Co-impact Sourcing Benefits to You
You know how wine can taste completely different depending on where the grapes have grown – even from one side of a vineyard to another? Well imagine what a difference essential oils will have therapeutically if they are sourced where they thrive and flourish naturally on the planet…. where do you think the BEST, most potent, most therapeutically beneficial tea tree or eucylptus would be grown? Australia? Of course! This is what doTERRA does!
There is a big difference between purity and potency and each oil has its own story about how it achieves the highest therapeutic benefits due to its potency. doTERRA’s oils are 100% pure, that’s a given. But the potency is where it gets interesting. By combining the most beneficial global sourcing with optimal harvesting times, distilling processes and consummate testing, the impact of the oils is unmatched.
Imagine making two cakes – one with highly processed flour, white sugar, caged eggs and margarine, the other with ground activated nuts, butter, eggs laid from free range chooks straight from your own garden, maple syrup from the sap of a neighbour’s tree.
Would they both still be 100% cake? Yes. Are they both good for you? No!
Just because something says 100% on the label, or ‘natural’ or ‘pure’ doesn’t mean you are getting the best version of it. With doTERRA you are. They go to incredible lengths to ensure not only the absolutely purity of the oils but to get the most potent oil available on the planet. Whether that means they maintain crops for longer, use a different shaped distiller, pluck the buds from stems or take a longer time to distill, doTERRA do it with the aim to produce the best, most potent essential oil to achieve the best therapeutic benefits to us the users.
Co-impact Sourcing Benefits to the World
If you missed it above, watch this short video here: Co-Impact Sourcing Video
By working with established farming communities across the globe, drawing on their generational wisdom, knowledge and local expertise, doTERRA has established relationships with these 40+ country’s farming communities, creating coalitions of growers and distillers. With more than half of these countries facing economic and environmental challenges (such as Haiti, Guatemala, Madagascar, Somalia and Nepal), these coalitions allow for an immense philanthropic enterprise.
doTERRA ensures on-time and fair payments to the farmers and this is paid monthly rather than by yield. This means that the contract is not about pumping out poor quality in high quantity, but about producing the absolute best quality oil available on the planet as the absolute priority. They provide resources, tools and training to ensure a long-lasting partnerships with the farming communities.
“Cō-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” – www.doterra.com
The Healing Hands Foundation
The Healing Hands Foundation is dōTERRA’s non-profit organisation providing funding and resources to create community-based, social-impact projects to improve lives in the larger communities where oils are sourced. Projects include building or sponsoring existing medical clinics, installing drinking water and irrigation systems, building schools, and providing other educational resources such as vocational training programs. Their aim is to empower growers, families and communities now and in the future. This provides hope to many families and ensures the long-term supply of the best plant materials to consistently deliver the highest quality product.
“Healing Hands seeks to bring healing and hope to the world, help those live lives free of disease and poverty, and to ultimately empower impoverished communities with the tools needed to become self-reliant” – www.doterra.com
Children of doTERRA’s wintergreen farming community with thanks after over USD $600,000 was donated to help re-establish after the 2015 earthquake.
When you donate to a charity, how much do you expect to actually go to the projects? Sometimes it is as low as 38%! doTERRA covers 100% of all overhead and admin costs so you know that absolutely every cent you donate will go directly to the communities in need.
doTERRA’s Rose hand lotion
Wholesale price: USD$20 Amount donated to Healing Hands Foundation: USD$20
doTERRA cover the entire cost of this beautiful lotion, packaging, distribution by giving 100% of the amount collected to the Healing Hands Foundation. This gorgeous lotion (you have to try it, it’s amazing!) contains the precious Bulgarian Rose oil that is otherwise unavailable to purchase (it is available as an incentive once a year!) How incredible that we have access to it in this way and every cent is supporting these global projects.
doTERRA’s Hope Blend
Wholesale price: USD$20 Amount donated to Healing Hands Foundation for Operation Underground Railroad: USD$20
Again, doTERRA cover the entire cost of this incredible blend including the packaging and distribution allowing 100% to be given directly to Operation Underground Railroad- an anti-child trafficking initiative to bring an end to child slavery.
“Victims are rescued and a comprehensive process involving justice for the perpetrators and recovery and rehabilitation for the survivors begins. In the past three years of existence, O.U.R. has rescued 641 victims and assisted in the arrests of more than 275 traffickers around the world” – www.ourrescue.org
Co-impact sourcing projects:
Sourcing Douglas Fir – New Zealand – DOUGLAS FIR VIDEO
Sourcing Ylang Ylang – Madagascar – YLANG YLANG VIDEO
Sourcing Ginger – Jamaica – GINGER VIDEO
Sourcing Vetiver – Haiti – VETIVER VIDEO
Sourcing Hawaiian Sandalwood – Hawaii – HAWAIIAN SANDALWOOD VIDEO
Sourcing Peppermint – USA – PEPPERMINT VIDEO
Sourcing Jasmine – India – JASMINE VIDEO
Sourcing Arborvitae – Canada – ARBORVITAE VIDEO
Sourcing Lemongrass – Southern India – LEMONGRASS VIDEO
Sourcing Lemon and Bergamot – Sicily – LEMON & BERGAMOT VIDEO
Sourcing Wintergreen – Nepal- WINTERGREEN VIDEO
Sourcing Spikenard – Nepal – SPIKENARD VIDEO
Sourcing Cardamom – Guatemala – CARDAMOM VIDEO
Sourcing Petitgrain – Paraguay – PETITGRAIN VIDEO