Why doTERRA Essential Oils?

When it comes to choosing an essential oil company, there are many factors to consider to make sure your're getting the purest, safest and most effective essential oils. Here are 10 important reasons why over 5 million families are choosing doTERRA and why you should too.

1. Sourcing

Where your oils come from is a big deal. doTERRA sources its essential oils from all over the globe, in fact over 100 oils from over 40 nations. This ensures that the essential oil is grown in the best conditions possible and where the plant thrives most. This helps to create an essential oil that will contain the correct therapeutic grade chemical profile for your health benefit.

2. Purity

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.

3. Testing

On every batch of essential oil an array of nine extensive third party laboratory tests are conducted to ensure purity, effectiveness and a long shelf-life. This is unprecedented and unique among all other essential oil companies. No one goes further, to guarantee purity in every bottle.

You can rest assured knowing every doTERRA essential oil is exactly what the label says is in the bottle, every time.

4. Potency

Just because an oil may be 100% pure, doesn't mean it's effective or potent. In fact, to create potency the oil should come from that part of the world where the plant is native and thrives the most. Plus, the farmers must be well experienced and committed to planting, cultivating, harvesting and distilling the oil in just the right way. This is the reason doTERRA oils are the most potent essential oils in the world.

Unfortunately, many companies dilute their essential oils for cost cutting or other unethical purposes. Consumers end up with an inferior oil, that may require they use several drops to achieve a desired effect, whereas 1 drop of doTERRA oil would have been sufficient.

Experience the potency:

  1. Place 1 drop of doTERRA Breathe oil (or your favorite doTERRA oil) in the palm of your hand
  2. Rub your hands together
  3. Cup your hands tightly and cover your mouth and nose
  4. Breathe in deeply through the nose. Hold. Exhale through the mouth
  5. Say the word "WOW". You've just experience the potency and effectiveness of doTERRA essential oils

5. Safety

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.

Being able to use doTERRA essential oils safely internally, can have a tremendous health benefit.

Look for a Supplement Facts label on the back of a bottle to quickly know if the oil is recommend for internal use. Oils can be taken with water, in food, directly under the tongue or in a veggie capsule. Be careful not to take "hot" oils like oregano, cinnamon, clove directly under the tongue.

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.

6. Sustainability

doTERRA is committed to the long term access of CPTG quality essential oils. As more and more people start using essential oils, it's important plants and lands are not over harvested, farmers are treated ethically and fairly, and that long term plans are in place to ensure a sufficient sustainable supply.

To ensure that small scale farmers and harvesters in disadvantaged areas are treated ethically, doTERRA has introduced an initiative called Co-Impact Sourcing. Co-Impact Sourcing develops long-term, mutually beneficial supplier partnerships while creating sustainable jobs and providing reliable income in underdeveloped areas. doTERRA is committed to the ethical treatment of its suppliers by providing on-time payments at fair prices. Growers and harvesters are encouraged to form cooperative groups to share collective benefits and bargaining power while improving skills and capacity.

7. Giving Back

The doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation is working to empower people and communities worldwide to make a positive change. Through partnerships for global impact, matching support for Wellness Advocate Projects and by facilitating community development projects in Co-Impact Sourcing areas - people are empowered and lives are changed. Every time you order doTERRA essential oils you are directly supporting these organizations. Adding an extra $1 donation to each order we can change the world!

Corporate Partners

8. Innovation

doTERRA hasn't only raised the standard on quality, but has also launched several new and exciting ways we can use essential oils like never before. Through new and innovative oil-infused products lines, we can enjoy the benefits of essential oils in all areas of our life.

From skin care to supplements, hair care to home living, and body care to spa.

doTERRA Essential Oil-Infused Products

9. Affordable

One drop of doTERRA essential oil goes a long ways because of it's potency and purity. Also, most of doTERRA bottles are 15 ml in size. That means one bottle of lemon, for example, gets you 250 drops. That's about only .05 cents per drop!

Pennies per dose!

Plus, as a doTERRA Member you can enjoy 25% off retail pricing and can also participate in doTERRA's generous Loyalty Rewards program where you can earn an additional 10% to 30% back. For a total savings of up to 55%!

Become a member today for just $35 or for free with the purchase of any of doTERRA's great starter kits.


10. Continuing Education

There's so many amazing ways essential oils can be used, and new ways are being discovered all the time. doTERRA has a world renowned library of DIY blogs, studies and articles. Plus access to amazing reference guides, video webinars, events, social media tips and more. Join doTERRA today!

You'll always be discovering with doTERRA! 

About doTERRA

Founded in 2008, doTERRA was built on the mission of sharing therapeutic-grade essential oils with the world. After only a few short years of launching, doTERRA became the #1 essential oil company in the world and continues to be so because of its unequaled quality, education and innovation. Essential oils have become a common household name today because of these efforts. With over 5 millions members and growing, doTERRA essential oils continue to empower homes and changes lives around the world!