uses JavaScript to provide the best possible experience for our content, but your browser has it disabled. Learn how to enable it here.


Posted May 2, 2020

Hopewell Essential Oils Warned for Coronavirus Claims

On April 27, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to Hopewell Essential Oils for selling its essential oils with unsupported claims that they can treat coronavirus (COVID-19).

The company was promoting essential oils with statements such as "The Coronavirus presents pneumonia-like symptoms, making it difficult to breathe. For respiratory issues, my favorite blends are Lung Support and Respiratory Relief," and "If I became ill with a respiratory virus, I'd diffuse one of these, but if I didn't have a diffuser, I'd get an inexpensive surgical or dust mask. . . and put a couple of drops of essential oil onto the mask. I'd wear it. . .to inhale the essential oils. . . Inhaling essential oils is an excellent way to get the oils into the bloodstream, thus I'd figure out some way for those ill to inhale them frequently." 

The FDA has previously stated: "There currently are no vaccines, pills, potions, lotions, lozenges or other prescription or over-the-counter products available to treat or cure coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)."

The agency instructed the companies to send an email to within 48 hours of receipt of the warning, describing the specific steps they have taken to correct these violations.  

For more information about essential oils and COVID-19, see ConsumerLab's answer to the question: What are natural remedies for coronavirus (COVID-19)?

See Related Warnings:

Ten Multi-Level Marketing Companies Warned for Coronavirus and Deceptive Earnings Claims

Earth Angel Oils Warned for Coronavirus Claims

The Art of the Cure Warned for Coronavirus Claims

FTC Warns Companies Selling Immune "Boosters," Vitamin C and More for Coronavirus Claims

Herbs of Kedem Warned for Making Coronavirus Claims

FDA Warns Sellers of CBD, Colloidal Silver & Natural Remedies Promoted to Treat Coronavirus

FDA Warns Sellers of Essential Oils, Colloidal Silver & Teas Promoted to Treat Coronavirus

For more information, use the link below.