I had someone come in for my AromaCalm treatment this week and she loved it. I use eight different doTERRA oils in the treatment, each one is specifically selected for grounding and soothing, detoxification, anti-imflammatory response, and an immune system boost. She told me that she already had some doTERRA oils, but when we finished, she asked to sniff my oils.
"That's so weird," she said with her nose to one of the bottles. "My oils do NOT smell like this!"
"Really?" I asked, and I peppered her with other questions trying to understand what may have happened to her oils. I've never had one "go bad". As long as you store your oils away from direct sunlight, they should last a very long time.
Any essential oil marked for internal use must also be marked with an expiration date to fulfill regulatory requirements. However, the very nature and structure of essential oils makes them extremely stable. Shelf life testing performed on essential oils has shown that essential oils maintain their efficacy even after 5–10 years or more. Storing essential oils properly also plays a major role in ensuring that essential oils maintain their efficacy and beneficial properties over time. Below are some guidelines that should be implemented when storing essential oils:
I finally asked her who helped her get her doTERRA account and she replied,
"Oh, I just get them on Amazon."
Well...That explains it then.
If you're buying your oils on Amazon, you may get them a bit cheaper, but you also cannot be sure you're getting pure doTERRA oils.
And maybe it smells just fine, but with doTERRA oils, the value is in their chemistry! For example, if you're using an oregano oil to boost your immune system, you need it to have the right percentage of Carcavol, the chemical constituent that makes it a powerful anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. Without the right percentage of carcavol, you're just going to end up smelling like a meatball. Find out about doTERRA's testing here.
And those oils you picked up at the checkout counter at Bed Bath and Beyond for 10 bucks? Yup, they’re junk. Essential oils are not regulated by the FDA, so their labels can say anything they want. 80% of essential oils on the market have either been contaminated or adulterated, so you best trust the company you are getting them from!
This is not the first story like this I have heard. In fact, I have a friend who's family owns a pet food store and she told me that their dog food distrubuters are having a very hard time with knock off products being sold on Amazon. The popular company's dog food bags are being duplicated EXACTLY and are being filled with crappy food and sold in place of the real thing. Oh my!
Russia isn't the only one meddling, folks!
You need to know where your products are coming from!
So, buck up and get the real deal! It only costs $35 to be a member and get your products at 25% off. You can even get bulk pricing if you start with a kit and and I can show you how!
Then you also get the benefit of working with someone amazing, like ME!
I'll help you navigate the how's and why's and what's and when's and even empower you to do it yourself.