We source over 120 essential oils from over 45 countries, more than half of which are considered developing countries. The dōTERRA Cō-Impact Sourcing® initiative works to develop long-term, mutually beneficial and ethical supplier partnerships while creating sustainable jobs and providing reliable income in underdeveloped areas.
Creating partnerships with the myriad growers and distillers is no simple feat either. It takes a proven record built over years to establish an honorable reputation. By dealing fairly and honestly with individuals and co-ops, the company has earned their trust.
That effort is paying off as word spreads about the integrity of the company. More and more people are signing up to work with them, making us the world’s largest purchaser of essential oils. Additionally, the majority of our oils come from exclusive agreements where the growers and distillers will only sell to doTERRA. So if anybody is telling you they have the same quality essential oil as doTERRA, or that they get their essential oils from the same producers, that simply isn’t the case. Our demanding quality standards and exclusive agreements with those that grow the plants and produce the essential oils mean doTERRA’s quality is unrivaled.
Co-Impact Sourcing is an initiative that seeks to develop long-term, mutually beneficial supplier partnerships while creating sustainable jobs and providing reliable income in underdeveloped areas. doTERRA is committed to the ethical treatment of its suppliers by providing on-time payments at fair prices. Growers and harvesters are encouraged to form cooperative groups to share collective benefits and bargaining power while improving skills and capacity.
With over 100 essential oils in its product line, doTERRA sources its oils from over 40 countries —more than half of which could be considered developing countries. To ensure that small scale farmers and harvesters in disadvantaged areas are treated ethically, doTERRA has introduced an initiative called Co-Impact Sourcing.