The reason doTERRA’s oils cost more is because they are sourced from around the world and carefully tested to have the correct chemical compounds. They are certified not to have anything added to them. Other companies get away with saying they are pure by adding lesser quality oils in with the more expensive oils so they are still “pure.” doTERRA oils are much stronger and more effective. Many of doTERRA’s oils have been tested to be taken internally. There is a reason they are the world’s largest distributor of oils.
Most of the other distributors of essential oils buy them from a middle man. They have no control over the quality. I also can’t emphasize how important where the plants are grown is. It is the MOST important and unique difference that doTERRA has. doTERRA does chemical analysis on every location around the world where the plants are traditionally grown and compares all the chemicals to find the location that has the best chemical compounds. Then the plants are grown by growers who know what they are doing and have been doing it for years. Then doTERRA does chemical analysis on every batch of oils to make sure they meet their high CTPG standards. All this is not cheap but it means they have a very high quality, consistent product with nothing added to it. This means that many of the oils are safe to take internally. Other companies can’t promise this because of the fillers in their products and because their oils may be high in chemicals you wouldn’t want to take internally but they don’t know for sure since they don’t have the high standards that doTERRA has.
This is NOT the Reason doTERRA Oils Cost More
I’m tired of hearing they cost more because they are an MLM. Having Wellness Advocates is just a way to market their oils. They do it that way so you can have someone help guide you on how to use the oils. They are complicated and you can’t simply put instructions on a bottle and put them on a shelf in a box store.
Also, when you are buying an essential oil that’s sitting on the shelf, don’t think that the cost of marketing that oil isn’t built in to the price. Companies spend billions of dollars on advertising to huge corporations, plus there are tons of middle men and transportation charges so the argument that they cost more because doTERRA is an MLM is just uneducated. It’s actually really good that doTERRA is an MLM because then the money gets in the hands of regular people who get paid to help others feel better and can provide value to users and in turn be rewarded for their efforts.