I have used and worked alongside the medical field to incorporate essential oils into a balanced health plan. However, it wasn’t until dōTERRA showed up on my radar that I truly understood the dire need for using essential oils that are not only very pure, but oils that have an impact of how and where they are sourced.
The “International Sources of dōTERRA Essential Oils” map below shows you the many places that dōTERRA is sourcing their beloved essential oils. Where a plant is grown has a major impact on it’s constitution, which then determines the potency of the plant. Additionally, harvesting the right part of the plant at the right time is a major determiner in the quality of an essential oil.
After learning all this and then seeing their testing protocol, I must say, I was impressed. Here’s the 8 ways they test their oils:
- Organoleptic testing
- Microbial testing
- Gas chromatography
- Mass spectrometry
- Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)
- Chirality testing
- Isotopic analysis
- Heavy metal testing