Though Pink Floyd’s last concert in 2005 was epic and he rocked London, these essential oils top the charts. I have 5 reasons, why, after using the top essential oil companies in the world and 'off the health food shelf' for 13-years, we chose to use doTERRA essential oils in our home.
Don't believe me? Put these oils to the test in your home!
Their Patchouli and Peppermint essential oil truly is incredible. These two essential oils are a benchmark because of how they smell. This told me that there was more to these oils than just “aroma” to cover up activities that do not promote full health like I had remembered from my trips to Portland, OR with my parents watching hippies doing their thing. No--- it may not produce flashbacks from your last Pink Floyd concert but will keep you calm, connected and collected, while protecting your body. Believe me-- there are a lot of companies out there doing this wellness gig just for a piece of the pie and not for the partnered growers, or their customers throughout the world. doTERRA did it differently and I noticed right away with these two essential oils and it peaked my interest. There are many discrepancies across the internet. Much of the untruth about the purity of doTERRA essential oils stems from a website that was anonymously published by a competitor of doTERRA. The accusation was that doTERRA’s peppermint had a synthetic ingredient called “ethyl vanillin” in it. Thankfully, the truth of this website came out and the website has since been taken down.
Dr. Pappas, a world-renowned chemist, that did the third-party testing for doTERRA and other companies at the time, of doTERRA peppermint essential oil, stated:
“As you can see from the report in which we looked at everything down to 0.01%, there is no finding of ethyl vanillin in the oil, despite what was claimed on certain other websites. So I guess it comes down to a matter of trust and who one chooses to believe on this issue. Before making that decision on who to believe, however, it would at least be prudent for one to become educated about many aspects of the report which claims to have found ethyl vanillin.”
Fast acting, safe and cost-effective, essential oils made sense for a family like ours who are on the go a lot. With 5-children, doTERRA has been an answer to our call endless times in various experiences.
Candles were ruining our home for their aroma. We found that candles were causing a film on our walls, our clothes had a funny smell and a few of us had developed a cough of some kind. Plastics are not meant to be in our food, our bodies nor our lungs, so why would we coat our homes, bodies, and lungs in a waxy build-up way? This kind of invasiveness acts like “aromatic plaque”, and it is harder to get rid of.
You see, “aromatherapy” is actually natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well-being. Inhaling the aroma from these "essential" oils is widely believed to stimulate brain function, but they cannot be the synthetic kind.
We must protect our bodies. The point of using essential oils is to reduce toxic load through informed healthcare options. This kind of partnering helps you to rise up and take healthy actions within your home and in your community as a healer that is grounded, like “Patchouli” rather than having a chaotic and crazy environment; which life will deliver us from time to time.
3. Us And Them
Ironically, Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters announced his newest gig on the road calling his tour “Us and Them”. It is about the haves versus the have-nots. Similarly, there are the haves and the have-nots in the essential oil world, too.
Those that believe everyone can use essential oils and those that still feel this is an exclusive club. Those that source responsibly and those that do not. Those that fairly pay on-time and those that do not. Those that promote cheap essential oils as “pure” and those that stick to the science and are higher in price for the quality. Those that say essential oils should only be used aromatically and never used internally, with limited topical use compared to their counterparts who say "yes" to using powerful essential oils aromatically, internally and topically.
The more I researched, the more strongly I felt about picking a high-quality brand and not one that was the most budget-friendly. Additionally, doTERRA is committed to educating everyone about essential oils and you do not need to be an aromatherapist to understand how essential oils simply benefit your health. This is what we were created to be--caretakers of our homes, our lives, and health. No matter what point you are on in your essential oil journey, doTERRA can help. They frequently hold educational webinars online full of valuable information as well, check the 'Empowered Life Series'.
4. Sustainably Sourced From Around The World
When you purchase a bottle of doTERRA essential oil, not only are you helping the growers and their community on the ground, but you can look up your bottle’s quality report yourself .
Every bottle will have access to a downloadable PDF with the rating. Pure, Fair-Trade and sustainable resourcing science are put into every doTERRA bottle. The company’s Co-Impact Sourcing Initiative keeps the company very transparent. I like this kind of integrity and felt at home from the day I sat down to open my first bottle of Peppermint and Patchouli.
This was really important to me. It is proven that a pineapple from Hawaii and the Ivory Coast are the most incredible on earth. Why would that be? Chemistry! The amount of sun, the hours of rainfall and the rich volcanic soil make the grounds for the juiciest pineapple your lips will ever touch. The same goes for herbs. However, essential oils are 60-70x’s more powerful than herbs. Fresh and dried herbs that come from where they originated are powerful in flavor, which is why the Chinese are so adamant about quality when it comes to medicinal and tea grade herbs. You see, doTERRA carefully selects and sources their essential oils from places that match the chemistry makeup the company is looking for so the growers maintain their integrity and the customer receives the best quality product.
Nature is very simple--one pure ingredient with thousands of components that make up their magnificent structure. I am a bit of a geek when it comes to the research and science behind essential oils and the emotional benefits of using them. The essential oil field is growing and I love how committed doTERRA is to further research, create jobs, think forward to holistic healthcare clinics where medical doctors can create an environment for empowering their clients to take charge of their health WITH the guidance of their practitioner. This is HUGE. Check out their science blog.
5. Charity Never Fails
The Healing Hands Foundation is dōTERRA International’s registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to improving lives through partnering with organizations that offer hope to millions around the world. Healing Hands seeks to bring healing and hope to the world, for lives free of disease and poverty, and to ultimately empower impoverished communities with the tools needed to become self-reliant. dōTERRA International, LLC provides for all overhead and administrative costs of the dōTERRA Healing Hands Foundation, ensuring that 100 percent of all donations go directly to those receiving aid.
Anyone has the opportunity to donate to the Healing Hands foundation every time an order is placed! I love that they work so much in communities and the lives in need. This aspect of charity is important to me personally and in business, especially a business that I represent. Watch this video doTERRA Completes 1080 Hygiene Kits for Days for Girls you will see what I mean.
My husband and I lived in Arizona for 20-years, one of the biggest human trafficking areas in the nation. Right under our nose, the evil that is prevailed for child pornography and human trafficking blots the valley of the sun with a practice that takes hope from innocent people leaving many to mourn. doTERRA’s Healing Hands cooperates with O.U.R (Operation Underground Railroad) providing HOPE to the recovery click doTERRA and Operation Underground Railroad Rescue to get an understanding of what really goes on.
In this little pocket of my world, this is why I chose doTERRA over any other company. After years of off the shelf and other top companies…. I came to rest here. May you find your heart and mind united with a vision for more like I did. Be smart and choose wisely, because when you do, you want a tribe of souls who will lift you and stand with you on this journey. I am convicted to get the simplicity of these gifts to everyone. We all must remember that our gift is our experience and it is up to us to share.
This type of charity will never fail.
Om Shanti, my green loves!