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Blogs and social media are now the main means used
for spreading marketing hype, lies and dangerous information about essential oils.

Many social media sites and blogs seem to offer helpful advice but are often just a mechanism to extract cash from ill and gullible people. Health advisory sites are frequently run by people with no training in health care. Homesteader blogs repeat information from out-of-date books resulting in dangerous advice. Some so called 'doctors' have realised they can make lots of money by selling quack products and services. The title 'Dr' is mainly used in the USA to mislead people into thinking they are medical doctors when they are chiropractors.

With most of these blogs the owners censor anything that would expose their lack of knowledge or integrity. This stops con artists being exposed to scrutiny. I have been horrified at the misinformation on blogs that have sprung up like a cancer over the years. They are frequently established by people who have no experience in the essential oils trade and their only objective is to make money from ad clicks. They parrot the hype and lies found on similar blogs, yet most readers seem to believe everything they say. Most of them have autolinks to Amazon shops who care nothing about safety issues and to Google who monitor everything you do and say.

Beware of sites making claims about essential oils and the Bible. In Biblical times distilled essential oils were not available. Beware of those constantly using the word 'God' in their messages, this is a classic selling technique used by con artists to capture the hearts of believers.

Always: My site logs show huge numbers of access failures to files that were removed or changed years ago. If you can't get a file please clear your web cache then retry using the links on this site, not your old bookmarks.

If you get problems with the email link at the top not working backups are:

August 2019: A slight update on the state of the trade file.
June 2019: My original 1995 article on the chemical groups errors taught widely in aromatherapy - articles by others are now confirming I was right all along!.
January 2019: A new article about cinnamon oils to clear up some common errors.
October 2018: A new article on the false claims made for peppermint oil.

September 2018: A new article on the false claims about lemon essential oil.

A new file on rose oil production in Turkey from the archives of Butch Owen with permission.

August 2018: Why I will not use or promote sandalwood oil.

Revised 2019 on the disgusting tumblr blogs. See also google are pirates.

July 2018: A new file on a dangerous doTerra distributor in the Czech republic.
June 2018: Most articles are now in 2 linked.pdf files with a better index - see 'All Articles'
March 2018: A review of new research claiming chemicals in essential oils are hormone disruptors. Go here.
September 2017: Confirmation from an expert in phytochemistry of what I have been saying for years. The incorrect and dangerous chemical groups theories taught by most aromatherapy schools. Go here.
Nov. 2016: An adverse reactions reporting site which I recommend run by The Tisserand Institute. These reports are from individuals and some are not medically documented, but its existence may indicate oils and formulas that are causing problems worthy of more detailed investigation.

Sept. 2015: This site will remain as an information resource and new articles will be added when I feel it necessary. The peddlers of trash in this trade can't breath a sigh of relief just yet! Thank you for the support from my thousands of readers around the world over the last 25 years. Martin.

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