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.
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 a commission on their sales, as well as on the sales of consultants you sponsor.
- The ability to earn bonuses.
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, sales and multi-level marketing aren’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 up-front, and the drive to succeed, doTERRA can be a viable means of earning a solid income.