Another reason doterra is more expensive is that its oils are much stronger and more effective. Many of their oils have been tested for in-house intake, making them one of the largest oil distributors in the world. Why is doTERRA so expensive? Because they are sourced from all over the world and carefully tested for the right chemical compounds. They are certified to have nothing added.
Other companies get away with saying they are pure by adding lower quality oils with the more expensive oils to keep them “pure”. Because doterra is an MLM, a pyramid scheme company. They raise the price to be able to pay everyone on the ladder. Essential oils provide therapeutic value, and that's the main reason they're so expensive.
The debate on essential oils is booming and I can't help but intervene right now. As a qualified naturopath and herbalist with more than 10 years of experience and also specific training in aromatherapy, I would like to give a measured and informed voice to the subject. They point out that we already consume essential oils naturally when we “sprinkle cinnamon on our oats.”. Yes, but these amounts are comparatively small and are in the form of whole foods.
I mean, if you look at the doTERRA website, for example, you'll see that they're the ones who point out that a LOT of plant material is needed to make a small amount of essential oil. That's why they're so expensive. Taking an isolated component will have a different effect on the body than taking the whole part of the plant, since the sum of all the components determines how that drug will work in the body. I asked doTerrra for the well-documented history of internal security.
This is what really comes down when you pay a high price for a premium product. doTERRA oils are expensive and you want to know you're getting good value for money. When you buy oils that you want to focus on quality, you use them to affect your own health. I admit that I laughed a little at Jesus' quote and the way the doTERRA distributors arrived at your post;).
As some may imply, doTERRA does NOT require minimum orders and to maintain your membership with them, they only require you to order ONE OIL per year. Many experts believe that essential oils should NOT be taken internally unless under the careful direction of a healthcare professional, so the fact that doTERRA CLAIMS that its oils can be taken internally makes them a more dangerous organization. The intake of doTERRA oils is completely safe, as they have taken the time to print nutritional information on their bottles. There is a Facebook group that tests oils from different companies and EG & PT have passed the same tests done on doTERRA & Young Living.
Given some of the outrageous claims made by those who claim to be doTERRA distributors, I would bet that NONE of them have studied aromatherapy. When I complained on Instagram about the prices of doTERRA products, a friend recommended Edens Gardens. Some may encounter problems with doTERRA and others may not, so I think it's best for people to weigh both sides of the picture and decide for themselves whether to accept a certain point or not without disrespecting the opinion of others. I will also say that there are many (thousands, possibly millions) of people who are totally grateful for doTERRA because, in its existence alone, many more people have realized the great healing powers of essential oils, and many people have had life-changing experiences using something alternative to pharmaceuticals.
I haven't had positive results from my doterra oils either, and my upline hasn't found any solutions yet. In fact, it's great that doTERRA is an MLM because then the money goes into the hands of normal people who are paid to help others feel better and can provide value to users and, in turn, be rewarded for their efforts. doTERRA, in particular, seems to have a good heart, provides opportunities for stay-at-home mothers to earn income, and I know they also do charity work. .