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Little Known Ways to Know the Difference

I am amazed at all the different essential oil brands available these days. Seriously, they are every where!

If you are new to oils then quite possibly these are some of your initial impression questions:

  1. How do you know what is a good one to try?

  2. Aren’t they all the same?

  3. Good Gravy, how are the prices all over the place on these things?

I use and distribute doTERRA essential oils because the research showed me they were the right ones for me and my family. doTERRA was recently recognized as the 2018 Global Leader of essential oils as well. Their standards for quality are excellent and I’ve never been disappointed with any of their oils. 

However, let’s say you’re brand new to oils and you’re not sure if doTERRA would be right for you. How do you safely experiment and not dump a truck of money into this endeavor without knowing what you like?


If you know someone who distributes oils a really good way to try them is to ask for a sample. I love sharing samples with new people, because the first time you try them it will knock your socks off.

I often hear people go, “whoa I didn’t know it would be like that.” or “wow, that little drop and it did all that!”

However, depending on the person and company they distribute for you could be setting yourself up for some hounding to buy as soon as that sample is provided. I personally do not hound and hate hearing it when someone else does it. That’s just not what I believe is right and it’s certainly not the culture we practice at doTERRA.

My best advice in this situation would be:

  1. Ask for a sample and say you are wanting to try it or that you are trying various brands before deciding

  2. Respond to the follow up call or email you will receive from the person who gave you the sample. You WILL receive a follow up communication. Please don’t avoid and run away. You asked for the sample so the person who shared with you would like to know how it worked for you.

  3. Ask them questions if you have any.

  4. Let them know what you think about the oil. Let them know if you’re interested or not.