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Young Living’s oils & CBD products classified as drugs by FDA

Young Living has received a warning from the FDA, advising its CBD products “are drugs … intended for use in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease.” The classification has been made following observation of marketing by Young Living and its distributors.

FTC sends 379 MLM companies deceptive/unfair conduct notices

The FTC has issued at least 379 MLM companies with deceptive and/or unfair conduct notices. This was announced by the FTC on October 26th. If it slipped under your radar, you’re not alone. I learned of the FTC’s announcement via a tip sent in by a reader. At first I thought there was some funny [Continue reading…]

Young Living RICO CA arbitration appeal denied, stay lifted

Young Living has lost its appeal to compel plaintiffs in a RICO class-action into arbitration.

Young Living CA survives motions to dismiss, case stayed

A few quick updates on the Young Living Texas proposed class-action case.

Young Living’s RICO class action arbitration motion denied

Young Living’s attempt to compel arbitration in the RICO class-action filed against it has been denied.

Young Living pyramid cult RICO class-action filed in Texas

A new class-action filed in Texas accuses Young Living of operating as an illegal pyramid scheme cult. The lawsuit, filed by Julie O’Shaughnessy, also claims Young Living is a front for “selling essential oils for quasi-medicinal purposes”.

Bad faith lawsuit against doTerra costs Young Living $1.8 million

Back in 2012 Young Living filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against doTerra. doTerra claimed Young Living’s lawsuit was full of “baseless allegations” and part of ‘a sinister and desperate marketing campaign to try to halt doTERRA’s remarkable ascension‘. In June 2017 Young Living’s claims were dismissed and they lost the case. Said doTerra at the [Continue reading…]

Young Living fined $760,000 for trafficking rosewood & spikenard oil

Following an investigation into the illegal trafficking of essential oils, earlier today the FTC announced it was fining Young Living $500,000. The company is also required to pay $135,000 in restitution and $125,000 as a “community service payment”.

FDA warns Young Living & doTerra for false product claims

The FDA recently sent letters to both Young Living and doTerra, warning them that they had observed instances of their products being promoted for conditions that cause them to be drugs under section 201(g)(1)(B) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Act) [21 U.S.C. § 321(g)(1)(B)], because they are intended for use in [Continue reading…]

Young Living Review: “Seed to seal” essential oils

Young Living launched way back in 1993 and are based out of the US state of Utah. Young Living operate in the essential oils MLM niche and are headed up by Founder and CEO, Donald Gary Young. So the story goes (from Young’s Young Living corporate bio), Over two decades ago, Gary discovered the profound [Continue reading…]