Beginning doTERRA's Charity Organisation
Having experienced the life-enriching power of essential oils, a group of health-care and business professionals collaborated with a common goal of creating a new standard of essential oils that would influence individuals and communities around the world. In the spring of 2008, their vision became a reality and doTERRA, meaning “gift of the Earth,” was founded.
Since the company’s beginning, high-quality essential oils sourced and distributed by doTERRA have spread throughout the globe, enhancing many lives. In addition to sharing essential oils with the world, doTERRA aspired to serve people and communities with the resources they had.
Initially, this meant donating to charities, fundraisers, and community projects, but it eventually grew to be much more. The doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation was created in June 2012 as an official 501(c)(3) non-profit organisation. The foundation is one of the ways doTERRA reaches out and serves communities in need. They do this by partnering with organisations and doTERRA Wellness Advocates to offer hope to millions around the world. Through the foundation’s efforts, lives are freed of disease and poverty, and communities are empowered with the tools needed to become self-reliant.
“A person's most useful asset is not the head full of knowledge, but a heart full of love,
an ear ready to listen, and a hand
willing to help.”
Sustaining the Foundation
As is common with many non-profits, maintaining a constant flow of money and resources can be difficult. In order to provide sufficient funds for the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation, the founders of doTERRA conceived a plan to sustainably raise money for the new organization and maximize its effect on individuals and communities worldwide. Donations to the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation can be made in any of the following ways.
Donations can be made online through the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation Make a Donation page.
Donations can be made by adding a recurring monthly donation to a Loyalty Rewards Order.
Donations of any amount can be added to an order when purchasing doTERRA product.
Rose Oil Lotion Sales
All proceeds of Rose Oil Lotion go directly to the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation.
doTERRA chose Rose Oil Lotion as a product donation because of its unique value. This lotion is infused with Rose essential oil, which is known as the “Queen of essential oils.” Rose essential oil is a labor-intensive oil that requires the extraction of 193,333 rose petals from 60,000 roses to produce only 5 mL of essential oil.
Because of its many benefits and its intense extraction process, Rose oil is rare and valuable. doTERRA chose this Rose oil infused lotion to donate and represent the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation because it embodies the value of the Foundation.
Hope Oil Sales
All proceeds of the doTERRA Hope Blend go directly to the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation.
The doTERRA Hope Blend was released at the 2016 doTERRA Convention, alongside the announcement that nonprofit organization Operation Underground Railroad (OUR Rescue) had been established as an official partner of the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation. OUR Rescue is dedicated to rescuing children around the world from sex trafficking and slavery. In 2016 alone, doTERRA donated $500,000 to the organization.
The blend was originally manufactured solely for OUR Rescue to distribute to at-risk children. The original oil label peeled-back to reveal a list of hotline numbers so that at-risk children could call for help.
Due to the high demand of the doTERRA Hope Blend at its release, however, it was determined that this blend would be available for individual sale as well. Although the blend was repackaged for sale to remove the peel back feature, the original oil with the original label continues to be donated to OUR Rescue by doTERRA to promote the efforts of their organisation.