Is dōTERRA a pyramid scheme or a scam? I'm happy to report that no, dōTERRA is NOT a pyramid scheme. You may be wondering what's the difference? First things first, what is a pyramid scheme?
A pyramid scheme (commonly known as pyramid scams) is a business model that recruits members via a promise of payments or services for enrolling others into the scheme, rather than supplying investments or sale of products or services. As recruiting multiplies, recruiting becomes quickly impossible, and most members are unable to profit; as such, pyramid schemes are unsustainable and often illegal.
Point 1 - Legality
Pyramid Schemes are illegal in the United States. dōTERRA has been a thriving business for about 10 years in the US. They would have long ago been shut down if they were illegal. Did you know there are currently over 3 million dōTERRA essential oil members in nearly 100 countries?
Point 2 - Startup Fees
Pyramid schemes typically have a high startup fee. A dōTERRA membership is one of the lowest around at only $35 per year or FREE with select Essential Oil Kits. The membership then gives you 12 month access to 25% off retail and the ability to earn FREE products through the Loyalty Rewards Program.
Point 3 - Recruitment Focus
Pyramid schemes focus on recruitment of people instead of the products. dōTERRA does not require you to recruit anyone or sell anything. 85% of the people in dōTERRA just use the oils for themselves with a Wholesale Customer Account. No one hassles people to find more people. The only focus dōTERRA has on people is to actually care for them! They are huge on safe essential oil usage education and personalized customer service.
Point 4 - Inventory Stocking
Pyramid schemes require you to stock a high inventory of products in your home most of which you don't actually use. With dōTERRA you don't need to stock any inventory. People order straight from the website shipped from dōTERRA's warehouses when a member wants and needs an essential oil.
Now that you see dōTERRA is not a pyramid scheme, you may be wondering if dōTERRA essential oils are a good fit for you. A dōTERRA Essential Oils Wholesale Membership is the BEST way to get started using essential oils! You receive the highest quality essential oils on the market and if you choose, you could start earning ALL your essential oil purchases for FREE! And FREE is way better than getting other oils for cheap off Amazon or a local health food store. Don't do that! Those essential oils also do not come with an instruction manual. When you decide to purchase essential oil, be sure to order through a reputable source that will guide you on how to safely and effectively use your new essential oils. After all, essential oils can't help if you don't use them.