Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
The name “doTERRA” is a Latin derivative meaning “gift of the Earth.”
In the spring of 2008, a group of health-care and business professionals who shared profound personal experiences with the life-enhancing benefits of essential oils came together with a common vision of bringing a new standard of therapeutic-grade essential oils to the world.
They wanted something different that would appeal to all people—from those who knew nothing of essential oils, to those who were considered experts in the field.
Though doTERRA has experienced phenomenal growth, these same individuals work to maintain the culture of a small company where everyone has a voice and a place.
As part of our vision to bring a new standard of therapeutic-grade essential oils to the world, doTERRA is invested in moving the science of essential oils forward. This is accomplished in many different ways and is managed by a strong Research and Development team within doTERRA.
This department consists of PhD scientists and experienced professionals that gather scientific and clinical research, identify research needs, design and carry out studies, and prepare those studies for presentation to others. To carry out these ongoing studies, doTERRA has and continues to build relationships with research hospitals, universities, and other research organizations.
The end goal is to better understand how essential oils work—how the components in an essential oil interact, how essential oils interact with cells, how they affect people, and how they can improve our home and other environments.
These studies are typically presented at our annual Convention, then made available through other avenues. They help inform, enrich, and benefit doTERRA Wellness Advocates™ and their customers on the best uses of essential oils for the greatest good.
CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® becomes a symbol of the unrivaled doTERRA® quality assurance process.
The doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation™, a philanthropic effort to bring healing and hope to the world, is established.