¿Por qué aceites esenciales de doTERRA?


Cuando usted escoge dōTERRA, está escogiendo aceites esenciales delicada y cuidadosamente destilados de plantas que han sido cosechadas pacientemente en el momento perfecto por agricultores experimentados de todo el mundo a fin de obtener la ideal composición y eficacia del extracto. Cada aceite esencial dōTERRA es también probado cuidadosa y exhaustivamente usando el estricto protocolo de calidad CPGT Certificado como puro y de grado terapéutico®. Los usuarios de aceites esenciales con experiencia reconocen inmediatamente el estándar de calidad superior que representan los aceites esenciales grado terapéutico de dōTERRA: seguros por su naturalidad y eficaces por su pureza.

Aunque la destilación de aceites esenciales incluye un componente científico, es también un arte. Los destiladores no sólo confían en sus años de experiencia, sino que además emplean tecnologías y técnicas modernas.

El método más común para extraer aceites esenciales es un proceso de destilación a vapor a baja temperatura. En este proceso, el vapor a presión circula por el material vegetal. Los aceites esenciales son liberados de la planta y acarreados por el vapor. Cuando se enfría el vapor, el agua y los aceites se separan naturalmente, y se recoge el aceite. Para garantizar la más alta calidad del extracto aceitoso con la composición química correcta, es necesario monitorizar muy de cerca la temperatura y la presión. Si se usan niveles demasiado bajos de temperatura o presión el aceite no es liberado; si se usan niveles excesivos se afecta la composición y la potencia del aceite.

Destilación por arrastre de vapor

La destilación por arrastre de vapor es la manera más común de extraer compuestos aromáticos (aceites esenciales) de una planta. Durante el proceso de destilación por arrastre de vapor, el vapor pasa por el material vegetal. La combinación de vapor caliente y presión suave causa que el aceite esencial salga de microscópicas bolsas protectoras. A medida que la mezcla de vapor fluye por un condensador y se enfría, se separa formando una capa de aceite y una capa de agua. El aceite esencial queda arriba, separado del hidrosol (agua floral), de donde es recogido.

Algunas personas han preguntado en cuanto a la diferencia entre las primeras destilaciones y las destilaciones completas. La temperatura para la destilación a vapor es usualmente entre 140 y 212 grados Fahrenheit. Puesto que plantas diferentes requieren presiones, horas y temperaturas diferentes, el uso de este método de destilación en particular hace posible ajustar la temperatura según el tipo de planta, por lo que resulta ser el método más eficaz y preciso para obtener los compuestos más puros.

 

Extracción

A diferencia de la destilación a vapor, la extracción, que a veces se denomina “presión en frío” no utiliza calor. En este proceso, el aceite es extraído del producto a través de la presión mecánica. dōTERRA usa la extracción para obtener de las cáscaras todos sus aceites cítricos, tales como naranja silvestre, limón, lima, bergamota y toronja.

La destilación apropiada requiere exactitud en la presión, la temperatura, el tiempo y las prácticas de cosecha, y cada uno de estos factores puede ser tan diverso como las plantas mismas. Un deficiente proceso de destilación puede alterar o destruir los compuestos aromáticos necesarios que forman el aceite esencial, dejando una sustancia muy diferente de la que se pretendía obtener y carente de atributos capaces de aportar a la salud y al bienestar. Por estas razones, los mejores artesanos de la destilación dedican sus esfuerzos y trabajo a unas pocas plantas selectas. Este esfuerzo enfocado desarrolla el conocimiento y la experiencia apropiados, ayudando así a garantizar la congruencia entre la oleo-química de la planta y su forma destilada.

Pure Essential Oils

If you’re wondering where to buy essential oils, you don’t have to look far. 

However, be careful where you look, because many essential oils on the market are heavily contaminated or adulterated with synthetic chemicals. If you’re buying essential oils, it means you want something completely natural and safe. Make sure that you don’t inadvertently buy something you think is natural but turns out to be synthetic. 

When you want essential oils that are safe and effective, the most important thing to look for is purity. Pure essential oils will allow you to reap the full benefits that nature has to offer, and you can be confident knowing that they are safe to use to use with your family. Remember, you usually get what you pay for, and essential oils are no different. 

Essential oils are everywhere. You can find essential oils at grocery stores, online, and even in your neighborhood market. With so many choices, how do you know which essential oils are best?

What to Look for When Buying Essential Oils

In a market where every company claims to have “pure” essential oils, how do you really know if the oils you’re using are pure? How do you know if the essential oils you’re buying are worthy of being used by you and your family? 

If you want the best essential oils, find out if the company you plan to buy from takes the following precautions to ensure the quality of their oils: 

  • Sustainable and responsible sourcing (Where do their oils come from?)
  • Extensive and thorough testing (Do they test their oils for adulteration and contamination?)
  • Clear and accessible safety and usage information (Do they show customers how to use the oils safely?)
  • Transparency (Do they use third-party testing? Do they make test results public?)

What Makes doTERRA Different?

When you use a bottle of doTERRA essential oil, you’re using an oil that is pure. There are no contaminants, fillers, or adulterations. The essential oil industry did not have standards to ensure purity, so doTERRA created one. 

Every batch of doTERRA essential oils goes through a rigorous testing process—well beyond what would be considered “good enough.” After that, each oil is sent to an independent third party for further testing and validation.

Pure Essential Oils Pass Tests

If the oil passes the tests, it’s labeled as CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade®. When you see the CPTG® label, you know you’re using the purest essential oils on the market.

Want to see the purity of doTERRA oils for yourself? Every single bottle of doTERRA oil comes with a quality ID. Use the ID number on the bottom of your bottle to view the third-party test results for that batch of oil by clicking below: 

View results here

More than Essential Oils 

It’s more than just testing that sets doTERRA essential oils apart. doTERRA works diligently to make a difference. Our mission is to change the world one drop, one person, one community at a time. 

Responsible Sourcing of Essential Oils

There are several ways to produce essential oils, and not all essential oils are created equal. Some companies choose to cut costs by using low-quality plants or adulterate their oils with cheap substances. While cutting corners might save an essential oil company time and money, it will result in a low-quality oil. 

Unfortunately, many of the production methods in the essential oil industry can also be harmful to the environment or result in the unfair treatment of farmers and growers. 

Where do doTERRA essential oils come from? 

Every oil sold by doTERRA is responsibly and sustainably sourced. doTERRA focuses on sourcing practices that will produce only the highest quality essential oils—no matter the cost. We make it a top priority to protect the environment during the production process and provide fair treatment of all harvesters and growers.

doTERRA created the Co-Impact Sourcing® Initiative and the following 8 principles to ensure responsible practices in all our sourcing communities:

  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 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

We take pride in sourcing the most pure, potent, and effective essential oils in environmentally and socially responsibly ways. Learn more at sourcetoyou.com.

 

Humanitarian Impact

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

To accomplish that, the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation® was created—a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that helps support community development projects in sourcing communities. These kinds of projects include funding for and building of schools, health clinics, training facilities, and clean water systems. 

The doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation also partners with a variety of other organizations to support disaster relief; anti-human trafficking prevention, rescue, and rehabilitation; microloan programs; and feminine hygiene education. 

doTERRA generously donates to cover all administrative costs of the foundation so that 100% of all donations go directly to aid. When you partner with the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation, your donation could save a child from human trafficking, repair a home devastated by a natural disaster, or help provide someone with access to healthcare. 

Click below to see how you can help:

Healing Hands Foundation

 

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, we’re learning more about the therapeutic potential of essential oils. 

“doTERRA’s mission hinges on discovering and developing the world’s most potent and effective essential oils,” said 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 safe and powerful outcomes for families and individuals using doTERRA essential oils.” 

Learn more about doTERRA’s commitment to essential oil research below:

doTERRA Science and Research

In addition to scientific research and academic partnerships, doTERRA is working to change the landscape of healthcare. Collaborating with many of the top universities and independent facilities in the world, doTERRA is at the forefront of essential oil clinical research.

We’re building healthcare clinics that focus on integrative care, utilizing both traditional and holistic medicine. This initiative is called Prime Meridian™, and you can learn more by clicking below:

Prime Meridian

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