Is Wildcrafting Better than Organic ?

by Karen Hughes on October 18, 2020

Is wildcrafting better than organic? You be the judge. The term “wildcrafting” isn’t new.  One of the first ways people harvested plants in the wild.  If you haven’t heard of wildcrafting yet, you soon will. As companies trying to differentiate themselves you will see wildcrafting used more. Let’s take a look at the differences.


Wildcrafted plants are grown and harvested in the wild. Grown without any human support, they are thought to be stronger and more resilient to disease and insects.

Some feel since these plants are grown in the wild, they are hardier because they have survived the environment. Some feel it makes them better for the body, because the strength of the phytonutrients they provide.

What’s the difference between Wildcrafting and Organic?


Plants are considered organic if they are  grown in small or commercially controlled farms on land that has been is certified to be without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides. 

Genetic modification (GMO) is the result of either hybridization or cross-pollination of two or more plants. This process is thought to provide superior plants. Regardless, organically grown plants cannot be the result of genetic manipulation.

What is the difference between Wildcrafting, Organic and Co-Impact?

Co-Impact Sourcing

Co-Impact Sourcing provides the BEST of both  methods, yet it is unique in the industry.  

Like wildcrafting, Co-Impact Sourced oils ensure plants are grown, harvested and distilled in farming co-operatives not commercial farms.

Similar to Organic, these farms do not use GMO, chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides.

With more than 140 origin oils in its product line, doTERRA sources its oils from over 45 countries—more than half of which could be considered developing countries. To ensure that small scale farmers and harvesters in disadvantaged areas are treated ethically, doTERRA has introduced an initiative called Co-Impact Sourcing.

Co-Impact Sourcing creates shared value for all stakeholders in the supply chain by being at the source and intentionally implementing environmental stewardship and/or social impact initiatives.

Co-Impact Sourcing seeks to develop long-term, mutually beneficial supplier partnerships while creating sustainable jobs and providing reliable income in underdeveloped areas. doTERRA is committed to the ethical treatment of its suppliers by providing on-time payments at fair prices.

Growers and harvesters are encouraged to form cooperative groups to share collective benefits and bargaining power while improving skills and capacity.

Supporting Plants, People, Environment

Each of these methods of harvesting provides unique opportunities to get quality essential oils, but only doTERRA’s process has a far reaching impact. doTERRA’s Co-Impact Business model is the ONLY company that not only provides the best essential oils in the world. It also provides a sustainable way to nurture, grow and support plants, people and the environment for years to come.

It’s the perfect solution in a world where we’ve taken so much from Mother Earth. Come, join me in the mission to heal the world one drop at a time!

Live Well, Be Well & Thrive!

Karen C Hughes

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