Synthetic linalool may also have been added.” [copy of entire GC/MS report available below.You will require a PDF reader or app in order to view the PDF files] Cinnamon Bark, Lot # 16121203 Tears filled my eyes as the reality of the situation began to sink in.Thieves, # 15A13006 Because they did not have Young Living send the order direct to the lab, they were immediately chastised by fellow YL distributors making claims they had tampered with the bottles themselves, however the fact remained that my test had a clean chain of custody and YL still was not addressing the results.Over the course of the next several weeks, YL issued several “statements” (all via Diamond level leaders or above) denying the adulteration and referring to it as a smear campaign. My plea’s to Jared and YL corporate continued to be ignored.In the midst of ordering my sample to be sent to the lab for testing, I was contacted by a group of three other Young Living distributors unrelated to my sponsorship line.They were greatly concerned with the possible adulteration and lack of answers/information they were receiving from their uplines as well.I was not on the call so I won’t speak for what happened as it would merely be hearsay, but they did request that Betty take down the petition because they were going to be issuing another statement.After waiting for their statement (which didn’t come until the next day) [posted above and also available HERE], we were left with continued unanswered questions and determined the petition could not be taken down until they were addressed.
As an Aromatherapy student, I spend a lot of time in various aromatherapy/essential oil Facebook groups.They sent their samples off to the lab and roughly 2 weeks later received their results. [copies of their reports can be found below for download.You will require a PDF program or app to view them on a computer and mobile device].What did surprise me, was the very strong insinuation that this particular sample was of Young Living’s cinnamon bark, followed later by pictures of the actual bottle clearly showing the Young Living label.Immediately I sent a copy of the test report, screenshot of the post and pictures of the unopened bottle to Young Living’s product support [copy of that e-mail can be found by clicking the thumbnail below, or by clicking HERE] as I simply refused to believe any possibility that this could be true.One of them had an unopened bottle of Cinnamon Bark with the same lot # originally tested and posted about back on February 25th.They knew I was having a sample tested and wanted to know how they could go about getting their bottle tested, as well as another bottle of a different lot #, and a bottle of Thieves blend.Hope and faith briefly returned when I received a reply from Jared, thanking me for bringing the issue to his attention and promising me a reply.He even Cc’d the entire analytical team and asked them to answer my questions I had.My close family used Cinnamon Bark internally, not to mention the sheer volume of Thieves products that contained Cinnamon.I attempted some conversations with my “uplines” about the issue but merely got “don’t worry” and “I’ve used the products for years and I’m fine! Quickly realizing that I would not get the answers I wanted from them and not knowing where else to turn, I sent an e-mail to Young Living’s Chief Operating Officer, Jared Turner and included a copy of the test report.