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  1. The FDA has no scruples in their attempts to run the US, believing the rest of us are idiots, and can’t make decisions about our own health. Even going to the health food store is a challenge because the workers, even if they know their stuff, can’t advise you on supplements. Thankfully we can still buy what we want. At least for now.
    Thanks for your honesty. I do understand the dilemma.

    1. Thanks Melissa: it really is a problem for all concerned and I absolutely understand why Doterra and other companies in the US are struggling to make rules that satisfy everybody.
      My decision is completely based on whether I can make the business model work for Brocantehome and ultimately I just wasn’t comfortable not being able to discuss products I believed in (and still believe in) here on the site.
      Thanks as always for your input. Hope you and yours are well sweetheart.x

  2. For the FDA and the pharmaceutical companies it is all about the almighty dollar! Heaven forbid that something natural, dare I say, works better? I understand. I too love Do Terra, but I have never been a great salesperson. Ironically, my husband is a pharmacist! Drugs have their place in dire emergencies, but even in our house,natural is the way to go!
    Curious question,does the laundry detergent you are now selling, work better than your homemade recipe? I have never made laundry detergent, never seem to have time.

    1. Hi Jeanette. I am as you know completely dedicated to keeping things totally natural with as few potentially toxic chemicals as possible and at the beginning of my housekeeping journey I made all my own products simply so that I could guarantee their safety and control the fragrances that had long irritated me.
      But as life has got busier and the natural homemaking industry bigger I have found it easier to look for alternatives to some of the products I used to make, and as laundry powder is so time-consuming to make, it was one of the first products I looked for a shop bought alternative too. So I have since been using various non-toxic alternatives with varying degrees of success and keeping a little batch of my own lavender powder for hand-washing my blankets because I cannot compromise on the fragrance and softness of those!
      Up until I swapped to Modere I was never completely happy. Finley is permanently filthy and some marks just wouldn’t shift. Add to that the fact that some natural detergents and powders have an almost musty smell and I really did feel like I was compromising for conveniences sake, paying over the odds for a natural alternative and trying to make it all work on a low temperature was to boot by adding more than the manufacture said was necessary.
      With Modere laundry powder it is all different. For a start it actually works. Second the amount of product necessary to make it work is tiny in comparison with the shovels of the other stuff I had been using and thirdly (and this is the best part for me!) it has almost no fragrance at all other than the scent of line-dried laundry which has thrilled my whole family.
      This means that I can add a drop or two of the essential oils I love and get the fragrance I want in my own laundry room ad for that alone I couldn’t be happier.
      So yep: to cut a long story short, for convenience’s sake I prefer and now exclusively use Modere. The initial cost of the product might initially seem high but I have been amazed by how long it lasts and how little I use and would not hesitate to recommend it to you.x

  3. Sounds like you are just pushing a new line of oils to me. I truly don’t even believe you ever sold doterra. Everyone has a marketing scheme, even you.

    1. Thank-you for your comment. I not only sold them, I had a dedicated community for them. And no, I am not pushing any other oils – in the post I still actively recommend Doterra, I just chose to stop marketing them and all other network marketing related products- even Modere mentioned above.
      While they might be a valid marketing scheme for many, they simply weren’t right for me and that is what I am trying to explain.

  4. Hi Alison, I was a professional Aromatherapist for 25 years until I retired last summer. I didn’t know any Aromatherapists who would touch Doterra with a barge pole for exactly the reasons you’ve just set out. Well done for bringing it out into the open. If you’re looking for a new supplier, I used to use Penny Price Aromatherapy, Oshadhi and Purple Flame – all in the UK.

  5. Hi Alison, I was a professional Aromatherapist for 25 years until I retired last summer. I didn’t know any Aromatherapists who would touch Doterra with a barge pole for exactly the reasons you’ve just set out. Well done for bringing it out into the open. If you’re looking for a new supplier, I used to use Penny Price Aromatherapy, Oshadhi and Purple Flame – all in the UK.

    1. I love YOUNG LIVING as well, and I love how they have everything open to public, nothing is behind doors. Product is awesome and compensation plan is off the top of all other MLM companies.

  6. doTERRA’s compensation plan is better than Young Livings. I cjose doTERRA because of the purity, source to you, and because I signed under a certified aromatherapist, master herbalist and veterinarian- that chose doTERRA. I would never go with an oil company that doesn’t provide GCMS reports. .. and I too never want to be without On Gaurd again! ?

  7. doTERRA’s compensation plan is better than Young Livings. I cjose doTERRA because of the purity, source to you, and because I signed under a certified aromatherapist, master herbalist and veterinarian- that chose doTERRA. I would never go with an oil company that doesn’t provide GCMS reports. .. and I too never want to be without On Gaurd again! ?

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