Unlisted Ingredients – Honest Mistake? Or Serious Safety Issue?
Results for the DoTerra Deep Blue Soothing Blend are in!
Well by now we are no stranger to the seemingly endless quality issues in the world of aromatherapy. Even large companies with strict quality control measures do not appear to be immune. The results for the DoTerra Deep Blue soothing blend are in and they were very interesting (for a number of reasons.) Essential Oil blends can be difficult to analyze and sometimes can present challenges to the labs performing the analysis. Be sure to read the labs “conclusion” statement on pages 4 and 5 of the report below. [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.]
I was confident in PhytoChemia’s conclusion that this blend contained an unlisted ingredient – Ylang Ylang. You can see a picture of the DoTerra bottle label and ingredient list below which is missing Ylang Ylang. The website listing, also below, failed to mention the use of Ylang Ylang as well. [Since notifying DoTerra on June 3rd, the website listing has been updated to show the addition of Ylang Ylang]
The presence of an unlisted ingredient is a serious concern for obvious reasons to many people. I notified DoTerra of the results June 3rd 2016 and provided them with 3 business days notice of the publication of the results and the opportunity to provide a statement if they wished to do so. You can see a copy of that e-mail below. [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.]
I received a phone call Tuesday June 7th from a DoTerra representative who informed me they have received my notice and the test results. They thanked me for allowing them the opportunity to reply and asked when the results would be published as they would like to provide a statement for me to post with them. They advised me they would send it to me via e-mail the following morning and confirmed my e-mail address verbally. I’ve waited until now to publish the results pending receipt of their statement, however I have received nothing from them this morning as they indicated. If I receive anything at a later time, I will update this article.
UPDATE: DoTerra sent me the following statement in response to the results. It was issued at 4:04pm (well after the “morning” period they had mentioned, but it got flagged as Spam and took an extra hour before it arrived to me. I immediately posted the update below. [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|
Use the comment section below to discuss the results and your thoughts on the statement from DoTerra. As always, I’m happy to help answer any questions I can. As a reminder, all previous test results are posted on the Test Reports page
-Yours in health,