Why DoTERRA essential oils?
DoTERRA seeks out plants from areas that they are either:
Indigenously grown, or
Best thriving, due to humidity, soil condition and sustainability practices.
These efforts ensure that as consumers, we’re receiving a product that provides the absolute best chemistry for our bodies. Every single drop of oil must meet strict testing, and to do this, the following is required:
Rigorous testing assures the presence of desired therapeutic qualities
Third party testing guarantees absence of toxins, contaminants and microorganisms
Purity of oils guarantees no negative side effects or drug interactions
It’s important to note that these oils contain no herbicides, pesticides, weeds or fillers… just pure magnificence from Mother Nature, captured in a sweet little amber bottle, wrapped in a doTERRA label. And, if ever testing doesn’t meet their strict standards, quite simply, that oil will be taken off the market. I don't know about you, but that gives me a lot of confidence in their integrity.
But there’s another (more touching) reason why doTERRA spans the globe to source their oils. Every time you buy a bottle of doTERRA essential oil, you're voting to support every single person involved in the supply chain.
Let me introduce you to Co-Impact Sourcing
DoTERRA’s oil collection is sourced from over 40 countries, half of which are developing nations.
This offers an opportunity to provide resources that may or may not have otherwise been available to these communities.
Think about the current big corporation culture, whose M.O. is to create the most product, as cheaply as possible, for the biggest profit. When this is your guiding goal, it’s the people – the workers – who are treated as a second thought. This is evidenced in sweatshops and factories; people being underpaid and treated badly.
doTERRA, on the other hand, has a relationship with their partners on the ground because here’s the thing:
These communities have some of the best raw material for oils on the planet
and we have the largest market in the world for them.
With nearly seven million customers, doTERRA has the largest essential oil database in history, and I know I can speak on behalf of thousands, millions, of people when I say that each and every time I purchase my oils, I love knowing I’m voting with my dollar. Voting for a co-impact sourcing model that supports real families, communities and villages on the ground who are providing us with the blessings of a plant that they have grown up around and tended to all their lives.
These farmers, growers and distillers get paid fairly, on time and often receive a profit share of their batches. They’re able to provide for their families, send their children to school, and go to sleep with peace in their heart knowing with certainty that they will have work tomorrow.
Please know that when you’re buying your Ice Blue, it’s not just your sore muscles that are benefiting. The Wintergreen in Ice Blue is hand picked by women in Nepal, and you have literally contributed to their wellbeing as a community.
Rather than laying down lavender farms all over Utah - doTERRA’s home state - instead, we source our lavender
Vetiver from Haiti.
Oregano from Turkey.
Wintergreen from Nepal.
Frankincense from Somalia.
Cardamom from Guatemala.
Ylang Ylang from Madagascar.
Douglas Fir from New Zealand.
Lemon and bergamot from Sicily.
Lemongrass from Southern India.
Tea Tree and eucalyptus from right here, in Australia.
The relationships that doTERRA has with their growers, farmers, harvesters and distillers are far from merely transactional. Long-term, cooperative, family-like bonds are created. Working this closely with communities only highlights our privilege here in the West.
That’s where doTERRA’s Healing Hands Foundation comes in, and it all starts with a simple question: ‘What it is that your community really requires right now that we can provide some assistance with?’
doTERRA doesn't assume that they know the answer. They listen. Sometimes the needs of varying communities differ, but often the themes are similar. Water. Medical. Schooling. Health Education.
In Haiti, the children were walking hours each day to bring back a few gallons of water for their tribe. They now have fresh drinking water that flows freely from a faucet.
In Somaliland, the Frankincense harvesters requested that doTERRA build schools for their sons. ‘On one condition,’ doTERRA responded. ‘You must allow your daughters to be educated also.’ (And we all know how much that will change the world!)
There are currently dozens of Healing Hands projects taking place all of over the globe, and as doTERRA wellness advocates, we get the opportunity to contribute to these projects by donating right here.