First thing’s first, dōTERRA source their oils from wherever the plant thrives best in its natural habitat. In doing so, they use ethical, sustainable practices that help to improve the lives of the local farmers (more on this below). This is why I LOVE this company.
dōTERRA is also the largest essential oil and wellness company in the world. It has a 68% customer retention rate!! That is just insane, particularly in circumstances where the industry average is only 10%. It means that people are satisfied, that people see value in purchasing the oils and having them in their home.
Why I choose dōTERRA?
Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® (CPTG) Stamp: There is no governing body that requires companies in the industry to be truthful about what is going into their products. So dōTERRA uses a testing procedure that ensures that its oils are uniquely pure and free of contaminants. This quality protocol is called CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade®.
The CPTG process certifies that there are no added fillers, synthetic ingredients, or harmful contaminants in their essential oils that would reduce their efficacy. doTERRA even goes a step further, putting all their products and the packaging through a battery of tests to ensure a long and effective shelf-life. This protocol ensures potency, purity, and consistency batch to batch.
Cō-Impact Sourcing®: dōTERRA is committed to making a positive impact on all the lives that intertwine with the creation of these oils, the farmers, the harvesters and the distillers.
dōTERRA sources oils from more than 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.