dōTERRA is of Latin origin and means
"Gift of the Earth."
Plants have a sophisticated means of responding to attacks by herbivores and disease-causing organisms. When being attacked by an herbivore, a system called the Induced Resistance (IR) pathway is activated. This pathway causes the secretion of compounds that either make the plant seem less appetising (unappealing odor, a bitter taste, etc.) or poison the predator causing illness or death.