doTerra’s Latest Response, also not good enough!

The red arrows point to the leaded component in this doTerra diffuser.

One of my readers shared this with me today:

“We appreciate your dedication to dōTERRA and sincerely appreciate your patience as we reviewed your request for information and awaited scientific testing results to ensure that our information is current and accurate. As you will see from the attached report(report under “Files” screenshot below) from Puzhen Life USA, LLC, dōTERRA’s Petal Diffuser is in full compliance, and even exceeds much stricter FDA Food and Drug testing standards.

We sincerely care about the overall health and wellness of all who use dōTERRA Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® quality essential oils and value outside review of our products to ensure superior quality standards. In fact, our product team works diligently to upgrade diffusers and other offerings as new components become available or better solutions exist.”

Again a statement (with supporting documentation) that does not refute nor specifically deny the fact that these diffusers have a leaded component, but tries to reassure the customer that things are ok because they comply with FDA regs for Lead (even though they have a leaded component!)

Why can’t these companies just say “Oops, my bad — we didn’t know the ring was leaded; we’ll fix that right away!”

Well in this case (with doTerra), the report below is from December of 2017, so I guess they presumably DID know they had a Leaded component – or they wouldn’t have been testing for leachable Lead at that time!

As always, thanks for reading!

Tamara Rubin

Click here to see Young Living’s response (and my response to their response!)


8 Responses to doTerra’s Latest Response, also not good enough!

  1. Krista Pederson January 5, 2019 at 8:02 am #

    Thank you for this information. This makes me wonder further about the difference between merely the presence of lead and leachability in lead. At what point is lead in our products leachable? I’m wondering specifically about things that we eat or drink out of or touch.

  2. A Ecker January 5, 2019 at 12:27 pm #

    Company also charges 300% over wholesale. It is owned by YL. Consumers have some how gotten the idea that paying more means they are purer. If you are knowledgable about oils, you can recognize which are more condusive to health and which are simply for aromatherapy. They are two different things. But in my opinion, YL and Doterra are price gouging the consumers.

    • Tara January 5, 2019 at 5:48 pm #

      DoTERRA is not owned by Young Living. Get your facts straight before sharing your opinion.

      • Krystal January 5, 2019 at 7:10 pm #

        Dt is not owned by young living!!!! Yl owns there farms . DT was started by people that left young living to start their own company.

    • Amy L January 14, 2019 at 12:23 am #

      Agreed. DoTERRA was started 10 years ago as an independent company from Young Living. Please make sure you have your facts correct.

    • Amy L January 14, 2019 at 12:25 am #

      Also, wholesale on this diffuser is $47, while retail is $62.66. These facts are very easy to look up. Please make sure you are posting factual information.

  3. Ashley January 10, 2019 at 7:03 pm #

    You do know metal will have lead… your car will have lead or the medal leg of a coffee table. Brass WILL have traces of lead. Just because it’s there and able to be traced does not make it bad. Hence the fda has regulations of the amounts that are able to be “found” because true metal will have lead.

    • Tamara January 10, 2019 at 10:51 pm #


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