Masks for Millions

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The dōTERRA Healing Hands Foundation partner, Days for Girls International (DfG) is stepping up to make a massive difference with the Masks4Millions campaign. Their goal is to provide millions of homemade fabric masks to hospital, clinics, and healthcare professionals globally. We feel so fortunate to be associated with organizations like Days for Girls, who are empowering individuals to support the global community.

The dōTERRA Healing Hands Foundation® is grateful for the opportunity to work with amazing people around the world, who continually strive to help others. As we try to overcome COVID-19 with social distancing, you can help by making homemade fabric masks to use in your own community.

As the COVID-19 situation progresses around the world, the supply of surgical masks is depleting in many communities. Many are generously offering to help assist by sewing cloth masks. While the Center for Disease Control and Prevention doesn’t suggest cloth material as a first-line defense against COVID-19, cloth masks do work well for other conditions and can help conserve precious reserves of N-95 respirator masks. In times of emergency, when all compliant supplies have been exhausted, the CDC allows fabric masks to be used.

You can read more from the CDC on this subject here:

You can help!

Step 1:

Determine where masks are needed in your community. Before you begin sewing, reach out to hospitals, clinics, care centers, and so on to see if they accept donations of fabric masks and to find out any specific requirements they might have.

  • Hospitals
  • Care centers
  • Retirement centers
  • Shelters
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Police departments
  • Fire departments
  • Doctor offices
  • Dentist offices
  • Physical therapists
  • County health departments

Step 2:

Find and use a pattern that fits your needs. Some recommended sewing patterns can be found below. Note the versions with and without elastic.

Pleated Mask

Pleated Mask

Flexible Nose and Tie Mask

Flexible Nose and Tie Mask

Ergonomic Mask

Ergonomic Mask

Ergonomic mask video:


Center seam mask (DfG pattern):

Mask with removable filter pattern:

Step 3:

Wash and sanitize the completed mask, putting them in a ziplock bag to prevent contamination.

Step 4:

Make your donation and share with us on social media, using the following hashtags:

  • “#engageingood”
  • “#doterrahhf”
  • “#Masks4Millions”
  • “#COVID-19”

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