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Blogs and social media are now the main means used
for spreading marketing hype and lies.

Many social media sites and blogs seem to offer helpful advice but are often 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 Homesteader type sites repeat information from out-of-date books resulting in dangerous advice.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 which would expose their lack of knowledge or integrity. This allows con artists free reign and stops them being exposed to scrutiny. I have been horrified at the misinformation on blogs that have sprung up like a cancer in recent years. Most of them have links to Amazon who care nothing about safety issues and to google who will gather information on your use of all the sites you visit. These blogs are frequently established just to make money from ads and by people who have no experience in the essential oils trade. They parrot nonsense that they have found on similar blogs, yet most of their readers seem to believe everything they 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.

August 2017: Advice on how to spot fake news and research references on essential oils.
July 2017: My site is logging a huge number of error reports due to people not clearing their web cache for months or years. That causes your browser to try to link to files that have been renamed or moved. For your own security please ensure you clear/delete your web cache and cookies regularly.
May 2017: An article on the doTerra company spreading in Europe and their distributors dangerous advice.
Nov. 2016: An adverse reactions reporting site which I highly 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.
Oct. 2016: A new essential oils safety board in Canada. People can report adverse effects of using oils.

Link error: If in my files you see a link to '' it should be

July 2016: Article about blog sites that link to Amazon suppliers some of which sell dangerous essential oils without any warnings on the Amazon shop sites.

April 20016: An article of critical importance to UK and USA readers who detest animal testing of products.

18th. Update on the file 'Google are pirates' and the new court judgment-updated again July 2016.

Feb. 2016: For UK readers; an article on how the EU has affected the essential oils trades.

Dec 2015: Readers may wish to know that the organizer of the oil conference 2015 which I review on the articles page, has threatened to: "get google to take my site down; legal action over breach of copyright; my claims on their lack of evidence over medicinal uses are false", etc. My server has refused to remove the article because it is legal and "fair comment". The files will remain as examples of people being misled about what essential oils can do, as well as major safety errors being widely disseminated via blogs and other means.

Sept. 2015: At the age of 70 all sales of my publications and courses have ceased. This web site will remain as an information resource and new info will be added as and 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.

July 2015: The full review of the Essential Oils Revolution online conference. I was sent around 65 files by a person concerned about the contents. They were right, much of it is dangerous quack medicine. Most of the subscribers probably did not know that the majority of the speakers are doTerra essential oils agents. They made many medicinal claims in these files as a way round the warnings by the FDA to Young Living and doTerra. They also give wrong information gleaned from blog sites. See also Dec 2015 above.

Two separate reviews from the above conference. These are of Dr J. Axe shocking quack medicine claims.

Sept. 2014: Article about the claims made on blogs over Frankincense oil for cancers.

August 2014: An article on the lies of Gary Young over his trip to Somalia by Mynou De Mey.

See also this review of Young Living and their fake Christian ethics. Direct link

A review of the dreadful book 'Modern Essentials'.

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