Welcome to my page devoted to helping you discover all about doTERRA's sourcing, the science behind their testing and all the other stuff you need to know.
I'll be the first to admit that I used to buy my essential oils from various sources both online and over the counter. What I didn't know, that's just a tiny little detail, is that essential oils are NOT all created equally. I came to learn that where an essential oil is sourced, how it's distilled and who processes it matters.
When you know better, you do better! At least that's how I choose to look at it.
Because essential oils are growing in popularity they can be found everywhere - literally, I've seen them in gas stations, in dollar bins and in what I would consider reputable stores and, of course, all of creation on the internet. So, how do you know which ones are "good" or "safe" or actually work? Given the industry's lack of quality control you can't, by looking at a label, really tell. They're all slapped with statements like "100% Pure Therapeutic Grade," but you should examine those further. The majority of the ones that I've seen with that label then state only aromatic and/or topical use and that's just one red flag.
Why is doTERRA Different?
Here are a few questions you can ask yourself:
- Where do the oils come from?
- Do they test their oils? If so, are they tested from a third-party? And do they make the testing results public?
- Is there ongoing support and education about how, why, and where to use the oil? Do they provide recipes, protocols, and a personal wellness advocate to help you throughout your essential oil journey?
My guess is that you more than likely can't answer many of those question with a positive manner. That's the start of what makes doTERRA different. They are extremely transparent with where they source each essential oil. They DO test in-house and third-party. And they do make all their testing results available to the public. They have an entire website built for this transparency: doTERRA Source to You
To answer that third list of questions very simply - YES! That's what I'm here for!