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How doTERRA’s oil sourcing deliberately invests in small farming communities

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In addition to supplying essential oils, doTERRA has a unique process producing their oils. The process is designed to make a positive difference in the lives of farmers, harvesters, and distillers who contribute to doTERRA’s oil production. With over 100 essential oils, doTERRA sources the oils from over 40 countries -more than half of which could be considered developing countries. Co-Impact Sourcing is what doTerra calls their partnership and sourcing process with farmers in these developing countries. The goal is to ensure that small scale farmers and harvesters in disadvantaged areas are treated ethically. 

Co-Impact Sourcing

For example, there are thousands of small farmers in Madagascar and Kenya growing geranium flowers. doTERRA field staff and officers work directly with growers to help them improve planting, growing and harvesting.

The second part of the co-impact sourcing is making sure that farmers are treated ethnically and fairly so that the partnership can lift people out of poverty and improve the lives of small farmers. It’s a deliberate strategy to invest in small farming communities.

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