There are many Essential oil companies out there, they are all jumping on the band wagon! But there is a reason the hospitals chose dōTERRA and that over 4.5 million people world wide are using them to support their health and wellness!
Not all essential oils are created equal, and in fact it is important to note that there is NO committee or governing body that regulates essential oils, their purity or the claims made by many essential oil companies.
Scary, I know, especially when you are using them therapeutically, and on the ones you love! Before jumping on board with oils, I did a TON of research (there is lots out there to be had) If you do your homework the choice is pretty clear! As well as the beautiful oils, dōTERRA is a beautiful heart-lead company, sourcing and ethics are also important to me, and dōTERRA aligns with my heart 100%.
*A little more info from the official dōTERRA website:
When you choose doTERRA, you are choosing essential oils gently and carefully distilled from plants that have been patiently harvested at the perfect moment by experienced growers from around the world for ideal extract composition and efficacy.
Each doTERRA essential oil is also carefully and thoroughly tested using the strict CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® quality protocol. Experienced essential oil users will immediately recognize the superior quality standard for naturally safe, purely effective therapeutic-grade doTERRA essential oils.
While there is a science to the distillation of essential oils, it is also an art. Distillers not only rely on years of experience, they also employ modern technologies and techniques.
The most common method of extracting essential oils is a low-heat steam distillation process. In this process, pressurized steam is circulated through plant material. The essential oils are liberated from the plant and carried away by the steam. When the steam cools, the water and oils naturally separate and the oil is collected. To ensure the highest quality oil extract with the correct chemical composition, the temperature and pressure must be closely monitored. Too little heat or pressure and the oil will not release; too much, and the oil’s composition and potency will be affected.
What are Essential Oils?:
I like to think of them as “plant medicine!” did you know dōTERRA means gift of the earth!? Love the idea that everything we need in life is already here for us, we just need to figure out how to use it! Essential oils have been around since the beginning of time- they are the aromatic compounds extracted from plants, fruits, barks, leaves, etc, through distillation! Essential oils give plants their distinctive smells, if you’ve even smelled an orange, a flower or a Christmas tree, that is the essential oil you are smelling! Essential oils protect plants and help them to thrive in nature, they are the “immune system” of the plant. Each essential oil is different and has its own combination of chemical constituents! Over 3,000 varieties of volatile aromatic compounds have been identified to date. The nature of an essential oil varies from plant to plant, within botanical families, and from species to species. The delicate ratio of aromatic constituents found in any given essential oil are what make it unique and give it specific benefits. We know and understand what each essential oil has to offer, and this is why some oils are suggested for some things, and others are stronger at doing other things! Education is key in using these oils to the maximum potential, and this is where I come in to help guide you!
Here is a link to my FAV video, it explains what an essential oil is and how they work so beautifully in our bodies, as well as a bit of science behind the oils! Trust me, its worth your time, enjoy!
Did you know on the bottle of each oil there is a batch number!? You can read test results from you specific batch! For complete transparency on dōTERRA essential oils and our purity, please visit sourcetoyou.com.