APRC Workshop (Convention 2020) – cancelled

The Aromatic Plant Research Center Workshop

Aromatic Plant Research Center

Join CEO of APRC, Aaron Sorensen as he provides an opportunity to get up close and personal with the science behind essential oils. APRC conducts testing and research providing a reliable source for verifying essential oil purity. This interactive session includes a live testing demonstration.

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Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
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15.04.2020 10:00
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15.04.2020 15:00
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This event was cancelled by dōTERRA on March 13th due to COVID-19 (Corona virus) being upgraded to a pandemic, and to ensure a safe environment for the dōTERRA community.

More information is available on the dōTERRA website, including a FAQ for those affected by the cancellation.


The post below is no longer current, but reflects the original schedule for Convention 2020.

The Aromatic Plant Research Center

The Aromatic Plant Research Center (APRC) is a state-of-the-art laboratory that utilises a variety of methods to detect adulteration and confirm the purity of essential oils. Their executive advisory board is internationally renowned for quality control testing and expertise within the essential oil industry.

APRC aspires to re-imagine the essential oil industry by conducting state-of-the-art quality testing, performing ground breaking research, producing cutting edge publications, and creating unparalleled educational materials on essential oils. Their goal is to ensure that their clients have access to the most sophisticated and verified means of testing possible. This process includes compiling existing publications, interviewing experienced producers, conducting field research, gathering raw materials, improving distillation methods, advancing testing capabilities, discovering new chemotypes, developing new therapeutic uses, and so forth. This research will further develop their understanding of the purest essential oils in the world and will influence many publications soon to be available to the public as additional educational tools.


With an estimated 80% of all commercially available ‘pure’ essential oils revealed as adulterated in some way, this third-party lab provides companies like doTERRA with a reliable source for verifying essential oil purity. By utilising APRC’s expert services and their decades of combined experience in testing essential oil purity, doTERRA is able to deliver on their mission of providing you the best quality of essential oil that money can buy. With up to 60 different tests completed on each oil, they’re so confident that they are giving you exactly as nature intended by sharing the results with you via sourcetoyou.com.

APRC Workshop

Please join CEO of APRC, Aaron Sorensen as he provides this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with the science behind essential oils. Learn how and why 80% of essential oils are adulterated and the lengths APRC go to in order to spot the fake and call it out. This interactive session will include a live testing demonstration and will leave you empowered with the ability to sort your Limonenes from your Linalools, to understand better how essential oils can allow you to truly thrive.

Aaron Sorensen, APRC CEO

Aaron Sorensen is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Miami. He received undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Material Engineering from the University of Utah and went on to receive a Master’s of Science from Colorado Tech. Aaron has spent over a decade managing teams focused on Quality Assurance and R&D in the dental, cosmetic, food and dietary supplement, and essential oil industries. Recently Aaron has concentrated his studies and efforts in essential oil sourcing and purity testing, building relationships with more than 50 producers worldwide through on-the-ground development in over 25 countries.



Sourced from doTERRA NZ event page here.

This workshop is part of the dōTERRA AU/NZ Thrive Convention 2020

Information on the convention and other workshops can be found here here


Last updated 7 months ago by Richard

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