What Makes doTERRA Different?

Essential oils are in full force right now, with everyone wanting to learn more, and wanting to know why they should use oils, and which oils they should be using.  My family and I turn to essential oils everyday to support our well being.

I am often asked why I choose to use doTERRA essential oils rather than other companies, and I can honestly say, I did a lot of research, before joining doTERRA, and I looked into all the top essential oil companies, but I was truly blown away by the integrity, ethics, sourcing, testing, research, and humanity of doTERRA.

Here is a list of only a few of the things that were extremely significant for me, when choosing doTERRA.


1. doTERRA is a company of integrity

doTERRA has one goal and that is to source PURE, HIGH GRADE, THERAPEUTIC essential oils, which means there is no compromising the integrity of the oils in any way.  It means unprecedented standards and methods of essential oil testing independently and in-house not only for the quality but for therapeutic levels & other benefits. dōTERRA uses cutting-edge technology that no other company has to test their essential oils.


2. dōTERRA is committed to quality and purity

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. 


3. doTERRA is Making a Difference: Healing Hands

dōTERRA Healing Hands Foundation seeks to bring healing and hope to the world, for lives free of disease and poverty, and to ultimately teach impoverished cultures how to be self-reliant. The dōTERRA Healing Hands Foundation will be supported by contributions from our Independent Product Consultants, Retail and Preferred Customers, Company Executives and Employees, and others who share our vision. Donations will be be collected through monthly contributions, as well as one-time contributions.


4. doTERRA’s oils smell incredible

There are constant claims from other essential oil competitors that dōTERRA‘s oils smell so good because they must be altered. Nothing could be further from the truth.  The truth is that they smell good because they are pure, high quality, optimally-sourced oils. dōTERRA is passionate about sourcing the oils where they are native and grown indigenous, making sure the soil is prime, harvested at the perfect time, distilled for the ideal amount of time at the perfect temperature. This leads to a high quality, unique oil that will not smell like grocery store or spa oils. doTERRA also has many exclusives with their growers so their oils are unique and exceptional.


5.  doTERRA Provides Exceptional Education

dōTERRA is incredible about providing hundreds of hours of free education, guidance, recipes and other support for both oil users and those wanting to build a business. (The business opportunity is very generous and well done too!) We have company-wide resources as well as some rich resources from our own specific doTERRA team.  There are an abundance of printed resources that are exceptional at educating everyone on usage, dilution and safety.  Anyone can also directly email for product support of any kind and there is a detailed pdf for each oil at doterratools.com. More info about the company, the oils and the business opportunity can be found on doterrauniversity.com


6.  doTERRA and Co-Impact Sourcing

doTERRA searches the globe to find the best places to grow each oil. Then they team with the local farmers there, many whose families have been growing and harvesting that plant for generations. And not to buy them out, but to form cooperatives, teach them improved growing, harvesting and distilling methods, and drastically changing their quality of life. Not only do they pay them above fair wages, but but they often bring in the Healing Hands foundation to improve the community as a whole as well.  If you don’t believe me, then please watch the following Co-Impact Sourcing video.  It is well worth your 5 minutes!


7.  Testing done by doTERRA

The testing done by doTERRA is one of the MAIN reasons I will only ever use dōTERRA for my family. dōTERRA wanted to have transparent accountability so they created an internal standard called Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG)which is verified by 3rd party labs.  

The name is a trademark but the standard is real and concrete. There is a lot of testing throughout the whole process (such as monitoring soil quality). Six tests are performed before the final product is bottled. And they test EVERY liter not just random tests here and there. All of the basics are checked first: sight, smell, taste and touch. Then they test to rule out any presence of fungus, mold, pesticides and any other contaminants. It gets more scientific after that so if you are in to the scientific side of things, then please check out this post on doterrablog.com. What I love from seeing the detailed way that doTERRA handles the entire process, from the farmer to customer service, is that dōTERRA makes sure every drop is safe and pure, and that everyone can benefit from their essential oils.


Want to Try doTERRA?

If you are still on the fence about trying doTERRA, please contact me, and let me help you with education on using these beautiful oils, and let me also help to save you up to 55% off of retail price, to live your healthiest life, emotionally and physically, and to have natural solutions on hand, to reduce toxins in your home and to have tools to improve your family’s health!



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