Kohn, Swift & Graf, P.C. is currently investigating certain essential oil products claiming to be natural and pure. However, in reality, there are allegations that they contain petroleum products, which are synthetic, unnatural ingredients. Young Living and doTerra are two manufacturers getting the most attention.
Even the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) has acknowledged potentially adverse behavior of brands like Young Living and doTerra. The issue KS&G consumer protection attorneys are pursuing is whether these products contain false and misleading labeling of their products, which has consumers believing the products they are buying are pure.
Essential oil products are flourishing because their health-related claims can be very convincing for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits while, at the same time, be quite vague regarding their uses. For instance, essential oils can be used as a cooling agent for the skin, for beautifying the legs and hips, and for calming the skin. Particularly, consumers have been willing to pay a premium for these purportedly “pure” products believing all of the products’ ingredients are pure and natural.
Have you or someone you know been buying essential oils thinking that they are natural and not understanding their ingredients? Then please contact us. Our case centers on the false, mislabeling of Young Living and doTerra products.