dōTERRA searches the globe to find the best locations to grow the plants for each essential oil, teaming up with local farmers whose families have been growing and harvesting that plant for generations. The company then forms cooperatives, teaching the farmers improved growing techniques, harvesting and distilling methods and paying fair wages.
dōTERRA is committed to improving the conditions in their partner communities: If local living conditions need improvement, dōTERRA’s Healing Hands foundation jumps into action, building water pipes, orphanages and hospitals. Every single bottle of essential oil you buy, makes a positive difference to someone at the very end of the supply chain. Check out the video on sourcing Frankincense in Somalia below.
QUALITY & TESTING
It might surprise you to know that not all essential oils are alike – there is little regulation. Many essential oils actually contain synthetics or chemical residues, even when they are labelled as pure. dōTERRA oils are 100% natural, food grade and of the highest quality of Certified Therapeutic Grade oils. Every single batch of dōTERRA oils go through internal and third party testing, and their quality is ensured through:
• Sourcing plants from their native growing region, rather than farming in areas where the plant wouldn’t normally grow. This means that climate, soil condition and environment all contribute to ensuring the oils are of the highest possible grade.
• Rigorous product testing, which assures the presence of desired therapeutic qualities.
•Third party testing to guarantee the absence of toxins, contaminants and microorganisms.
Founded in 2008 by experts in the Essential Oils business, there are no outside investors with dōTERRA – the owners personally funded the start-up and own 100% of the company. This means, no-one can change the ethics of the company, which as happened with so many companies who started out small and wonderful, and then got bought up and had no say in the sourcing of their products anymore. dōTERRA is now the largest oil company in the world, totally ethical and debt-free.
dōTERRA is built on integrity with the purpose to give back: By creating great consumable products (essential oils, natural supplements, healthy household products and hair and beauty products) they invest in the communities they work with. Through the Healing Hands Foundation, the company and their wellness advocates reach out to serve those in need, partnering with Days for Girls, Operation Underground Railroad and Mentors International. The focus, as with everything in dōTERRA is on education: Communities are empowered with the tools needed to become self-reliant, and the end consumer has access to a huge amount of free content and resources designed to help empowering people to manage their own physical, emotional, spiritual and financial wellness.
LOYALTY REWARDS PROGRAM (LRP)
As a thank you for your loyalty, the doTERRA Loyalty Rewards Program (LRP) provides free product credits (points - think of it like air miles) for monthly purchases ordered on the program. It is easy to set up and you won’t sign into a long-term contract – if you don’t want any oils you cancel your LRP.
But the rewards are superb. As a participant in the Loyalty Rewards Program, you will immediately begin to earn points that can be used as cash to purchase dōTERRA products. The longer you participate, the more points and free products you can earn—up to 30% of your total monthly Loyalty Rewards purchases! Get your own dōTERRA account here