When I first learned of the dangers of artificial fragrance, I knew I needed a replacement for my candle collection, stat. (Note: not all candles are scented using artificial fragrances.) I found out diffusing essential oils is a great, safe alternative. I admit, when I first started using essential oils, cost was a big issue for me. The cost variations between brands was great. I figured why pay for a high-priced brand when I can get it for less with another brand? I had even written an article encouraging use of some less expensive brands. But I have since altered my thinking.
As my usage of essential oils increased from solely diffusing them to also applying them topically, not only to myself, but also to my family, I started to become more concerned with the quality of the oils. Should I start buying organic oils? What about the quality control measures and tests the essential oil companies are using? The more I researched, the more strongly I felt about picking a quality brand and not just the one that was the most budget friendly.
Essential oils are extracted from plants by different methods such as steam distillation or expression (cold pressed). But as I grow to be an educated consumer, the concern crosses my mind about potential contaminants like pesticides and chemicals that are often sprayed on plants. The reason essential oils work when applied topically is because the skin absorbs whatever you put on it. Well, I know I don’t want my skin absorbing contaminants and chemicals. Read more about using essential oils safely HERE.
The number one reason I chose doTERRA is because of their Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) quality testing they do on every batch of essential oils. While some companies just do GS/MS testing, doTERRA takes it many steps further with 6 other additional tests. These tests ensure that each bottle is free of contaminants such as heavy metals, pesticides, and pollutants. It also ensures that the oils are the correct composition which is important to their therapeutic benefits. Read more about it HERE. When you purchase a bottle of doTERRA essential oil, you can look up your specific bottle’s quality report yourself HERE. Just type in the batch number found on the bottom of every bottle to access a downloadable PDF with the rating.
One aspect that affects quality is sourcing and doTERRA works hard to make sure they create a high quality, sustainable product. doTERRA has introduced an initiative called co-impact sourcing that seeks to develop long term mutually beneficial supplier partnerships while creating sustainable jobs and providing reliable income in underdeveloped areas. This eliminates the need for third parties and has an immediate positive impact on the community as well. doTERRA also works to improve the quality of life for the families in these communities through their work in the non-profit organization Healing Hands Foundation. Some of their projects have included providing clean water wells, building and revitalizing schools and clinics and providing medical equipment for hospitals. Read more about it HERE. It is important for me to know that I support a company that cares about bettering the lives of the farmers they source from.
EASILY ACCESSIBLE INFORMATION
Not only is their quality information easy to access, but so is their research information. Most often, when I see information being shared from doTERRA, it is often by a scientist or medical doctor. The essential oil field is growing and I love how committed doTERRA is to further research. Check out their science blog HERE. For this information junkie, doTerra is right up my alley.
EDUCATION BASED PLATFORM
doTERRA is committed to educating everyone about essential oils. They promote education first before promoting their brand. That is a business motto I wholeheartedly value. Their websites are wonderful resources for novices to professionals. No matter the point in your essential oil journey, doTERRA can help. They frequently hold educational webinars full of valuable information as well. If you have a chance, check one out HERE.
GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE
Since starting my doTERRA journey, I have called customer service numerous times with questions my team was unsure about. Each time, my wait time was short and my question answered thoroughly. The customer service agents I dealt with were patient with my questions and easy to understand. This is important to me as this is a company I am excited to endorse.
doTERRA rewards their members in various ways. All members receive a 25% discount on products and exclusive access to promotions and product launches. If you choose to enroll in the Loyalty Rewards program, you receive even more benefits such as up to 30% of your purchases back as points to use toward free products and the ability to earn the product of the month. If you choose to share doTERRA with others as a Wellness Advocate you get the ability to earn commissions, the support of an amazing team and access to free business tools and resources. It is one of the few companies that doesn’t charge you a monthly fee for your own personalized website. Want to learn more? Email me HERE to find out how you can earn all these fabulous rewards using quality essential oils.
These are just a few of the many reasons I love doTERRA. To learn more about why you should give essential oils a try, join my Facebook group HERE. Ready to order essential oils? Visit my doTERRA website HERE. Or, email me HERE with any questions you may have. Can’t wait to hear from you!
Until next time,