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You have chosen a great company to buy essential oils from. I have tried several and I trust doTerra more then any other company.
In my family we use essential oils every day. I have a pitcher of water that always has wild orange or lemon in it, they help our bodies process toxins and to keep us smiling! I use Balance which is an oil blend and lavender every night with my baby while we nurse to sleep, When she has a diaper rash I'm able to put lavender on her to sooth her.
What I like about doterra is that their oils are CPTG, Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade.
What that means is this-they are 100% pure natural aromatic compounds extracted from plants. They do not contain fillers or artificial ingredients that would dilute their active qualities. Proper extraction and quality control methods also ensure that their oils are free of any contaminants such as pesticides or other chemical residues.
In addition to being 100% pure and natural, the essential oils are subjected to further quality testing that ensures the correct composition of the active natural compounds found in each oil!
I love these oils because I don't have to worry about putting them on my baby and harming her.
I found this youtube video that you can watch if you want about what CPTG means-there are other videos but this is the shortest.
I hope this helps. I have been working with oils for a while and if you have any other questions please feel free to ask. I love helping people with them!
Have a great Thanksgiving.
I tried to go to your post but it would not open.
I have been using doTerra oils for over a year now with my whole family and have never had any negative effects. D you have specific complaints?
KistheMum, is that your website? How awful.
Thankfully, no, I have not ordered anything from them. Since I never got any feedback from my original OP, I figured there must be a reason. This would definitely be a good reason not to deal with them, in any capacity!
I'm glad I was able to help you save your money. Yes, that is my husband and I's site.
I really do recommend using essential oils for all sorts of things. I just think the environmentally and morally responsible thing is to buy from local sources. If they are not using chemicals or pesticides, who cares if they pay the government extra money to be labelled organic so they have to charge you more??
Some oils you will have to buy from overseas because they simply can't be sourced locally.
If that is the situation, I highly recommend this company: http://www.newdirectionsaromatics.com/
Their prices are very reasonable because they are not an MLM like doTERRA is.
I do not receive any funds for suggesting you purchase from them, unlike people who are trying to sell MLM on the forums.
There products are just as good if not better because the prices are so much more reasonable!! :)
Edited by KistheMum - 6/21/11 at 1:22pm
http://www.newdirectionsaromatics.com/ are selling oils that are not pure or real essential oils. They state "Sandalwood nature identical essential oil has a rich, balsamic, sweet fragrance with delicate wood notes.
Nature identical essential oils are a blend of natural essential oils and aromatic compounds. They are a great alternative to pure essential oils for providing an identical aroma for your cosmetics, soaps, and candles at a fraction of the cost. When compared to fragrant oils that are 100% synthetic, nature identical oils have fewer synthetic compounds, whilst offering a superior aroma.
Note: Nature identical essential oils are not suited for aromatherapy and therapeutic applications."
I want to work with a company that sells pure and true essential oils! I use and prefer Doterra essential oils.
I find it interesting the only posts supporting doTERRA are from parties selling it or their only post ever on the forum is to support doTERRA. I believe there are a lot of intelligent women out there who can see past the MLM marketing scam. I have never met anyone who endorses doTERRA who is not selling it or married to someone who is selling it. I also have never seen anyone sell doTERRA without putting down other products. If their product is any good and not a ripoff why do they need to put everybody else down to sell it? Enough said for me. We can all make our own decisions and live with the consequences.
I noticed that, too, which is why I never made the leap. I'm generally suspicious by nature, but when I posted the OP, I didn't realize it was a MLM scheme. Not that MLM = poor products, but it makes me leery if I can't find any satisfied customers.
I've only seen the DoTerra name here on MDC in this thread and on the list of reviewed products; never anywhere else.
I have been purchasing and using essential oils for 15 years now. I like Nature's Gift and Camden-Grey and have an order in the making at Mountain Rose Herbs - for online sources. I also buy in person at the local health food stores: Aura Cacia (I dislike their bottles, tho) and Now (decent enough quality for many uses). I have also purchased Amrita from a local spa (good quality at a higher than average price, but I got hard-to-find locally EOs). I purchased The Happy Soul EOs (online) a couple years ago and they have since changed over to Green Chic (or something like that) and their EOs are good for cleaning, but the other online places tend to be cheaper and/or have a better selection.
I recommend trying a very few EOs that you buy locally first and seeing how much you actually use them before adding to your supply.
I totally understand the distrust associated with MLM marketing.... it's weird at first glance and rightfully so, there are some screwed up companies out there. For me and my community doTERRA has been nothing but a godsend. I like that they guarantee the purity of the oils and I like that the company rewards me on my purchases by giving me credit towards future purchases. We formed a study group over a year ago to help each other lean about using oils. We studied together every Wed night for the greater part of that year and as part of our research we priced some of the other brands, concerned that doTERRA was super expensive. We found that ML to ML they are not that much more expensive they are often in bigger bottles (15ML) so it can look that way at first glance.
I actually did not put down any product. I simply stated a fact that I gathered from the website of the company you recommended. I am into pure essential oils where ever they come from. Not imitation aromas. If you are going to recommend a good essential oil source, at least recommend a company that provides essential oils made from real plants.
Yes, everyone should make their own decisions and if you are wanting to use essential oils with your family, purity and safety should be your biggest concern. doTERRA is at the top of their game when it comes to purity, efficacy, and safety.
I know tons of people that are not consultants for doTERRA, that love doTERRA. I also know of other essential oil companies that have good oils. I respect any company that goes the lengths doTERRA does to prove purity and therapeutic values. Unfortunately, there are not many companies that do go to these lengths. I am always hunting for good ones though, so please recommend them. I have recently discovered this company and will be buying some of there sample bottles to try. http://www.veriditasbotanicals.com/
The thing is doTERRA does 3rd party testing on every single batch of oil that they import. Bothe GC and MS test. Many other companies may do this test but perhaps it is in house or only done once a year or every 10 years. Also, doTERRA is not just interested in the best price or the biggest profit. They are interested in therapeutic value and go to great lengths to source the highest quality oils.
I would also like to point out that if doTERRA were a scam or in anyway a less than awesome essential oil product, why would hospitals like the Vanderbilt Emergency room choose doTERRA over all others?
And why would Doctors and scientists choose doTERRA oils as their subjects of study when proving the anti-viral properties of essential oils?
I noticed on their web site that they have 'free samples' so I ordered one. I will write a review on here when it arrives. I mostly use Mountain Rose Herbs for essential oils bur sometimes buy AuraCacia from the health food store so those will be the brands I compare them to, if I ever get the sample:)
doterra is so disingenuous with their claims of being better than other companies. I would give my home to any sale rep that can prove other oils have not heal like doterra. Or they are they have the only oils that can heal.
Essential oil have been around for centuries and have been healing people way before doterra. So please stop with the over sell.
You have good oils. However, your prices are soooooooo out of line. And why? Because you try to sell as the only pure.
That is really a lie. But, what ever. lol
Edited by Veronica63 - 3/17/12 at 11:21pm
Probably the reason you never meet doTERRA customers who dont also sell it is because the oils really, really work! When you buy a kit you automatically enroll as a consultant. That just means you get wholesale prices and if anyone else wants to buy, they go under you. I started out by getting a kit from my stepmom. I went in totally skeptical. But I ended up just amazed by how they were working, shared with my best friends and it totally took off beneath me. I didnt really do much but I was getting checks each week - hard to complain about that. People love them, they share and because of the way its set up you end up at least getting your oils paid for. Its really been a blessing to our family.
if you've used oils for years and you dont have an "wow! these are amazing!" kind of story, then you probably arent using good, quality oils.
I've been using essential oils for the past several years. The main ones I used were from the wholesale herb company my dad runs. They sell all over the world - I don't know if Mt. Rose Herbs buys essential oils from them, but I know that they do get some of their herbs from them, so they might use the same essential oils.
Because my dad works for the company, he's ordered oils for me with his discount. I used a few other brands a few times - Young Living and AuraCacia, but was happy with my (heavily) discounted oils - I'm pretty frugal.
I actually signed up for doTERRA because a business coach I had been wanting to work with offered that as an option (so she could build her team), so I had never even tried the oils before I got my membership.
When I got the oils, I could tell a pretty big difference between them and the ones I'd been using for years. The doTERRA oils smelled way better and worked a lot better (mainly the tea tree, peppermint and lavender) for therapeutic purposes.
I'm not thrilled that it's an MLM company - lots of inexperienced sales people have ruined MLM reputations over the years, so I'm pretty quiet about my membership. And my husband jokes that the Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade is a lot like Jeep's Trail Rating. But. They are pure and work really well.
In most cases, for cleaning and aromatherapy purposes, any essential oils will do. But for therapeutic purposes, I prefer doTERRA because of my own experience.
Hi Veronica63, I also use doTERRA but try to never "diss" another e.o. company. What I tell people is to read their labels. If it says "do not ingest" or "for aromatherapy only" then you know it's not 100% pure. If it's really pure then you can ingest it. The FDA standard for essential oils used as "dietary supplements" is GRAS= Generally Regarded As Safe. That is the rating that has been given by the FDA to doTERRA as well. However, the doTERRA creators and scientific team wanted a better grade by their standards. That's where the Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade comes in. I'm not saying that doTERRA is the only pure oil out there, I'm just saying we all need to read our labels.
BTW, I am a business builder w/doTERRA and I have plenty of people in my down line who have been consistent users, whether they are Preferred Customers, Retail Customers or Wholesale Customers that are not business builders. They just know that doTERRA works and they use it for themselves and their family's health. Happy oiling! (No matter which EO company you choose!)
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