When I first heard about essential oils I thought they were crazy?! Using plants and flowers to help my body heal itself? "No way!" But the proof was in the product. I had used other essential oils before and never seen immediate results and the same with other homeopathic care. I mean they said 100% pure, it has to be the best right? WRONG! When I feel under the weather I am the ultimate baby. I want it to work fast and efficiently.
That being said I also always strived to use something that was safe for my longterm health: mental, emotional and physical. I had been plagued before with side effects that were detrimental to my life when I tried more mainstream healthcare. My husband and I ate organically and we wanted out healthcare to be the same.
doTERRA essential oils are the best. University affiliations prove this time and time again. So when it came down to choosing which company was the best for me, these are the three major reasons I chose...
1. Purity / Potency
While others in the essential oil industry cut corners during the planting, growing, and harvesting process, or even try to "extend" pure oils by adding less expensive ingredients, doTERRA is uncompromisingly selective.
doTERRA is absolutely transparent. You can look up the code on your bottle at sourcetoyou.com to see that exact report on what makes it up. Why is this so important? Because ya'll, essential oils are sold cheaply everywhere - and cheap is cheap! Every single batch of doTERRA essential oils is put through a seven step, third party testing, to ensure every single bottle of oil that is purchased is 200% pure essential oil. If you are using that - like i am - on my baby I wanted third party and transparent in-biased testing.
The first time I used doTERRA was with a stubborn spot on my big toe that has stopped healing after an injury 6 months prior. After being referred to many specialist around town I was ultimately left with that answer, "It may just never loo the same." My toenail was black, not healing and just so painful. I had used other tea tree oils before. I kid you not I put one drop on my big toe for seven days before bed. On the fifth day the dead part of the nail fell off. I've has wonderful nails since. The potency of these products speaks for itself. I always wanted something organic that worked fast and effectively and not I have that resource in my home cabinets! I have immediate results for my baby, dogs, and husband. Got a tickle in my throat, there is an oil for that! Got an upset stomach, and oil for that! Mental acuity and longevity.. you guessed it, an oil for that! happiness, yes that too!!
2. Co-Impact Sourcing
In order to work with committed partners and to ensure the best growing conditions, doTERRA source essential oils from across the globe. With an ever-expanding product line that includes over 100 different essential oils sourced from over 40 nations, doTERRA truly offers Earth's best gifts.
While the temptations for a company as large as doTERRA may be to buy large plots of land and mass produce oils, doTERRA places great value on the expert knowledge of local farmers- many of whom have nurtured essential oil plants for generations. doTERRA recruits their their expertise into a Global Botanical Network and, in so doing, responsibly supports thousands of jobs around the world.
doTERRA's extensive sourcing partnerships empower doTERRA to produce exclusive, proprietary oils and blends that preserve the purity and potency of each plant. Eighty-four percent of doTERRA single oils and oil blends are exclusive, ensuring that essential oil users receive a product that is truly unique and unrivaled.
Check out these videos on why we partner with Nepal and Haiti just to name two regions that our close to my heart.
3. University Affiliation & Forging The Future
To be honest - I really jumped into doTERRA because at the time I was working for Vanderbilt Children's Hospital and Vanderbilt had partnered with doTERRA for numerous studies. I knew that doTERRA had to be the best.
Collaborating with many of the top universities and independent facilities in the world, doTEER is as the forefront of essential oil science.