Why we chose doTERRA
Hi! This is Teresa here, I'm the Big Sis of the Nourish Sisters. I would like to share my personal story of why I chose doTERRA.
For me three key words come to mind. Purity, potency and integrity.
While researching which oils I wanted to use, I asked alot about the sourcing. This is because I have worked for 20 years as a specialists in responsible sourcing, working for major fashion brands, jewellery brands, food brands, supermarkets and charities such as the FAIRTRADE Foundation.
Designing and executing large scale ethical sourcing programmes was what I did for a living. My largest project which I directed was to assess 1000 tea gardens in 10 countries over 5 years with a team of 50 people working for me. I am just saying this, so you know, that I know, ethical sourcing and that it matters to me so much I made it my career.
So while I knew I wanted oils in my life, I didn’t know if doTERRA was the right brand for me, so I decided to do alot of research online but also to attend a range of doTERRA events and ask others why they had chosen doTERRA. I remember asking someone in a coffee break why they choose doTERRA and they talked about how doTERRA would go to the place in the world, where the therapeutic content of that particular oil was the greatest, even if that meant going an additional 3 hours by foot into the Andes to source at a higher altitude because that was where the most potent sources were.
I also looked at the doTERRA website and read about all the testing that is done. It explains how each doTERRA essential oil is also carefully and thoroughly tested using the strict CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® quality protocol. I didn’t understand what all the tests were, if I am honest, but that's OK with me. I could see there were extensive tests, and they were done on EVERY SINGLE BATCH of oil. In fact, on the bottom of each bottle you can look at an ID number and enter that number into the sourcetoyou.com website and it can tell you about all the testing and sourcing for that particular bottle of oil.
As someone who is detoxing from heavy metals I was also pleased to see that the testing ensures that there are NO impurities, so that means no heavy metals or pesticides. They also test extensively to make sure the oil is what it is meant to be. As unfortunately in the oils industry there are many who will try to add synethics and fillers etc to oils to increase their profit margins. It is because of all these tests and the purity that many of these oils can be ingested.