Why choose doTERRA essential oils?
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. Experienced essential oil users will immediately recognize the superior quality standard for naturally safe, purely effective therapeutic-grade dōTERRA essential oils.
What does CPTG mean?
This is one of the MAIN reasons I trust dōTERRA. 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) and 6 tests 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 would like to learn more you can read the post on doterrablog.com. What I know, from seeing the detailed way they handle the whole entire process, from the farmer to customer service, is that dōTERRA makes sure every drop is safe and pure.
doTERRA searches the globe to find the best places to grow each oil then they team with the local farmers there, many who’s 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 they often bring in the Healing Hands foundation to improve the community as a whole as well.
Healing Hands Foundation
The dōTERRA Healing Hands Foundation™ is dōTERRA International’s registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to improving lives through partnering with organizations that offer hope to millions around the world. Healing Hands seeks to bring healing and hope to the world, for lives free of disease and poverty, and to ultimately empower impoverished communities with the tools needed to become self-reliant. dōTERRA International, LLC provides for all overhead and administrative costs of the dōTERRA Healing Hands Foundation, ensuring that 100 percent of all donations go directly to those receiving aid.
Read more about Healing Hands and their amazing projects HERE
Q: dōTERRA’s essential oils are trademarked as “CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade™”. What does this term mean, and what evidence is there to prove the efficacy and purity of your oils?
A: dōTERRA’s essential oils are trademarked and registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office as CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade™. This term means that our essential oils will always maintain the highest quality standard in therapeutic grade essential oils for purity and efficacy. dōTERRA’s CPTG essential oils are 100% pure, free of fillers or artificial contaminants such as pesticides or other chemical residues.
In order to assure the purity of our oils and the presence of their active compounds, we subject our oils to rigorous testing standards for chemical composition. dōTERRA’s CPTG essential oils are cross tested using mass spectrometry and gas chromatography to ensure both extract purity and composition potency of each batch. Each dōTERRA product is guaranteed to exceed customer satisfaction and performance expectations. We encourage you to try our products and judge for yourself. See, smell, and feel the difference of the purity and potency of CPTG essential oils.
Q: Why do your essential oils smell so much better than other essential oils on the market that claim to be therapeutic grade?
A: Aroma is an excellent indication of true purity. A 100% pure essential oil will elicit powerful emotional responses and will not be overbearing in any one note. Many people have described dōTERRA’s CPTG essential oils as “sweet” or “extremely pleasing fragrances”. This is because when plants are grown in a region in which it is indigenous, with proper nutritive soil conditions, air quality, weather/moisture, are harvested at the right time and carefully distilled, the essential oil extract will be pure and of the highest quality, thus having a fragrance that exceeds that of oils that have been diluted or synthetically produced. Unfortunately, there are many essential oils on the market that claim to be “therapeutic grade”, “100% pure”, or “100% natural” that do not follow strict standards for purity and potency. The best way for a consumer to know the quality and value of any product is to experience it for themselves.
Q: Do you grow your own plants and own your own farms?
A: We have found that a primary key to superior essential oil quality is the location in which the plant is grown. For this reason, we carefully source our essential oils from all over the world, rather than from a few locations that are not native habitats for the plants. For example, our Lavender is grown in the high altitudes of France, our Lemon comes from Italy, and our Frankincense is sourced from Oman. Because our management team is trusted and respected by global producers, we are able to secure precious crops for essential oil production from preferred suppliers.