Are doTERRA oils 3rd party tested?
The short answer is … YES! Of course they are, doTERRA is dedicated to purity, transparency and accountability.
Who tests doTERRA’s oils?
Every single batch of doTERRA’s oils are tested thoroughly in-house and then also tested by the independent lab APRC or Aromatic Plant Research Center. DoTERRA has an in-house state-of-the-art laboratory with many PhD chemists who oversee the quality control and quality assurance process to ensure each and every oil meets their CPTG quality standards.
APRC is a true third-party organization. Each member of APRC is independent and has no allegiance to doTERRA.
From one of doTERRA’s owners, Emily Wright:
“We are committed to having an unbiased third-party laboratory looking closely into every essential oil that carries the doTERRA brand. Our health and well-being as well as yours depends upon the purity and potency of our product
dōTERRA has always used multiple sources (third party and in-house) in testing our oils. That practice will continue. We have built an extensive third party network of essential oil scientists, labs, researchers, doctors, and sourcing specialists. We also have a long standing relationship with Dr. Brian Lawrence who is the most renowned pioneer in essential oil chemical analysis. In addition, after nearly nine years of business, we have developed a robust and highly competent in-house team of scientists that perform multiple tests on each batch of oil. dōTERRA is pleased to announce that we have now bolstered that team by adding Dr. Pappas’ lead PhD chemists, who are leading experts in detecting essential oil adulteration.”
Dr. Lawrence is the creator of the ARC plots that help doTERRA identify whether the essential oil contains the proper profile (potency) and if there are any added components that are not naturally occurring. He works hand-in-hand with our in-house quality team to ensure doTERRA’s high quality standards. Although he isn’t necessarily running GCMS analysis (he does review them however), he is conducting other types of third-party analysis for doTERRA that goes beyond the standard testing for essential oils.
So rest insured that your doTERRA oils go through many, many checks and balances. DoTERRA is unique in that every batch of oil is tested thoroughly to not only rule out contaminants and adulteration, but also for potency . This extensive testing process means that doTERRA’s oils are not only pure but also have significant therapeutic benefits for our bodies.
Types of essential oils on the market:
- Synthetic essential oils – think walmart
- Essential oils adulterated with synthetic oils – think amazon (lots of fakes there)
- Pure oils, poorly sourced with low potency – best quality at a health food store
- Pure oils, well sourced with high potency – doTERRA
If you want your home to smell good a cheap, synthetic “essential oil” is no better for you than air freshener. There are literally no regulations in the US for essential oils. Due to this lack of accountability many bottles labeled “100% pure” literally have NO plant material in the bottle. It is criminal but they get away with it.
If you are using oils for your HEALTH then you need doTERRA so you know your oils are safe AND therapeutic. You get much more for your money too, when you use such potent essential oils. No one does more testing, doTERRA is the best!
Learn more about doTERRA’s sourcing and testing processes at SourcetoYou.com
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