It all started with a digestive problem which my wife and I were having. We decided to switch to a plant-based diet. This type of diet was a great way to enhance our digestive system since it’s rich in fiber, water, vitamins, minerals and lacking in hard-to-digest foods such as red meat, dairy, and eggs. However, we were still having some digestive difficulties and we found a plant-based diet challenging at first. During the transition phase to a vegan diet, our gut was colonizing the new bacteria it needed to aid in digestion, gas and bloating, but that wasn’t enough... we needed help. A friend of ours introduced us to dōTERRA’s essential oils. After a very deep introduction to the company and to some of their products, we decided to go for the 30day - CLEANSE AND RESTORE KIT. 30days went by and I can say we are now very happy (no gas and bloatness) and we also feel very different and more empowered as I learned more about dōTERRA and how they serve and educate others. Eventually 60days also passed and after intensive research, homework and also using more of their products I have some reasons to share with you “Why dōTERRA?”
1. dōTERRA is a company of integrity
DōTERRA was founded in May 2008 by 7 experienced business, wellness and essential oil experts. dōTERRA has no outside investors, the owners personally funded the start-up and own 100% of the company. This is something that really impressed me – they changed their lifestyles, took second loans, worked without pay, etc. so that they could keep out investors (aka decisions based just on money). DōTERRA is now THE largest oil company in the world and remains debt-free. As in 2015—doTERRA made over $1 billion in sales and in June 2016—doTERRA celebrates 3,000,000 Wellness Advocates.
Yes, the founders used to work for another large oil company – but they didn’t leave to start dōTERRA. That idea came later – and why not with their knowledge and experience? I don’t easily trust people, I’m naturally skeptical. However, I have really come to admire and respect what the owners did to start this company and what they’ve done since. Another key aspect for me is how family-focused dōTERRA is as a company.
2. dōTERRA is committed to quality and purity
DoTERRA is committed to purity. One of dōTERRA‘s competitors published a website which went viral via a link on the owner’s Facebook page. This site accused dōTERRA‘s peppermint of having a synthetic called ethyl vanillin. It was purposefully set up to be anonymous and untraceable, but it was soon obvious who was behind the site and the scandal behind the test results.
Thankfully, essential oil chemistry expert Dr. Pappas quickly refuted the claim. He does testing for many different companies, one of them being dōTERRA. He does not work FOR dōTERRA, they just utilize his services so he is very familiar with their oils.
This accusation later came up again on another site comparing Peppermint oil from different brands. Dr. Pappas’ response to those tests was a really fascinating read, calling into question the solvents used in their testing, their outdated methods, the small library used for analysis, the transferring of the oil to another bottle prior to testing, the possibility of a mis-identification of the very trace component, etc. You just can’t believe everything you read online! doTERRA uses cutting-age technology for their testing and work with some of the best in the industry to continue to make sure every drop is safe and effective. CPTG - Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade.
3. Making a Difference: Healing Hands
I LOVE that dōTERRA has a non-profit charity. It’s called Healing Hands and it’s funded by members, employees and the executives. They have the option to donate a dollar/euro (or more) on our monthly orders. They also fundraise in other ways, such as events or selling special products. Healing Hands has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars and changed many lives. More About the dōTERRA Healing Hands Foundation™ | Additional Projects in line here - https://www.doterra.com/US/en/additional-humanitarian-projects. This is my FAVORITE part of what doTERRA does.
4. doTERRA’s oils smell incredible
They smell so good because they are pure, high quality, optimally-sourced oils. DōTERRA is passionate about sourcing the oils where they are native, making sure the soil is prime, harvested at the perfect time, distilled for the ideal amount of time at the perfect temperature. This leads to a high quality, unique oil that will not smell like grocery store or spa oils. doTERRA also has many exclusives with their growers so their oils are unique and exceptional. dōTERRA’s oils smell amazing because they are so pure!
Speaking of testing …. this is one of the MAIN reasons I trust dōTERRA for my family. DōTERRA wanted to have transparent accountability so they created an internal standard called Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG)which is verified by 3rd party labs.
The name is a trademark but the standard is real and concrete. There is a lot of testing throughout the whole process (such as monitoring soil quality). Six tests are performed before the final product is bottled. And they test EVERY litre not just random tests here and there. All of the basics are checked first: sight, smell, taste and touch. Then they test to rule out any presence of fungus, mold, pesticides and any other contaminants. It gets more scientific after that so if that’s your thing check out this awesome post on doterrablog.com. What I know, from seeing the detailed way they handle the whole entire process, from the farmer to customer service, is that dōTERRA makes sure every drop is safe and pure.
dōTERRA is wonderful about providing hundreds of hours of free education, guidance, recipes and other support for both oil users and those wanting to build a business. (The business opportunity is very generous and well done too!) They have company-wide resources as well as some rich resources from our own specific team, like weekly webinars and reference books. The printed resources are wonderful, there are multiple Facebook groups and their customer service is OUTSTANDING. They can directly email for product support of any kind and there is a detailed PDF for each oil at doterratools.com. More info about the company, the oils and the business opportunity can be found on doterrauniversity.com. They want people to use and love their oils!
7. Co-Impact Sourcing
doTERRA searches the globe to find the best places to grow each oil. Then they team with the local farmers there, many whose families have been growing and harvesting that plant for generations. And not to buy them out, but to form cooperatives, teach them improved growing, harvesting and distilling methods, and drastically changing their quality of life. Not only do they pay them above fair wages, but but they often bring in the Healing Hands foundation to improve the community as a whole as well.
Ready to choose doTERRA? Ready to replace your medicine cabinet with all natural pure products? Ready to take your nutrition and wellness lifestyle to another level?