How and why did I start using dōTERRA® Essentials Oils?

Someone asked me this after seeing my post on Instagram about using dōTERRA®. So, I figure if one person is asking this question, most likely someone else might be wondering as well.

It all started when I found out my daughter was sick and that, among many things, we needed to remove gluten and dairy from our diets. For a family that dines out often because Momma doesn’t like to cook, it required a lot of research on my part for new recipes. I learned quickly that I could just use Paleo friendly recipes and I would be safe. So, I started following a few Paleo bloggers for their recipes and quickly learned that many of them used essential oils. They often shared oils and blend recipes they would use to manage minor illnesses or injuries to promote healing and to support their immune systems. I was very intrigued by this as my daughter was no longer allowed to take certain medications and needed to stay away from others to support a healthy gut environment, protecting her healthy gut bacteria. Many of them spoke about the empowerment of being a home healer and that excited me!

I learned about a variety of essential oil brands through each of the bloggers. However, I decided to begin my own research to determine what I believed was the best option for my family. I started researching the various oil companies that had been recommended by them and also reviewed all sorts of research they provided as to why they chose that company. This research took place for the better part of about 2 years. After all my research, I decided on dōTERRA® for many reasons.

I chose dōTERRA® because it sets the bar for the highest standards of testing. Currently, there are no regulatory standards for essential oils. Additionally, organic certification guidelines vary by country. Sourcing its ingredients from all around the world, dōTERRA® is unable to receive an organic certification that would mean the same thing in every country. Therefore, dōTERRA® developed an internal testing standard going far beyond an organic certification which requires verification by a 3rd party testing laboratory called Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG). This protocol includes testing every batch 7 different ways to ensure oils are pure and free from synthetic fillers that can alter their purity. This ensures the highest quantity of active beneficial constituents and the oils are free of contaminants and adulterations. The CPTG protocol sets the bar for quality, purity, efficacy, and consistency.

I chose dōTERRA®  because of their growing and harvesting methods. An optimal soil environment, proper plant care, and timely harvesting are necessary for oil potency. Using dōTERRA® essential oils are a catalyst to impacting many lives beyond my own through their Co-Impact Sourcing and the dōTERRA® Healing Hands Foundation. Giving back is important to me and what dōTERRA® does for communities around the world speaks volumes about them.

I chose dōTERRA® because of their business model and their extremely generous compensation plan. In addition to financial compensation, each month there is an oil of the month that can be earned for free. And, to sweeten the pot a little more, whatever you pay in shipping is earned back in points that can be used to purchase more oils. I like free stuff!

I chose dōTERRA® because of the importance the Founding Executives place on educating their Wellness Advocates. Their commitment to safe and knowledgeable use of essential oils is unmistakable and clear in every piece of communication. Not only is there a plethora of online resources to learn more about each oil and how to safely use them, Wellness Advocates all over the country provide classes everyday sharing how to use oils to help promote healthy homes. My team and upline offer many online, in-person, and telephone trainings every week.

For me, it was clear. Not one company came close to dōTERRA® in all of my research. It is one of the best decisions I have ever made for my family and am so grateful to be a home healer!

If you have any questions about dōTERRA® or are interested in becoming a home healer as well, send me an email! I would be more than happy to answer your questions and assist you on what promises to be an empowering journey!