Why Essential Oils?
They Address the Root Cause not just the Symptoms
6.5 trillion dollars is spent a year on global healthcare. Yet a lot of the time this money is used for dealing with the symptoms we are experiencing, but not necessarily helping us to find the root cause and to deal with it there. I love that essential oils address the body’s needs from the inside out.
They’re Natural, Effective and Safe
Conventional medicine isolates and extracts the active ingredients found in plants that accomplish their desired outcome, then they make a synthetic copy of these ingredients so that it can be patented (you can’t patent mother nature). Although the active ingredients have been isolated and can facilitate support for your body in a specific area, it can also cause problems such as side effects and built up resistance. What does that mean? It means although the drug may help you with headaches, it could cause side effects with your liver, and it’s possible to develop a resistance or even an allergy to that specific active ingredient like many people have to antibiotics. Essential oils are natures original solution. They contain hundreds of different compounds, providing complex and versatile abilities to combat threats without building up resistance. Another important note is that because essential oils are oils, they can pass through our cell’s oily protective membranes (outer walls) and help combat threats / support your body at a cellular level.
A Little Goes a Long Way
It takes a thousand pounds of oregano plant to make 1 lb of essential oil. One drop of peppermint essential oil is equivalent to 28 cups of peppermint tea. These oils are concentrated and you don’t need very much to support your body. In fact, applying 1 drop of essential oil to the bottom of your feet will result in every cell of your body being touched by that essential oil within 30 minutes. It’s incredible how potent the oils are and how one drop can do so much.
Why I Love doTERRA Oils
I don’t know if you knew this, but there is no governing body that regulates oils in Canada or America. There’s no guarantee that what the label says is in the bottle actually is and there is no requirement to disclose exactly how much synthetics have been added to dilute an oil.
doTERRA values purity and efficacy of their oils very highly and wanted to ensure that the customer could trust that what the label says is in the bottle is actually in the bottle. They also want us to feel confident that they will always have the therapeutic grade of each essential oil so that when you use the oils to lower anxious feelings or to help fight the occasional cold, they will actually help!
doTERRA is Pure and Safe:
doTERRA uses a third party, non-biased company that performs GC/MS testing to ensure that the oils are both pure and therapeutic, and they will certify them Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG). They test before distillation to ensure that the plants/fruit/resin are therapeutic grade (meaning they’ll actually support your body in the way it’s meant to) and are pure (no pesticides or bugs etc…). Then they test again after the oils have been distilled/cold pressed and have completed 7 levels of testing in doTERRA facilities (note, most essential oil companies only do 2 levels of testing).
During their second tests, they’re checking for purity and therapeutic quality again, but this time to ensure that there are no added fillers, synthetic ingredients, or harmful contaminants in the oils and that no one has tampered with or adulterated the oils.
doTERRA has Higher Therapeutic Quality:
They source plants from their indigenous locations (where they grow naturally) as science has shown that when sourced from their natural habitats, the therapeutic quality of the plants/trees/resin is much higher. I know some companies grow everything in the US to guarantee quality control, but I prefer that doTERRA works with the farmers to maintain quality without sacrificing their therapeutic grade.
doTERRA is Transparent:
doTERRA is the only essential oil company (that I know of) who provides the reports from the third party tests for you to access and read about online without having to put in a request to see the reports. Go to www.sourcetoyou.com and enter the batch number on the bottom of your essential oil to see the third party report written about the oil you hold in your hand. It’s instant access, you don’t need to request and wait for the reports, the reports are accessible immediately.
doTERRA is Cost Effective:
Most of our oils only cost 10c-14c a drop, and an average range of a bottle with 250 drops in them is from $13-$36 a bottle. Our most expensive oils (frankincense, $90 and Melissa $130) cost .36c-.54c a drop. Considering the oils are potent and you only need one drop at a time, a $32 bottle of On Guard (our immune boosting blend) could last for 8 months and would only cost $4.50 a month! Worth it to keep your immune system up during cold and flu season!
Even with Frankincense, one of our most coveted and more expensive oils, if you take about 2 drops a day (as recommended), the bottle will last for 4 months (as has been my experience) which means your monthly costs come to about $22.50/month. Not bad considering it helps boost my immune system, reduces inflammation, and supports my nervous and skeletal systems!
In comparing our wholesale pricing to other similar essential oil companies I have found that doTERRA’s wholesale pricing is very reasonable and affordable.
doTERRA Offers Thorough Education:
I love that doTERRA had classes I could attend to learn more about the top 10 oils, how to use them and what to use them for. This made sure that my purchase wasn’t wasted or left on a shelf somewhere. I have also since attended classes on how to get better sleep, how to boost my immune system and how to make my own non-chemical cleaners that actually work! If you’re interested in attending an event in person or online click here.
Their Humanitarian Efforts Are Cry-Worthy
Co-Impact Sourcing – Oils Sourced Directly from Farmers
They cut out the middleman, they let the farmers set their own wages, and they don’t penalize the farmers if they can’t meet their agreed upon “quota” for the year due to mother nature and her ways (lack of rain, too much sun etc…). They also ensure quality and safe working conditions for all of their workers. Lastly, although they require that the farmers don’t use harmful pesticides, they do not require an organic certification if the costs would be too expensive for the farmers and put the farmers out of business, which I really appreciate since my dad is a farmer in Canada and organic certification would put us into debt for generations to come. Most third world countries don’t have the “luxury” of debt, so I think it’s wonderful that they don’t require the certification, but they do ask for the best practices of organic quality.
From their website: “When doTERRA looks for sourcing partnerships, we deliberately choose locations where we can improve the individual, social, economic, and environmental well-being, while producing the highest quality essential oils.
As many of our essential oils grow best in developing countries, doTERRA is in a unique position to build and support ethical supply chains that benefit rural communities in need.
Oftentimes, experienced essential oil farmers, harvesters, growers, and distillers in underdeveloped areas are paid unfairly or taken advantage of, limiting their ability to escape poverty. Co-Impact Sourcing provides the tools needed to help lift these families and communities out of poverty and promote economic development. doTERRA adheres to additional Sourcing Guiding Principles when working in developing nations.”
The doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation® brings healing and hope to the world by providing global communities with the tools needed to become self-reliant. This includes programs helping young girls to learn about feminine hygiene, supporting communities with micro-credit lending programs, and combatting sex trafficking and SO MUCH MORE!
“In addition to sharing essential oils with the world, doTERRA aspired to serve people and communities with the resources they had. Initially, this meant donating to charities, fundraisers, and community projects. Now we partner with other charitable organizations and doTERRA Wellness Advocates to offer hope to millions around the world.” – doterra website
They Encourage a Wholistic Approach
I love that doTERRA doesn’t claim to be the total solution to your health. They understand that in order for us to experience total health we need to alter and focus on lifestyle choices like, eating right, exercising, resting/managing stress, and reducing our toxic load. With these foundations, we can make informed self-care decisions and take proactive measures towards our medical care. doTERRA has products that can support us in each of these levels of health, but overall, our health is in our hands! We have the power, and the decisions we make daily to either live a healthy lifestyle or not will largely impact our health. I love that doTERRA makes living a healthy lifestyle just that much easier.
The Natural Solutions Starter Kit Can Lower Your Daily Toxic Load by 40%!
I read an article the other day that said a survey conducted by the EWG and coalition found that “12.2 million adults – one of every 13 women and one of every 23 men – are exposed to ingredients that are known or are probable human carcinogens every day through their use of personal care products.”
They also found that the average person uses 9 personal care products a day that includes these carcinogens. An example of the average personal care product would be shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, deodorant, lotions, bath products, colognes/perfumes, and cosmetics. That means you are being exposed daily to around 129 unique chemicals that are harmful to you before you have even left the house! No wonder this topic made the components of wellness list!
With doTERRA’s Natural Solutions kit, you are able to use products that do not contain these harmful chemicals and experience a 40% decrease in your daily toxic load. You can also use other products that doTERRA has available to eliminate 95% of your harmful chemicals, the only thing they don’t offer yet is cosmetics.
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