In 2008 a company was formed and named doTERRA, a Latin derivative meaning “Gift of the Earth.” The doTERRA team established a standard of quality in an industry that had never had one. It wasn’t enough to simply provide essential oils to homes around the world; doTERRA was committed to providing only the highest quality and purest essential oils so that families could know with surety that they were using only the best to promote health and wellness for their loved ones.
Over seven million of us to date have experienced benefit from the use of doTERRA Essential Oils. We didn’t purchase it in a store; we were taught by someone who’d learned about the compounds, and was willing to share with us. The company thrives with this futuristic business model; our success depends on our willingness to learn, teach be creative and most importantly, collaborate.
Sharing essential oils is a unique experience, and doTERRA recognized that a sales model just as unique would be needed. In order to best facilitate personal essential oil experiences, doTERRA utilizes a direct selling model that allows distributors to work with customers as opposed to mass marketing. This more individual approach allows individuals to experience for themselves the incredible power of essential oils while also developing relationships of trust. This model also created the opportunity for individuals and families to achieve their dreams of financial independence. Over 2 million Wellness Advocates, now use and sell doTERRA products around the world. Would you prefer to compensate the head of a company who’s not been in contact with their products in years? Or would you rather pay your colleague or friend who’s been diligently studying, discovering their own personal results and teaching what works? Would you like to support your friend as they endeavor to grow a team of their own to support their family?
doTERRA leads in the world of network marketing because the business structure lends itself to an evolution we’ve all longed for: in this business model, committed teachers can become accomplished, well-compensated leaders.
And what makes the Oils so easy to share? The transparency of quality testing is irrefutable. Every liter must match a specific therapeutic chemical profile; there’s no room for error. The testing is done by outside labs, so consistency and purity are unmatched. Which is why every time you compare a bottle of doTERRA Oil to a bottle you’ve found at the grocery/health food store, you’ll smell the difference instantly. That unmistakably sharp, chemical odour from the store bottle indicates the presence of chemical extenders, fillers, and other machine-made compounds. And your doTERRA bottle smells like plants, like Earth, like protection, like home. Were you aware that 95% of the oils on the market today contain traces of chemical compounds that are not plant matter? But not doTERRA. When you choose doTERRA, you are choosing essential oils gently and carefully distilled from plants that have been patiently harvested at the perfect moment by experienced growers from around the world for ideal extract composition and efficacy.
How do we create such high quality, pure plant essences? We source solely from small farmers worldwide who share our vision of purity, ethical growing and harvesting practices, and reciprocity with Mother Earth. Those farmers are paid well, and not just at harvest time but at other times of the year, to support their family and the local economy.
In this company, proper healthcare is the ultimate aim, service and science are the means. Every year our advocates visit several countries to learn and serve. And every time you order one bottle of Oil, you’re helping countless families – that of the farmer, the harvester, the distiller, the packer, and the teacher who introduced you to the oils, just to name a few.
Science has shown me the unquestionable efficacy of the Oils. From the National Institute of Health comes copious research on the thousands of studies conducted on the effects of the compounds in the Oils – enhancing sleep, mitigating anxious feelings, easing emotional unrest, soothing seasonal discomfort, and more. I dare you to google any discomfort small or large along with “PubMed” for the science – it’s all there online. Aromatic Science is also a great place to learn if you’re so inclined.
And the one wish we all share – for friendships and community beyond the screen – this is what we build in our work every day. Both within my own team and beyond, my friends here are formidable, nurturing, generous, and powerful.