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doTERRA-RIFM partnership to pioneer advanced essential oil research

18/06/2020 11:28 AM

KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 -- doTERRA has been accepted as a supporting member of the world-renowned Research Institute for Fragrance Materials (RIFM).

According to a statement, doTERRA has become the first global aromatherapy and essential oils company to be granted the membership based on a unanimous vote from the organisation’s board of directors. 

RIFM also invited doTERRA scientists to contribute knowledge on essential oils and expertise as part of the organisation’s natural complex substances working group.

RIFM’s purpose is to gather and analyse scientific data, engage in testing and evaluation, distribute information, cooperate with official agencies and encourage uniform safety standards related to the use of fragrance ingredients.

As members, doTERRA will have access to RIFM’s comprehensive database on fragrance and flavour ingredients, which provides upwards of 70,000 references that include over 135,000 human health and environmental studies on more than 6,000 materials.

“This partnership is part of an initiative to perform safety assessments on natural complex substances, such as essential oils. RIFM produces the most authoritative and comprehensive fragrance safety evaluations in the world,” said doTERRA chief medical officer, Dr Russell J. Osguthorpe.

“Together, we will improve the worldwide understanding of the science and safety behind essential oils, as well as their uses aromatically, topically and internally.”


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