We want to make this very clear upfront… not all essential oils are created equal. Just like the supplement industry, there are little to no standards on who can create them, where they are created, and where the ingredients come from. As with anything, pay attention to how the product was produced, and make sure it's not cut with synthetic additives. 

Going to Whole Foods isn't necessarily going to cut it–unfortunately even health food stores carry many oils that are only suitable for smelling... please don't ingest these. 

The therapeutic benefits of essential oils can extend way beyond aroma if you source from a company that grows conscientiously and uses third-party testing.

An essential oil that isn’t pure means you run the risk of putting germs, heavy metals, or adulterants onto or into your body, which can provoke irritation, adverse effects, or even sickness.

–Doterra, on oil quality

Since essential oils are an extremely concentrated product (and thus contaminants would be magnified), we made sure to find a source that we could trust. 

After a lot of research, we chose dōTERRA–a company that produces oils from sustainably and indigenously grown plants.

Keep reading below to learn more about this company's sustainable growers and rigorous testing practices. 

If you're familiar with essential oils and are already interested, you can buy products now at retail prices. But if you're interested in several oils, the enrollment kits provide the best bang for your buck.

Remember, you only need a drop at a time so one bottle packs a concentrated punch!


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dōTERRA relies on the expertise of botanists, chemists and wellness practitioners to ensure that their oils are harvested, distilled, tested, and distributed safely.

You can read more about their process and fair-trade practices on, and check out an overview of their testing methods here.


dōTERRA works with farmers and distillers in over 40 countries to provide essential oils to customers around the world. dōTERRA values the wealth of expertise local growers and producers have when it comes to the plants that provide essential oils.


The simple fact remains that you cannot replace the knowledge of these growers and distillers—many of whom have worked their different crops for generations.

–Doterra, on sourcing

There's so much more to talk about in terms of the power of plants and essential oils (as well as dōTERRA as a company), so look out for upcoming blog posts and free webinars.

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