When I lived in Provence I became totally fascinated by lavender; we arrived in July and the surrounding hillsides were all purple! Eager to learn more, I visited a local farm and distillery where I learnt that the quality of even extremely pure essential oils can vary, depending on the growing altitude, the time of day it’s harvested, harvesting method and the duration of distillation. It became obvious to me that every step of the production process is critical in determining the overall quality of the essential oil. After returning to the UK it was difficult to find the same quality of oils as I’d enjoyed in southern France. As there is no overall industry regulation, an essential oil can be labelled as “100% pure” but still contain fillers and impurities; this means there are many poor quality oils out there!
doTERRA’s vision, when they founded in 2008, was to supply the purest, most potent essential oils in the world. To ensure this, they rigorously test their oils to guarantee they are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG); meaning they are undiluted and pure; free from artificial ingredients, fillers, contaminants, pesticides or other chemical residues.
Worldwide Sourcing & Mutually Beneficial Partnerships
Being able to completely trust not just a product but also a company is massively important to me and doTERRA definitely tick both boxes. doTERRA Source 130 oils from more than forty countries worldwide, ensuring that the oils come from plants that are grown where they are meant to grow and managed by experienced farmers and distillers. doTERRA works with many developing countries and has developed long term, mutually beneficial partnerships; creating sustainable jobs and providing reliable income in underdeveloped areas. Find out more here.