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Source To You

As the usage of essential oils continues to grow, so does the danger. Cutting corners to fulfill demand has become common in the industry. The doTERRA commitment to ensure quality without compromise is second to none. The testing of doTERRA essential oils begins long before the oils are distilled. Source To You takes you through the journey and the process of the doTERRA essential oils from start to finish.


Q: What is the benefit of pre-paying our growers?

Many of our growers live in developing countries where the majority of their income is earned during the harvest season. By the time the next growing season comes around, much of that income has been spent on day-to-day expenses. Pre-paying growers smooths income streams over the year and gives them the ability to wait for the ideal time to harvest their plants, rather than harvesting for cash. This in turn ensures their plants will produce the quantity and quality of oil that we demand.

Q: How has our Co-Impact® Sourcing initiative helped growers?

The effects of the doTERRA Co-Impact Sourcing initiatives have been wide and varied. By doing everything from ensuring the growers and harvesters have a consistent buyer paying a fair price to organizing functioning cooperatives and even helping install necessary production equipment (dryers, stills, etc.) where needed has allowed more profits to remain in those communities. When combining these initiatives with the projects supported by the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation®, humanitarian and environmental needs can also be addressed sustainably.


Q: What is Esseterre?

When we tried to work closely with suppliers in Bulgaria for various oils, but most importantly Lavender, none of the existing suppliers were willing to work with us under our Co-Impact Sourcing model, so we established Esseterre. Esseterre is a doTERRA wholly owned distillation facility in Bulgaria. Our team there works with contracted farmers to help improve Lavender, Melissa, and other plant production, distill those plants with the most state-of-the-art distillation equipment available, immediately analyze the oil upon completion of the distillation process in our onsite laboratory, and then pay the farmers that same day for their harvest— something no other company in Bulgaria is able to do. Esseterre has changed farmers’ expectations of how they should be treated and has raised the bar in how business is done in Bulgaria.


Q: What are we doing to ensure the highest quality of essential oils?

doTERRA is committed to being the leader in essential oil quality. We do this through the most extensive testing process in the business. We study every aspect of the oil to ensure that it meets the highest standards of excellence in aroma, chemistry, and source material. By partnering on the ground with growers, harvesters, and distillers, we are able to have visibility into our supply chain right from the start. This makes a huge difference when it comes time to test the oils and evaluate their purity—we know where they’ve come from and how they were produced. From the moment of distillation until the time the oil is bottled and labeled with doTERRA logo at our manufacturing facility, the many tests of quality demonstrate that the oil is pure and potent, ready for you to enjoy.


Q: Why is it important to have practitioners?

One of the missions doTERRA is committed to is bringing together healthcare professionals of traditional and alternative medicine to encourage further study and application of essential oils in modern healthcare practices. Collaborating with practitioners with various specialties helps bridge the gap between the use of essential oils and western medicine. We currently work with osteopathic physicians (D.O.) and medical doctors (M.D.). In addition, doTERRA plans on establishing clinics across the country and potentially worldwide where we’ll have traditional western medicine along with essential oils in caring for patients. We expect to see healthcare costs drop, and for doctors to have time to care for what matters most: the patient. For more information about doTERRA health clinics go to

Q: How does this website benefit me?

With the growing popularity of essential oils, many companies are claiming they have pure oils, but fail to provide credible proof of that purity. Source To You establishes that doTERRA, from start to finish, will provide the best possible essential oils, pure and unadulterated.For more information visit:

Q: How do I find my Quality ID?

Your Quality ID is located on the bottom of doTERRA single essential oil bottles purchased after May 2016. Each Quality ID includes six or seven numbers and one letter.


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