It took me until I was in my early 30’s and the first signs of aging started to creep in before I took an interest in price vs quality. I was happy enough with my supermarket bought skin care products, make-up and various other health care/beauty products. I fell into the trap that buying cheaper was smarter. Smart for my bank balance, but not smart for my skin!
I wasn’t aware that cheaper meant cheap, that manufacturers filled products with synthetics, stablisers and talc powder, many of these were added so they could be manufactured inexpensively and prolong their shelf life.
For years I suffered from tiny white bumps around my eyes called milia and broken veins only made worse by using cheap skin care products. I don’t see it as spoiling myself spending extra on quality skin care products and a good skin care routine – I see it as an investment now I’m in my mid-40s.
The same goes for any investments I make with essential oils, recently a friend of mine purchased an essential oil for 3 euro. Yes, the packaging was fab, yes, the label said 100% essential oil, but once she opened that bottle, well how can I describe it? Let’s just say the words potent and vile came to mind.
Hannah, if you are reading this, this is not the Neal’s Yard essential oil you sent me for my birthday – that is divine 😉.
So, why pay more for an essential oil like DoTERRA?
No Regulation: The Essential oils industry is not regulated, any manufacturer can say on the label it is 100% essential oil, it could contain just 1% of an essential oil. doTERRA created its own testing process, calling it CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade®. The CPTG process certifies that there are no added fillers, synthetic ingredients, or harmful contaminants in their essential oils that would reduce their efficacy. doTERRA even goes a step further, putting all their products and the packaging through a battery of tests to ensure a long and effective shelf-life. This protocol ensures potency, purity, and consistency batch to batch.
Therapeutic benefits, because of their purity and therapeutic nature doTERRA’S medical board work with physicians and hospitals around the world defining and establishing the medical integration and use of essential oils in modern health. These oils have more than just the ‘smell good factor’.
Do not ingest: Most essential oils warn against taking them internally and for the very reason that they are more than likely full of chemicals/fillers. Many of doTERRA’s oils can be ingested and not only add flavour to water and food, but also have additional benefits such as Vitamin C and calming properties.
I hope I’m not boring you! but these are always the points I make as ‘eye-openers’ for people who are reluctant to pay prices that reflect the high quality that is put into each pure bottle of essential oil from doTERRA.