DoTerra On Guard results are in and I’m having Deja Vu…
One of the oils selected for testing for “The Big MLM Test Round” currently being funded on YouCaring was DoTerra’s “On Guard” essential oil blend. Typically those results would not have been released until the funding was completed, however given the circumstances with the “Deep Blue”, I had advised DoTerra of the following error at the same time. The results were to be posted on Monday June 13th along with DoTerra’s statement, however they decided to release their statement early. I did not think it fair for people to have a statement referring to a test result that had not yet been published…so here it is!
Below is a copy of the test report from the testing lab. [Note: Mobile device users, clicking the link below will download the PDF copy of the test report. You must have a PDF viewer app on your device to view the report.]
It was determined this blend contained a combination of both cinnamon bark AND cinnamon leaf despite the label and bottle only claiming to contain cinnamon bark. I advised DoTerra of this error last week during our discussion regarding the labelling issue on their Deep Blue blend. They issued a statement to me which I have posted below. While this test technically gets a “fail,” It should be noted that all oils contained in this blend were 100% pure and natural, with no synthetics present. DoTerra has some work to do to ensure all of their labels are accurate and transparent, as consumers and their members expect nothing less from a company claiming to be the world leader in essential oils.
In the statement below, Emily mentions an ongoing label audit. Unfortunately I must point out that this issue was not noticed until this testing and my subsequent notification to them and I challenge the accuracy of that statement. That being said, I appreciate the quick action taken by DoTerra to update their website listings and their commitment to have their bottle labels corrected immediately. [Note: Mobile device users, clicking the link below will download the PDF copy of the test report. You must have a PDF viewer app on your device to view the report.]
|Date:||June 11, 2016|
Feel free to use the comments section below to discuss your thoughts. Are you satisfied with the outcome? Or do you think more should have been done to prevent these errors from occurring in the first place?
-Yours in Health,