Why have I chosen to work with Essential Oils?
After two decades of teaching yoga and meditation, I hadn’t been able to save money for the future, especially living in New York. I wanted to be able to thrive, be more philanthropic, save for retirement, and comfortably enjoy my life. I’d had a doTERRA account for a couple of years, sharing my love of the Oils sporadically, when I read a few issues of the Leadership magazine. Realizing that I could grow my own business sharing the efficacy of Essential Oils with my community was a big shift for me. These past few years I’ve been learning and teaching the Oils, savouring abundance in connection to my work and my team, and giving back in meaningful ways. You may wish to see a recent talk I gave here.
Why doTERRA? doTERRA was founded in 2008 by experts in Essential Oils, who are committed to establishing patterns of giving through their work. There are no outside investors with doTERRA – the founders personally funded the start-up, and own 100% of the company. Back then, they took second mortgages, scaled back and worked without pay for years to own their work and make their own choices. doTERRA is now the largest oil company in the world, debt-free. Here is a sweet introduction to one of my personal heroes, Emily Wright.
doTERRA is family-focused, and pro-woman. Mamas and babies and families are welcomed, encouraged and supported through doTERRA, from classes to conferences. One of the seven founders, Emily Wright, is the mother of four; her commitment to our families is felt. Personally, I’ve seen dozens of women on our growing global team pay off long-held debts as they teach about how to use Essential Oils, realizing true financial freedom.
doTERRA gives back. Healing Hands is doTERRA’s non-profit foundation, funded by the members, employees and executives of the company. We have an option to donate as little or as much as we wish with each order, and certain products are earmarked only for Healing Hands – our Hope Touch roller and our Rose Hand Lotion. Wellness Advocates are also invited to submit our projects to doTERRA for support, and having ushered two projects this year – the build of a school in Cambodia and the distribution of Oils and Diffusers to a mental hospital in New Zealand – I can see how ready doTERRA’s Healing Hands is to support our outreach.
Healing Hands offers support to Operation Underground Railroad, also known as OUR, an organization committed to rescuing as many children as possible from sex trafficking in several countries, with operations happening regularly. Our donations also help fund the construction of safe house facilities in Thailand, Cambodia and Haiti where rescued children are educated, cared for and rehabilitated in safety back to freedom through Rapha House. We’re also helping 3 Strands to educate, empower and engage students and teachers to catch signs of human trafficking, take precautions and preventive measures to keep our children safe from these predators.
Days for Girls, another organization for which doTERRA offers support, educates both girls and women to empower feminine health, providing sustainable feminine hygiene and care. Having served over one million girls and women to date, Days for Girls affords these girls and women dignity and supplies in order 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. More than 1 in 10 girls in Sub-Saharan Africa, 113 million adolescent girls in India, and 30% of girls from rural areas of Brazil would miss school each year without the help of Days for Girls.
doTERRA’s Oils are the highest quality. Pure, high quality, optimally-sourced Oils are at the heart of doTERRA’s success. Working with smallholder farmers, we ensure that these families are able to maintain their traditions yet optimize their growing and harvesting practices, form cooperatives for more bargaining power, eliminate the middlemen, and feel safe, getting paid on time, and recognized for their life’s work. In the villages where we grow, harvest and distill our Oils, we help renovate schools, build much-needed medical facilities and work to provide clean water. As a result, the farmers are equally as committed to us, due to our presence and care for them. Visit Source to You for detailed information on the sourcing, quality and testing of doTERRA Oils, including our projects in Bulgaria, Kenya, Madagascar, Nepal, Guatemala, Haiti and Somaliland.
This video describes why and how dōTERRA uses the Co-Impact sourcing model.
doTERRA’s testing practices are stringent. For transparent accountability, we’ve created a standard called Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® (CPTG), verified by respected third party labs. This standard is real, based on stringent testing throughout the entire process from the monitoring of soil quality to testing for chemicals and adulteration in EVERY liter of Oil. All of the basics are checked first: sight, smell, taste and touch. Then the lab rules out any presence of fungus, mold, pesticides, extenders and any other contaminants. If you wish to learn more, the science of the testing practices is here.
Each location has its own specific laws and rules governing agriculture and collecting wild-crafted botanicals. If an Oil fails the test, there is no secondary process for removing the pesticides or foreign matter; that batch is simply rejected. Other than the careful distillation of the Oils from the plant material, *no other processing takes place.* In each bottle, you are experiencing aromatic extracts, nothing added, nothing removed.
dōTERRA focuses on your education. On the site, you’ll find hundreds of hours of free education, guidance, recipes and other support for both oil users and those building businesses. Resources are provided, and you’ll also find our team’s educational website super useful. I’ve spent years compiling information and inspiration for your learning. Once you’ve arranged your own wholesale account here, I’ll send you the link to that portal.
doTERRA is helping us detoxify our households. No need for harsh, toxic chemicals to clean or care for your home. No risk of spreading toxins throughout your air – or your cells. Our home smells and feels incredible with of doTERRA’s On Guard Cleaner Concentrate, Detergent, Hand Soap, Toothpaste, Mouthwash, and Balance bar soap. With Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary CPTG® Essential Oils, the Cleaner concentrate provides natural protection – this powerful blend is combined with plant-based derivatives for a non-toxic and biodegradable way to clean and eliminate odors, safe for loved ones as well as the environment. We use doTERRA all over our home.
The people, the social aspect, and the connection. As we consistently connect as a team via video, text, phone or in person, I’m reminded of why this is such a good choice for me. I love teaching yoga and meditation, but I also love switching on my business mind and empowering myself to reach past where I thought I could go, in order to cultivate a thriving organization of my very own. I’ve made some of my closest friends, boosted my confidence, empowered thousands of other women to lead and learn. And after many years of resisting, I’ve begun offering Study Groups of my own (ask me when the next virtual or in-person study group is at firstname.lastname@example.org). Diving into various topics, from Essential Oils in Chinese practices to Oils for kids, from Oils for urgent care to Oils for recovery, stretching my mind in new directions has been a welcomed shift over here.
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