Why are dōTERRA Essential Oils so different to any other?

When I was pregnant with my first born, I remember visiting a health food shop one afternoon and spending some time smelling their essential oil collection. I had never used essential oils but I liked the sound of them and, at the time, I was desperate for any aid to help with sleep and feeling uncomfortable. I left the shop with a lavender oil by Tisserand. I used it for two or three days and then it sat on my bedside table till I then moved it to the medicine cabinet where it has been gathering dust ever since. I then bought some Eucalyptus oil by MiaAroma from Holland and Barrett when my daughter had a cold and, again, I was never blown away by the results. And then I was introduced to dōTERRA Essential Oils...and I've never looked back.

I first tried dōTERRA essential oils when my friend offered me some support with my son's sleep and my exhaustion and low mood.  I was blown away by the smell and couldn't believe the immediate results. I got very excited about them! I soon realised that the oils were becoming a part of my everyday routine and I loved how I could call on them whenever I needed to. I was suffering with PND at the time and found that the oils were helping me in ways that nothing had before. As I work with so many women and families, supporting them through pregnancy and into parenthood, I wanted to offer the oils up to them as a way to support their physical and mental health. And it's been one of the best decisions I've ever made.

When I first mention essential oils to people, they  often say that they've got some at home but they don't really use them. So, I thought it would be helpful to talk about the differences between dōTERRA essential oils and those that you find on the high street.

Did you know that there is no regulation on essential oils? There is no governing body that controls or monitors what goes into the bottle of essential oil you are buying. That is kind of scary because you could be putting chemicals in the air or in your body and not even know it. There is a loose standard set by the FDA, which only suggests a bottle of essential oil has to contain 10% natural oil to be labeled 100% pure! So that bottle of essential oil that says 100% pure really means nothing, it could be diluted down with harmful additives and synthetics! You may notice that a bottle will say 100% pure but in small print it will say "do not ingest". You should be able to ingest most essential oils, so this is a sign that the oil is not, in fact, 100% pure.

The benefits of using essential oils are hard to deny.  I continue to be amazed by the research that supports their benefits.  They have now become very mainstream but this also means that you can pick up essential oils in any health shop or chemist. I've even seen essential oils in Wilkinsons for £1.50 each which also claim to be 100% pure and are for external use only.  Essential oils labeled 100% pure sold at Best Buy in the US were tested by world renowned Dr. Robert Pappas at Essential Oil University and they came back 100% synthetic.

After hearing this deception it is hard to trust any bottle of essential oil, right? So, how do you know if you are buying 100% pure essential oil? That is why dōTERRA is different.  The executive team at dōTERRA know the power of a truly pure essential oil and are passionate and committed to providing you with a true therapeutic grade essential oil that is, in fact, 100% pure.  When you choose dōTERRA, 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 dōTERRA essential oil is also carefully and thoroughly tested using the strict CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® quality protocol. All of doTERRA’s essential oils are tested down to the smallest molecule to ensure there is absolutely no impurities in the essential oil. These oils are even cross tested with mass spectrometry and gas chromatography to ensure both extract purity and composition potency of each and every batch! The essential oil only goes in the bottle if it truly is 100% pure essential oil.

All dōTERRA essential oils are grown, harvested and distilled in their native regions. This is done because the molecular profile of the plant is going to be very different depending on where it is grown. Lavender, which naturally comes from France is going to be very different if it is grown in Utah. Sure it will grow in Utah, but when you test the oil from the plants grown in France vs the plants grown in Utah there is a huge difference in the potency. You will have greater therapeutic benefits from the essential oil that comes from the plants grown in their native region. This is why dōTERRA will not just plant a farm anywhere, they will make sure their plants are grown where they will thrive and give you the best possible essential oil.

Not only this, but the work that dōTERRA are doing across the world is extraordinary. I will write more about this in a separate blog but check out the image below for how they are improving the lives and communities in the areas they work in:

In short, there is no company out there that does as much as doTERRA to ensure the purest, most effective oils and I'm so relieved I found them when I did. I continue to learn more about them every day and I love the impact they're having on mine and my family's lives.


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If you’d like to know more, need some more advice on getting the most out of your dōTerra essential oils, would like me to host an essential oil session for you and your friends, or would like me to enrol you as a Wellness Advocate, just get in touch.

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