FDA Sends Warning Letters to - Essential Oil Companies, Young Living and doTERRA!



Essential oils such as those used in aromatherapy may provide numerous health benefits. The scientific community is starting to explore them for their efficiency in treating HIV, cancer, asthma, bronchitis, heart disease and strokes.




It seems as though the FDA isn't taking too kindly to the healing potential of essential oils.

In the past week alone, the FDA has sent letters to Young Living and doTERRA, claiming that their products are being marketed as unapproved, untested and ultimately unsafe drugs.  



The companies in question are now being advised that they have to remove all health claims from their products and correct any issues - do this or face serious legal consequences.  

FDA threats of the past would suggest that these consequences would most likely look like armed federal marshals ransacking their warehouses and seizing all of their products.


This isn't the first time that the FDA has chased out companies that sell holistic products.  


The FDA has issued warning letters to producers of walnuts, elderberry juice, cranberries and coconut oil.  Both of these essential oil companies are network-based marketing companies, which provides a unique challenge for the companies as well as the FDA.  

The FDA reports that the independent distributors are “paid consultants,” therefore, the parent companies have control over how their products are being marketed by the consultants. 

Companies view consultants as non-employees, while FDA believes companies have complete control of “paid consultants”

The companies are viewing the situation a bit differently, stating that they have guidelines and restrictions on how their products can be marketed.  Both companies claim that their guidelines comply with FDA requirements, and that they have no control over how non-employees distribute the products.

These warnings do not appear to be slowing down doTERRA.  Enthusiasts continue to state how these products help with everything from muscle pain to weight loss.  Some advocates are stating that these oils save them from antibiotics and doctor visits.

Social media is serving as a platform for enthusiasts to share their experiences, making statements about their lack of doctor and pharmacy visits.




Did you know that Google searches for “essential oils” have tripled in the last two years!


Google searches for “essential oils” have tripled in the last two years, and searches for doTERRA’s name have quadrupled.  

Last year’s convention had 18,000 people in attendance, and this year, the company is expecting 27,000 people to attend.  The company has not released finance information, but does report that their earnings have been doubling each year.


Time will tell how the FDA warning letters are dealt with by these companies.  What lengths is the FDA willing to go to in order to shut down these companies, halt essential oils, or put fear into the public and distributors?




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