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...

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...

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...

Healthy Doterra oil summit - online conference 2015

Note: since the time of writing some of the distributors may have ceased trading and making their illegal medicinal claims following the warnings from the FDA. KEY: Blue my comments         Black or yellow outline their statements. The following reviews of the presentations at this conference are to illustrate how people promoted as experts...

Essential Oils Revolution online conference 2015

Essential Oils Revolution online conference 2015

I have decided to release these two reviews separately because they contain such exceptionally bad information and I know more exploitative marketing exercises are ongoing.    For an independent report on his webinars proving that I am not alone with trying to trim the wings of these confidence tricksters please see: http://hubpages.com/health/...

+Tony Burfield

+Tony Burfield

+Tony Burfield I was sad to hear of Tony passing in May 2023. We first met around 20 years ago when he came to my then home in the wilds of Essex.  That meeting was prompted by his contacts with Sylla in the USA that I also knew.  It soon emerged that we were both big fans of Jimi Hendrix and Tony had a big collection of his tapes. I had alre...

Lynette Bosman an Obituary

A tribute to an esteemed colleague. Lynette Bosman It is with great sadness that I am reporting the loss of a valued colleague who passed away on April 17, 2020. Lynn was one of the few aromatherapy teachers that I recommended. We were in touch since the middle 1990s right up to two months prior to her passing. Lynn founded the Mis...

A tribute to Bernie Hephrun - an important figure in the trade

A tribute to an old friend. By Martin Wat This name will not be known to many people in aromatherapy these days, particularly my readers in the USA. Therefore I am putting this page online to show how certain individuals contributed substantially to the aromatherapy world without being on blogs, newsgroups or by publishing popular bo...

Trade merger fiasco's (UK organisations)

Mergers and failed mergers among aromatherapy organisations (UK) By Martin Watt The below may seem like ancient history, but I believe people new to aromatherapy should know the history of their trade and its early founders. This is but a snippet of the history and the way the leaders pulled the wool over the eyes of ordinary members....