For those who have requested my source documentation that I used in my decision making process, I have it referenced by section below with links to the respective information:
Time on the Market:
Product/Method Similarity Comparisons:
Raindrop Technique (YL) vs, AromaTouch Technique (DT)
Thieves product line–Cleaning & Oral Care (YL) vs. On Guard product line (DT)
Thieves EO Blend (YL) vs. On Guard EO Blend (DT) (You will need to scroll to it)
Valor EO Blend (YL) vs. Balance EO Blend (DT) (doTerra has since replaced Rosewood in their Balance blend with Ho Wood)
Raven EO Blend (YL) vs. Breathe EO Blend (DT)
DiGize EO Blend (YL) vs. DigestZen EO BLend (DT)
This was determined by doing a product count scrolling through pages. I’ll link the start page for each company.
Using the links mentioned in the above section I took a representative sample of a few oils (which I will do below) and compared them at full retail and at wholesale discount. YL offers 24% off retail for wholesale accounts, and doTerra offers 25% off retail for wholesale accounts. For simplicity, I will show simply the retail. (this was done in 2012, so times and prices have changed).
Lemon EO: Young Living (15ml)–$14.80 doTerra (15ml)–$13.33 Cost difference: $1.47 doTerra is less expensive
Thieves EO Blend (15ml–YL)–$44.41 OnGuard EO Blend (15ml–DT)–$42.67 Cost difference: $1.74 doTerra is less expensive
Valor EO Blend (15ml–YL)–$28.62 Balance EO Blend (15ml–DT)–$26.67 Cost difference: $1.95 doTerra is less expensive
Eucalyptus Radiata: Young Living (15ml)–$24.34 doTerra (15ml)–$18.67 Cost difference: $5.67 doTerra is less expensive
Marketing/Nature of CPTG Trademark:
doTerra CPTG page on website (2012)
When you view the screenshot linked above pay attention to their disclosure at the very bottom of the page in very small print which explains that this phrase does not imply any outside governing body’s certification or approval.
Farms/Distilleries (explains farming operations and provides links to individual pages per farm)
Quality Information (explains extent of involvement in source material grown/distillation, types of testing done)
doTerra Fact sheet (explains oils are sourced not personally grown or distilled)
doTerra Fact sheet (explains GC/MC testing)
CPTG page (explains above)
Lawsuits Source Text: (for Exodus section)
Legal Update from October 16, 2014
Contrary to some incorrect claims that the Utah courts tossed out the entirety of Young Living’s Lawsuit against doTerra, the majority of the lawsuit was given the ok to proceed.
In fact the items that were dismissed were NOT dismissed because the claims were found to be groundless, but because they were not filed within the statute of limitations for those sorts of activities. In fact, the court interpretation can be found in the following link. (You may find the original document here explaining the changes in the case)
Interestingly, doTerra released this press release implying that the matter was settled. According to the above linked Young Living document, Young Living is continuing to pursue the remaining portions of the lawsuit that were not deemed to be outside the statute of limitations.
Hope this provides you with the information that you need!
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