dōTERRA Rock Stars

Brad & Darci Richardson

Darci Richardson was introduced to doTERRA by her midwife mentor, Stephanie Fritz, who is now a Diamond. Darci wasn’t that interested, but she felt obligated to enroll for the sake of her mentor. She proceeded to have several incredible experiences using the essential oils on her family, and started sharing them with everyone.

Her husband, Brad, was soon exasperated by the amount of oils she was giving away. Darci says, “That’s just who I am. I want to heal the world. I had people coming to my house at 10 PM asking for more.” Many people she shared with didn’t even know that there was a business aspect of doTERRA, because Darci didn’t pay attention to that. She just wanted everyone to have the oils. Finally, Brad declared they weren’t going to be losing any more money. He looked into the compensation plan and learned what they needed to do to get a paycheck.

"My family comes first, and the business comes second. I tell my team if I don’t answer the phone, it’s because I’m taking care of my kids. To me, there’s nothing wrong with that." –Darci

Darci managed to reach Silver without really knowing what she was doing, and she dragged Brad to leadership retreat. They heard from other leaders who had reached Diamond and had it broken down so that it sounded doable. Darci says, “It changed reaching Diamond from something that was kind of mysterious and hard to put numbers around, to something Brad could totally put his brain around.” They went to dinner, sat down, and mapped out how they were going to do it.

Brad is a vice president at a credit union, but saw doTERRA as a chance to have more flexibility in their lives with their eight homeschooled kids. He calls Darci his “rock star.” He just tells her what she needs to do and where she needs to go, and she gets it done. He says, “As long as we can get her there and she can do her thing, she will get people excited, encouraged, and ready to go. Then we move the ‘rock star’ someplace else and I work with those people to make the business side happen.”

The Richardsons have involved all of their eight kids in their business, and know that they could never have done it without them. Darci says, “The only way we can do so much is because they’re all onboard. They do the grocery shopping, they do their chores, and they are built-in baby-sitters. We’re all in this together. They’re so excited when we reach our goals. I think it’s important for them to feel a part of it rather than burdened by it.” Brad adds, “Our whole family is excited. We love it and we’re not stopping.”



“So many times we teach a class with adults, and then we expect that they’re just going to know how to use it on little children. We can’t forget that.”


“We do a lot of classes teaching moms how to use the oils on their children. When they feel more comfortable, they are empowered.”


“I wrote a children’s picture book about the ABC’s of essential oils that explains what to use them for, how to take them, and how ‘hot’ each one is.”


“It takes 15 minutes. Take that one-on-one time and give these moms a gift that they can share with other moms.”

*Results not typical. Average earnings are less. See doTERRA 2014 Opportunity and Earnings Disclosure Summary on doterratools.com.

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