Let's talk about WHY doTerra are the only essential oil brand you should consider and heads and tails above any other essential oil company out there on the market.
Yes I may be biased but here are the facts behind my very well placed bias.
1. The sourcing model: doTERRA sources globally from over 40 countries. They do not own their own farms and they do not grow plants outside of their native environment. Plants grown in their native habitat will produce a better chemical composition that offers a greater therapeutic profile without question. It is the therapeutic profile that is of the most importance. For example, doTerra's Cardamom which is sourced from Guatemala contains higher amounts of the constituent 1,8-cineole than other cardamom essential oils on the market. 1,8-cineole, or eucalyptol, is a monoterpenoid that is commonly known for its ability to promote clear airways, easy breathing and support overall respiratory function.
**Case in point- Lavender does not thrive in the desert of Utah which is where another well known brand grows and sources their Lavender. This does not create the ideal chemical profile needed to provide a positive therapeutic health outcome.
2. They work WITH the farmers to create ensure the land and it's people are left in a better state then when they were found. This doesn't matter to everyone - but it did matter to me when I was comparing brands! 60% of those 40 countries are developing nations living below the poverty line. Through doTerra's Co-Impact Sourcing Model, farmers are taught how to responsibly and sustainably produce their plants, educated through the building of schools, given access to clean water and sanitation, provided with health care through the building of medical clinics and the list goes on. Farmers are paid up to 10 times the industry standard and on time. Relationship is everything for doTerra and their farmers. There is no using and abusing of trade relationships unlike other essential oil companies. doTerra build their relationships for life.
As essential oils become more popular and the demand is higher, it is NOT sustainable to grow them in places where they are do not naturally grow and the plants need to be well cared for to ensure preservation, sustainability and an oil supply for years to come without damage to the environment.
** Case in point- another well known brand was fined $750k just this week (September 25th 2017) for illegally sourcing and selling endangered species of plants for their oils. Not cool. We are the guardians of this earth and it is our responsibility to make sure our actions positively rather than negatively impact our world.
3. doTerra's commitment to purity through the CPTG stamp: There is no governing body that enforces honesty about what they're putting in their bottles. doTerra developed the CPTG trademark to do just that and create a standard for the industry. A battery of over 12 different testing techniques are employed across every stage of production to ensure they are 100% free from all contaminants AND that they have the desired chemical profound to offer a profound therapeutic response.
** Case in point- another well known brand in court earlier this year were found guilty of grossly falsifying information and misleading consumers about where their oils are sourced from. Only 1% of this companies oils were grown on their own farms allowing for complete traceability. The rest were coming from independent oil brokers who cannot guarantee where the oil has come from, how it was sourced or whether it is pure, hence why illegal sourcing of endangered species is rife. This is incredibly sad from a customers perspective and an environmental view point. With doTerra we have the ability to check the lab test reports for ourselves with every single batch of oil using the Source To You website.
4. They are beyond Organic. Many of doTerra's oils are actually certified organic BUT they have chosen not to label those that have been certified out of desire not to discriminate against those that haven't paid for certification. Yep, that's what this is all about.....who can AFFORD certification.
Here's the thing right, organic certification is a very expensive and arduous undertaking, particularly for those in developing countries where certification may cost more than a years wage! Farmers in Guatemala simply cannot afford to pay for $2500 for certification despite the fact they are following all of the necessary practices that make a product deemed organic. Rather than having consumers show bias towards the oils that would be labeled as certified organic, they decided to level the playing field and give all of their farmers a fair and equal opportunity to create an income.
We can assure you that there can be a standard "better" than certified organic. The criteria for "certified organic" is extremely loose in a lot of instances. The standard in Australia ACO is probably the best in the world but can still leaves gaps in ultimate quality of product or food. These issues are the very reason the owners of doTerra went down the path they did with CTPG . They wanted assurance of the individual batches of oils BECAUSE "certified organic" standards vary enormously globally and in many countries is just not available.
So there are four very important points that need to be considered when choosing your oil brand to care for you and your family.
There is a reason hospitals, medical clinics, universities and practitioners of all sorts are choosing to work with doTerra and that is because of their guaranteed safety and therapeutic potency. doTerra attracts people, organisations and businesses with a conscience because they recognise the value and the effort doTerra goes to in order to provide the best essential oils backed by the best research in the world.
They employ science to bring mother nature remedies to us and the forefront of the medical and health care industry.
That's why I choose doTerra x