Firstly, the oils! doTERRA only use high quality, pure essential oils. No cheap fillers, no petrochemical additives. The oils smell amazing as soon as you open the bottle. doTERRA have every batch of their oils tested, (link for more info)
"Our CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® testing standard requires that our oil extracts be both free of other foreign materials, which is one of the main reasons for people seeking organic botanicals, and it tests for certain compounds at certain levels so that our oils meet the performance criteria for each lot of oil. 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 the plant material, there is no other processing that takes place. They are aromatic extracts, nothing added, and nothing removed—they either meet our standard or they don’t."
Every bottle of oil has a code on the bottle. You can enter this code online at Source to You to see the chemical makeup of that batch of oil.
Secondly, doTERRA are committed to educating people on the usage of oils, this isn't something that is easy to do if you buy a bottle or two from a shop (how often do you buy a product, get it home and then read all of the instructions before using it?).
By using a network of Wellness Advocates to spread the word about essential oils, doTERRA also ensures that you have personal contact with someone who can advise and support you on the best use of your oils.
All of us also have access to a wealth of educational resources via the doTERRA website and many Wellness Advocates are also part of a larger doTERRA essential oils online community where we share information, research and real life experiences of how oils have benefited us and our customers.
Thirdly, doTERRA is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of farmers, harvesters, and distillers who contribute to doTERRA’s oil production.
Co-Impact Sourcing is an initiative that seeks to develop long-term, mutually beneficial supplier partnerships while creating sustainable jobs and providing reliable income in underdeveloped areas.
doTERRA is committed to the ethical treatment of its suppliers by providing on-time payments at fair prices. Growers and harvesters are encouraged to form cooperative groups to share collective benefits and bargaining power while improving skills and capacity.
Finally, doTERRA's charitable arm, Healing Hands, provides funding and resources to create community-based, social-impact projects to improve lives in the larger communities where oils are sourced.
Past projects include building or sponsoring existing medical clinics, installing drinking water and irrigation systems, building schools, and providing other educational resources such as vocational training programs.