The reason why doTERRA’s oils smell better, sweeter and have a better aroma than other essential oils is that they ARE pure and are carefully sourced all over the world. In many cases, they come straight from the farmers themselves – from specifically chosen locals known for producing the highest quality of that particular plant. They do not get their oils from Utah. doTERRA has created an alliance with individual growers all over the world. This creates a HUGE ecological and economic impact.
Why Does doTERRA Peppermint Oil Have a Sweet Aroma?
I’ve read some misinformed bloggers out there who say that doTERRA’s essential oils are inferior because some of the oils, like peppermint, are sweet and smell like candy. They say this is because there is more than one distillation of the oil and since doTERRA uses the complete distillation, then their oils are inferior. This is false. All essential oil companies only use one distillation process. They don’t run it through over and over. This would be way too expensive. The only exception to this is Ylang Ylang, which is run through four times. So why do doTERRA’s oils have a superior, sweet aroma?
It’s because of the quality of the plant source, the plant species, the quality of the distillation process, and the absence of chemical solvents. They source their essential oils from all over the world. This is very important because they test the plants from all over the world until they find the perfect balance of compounds that they are looking for. Each plant thrives in different soil and climates. This also means that the growers specialize in each plant and in many cases, have been growing the same plant for generations to give it just the right balance of compounds.
When peppermint is properly sourced, picked, and distilled then it will indeed have a naturally, well-earned sweeter aroma. The false concept of multiple distillations was created to justify poor aroma that is simply due to poor sourcing or the existence of synthetic compounds or chemical solvents.Note – these are my notes from the doTERRA 2014 Convention from a presentation done by Laura Jacobs.