Purity of essential oils is extremely important when using them therapeutically as part of your health and wellness routine. In the US essential oils are considered “perfume trade” so they are not regulated by the FDA. This means that anyone can print a label stating “100%pure”, “therapeutic” or “natural” and put it on any oil they like. Largely, essential oils are cut with toxic agents such as turpentine, alcohol or waxes to serve as fillers to increase profit margin. With smaller or amateur independent distillers the concern becomes cross contamination of foreign compounds during distillation. While this makes less difference if you simply want your room to smell nice, when we start using them as medicine purity becomes of critical importance! doTERRA is the only company I have found that has the commitment to quality that I trust to put in or on my body.
“doTERRA performs several tests on their essential oils. It is important to keep contaminants out of our oils as well as assuring the presence of their active compounds, at the right levels, to guarantee safety and effectiveness. Many oils claim to be therapeutic grade, and some may be pure, but few are subjected to rigorous testing standards for chemical composition. Like many essential oil companies, dōTERRA’s Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils are cross tested using mass spectrometry and gas chromatography to ensure both extract purity and composition potency of each batch. Additionally they perform several other tests and comparative analysis on the oils to maintain the CPTG standard of purity.
While this testing is very important, sourcing of the essential oils properly is key in producing CPTG oils. dōTERRA works closely with a global network of leading essential oil chemists and growers to select botanicals of the correct species, grown in the ideal environments, and carefully harvested at the right time. The aromatic compounds of the plants are skillfully extracted by experienced distillers and subjected to chemical analysis to ensure purity and composition. dōTERRA’s CPTG essential oils represent the safest and most beneficial oils available today.”
Until I found doTERRA I had never seen supplement facts on a bottle of essential oils. Even when they claimed “100% pure” they warned against topical and internal use. Most of doTERRA oils have supplement facts right on the bottle, which makes me feel even more confident in the purity and safety of the oils.
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** For every recommendation in the pages of essentialbryndl.com be sure to use only 100% pure therapeutic-grade essential oils and follow all label warnings and instructions. Essential oils should not be used in the eyes, inside the ear canal, or in open wounds. If redness or irritation occurs when using essential oils topically, simply apply any vegetable oils such as fractionated coconut oil or olive oil to the affected area. Consult your physician before using essential oils if you are pregnant or under a doctor’s care