One of the most frequently asked questions I get is, ‘Why did you choose doTERRA?’. For me, this is a super easy question that I could go on and on about. If you don’t have time to do extensive research on doTERRA or you are just looking for someone’s opinion that has been with the company for 4+ years, you have come to the right place. Let me help you understand why I chose doTERRA and will keep choosing them for years to come.
Let’s do a quick overview of some of my favorite things about the company and their essential oils, and then I will dive deeper into my top 3 reasons why I chose doTERRA.
1) The company sources from all over the world. Don’t worry I will tell you why this is so important later.
2) The oils are 3rd party tested, and the results can be viewed online at sourcetoyou.com.
3) The owners are absolutely amazing!
4) doTERRA donates millions to cancer research, and they work with hospitals all over the US.
5) doTERRA works closely with Underground Railroad and Tim Ballard to stop human trafficking.
6) Their Healing Hands Foundation is changing the world.
7) The community is amazing, supportive, and very educational.
8) The essential oils are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade, which means they are strictly tested for purity and potency.
9) If you would like, you can earn money by helping others get started with oils and educating them.
10) The promotions and free oils each month are amazing and a great way to build up your oil stash.
My top 3 reasons
Let’s talk more about co-impact sourcing and what that means. Co-Impact Sourcing is one of doTERRA’s main focuses since they strive to help people on both ends of the bottle. They are always looking for the highest quality of essential oils that can be sourced sustainably and responsibly in their natural habitat. If they are not able to find these practices that meet their standard than they do not offer that specific oil.
They not only want to make sure the environment is not compromised from the sourcing, but they also care deeply about those who are growing and harvesting the plants. Through their co-impact sourcing, doTERRA can guarantee fair and timely wages to their growers without dealing with a middle man.
More than half of the countries that doTERRA sources oils from could be considered developing countries. They are places where kids are not always able to go to school, women are not treated equally, and some don’t have access to clean water. These conditions are unacceptable, and doTERRA does several projects in these areas to improve this.
Through doTERRA’s Healing Hands Foundation they have been able to change even more lives in these developing countries. Schools have been built, and parents now have the money to be able to send their kids to school. Health clinics and improving infrastructure have also been main focuses for the Foundation, but the one I think we take for granted the most is clean water. Some of these villages have to travel hours every single day just to get water, and sometimes it is not even clean water. DoTERRA has been able to put in multiple wells for communities and ensure they never have to worry about having clean water again.
Sourcing is extremely important when it comes to choosing your oils, but so is testing. 3rd party testing with essential oils is, well, essential. You want to be sure that the essential oils you are using for you and your family are ‘pure.’ Even though your bottle might say pure or 100% essential oil, that is not always the case. Some companies take loopholes when it comes to purity and potency, and that is not something you want to deal with. There could be chemicals and additives in your bottle, and the label could still say 100% pure essential oil. Why is that, you ask? Essential oils are not regulated by the FDA, which means companies can put just about anything they want on the labels. This is why it is so important to do your research before jumping into a company you know nothing about.
Along with doTERRA doing 3rd party testing, they also have eight main steps that every essential oil goes through. The oil is tested several times before it ever reaches the bottle it will arrive at your home in; doing this ensures the oil chemistry stays the same throughout the process, and it’s never adulterated. By adding nothing, it in turn offers everything!
Every bottle of oil has a testing code on the bottom of the bottle. Go to sourcetoyou.com and enter that code to see the exact test results for that specific batch of oil. By doing this, you know exactly what is in your bottle and what you are using for your family. It makes it very reassuring that you are doing everything possible to help reduce your toxic load and that you are only using Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils in your home.
Lastly, when you become part of a company, or you want to commit to a product, I think it is best to always do your research on who you are supporting. The doTERRA Executive Founders are amazing people. When you get the chance to meet them in person, you can genuinely feel the love they have for people and what they are doing.
They put everything on the line to start this dream and look at what they have created since 2008. DoTERRA is now the largest essential oil company, and the company continues to grow. When I say they put everything on the line, I mean it. They liquidated everything they had in 2008 in the pursue to source the purest essential oils and to help the most amount of people become empowered. They went 13 months without income and made tons of sacrifices within their families, so they didn’t have to cut corners in doTERRA.
So you ask, why I chose doTERRA? Because they are impacting millions of people around the world and giving people hope. If you have hope, you have everything! DoTERRA is a dealer of hope!
If you are ready to start your essential oil journey today, I would love to help empower you and guide you through the process. Please contact me or check out our kits to get started today. Trust me; it will be the best decision you have ever made for you and your family!