Co-Impact Sourcing

While the temptation for a company as large as doTERRA may be to buy large plots of land and mass produce oils, doTERRA places great value on the expert knowledge of local farmers—many of whom have nurtured essential oil plants for generations. doTERRA recruits their expertise into a Global Botanical Network and, in so doing, responsibly supports thousands of jobs around the world. 

In order to work with committed partners and to ensure the best growing conditions, doTERRA sources essential oils from across the globe. With an ever-expanding product line that includes over 100 different essential oils sourced from over 40 nations, doTERRA truly offers Earth’s best gifts. 


Through doTERRA’s Global Botanical Network of farmers and essential oil producers, doTERRA has leveraged the experience of skilled partners around the world to create the optimal supply chain for production, distillation, and distribution, enabling doTERRA to supply these essential oils directly to you and your loved ones. 

Oftentimes, experienced essential oil farmers, harvesters, growers, and distillers in underdeveloped areas are paid unfairly or taken advantage of, limiting their ability to escape poverty. Co-Impact Sourcing provides the tools needed to help lift these families and communities out of poverty and promote economic development. doTERRA adheres to additional Sourcing Guiding Principles when working in developing nations.


When doTERRA looks for sourcing partnerships, we deliberately choose locations where we can improve the individual, social, economic, and environmental well-being, while producing the highest quality essential oils. As many of our essential oils grow best in developing countries, doTERRA is in a unique position to build and support ethical supply chains that benefit rural communities in need.

Frankincense Sourcing

doTERRA saw a need in Somaliland and went in to give the people there a seed of hope. doTERRA has built warehouses, collection areas, and provided jobs for men and women. The supply chain has been improved, but more importantly, lives have been improved.

Peppermint Sourcing

dōTERRA Peppermint essential oil is a smooth, sweet oil that is high in menthol content.  Without question it is among the most popular and recognized of all dōTERRA products. Watch this video and learn what goes into the first few steps of meeting dōTERRA's quality standard--from the process of planting and sourcing the raw materials to the gratitude growers feel from the fruits of their labor.

Wintergreen Sourcing

Watch how our Wintergreen is sourced in Nepal as the doTERRA owners meet some of the farmers who were affected by the 2015 Nepal eathquake.

Copaiba Sourcing

In September 2017, doTERRA announced the launch of a new essential oil—Copaiba, an oil from copaiba trees in the Amazon rainforest. The tree, copaifera officinalis, is native to Central and South America and grows about 30 to 40 meters high. To meet the harvesters and learn more about the process of doTERRA Copaiba oil creation, Emily Wright and Dr. Hill traveled to Brazil.

The benefits of Copaiba essential oil have the potential to profoundly impact the endocannabinoid system and support healthy

Wild Orange Sourcing

doTERRA now sources Wild Orange from Southern Brazil, which enjoys the perfect climate for growing high-quality citrus fruit, which then leads to producing some of the highest quality Wild Orange essential oil in the world. 

From diffusing it into the air to improve your mood on a hard day, to including it in recipes for the characteristic citrus tang, Wild Orange is the perfect addition to your daily life.

Lemongrass Sourcing

Lemongrass has long been used in Asian and Caribbean cooking due to its subtle lemony flavor and aroma. It has been found to support healthy digestion, and soothe aching muscles. For topical, aromatic or dietary use.

Vetiver Sourcing

Through dōTERRA, Vetiver essential oil helps these villagers on their way to a better life and hope for the future.  In sourcing doTERRA Vetiver, the profound impact of co-impact sourcing and fostering self-reliance is abundantly clear.

Arborvitae Sourcing

Giant Arborvitae is also known as "The Tree of Life".  The essential oil distilled from its woody fibers is sustainably sourced, and very high in esters. The oil plays a key role in giving the Giant Arborvitae repellent properties and has an unforgettably fresh, invigorating aroma. It is truly a gift from the earth.