We're in part three in our series about how to choose essential oils. In Part One we discussed the broad idea of quality and trust. In Part Two we delved a little deeper into why sourcing matters.
In this post, I'd like to talk about two of my favorite aspects of doTERRA: our commitment to the farmers we work with and our charitable work. These go hand-in-hand. The video, above, shows both parts of our initiatives -- Co-Impact Sourcing and our Healing Hands work. Have some tissues handy!
At the very heart of doTERRA is the commitment to provide the highest quality essential oils in the world. To do that, they research and identify the best sources of these oils -- all over the world, to the ends of the earth!
This leads them to basil, grown in America ... and to frankincense, grown in Somaliland. I learned recently that one of their newest hires is a botanist who is an ex-Navy Seal! He has to go into some dangerous places to identify farmers and artisans to produce our oils.
They find experts who have built their lives around their precious plants—many of whom have been doing so for generations. That expertise is irreplaceable, and sets our products apart from every other product out there.
Commitment to farmers
With over 100 essential oils on the market, we source our oils from 40 countries. Of those countries, 23 are developing countries that do not enjoy many of the basic amenities that we so often take for granted. In these cases, and in many cases in developed countries, our need for essential oils is elevating communities out of poverty and desperate need.
We are doing so much more than finding and producing oils. Rather, we develop long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships. We help to provide the resources and education needed to improve the economy—and even sometimes create an economy—in these communities. Jobs are created as the need for an essential oil is met. Additionally, farming and distilling equipment as well as training are also provided. Additionally, farmers and distillers enter into agreements that assure them of fair and timely pay that they can rely on.
Read more about Co-Impact Sourcing here
But that’s not all.
Commitment to communities
doTERRA has a non-profit, charitable organization, too -- Healing Hands. This foundation steps in to help the rest of the community through humanitarian projects, hands-on service projects, donations, micro-loans and more: providing education, building schools, and working to provide the necessities of life, such as potable water and needed infrastructure.
This commitment to not only source the highest quality essential oils but to also improve the lives of the communities results in a great deal of trust. As we have grown, that trust has resulted in many essential oil cooperatives entering into exclusive agreements with doTERRA. Word has also spread, and many more farmers and distillers are beginning to reach out to us to enter into their own agreements.
Throughout it all, our commitment has remained the same—changing lives throughout the world with the precious gift of essential oils.
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