Most of the world’s supply of cardamom is grown for the spice market, with only one percent of cardamom distilled for its essential oil. The market is so unstable and saturated with middlemen that farmers have a hard time making enough money to be able to sustain quality cardamom production.

doTERRA has developed a Co-Impact Sourcing Partnership with growers and distillers in Guatemala to harvest and distill Cardamom oil, which is used for respiratory and digestive support, to supply the global market, cutting out the middle men and paying the co-operative directly.