERRA developed their Co-Impact Sourcing Model, to work alongside farmers to ensure oils meet dōTERRA’s Standard, named CPTG -Certified Pure Tested Grade, this is dōTERRA’s own standard in which they hold themselves accountable as there are no quality standards in the Essential Oil Industry, it’s not regulated. (You could distill your own essential oil, label it “pure” and sell it).
The CPTG Model encompasses a myriad of practises to ensure purity and potency. Like providing additional education to farmers, education on ensuring quality plants, providing pre-payment. This allows farmers to let plants grow the correct amount of time to guarantee harvesting occurs when plants are in their prime.
dōTERRA provide education to farmers on harvesting and distilling, ensuring the best quality of essential oil. Only the best seeds, optimal soils, equipment and growing conditions are used, as without it you will have an inferior product.
Partnering with growers who have a deep understanding of native plants, local climate, weather patterns and the best time to plant and harvest produces optimal plants which equals optimal essential oils. Any oils that don’t pass dōTERRA’s CPTG testing requirements, (dōTERRA’s standard they hold themselves accountable) are rejected, only oils that pass are a guaranteed purchase.
When farmers partner with dōTERRA they receive fair pay which is uncommon in the industry, farmers are usually ripped off by middle men. dōTERRA has cut out the middleman in their cō- impact sourcing model. This allows them to support their business and provide for their family with a sustainable income. Some farmers will only work with dōTERRA & you can see why.
Why dōTERRA stood out to me when I was researching where to buy essential oils. I’ve done the hard work for you …..
Transparency– The only company showing data reports, proving the purity and potency of the oil. I have come across one other company just recently that have started doing this however it does not show the data for every batch produced- dōTERRA have been doing this for a number of years. Check your bottle HERE
Medical Advisory Board – dōTERRA is really a medical science company. They have a Medical Advisory Board consisting of Doctors, Orthopedic Surgeon, Anesthesiologist, Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon, Holistic Integrated Physician and Pediatrician, Obstetrician, Gynecologist & Dermatologist. This is an incredible line up of medical practitioners and shows me how powerful dōTERRA essentials oils are and that due to their purity and potency can be used in medical applications….. a natural first aid kit. Who needs dettol when you have Tea Tree?
Third Party Testing By a State of the Art Lab- To ensure their CPTG Standard & not have a conflict of interest, every batch of essential oil is tested by a third party in a state of the art laboratory, which runs over 176 analyses on every single oil! This is where the the quality data for all of the essential oils comes from.
Healing Hands Foundation – dōTERRA have a humnataranium arm, which dōTERRA Corporate fund all administration costs, this means 100% of monies goes to the recipients, you rarely see this. They also frequently match donations and go above and beyond, it’s actually just incredible. Some of their partnering projects – OUR Operation Railway, Child Sex trafficking, Days For Girls – Feminine Hygiene products and education to girls in third world countries, Clean Water Projects– In various 3rd world countries, Disaster Relief– supplying pre-made disaster relief kits when disaster strikes – dōTERRA recently supplied kits in the 2020 Australian Bushfires along with large monetary donations.
Loyalty Rewards Program – A very generous loyalty program that gives an additional 30% discount, free products and shipping.
The Best On The Market, The rolls royce, the cremè de la crème. My research concluded that dōTERRA are the best on the market, due to their purity and potency, which is particularly important to me as an adulterated essential oil could actually harm you AND it won’t work as it doesn’t have the plant compounds of the real thing. My research showed over 80% of essential oils on the market are adulterated ie: FAKE
Other High Quality Products – They don’t just sell essential oils, they also have a premium range of supplements, personal care, low toxic cleaning items and skin care, all infused with essential oils.
Sustainable Sourcing – We have to look after mother earth, dōTERRA do this in their cō impact sourcing, for example for every sandalwood tree harvested one is planted + every purchase is supporting farmers around the world, instead of just a multinational company. dōTERRA don’t buy land and grow the plants themselves, they choose to support farmers globally, which in turn supports their communities. The flow on affect from bottle to consumer is many.