Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
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Maintaining the high standard of quality set by doTERRA® for purity, potency, and consistency of our essential oils involves following a proven process that yields industry leading quality. The first step in the process starts with the plants themselves.
doTERRA uses a global network of artisans to provide the raw materials—sourcing—used for essential oil production. Where a plant is grown has a major impact on its constitution, which in turn determines its potency. Using local artisans who have grown the source plants for generations ensures that the plants are not only properly cared for, but also grown in an environment that maximises the essential oils’ potential.
Additionally, harvesting the right part of the plant at the right time is a major determiner in the quality of an essential oil. Growers have discovered over generations proper harvesting secrets that increase yield and quality of the essential oil.
Using local artisans to source the raw materials for essential oils has the added benefit of creating industry for that particular community. In many cases, the harvesting of essential oil source plants has created jobs and opportunity where previously there was none. In this way, doTERRA is helping health-conscious individuals find safe alternatives while also lifting entire communities and giving them hope for the future.