Working direct with local farmers, doTERRA sources it's Vetiver from some of the poorest areas of Haiti. Unlike other grasses, the root system of Vetiver grows downward, making it an ideal crop to prevent soil erosion and assist in soil stabilization.
And this unique growing system is also why Vetiver is the oil of descent. It helps you go deep and uncover the root of a deep seeded, emotional issue. Vetiver helps bring relief, but not through avoidance. It challenges ones need to escape and instead assists in a deep connection to the physical world and the emotional body. Vetiver is a key oil in fostering self awareness and aiding in recovery.
As Vetiver is the oil of grounding and depth, it is also a wonderful tool to help with sleep, making it deep and restful. But a little Vetiver goes a long way! One drop diffused with lavender while you sleep, one or two drops in a warm bath, or my personal favorite - rub a drop of oil on the bottoms of my big toes. (in reflexology, the big toe is the key to good sleep https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-21028/diy-foot-reflexology-for-your-best-sleep-ever.html)
But what makes doTERRA Vetiver so unique is the system of sourcing, known as Co-Impact Sourcing. Vetiver thrives in some of the poorest regions of Haiti, where soil is at its worst. But high quality oil is very labor intensive to produce, and the Vetiver roots take 16-18 months to mature. Not ideal for a impoverished family. The need for quick payment often means farmers will harvest the Vetiver before its ready, which can lead to sub-par product, which then leads to sub-par payout for the farmers. doTERRA has formed growers collectives on he ground in Haiti to not only provide training as to proper harvest practices, but to implement a favorable payment schedule and offer incentives for superior quality product. That in turn encourages more sustainable farming practices and provides a better quality of life for those who are struggling. (https://doterra.com/US/en/difference-co-impact-sourcing-vetiver-haiti). And as the consumer, we end up getting the best quality Vetiver possible.
So everyone benefits. Corporate Compassion...it can actually exist!
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