Science & Research

For those of you who want to dig in to the science, this page will take you to some of the most cutting edge research, as well as results for specific oils.

Clinical Research

In the last two decades alone, more than 10,000 studies evaluating essential oils and their constituents have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals.


Molecular Docking

doTERRA scientists went beyond the microscope and began using innovative research methods and cutting-edge simulation technology—never previously used to investigate essential oils.



 In modern science, pharmacokinetics refers to the study of what a living organism does to a substance; in this context, the movement of essential oils through the human body. The study of pharmacokinetics involves four basic steps...



doTERRA scientists are also developing truly evidence-based usage guidelines with research into how essential oils are absorbed, distributed, metabolized, and excreted from the body.



According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 1 in 5 U.S. adults report regularly experiencing stressful situations that they need assistance with1. Combining the mood modulating effects of Lavender, Coriander, Fennel, and Wild Orange essential oils, the doTERRA Adaptiv Calming Blend Capsules provide a natural solution. But it isn’t just volatile aromatic compounds that make Adaptiv Capsules so powerful. Adaptiv also contains precise amounts of other naturally sourced compounds, which support emotional stability and calmness. One of these compounds is a chemical that is produced within the body and can also be found in our diets...GABA