the doTERRA Difference

When it comes to supporting my family’s health, only the top-of-the line essential oils will do.  As I testified earlier, I wanted to use these for my family, so I had to be 100% confident that what I purchased was not only free from adulterations, pesticides and synthetics , but was also backed by a company whose core vision has always been sourcing and producing essential oils.

As this industry continues to grow at the rate it is, you will see “essential oils” popping up from companies or stores that don’t know the first thing about them, much less what a true certified pure therapeutic grade essential oil is. This should make you step back and question.

I often wonder how many people are seeing essential oils come to the forefront of wellness and automatically think that your local organic market would be the best place to snag them up. I have to be honest, the old me totally would have. There can’t be that big of a difference…plus it says 100% pure, it has to be okay right? #wrong



There are two major factors that play a role in the effectiveness and quality of essential oils:


When oils contain fillers or other elements that dilute and alter their purity, their ability to function at their highest capacity is compromised. In order to enjoy all of the benefits of essential oils,they must be used in their purest form.

Every single batch of dōTERRA essential oil is put through a seven step, third party testing, to ensure every single bottle of oil that is purchased is 100% pure essential oil. Again, tracing back to the fact that I wanted to use these oils on my kids: there needed to be clear-cut, unbiased testing done to ensure that the oils were not only pure but that they held the therapeutic properties that I was looking for.   

Did you know there is no governing agency over essential oils? Many of these bottles that claim to be “100% pure oil” are actually very poor quality and/or highly diluted/adulterated. This is why dōTERRA has set the bar for essential oil purity and potency. dōTERRA’s quality standard for essential oils is called Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade. Our CPTG exceeds industry standards.


When selecting which plants are to be used for essential oil production, it is important that the plant is grown in the correct soil, temperature, and climate. When these factors are optimal, the plant will be able to reach its highest potency.

One of the defining  differences between dōTERRA and any other company is the fact that dōTERRA sources their oils from all over the world, wherever that plant grows best. This is actually the main reason why I chose to get started with dōTERRA.

Co-Impact Sourcing

doTERRA partners with growers and communities around the world to not only ensure a sustainable supply of oils, but to also ensure growers and harvesters are paid a fair wage that will allow them to support their families.

Cō-Impact Sourcing is an initiative with the goal of developing long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships with growers, harvesters and distillers while creating sustainable jobs and providing reliable income in these underdeveloped areas.

dōTERRA is committed to the ethical treatment of its suppliers by providing fair prices and on-time payments. These growers and harvesters are supported in forming cooperatives to share collective benefits and bargaining power, while at the same time, improving skills and capacity.

doTERRA is making a difference around the world.

Another reason to choose doTERRA is their commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of farmers, harvesters, and distillers who contribute to dōTERRA’s oil production.

doTERRA carries over 100 essential oils in its product line, and sources its oils from over 40 countries — more than half of these are developing countries. To ensure that small scale farmers and harvesters in disadvantaged areas are treated ethically, dōTERRA has created an initiative called Cō-Impact Sourcing.



Healing Hands Foundation

Another great thing about doTERRA is the Healing Hands Foundation, which partners with other organizations around the world to bring hope, relief and support to those in need.

  • doTERRA even supports the projects of many individual wellness advocates, providing matching funds for worthy humanitarian causes such as orphanages, medical clinics, providing clean water, and more.

In April 2015 when the devastating earthquate hit Nepal, doTERRA’s quick action provided $100,000 in immediate aid to some of the most damaged areas in Nepal.  They also matched donations of wellness advocates around the world to bring the total aid contribution to $635,903.34 for food, water, shelter and other needed supplies.

doTERRA’s Healing Hands was able to get supplies in to devastated areas weeks before other humanitarian agencies, and began building temporary shelters for families.  Donations contributed through the Healing Hands foundation have assisted in providing medical care, building schools, and funding countless other relief efforts.

  • The doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation™ partners with CHOICE Humanitarian, to help empower impoverished communities with the tools needed to become self-reliant.
  • By partnering with organizations like Days for Girls, the Healing Hands Foundation seeks to bring healing and hope to the world and to make possible lives free of disease and poverty.
  • doTERRA also partners with Operation Underground Railroad  to support those working tirelessly to rescue and rehabilitate children who have been sexually exploited and to bring an end to child slavery.
  • Our partnership with the micro-lending organization, Mentors International, provides credit to those who would otherwise not have financing opportunities or whose only lending options are with unethical and even dangerous lenders.