What are essential oils?

Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds found in seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers and other parts of plants. They can smell both pleasant and intense. If you’ve ever smelled the scent of a rose, a field of lavender, or freshly cut mint, you’ve experienced the aromatic properties of essential oils.

Essential oils can lighten the mood, calm the senses and induce intense emotions. The uses of essential oils go far beyond their fragrance.

Because of their health benefits, essential oils have always been used in numerous cultures. In recent times, holistic approaches and the increasing appreciation of alternative healing methods by science have led to a rediscovery of the positive effects of essential oils on health. Many are powerfully cleansing and naturally antibacterial.

Due to their unique chemical structure, when applied locally, they can penetrate the skin directly and thus immediately trigger systemic reactions. Some oils can also be used as dietary supplements to increase vitality and wellbeing.

Certified therapeutic quality

DōTERRA’s Guaranteed Pure Therapeutic Quality (CPTG) essential oils are made from all-natural aromatic compounds carefully extracted from plants. They contain no fillers or artificial additives that reduce their effectiveness and are free from contaminants such as pesticides and other chemical residues.

Extraction process

Essential oils of therapeutic quality are usually obtained from the plant material by means of steam distillation with the least possible heat exposure under pressure. The essential oils are transferred to the steam. When the steam mixture cools, the oil is separated from the water. The oil can be obtained in its pure form.

To ensure the highest possible quality and the correct chemical composition of the oil, temperature and pressure must be strictly monitored. If the heat and pressure are too low, the valuable oil is not released. Too much of it can in turn destroy the delicate chemical structure and change the effect of the oil.

Important for your health

The more we recognize the power of essential oil in the field of personal, holistic health care, the clearer it becomes to us the absolute necessity to use pure essential oils of therapeutic grade. No matter how expensive therapeutic grade pure essential oils can be, they are simply irreplaceable. Chemistry can replicate some of the well-known Einhel constituents, but a complete essential oil has not yet been made in the laboratory.

If you are just beginning your journey into the world of essential oils, you must seek the oils of the purest quality and highest therapeutic grade. All other oils that do not reach the purity of essential oil with a therapeutic grade do not lead to the desired effect and can even be extremely harmful in some cases!

DoTERRA’s company philosophy therefore includes producing essential oils with guaranteed pure therapeutic quality. Please read more about this.