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All The Proof YOU Need on Why doTERRA is Actually Better Than Young Living

This post has been on my mind for a long time and I’m finally finding the words to put it together in a way that hopefully won’t offend too many.

In my own essential oil health journey I’ve done a lot of research and experimentation here at home to support the areas of my life I wanted to focus on, like transitioning to natural cleaners and focusing on specific areas of my health.  A lot of those stories I share in this blog to help you in your own natural health journey.  When I started out on my journey, I wanted to see for myself what would work best and was open to possibilities for what the results could look like. doTERRA’s products and oils have worked time and again in almost everything I have transitioned as well as had a positive financial outcome in our family budget. I now know why I’ve seen the results I have and will share with you via this post.

doTERRA’s essential oils have many incredible qualities from the actual oil itself to the channel it takes from the ground to your home. Each oil has a beautiful story of how it positively impacts many lives and supports our health. I personally love the company that shows you the lives impacted and jobs created as a result of an oil over their sales growth charts. This is a company that I believe truly and sincerely cares for the world we live in and everyone in it. They absolutely do seem to care more about people over profit and I feel that when I open one of their oils.

Despite all these incredible facts, there are still some, you know who you are, that think it’s ok to use other essential oil brands. I’ve heard it all from doTERRA being too expensive to thinking some other brand is just better. From what I have learned and experienced with doTERRA and seen what has happened with other brands, it makes me concerned for people who use oils other than doTERRA.

So, today I’m going to debunk the top things people have told me when I learn they use Young Living over doTERRA and give you the hard facts about why you are not seeing results from using YL oils.

Debunked Myth #1: doTERRA is More Expensive

The truth is you do get what you pay for and essential oils is not an exception.

YES, you can purchase less expensive oils but I caution you to consider what is in that bottle of oil you get from somewhere else. If you’re comfortable not knowing where it came from, how it was distilled, how and if it was quality tested or even what is in it then by all means enjoy your less expensive oil.

More than 80% of the essential oils on the market today are fake, impure, adulterated or contaminated. I am sorry to tell you this too, but the $5 gallon jug of “essential oil” you find at most big box retailers is not an authentic essential oil. You might as well just resume purchasing traditional cleaners and air fresheners that you can buy at the grocery store.

When it comes to Young Living and doTERRA,  I have heard YL is less than doTERRA but just as good.  For me, quality trumps cost when it comes to essential oils and I obviously want the best I can afford but I do have a budget to live within as well.  Quality and purity are not something I’m willing sacrifice to save a couple bucks so this isn’t even something I would consider a factor with YL.

This idea YL is less expensive than doTERRA has actually prevented some people from enrolling with a wholesale membership with me to get doTERRA so I finally checked it out myself. Was the difference on price a couple bucks or was it really doTERRA was way out of the park compared to YL?

I pulled both companies product guides and compared side-by-side all of the oils both of these companies currently offer and cost of the oils at retail and wholesale pricing.

Ready to be shocked?

In the majority of cases, and I went through the entire product guide of both companies, Young Living was more expensive on both retail and wholesale prices than doTERRA.  I counted less than a handful of times where doTERRA was actually higher on either retail or wholesale prices.

The majority of the time YL oils were over $5 more than doTERRA oils.

yl price compare

Don’t take my word for it though – you can see it for yourself.

Here is the link to the Young Living Product Guide  I used:   https://issuu.com/youngliving/docs/yl_productguide

And here is the link to the doTERRA Product Guide I used:    https://media.doterra.com/us/en/brochures/product-guide.pdf

I have printed out the picture above to show people the next time I hear YL is less than doTERRA.

Debunked Myth #2: YL Works Better Than doTERRA

YL has a shady past and has been proven guilty of cutting corners for corporate gains in the past.  See the post I wrote on this topic previously here:   https://dragonspitapothecary.wordpress.com/2018/08/29/the-case-between-yl-and-doterra/

That tells me the company is less concerned with quality over profit but that is my humble opinion. As consumers we constantly hear of companies that have major recalls or are sued for major injuries, illnesses, diseases and even death for cutting corners on safety and quality. Why then would you expose yourself intentionally to a company known to have done these types of things in their operations?

With a thorough read of the YL product guide and corporate website, you can see for yourself there are gaps in the quality and therefore benefit someone would realize from using a YL oil.