I was so resistant to dōTERRA due to it being a networking company, but as soon as I smelt the lavender and lemon essential oils I knew I was holding medical grade essential oils. I was beside myself as I am a trained Aromatherapist and I have not worked in my trade due to not being able to get the best oils.I know it’s hard not to start sounding like a “crazy oil lady” as I do feel compelled to let people know about how fantastic I’m finding them to be.
There have been the questions though from some people about dŌTERRA (as in why dŌTERRA?) and also about why I’m choosing to join this sort of company – a network marketing company.
Q1: So First, Why dōTERRA?
Well, here’s the thing (and I’ll be completely honest with you)….while I’m choosing to work with dōTERRA, I’m not going to tell you that it’s the only essential oils company in the world that will get you good results.
There is also no doubt that there are other good quality oils available as well.
However, I’m choosing to spend my money and time with dōTERRA for some really great reasons:
dōTERRA sources its essential oils from all over the world, specifically from the areas where each plant grows indigenously. The plants are therefor more adapted to their environments and grow in their most potent forms. For example, lavender from France, lemon from Italy, and Frankincense from Oman.
the plants are sustainably grown and wild-crafted by small-scale local producers. This is something that I’m learning more about and is important to me along with other products I buy like clothing and household items.
dōTERRA oils are extensively tested, batch by batch: “In order to assure the purity of our oils and the presence of their active compounds, we subject our oils to rigorous testing standards for chemical composition. dōTERRA’s CPTG essential oils are cross tested using mass spectrometry and gas chromatography to ensure both extract purity and composition potency of each batch.” (source) If there are every any trace foreign substances found in the oils, then a batch is simply rejected. There’s no secondary process to remove those substances, and the oil is not sold.
I have an awesome mentor through dōTerra who’s become successful because she’s totally down-to-earth and super-legit in her business.
Giving back: dōTERRA uses “co-impact sourcing” which means they source their plants from sustainable small-scale local farms to help create economic growth in vulnerable communities
Looking At These In More Detail:
1.Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils
For an oil to qualify as CPTG, they must be:
Pure and natural, with aromatic compounds carefully extracted from plants
Free from fillers or artificial ingredients; no dilution of active qualities
Free of contaminants, pesticides, or chemical residues
Rigorously tested for standards of chemical composition (each bottle has a tracking number, so you can actually check this yourself)
Cross tested using mass spectrometry and gas chromatography ensuring exact purity and composition potency
Sourced by a global network of leading essential oil chemists and growers to ensure correct species, growth in ideal environments, and that raw plant materials were carefully harvested at the right time
2. Co-Impact Sourcing
dōTERRA are all about sourcing the best ingredients whilst looking after the environment and the people creating the products.
Many of the oils are sourced from developing countries, and dōTERRA makes it a priority to look after these communities. Co-Impact Sourcing helps create coalitions of growers and distillers that ensure local communities receive fair and timely payments to support their families and communities. dōTERRA works with these coalitions to provide the resources, tools, and training necessary to ensure a long-lasting partnership
Here’s a video to explain a bit more about this aspect of the dōTERRA business:
3. Healing Hands Foundation
dōTERRA does some amazing work through its Healing Hands Foundation charity. You can read more about it HERE. An example is the project Operation Underground Railroad Rescue which exists to rescue children from sex trafficking by utilising some of the world’s experts in extraction operations and anti-child trafficking efforts.
This video has more details:
Every time you buy a bottle of HOPE blend $20 you are supporting this incredible organisation Healing Hands for human trafficking and helping many children.