Why I've chosen doTERRA.
Every day I feel gratitude for this opportunity.
After almost 30 years of teaching and traveling, plus raising my daughter single-handedly, I was still challenged to save money, especially for impending "retirement."
More recently, the aftermath of divorce followed by the death of my mom and sister took its toll on my perennial joy and momentum. I wanted to be able to thrive, re-inhabit an expanded sense of self, be far more engaged in my innate creativity, develop philanthropic yearnings, and truly enjoy my life much more comfortably.
I’d watched dear friends grow abundance with doTERRA for several years, then I began realizing that I had a chance to really plug in to an opportunity that aligned with my most cherished values and supported my goal of financial sovereignty. Plus I get to share what I love about natural wellness with my growing community.
Now I am blessed to focus on my creative expressions, build a solid foundation for life's next phase, and enjoy myself with a feeling of abundance and ease like never before.
doTERRA, the company.
Founded in 2008 by experts in the Essential Oils business, there are no outside investors with doTERRA – the owners personally funded the start-up and own 100% of the company. They changed their lifestyles, took second mortgages, and worked without pay to make their own choices early on. doTERRA is now the largest oil company in the world, debt-free.
doTERRA is family focused and pro-woman.
One of the top executives and owners is a woman. Mamas, babies and families are welcomed, encouraged and supported through doTERRA, from classes to conferences. Women are the primary workers in the cultivation and harvest of plants worldwide.
doTERRA gives back.
Healing Hands is doTERRA’s non-profit, and it’s funded by members, employees and the executives. Our option is to donate each month on our monthly orders, and the company raises funds via events as well. Healing Hands has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars and has changed many lives in several countries.
In 2016, doTERRA Wellness Advocates and Wholesale Customers donated over $500K to Operation Underground Railroad through donations to the Healing Hands Foundation. Operation Underground Railroad, also known as OUR, is a non-profit organization with whom doTERRA has partnered to extricate as many children as possible out of sex trafficking. Our donations have also helped fund the construction of a facility in Thailand, with state-of-the-art technology to intercept trafficking before it happens.
We’re also supporting the victims’ aftercare. Some receive care through Days for Girls, another organization with whom doTERRA is partnered, educating girls and women on women’s health and sustainable feminine hygiene. Having helped over 640K girls and women to date, Days for Girls affords them the dignity and supplies to function in society during their cycle so they aren’t missing chances to learn and grow out of poverty. Without sustainable solutions to manage their monthly cycle, women are abolished from society for the duration of their menstrual time every single month. 1 in 10 girls in Sub-Saharan Africa, 113 million adolescent girls in India, and 30% of girls from rural areas of Brazil will miss school this year without the help of Days for Girls.
doTERRA essential oils are high quality.
Pure, high quality, optimally-sourced oils are at the heart of doTERRA’s success. Sourcing the botanicals where they flourish, making sure the soil is primed, harvested at the perfect time, distilled for the ideal amount of time at the perfect temperature – this leads to a high quality Essential Oil. doTERRA also has many exclusive relationships with their growers, so their oils are exceptional. Visit Source to You for extensive information on the sourcing and quality testing of doTERRA oils.
doTERRA's testing practices are stringent.
For transparent accountability, they’ve created an internal standard called Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® (CPTG), verified by third party labs. The name is a trademark; the standard is real and concrete. Stringent testing happens throughout the whole process (even monitoring soil quality) on EVERY liter. All of the basics are checked first: sight, smell, taste and touch. Then they test to rule out any presence of fungus, mold, pesticides, extenders and any other contaminants. Learn more about the science of their practices of testing here.
Each location has its own specific laws and rules governing agriculture and collecting wild-crafted botanicals. If an oil fails the test, specifically pesticides, there is no secondary process for removing the pesticides or foreign matter. The oils failing the test would simply be rejected. Other than the careful distillation of the oils from botanicals, no other processing takes place. They are aromatic extracts, nothing added, and nothing removed; they either meet that standard or they don’t.
doTERRA focuses on education.
On the main site, you’ll find hundreds of hours of free education, guidance, recipes and other support for both essential oil users and those building businesses. Company-wide resources are supplemented by our team’s resources and those who have businesses with doTERRA are amply supported. Product support of any kind is one email or knowledgable phone call away, detailed PDFs for each oil can be found at doterratools.com.
doTERRA is helping us detoxify our lives.
No need for harsh, toxic chemicals to clean your home. No risk of spreading toxins throughout your air – or your cells. Our home smells and feels incredible with doTERRA’s On Guard suite of products. With Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary CPTG® Essential Oils, this exclusive and powerful line of wellness supplements, cleaners, and personal care products provides natural protection. Non-toxic and biodegradable, the household products are safe for loved ones as well as the environment. We use it all over the house.
doTERRA is committed to Co-Impact Sourcing worldwide.
doTERRA searches the globe to find the best locations to grow the plants for each oil; they team 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 elevates their quality of life. Paying them above fair wages, doTERRA often brings in the Healing Hands foundation to improve the community as a whole as well. Visit doTERRA.com and click “Our Caring” to explore projects in Bulgaria, Kenya, Madagascar, Nepal, Guatemala, Haiti and Somaliland.
As we enjoy and share doTERRA, we are providing thousands of jobs globally, changing families and blessing communities.
This video describes why and how doTERRA uses the Co-Impact sourcing model.
It's the people, the values, and the connection.
Throughout my week as I connect with my team, virtually or in person, I’m reminded of why this is such a good choice for me. I love teaching and growing community. I love sharing about health and wellness. I love being home with and for my daughter. I love cultivating the ability to thrive like never before.
But honestly, it's the people that have truly enriched my life. Through doTERRA, I’ve made great friends, boosted my dreams, empowered other women – and now I’m actually saving money. After watching and considering how to most joyfully engage with sharing doTERRA, I'm offering fun and creative DIY aromatherapy workshops, plus embracing my soul's true purpose and mission on the planet. #Blessed.
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