I hate to be a negative nancy, and if you know me you’ll know I’m not that way at all …. BUT I can’t help but feel completely frustrated on the subject of Doterra. For those of you who don’t know, Doterra (and other big essential oil companies) have been under fire from the FDA.
I get that the FDA is trying to keep Americans safe.
I get that the FDA is trying to “do their job”.
But, FDA, I can think of about 1787942379846923823 other things you SHOULD be doing or SHOULD be regulating.
*AHEM* LIKE STARTING WITH THE LABELING OF GMOS *COUGH COUGH*
Since the beginning of the year, I’ve been approached by Doterra AND the FDA NUMEROUS times because of things I’ve written and posted on my blog. You probably haven’t noticed, but I’ve had to change the language of my posts 2 or 3 times.
I’m NOT allowed to tell you if deep blue rub has worked wonders for my psoriatic arthritic joints or if epsom salts + a few drops of deep blue oil in a bath has been miraculous for my body after yoga teacher training weekends.
I’m NOT allowed to tell you if ginger has helped my stomach when it’s been upset or if it’s helped with nausea while detoxing/weening off of certain prescription drugs.
I’m NOT allowed to tell you if serenity has helped calm my nerves or if it’s helped me relax after stressful days.
… even if they’re my own testimonials.
I know that this is a whole new beast of a problem because never before has there been such a huge social media presence of health claims that they’ve had to deal with. Because I’ve been under such scrutiny and because I’m pretty much sick and tired of being told what I’m allowed and NOT allowed to say, I’m going to be taking a break from spreading the awesome news of essential oils for while. If you’d like to know more, you can personally reach out to me.
I hate to be negative, but I can’t help but share my frustrations. After all, my blog is all about sharing the good and the bad of life! There’s no one out there who only has good things going on in their lives! 😉
Wishing You A Pain Free Day!