I was asked today why I choose to use doTERRA essential oils rather than other companies, and turns out I had a lot to say on the matter!
I did a lot of research before joining doTERRA into all the top essential oil companies today and am blown away by the integrity, ethics, sourcing, testing, research, and philanthropy of doTERRA.
A few of the things that were significant for me is that they are more rigorous in their testing than any other company out there, they test every single batch of oil with 5 different methods, both in their own extensive labs, as well as every batch is always again tested in a third-party independent lab.
One of the third party labs they work with is owned by Dr. Pappas, who is the world's leading essential oil chemist, and doTERRA is his largest client. While he's strongly independent, he speaks volumes about the integrity and purity of doTERRA which is positively assuring!
The fact that they require every batch of oil to undergo this extensive testing by them, and by an outside lab, and then provide testing results on every batch of oil through their Source to You website is what makes doTERRA the premier choice of health professionals, hospitals and research companies.
I have many doctors and nurses on my team who have assurance in doTERRA because of the outstanding effort they put into assuring the purest oils. In addition, John Hopkins University is using doTERRA oils in their research studies on essential oils, because they tested a variety of companies oils and found that doTERRA's oils had the highest therapeutic profile, the most regular chemical consistency (meaning your not going to get different quality oil each time you buy it), and it was the purest oil they tested.
This is all extremely important to me as I want to ensure that especially mothers, children and people with compromised immune systems are using the safest and most effective oils.
The other factor that is very prominent for me is their Co-Impact Sourcing initiative which guides their work sourcing their oils from communitites around the world in ethical, environmental, and socially responsible ways. Other oil companies go and buy up land, farms and distilleries around the world, and also produce large amounts of their plants in greenhouses in the US.
doTERRA instead works to connect with the local farmers, wild crafters, distillers, and people around the world and helps them to form coops, strong local businesses, gives them better pay then other companies, ensures they receive payment based on providing the top quality oil rather than the most quantity oil, so regardless of how much they are able to produce in a season, they get paid what they are promised in order to produce the most pure therapeutic potent oil.
In addition they provide massive amounts of funding and relief efforts in communities they work with and beyond, helping to create schools, wells, facilities, health clinics, birth centers (which is especially important to me!), and even homes, as well as funding micro-loan programs, agriculture training programs, and menstrual health and pads programs (also important to me!).
In addition, in places they have created schools where previously girls had not been allowed to get education, they made sure that both girls and boys were admitted and welcome at school, and are making a huge effort to support education and health care for girls and women worldwide. I just love that!
I could go on and on, but what really I noticed was that the oils smelled better, stronger, and more powerful to me, and the supplements were really what I wanted and I love that they are all non-GMO, and have no pesticides, synthetics, molds, mildews, heavy metals, or any cross contamination, as well the oils come from plants grown in their indigenous climate by farmers who own their own land and businesses, not purchased out from under them.
Most importantly they work incredibly! I've used essential oils for 28 years and I've had more clear effective results from using doTERRA oils than the many other brands I've previously tried, and that to me ensures me that I'm providing my self and family with the best possible pure plant power to enhance our lives!
The best thing is that the company culture is very positive and uplifting and I've made tons of friends through doTERRA all over who are all on a mission, not only to support natural health, but to make a difference in the lives of others, and it's been a great experience.
Find out more about how you can join my growing global community of doTERRA Wellness Advocates - plus get 25% off all your orders, plus earn free products, AND get personal support from me here:
Do you use doTERRA essential oils?
What are the significant things that YOU love about doTERRA and using essential oils for your natural wellness? Please leave a comment below and share! Thanks so much!
Feel free to contact me personally with any questions, I'm happy to help you find the best oils for you and to know how to use them safely, appropriately and personally.