Doterra: Gift of the Earth or of the Laboratory?
The Birch Report
Overview: Doterra’s Birch Oil has been scientifically analyzed by a world leader of environmental laboratory services. It was discovered in this analysis that the Methyl Salicylate found in Doterra’s Birch Oil does not match that of a birch origin, but does match that of a mixture of synthetic and wintergreen origins. As with the Ethyl Vanillin found in Doterra’s Peppermint Oils, the discovery of a Synthetic Methyl Salicylate in Doterra’s Birch Oil is not consistent with Doterra’s claim that all of its oils are certified to be 100% pure and natural
The Peppermint Report
Overview: Five separate scientific analyses were performed by three independent research facilities and each showed conclusively that Doterra’s Peppermint oil, one of its top selling oils, contains synthetic compound called Ethyl Vanillin gives Doterra’s Peppermint Oil its noticeably sweet aroma, but Ethyil Vanillin is not found in narure, it’s man-made compound. This is inconsistent with Dotraa’s claim that its oil are certified to be 100% pure and natural.
The Dangers of Ethyl Vanillin: According to a study published in the Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association on the toxicity of Ethyl Vanillin in laboratory animals, repeated doses of Ethyl Vanillin caused loss of appetite and weight, muscular weakness and death in coma. See: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jps.3030291001/abstract