In the spring of 2008, a group of health-care and business professionals who shared profound personal experiences with the life-enhancing benefits of essential oils came together with a common vision of bringing a new standard of therapeutic-grade essential oils to the world. They wanted something different that would appeal to all people — from those who knew nothing of essential oils to those who were considered experts in the field.
They asked themselves some defining questions: "What if we could provide the world with a new and powerful wellness alternative?" "What if we could provide this new level of wellness through a mainstream approach to essential oils?" "What if we could source, test, and manufacture a higher quality of essential oil — more pure and more potent than any other oil available on the market today?" "What if we, in a professional manner, could partner with major hospitals, doctors, scientists, and opinion leaders to provide the most compelling authentication of essential oils on the planet?"
They concluded that, with hard work, commitment, and the help of others with a similar passion and vision, they could and would create a new paradigm for essential oils. With that conviction, they organized a company and named it "dōTERRA," a Latin derivative meaning "Gift of the Earth." The first offering of dōTERRA essential oils — 25 single oils and 10 oil blends — was introduced for sale on April 25, 2008, to the acclaim of essential oil experts and product enthusiasts who immediately recognized the superior quality of dōTERRA therapeutic-grade essential oils.
In addition to the ongoing development of new essential oils and proprietary essential oil blends, future dōTERRA product offerings will include nutritional, spa, and healthy living products based on essential oil technologies and a comprehensive wellness philosophy of nutrition, exercise, rest and stress management, reduction of toxic load, informed self-care, and proactive health-care.
dōTERRA products are sold exclusively through Independent Product Consultants who, working from home, introduce, educate about and sell dōTERRA products locally through person-to-person contact and globally through personalized web shopping sites.