Why is Purity Important?
The old adage “You get what you pay for” applies to this question. Do the oils at the health food store cost less? Probably. Are they inferior in quality? Yes. There are several grades of essential oils but since therapeutic grade is what matters for personal use that is the one we will be covering. Therapeutic grade has been the standard for the past 30 years. The only problem with this “standard” is that there really isn’t a standard. Anyone can put a label on a bottle of essential oil and call it therapeutic grade. While there probably is some essential oil in the bottle, more than likely that is not all that’s in the bottle. Unfortunately there can also be fillers, pesticides, and other contaminants in there as well.
Since there is no standard, dōTERRA decided to create its own standard. That is where (CPTG) Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® comes from. dōTERRA certifies that their therapeutic-grade essential oils are 100% pure natural aromatic compounds carefully extracted from plants. They do not contain fillers or artificial ingredients that would dilute their active qualities. They are guaranteed to be 100% pure and natural and free of synthetic compounds or contaminates.
Proper extraction and quality control methods also ensure that dōTERRA’s essential oils are free of any contaminants such as pesticides or other chemical residues. In addition to being 100% pure and natural, dōTERRA’s Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils are subjected to further quality testing that ensures the correct composition of the active natural compounds found in each oil. Even though an essential oil may be 100% pure, if the right species or part of a plant has not been used, or if the plant has not been grown in the right environment or harvested at the right time, or if it has not been distilled under the right conditions, the natural chemical makeup of the extraction will not provide as predictable and powerful a benefit. In some cases, the wrong plant harvested at the wrong time may result in an extract that contains harmful levels of some constituents.
Again, dōTERRA’s Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils are guaranteed to be 100% pure and natural and free of synthetic compounds or contaminates. They are subjected to rigorous mass spectrometry and gas chromatography testing to ensure extract composition and activity. dōTERRA’s 100% pure essential oils represent the safest and most beneficial essential oils available today.
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*CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® is a registered trademark of dōTERRA Holdings, LLC representing internal standards of quality assessment and material control. The CPTG testing protocols require the use of independent laboratories for CPTG standardization and quality testing. The CPTG protocol is not administered by government or industry regulatory agencies and does imply regulatory approval of dōTERRA products.