When it comes to using natural ingredients for cleaning, personal care or health and wellbeing, essential oils definitely pack a punch into a small bottle. I have used essential oils since I was a teenager but it wasn’t until I had my daughter that I saw the full benefits of essential oils. Skin sensitivities and immune issues led me away from standard cleaning and personal care products and down the road of finding alternatives for both the house and our skin and hair. I later started to incorporate essential oils into my own recipes such as body butter, body wash and hair care.
At this point, I wasn’t loyal to any particular essential oil company or producer and didn’t think that it mattered as long as I was paying a reasonable price for what I thought was a good product. That was until I sampled doTERRA oils. I was invited along to a workshop where the host gave me a glass of water with a couple of drops of lemon oil and also gave me a sample bottle of doTERRA’s orange oil. I immediately realised there was a big difference between the oils I had been using and doTERRA oils. The taste and smell were the first hints and then there was the information on how oils are produced both ethically and to a standard that is classified as therapeutic. I realised that there are risks in using the “reasonably priced” oils that I had been purchasing. Risk such as heavy metals, bacteria as well as no therapeutic benefits at all, just a nice smelling oil. The oils I was buying also came from a variety of producers/farmers which in the end I had no real idea where they were harvesting their oils from and if they were even real essential oils. Once I started to read and research about doTERRA oils I knew that I could never go back to buying “standard essential oils” again. Here are 3 reasons why I fell in love with doTERRA essential oils.
Sustainably Sourced – doTERRA began an initiative to partner long-term relationships with small-scale farmers and harvesters in disadvantaged areas to provide them with jobs and reliable incomes.
A Rigorous Testing Process – doTERRA created their own testing process which involves several levels of testing to reach above and beyond the USDA organic standard.
Transparency – doTERRA created a website where anyone can search any oil by lot number to see the process, the farmers who produced it and the GCMS report.
What this means for you and me (the consumer) is that if you buy doTERRA you will get essential oils that are pure, safe, reliable and effective.