Results for "essential oils"

Young Living Essential Oils

December 10th, 2020

In December 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Young Living Essential Oils for allegedly deceptively labeling and marketing its essential oils as therapeutic for a variety of ailments in order to charge a premium price for its products when, according to plaintiffs, the products do not provide the advertised health benefits. (Branchaud et al


Majestic Pure Essential Oils

July 17th, 2020

October 2018: This case was dismissed because the parties reached a settlement agreement, the terms of which have not been disclosed. May 2018: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Majestic Pure Cosmeceuticals for allegedly misleadingly marketing several varieties of its Essential Oils – including lavender, peppermint, and lemon – as being “100% Pure and Natural”


MLM News Alert

August 10th, 2020

TINA.org’s curated list of MLM info and news of note.


Young Living

July 24th, 2020

June 2020: This case was transferred from a court in Texas to one in Utah. (Case No. 20-cv-470, D. Utah) May 2020: The stay in this case was lifted. April 2020: The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court’s decision to deny arbitration. (O’Shaugnessy et al v. Young Living Essential Oils,, L.C. et


Status and Updates

April 10th, 2020

October 16, 2020: The National Advertising Division (NAD), after investigating claims brought to its attention by S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., determines that doTerra did not provide a reasonable basis for claims that its essential oils provide certain health benefits, including specific benefits for mood, emotions, and the mind. NAD also determines that the evidence


Summary of Action

April 10th, 2020

TINA.org investigated doTerra International, LLC, a Utah-based multilevel marketing company that sells and markets essential oils, and found that it uses unsubstantiated, and therefore deceptive, health and disease-treatment claims to market its products. Such claims — made both expressly and implicitly — include representations that doTerra’s essential oils can treat or alleviate the symptoms of


Summary of Action

April 10th, 2020

TINA.org investigated Young Living Essential Oils, LC, a Utah-based multilevel marketing company that sells and markets essential oils, and found that it uses unsubstantiated, and therefore deceptive, health and disease-treatment claims to market its products. Such claims — made both expressly and implicitly — include representations that Young Living’s essential oils can treat or alleviate


Young Living Pyramid Scheme Claims

December 10th, 2019

In December 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Young Living for allegedly operating an unlawful pyramid scheme that emphasizes recruitment of new members over the sale of products. In addition, the complaint claims that Young Living promises that its members will make money when, according to plaintiffs, a majority of members lose money. (Penhall


Sentry Natural Defense

October 22nd, 2019

In August 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Sentry for allegedly misleadingly advertising its Natural Defense flea and tick repellent as “safe to use around children and pets” when, according to plaintiffs, the product contains essential oils that are toxic and may cause health issues, including skin irritation, vomiting, and muscle tremors. In addition,


Bulletproof Coffee

August 14th, 2019

If you take your coffee with a stick of butter, be wary of miracle health claims.


Aveeno Stress Relief Moisturizing Lotion and Body Wash

August 6th, 2019

July 2019: This case was voluntarily dismissed because the parties reached a settlement agreement, the terms of which have not been disclosed. May 2019: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Johnson & Johnson for allegedly falsely advertising Aveeno Stress Relief Moisturizing Lotion and Body Wash. The complaint claims that the marketing for the products represents



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