So the big question, why buy doTERRA Essential Oils?
For me personally, as an oil user, as an educator, and as a healthcare practitioner, there are 3 big reasons (and lots of smaller but still important ones) I choose doTERRA over all other brands.
1. Purity, quality, testing!
The number one thing with essential oils, especially if you're using them therapeutically, applying them to your skin, or ingesting them, is purity. Purity and consistency.
A lot of companies claim to be "100% pure essential oil", or "pure therapeutic grade essential oil", but guess what? You have no way to prove that they're pure (and the companies aren't required to. As long as an essential oil contains at least 5% pure ingredients, the FDA says it can be labeled 100% Therapeutic grade.). And I promise you, that $8 bottle of oil you bought at the drug store... yeah, that's not 100% pure, therapeutic grade essential oil. It's definitely not up to doTERRA's quality standards!
Thanks to doTERRA's crazy thorough testing standards, you're getting only the purest, highest quality oils every single time! And you don't have to take their word for it, because they have the science to back it up!
doTERRA's oils are so pure that some of them are even food grade! Click Here to learn more about our Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade oils.
But I really can't emphasize enough how important purity is if you're using essential oils in any sort of supportive, therapeutic manner.
2. Co-Impact Sourcing
Another really important thing to keep in mind when choosing your oils (or any herbal products) is where the plants are physically coming from. The chemistry of the soil - the minerals and nutrients - vary by region. So, for example, lavender grown in France versus lavender grown in the US will have slightly different color, smell, taste, and medicinal benefits. So for the best results, you want plants that are sourced from where they grow native.
doTERRA not only goes to where the plants originate, but build entire communities around sustainably growing, harvesting, and processing the plants! This not only provides careers for lots of people, but also creates the possibility for education and healing for an entire community. It's really incredible.
3. Healing Hands Foundation
"The dōTERRA Healing Hands Foundation™ is dōTERRA International’s registered 501(c)(3) 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. dōTERRA International, LLC provides for all overhead and administrative costs of the dōTERRA Healing Hands Foundation, ensuring that 100 percent of all donations go directly to those receiving aid."
Some of their recent support and relief projects include:
- Nepal Earthquake Relief 2015
- Guatemala Co-Impact Sourcing Expedition 2015
- Jamaica Day Of Service 2015
- Bolivia Service Trip 2014
- Ghana Service Trip 2014
- Sandy Hook Trauma Relief Project 2012((Connecticut!))
- Haiti HHF Water Project
- ... and a lot more!
For me, personally, one of the best things a company can do is to look after those who are in need. doTERRA does this time and time and time again.
Are the Plants that the Oils are Made From Grown in the US?
For the most part, no. See the section on co-impact sourcing for more information about doTERRA's international sourcing and community growth and support.
No, they're better! They're actually microscopically tested for purity and quality, instead of simply relying on a Certified Organic stamp. Also, since doTERRA sources internationally, many countries from which they source don't have organic certifications, because it's so unnecessary and foreign there.
But they're SO EXPENSIVE!
Yes and no. You can save 25% with a wholesale account, which is the smartest way to buy! You can also get all sorts of sweet free product points with your LRP. But that aside, because of the amazing purity of the oils (see point 1 above), you actually use a lot LESS each time you use your oils! I'm talking 1-2 drops topically, and 3-4 in your diffuser! So when you boil it down, the bottle costs more, but you're getting WAY more for your money, so the "Per Drop Price" is actually less.