Putting doTERRA’s Purity and Transparency to the Test

Here’s one question I get asked all the time…

‘Why do doTERRA essential oils cost more?’


First up, let me gently remind you of the old adage, ‘You get what you pay for’.

And with doTERRA, you really do get what you pay for…

Something you need to understand is… the essential oil industry is UNREGULATED.

So just because a bottle of essential oil in the shop down the road is labelled ‘pure’––or anything else for that matter––it doesn’t mean it is!

There are cheaper oils available, but you may have absolutely no guarantee as to their quality, safety, or whether or not they include other additives or substances.

And when you’re using essential oils to improve your family’s well-being and to help make life better, healthier, calmer, and safer… you want to know that what you’re using is safe and of high-quality, at the very least.

Purity––doTERRA oils are different

doTERRA oils are all CPTG – Certified Pure Tested Grade. But what does that actually mean?


Remember the essential oil business is unregulated… so doTERRA have created their own rigorous testing… to guarantee the quality and purity of their products.

All doTERRA’s oils go through an extremely strict testing process to certify that each batch of oil is pure, top-quality, and doesn’t contain anything nature didn’t produce in the plant.

Nothing is added, and any oil found to have anything extra during testing is rejected.

You can be 100% sure that your bottle of oil does not contain any pesticides or herbicides, and that there are no added natural compounds, synthetics or fillers.

The oils are pure, and of top-quality.

For more information about the rigorous testing processes, see herePure doTERRA Essential Oils Through CPTG Quality Testing

Are doTERRA essential oils organic?

This is another super-common question, with an exciting answer (I love this one)…


Because doTERRA source their oils from plants in their natural habitats, many of which are in developing countries, consistent certification is next to impossible.

As you can probably appreciate, certifications vary widely across different countries, especially those that are developing. Some countries don’t have the various certifications available, others have unreliable certifications, and for many growers in developing countries the certifications can be way too expensive and actually worth very little (because of poor assessment processes).

But what I love so much is that doTERRA have relationships with the growers––they know the farmers, harvesters and the distillers; they have real, genuine relationships, agreements and partnerships with them. doTERRA monitor and audit the producers’ practices, and because every single batch is tested, purity is guaranteed to the customer.

Because of this, doTERRA believe their practices go above and beyond that which organic certification can offer.

Something I adore about doTERRA and makes me so excited to work in partnership with them is that by their working with local farmers––who often have expert knowledge passed down through their families from generation to generation––I’m helping to support jobs all around the world, in developing countries, and in rural communities in need.  

Check out my blog post A Win-Win-Win Situation for a glimpse at the incredible and life-changing benefits Co-Impact Sourcing has on these communities.

And about transparency…

If this isn’t transparency in business, I don’t know what is…

You can check out each and every bottle you buy from doTERRA here… accessing the test results of each of your individual bottles of precious essential oils…

So while the essential oil industry as a whole may not be regulated, doTERRA have imposed self-regulation to the max.

If you would like more information about doTERRA’s sourcing please go here.


I’d love to know your thoughts on this post… let me know in the comments below x


To buy doTERRA essential oils, click here.

And if you get excited about helping others, want to make a positive impact in the world, and are interested in the doTERRA business opportunity, you can find more on joining the Healthy Happy Life Community here.


  • Julia

    I love this article! Just got started with doTerra and a big fan as well. They are one of a kind. Just a head´s up for your article, but the last ¨here¨ link is broken. If you fix that, people can get to the oils quicker. Great article!! 🙂

    June 29, 2021

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