• Paula Gray

The truth about doTERRA

I have shied away from MLMs for years and for various reasons. Namely, I've never been one to be blindly motivated by profits, pushing products people don’t really need or being led by sales scripts. It needs to align with my moral and spiritual values. Finding safe, natural remedies and being able to share what works with others is deeply fulfilling. DoTERRA provides health-conscious individuals with safe and natural alternatives for everything from sleep, anxiety, digestion, cleaning and immunity. They are essentials for your natural toolkit, and will help to reduce your toxic load, with few (if any) undesirable side effects when used as directed.

These drops of nature's purest gifts work to nurture mind, body and soul. But does this company hold up to closer scrutiny? I am deeply passionate about sharing what I’ve learned and experienced. Here are some transparent facts and why I wholeheartedly support this company.

But first, What are Essential Oils?

Naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. Highly concentrated when distilled, for purity, potency and efficacy. Such unique properties make essential oils ideal for applications inclusion in aromatherapy – using these compounds from plants to help maintain a healthy mind and body.

Unparalleled Purity & Potency

Because of the lack of regulation in regards to claims of essential oils purity (an estimated 95% are adulterated or reconstituted) doTERRA created and trademarked a testing process known as CPTG Quality Testing (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® to meet this need and provide the purest quality oils possible.

DoTERRA begins the CPTG testing process shortly after distillation, when each oil is reviewed for its chemical composition. The doTERRA production facility carries out a second round of testing to ensure that the oils distilled and tested during the first round are the same ones that arrived at their facility. A third review of the chemistry of the oils is conducted as the oils are packaged into the bottles before they’re shipped out to consumers.

Each test confirms that their essential oils are free of contaminants and that no unexpected alterations occurred during production.

The CPTG quality testing process includes eight main steps to guarantee that every batch of doTERRA essential oil is pure, unadulterated, and safe for use.

Here are the tests doTERRA uses to ensure essential oil purity:

  1. Organoleptic testing

  2. Microbial testing

  3. Gas chromatography

  4. Mass spectrometry

  5. Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)

  6. Chirality testing

  7. Isotopic analysis

  8. Heavy metal testing

In short:

- Every oil is rigorously tested for purity & potency

- Guaranteed to be free from fillers, artificial ingredients or harmful contaminants.

- Each batch is tested multiple times, and contains a batch number at the bottom which you can input online to look at lab results. No other essential oil company offers this level of transparency.

Co-Impact Sourcing

Instead of buying up large swatches of land and owning their own farms, doTERRA sources directly from where it grows natively and with exclusive dedicated small farmers with whom they form a close and trusting relationship. They are dedicated to sustainability and actually making a positive and lasting impact in the countries/communities where the oils are sourced.

doTERRA created the Co-Impact Sourcing® Initiative and the following 8 principles to ensure responsible practices in all their sourcing communities:

  1. Generating Jobs: Reduce poverty by creating and sustaining jobs

  2. Providing Fair, On-Time Payments: Offer consistent, fair payments to producers, including prepayments

  3. Building Supplier Capacity: Support farmers, producers, and distillers through training and financial support

  4. Sustaining Long-Term Partnerships: Provide multi-year contracts with growers and distillers based on solidarity and respect

  5. Ensuring Fair Labor Conditions: Create healthy and safe working environments, free from harassment and discrimination

  6. Promoting Cooperatives: Guarantee respect the right for all employees and producers to join and form co-operatives

  7. Furthering Environmental Stewardship: Promote energy efficient technologies, renewable energy, and waste minimization

  8. Facilitating Community Development: Support community development projects in sourcing communities such as schools, health clinics, training facilities, and clean water systems​

doTERRA’s Co-Impact Sourcing strategy is also a deliberate approach to provide ethically responsible employment opportunities for those involved in the essential oil supply chain by creating and sustaining jobs in rural and underserved areas. doTERRA is committed to benefiting everyone involved: from the small-scale producers to the end-users – from the source, to you.

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Female Empowerment

It’s no secret Emily Wright left Young Living because its founder Gary Young refused to pay her the same wage as her male co-workers, believing instead that women should be paid less than men. Wright (along with her co-worker David Stirling) went on to start doTERRA. Since then, the company that Emily has helped build has been passionately committed to empowering women around the world.

doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation

  • Supports anti-human/sex trafficking organizations

  • Provides feminine hygiene education and hygiene kits to communities in need,

  • Micro-credit lending programs lend start-up funds and offer trainings to hardworking people with creative business ideas.

The Bottom Line

DoTERRA is a company that leads with heart and spirit, holding high principals of ethical, environmental and social sustainability. They are not perfect but are striving and making great strides - and for that I fully support this company. And for the astonishing quality and accountability of their oils! When you connect with me about essential oils, I will share products that I truly cannot live without and hope will also impact your life in a positive and uplifting way.

Also, despite it being an MLM - the direct sales strategy works perfectly with doTERRA - because it is not just about selling products, but building relationships. You don't just buy an oil and never hear from me again - you have a dedicated guide, resource and support.

Are you ready to learn more? I would love to be your personal oil fairy.



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