Essential oils are not technically oils, but rather hydrophobic liquids distilled or cold pressed from various parts of plants. Their potency, their aroma, their multiple uses - all lending them to become indispensable.
They have enabled actions of 'me being kind to myself', promoting gentle mindfulness and centred creativity.
Essential oils are an integral part of my daily life, supporting me physically and emotionally in targeted ways.
I am compelled to give you access to these benefits.
Why dōTERRA Products?
Two words sum it up for Harley Bird & Co: Integrity. Intent.
dōTERRA, the Latin derivative meaning “Gift of the Earth,” sets the standard for essential oils by providing to its customers the most tested and most trusted oils and having developed the expertise and commitment required to derive these unique oils directly from the best sources in the world. dōTERRA Co-Impact Sourcing® provides local growers and distillers fair compensation for their efforts, creating stronger local economies and a healthier, stable supply chain. In addition to a premium line of single-plant extracts and proprietary essential oil blends, the company offers oil-infused personal care and spa products, dietary supplements and healthy living products for the home.
I have found a place of acceptance and encouragement amongst my dōTERRA leaders and peers who embrace individuality, support people finding their own ‘why’, and are genuinely all interested in ‘doing no harm’. The values of the company, transparency in their product testing and sourcing policies sit well with me. The products are an integral part of my day, throughout every day now.
Are dōTERRA products organic?
No, they’re better. dōTERRA‘s quality standard for essential oils, CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® , exceeds industry standards. Because organic certification varies from country to country, province to province, and in the US, from state to state, it is not currently possible to acquire all oils under certified organic status. However, through the GC/MS analysis process, they are able to determine if any chemical residue exists in the essential oil, such as pesticides, herbicides, extenders, and solvents. With this rigorous analysis process, they are able to ensure that all CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils offered by dōTERRA are a step above organic.
No fillers, no preservatives, no additives. Just 100% pure plant extract – extracted in the gentlest way possible; (which is not through heat extraction as that would destroy the good properties of the extracts). Their quality assurance methods are brilliant – where the company uses 3rd party independent testing of every batch to ensure that the oils are pure. And you can personally check your purchased oil's results against batch code via SourcetoYou.
Why am I convinced that you should use essential oils?
Whether supporting the flock or my own mental & physical wellness, vamping up my recipes, or sprucing up my approach to safe cleaning, I am reaching for my essential oils. And, they smell amazing! This was not an intentional addition to my life initially, but I am so very glad that I did 'give them a go' out of curiosity some years back.
There are numerous studies that support their health benefits, and some great texts on their appropriate use with both animals and people. What I have learnt and what I have personally experienced with their informed use, has made essential oils an intrinsic part of my daily toolkit. I believe strongly that they should be part of your's too!
Ignorance in the appropriate use of oils to supplement health and wellness is not an option for me. I personally need to know what peer-reviewed scientific studies have been conducted on which oils, what findings there have been, and what the safety concerns are, if any. I invite you to empower yourself to make your own mind up, and suggest a browse through the resources that I have found, which includes a list of website links, Facebook pages, and recommended reading. (I am not affiliated to any of these sites.)
Aroma is an excellent indication of true purity. A pure essential oil will elicit powerful emotional responses and will not be overbearing in any one note. When plants are grown in a region in which it is indigenous, with proper nutritive soil conditions, air quality, weather / moisture, and are harvested at the right time and carefully distilled, the essential oil extract will be pure and of the highest quality, thus having a fragrance that exceeds that of oils that have been diluted or synthetically produced. Unfortunately, there are many essential oils on the market that claim to be "therapeutic grade", "pure", or "natural" that do not follow strict standards for purity. Please be aware of this.