“CPTG” stands for “Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade” and is a registered trademark of dōTERRA. It indicates that an essential oil is pure and generally regarded as safe for consumption by people and pets. There is no specific regulatory agency that oversees the quality and claims of essential oil products, so the CPTG standard is an attempt by dōTERRA to differentiate high quality, consumption-grade oils from oils that could be harmful or toxic. The term and mark are somewhat controversial within the essential oil community because it is dōTERRA’s own standard, but considering there is no other major indicator for purity or quality within the industry it seems like a step in the right direction of protecting users.
Many products claiming to be essential oils are often not pure aromatic extracts (essential oils) and contain fillers and non-aromatic compounds. There are also no current regulatory standards for the descriptive use of “therapeutic grade” for products labeled as essential oils. The Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade CPTG® mark represents dōTERRA’s own internal standards for sourcing and testing pure aromatic botanical extracts using independent laboratory analysis.
The dōTERRA brand and registered CPTG® mark represent dōTERRA’s guarantee of pure essential oil extracts that meet high standards for both purity and material composition and for accurate product labeling. dōTERRA sources plants from all over the world in which each plant is found indigenously, grown under the right conditions, harvested at the right time, and cared for in the right way throughout the essential oil production process. Every batch of oil is tested by a third party, which enables every bottle to be of 100% CPTG quality, which is the highest standard available on the market today.