Essential Oil Quality Grades2

First of all… I love dōTERRA because of how they choose to source the oils indigenously from their natural habitat while using ethical, sustainable practices and supporting farmers.

dōTERRA (CPTG) Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils represent the safest, purest, and most beneficial essential oils available today. They are gently and skillfully distilled from plants that have been patiently harvested at the perfect moment by experienced growers from around the world for ideal extract composition. They do not contain fillers or artificial ingredients that would dilute their active qualities. Proper extraction and quality control methods also ensure that dōTERRA’s essential oils are free of any contaminants such as pesticides or other chemical residues. In addition to being 100% pure and natural, dōTERRA’s essential oils are subjected to further quality testing that ensures the correct composition of the active natural compounds found in each oil.

Even though an essential oil may be 100% pure, if the right species or part of a plant has not been used, or if the plant has not been grown in the right environment or harvested at the right time, or if it has not been distilled under the right conditions, the natural chemical makeup of the extraction will not provide as predictable and powerful a benefit. In some cases, the wrong plant harvested at the wrong time may result in an extract that contains harmful levels of some constituents.

Anything less than certified pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil may not produce the desired results and can, in some cases, be extremely toxic.

here are some dōTERRA essential oil origins :

Basil – USA

Cinnamon – Indonesia

Cypress – Crete

Eucalyptus – Australia

Frankincense – Oman

Geranium – China

Ginger – Sri Lanka

Grapefruit – USA

Helichrysum – Corsica

Lavender – France

Lemon – Italy

Lemongrass – India

Marjoram – Hungary

Melaleuca – Australia

Melissa – Bulgaria

Myrrh – Ethiopia

Oregano – Turkey

Patchouli – Indonesia

Peppermint – WA State

Rose – Bulgaria

Rosemary – Morocco

Sandalwood – India

Thyme – Germany

Vetiver – Vietnam

White Fir – Austria

Wild Orange – Dominican Republic

Wintergreen – China

Ylang Ylang – Madagascar