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the Essential Oils
Everyone is Raving About

doTERRA is the most researched and most trusted essential oil company in the world.
When you want results with oils, choose doTERRA.

Explore the Starter Kits ➝
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the Essential Oils
Everyone is Raving

about

doTERRA is the most researched and most trusted essential oil company in the world.
When you want results with oils, choose doTERRA.

Explore the Starter Kits ➝
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the Essential Oils

Everyone is Raving About

doTERRA is the most researched and most trusted essential oil company in the world.
When you want results with oils, choose doTERRA.

Explore the Starter Kits ➝
 

Hi! I'm Erica.

I AM ALL ABOUT PURE ESSENTIAL OILS THAT YOU CAN TRUST

I know getting started with oils can be frustrating and overwhelming (been there, done that!). But the good news is that it doesn’t have to be.  I’ve helped thousands of people simplify essential oils by showing them how to use them in a straightforward and easy way. 

My goal is to help you find your own natural cadence so that using oils is an organic experience that you confidently initiate on a regular basis. That’s how you soak up all of their powerful benefits! And the first place to start is investing in the perfect essential oil kit for you. 

I highly recommend doTERRA oils for many reasons. This is the brand that our family trusts and the two starter kits options below are my favorites. When you choose to enroll with any doTERRA starter kit I’ll also send you extra freebies (more details below).

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Hi! I'm Erica.

I AM ALL ABOUT PURE ESSENTIAL OILS THAT YOU CAN TRUST

I know getting started with oils can be frustrating and overwhelming (been there, done that!). But the good news is that it doesn’t have to be.  I’ve helped thousands of people simplify essential oils by showing them how to use them in a straightforward and easy way. 

My goal is to help you find your own natural cadence so that using oils is an organic experience that you confidently initiate on a regular basis. That’s how you soak up all of their powerful benefits! And the first place to start is investing in the perfect essential oil kit for you. 

I highly recommend doTERRA oils for many reasons. This is the brand that our family trusts and the two starter kits options below are my favorites. When you choose to enroll with any doTERRA starter kit I’ll also send you extra freebies (more details below).

The doTERRA starter kits that I recommend

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The Healthy Start Kit

This kit is a budget-friendly kit, perfectly suited for the person that just wants to get started with the basics: oils and a diffuser.  

With this kit you get, 5 mL doTERRA bottles of 10 of the most popular and widely used essential oils: Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, Melaleuca, Oregano, Peppermint, doTERRA Breathe (Respiratory Blend), doTERRA Deep Blue (Tension Blend), doTERRA DigestZen (Digestive Blend) and doTERRA OnGuard (Immune Boosting Blend). 

It also comes with the Brevi Diffuser so that you can enjoy the benefits of essential oils while you work, play with your kids, fold laundry or watch a favorite show.

When you order this kit, I’ll also send you a diffuser booklet with more than 80 done-for-you recipes as well as a DIY recipe booklet.

Total Value: $233
Investment: $160
Total Savings: $73

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The Healthy Start Kit Plus +

This kit is for the person that wants to get started with the basics but also add a few game changing products to their essential oils experience.

The Healthy Start Kit Plus comes with 5 mL bottles of 10 of the most popular and widely used essential oils: Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, Melaleuca, Oregano, Peppermint, doTERRA Breathe (Respiratory Blend), doTERRA Deep Blue (Tension Blend), doTERRA DigestZen (Digestive Blend) and doTERRA OnGuard (Immune Boosting Blend).

It also comes with the Brevi Diffuser so that you can enjoy the benefits of essential oils no matter what you’re doing.

When you order this kit plus all of the add-on products below, I’ll also send you a diffuser booklet with more than 80 done-for-you recipes, a DIY recipe booklet and an essential oil carrying case.

Add on the products below to enhance your oils experience:

  • Fractionated Coconut Oil - the best carrier oil for perfect dilution and topical absorption

  • Wild Orange - the “Good Vibes” oil for promoting energy and boosting immunity

  • Serenity - the “Sleepy Time” blend for getting your best beauty sleep

  • Balance - the grounding blend to curb feelings of overwhelm on your most challenging days

  • OnGuard Sanitizing Mist - essential oil infused hand sanitizer - a family favorite I don’t leave home without!

Total Value: $362
Investment: $235
Total Savings: $127

Get My Kit
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The Healthy Start Kit

This kit is a budget-friendly kit, perfectly suited for the person that just wants to get started with the basics: oils and a diffuser.  

With this kit you get, 5 mL doTERRA bottles of 10 of the most popular and widely used essential oils: Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, Melaleuca, Oregano, Peppermint, doTERRA Breathe (Respiratory Blend), doTERRA Deep Blue (Tension Blend), doTERRA DigestZen (Digestive Blend) and doTERRA OnGuard (Immune Boosting Blend). 

It also comes with the Brevi Diffuser so that you can enjoy the benefits of essential oils while you work, play with your kids, fold laundry or watch a favorite show.

When you order this kit, I’ll also send you a diffuser booklet with more than 80 done-for-you recipes as well as a DIY recipe booklet.

Total Value: $233
Investment: $160
Total Savings: $73

Get My Kit
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The Healthy Start Kit Plus +

This kit is for the person that wants to get started with the basics but also add a few game changing products to their essential oils experience.

The Healthy Start Kit Plus comes with 5 mL bottles of 10 of the most popular and widely used essential oils: Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, Melaleuca, Oregano, Peppermint, doTERRA Breathe (Respiratory Blend), doTERRA Deep Blue (Tension Blend), doTERRA DigestZen (Digestive Blend) and doTERRA OnGuard (Immune Boosting Blend).

It also comes with the Brevi Diffuser so that you can enjoy the benefits of essential oils no matter what you’re doing.

When you order this kit plus all of the add-on products below, I’ll also send you a diffuser booklet with more than 80 done-for-you recipes, a DIY recipe booklet and an essential oil carrying case.

Add on the products below to enhance your oils experience:

  • Fractionated Coconut Oil - the best carrier oil for perfect dilution and topical absorption

  • Wild Orange - the “Good Vibes” oil for promoting energy and boosting immunity

  • Serenity - the “Sleepy Time” blend for getting your best beauty sleep

  • Balance - the grounding blend to curb feelings of overwhelm on your most challenging days

  • OnGuard Sanitizing Mist - essential oil infused hand sanitizer - a family favorite I don’t leave home without!

Total Value: $362
Investment: $235
Total Savings: $127

Get My Kit

How it Works

doTERRA is a membership based company. When you’re a member you get access to all of the essential oils and products at the lowest price. Think of it like a Costco or Sam’s Club Membership where you invest an annual fee ($35 with doTERRA) and you get to shop all of the discounted products. 

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How it Works

doTERRA is a membership based company. When you’re a member you get access to all of the essential oils and products at the lowest price. Think of it like a Costco or Sam’s Club Membership where you invest an annual fee ($35 with doTERRA) and you get to shop all of the discounted products. 

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You have the freedom to do what you want.

There are no monthly orders or minimums required with doTERRA. You can totally join as a member and then just order whatever you want, whenever you want with no obligation. 

You also get support from ME and my team:

  • Free Essential Oil Onboarding Training
  • Free Essential Oil Kickstart Consult 

And more!

Here’s what you get with the  membership:

  • 25% off all the essential oils and products
  • No hidden fees, obligations or minimums 
  • Option to get free shipping on oils
  • Option to get free oils and product credits every month

How to get started

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There's plenty of ways to get started. From ordering your oils à la carte (ooh la la) or by getting all the starter kit goodies at doTERRA with the membership fee waived (best value), you've got options. So what are you waiting for? There's no better moment than right now to grab a kit that's perfectly suited for you and your unique needs.

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Option 1:
BEST VALUE:   doTERRA Starter Kits

doTERRA starter kits are the best way to join because they are premade with the beginner in mind. All of the most popular oils and products are packaged together in the doTERRA starter kits so that your essential oil journey is smooth sailing. Starting with one of the doTERRA starter kits also waives the $35 member fee.

Order a Starter Kit

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Option 2:
Order Your Oils à la carte

For this option, you invest a $35 enrollment fee and then pick and choose which oils you want. This is a great option if you already have a nice supply of essential oils and you have specific ones that you want to order. This is not the best option if you’re a beginner because you will be missing a lot of the essentials that you need for a smooth start.

Order à la Carte

How to get started

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There's plenty of ways to get started. From ordering your oils à la carte (ooh la la) or by getting all the starter kit goodies at doTERRA with the membership fee waived (best value), you've got options. So what are you waiting for? There's no better moment than right now to grab a kit that's perfectly suited for you and your unique needs.

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Option 1:
Order Your Oils à la carte

For this option, you invest a $35 enrollment fee and then pick and choose which oils you want. This is a great option if you already have a nice supply of essential oils and you have specific ones that you want to order. This is not the best option if you’re a beginner because you will be missing a lot of the essentials that you need for a smooth start.

Order à la carte

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Option 2:
Join with One of the doTERRA Starter Kits

doTERRA starter kits are the best way to join because they are premade with the beginner in mind. All of the most popular oils and products are packaged together in the doTERRA starter kits so that your essential oil journey is smooth sailing. Starting with one of the doTERRA starter kits also waives the $35 member fee.

Order a Starter Kit

How to get started

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There's plenty of ways to get started. From ordering your oils à la carte (ooh la la) or by getting all the starter kit goodies at doTERRA with the membership fee waived (best value), you've got options. So what are you waiting for? There's no better moment than right now to grab a kit that's perfectly suited for you and your unique needs.

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Option 1:
Order Your Oils à la carte

For this option, you invest a $35 enrollment fee and then pick and choose which oils you want. This is a great option if you already have a nice supply of essential oils and you have specific ones that you want to order. This is not the best option if you’re a beginner because you will be missing a lot of the essentials that you need for a smooth start.

Order à la carte

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Option 2:
Join with One of the doTERRA Starter Kits

doTERRA starter kits are the best way to join because they are premade with the beginner in mind. All of the most popular oils and products are packaged together in the doTERRA starter kits so that your essential oil journey is smooth sailing. Starting with one of the doTERRA starter kits also waives the $35 member fee.

Order a Starter Kit

HOW TO ORDER

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Order Your Oils

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Ordering your dotERRA oils is super easy. There are a few special instructions that you need to follow so please read below and go through each step. Once you get enrolled I’ll be in touch with the bonuses that I promised. Enjoy your new oils!

Order Your Oils

To go to the order page, click on the link above and then follow the instructions below.

Step 01

Select your country and language.

Step 02

Fill in the form. Do not select a co-applicant unless you want someone else to share your account.

Step 03

To get support from me as well as the bonuses I promised, please ensure my enroller ID is in the sponsor area: 2047930

Step 04

Confirm your information & move forward.

Step 05

If you are ordering a kit, choose one that you would like. This will waive the $35 enrollment fee.

If you are ordering à la carte you will need to add the introductory packet (may also be called doTERRA Essentials Booklet) to your cart.

Step 06

If you are ordering a kit here is where you have the opportunity to add more products.

If you are ordering the Healthy Start Kit Plus you’ll need to add the following items:

  • Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • Wild Orange
  • Serenity
  • Balance
  • OnGuard Sanitizing Mist
  • Step 07

    Follow the prompts to a secure checkout. 

    doTerra Starter Kit & Membership

    Should I Invest in a doTERRA Enrollment Kit?

    If you’re new to doTERRA essential oils you may have already been thinking about investing into a doTERRA Enrollment Kit. If you’re still on the fence about doTERRA, I've included all the details and questions I typically get asked below.

    One of the things I hear frequently from women that are interested in using essential oils is that they don’t want to be overwhelmed! And learning about tons of different essential oils and what they do can feel, well...overwhelming. If you’re like me you have enough going on as it is and zero time for memorizing a bunch of essential oils and their uses. 

    This is why investing in a doTERRA enrollment kit is a wise idea and a great option. When you choose one of many doTERRA kits to start your essential oils journey there are many benefits. But before we get into all the perks of a doTERRA enrollment kit, let’s first review what a doTERRA membership entails.

    DOTERRA MEMBERSHIP

    There’s a lot of *stuff* out there on the internet about what it means to have a doTERRA membership - much of it from people that aren’t even doTERRA members! So, to set the record straight I’m going to review everything you need to know about having a doTERRA wholesale membership:

    01 - doTERRA is Like a Club

    You’ve probably heard of Costco or Sam’s Club, right? You pay a fee annually in order to shop there. And then when you get inside they have special deals and discounts on various products. Your doTERRA membership works the same way.

    You invest $35 one time (I’ll share how to bypass this later) and you get all the lowest prices on the essential oils as well as other membership perks like earning points in their Loyalty Program.

    02 - You Don’t Have to Order Every Month

    Some people think that you have to order essential oils every month to be a doTERRA member. Not true. You order whatever you want whenever you want. There’s no monthly order obligations or minimums that are required.

    Should I Invest in a doTERRA Enrollment Kit?

    If you’re new to doTERRA essential oils you may have already been thinking about investing into a doTERRA Enrollment Kit. If you’re still on the fence about doTERRA, I've included all the details and questions I typically get asked below.

    One of the things I hear frequently from women that are interested in using essential oils is that they don’t want to be overwhelmed! And learning about tons of different essential oils and what they do can feel, well...overwhelming. If you’re like me you have enough going on as it is and zero time for memorizing a bunch of essential oils and their uses. 

    This is why investing in a doTERRA enrollment kit is a wise idea and a great option. When you choose one of many doTERRA kits to start your essential oils journey there are many benefits. But before we get into all the perks of a doTERRA enrollment kit, let’s first review what a doTERRA membership entails.

    03 - Selling Essential Oils is Not Part of the Membership

    Yes, there’s lots of people that are doTERRA distributors - but they do so by choice. The reality is that most people that have a doTERRA membership are customers that just want to buy essential oils from a reputable company. There’s no rule that you have to sell doTERRA to be a member.

    04 - There’s Lots of Perks to Being a doTERRA Member

    Not only are you getting essential oils from the most reputable essential oil company in the world, but there’s perks involved too. If you decide that you want to order every month you can participate in the Loyalty Program where you earn points on every dollar you invest to get free oils, access to member only sales and even a free essential oil of the month.

    05 - You Can Bypass the $35 Enrollment Fee

    The way to do that is to invest in one of the doTERRA starter kits I’ve mentioned on this page.

    06 - You Get Free Oil on Your Anniversary

    After your initial enrollment your doTERRA membership will renew each year. The renewal fee is $25 and they send a free bottle of Peppermint Essential Oil (hello energy!) with each renewal.  Totally worth it.

    DOTERRA MEMBERSHIP

    There’s a lot of *stuff* out there on the internet about what it means to have a doTERRA membership - much of it from people that aren’t even doTERRA members! So, to set the record straight I’m going to review everything you need to know about having a doTERRA wholesale membership:

    01 - doTERRA is Like a Club

    You’ve probably heard of Costco or Sam’s Club, right? You pay a fee annually in order to shop there. And then when you get inside they have special deals and discounts on various products. Your doTERRA membership works the same way.

    You invest $35 one time (I’ll share how to bypass this later) and you get all the lowest prices on the essential oils as well as other membership perks like earning points in their Loyalty Program.

    02 - You Don’t Have to Order Every Month

    Some people think that you have to order essential oils every month to be a doTERRA member. Not true. You order whatever you want whenever you want. There’s no monthly order obligations or minimums that are required.

    03 - Selling Essential Oils is Not Part of the Membership

    Yes, there’s lots of people that are doTERRA distributors - but they do so by choice. The reality is that most people that have a doTERRA membership are customers that just want to buy essential oils from a reputable company. There’s no rule that you have to sell doTERRA to be a member.

    04 - There’s Lots of Perks to Being a doTERRA Member

    Not only are you getting essential oils from the most reputable essential oil company in the world, but there’s perks involved too. If you decide that you want to order every month you can participate in the Loyalty Program where you earn points on every dollar you invest to get free oils, access to member only sales and even a free essential oil of the month.

    05 - You Can Bypass the $35 Enrollment Fee

    The way to do that is to invest in one of the doTERRA starter kits I’ve mentioned on this page.

    06 - You Get Free Oil on Your Anniversary

    After your initial enrollment your doTERRA membership will renew each year. The renewal fee is $25 and they send a free bottle of Peppermint Essential Oil (hello energy!) with each renewal.  Totally worth it.

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    The starter kits

    These starter kits take away all the overwhelm of getting started with essential oils. You can stop obsessing over what the “best oils are” to begin with and just grab a best selling kit instead.

    Hands down these are the best kits to get started with essential oils! You’re getting more than 2,300 drops of essential oil with all oils in each kit. That’s lots of oil and lots of benefits for your health and well-being. We’re excited to help you get started in the best way possible! You can explore the two different starter kits we offer below.

    The Healthy Start Kit ➝
    The Healthy Start Kit Plus ➝
     
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    The starter kits

    These starter kits take away all the overwhelm of getting started with essential oils. You can stop obsessing over what the “best oils are” to begin with and just grab a best selling kit instead.

    Hands down these are the best kits to get started with essential oils! You’re getting more than 2,300 drops of essential oil with all oils in each kit. That’s lots of oil and lots of benefits for your health and well-being. We’re excited to help you get started in the best way possible! You can explore the two different starter kits we offer below.

    The Healthy Start Kit ➝
    The Healthy Start Kit Plus ➝
     

    Here's why we love doterra

    01 - The Products Are Fantastic

    doTERRA is the #1 essential oil company in the world and they didn’t get there by offering junk products that nobody likes. The essential oils are the most potent, pure, long lasting oils I have ever used (and I’ve used a lot!). They consistently get results and with hundreds of options to choose from doTERRA is able to fulfill all of my essential oil needs. 

    02 - They Have the Most Rigorous Testing in the Industry

    One thing that doTERRA does not skimp on is quality. This is why the essential oils are so potent and they consistently deliver results every time. Their website reviews the battery of tests and quality control process each essential oil undergoes before it ever reaches you and me.

    03 - Indigenous Sourcing

    Sourcing matters. It affects the purity and potency of the essential oil and ultimately the results that you get. The majority of essential oil companies source their oils from a middle man who they must rely on for the proper care and production of the essential oils. doTERRA doesn’t source their oils from a middle man. They go to more than 40 indigenous regions around the world to get their oils straight from the tap. 

    We can’t replicate weather patterns, soil pH and climate from one region to the next. The region impacts the authenticity. For example, if we’re talking pizza, I’d rather have a slice from Italy than Pizza Hut. Same thing with essential oils. Give me the Lavender from France or Bulgaria. Not from a plant grown in Utah.

    04 - Intended for Therapeutic Use

    Many people are interested in essential oils as natural remedies for chronic health issues. doTERRA’s oils are intended for therapeutic use - meaning these oils are intended to provide a physiological or emotional result. Because the oils are so potent and powerful,  doTERRA is used in hospitals all over the US including Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. If you’re looking to get results, doTERRA will deliver.

    05 - Transparency

    I always love when a company lets me see “under the hood” with nothing to hide. doTERRA does this with specific batch reports. Every bottle of single essential oil is linked to doTERRA’s Source to You website. You can look up your specific bottle of essential oil and geek out on the chemical constituents in your specific batch.

    01 - The Products Are Fantastic

    doTERRA is the #1 essential oil company in the world and they didn’t get there by offering junk products that nobody likes. The essential oils are the most potent, pure, long lasting oils I have ever used (and I’ve used a lot!). They consistently get results and with hundreds of options to choose from doTERRA is able to fulfill all of my essential oil needs. 

    02 - They Have the Most Rigorous Testing in the Industry

    One thing that doTERRA does not skimp on is quality. This is why the essential oils are so potent and they consistently deliver results every time. Their website reviews the battery of tests and quality control process each essential oil undergoes before it ever reaches you and me.

    03 - Indigenous Sourcing

    Sourcing matters. It affects the purity and potency of the essential oil and ultimately the results that you get. The majority of essential oil companies source their oils from a middle man who they must rely on for the proper care and production of the essential oils. doTERRA doesn’t source their oils from a middle man. They go to more than 40 indigenous regions around the world to get their oils straight from the tap. 

    We can’t replicate weather patterns, soil pH and climate from one region to the next. The region impacts the authenticity. For example, if we’re talking pizza, I’d rather have a slice from Italy than Pizza Hut. Same thing with essential oils. Give me the Lavender from France or Bulgaria. Not from a plant grown in Utah.

    01 - The Products Are Fantastic

    doTERRA is the #1 essential oil company in the world and they didn’t get there by offering junk products that nobody likes. The essential oils are the most potent, pure, long lasting oils I have ever used (and I’ve used a lot!). They consistently get results and with hundreds of options to choose from doTERRA is able to fulfill all of my essential oil needs. 

    02 - They Have the Most Rigorous Testing in the Industry

    One thing that doTERRA does not skimp on is quality. This is why the essential oils are so potent and they consistently deliver results every time. Their website reviews the battery of tests and quality control process each essential oil undergoes before it ever reaches you and me.

    03 - Indigenous Sourcing

    06 - Supporting Communities Around the World

    As they source essential oils from their indigenous regions, they are also creating new markets in underprivileged nations. Their goal is to create mutually beneficial relationships with developing countries by providing long term work and a consistent source of income. Everytime I invest into my health with doTERRA I know I’m supporting other communities around the world. 

    If this resonates with you, I encourage you to get started with one of doTERRA’s Starter Kits.

    04 - Intended for Therapeutic Use

    Many people are interested in essential oils as natural remedies for chronic health issues. doTERRA’s oils are intended for therapeutic use - meaning these oils are intended to provide a physiological or emotional result. Because the oils are so potent and powerful,  doTERRA is used in hospitals all over the US including Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. If you’re looking to get results, doTERRA will deliver.

    05 - Transparency

    I always love when a company lets me see “under the hood” with nothing to hide. doTERRA does this with specific batch reports. Every bottle of single essential oil is linked to doTERRA’s Source to You website. You can look up your specific bottle of essential oil and geek out on the chemical constituents in your specific batch.

    06 - Supporting Communities Around the World

    As they source essential oils from their indigenous regions, they are also creating new markets in underprivileged nations. Their goal is to create mutually beneficial relationships with developing countries by providing long term work and a consistent source of income. Everytime I invest into my health with doTERRA I know I’m supporting other communities around the world. 

    If this resonates with you, I encourage you to get started with one of doTERRA’s Starter Kits.

    Sourcing matters. It affects the purity and potency of the essential oil and ultimately the results that you get. The majority of essential oil companies source their oils from a middle man who they must rely on for the proper care and production of the essential oils. doTERRA doesn’t source their oils from a middle man. They go to more than 40 indigenous regions around the world to get their oils straight from the tap. 

    We can’t replicate weather patterns, soil pH and climate from one region to the next. The region impacts the authenticity. For example, if we’re talking pizza, I’d rather have a slice from Italy than Pizza Hut. Same thing with essential oils. Give me the Lavender from France or Bulgaria. Not from a plant grown in Utah.

    04 - Intended for Therapeutic Use

    Many people are interested in essential oils as natural remedies for chronic health issues. doTERRA’s oils are intended for therapeutic use - meaning these oils are intended to provide a physiological or emotional result. Because the oils are so potent and powerful,  doTERRA is used in hospitals all over the US including Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. If you’re looking to get results, doTERRA will deliver.

    05 - Transparency

    I always love when a company lets me see “under the hood” with nothing to hide. doTERRA does this with specific batch reports. Every bottle of single essential oil is linked to doTERRA’s Source to You website. You can look up your specific bottle of essential oil and geek out on the chemical constituents in your specific batch.

    06 - Supporting Communities Around the World

    As they source essential oils from their indigenous regions, they are also creating new markets in underprivileged nations. Their goal is to create mutually beneficial relationships with developing countries by providing long term work and a consistent source of income. Everytime I invest into my health with doTERRA I know I’m supporting other communities around the world. 

    If this resonates with you, I encourage you to get started with one of doTERRA’s Starter Kits.

    SIX RED FLAGS TO AVOID

    WHEN PURCHASING ESSENTIAL OILS

    01 - Oils that are Dirt Cheap

    The saying goes, “You get what you pay for.” And it’s true. It’s no different with essential oils. It costs a lot of money to bring high quality essential oils to market. From the moment the seed is planted to the moment the oils are harvested, each part of the process requires a lot of time, money and expertise. That’s not even counting the quality testing that should take place before each essential oil is bottled. 

    When companies offer premium essential oils like Frankincense for $10 a bottle, it should make you raise your eyebrows. It’s just not possible to bring a premium oil like Frankincense to market for $10 without cutting corners. 

    By cutting corners, I mean that the oils are adulterated in some way. Companies can adulterate the oils by adding a cheaper oil to a premium oil like Frankincense. Or they can adulterate by adding synthetics or fragrance (hormone disruptors) to more expensive oils so that they are more cost-effective to the company. 

    Sure, you’re saving some money because the oils are cheaper, but these same companies then go on to promote their oils as “100% pure.” And in the case of adding fragrance there’s more harm done because of the hormone disrupting factors involved. 

    Conclusion: Oils that are cheap in price are almost certain to be cheap in quality.

    02 - Oils that Are All the Same Price

    This is another really weird practice in the essential oil world. When companies offer all of their oils at the same price, I scratch my head, because it doesn’t make any sense. Lemon essential oil should not be the same price as Rose essential oil because authentic plants will not all cost the same.  

    I mean...you can’t even go to the grocery store and buy an apple for the same price as a red bell pepper.  So why would Frankincense be the same price as Lavender? It shouldn’t be. When you see all of the oils at the same price, they are most likely not authentic. 

    Conclusion: Oils that are all priced the same is a huge indicator that they are not authentic.

    03 - Oils Are Not in the Right Container

    There is a “right” way to store essential oils. Dark amber or cobalt glass containers are the industry standard. Essential oils are light sensitive so if they are stored in clear or light colored containers, that’s a red flag that the company doesn’t know what it’s doing. Glass is also the proper material for storing oils because essential oils can eat through plastic. 

    Conclusion: Oils that are not stored properly means the company doesn’t know what they are doing. Stay away.

    04 - Oils Contain Synthetics or Fragrance

    Synthetics and fragrance don’t belong in essential oils. Essential oils by definition are natural oils obtained from plants. If they come from a petri dish (like synthetics and fragrance do) than it can’t be called an essential oil. When you’re considering an essential oil company, take a look at the ingredient list. 

    For single oils, companies may just have the scientific name of the plant and that’s their way of saying, “This bottle only contains essential oil from this plant.” 

    Fair enough. But keep an eye out especially for the blends. This is where companies will slip in synthetics and even fragrance. Also, companies sometimes will use the words “Key Ingredients” or “Essential Ingredients” to describe their blends but this is just word-smithing to avoid revealing ALL of their ingredients. 

    If you have to get in touch with customer service or contact them for ingredients, that’s another red flag. Sometimes companies will do this because they need to “explain” why certain ingredients are in their products. Don’t fall for it.  Ingredients should be plainly listed with the product information.   

    Conclusion: Check the ingredients - especially on the blends.  Be wary of companies that don’t reveal ALL ingredients in plain sight.

    05 - Oils Don’t Have the Botanical Name

    Industry standard (and a sign of a reputable essential oil company) is to have the botanical name on the bottle. This rule applies for single oils, not bottles containing blends (multiple essential oils). 

    If the company has not listed the botanical name on the bottle they are not professional enough to sell to aromatherapists who would never purchase a bottle of oil that didn’t have the botanical name. To know what you’re looking for, it’s going to be a Latin name. Ex: Lavandula angustifolia is a type of Lavender.  Don’t buy from a company that is missing this important quality indicator.  

    Conclusion: Don’t buy oils from companies that don’t have the botanical name listed on the bottle for their single oils.

    06 - Not Enough Info on Testing

    Every essential oil company is marketing their oils as “100% pure” and “therapeutic grade.” But how can you really know if a company is taking the necessary steps to ensure quality? Instead of banking on vague promises like, “All of our oils are 100% pure therapeutic grade” look for indicators that show you HOW the company is fulfilling on that promise. 

    Do they mention testing on their website? If so, what kinds? At minimum they should mention a GC-MS test, but very high quality companies will go way beyond this. Not only that, but they will have dedicated a portion of their site to essential oil quality that goes beyond fluff words. “We ensure quality” is not enough. 

    Conclusion: Look for information that shows you how the company is committed to quality. The more specific the better. 

    So… how can you know that you’re getting high quality oils? There’s no easy answer. You have to look into the different options and do your research. This is why I’ve created an essential oil guide that reviews the most popular essential oil companies and I’ve graded them from A to F. Truly, there’s a very small portion of essential oil companies that really get it right. 

    After researching the most popular essential oil brands in the industry, doTERRA is the #1 brand our family trusts. 

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