Some members of multilevel-marketing company Young Living are making questionable claims about ‘essential oils’ curing cancer and coronavirus

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  • Some sellers of Young Living products are using social media to claim that essential oils are “tested and shown effective against corona viruses.”

  • That isn’t true. The $1.5 billion multilevel-marketing company has a long history of making unsupported medical claims. In 2014, it received a warning letter from the US Food and Drug Administration.

  • Insider interviewed more than 80 people connected to Young Living and reviewed thousands of pages of FDA and court records in its investigation of the company.

  • We found that Young Living members dispensed medical advice without scientific basis, and its members have repeatedly placed themselves at risk by following what sources say is the company’s advice.

  • For some, Young Living’s oils may have caused serious harm, from rashes and burns to a medically induced coma.

  • “Young Living is determined to prevent misleading claims relating to the COVID-19 pandemic,”

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