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the-art lab and new testing equipment.
"As this industry evolves, [we're] continuing to update with the technology
on all fronts," he says.
The spaces will reflect doTERRA's
focus on sustainability with features
such as high-efficiency lighting and mechanical systems. "We're doing all that
we can to make those certified LEED,"
Additionally, doTERRA will soon
introduce packaging that incorporates
less material. "[We] make sure we're
good stewards of our Earth, which has
created our company," Jowers says.
doTERRA maintains strong relationships with the people who grow the
plants that create its essential oils. "One
of the great decisions that our founders
made early on was they wanted to know
the people growing these crops," Jowers says.
This is represented by the company's
philosophy of "Co-Impact Sourcing,"
he says. "The most important thing
you can do is make these great people
around the world your partners and not
It has eliminated middlemen from the
process, which allows doTERRA to see
first hand how things are being done
and deliver more money to the growers. "They are benefitting immensely,"
he says, noting that doTERRA also has
given charitable donations.
This has allowed hospitals and
schools to be built in the farmers' local
communities, and improvements to be
made on their homes. "It's very satisfying," he says. "One year, they will have
a dirt floor and two years later, they will
have stone or wooden floors."
After nearly 10 years, "We're just
getting started," Jowers says, adding
that doTERRA has yet to saturate its
markets. "This is a company that is very
much in its infancy."
doTERRA also plans to keep partnering with universities, hospitals and
health clinics to validate the oils' value.
That way, "They can become more and
more understood, properly used and
accepted in our society," he says.
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