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Why dōTERRA?

A Higher Standard

If you are looking to buy essential oils, you’re probably making some lifestyle changes—including swapping your traditional synthetic products with naturally sourced alternatives. So, what happens when the essential oils you buy still have the synthetic chemicals you are trying to avoid?

The truth is, not all essential oils are created equally. Many essential oils on the market are heavily contaminated or adulterated with chemicals, often in order to make the product cheaper. The classic phrase, “you get what you pay for” is true for essential oils, too. Cheap prices most often accompany cheap products, full of fillers and synthetic ingredients and additives. When you’re building a lifestyle of wellness free of synthetics, this isn’t exactly what you’re looking for.

Essential oils that are effective and pure are non-negotiable. Purity not only tells you the essential oil is of the highest-quality, but also that the essential oil will allow you to reap every benefit nature has to offer. That’s why, at doTERRA, we created our own industry standard for essential oil purity: CPTG Certified Pure Tested Grade®.

CPTG® essential oils go through a variety of tests that check for contaminants and verify the purity of the essential oil. After passing in-house tests, doTERRA essential oils are sent to a third party for further testing. doTERRA essential oils meet this rigorous standard, because quality is non-negotiable for us, too. When you see the CPTG label, you know you are using the best essential oils on the market.

doTERRA essential oils are different—and with just one drop, you’ll understand why.

How to Find Pure Essential Oils

Aside from passing the rigorous CPTG tests, how do you really know if the essential oils you are using are pure? Looking for the best essential oils doesn’t need to be hard, you just need to know what to look for.

Here are a few questions to ask yourself when considering buying from an essential oil company: 

  • Where do their essential oils come from? Do they sustainably and responsibly source their essential oils?
  • Do they test their essential oils for adulteration and contamination? Is this testing extensive and thorough?
  • Do they use third-party testing? Are they transparent by making these test results public?
  • Do they show their customers how to use essential oils safely? Is this safety and usage information clear and accessible?

Your family deserves the best essential oils. Ask the hard questions so you know what you are buying is worth bringing into your home!

Put doTERRA to the Test

doTERRA isn’t an exception to the rule—we want you to ask the hard questions about us, too. Here are our answers:

Sustainability and Sourcing

Every doTERRA essential oil is carefully sourced from regions where its parent-plant thrives. Once a location is identified, doTERRA partners with local farmers and distillers to create an impact that lasts far beyond the essential oil itself. This sustainable, responsible sourcing method is called Co-Impact Sourcing®.

Responsible Sourcing

Thorough Testing

doTERRA conducts CPTG Certified Pure Tested Grade testing on every essential oil and is willing to lose money by throwing away batches that don’t meet this standard.

The CPTG Standard


After in-house CPTG testing, every batch of essential oil is sent to third-party testers for further validation. doTERRA publishes every essential oil’s test results on the Source to You™ website, so you can (literally) see the purity of each bottle of essential oil you hold in your hands. Just find the quality ID number on the bottom of the bottle, and put it to the test yourself.

Test My Bottle

Accessible Safety Information

Safety and usage guidelines are printed on the label of every essential oil bottle, and further information about individual essential oil safety is thoroughly reviewed and published on each product shop page. Information about general essential oil safety can be found on the doTERRA website, so you and your family can use your essential oils confidently.

Follow Safety

More than Just Essential Oils

The doTERRA mission is to change the world one drop, one person, one community at a time. Through responsible sourcing practices and the efforts of our charitable organization, the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation Canada™, every bottle of essential oil has an impact far beyond your home.

Responsible Sourcing

No matter the cost, doTERRA makes it a priority to protect the environment and provide fair treatment to all harvesters, growers, and distillers when sourcing essential oils. This is called Co-Impact Sourcing, and it is a vital part of the doTERRA business model. Below are the eight guiding principles of Co-Impact Sourcing:

  1. Generating Jobs: Reduce poverty by creating and sustaining jobs
  2. Providing Fair, On-Time Payments: Offer consistent, fair payments to producers, including prepayments
  3. Building Supplier Capacity: Support farmers, producers, and distillers through training and financial support
  4. Sustaining Long-Term Partnerships: Provide multi-year contracts with growers and distillers based on solidarity and respect
  5. Ensuring Fair Labor Conditions: Create healthy and safe working environments, free from harassment and discrimination
  6. Promoting Cooperatives: Guarantee respect for the right for all employees and producers to join and form co-operatives
  7. Furthering Environmental Stewardship: Promote energy efficient technologies, renewable energy, and waste minimization
  8. Facilitating Community Development: Support community development projects in sourcing communities such as schools, health clinics, training facilities, and clean water systems

doTERRA is proud to encompass guiding sourcing principles that make the world a better place.

Humanitarian Impact

From the beginning, doTERRA wanted to be more than a business. “There are givers and there are takers,” says David Stirling, doTERRA Founding Executive, CEO. “We wanted doTERRA to be a giver.”

The doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation Canada is a charitable organization that seeks to support community development projects in sourcing and local communities. These projects include disaster relief; anti-human trafficking prevention, rescue, and rehabilitation; microloan program; and feminine hygiene education. 

doTERRA Canada Marketing covers all administrative costs of the foundation so that 100% of all donations go directly to aid.

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Cutting-Edge Research

As a leader in the essential oil industry, doTERRA invests in research and testing to remain at the forefront of essential oil science. Through partnerships with research facilities, hospitals, and universities, doTERRA is always learning more about the potential of essential oils.

“The doTERRA mission hinges on discovering and developing the most potent and effective essential oils,” says Dr. David Hill, doTERRA Founding Executive, Scientific and Healthcare Initiatives. “These studies are a demonstration of our leadership in essential oil scientific advances, as well as our commitment to ensuring powerful outcomes for families and individuals using doTERRA essential oils.”

Commitment to Research

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