Essential oils fall into a bit of a gray area with regulations. Much like supplements, essential oils are not strictly regulated, but this isn’t to say it’s the wild west! Since there is no set quality standard for essential oils, dōTERRA created their own regulations to certify their oils have zero added fillers, synthetic ingredients, or harmful contaminants.
Before dōTERRA’s Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) testing system even begins, proper practices of harvesting and distillation are ensured by relying on expert botanists, chemists, and wellness practitioners. Quality oils start with quality plants – those growing in the most favorable environment – which dōTERRA ensures by utilizing their exclusive network of harvesters and growers across the world.
Immediately after the distillation process, the CPTG testing begins where each oil is assessed for it’s chemical composition. This is followed by a second review at the production facility to ensure the oil tested is the same one received, and a third assessment of the oil is conducted in a three-phase battery as they are packaged into what consumers purchase and use in their homes.
dōTERRA works to improve the lives of those living in the communities where they source the essential oils. A lot of the oils are sourced in developing countries because this is where the oil thrives best in its organic state. dōTERRA ensures that these communities receive fair and timely payments for their work so that these farmers can support their family and continue to source these amazing oils!
For example, rather than laying down lavender farms all over Utah – doTERRA’s home state – dōTERRA sources its lavender from the high alps of France, and Bulgaria. Tea Tree and Eucalyptus are from right here, in Australia, and New Zealand gives us the amazing Manuka (so good for your skin!) and Douglas Fir.
To learn more about dōTERRA's Co-Impact Sourcing Model, check out this fantastic video below.
There is no governing body that requires companies in this industry, including global powerhouses like Walmart, to be truthful about what goes into their products. It is the ‘good-faith’ principle. Crazy, huh?! So dōTERRA uses a testing procedure that ensures that its oils are uniquely pure and free of contaminants. This quality protocol is called CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade®.
It is important to note that even if an essential oil bottle says that it is 100% pure, if the right species or part of a plant has not been used, or if the plant has not been grown in the right environment or harvested at the right time, or if it has not been distilled under the right conditions, the natural chemical makeup of the extraction will not provide as predictable and powerful a benefit. In some cases, the wrong plant harvested at the wrong time may result in an extract that contains harmful levels of some constituents.
"There are many reasons I absolutely love doTERRA essential oils, but the number one reason for me is the co-impact sourcing model. Here is a fantastic little video about what this means."
Fortunately, the diversity of essential oils makes them a helpful way to maintain health, even for those who have specific health concerns, seek diverse health benefits, or experience sensitivity.
Essential oils can be used to soothe occasional skin irritations, promote healthy digestion, support good oral health, create feelings of clear airways, and more.
Using essential oils for health benefits has become popular because it allows the user to tailor the experience to their specific wants and needs, rather than settling for a generic solution.
With unique chemical structures, each essential oil holds a variety of benefits for the user. Some essential oils hold soothing, toning, and grounding properties, while others are known as energizing, uplifting, warming, or renewing. As our bodies go through an array of emotions and physical states throughout a single day, essential oils can help us manage and maintain well-being.
The aroma of essential oils can also create a chemical reaction in the brain, eliciting emotions and internal responses. It's truly fascinating how our sense of smell can produce powerful, mental, physiologic, and emotional responses.
In our quest to provide you with the purest essential oils, doTERRA puts every batch of essential oils through an exhaustive testing protocol. We established the CPTG® process, a stringent collection of physical, chemical, and stability testing procedures that ensure our oils are free of synthetics, additives, and harmful contaminants.
Through this extensive testing, we can be confident that our oils are safe when used as directed and will remain so throughout the duration of their shelf life. doTERRA is meticulous in their quality testing so that you can trust that every bottle of oil you open is truly a “gift of the earth.”
Have more questions about how essential oils can help you personally? Not sure which oils are for what? Don't panic, we are here to assist you with all your essential oils questions. Or better yet! Come meet us, ask questions and learn more about how you can incorporate essential oils into your everyday life.
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