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”
May 1st, 2018
What goes into these fragrances? We may never know.
October 16th, 2019
TINA.org inquiry into essential oils MLM digs up more than 140 examples of unsubstantiated health claims.
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
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
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
April 3rd, 2020
In the context of the coronavirus, immunity-boosting claims are a giant red flag.
March 18th, 2020
Latest coronavirus scam to land on TINA.org’s radar comes packaged as a fake Fox News article.
March 16th, 2020
Scammers are aggressively pushing a variety of products that they falsely claim prevent, treat or cure the virus.
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
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,
August 14th, 2019
If you take your coffee with a stick of butter, be wary of miracle health claims.
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
April 24th, 2019
Lawsuit alleges essential oil MLM is a pyramid scheme, among other things.
December 27th, 2018
It was another successful year outing deceptive marketing on multiple fronts.
November 26th, 2018
In November 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Sentry for allegedly falsely advertising a flea and tick repellent called Sentry Natural Defense as being safe to use around pets when, according to plaintiffs, the repellent contains essential oils that are toxic to pets and may cause serious complications, including skin irritation, vomiting, muscle tremors,
October 1st, 2018
A “regular guest expert” on “Dr. Oz,” Dr. Axe’s health advice should also be taken with a grain of salt.
November 14th, 2017
Pyramid scheme claims against MLM companies on the rise.
August 23rd, 2017
MADISON, CONN. August 23, 2017 – With Goop, actress-turned-entrepreneur Gwyneth Paltrow has created a wellness empire based on unconventional products such as yoni eggs, Shaman-inspired medicine bags, and crystal therapy readings. Widely panned by the media, Goop’s “alternative” health products may seem harmless. However, ad watchdog, truthinadvertising.org (TINA.org) investigated the company’s marketing practices and found
August 22nd, 2017
TINA.org probe into Goop’s marketing reveals a plethora of illegal health claims.