Why I Didn’t Pass On doTERRA Essential Oils

Why I Didn’t Pass On doTERRA Essential Oils

I have seen so many posts online about why one person chose to pass on such-and-such oil company. I’m not into giving energy to the things I don’t love, but I love giving energy to the things I do and doTERRA is one of them! If you’ve been sitting on the fence about what company to join let me just share with you why I chose to join doTERRA.


1. Integrity Matters To Me

Photo Credit: doTERRA International
Photo Credit: doTERRA International

When I started doing research into using essential oils over 5 years ago I wanted to make sure I was buying from a company I could trust. I had already been so disappointed in the traditional ways of caring for my family and I was determined to not enter into this new way of living without knowing what I was getting into. I asked myself…Could I trust that the essential oils I purchased and used for my family were going to be safe? Could I trust that the company would deliver on their promises? Could I trust that they would do what was best even if they could lose out on money? When I called around, poured over the websites of several companies, and tried other brands, there was no comparison as to what company I felt I could trust. doTERRA was hands down the BEST option for my family!

Two of the things that I feel set doTERRA apart is that doTERRA is a privately held company (and always will be) and that they have 7 owners. The reason why more than one owner creates value is that it isn’t run like a dictatorship, it is a partnership where all 7 have to decide what is best for the company and the consumers. The owners bring with them expertise in their own areas and therefore provide a unique aspect to the doTERRA executive team. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and interacting with these people and I have to say that they are what makes this company so great and why doTERRA has grown to be the largest essential oil company in the world. Integrity really is at the heart of this company!


2. Essential Oil Quality & Thorough Testing Are Crucial

Essential OilsLike I mentioned above, I wanted to know that the quality of the oils I purchased was going to be the best available on the market. After learning about doTERRA’s Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (coupled with the integrity of doTERRA’s Executive Team), I was convinced that their quality was exactly what I was searching for!

When I called around to other companies I got a myriad of answers when it came to their testing and quality measures. Some said they tested quality via Prayer (I’m all about prayer but I can’t pray that a french fry turns into a carrot on the way down and have it be so). Others said they employed people that had really powerful senses of smell and they could detect any impurities (I think they should have watched me dry-heaving in the health food store when I was smell testing other brands of oils – that was powerful!). Many companies test once a year, once when they find a new grower, once every ten years, and so on. doTERRA tests EVERY batch, several times throughout the process to guarantee that there are no contaminants.

Maintaining the high standard of quality set by dōTERRA® for purity, potency, and consistency of our essential oils involves following a proven process that yields industry leading quality. The first step in the process starts with the plants themselves.

dōTERRA uses a global network of artisans to provide the raw materials—sourcing—used for essential oil production. Where a plant is grown has a major impact on its constitution, which in turn determines its potency. Using local artisans who have grown the source plants for generations ensures that the plants are not only properly cared for, but also grown in an environment that maximizes the essential oils’ potential.

Additionally, harvesting the right part of the plant at the right time is a major determiner in the quality of an essential oil. Growers have discovered over generations proper harvesting secrets that increase yield and quality of the essential oil.

Using local artisans to source the raw materials for essential oils has the added benefit of creating industry for that particular community. In many cases, the harvesting of essential oil source plants has created jobs and opportunity where previously there was none. In this way, dōTERRA is helping health-conscious individuals find safe alternatives while also lifting entire communities and giving them hope for the future.

doTERRA also employs a three part process to ensure that what is distilled, received, and bottled is pure and free of contaminants.

Every batch of dōTERRA® essential oils is subjected to strict requirements set forth in the CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® quality protocol. This protocol ensures potency, purity, and consistency batch to batch.

The CPTG testing begins immediately after distillation with each oil being reviewed for its chemical composition. A second round of testing is carried out at our production facility to ensure that what was distilled and tested is the same essential oil as was received. A third review of the chemistry of the oil is conducted in a three-phase procedure as the oils are packaged into the bottles we use as consumers. Each of these tests confirms that the essential oil is free of contaminants and unexpected alterations during production.

The CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade quality protocol includes the following tests:

  • Organoleptic testing
  • Microbial testing
  • Gas chromatography
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)
  • Chirality testing
  • Isotopic analysis
  • Heavy metal testing


3. Co-Impact Sourcing

doTERRA’s Co-Impact Sourcing initiative shows the depth of doTERRA’s commitment to blessing the lives of others across the globe. This video describes what Co-Impact Sourcing is better than I can. 


4. Healing Hands Foundation

Volunteering at Days for Girls

The dōTERRA Healing Hands Foundation™ is dōTERRA International’s 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. The Healing Hands Foundation has also partnered with Mentors International, Days for Girls, and Choice Humanitarian to alleviate poverty and suffering throughout the world. 


I’ve been using doTERRA’s products for over five years and I’m still in love with the results, the purity, and the company. If you are interested in joining our team and starting on your own journey to natural health, we would love to have you join us! You can learn here how to Enroll With doTERRA.


Co-Impact Sourcing

CPTG Quality Testing

Healing Hands Foundation

Christy (aka Sunshine Mama) is the wife to 1 (amazing husband), mother of 3 (wonderful children), lover of health, wellness, the beach, and sunshine. She is passionate about living an inspired life and loves to inspire others to live life at their fullest. You can find her online educating others on how to live a more natural lifestyle, especially on how to use essential oils…or hanging out at the beach.

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