When it comes to choosing an essential oil company, it’s very important to make sure your getting the safest, purest, most effective essential oils available.
WHY? Remember, you’ll be breathing them in aromatically, applying them topically and possibly consuming them internally too. Anything you use for health purpose needs to meet a very high standard of quality.
When you experience the refreshing, uplifting smell of pine trees, the calming scent of lavender, or the invigorating smell of lemons, you are experiencing essential oils – powerful, natural scents.
In nature, essential oils are found in roots, stems, leaves, resins, flowers, and rinds of the plant. Essential oils help the plant adapt to its ever-changing environment— protecting against threats and providing beneficial properties.
When the plant’s compounds are distilled for purity, potency, and efficacy, they become an additional tool for maintaining a family’s well-being.
Where your oils come from is a big deal. doTERRA sources its essential oils from all over the globe. In fact over 140 origen oils from over 45 nations! This is to ensure that the essential oil is grown in the best conditions possible and where the plant thrives most, thus creating an essential oil that will contain the highest quality chemical profile for maximum health benefit and effectiveness.
Over 93% of the farmers supplying doTERRA with its oil do so exclusively. That means no other company can match the same quality.
The purity of an essential oil is the most important and most difficult to obtain characteristic. An essential oil that isn’t pure means you run the risk of putting synthetics, heavy metals, or adulterants onto or into your body, which can provoke irritation, adverse effects, or even sickness. Unfortunately, adulteration and unethical practices are all too common in the essential oil industry.
Due to a lack of accepted standards in the industry, doTERRA created its own testing standard called Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) that certifies the oils are 100% free from fillers, adulterants, synthetic ingredients, or harmful contaminants.
On every single batch of essential oil an array of 9 extensive third party laboratory tests are conducted to ensure purity, effectiveness and a long shelf-life. This is unprecedented among all other essential oil companies. No one goes further to guarantee purity in every bottle.
When you use doTERRA essential oils, what the label says is in the bottle is exactly what’s in the bottle. Every time.
Because of the purity of doTERRA essential oils, they are safe for all ages and can be applied aromatically, topically and also used internally. Just be sure to follow common safety tips for sensitive skin, children and appropriate practices for topical and internal use.
Refer to the doTERRA Skin Sensitivity and Application Chart
Which ones can I use internally? If you see a Supplement Facts on the back of a bottle, then it’s recommended for internal use. Oils can be taken with water, in food, directly under the tongue or in a veggie capsule. Being able to use doTERRA essential oils safely internally, can have a tremendous health benefit.
Be careful not to take “hot” oils like oregano, cinnamon, thyme or clove directly under the tongue. These oils are caustic and can burn or severely irritate sensitive skin, like the mouth and throat.
When it comes to applying essential oils, there are three basic application methods—aromatic, topical, and internal.
- Aromatic application refers to experiencing the aroma of essential oils through the air by inhaling or breathing in the oils, or using an essential oil diffuser.
- Topical application is the use of essential oils on the skin.
- Internal use of essential oils refers to ingesting essential oils by swallowing a veggie capsule that contains essential oils, applying essential oils directly into the mouth, or adding oils to a beverage and then swallowing.
Before using essential oils internally, it is important to understand how much of an essential oil should be used, and more importantly, which essential oils are approved for internal use (not all essential oils are safe to use internally). A quick way to tell is to verify that the bottle has a “Supplement Facts” label.