Okay. So there's a lot of reasons why we chose to partner with doTerra rather than any other essential oil brand on the market. The quality and wild harvested origin being the top one. The company's view on sustainability, giving back to communities that aligns perfectly with my own values + their beyond organic policy. Win. Win. Win.
doTERRA sources all their oils from where the plants best thirves, in their natural habitat. For us, working with indigenous plants is a must, a bottom-line. You then get to enjoy all the amazing benefits that come with letting nature rule. Thank you Mama Earth! When plants are grown in optimla soil, temperature and climate, they produce a higher quality essential oil - just as nature intended.
In order to work with committed partners and to ensure the best growing conditions, doTERRA sources essential oils from across the globe. With an ever-expanding product line that includes over 100 different essential oils sourced from over 40 nations,
doTERRA places great value on the expert knowledge of local farmers—many of whom have nurtured essential oil plants for generations. doTERRA recruits their expertise into a Global Botanical Network and, in so doing, responsibly supports thousands of jobs around the world.
Please take a minute to learn more about co-impact sourcing - creating awareness around the origin of our oils is important in conscious consumption.
Healing hands foundation
The doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation seeks to bring healing and hope to the world, for lives free of disease and poverty, and to ultimately empower impoverished communities with the tools needed to become self-reliant.
Healing Hands foundation are doing some mind-blowing things for the oil-producing communities that doTERRA work with, for example:
Haiti, home of our Vetiver - clean drinking water. Earlier, children walked hours-long to collect water for their families.
Guatemala, home of our Cardamom -education in feminine hygiene; teaching women about moon cycles, sexual health and sexual responsibility.
Bulgaria, home of our Lavender - housing orphans (16-18 years), needing a safe haven to live in as well as learning hospitality skills to re-integrate into the world with confidence.
Somalia, home of our Frankincense - the foundation has ensured education for farmers' daughters, this in a culture where schooling usually is offered exclusively for boys.
These success stories are a few examples. We are pretty much in awe and feel honoured to partner with such a passionate and soulful organisation that has a burning desire to see through the heart and bear Earth's future in mind.
Essential oils are created vastly differently – and you can rest assured that doTERRA is top of the line, CPTG (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade), which means they are 100% natural, nothing else added, no traces, pure and powerful. In fact, we call them Beyond Organic.
From co-owner and Vice-Presdient, Emily Wright:
“Many of doTERRA’s essential oils are certified organic, others are ECOCERT, and some do not have any certification. The reason for this is because we source from so many developing countries. The certification requirements and availability differs from country to country. Some countries don’t even have a certification offering.
For example, it costs $2,500 for a grower to receive organic certification in Madagascar. This certification lasts two years. Most of the time, an inspector never even visits the farm to verify that they are, in fact, growing organically. The fee is what matters here. However, most of the growers in this impoverished country cannot afford the certification, although they are all growing by the same standards. Pesticides and herbicides are not used.
The reason doTERRA has chosen not to print “certified organic” or “ECOCERT” on our labels is because each lot has different certifications. Some of our Ylang Ylang may come in with organic certification and another lot may not have the certification. These two lots meet the very same quality standards. They go through the same battery of tests and are both certified not to contain pesticides, herbicides, fillers, synthetics, or added natural compounds. There is no difference in the quality or purity. One producer simply paid a fee to be certified organic and another did not.
When we say that our oils are better than organic, it is because we have the ability to see even the smallest component in each lot of oil. If there is anything contained in the essential oil that was not naturally produced by nature in the plant with nothing added, it is rejected. That’s what I love about our Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade process. We work with the best analytical scientists in the world–nothing gets past them!”
Each batch of doTERRA essential oils goes through a battery of rigorous tests to ensure you and your family receive only the most pure, potent, and effective oils on earth. Enter your unique Quality ID to view GC/MS test results from an independent, verified third party lab. doTERRA are committed to providing you the highest quality oil, every time.