Certified Pure Therapeutic-Grade®
CPTG®: What makes dōTERRA® extraordinary in the aromatherapy world
Learn how you can safely and effectively use aromatherapy to take charge of your health.
Much has been made by various essential oil companies of their oils being therapeutic-grade. One company, Young Living Essential Oils, actually coined the term, specifically to set its products apart from other Grade-A oils being sold for aromatherapy.
The problem is, all too often, these supposedly therapeutic-grade essential oils don't quite live up to their billing. Sometimes their chemical profile just doesn't meet an acceptable standard; other times, the chemistry looks good — but only because it has been spiked with a synthetic chemical. Some oils, marketed as therapeutic-grade, are actually totally synthetic. (This is especially deflating to the emotions when the company had been a leader in producing quality oils.)
But, dōTERRA® is different.
CPTG®: Your assurance of quality essential oils
At dōTERRA®, every batch of its Certified Pure Therapeutic-Grade® (CPTG®) essential oils is 100% pure and natural, carefully sourced from qualified and reliable producers. In addition, each batch is thoroughly cross tested at independent labs, using state-of-the art gas chromatography (GC) and mass spectromety (MS), to ensure extract purity, composition, potency and activity. This quality testing ensures that each batch of oil offered by dōTERRA®:
- contains the correct profile of active chemical compounds suitable for use in aromatherapy, and
- doesn't contain any synthetic constituents or chemical adulterations.
dōTERRA's Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils are guaranteed to be 100% pure and natural, free of synthetic compounds or contaminates (including pesticides), and far exceeding the AFNOR and ISO quality standards. This is an extra assurance from dōTERRA® that your oils are truly therapeutic-grade — Certified Pure Therapeutic-Grade® (CPTG®).
Sadly, even at some "name" essential oil companies, ones that promote their oils as being therapeutic-grade and that make statements about how each batch of oil is independently tested, the reality is often quite different. Too often, the oils are minimally tested at in-house labs. This is cost-effective, but doesn't give you any assurance of quality, beyond your trust for the company.
At dōTERRA®, that is simply not good enough. We want your trust; but we also want to be able to back up our claims with actual science. So, because of the rigorous cross testing of each of our oils at independent labs, when you buy an oil from dōTERRA®, you can be assured that it is a 100% pure essential oil, and represents the safest and most beneficial essential oils available today, guaranteed to exceed customer satisfaction for quality and efficacy.
Purity is not the whole story for CPTG® oils
In producing an oil that is truly therapeutic-grade, it is not enough that the oil is 100% pure. Even though an essential oil is 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 make-up of the extracted oil will not provide predictable and powerful benefits.
dōTERRA® sources all of its oils from producers who have extensive knowledge of how quality oils are produced. No short-cuts are tolerated, because it's all about the quality of the end product — and how it works for you. And, while these producers are trusted, each batch of oil is proven in the lab.
So, when you see the CPTG® on our labels, you can know that no short-cuts have been taken, either in the production of the oils or in the verification of their suitability for medicinal aromatherapy.
I am proud to be able to offer you these fine oils. I've been involved with aromatherapy since 1997, and these oils have been like discovering aromatherapy all over again. Try them. I'm sure you'll be able to smell and feel the difference.