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Ethical and effective; what’s the common ingredient?

At Align we are always looking for natural effective ways to support our client’s health and wellbeing journeys. As passionate, experienced and qualified health professionals we only ever want to offer the very best to our clients, which is why we have no hesitation in recommending and integrating dōTERRA essential oils into our care offering. Not only are they proven to be effective in supporting immune function and health, but they are one of the most rigorously tested and safe products available in this market.

The name “dōTERRA” is a Latin derivative meaning “gift of the Earth.” A relatively new essential oil company dōTERRA was born in the spring of 2008, when a group of health-care and business professionals who shared profound personal experiences with the life-enhancing benefits of essential oils came together with a common vision of bringing a new standard of tested-grade essential oils to the world. They wanted something different that would appeal to all people—from those who knew nothing of essential oils, to those who were considered experts in the field. Though dōTERRA has experienced phenomenal growth, these same individuals work to maintain the culture of a small company where everyone has a voice and a place, and that initial goal and vison remains at the forefront of the companies priorities.

Ethical sourcing

dōTERRA uses a global network of farmers and growers to source their essential oils. Utilising generations of knowledge, these growers know exactly when to harvest the plants, and which specific parts of the plants to harvest in order to maximise both the purity and potency of essential oils. In addition to supplying the highest quality dōTERRA is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of farmers, harvesters, and distillers who contribute to dōTERRA’ s oil production. To ensure that small scale farmers and harvesters in disadvantaged areas are treated ethically, dōTERRA has introduced an initiative called Co-Impact Sourcing.

This initiative seeks to develop long-term, mutually beneficial supplier partnerships while creating sustainable jobs and providing reliable income in underdeveloped areas. dōTERRA is committed to the ethical treatment of its suppliers by providing on-time payments at fair prices. Additionally, the dōTERRA Healing Hands Foundation® helps support development projects in sourcing communities. Projects include schools, health clinics, improved infrastructure and clean water systems.

It is this ethical mindset combined with the dedication to produce and supply only the highest quality essential oils that have made DōTERRA the fastest growing company and the leader in this industry.

Where do Essential Oils Come From?

A variety of plants cover the Earth in different shapes, sizes, colours, and scents. Many of these plants contain compounds that typically can’t be seen with the naked eye—they hide within the roots, flowers, seeds, bark, or other areas of the plant. These compounds are known as essential oils and are mixtures, sometimes containing almost 300 substances. Also referred to as volatile aromatic compounds, with over 3000 discovered so far these compounds greatly determine the benefit, aroma, and nature of each essential oil.

How do Essential Oils Work?

Through advances in chemical testing, researchers have identified the various molecules within essential oils that determine their scents, uses and other beneficial properties. It is the complexity of this chemical makeup that makes them highly potent and effective in their protective mechanisms. These notable benefits stem from a range of the essential oil’s properties including antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer activity, antioxidant, insecticidal, stress-reducing, wound healing, and more. Essential oils can be absorbed through the skin, inhaled or ingested (depending on the specific product and its purity).


When inhaled, essential oil molecules stimulate smell receptors in the nose sending chemical messages through nerves to the brain’s limbic system, which affects moods and emotions. Molecules inhaled through the mouth or nose are also carried to the lungs and interact with the respiratory system. It is understood that inhalation of essential oils can affect the body through several systems and pathways, and this is what is believed to lead to the physiological effects experienced in the body (National Institutes of Health – NIH).

Topical application

When inhaled, the absorption of essential oils by the nose is as fast as an intravenous injection. In comparison, the absorption of essential oils through the skin is slower, because some of their chemical compounds need to pass through the fat layers under the skin and may even get stored there. Research suggests when applied to the skin essential oil compounds are carried by the bloodstream to every cell within the body in a matter of minutes crossing cell membranes and working directly with your cells. It is this ability of an essential oil to cross cell membranes thus providing every cell within the body the specific, complex, molecular constituents of that individual essential oil; thus, providing the beneficial properties of that oil or blend (antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory etc).


Ingestion of essential oils is common practice within Europe and considered safe and highly effective for the above reasons. The important factor to consider is ensuring ONLY therapeutic grade, high quality oils are used. The debate in regards the safety of ingesting essential oils comes from the fact that not all essential oils are created equal and a large number contain synthetics, pesticides, chemicals and fillers making them highly toxic and damaging to the liver and kidneys. At Align we only recommend dōTERRA as a trusted product in terms of quality, testing and safety. If we recommend ingestion as part of a therapeutic protocol this will be done under specific guidance considering all necessary safety precautions. 

Reducing toxic load for the whole family

Whether you take essential oils internally, enjoy the aromatic benefits, or apply topically, essential oils empower individuals to naturally maintain their well-being and the well-being of their family with the utmost confidence. dōTERRA offers a selection of single essential oils and a variety of specialty blends. Whilst single oils contain unique benefits, essential oil blends create a synergistic effect that boosts the potential benefits even more. In addition to the essential oils and proprietary essential oil blends, you can also experience essential oils in many common products – wintergreen in chewing gum, melaleuca in hair products, and peppermint in toothpaste.

dōTERRA continually seeks new and innovative ways to incorporate the benefits of essential oils in products that you and your family use, giving you an effective and safe alternative to chemical products to ones which harness the effective power of nature. dōTERRA’ s additional range includes:

• Skin care

• Hair Care

• Spa products

• Wellness supplements

• Home and cleaning

• Weight management

When it comes to your well-being and the well-being of your family, you want to know for certain that what you’re giving them is both safe and effective. When it comes to essential oils, that means a blend of traditional and modern approaches.

The dōTERRA commitment to quality goes beyond proper sourcing of essential oils. It also considers modern practices of testing to ensure purity, potency, and consistency. Using cutting-edge technologies and world-renowned chemists who specialise in the analysis and identification of aromatic compounds, dōTERRA tests each batch of essential oil to make sure that you are receiving the purest and highest quality oil every time. At Align we pride ourselves on delivering proactive, safe, effective, and natural healthcare, which is why dōTERRA is a perfect partner to our services

When it comes to your well-being and the well-being of your loved ones, we know that you only want the very best. With dōTERRA, you’ll know that is exactly what you are receiving. We invite you to experience for yourself what dōTERRA essential oils and essential oil-infused products can do for you.

Contact Align today: 01534 789 367 | 

Marie-Chrstine Dix
Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) M.Chiro & Managing Director

Jersey-born chiropractor Marie-Christine, is dedicated to promoting good health choices within the island’s community.