DoTERRA Essential Oils
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 sourcetoyou.com and get excellent, up to date information on testing and 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
- Step 2: Physical Testing
- Step 3: Contamination Testing
- Step 4: On-Going Stability Testing
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
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
Jennifer Eddins, SM(ASCP)
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!
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 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
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.
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: http://www.daysforgirls.org
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.
Life happens! It’s sometimes good, sometimes bad. Life is to run like a movie, going smoothly from one scene to the next. Or, like driving down the road; we know the hydro poles, trees, etc. are there but they don’t linger in our minds for long. It is when experiences do make an impression – something sticks in our minds and takes our attention, that an emotional charge is created. If we can’t work it out, this emotional charge may start to create challenges within our bodies, starting as an uncomfortable feeling – dis-ease. Left unresolved we may develop a disease.
As a Natural Health, Body Talk and Emotion Code Practitioner, releasing these trapped emotions and helping the body to address areas of disease is a large part of my practice. Being introduced to Essential Oils, particularly the 100% pure doTERRA Essential Oils, is very exciting for me. These oils are doing an amazing job of helping the trapped emotions clear. For example, the skin clearing blend (clear skin) or thyme helps to release anger and juniper berry helps to release terror. The oils enable the client to release these painful emotions without having to ‘revisit’ or ‘talk’ through the original experience. Empowering clients to work through their emotional challenges with doTERRA Essential Oils helps to free up our session time for other challenges that are not so easily addressed.
I am a manual therapist who offers a variety of treatments in my home. I have been offering these therapies since 2000. Recently I have included some essential oils in my work with the permission of my clients. Some people with super sensitive skin or with allergies opt for plain odourless oils or lotions with their treatments. Many of my sessions include a combination of modalities.
A drop of a suitable oil is often added to a pertinent pressure point while doing foot reflexalogy. The oil enhances the effect of the treatment itself. When doing deep muscle massage, Deep Blue essential oil has a linement affect which increases the effectiveness of the massage. Lavender, diffused in the treatment room helps with relaxation which is a plus with any treatment. Cedarwood essential oil helps stagnant lymph flow more freely when doing lymphatic drainage treatments. Acupressure and cranial sacral techniques, when needed, are usually incorporated with massage and sometimes an appropriate essential oil is applied to the focal area of concern.
I also offer detox by ionization foot bath, and aromatherapy massage.
BodyTalk is a safe, effective and non-invasive system that helps rebalance your body so it can operate as nature intended. Whole healthcare is designed by your body.
After I began working in healthcare settings in 1990, I realized the importance of Alternative Health when my shoulder impingement improved without ice and exercise after a BodyTalk session. I am thankful for the opportunities life presents. Later I felt inspired to help others and became a Reiki Master in 2005.
I use Doterra Essential Oils for personal health and in the Body Talk sessions to support healing of body systems. Some additional courses I have taken are Traditional Chinese Medicine, San Baio Acupuncture Class and AromaTouch Massage Class where I use Doterra Essential Oils. A BodyTalk client gave me permission to put Doterra Essential Oils on areas that were a priority in her session. A small amount of Doterra Essential Oils was put on and within a few minutes client was feeling changes in her body. She felt changes after going home and said “ that was the best session she has ever had”.
I provide distance sessions using Mindscape techniques for clients who are unable to travel to my clinic. Clients in Austria and Cuba were grateful for their distant session (client in Austria said “she felt like I was right there in person doing the session that helped her eye”… “I found out after the session with client in Cuba that she had eaten chicken prior to the session. This time she had no side effects from eating the chicken when other people had side effects”).
I have always held a strong interest in the incredible innate healing abilities of our bodies. It amazes me how we have the intrinsic capability to repair and protect against damage caused by external threats. I strive to continuously learn how to provide care and nourishment to bring ourselves to the most optimal state for positive, healthy outcomes.
When I started using essential oils I quickly came to learn what a valuable tool these gifts from nature are. One of my very first experiences with essential oils helped support my young daughter in a way that made a big impact on our family. At the time, we thought we had exhausted all options to help her, when in fact essential oils provided the most effective way to nourish her. This was so fantastic as we also knew we were not exposing her small body to harmful ingredients that may affect her in other ways.
Since then essential oils have become a staple in our home. They are one of the first things we turn to in order to support ourselves for various physical and emotional needs. There are some differences in the way we use essential oils with our children than ourselves due to their sensitive and smaller bodies. We have seen many positive outcomes and I believe they are an amazing resource for every family’s home.
I have been riding horses most of my life and can’t imagine life without riding! I am deeply connected with my mare. And have recently won two riding championships. In 1985 I was accepted into the RMT program at Sutherland and Chan Massage and Chiropractic School in Toronto. I completed the first 9 months out of an 18 month program. I continued to learn other modalities and practiced Massage since that time. I have studied Body Talk up to the level of Fundamentals 1&2, as well as the Access Technique. In the past 5 years, I have started using Doterra essential oils in the stable, at home and with my clients. They have truly changed my life and have changed the lives of people (and animals) I have shared with.