Essential oils and clinical studies

Research Donations

Many of doTERRA’s experimental and clinical studies are performed by world-class external partner laboratories and clinics. doTERRA also supports many clinics and universities who approach us with study proposals in the field of essential oil and related natural products research.

Thanks to our independent research partners and in-house scientists, doTERRA essential oils have been studied in relation to:

  • human genome biomarkers
  • various microorganisms
  • biochemical pathways in the body
  • simulated macromolecules

Apply for a Donation

The goal of the doTERRA Science research initiative is to promote essential oil research by donating monetary funds and Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils to organizations that seek to publish peer-reviewed research.


To request a research donation application, please email researchdonations@doterra.com with a brief explanation of your endeavors.

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