Essential oils come from plants. They are extracted from seeds, roots, stems, flowers, barks, needles, and fruit rinds. There’s nothing added to the oil or taken away from it. They are simply pure essential oils with amazing health benefits and no side effects or addictions. They are safe for all ages, from babies to the elderly and everyone in between. They are incredibly powerful: a pure oil is about 50-70 times more powerful than herbs. One drop of peppermint essential oil is equivalent to drinking 28 cups of peppermint tea! What I love most about dōTERRA oils is the CPTG standard. It stands for Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade, and this is what makes them medicinal grade. It means these oils are completely pure and potent. Pure means there are no foreign contaminants or fillers. Potent means that each plant was grown in a part of the world where that plant grows best, resulting in the absolute best chemistry for that plant. When you have the ideal natural chemistry, the essential oil extracted does exactly what we want it to do for our health. This is why dōTERRA oils are the most trusted in hospitals and doctor offices around the globe.