If you've landed on this page you might already have a heightened interest in essential oils but you are probably curious as to what all the fuss is about. (Don't worry I felt exactly the same!)
Essential oils can be used for so many different things including supporting our overall well-being, mood & emotions, skincare & beauty, cleaning & DIY, cooking and much more. Most people get started with essential oils to reduce the toxins in their daily life but they soon discover that there is an oil for everything!
It's important for you to know that not all essential oils are created equal.
With hundreds of essential oil brands on the shelves today how do you make a choice? How do you know that you are indeed buying a pure and potent product rather than a synthetic derivative formulated in a lab?
I have chosen to partner with doTERRA Essential Oils because quite simply they are the most amazing oils on the planet which are sourced ethically and responsibly. doTERRA oils undergo rigorous quality assurance testing (also known as 'Certified Pure Tested Grade') so you can be sure they are completely free of pesticides, chemical residues, fillers, herbicides, extenders, and solvents. If you are concerned about the impact of your purchasing decisions as a consumer (like I am!) then doTERRA will be the perfect choice for your essential oil adventure.
THE CO-IMPACT SOURCING DIFFERENCE
In addition to supplying the highest quality essential oils doTERRA is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of farmers, harvesters, and distillers who contribute to doTERRA’s essential oil production.
doTERRA sources its oils from over 40 countries — more than half of which could be considered developing countries. To ensure that small scale farmers and harvesters in disadvantaged areas are treated ethically, doTERRA has introduced an initiative called Co-Impact Sourcing.
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 co-operative groups to share collective benefits and bargaining power while improving skills and capacity.
Vetiver is sourced from Haiti.
Wintergreen from Nepal.
Frankincense from Somalia.
Ylang Ylang from Madagascar.
Lavender from Bulgaria.
Oregano from Turkey.
Lemon from Italy.
Tea Tree & Eucalyptus from Australia.
And the list goes on! The Co-Impact Sourcing model ensures that every single bottle of doTERRA essential oil sold around the world creates a positive ripple effect throughout the entire supply chain... this is why we are proud to partner with doTERRA and belong to an essential oil movement that makes a difference in the world.
Source to You
While the temptation for a company as large as doTERRA may be to buy large plots of land and mass produce oils, doTERRA places great value on the expert knowledge of local farmers—many of whom have nurtured essential oil plants for generations. doTERRA recruits their expertise into a Global Botanical Network and, in so doing, responsibly supports thousands of jobs around the world.
As part of doTERRA's transparency and commitment to us as conscious consumers they have produced a comprehensive website called 'Source to You' with detailed information about the sourcing of the oils and testing reports on every oil produced.
Healing Hands Foundation
The doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation seeks to bring healing and hope to the world, for lives free of disease and poverty, and to ultimately empower impoverished communities with the tools needed to become self-reliant.
In addition to sharing essential oils with the world, doTERRA aspired to serve people and communities with the resources they had. Initially, this meant donating to charities, fundraisers, and community projects, but it eventually grew to be much more. The doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation was created in June 2012 as an official non-profit organisation. The foundation is one of the ways doTERRA reaches out and serves communities in need. They do this by partnering with organisations and doTERRA Wellness Advocates to offer hope to millions around the world. Through the foundation’s efforts, lives are freed of disease and poverty, and communities are empowered with the tools needed to become self-reliant.
100% of the proceeds from the sale of doTERRA's Hope Essential Oil Blend and Rose Hand Lotion are donated to the Healing Hands Foundation.