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Products We Use
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Founded in 2008, doTERRA was built on the mission of sharing highest quality essential oils with the world. Having seen for themselves the incredible benefits that can be had from using these precious resources, a group of health-care and business professionals set out to make this mission a reality. They formed a company and named it doTERRA, a Latin derivative meaning “Gift of the Earth.”
The first hurdle to overcome, however, was to establish a standard of quality in an industry that had never had one. It wasn’t enough to simply provide essential oils to homes around the world; the doTERRA founders were committed to providing only the highest quality and purest essential oils so that families could know with surety that they were using only the best to promote health and wellness for their loved ones. This commitment led to the creation of a new standard of quality: CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade®.
To achieve such a grand vision as bringing essential oils to the world required a team of dedicated people. This team would need to be made up of people dedicated to hard work, commitment, passion, and vision. That team has grown since its initial inception, but the mission remains the same—to provide essential oils that appeal to everyone from the novice to the expert, and that can be used safely on your loved ones.
Sharing essential oils is a unique experience, and the founders of doTERRA recognized that a sales model just as unique would be needed. In order to best facilitate personal essential oil experiences, doTERRA utilizes a direct selling model that allows distributors to work with customers as opposed to mass marketing. This more individual approach allows individuals to experience for themselves the incredible power of essential oils while also developing relationships of trust. This model also created the opportunity for individuals and families to achieve their dreams of financial independence. Over 2 million Wellness Advocates, now use and sell doTERRA products around the world.
The first offering of doTERRA essential oils included 25 single oils and 10 blends and was introduced for sale on April 25, 2008. Since that time, the doTERRA product offering has added many more single oils and oil blends as well as nutritional, spa, and healthy living products based on essential oil technologies and a comprehensive wellness philosophy. Of course, that offering couldn’t be possible without a Global Botanical Network of artisans and distillers. As doTERRA has become a trusted partner in the essential oils industry, it has also been able to help communities improve their own economic futures through its Co-Impact Sourcing® model and the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation™.
Based in a state of the art facility in Pleasant Grove, Utah, doTERRA continues to work toward achieving its vision of providing all families everywhere with the health-promoting benefits of essential oils.
Candle oils we use are from Candle Science
Essential oils are pure liquids containing aroma compounds that are removed from the seeds, flowers, leaves, roots, and stems or bark of plants through methods such as distillation, expression or extraction. These oils carry the distinctive essence, or scent, of the plant it was made from and are frequently used in perfumes, flavorings and medicines. The only way to scent candles naturally is with pure essential oils.
Because essential oils are not available for every scent we'd like to use, they draw on synthetic aroma chemicals which come in powder or liquid form. They use these concentrated compounds when no essential oil is available - like in Chocolate Fudge or Blueberry Cheesecake fragrances.
The standards for their Clean Scents™ are the most comprehensive, rigorous standards in the fragrance industry. You may already be familiar with their exclusion of phthalates, but we also exclude many other chemicals with similar health concerns.
The chemicals listed below are ingredients often found in fragrance that Clean Scents™ will never contain. Due to the extensive number of exclusions, not every ingredient is listed. If you have concerns about a specific chemical not listed and want to verify it is excluded, please contact me.
Phthalates, including but not limited to BBP, DEHP, DBP, and DEP
Phthalates are esters of Phthalic acid and are used to dissolve raw materials when making fragrance oils. They have been used for decades in a myriad of pharmaceuticals, household, and industrial products.
Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)
Dibutyl phthalate (DBP)
Diethyl phthalate (DEP)
Diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP)
Diisononyl phthalate (DINP)
Dimethyl phthalate (DMP)
Animal Derivatives, including but not limited to:
These ingredients are flagged for potential acute and reproductive hazards, and are banned by the FDA.
Iodine complex (ammonium ether sulfate and polyoxyethylene sorbitan monolaurate)
Iodine complex (phosphate ester of alkylaryloxy polyethylene glycol)
Nonylphenoxypoly (ethyleneoxy) ethanoliodine
Undecoylium chloride iodine complex
1,3-Dibromo-2-methoxy-4-methyl-5-nitrobenzene (Musk KS)
1,3-Dibromo-2-methoxy-4-nitro-5-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-6-methyl-benzene (Musk alpha)
3- and 4-(4-Hydroxy-4-methylpentyl) cyclohex-3-ene-1-carbaldehyde (Lyral)
Acetyl ethyl tetramethyl tetralin (AETT, Versalide)
Acetyl isovaleryl (5-Methyl-2,3-hexanedione)
Alantroot oil (Elecampane oil)
Allyl heptine carbonate
alpha-Methyl anisylidene acetone (1-(4-Methoxyphenyl)-1-penten-3-one)
Amber dioxane (Karanal)
Anisylidene acetone (4-(p-methoxyphenyl)-3-butene-2-one)
Benzylidene acetone (4-Phenyl-3-buten-2-one)
Birch wood pyrolysate (Crude)
Cade oil - Juniperus oxycedrus L. (Crude)
cis-and trans-Asarone ((E)-and(Z)-2,4,5-Trimethoxypropen-1-yl benzene)
Costus root oil, absolute and concrete
Cresol (mixed isomers)
Cyclamen alcohol (3-(4-Isopropylphenyl)-2-methylpropanol)
D&C Yellow #11
Diethylene glycol monomethyl ether
Esters of 2-nonynoic acid, (Except Methyl octine carbonate)
Esters of 2-octynoic acid (Except Methyl heptine carbonate which is IFRA Restricted)
Ethylene glycol monoethyl ether and its Acetate
Ethylene glycol monomethyl Ether and its Acetate
Fig leaf absolute
Hydroabietyl alcohol, dihydroabietyl alcohol
Hydroquinone monoethyl ether (4-ethoxy-Phenol)
Hydroquinone monomethyl ether (4-methoxy-Phenol)
Massoia bark oil
Musk tibetene (1-tert-Butyl-2,6-dinitro-3,4,5-trimethylbenzene)
Peru balsam crude
Phenyl acetone (Methyl benzyl ketone)
Safrole, Isosafrole, Dihydrosafrole
Savin oil (Juniperus Sabina L.)
Tobacco leaf absolute (Nicotiana affinia)
trans-2-Hexenal diethyl acetal
trans-2-Hexenal dimethyl acetal