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The DoTERRA Difference

How Pure are DoTERRA Essential oils?

DoTERRA has created a website called source to you. Here you can punch in the din number on your bottle of essential oil and get a print out of the test results on your specific bottle. Not the large vat that your bottle came from; but your specific bottle! How transparent is that? Check out and get excellent, up to date information on testing and purity.

The DoTERRA Difference

Unsurpassed Purity

DoTERRA oils are classified as CPTG. The term “CPTG, Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade®,” sounds technical, official, and impressive; and it is. There are no laws governing essential oils in Canada. Without an accepted standard for essential oil quality, doTERRA created its own; the most stringent in the industry, to certify that there are no added fillers, synthetic ingredients, or harmful contaminants in their essential oils that would reduce their efficacy. DoTERRA even goes a step further, putting all their products and the packaging through a battery of tests to ensure a long and effective shelf-life.

Utilizing its own facilities, as well as trusted third-party labs, each batch of doTERRA essential oils goes through an extensive CPTG process before it is made available for sale to ensure that the product you receive is of the highest quality, every time.

Step 1: Chemistry

Chemistry is the foundation of pure, quality essential oils. After the aromatic compounds are distilled from the plant material, it is confirmed that each batch meets the chemical composition standards using a combination instrument known as a GC/MS, or “Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectroscopy”, to guarantee that the chemistry of the oil matches the expected profile. The gas chromatography instrument separates the molecules in the oil based on chemistry, and the mass spectrometer identifies each group of molecules.

After GC/MS testing, the ratios between each chemical constituent are analyzed so that our essential oil experts can verify that each oil is in its most pure, natural form. Once a batch is determined to meet our chemical profile guidelines, it can then move on to the next stage of testing.

Doterra has been approved by the FDA as a certified Natural Health Product

This means that doTERRA oils have been subjected to the same testing as any pharmaceutical drug and have been proved to be safe for use. This is a time consuming and expensive process. Thank you doTERRA! With this in place, we are assured of their safety AND it is possible that your oils could be covered in your benefits package with your employer! Check to see if certified health products are covered. And refer to the approved claims list for the natural health number NHN for any particular oil. The list can be found here: APPROVED CLAIMS LIST

Certified Pure Tested Grade NHP - doTERRA

Natural Health Product (NHP) Certification

Many doERRA essential oils have been approved by Health Canada as a certified Natural Health Product (NHP)! This is a long and expensive process for any company to take and we are grateful to doTERRA for doing so and thereby ensuring the quality and safety of their oils. Being certified as a Natural Health Product means that doTERRA essential oils have been subjected to the same testing as any pharmaceutical drug in Canada. Hence you are ensured of their purity and provided with specific health claims from the FDA to help you and your family maintain and support your health. A Natural Product Number (NPN) is provided for the oils on the approved claims list. This number can be used with some insurance companies who cover, or partially cover natural health products. (contact your insurance company to find out more).

The testing process for NHP designation takes time. Eventually all doTERRA oils will be designated as Natural Health Products as the testing process unfolds and you will know which ones have been approved by checking the approved claims list. Here is a diagram showing some of the approved oils, their natural product number (npn) and how they can be used.



DoTERRA is a company backed by scientific research.


DoTERRA has a medical advisory panel!


DoTERRA has many research partnerships including:

Joseph M. Still Research Foundation
Brandon Wilde
Jennifer Eddins, SM(ASCP)
Oklahoma University

University of Utah Endoscopy Lab
Southern Adventist University – Lynette Aluoch
Essential Oil University

Doterra is the world leader in sourcing, testing, manufacturing, and distributing CPTG® essential oils

through a global network of more than five million customers.

DoTERRA has lndustry leading retention rate of 68%

compared to a direct selling industry average near 13 percent!

DoTERRA Humanitarian!

They are dedicated to corporate social responsibility as demonstrated through co-impact sourcing and the Healing Hands Foundation wherein DoTERRA works to improve lives and communities throughout the world. Many essential oils offered by doTERRA are sourced in developing countries, where the growers and distillers are often at the mercy of third parties. DoTERRA Co-Impact Sourcing helps create coalitions of growers and distillers that ensure local communities receive fair and timely payments to support their families and communities. The Healing Hands foundation has been involved in many projects such as: Clean water projects, building and renovating schools and medical clinics, improving community infrastructure, health and hygiene education, micro loan programs providing renewable funding for entrepreneurs in developing communities, and partnerships to end child-trafficking.

Forbes ranks doTERRA #10 as America’s best emloyers in 2016.


David Sterling and Natalie VandenbergDavid Sterling is the CEO of DoTERRA

I had the pleasure of sitting with him for dinner at the Canadian Launch in June 2016.  He was knowledgeable, charismatic, and genuine. His love for people and the company was evident. His commitment to doTERRA and his concern for advocates was sincere.

“DoTERRA is more than a growing company of Wellness Advocates and employees. We are a family. We appreciate this recognition from Forbes as it is a reflection of the environment we work to cultivate in every aspect of the business. This selection, based on our employees feeling inspired, secure, understood, and needed, is aligned with our values companywide. As we grow, we will continue to build on our unique culture by retaining and rewarding the best and most passionate employees to support our ever-growing number of Wellness Advocates who educate about our products every day.” David Sterling

Humanitarian Works

Operation Underground Railroad

Abolishing Child Sex Trafficking

The doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation™ is proud to be partnering with Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R. Rescue) to bring healing and hope to the world. O.U.R. Rescue exists to rescue children from sex trafficking by utilizing some of the world’s experts in extraction operations and anti-child trafficking efforts.

O.U.R. Rescue’s Jump Team, consisting of former CIA, Navy SEALs, and Special Ops operatives, lead coordinated identification and extraction efforts to rescue children being trafficked for sex. To ensure perpetuity and sustainability of these extraction efforts, O.U.R. Rescue works with law enforcement in the countries where they rescue children to ensure that everything is done legally and with the support of the local authorities.

The children rescued from these extraction efforts are then rehabilitated by O.U.R. Rescue’s aftercare program, and the perpetrators are arrested, tried, and convicted to ensure that they don’t traffic children again.

For more information about O.U.R. Rescue, visit their website at

Days for Girls

Empowering girls Around the World

The doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation™ is proud to partner with Days for Girls. By partnering with organizations like Days for Girls, the Healing Hands Foundation seeks to bring healing and hope to the world and to make possible lives free of disease and poverty.

Days for Girls was founded in 2008 to create a more dignified, free, and educated world through access to lasting feminine hygiene solutions. They seek to help women and girls discover their potential and self-worth. Women and girls in the program are taught that they are equal participants and agents of social change and are given opportunities to thrive, grow, and contribute to their communities’ betterment while ensuring quality, sustainable feminine hygiene.

Days for Girls works to provide every girl in the world the education, safety, and dignity that she deserves, through direct distribution of sustainable feminine hygiene kits.  Days for Girls has partnered with nonprofit groups and organizations to raise awareness and help communities around the world start their own programs.

Thanks to a global grassroots network of thousands of volunteers and supporters on six continents, Days for Girls has reached women and girls in 75 countries.

For more information check out the link:

Mentors International

International Micro-Lending

The doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation™ is proud to be partners with the micro-lending organization, Mentors International. Providing credit to those who would otherwise not have financing opportunities or whose only lending options are with unethical and even dangerous lenders, the microcredit fund helps lift the poor from poverty while elevating communities through economic development.

Mentors International was founded in 1990 and works in developing countries to alleviate extreme poverty. This goal is accomplished by helping the hardworking poor grow small business enterprises using the principles of microcredit and self-reliance—a “hand up” not a “handout.”entors International provides start-up support, training, and loan capital for its partner organizations. Since the inception of the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation’s partnership with Mentors International, millions of individuals in developing countries have broken the cycle of poverty and learned to make a difference in their communities through the formation of small businesses with loans managed by Mentors International. Mentors International extends loans to people of all creeds and faiths and strives to mentor clients with proven business principles to ensure prolonged success.

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