Why doTERRA Essential Oils?
Firsty - What is An Essential Oil?
Essential oils are pure extracts from plants, they are 50-70 times more powerful than herbs and are nature’s defense mechanism for plants and cells. They are (or should be) highly concentrated so a little goes a very long way and they are a safe, effective, affordable, and an alternative to many synthetic products/remedies.
Purity & Potency
With doTERRA's essential oils, there are no fillers, synthetics, fragrances, perfumes, pesticides etc. doTERRA essential oils are just that, 100% pure essential oil. doTERRA's essential oils are really concentrated and very potent. Because of this a small amount of oil goes a long way. They are also the most effective essential oils I have ever used!
doTERRA Essential Oils - More Than Organic
Are the oils Organic? No they are not, they are a more than organic.
dōTERRA‘s quality standard for essential oils, CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® , exceeds industry standards. Because organic certification varies from country to country, province to province, and in the US, from state to state, it is not currently possible to acquire all oils under certified organic status. However, through the GC/MS analysis process, doTERRA is able to determine if any chemical residue exists in the essential oil, such as pesticides, herbicides, extenders, and solvents. With this rigorous analysis process, doTERRA are able to ensure that all CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils offered by dōTERRA are a step above organic.
doTERRA sources their essential oils from a number of growers and distillers from around the world. Each location has its own specific laws and rules governing agriculture and collecting wild crafted botanicals. doTERRA looks for plant materials that are grown in specific environments, but they cannot say that our oils are all “organic” as that requires specific certification they simply cannot produce for some oils.
Our CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® testing standard requires that doTERRA's oil extracts be both free of other foreign materials, which is one of the main reasons for people seeking organic botanicals, and it tests for certain compounds at certain levels so that our oils meet the performance criteria for each lot of oil. If an oil fails the test, specifically pesticides, there is no secondary process for removing the pesticides or foreign matter. The oils failing the test would simply be rejected. Other than the careful distillation of the oils from the plant material, there is no other processing that takes place. They are aromatic extracts, nothing added, and nothing removed—they either meet our standard or they don’t.