Essential Oil Basics

What are essential oils?

If you have every experienced the scent of a rose, you have experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. These naturally occurring, volatile, aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers and other parts of plants. Essential oils provide plants with protection against predators and disease and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic  benefits to plants and being beautifully fragrant to people, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment and healthcare practices.

How can DoTERRA Essential Oils Support me?

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DoTERRA Essential oils and products empower you with choices for natural, safe, effective and affordable health solutions.

DoTERRA’s approach:

  • Address body’s needs and root causes

  • Natural solutions that are extracted from plants

  • Natural solutions to enhance both physical and emotional health

  • Products are beneficial and safe when used appropriately

Some examples of the ways DoTERRA products and essential oils can support you and your family’s health in a safe and natural way:

  • Supporting a healthy immune system

  • Support digestive comfort and health

  • Soothing aches and pains

  • Support emotional and mental wellbeing

  • Reducing exposure to synthetic chemical through cleaning and personal care

How do I use essential oils?

Essential oils are used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications.  They can be used a single oil at a time or in complex blends by one of three methods:

  • Aromatic –  Certain essential oils, when diffused, can be very stimulating, while others can be calming and soothing. Diffusing essential oils can also purify the air of unwanted odours and some airborne pathogens.

  • Topical – Essential oils are easily absorbed by the skin and can be safely applied topically.

  • Internal – Certain doTERRA Essential oils can also be used as dietary supplements supporting a variety of health conditions.

Why I stand with doTERRA & you can too

DoTERRA are so much more than an essential oils company. Their mission is to change the world, one drop, one person, one community at a time. Their vehicle for doing this is through essential oils, with their vision to have essential oils in every home through Wellness Advocates like me, and you if you would like to join me on this Journey.

By using doTERRA Essential oils and products we are part of this global ripple effect, contributing to the wellbeing, freedom and hope of millions of people worldwide.

Through the pillars below, we are:

  • having a global impact in communities through the Co-Impact Sourcing model, Healing Hands Foundation and other humanitarian partnerships

  • bringing empowerment in health and wellness to homes and families with superior quality Certified Pure Tested Grade essential oils

  • disrupting healthcare with the Prime Meridian integrative healthcare model GLOBALLY

  • creating community and financial freedom for families across the globe

The DoTERRA Difference

Co-Impact Sourcing™  

Through using a strategy called “Co-Impact Sourcing,” doTERRA is working to improve lives and communities throughout the world. Many of the essential oils offered by doTERRA are sourced in developing countries, where the growers and distillers are often at the mercy of third parties. Co-Impact Sourcing helps create coalitions of growers and distillers that eliminate the need for those third parties. Thus, local communities are receiving fair and timely payments that not only support their crops and harvest, but also have a direct, immediate impact on the community as well. doTERRA works with these coalitions to provide the resources, tools, and training necessary to ensure a long-lasting partnership.


CPTG Certified Pure Tested Grade®

Quality is EVERYTHING. When you choose doTERRA, you are choosing essential oils gently and carefully distilled from plants that have been patiently harvested at the perfect moment by experienced growers from around the world for ideal extract composition and efficacy.

While there is a science to the distillation of essential oils, it is also an art. Distillers not only rely on years of experience, they also employ modern technologies and techniques.

Each doTERRA essential oil is also carefully and thoroughly tested using the strict CPTG Certified Pure Tested Grade® quality protocol. Experienced essential oil users will immediately recognize the superior quality standard for naturally safe, purely effective therapeutic-grade doTERRA essential oils. You can learn all about DoTERRA sourcing, testing and quality on the Source to You website

DoTERRA Healing Hands Foundation™

In addition to the business side of Co-Impact Sourcing, doTERRA works to improve the quality of life for the families living in these communities through the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation™. An international, registered non-profit organization, Healing Hands is committed to improving lives and offering hope to millions around the world. All proceeds from certain products go towards the Healing Hands foundation, and we can donate at any time.

The Healing Hands Foundation has been involved in many projects, including the following:

  • Micro-credit loans providing renewable funding for entrepreneurs in developing communities.

  • Clean water wells and programs.

  • Building and revitalizing schools and clinics.

  • Medical equipment and resources for hospitals and clinics.

  • Education on hygiene and health.

Read more about the Healing Hands Foundation and ongoing projects here.

Humanitarian Partnerships

In addition to Co-Impact Sourcing and the Healing Hands Foundation, doTERRA partners with other organisation for a number of other humanitarian efforts.  These include Days for Girls Feminine Hygiene Education, Combatting Sex Trafficking and other projects.  

Prime Meridian Healthcare

“Our Board-Certified physicians deliver integrative medicine which combines allopathic and complementary holistic medicine. We work with our patients to not only treat disease but to improve their health and quality of life to develop a comprehensive wellness plan unique to them.” - Dr Brannick Riggs, Chief Medical Director of Prime Meridian Healthcare.

Prime Meridian Healthcare is an Integrative Medicine Model, meaning that complementary methods such as nutrition, essential oils, lifestyle counselling, acupuncture, and traditional Western medicine are combined to treat patients holistically.

Already launched in the US, and coming soon to other regions including Europe, Prime Meridian Healthcare offers the best of both traditional and complementary medicine in an integrated model. It operates a membership subscription, meaning no insurance payments and the ability to cancel at any time. Patients will have extended time with doctors, allowing the doctor patient relationship to develop, telemedicine so that those not able to make it to a centre will still have access to services, and an online patient portal with direct patient access to results, records and more.

With Prime Meridian, doTERRA are truly disrupting the current healthcare model on a huge scale, with a vision to treat health and wellbeing proactively, holistically and personally.