dōTERRA® Production Methods: How a Truly Great Oil is Made
The governing principle of production: Preserving all of the oil's therapeutic properties
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More than just a commercial concern.
From its inception in 2008, dōTERRA®'s first concern was not the commercial aspects of marketing essential oils, but people.
dōTERRA®, was founded to produce quality oils and to educate people on their proper use.
From its beginning, rather than defining the bottom line in purely monetary terms, dōTERRA® made it its mission to produce the finest quality oils, containing the most active, and widest array of therapeutic constituents possible, regardless of cost.
The dōTERRA® plant sources: Where it all begins
In order to bring you the best quality essential oils, dōTERRA® has searched the world for plants grown on virgin land, uncontaminated by chemical fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides or herbicides, and away from pollution sources such as nuclear plants, factories, interstates, highways or heavily populated cities.
Distilling the oils: In the traditional way, to preserve the quality of the oil
Because dōTERRA®'s distillation process takes place right on the farm where the herbs are grown, the herbs are distilled fresh. This is critical to the production of highest-quality oils, because the essential oils in the plants are very volatile, and any delay in distilling them means that precious oils are lost to evaporation. Before harvesting, highly skilled managers monitor the percentage of the plant in bloom, the time of day for cutting, the amount of glucose (or bric in the plant) and many other factors critical to top quality CPTG®, certified-pure-therapeutic-grade oil production.
Despite the cost, compared to the practices of commercial distillers, dōTERRA® takes extraordinary pains to preserve all of the fragile aromatic constituents of its essential oils during the distillation process:
→ Plants are steam-distilled, in small batches for extended periods, using low pressure and low heat; the traditional method of distillation, used for centuries in Europe.
→ No solvents or synthetic chemicals of any kind are used or added in the distillation process.
→ The cookers are constructed from costly, food-grade, stainless-steel alloys. The reason for this is that copper or lower-grade steel are more reactive metals and can react with the oils, chemically altering them and harming their therapeutic properties.
Independent analysis of the oils to assure you of top quality
After production, each batch of the essential oils has been analyzed at an independent laboratory to assure that it is of the highest quality.dōTERRA®, has set a new standard for excellence. They offer only CPTG®, certified pure therapeutic-grade essential oils that are, in my estimation, the very finest you will find anywhere.
dōTERRA® has raised the bar on what CPTG®,certified-pure-therapeutic-grade really means.
No cutting corners to make oils more cheaply
Producing CPTG®, certified-pure-therapeutic-grade essential oils is very costly. The methods required are time- and labor-intensive, and it often requires several hundred — or even thousands — of pounds of raw plant material to produce a single pound of essential oil. For example,
- it takes three tons of melissa to produce one pound of oil. Its extremely low yield explains why it sells for $9000 to $15,000 per kilo.
- It takes 5000 pounds of rose petals to produce one pound of rose oil.