Firstly, I am so blessed to have aligned myself with one of the most beautiful and purely organic company’s that I have ever come across.
Essential Oils have always been a part of my medicine cabinet and a passion that began way back when I was a teenager going through my “hippy phase” of burning incense and candles and smoking beedi’s while listening to psychedelic music wishing, and wishing had been born in the same era as my parents. I actually still wish that… but I won’t diversify too much here!
For most of my life the oils I used to buy were cheap and nasty or at best a mediocre grade from the health food store to pop into the bath or apply topically to a wound. Well, earlier this year I was introduced to to the most amazingly pure and therapeutic range of essential oils I have ever used. The oils are magical but the intentions of the company are even more in harmony with my soul.
There are some really good essential oils available on the market today, however, one of the main factors that sets dōTERRA’s essential oils apart from any other essential oils is their CO-IMPACT SOURCING.
dōTERRA sources the plants for their essential oils ethically and sustainably from wherever that plant is indigenously grown around the world. As a result, dōTERRA currently sources their essential oils from 34 countries, 18 of which are developing countries.
The farmers in these communities are experts at growing and harvesting their plants, and then distilling them for optimum oil quality. This sourcing model is creating jobs and improving incomes in countries where they are very much needed, and developing long-term partnerships with artisan small-scale growers and distillers around the world. dōTERRA assists farmers to organise themselves into co-operatives to achieve common goals and higher quality, while ensuring farmlands are preserved and passed onto for future generations. These co-operatives also ensure that farmers receive fair and on-time payments in favourable instalments to help throughout the year.
In these areas in developing countries, dōTERRA’s Healing Hands Foundation is funding the construction of schools, health centres, co-operative buildings, water systems and more, to empower growers, families and communities today and tomorrow. You can choose to donate to the Healing Hands Foundation each time you place an order and 100% of your donation will reach the people (doTERRA absorbs all the administration costs). You can follow the incredible work that this foundation is doing on their Facebook page here and you can learn more about previous projects and donate at any time here.
Take a look at the direct impact that dōTERRA’s Co-Impact Sourcing is having on the lives of people all around the world, you can do so in this beautiful video. You can learn more about the sourcing of some of dōTERRA’s essential oils in these beautiful videos – Vetiver, Lemongrass, and Lemon and Bergamot.
It is truly a magical feeling knowing that every time I use dōTERRA’s essential oils, I am not only helping myself and my family, I am helping to improve the lives of many people all around the world. You are also supporting the Australian farmers that supply the Eucalyptus and Melaleuca (Tea Tree), and local Australian Wellness Advocates to support their families. It’s such an excitingly widespread impact that each little bottle of essential oil you purchase has on the lives of others!
There are several other reasons why I choose to use dōTERRA’s essential oils, including their unrivalled purity and potency (i.e. therapeutic value). Their essential oils are subjected to very stringent testing, both in-house and by multiple independent third parties, to ensure the purity and potency of the oils. This rigorous testing ensures the oils are free of synthetic fillers, pesticides and other chemical residues. There is nothing but 100% pure essential oil in each dōTERRA bottle. (Note that due to the highly unregulated nature of the essential oil industry, a bottle can be labelled 100% pure essential oil and contain as little as 1% essential oil and the remainder a carrier oil blend).
It is possible for an essential oil to be 100% pure but not be potent in terms of the therapeutic benefits it can provide. dōTERRA devote an enormous amount of research and testing to ensure that their essential oils have maximum therapeutic value. An essential oil’s therapeutic value is determined by its chemical composition and this is influenced by lots of different factors like the part or parts of the plant from which the oil was produced, soil condition, fertiliser (organic or chemical), geographic region, climate, altitude, harvest season and method, and distillation process.
Finally, I choose doTERRA essential oils because all of the above factors contribute to producing essential oils that are very effective at supporting our physical, spiritual and emotional health. My first personal experience of using dōTERRA’s essential oils was around the middle of 2015 when my best friend shared her Essentials Kit with me and massaged some Deep Blue into my torn rotator cuff, which was aching quite badly. To my amazement, within 1 hour I had relief and it did not bother me for the rest of the day. I now have a massive and ever growing collection and love every single oil I have. There are multiple uses for every single one of them and my passion for the company is overwhelming. I can’t wait to continue to share these beautiful plant based oils with all of you.
If you are interested in trying anything, just let me know and I am happy to put together a sample for you. Peace xxx
Click HERE to go directly to my doTERRA site to have a browse through the gorgeous oils and blends available.