My mother really likes doTerra essential oils. I think it has something to do with the fact that one of her friends sells them.
However, I do realize doTerra is an excellent brand, with a purity you can trust.
I’m not as totally sold on this company as my Mom is. But, when I send her presents for Christmas or Mother’s Day, I like to buy her doTerra, which appears to be her favorite aromatic label.
Are doTerra Oils Good?
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This company has really good oils. I’m most familiar with doTerra OnGuard. This is a five-oil germ-fighting blend. It smells wonderful and has a bit of science behind it. In the lab, it’s been shown to kill the influenza virus.
However, I don’t usually buy my own oils from multi-level marketing distributors. That’s because I believe excellent oils can also be found outside of the two large MLM operations. So I order my own oils from one of the non-MLM companies I’ve researched and trust. You do have to be careful. Essential oil fraud is a huge deal. So trust is really important.
DoTerra Oils Are They Worth It?
I do think both doTerra and Young Living, the two biggest aromatic MLM companies, offer excellent 100 percent pure oils. So I have no qualms about recommending either of these brands to my readers. I can assure them that they’ll be getting unadulterated oils that are safe to use for massage or inhalation. It’s just my personal preference to shop differently. The reality, when buying MLM oils, is that commissions are a part of the package.
Are doTerra Oils Therapeutic Grade?
DoTerra oils are considered to be “therapeutic grade.” Actually, this appears to be little more than a marketing term, and, according to one published report, was not used at all prior to the 1990’s. In reality, therapeutic grade means little, except that the ingredients in the bottle don’t have fillers or additives.
In reality, there’s no such thing as therapeutic grade. In the United States, no one person or regulatory body certifies if an oil meets this non-existent criteria. However, the term has entered the lexicon and it’s apparently here to stay.
So, do we need to buy our oils from these two large MLM companies? What will happen if we don’t? Are they the only ones producing good oils? Will we still receive all of the potential benefits aromatherapy, if we do with another brand? Would we be selling ourselves short?
Those were questions I wrestled with as I started my essential oil collection. (I do believe Young Living Sacred Frankincense is superior to some other brands, for reasons I’ll explain in another post.)
In the end, though, I decided to venture outside of the MLM networks.
Are doTerra Oils Worth the Money?
My first experience away from the MLM venues was a good one. I discovered Plant Therapy oils. These are produced by a family-run business based in Twin Falls, Idaho. Plant Therapy work with a world-famous aromatherapy expert.
I researched where they come from and how they are made. Each Plant Therapy essential oil is tested twice before it’s sold. One test is run by a third-party lab. I’ve also purchased a number of this company’s oils, and I’ve used them with great satisfaction. I’m so happy to have found these oils, produced according to the highest standards in the industry.
Plant Therapy is now starting to attract a lot of attention. I believe they’re one of the best alternatives to the MLM products. I use them with complete confidence that I’ll receive the same potential benefits, typically associated with MLM oils.
Are doTerra Oils Worth the Price?
Plant Therapy, right now, doesn’t have the same name recognition as the two large MLM players. So, how can they be as good?
According to company literature, Plant Therapy buys its oils in volume, from growers all around the world. The plants it uses are grown without chemicals or pesticides. Nothing else is added to the oil.
Plant Therapy works with world-known essential oils expert Robert Tisserand. To me, this is another vote of support for this brand.
I realize doTerra sells high-quality oils. But so does Plant Therapy. So, to answer the question of whether doTerra oils are worth it, I’d have to say it comes down to a matter of brand preference.
In my house we use Plant Therapy oils. But my mother has a much different opinion. She’s pretty sold on doTerra. So this is what I’ll continue to buy her.
The question of whether they’re worth it or not, for me, boils down to one thing. I think this brand is my mother’s favorite. So, for her, yes these oils are worth it.
These statements have not been approved by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. People with health concerns should discuss them with a doctor. Women who are pregnant or nursing should not use essential oils, unless directed to do so by a healthcare professional.