One of the largest trends in natural health is the use of essential oils. You may have heard of essential oils being used for aromatherapy, massages, and even to add flavor to certain foods.
Consumers purchase essential oils for the positive effects they are purported to have on one’s body. In fact, some people use the oils for medical purposes. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not regulate essential oils. However, in the past the FDA did crack down on companies that claimed the oils could cure serious diseases.
In an article on ABC News Now, a chemist named Joe Schwarcz from the McGill Office for Science and Society said, “there just is no significant scientific evidence for the benefits that are claimed on behalf of the essential oils.”
If you have purchased any of these products you may have a claim for false advertising. Please contact Finkelstein, Blankinship, Frei-Pearson & Garber, LLP to discuss your legal options.