Sunday, January 13, 2013
doTERRA vs. Mountain Rose Herbs-an expert answer
When I first started using essential oils I was a bit frustrated trying to find the best brand to get. I do not want to buy something overpriced that wasn't worth it, but I also didn't want to waste money on cheep, low quality oils.
I did a lot of research and found out that most people either like doTERRA, or Mountain Rose Herbs the best. Now, I do love Mountain Rose Herbs for their quality of product, so when I saw how much less their essential oils were, I was concerned that they may not be as pure as doTERRA. I also was very interested in being a doTERRA consultant, because I was so excited about their products, but I DON'T want to have anyone buy something at my recommendation that is overpriced and wastes their money! I really wanted to be sure of doTERRA!
So I emailed Kyley who has the web-sight Easy Aromatherapy Recipes (which you should check out her page, she has great stuff on there!), sharing with her these concerns I had, and asking for answers! I told her that I was excited about selling doTERRA, but not if they weren't worth the money, I mean why spend extra if they are as good as Mountain Rose Herbs. This is from her webpage, and as you can see she knows what she is talking about! She isn't new to essential oils! Here is what her webpage says about her:
"I have a thriving aromatherapy website, a successful offline product line and a wonderful group of friendly aromatherapy enthusiasts who email me regularly for advice.
And a lot of real-world experience using essential oils to make natural home remedies and products for my home and family."
So you can tell she is an expert on the subject, and she gave me a great reply to my email thoroughly explaining the situation. It was so good I have to share! Here is what Kyley said:
Hi Brittney, I'm glad you got in touch :)
The difference is in the quality.
Like you, I wasn't interested in selling expensive essential oils. I wasn't even interested in trying them. But my friend Diane sent me some doTerra lavender and I compared it with my lavender - and WOW! not only could I smell the difference the second I opened the bottle, but I could literally feel the difference in my body when I put some on.
Mountain Rose oils are great if all you want to do is play with them and make sweet-smelling bath treats. doTerra oils are for health care. They're so powerful they can replace most over the counter medications like Pepto Bismol, Tylenol, allergy medication, etc. And folks are successfully using the oils for asthma, diabetes and other more serious health concerns. They really, really work!
Here's what did it for me: My neice Kate had serious asthma until we got a handle on it with doTerra oils. My sister tried a ton of natural treatments as well as medication, but nothing worked until doTerra.
Kate's 9 now and has a completely normal life, but until we found doTerra she couldn't play outside or be near pets or perfumes or carpet or, frankly, have much of a life at all.When she was small, we would sit around taking turns holding her and watching to see if she would turn blue. Then we would take her to the hospital so they could put her on oxygen. The hospital said not to bring her in unless she was blue. It was so scary. By the age of 2 Kate was on 2 adult strength steroid puffers, and they just didn't work. It was awful - we felt completely powerless.
BUT... doTerra oils stop Kate's asthma attacks. Now she'll say to my sister, "Mom, I'm feeling a little wheezy" and Beth rubs a blend called Breathe on her back, and she's fine within a couple of minutes. If it's a bad attack, Beth makes a "puffer" using Frankincense and Peppermint in her hand for Kate to inhale.
It's absolutely amazing how the essential oils can do what prescription puffers couldn't. Nowadays Kate plays outside, swims in the pool, pets the neighbor's cats and generally lives a normal life because of the oils. Other oils and natural methods did NOT have that effect on her breathing.
And that's why I believe in doTerra. I think they're worth every penny. I also think that when you compare the cost of the oils against the cost of doctor's visits and medication, you're getting an incredible deal. The oils costs less, they have no side effects, and they're safe and non-addictive. I wish more people understood how they work!
That's why I recommend both brands on my site - Mountain Rose for playing with, doTerra for health.
I personally only use doTerra oils because I can't stand to put a less pure oil on my body. Turns out essential oil suppliers can label a bottle "pure essential oil" as long as there's more than 5% of pure essential oil in it. They don't have to disclose any other ingredients, such as synthetic scent-boosters or other diluents. It's like saying that fast food hamburgers are 100% pure beef. Sure, the beef that's in them is 100% pure... but what about the rest of the junk in the burger?
I feel really good about sharing doTerra with folks because even though they cost more than other oils, I truly feel like I'm helping people - not only to care for their health in a better way, but to save money in the long run because they don't need doctor visits or medication as much (or at all!) when they use the oils.
Wow, that was a loooong email! I'm so passionate about doTerra it's hard to stop :) If you want to know more about how doTerra's quality is different than other brands - like the testing they do, etc. - I'd be happy to explain. Go ahead and ask all your questions about the doTerra oils and the business, and I'll answer them for you.
I mentor folks in how to get their doTerra business up and running, and I'd be happy to help you if you decide to go this route. If you'd like, we can chat by phone - so much faster!
Glad you emailed Brittney, and best of luck with your search for extra income!
So there you have it, doTERRA is the best!! Yay so good to know!!
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