About doTERRA

Established in 2008 by several health industry and business professionals, doTERRA is a company that specializes in providing therapeutic-grade essential oils and related products to the world, with the goal of sharing their life-enhancing benefits. Using a network of industry professionals, such as botanists, chemists, health scientists, and healthcare professionals, doTERRA claims to develop the highest quality essential oil products, which can be administered in one of three ways: Aromatic diffusion, topical application, or internal digestion via dietary supplements.

What is the doTERRA Work at Home Business Opportunity?

doTERRA oils can be purchased either directly through their website, or via an independent product consultant, which is what we’ll be focusing on here.

Like many other product sales opportunities (e.g. Mary Kay, Tupperware, etc.), doTERRA provides their Independent Product Consultants with the ability to earn a commission from each sale they make. Here’s how their earnings structure works:

First, after paying a one-time $35 fee, doTERRA Independent Product Consultants receive all products 25% below the full retail price, which will have to be purchased directly. This then enables them to earn the difference between their wholesale price and the retail price for each product, and also the ability to pass savings along to a prospective customer in order to make a sale more enticing.

Second, Independent Sales Consultants have the ability to earn commission on the sales of other Consultants they have sponsored, and even on the sales of the consultants those consultants sponsor. In other words, this second option is essentially a multi-level marketing compensation plan. To view their detailed chart, click here.

In a nutshell, here’s what you’ll get after joining doTERRA as a consultant:

  • The ability to purchase products at 25% below retail prices.
  • The ability to earn free product purchases through the loyalty rewards program.
  • A business management website where you can refer prospective customers to learn more about the product. This is also where you can receive commission on their sales, as well as on the sales of consultants you sponsor.
  • The ability to earn bonuses.
  • And more…

Are There Any Signs that doTERRA is a Scam?

Overall, we don’t see any strong indications that doTERRA is a scam. Here’s why:

Most websites created to scam visitors have two primary characteristics: 1) They provide very little information about the product they’re selling, and 2) they rely heavily on emotion in order to make the sale, using tactics such as creating a false sense of time sensitivity. doTERRA, on the other hand, seems to be very transparent about all the essential oils they sell, providing detailed information such as how the company was formed, how their extracts are manufactured, etc. The company also encourages anyone thinking about joining to first meet with a local Independent Product Consultant, in order to ask questions and obtain as much information as you can.

Having said this, just like with other businesses we’ve reviewed such as Kitsy Lane and Solavei, sales and multi-level marketing isn’t for everyone. If you feel that selling isn’t your strong suit, you may want to consider a different line of work. However, if you have the time to put in, the available funds to purchase the product upfront, and the drive to succeed, doTERRA can be a viable means of earning a solid income.

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6 Consumer Reviews for doTERRA

Average Consumer Rating: 3.0
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Bottom Line: 50% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Best MLM ever, seriously.

    I have been with doTERRA for a little over a year now, and I have had ZERO complaints about the company. I live out of state from where they ship things from so I have to wait for the product to get to me. I have encountered multiple items ruined in transit, but doTERRA has always been more than happy to re-send me the broken item.

    Please consider this company if you ever decide to join an MLM. They are fair, friendly, and generous in every aspect.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 1 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Deep Blue supplements

    • Spokane, WA,
    • Sep 13, 2017
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    I have rheumatoid arthritis, and someone gave me a bottle of Deep Blue dietary supplements. They made my muscles tense up so so so bad that it was hard to move. It felt like my muscles were being eaten away by something. I wanted to make sure it was this supplement, so I tested it. I stopped taking them, and I finally felt better after three days, then I took them again and sure enough, I experienced more pain than I have ever felt in my life.

    Please DO NOT take oils internally. doTerra says it is ok, but it NOT. They are way too concentrated to take internally. My girlfriend was taking Frankincense and On Guard internally the correct way, and she had to have her spleen removed. This is not ok doTerra. You suck, and I hate you. I think maybe you should stick telling people to use oils externally.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • Amazing products, amazing customer support!

    • California,
    • Feb 27, 2017
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    I learned about doTERRA from a home party where I attended and found out about their lifelong vitality supplements and how they might give me some relief from my inflammation in my back from arthritis.

    I decided to become a distributor to purchase the products at wholesale prices, and purchased a starter kit that had the vitamins in them. I took their vitamins for six weeks and realized around that time that my back pain was completely gone. I take these supplements every day and I have found that if I skip a day or two the pain comes on fiercely. Many people that I know and love are using the supplements and have excellent results with them. And those that are suffering from fibromyalgia pain, Reynards disease, and other miserable pain situations have had relief from these supplements.

    The ingredients are amazing, and the price is not that bad. If you tried to purchase individual ingredients of what is in these, it would cost you hundreds of dollars (which I used to do), and I never had any results in controlling my back pain other than using narcotics. I highly encourage this site to review the lifelong vitality supplements; you will find that they are a very fair price for a high-quality nutritional supplement.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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    • Sep 8, 2017

      Pam Shalda

      That's awesome that you are pain-free from taking the Vitality Package. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and I took the Deep Blue Polyphenol Dietary Supplement and it made my pain so much worse. I couldn't move after taking these supplements. The pain was horrible. Not only that, my girlfriend was taking doTERRA On Guard and Frankincense internally, the correct way, and shortly after she had to have her spleen removed.

      I've been studying taking essential oils internally, and have found that it can be extremely dangerous. It's great that you have found pain relief from these supplements but I would like to warn you that you are quite possibly poisoning your organs. I hope you do more research before you continue taking oils internally. They are far too concentrated for internal use and could kill your organs in the long run.

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  • Better health

    A year ago I attended a class on essential oils and bought a starter kit from Doterra. I have since added to my collection of essential oils as I began studying the different uses for the different ailments. Since using their On Guard I have not become ill with the colds and flu, using their blends of In Tune has helped my focus. My sister used Doterra oils and made a bug repellant that was not toxic, smelled wonderful, and very effective. I had no bug bite after a hike in the woods. l would definitely recommend these oils.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 5 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Worst customer service, EVER.

    • Feb 7, 2016

    DoTerra has the worst customer service ever compared to other direct selling MLM companies. After two days of getting the run around regarding a defective item, my issue was not resolved and I was informed that it was my problem. Stay away from this company.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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    • Oct 4, 2017

      Scott Eborn

      I think you got a hold of someone on a bad day. Doterra has helped me so many times over the last few years with defective, opened and leaking items I ordered. They replaced it and sent it to me immediately at no cost. Sorry, you had a bad experience, hope it got resolved.

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  • 7 out 15 people found this review helpful

    Watch out for this company

    • Jacksonville, FL,
    • Dec 8, 2014

    If you order from this company one month they send it the next month without confirmation that you want the product and deduct it from your account. This is a dishonest practice and I would not recommend joining.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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    • May 5, 2015

      Dave Shulse

      Sounds like Autoship, did the distributor clearly inform you that you would be on Autoship? I don't care for Autoship and prefer companies that don't make this a requirement to qualify to distribute their products.

    • Sep 8, 2015

      Karen H

      Hi Terri, You received an Autoship Order which is a form of order that is NOT required by doTERRA. My experience with doTERRA has been nothing but excellent. I love the products, the flexibility I have had to purchase what I need, AND the friendly help I received from doTERRA staff when I was learning about LRP orders and autoship as well as other questions.

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