Following are the types of Frankincense in their blend: – carterii (typically the least expensive) – serrata – frereana. Sacred Frankincense is typically one of, if not the most expensive varieties of Frankincense oil, so if you compare doTERRA’s Frankincense to another company’s Sacred, doTERRA’s will likely come out to be cheaper. One of the things that bugs me about doTERRA is that they don’t have any certified organic oils. What I have heard is that it’s too hard for them to get that certification from all of the countries that they source from. Emily Wright says: The reason for this is because we source from so many developing countries.
The certification requirements and availability differs from country to country. Some countries don’t even have a certification offering. But they could source some or many of them organically if they wanted to. Maybe I’m wrong, but that is the way it seems to me. I’ve looked into organic certification before and it wasn’t as expensive as most companies (those without certification) make it out to be. As of the 2018 update of this post, all or many of the oils from doTERRA do not have a country of origin indicated on the site. This is interesting especially since the company and/or its reps repeatedly say that they can’t get organic certification due to it being hard to get it in the countries where their oils are sourced.
I heard from a reader that there is source map for doTERRA oils, but I couldn’t find it. I did find one page that shows sourcing for Spikenard and Petitgrain. It shows that the Petitgrain Oil is sourced from Paraguay. Other companies have organic Petitgrain from Paraguay so I would be interested in hearing where their other oils are from to see if their claim about organic being something they can’t do is reasonable or not. Do Young Living and doTERRA Have the Same Source for Their Oils? 2018 Update: Here’s something interesting that just came to my attention. Young Living and doTERRA appear to have the same source for at least some of their oils. Look at the following sources and see that Bio Young Aromas is the supplier to both companies. There are some other things about these companies and I couldn’t go into all of them for various reasons. When I first wrote this series, doTERRA had very few oils so if you were looking for a company that could be a one stop shop, then it wasn’t really a great option. The two companies have a big command over the marketplace and there is a lot of tension between the two. I think it’s difficult to say which is best, and of course different aspects of each company continue to change making them both kind of moving targets. My goal here wasn’t really to say which of these was best, but to talk about different aspects of each of these “essential oil powerhouses” in the midst of my search for the best essential oil company and point out some of my concerns with both of them. Do you think one is better than the other or would you rather not work with either of them? To find out which essential oil company I went with at the end of this search, read this post: you can also read the other parts of the series here: The Rest of the Best Essential Oils Series: The information here is for entertainment purposes only. Please consult a medical professional before changing your diet, exercise program, or before trying any natural remedies. Free Essential Oils Report & VIP Newsletter Access. Also, if you go and grab my Free Report on 10 Things to Know About Essential Oils Before You Buy , you will not only get more myth-busting essential oils information, but you’ll get access to my VIP newsletter as well–complete with updates, great healthy living offers, of course new posts on essential oils, and more. Whenever there’s a great deal on essential oils (or other healthy living deals) I let my readers know about it–believe me, you won’t want to miss out. Of Young Living or doTERRA, which company do YOU prefer? Come join our Healthy Living Community on Facebook. Adrienne Urban is the Founder and Owner of Whole New Mom. She has a background in research, journalism, insurance, employee benefits, financial markets, frugal living, and nutrition. Seeking a better life for herself and her family, she uses research and consults with many physicians and other practitioners to find solutions to the variety of issues they have dealt with including life-threatening food allergies and thyroid and adrenal concerns.
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Here is a post I wrote that includes that information: https://wholenewmom.com/health-concerns/essential-oil-purity-myths/ The information was well known at the time it happened. I was in YL since 1995 so I remember getting that letter from Gary Young about Do Terra and the compliance issue…yes I’m sure now in 2019 they are very much careful of what their distributors say but this was a long time ago, when they got in trouble for saying things they weren’t suppose to. Whereas Young Living, when I first joined in 1995 I was told by my upline to never ever say the oil cured anything. When I got that letter from GaryYoung, I was shocked that distributors were saying those things.