Health care referral web sites & their link scams

Updated July 2009. At the foot of this article I have added the URLs of those who have added links to my web site without asking. Also, those sites that are clearly marketing companies dredging up any old links and adding them to their customers web sites. I recommend avoiding those who have a 'Health Directory' including numerous links. You can be...

Exposed - the lies of Gary Young of Young Living

By Mynou De Mey With contributions from Martin Watt co-author of Frankincense & Myrrh through the ages Introduction:  Over the last few months there has been considerable debate on the Internet following the posting of a video on youtube by a Sultan Yusuf Ahmed Salah of Somalia. This video exposed the lies that Gary Young continues to spin. It...

GOOGLE ARE PIRATES and FAR WORSE

Also see the other file on that shady company Google books project In early 2013, I discovered that part of the 'Aromatherapy Practitioner Manual' by Sylla Sheppard-Hanger was available as a .pdf download from a UK website. I informed Sylla, who then contacted the site owner about this copyright infringement. The owner claimed he "got the cop...

The ‘Therapeutic Grade’ Essential Oils Disinformation Campaign

Adapted from Kirkham K. & Burfield T. (2006) “Naked aromatherapy – the truth laid bare” Aromatherapy Today 36, 28-33, as further updated in Cropwatch Newsletter August 2007.  Copyright © Tony Burfield & Kendra Kirkham 2006-9. Pre-amble. Many professional aromatherapists have become unwitting victims of a marketing ploy by essential oil s...

Wholefoodsmagazine.com Not wanting the truth about their articles

This health food trade journal has published a report about the death of the criminal Gary Young of Young Living. The article reads more like an ad for Young Living and is packed with hype and lies such as: “The undisputed leader of the global essential oil movement,” which is just not true. Also, no mention of the many prosecutions and fines impos...

Exposed - the lies of Gary Young of Young Living

By Mynou De Mey With contributions from Martin Watt Introduction:  Over the last few months there has been considerable debate on the Internet following the posting of a video on youtube by a Sultan Yusuf Ahmed Salah of Somalia. This video exposed the lies that Gary Young continues to spin. It is far from being the first time that his lies...

A review of the incorrect information on the airase.org website

A review of the incorrect information on the airase.org website

By Martin Watt 2015 This page is no longer functional. They are the 'Association for the International Research of Aromatic Science and Education'. They claim to “promote scientific validation of essential oils for their global standardization for home, health care, and medical uses”. Strange, but there are no experts on that subject listed on...

Essential oil safety The known and the unknown.

By Martin Watt Updated 2010 with new information added in brown text. RISKS It is important for you to appreciate that most essential oils can be hazardous if they are not used correctly. Most essential oils are perfectly safe for the general public, but there are a few with well-documented dangers. Regretfully, many essential oils suppl...

THE EUROPEAN UNION AND HOW IT HAS AFFECTED ESSENTIAL OILS AND HERBS

Written and researched by Martin Watt. This article is mainly for British readers as have now voted to leave the European Union. I have been following how European regulations have affected the herbal and essential oils trade since the time we joined the EU. So for younger readers here are some facts. 1. The UK used to host large companie...

Global warming & trees being felled for essential oils

This health food trade journal has published a report about the death of the criminal Gary Young of Young Living. The article reads more like an ad for Young Living and is packed with hype and lies such as: “The undisputed leader of the global essential oil movement,” which is just not true. Also, no mention of the many prosecutions and fines impos...