What's Determines Potency?
Another crucial element in providing a quality essential oil is guaranteeing that there is maximum potency.
Where the essential oil is sourced matters. Plants grown in their native environment produce a higher quality potency. The growing season, elevation, climate, moisture, and soil all play an important role.
While the temptation for a company as large as dōTERRA may be to buy large plots of land and mass produce oils, instead they’ve chosen to develop sourcing partnerships with experienced farmers all around the world who have generations of harvesting knowledge.
Preserving a Plant's Chemistry
Once an aromatic plant has been properly harvested, it's transported to a distillery. Extracting essential oil is an extremely delicate process. If done improperly, distillation can dramatically alter or destroy a plant’s aromatic compounds. If distillation is completed with customized care, the resulting essential oil retains a strong chemical profile that will provide therapeutic benefits to its users.
dōTERRA partners with expert distillers who apply custom pressures and temperatures to extract each essential oil—ensuring the most potent and beneficial chemical profile.
Making an Impact by Using dōTERRA Essential Oils
dōTERRA’s process of sourcing is intended to provide powerful essential oils as well as create an industry that uplifts and instills hope in farming communities around the world. This process is called Co-Impact Sourcing®.
By purchasing from dōTERRA, you're not only receiving an extraordinary product, you also become a part of the Co-Impact Sourcing® movement that is blessing and changing lives around the world.
In addition to supplying the highest quality essential oils, dōTERRA is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of farmers, harvesters, and distillers who contribute to dōTERRA’s oil production.
dōTERRA sources its oils from over 40 countries—more than half of which are considered developing countries. The Co-Impact Sourcing® initiative ensures that small scale farmers and harvesters in disadvantaged areas are treated ethically.
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. dōTERRA 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.
These extensive sourcing partnerships with artisans who champion the best seeds, soil, growing environments and distilleries empower dōTERRA to produce exclusive, proprietary oils and blends that preserve the purity and potency of each plant.
Ninety-six percent of dōTERRA single oils and oil blends are exclusive, ensuring that essential oil users receive a product that is truly one-of-a-kind.
Some of dōTERRA’s Co-Impact Sourcing® Initiatives
Brazil’s Amazon: Copaiba
Bulgaria: Lavender and Melissa
Kenya: Ginger, Geranium, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Oregano and Thyme
Madagascar: Ylang Ylang
Nepal: Wintergreen and Spikenard
New Zealand: Douglas Fir