Why did we choose dōTERRA over the many other essential oil companies that are available today? Among them, there are a few similarities, but SO many differences.
Today I’ll show you the many reasons why we chose dōTERRA and truly believe they are the best in the industry.
So, let’s think about this…
Have you ever considered that everything in your life happens for a reason? Have you ever had a negative circumstance lead you to something better?
We had this happen after Guen’s mini stroke when her doctor recommended she use Frankincense essential oil on the roof of her mouth to heal her brain from any side effects that we might not be aware of.
For years, we both have used essential oils, bought in various stores. But there was just something different about this dōTERRA oil. The quality seemed different than anything we had used before, and it seemed to start working its magic right away.
Since Guen’s doctor regularly uses dōTERRA oils in her practice, we did some web surfing to see what else Frankincense could be used for (see our previous blog post). In turn, that lead us to looking at dōTERRA oils and comparing them to other brands on the market. We didn’t realize that this one oil, then adding another, then another – would lead us down this path as a wonderful addition to our current journey toward better health!
To start, here are just a few of the reasons why we chose dōTERRA…
- dōTERRA is the number one (and largest) essential oil company in the world.
- dōTERRA will cost you less than our competitors.
- dōTERRA plants are grown and cultivated in their country of origin.
- dōTERRA customer service is one of the best going. If you have questions of any kind, you can speak with customer service through a phone call or with live chat agents who are skilled, quick, and efficient.
dōTERRA means “gift from the earth.” When choosing dōTERRA you are choosing essential oils that are gently and carefully distilled from plants that have been harvested at the perfect moment by experienced growers from around the world for ideal extract composition and the power to give the desired effect. Each oil is thoroughly tested using the strict CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® quality protocol.
So, what exactly is an essential oil? How does dōTERRA make them?
— Steam Distillation: this is the most common method of extracting essential oils. Steam Distillation is a low-heat steam process where pressurized steam is circulated through the plant material. The oils are carried away by the steam and after cooling the water.
— Expression: Often referred to as “cold pressed,” expression does not involve any heat. Here, the oil is extracted under mechanical pressure and doTERRA uses expression to extract its citrus oils. Expression is used for oils such as Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit, Wild Orange, and Bergamot, from the rind.
— Potency: dōTERRA’s high standards are the best in the world of essential oils. Growing conditions are closely monitored. No pesticides are used on the plants. Each crop will be harvested with perfect timing so that the best chemical constants are able to be extracted.
— Third-Party Testing: With commitment to detail, every single batch of oil gets tested by a third party outside of dōTERRA. These testing facilities will run 6 different tests to ensure the highest quality of the oils.
But, why did we choose dōTERRA over the many other essential oil companies?
We are interested in a company who shares our values and beliefs. Most importantly, we are interested in the global impact and respect of the different cultures of people around the world who dōTERRA works with daily.
Second, as Wellness Advocates with dōTERRA, we want to be a part of a company that is ethically based, not harming the environment, and helps people by building them up with usable work skills.
Also, we feel it is important that 100% of charitable donations go back to the people who are working to source the oils.
Here are other ways that dōTERRA meets these criteria and why we feel that worldwide, dōTERRA has the best essential oils you can find…
- PURITY – dōTERRA wanted to create a level of purity that would literally go above and beyond organic. To do this they created an internal standard that they call Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade which they verify by 3rd party testing labs. Oils are tested 7 different ways to make sure they are pure and safe for therapeutic use. This 7-step process makes sure that dōTERRA’s oils are free of pesticides, herbicides, extenders, and solvents.
- OILS ARE SOURCED WORLDWIDE — dōTERRA sources their essential oils from all over the world. They look for the best combination of soil, climate and natural habitat for each plant. This allows dōTERRA to partner with many different communities.
For example, Haiti is dōTERRA’s source for Vetiver oil. The area where the plants are grown and harvested did not have access to a clean water source and people had to walk for miles just to get clean water. Through doTERRA’s Healing Hands Foundation they dug a well for a local clean water source, built a school AND hired a teacher for the school. The dōTERRA Healing Hands Foundation was created in June 2012 as an official 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The foundation is one of the many ways doTERRA reaches out and serves communities in need.
- dōTERRA BELIEVES IN A GLOBAL IMPACT — We don’t want these wonderful essential oils just for ourselves, we want them to support families across the world. dōTERRA provides for people in need. They build homes, provide food, clothing, education, and support to needy people.
Amazing, right? And, that’s not all!
Worldwide, dōTERRA has opened birth clinics in Tanzania, partners with Thirst Relief International in Cameroon and Reach the Children Foundation in Liberia. They donate oils for children in Zambia and South Africa through GiveOils.org and help in orphanages in Bulgaria. They also have partnered with O.U.R. Operation Underground Railroad to donate and raise awareness to end childhood sex trafficking. Knowing that dōTERRA has this commitment, and that with every oil I buy I’m impacting hundreds of lives, is huge for me.
I love to partner with a company that sees those in need, those with no voice, and then provides healing and hope.
It really is amazing to see so many families using essential oils. I love it when people come to us in crisis, in pain, not sleeping, or not feeling well. Everywhere we go people are constantly reaching out and asking if we have any suggestions for them. I also can’t seem to go anywhere without overhearing someone talk about how bad their allergies are. Once they start using the different oils they see a drastic improvement! Plus, I love seeing people turn to the alternatives of essential oils and natural healing instead of using over-the-counter synthetic drugs.
I absolutely love the culture and beliefs of this company! Their integrity and commitment to quality makes me want to share with everyone I know how wonderful these oils are!
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