doTERRA sources their oil from those locations around the world where each oil will have the highest potency and therapeutic benefit. As an example, although lavender grown in locations such as Sequim, Washington will have a lovely fragrance, when distilled for essential oil, the quality cannot compare to oil derived from lavender grown in the high altitudes of France. The soil and weather conditions contribute tremendously to the potency and therapeutic value of the oil. This is true for all of the oils doTERRA offers. Where the plant has been grown makes all the difference.
The purity of an essential oil is its most important characteristic. Proper methods of not only growing the source plants, but also harvesting and distilling are essential in maintaining the purity of the oil. Due to the development of synthetic essential oil variations, it has become impossible to accurately identify a pure essential oil without it undergoing scientific analysis. The analysis of the constituents in an essential oil is a huge part of quality assurance.
Each liter of doTERRA oil undergoes multiple 3rd party laboratory testing, ensuring oils are pure, genuine, authentic and potent, and that you will have a consistently powerful experience every time you use the oil. It has been verified pure, free of fillers, pesticides, and foreign contaminants. Nothing will be in the oil that shouldn’t be there, and nothing that should be there will have been taken away.
doTERRA’s CPTG essential oils exceed industry standards and, due to doTERRA’s extremely strict sourcing requirements, are beyond organic.
doTERRA’s CERTIFIED PURE THERAPEUTIC GRADE® ESSENTIAL OILS
Sourced from a global network of growers to ensure the most pure and efficacious essential oils
Rigorously tested for standards of purity and potency
Free from fillers or artificial ingredients
Free of contaminants, pesticides, or chemical residues
More information on doTERRA’s extensive testing can be found here: Quality Testing
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.
doTERRA is creating jobs and incomes for individuals and families and areas of the world that greatly need it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.