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Posted March 16, 2021
FDA Warns Seller of Essential Oils
On March 12, 2021, the FDA issued a warning letter to Ravenscroft Apothecary, Inc. DBA Ravenscroft Escentials following a review of the company's websites by the FDA and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) which found the company was promoting the products AIR PURIFY AROMAMIST, HEALER's CHAI AROMATEA & BREATH DROPS, ELEVATION OF MIND AROMAMIST, and ROSE FREQUENCY TONGUE TINCTURE with unsupported claims that they can treat coronavirus (COVID-19).
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)."
Ravenscroft Apothecary products were promoted with statements such as "THE 5 BEST ESSENTIAL OILS FOR CORONAVIRUS" and "Essential oil benefits of lemongrass are tremendous when fighting viruses."
The FDA instructed the company to send an email to COVID-19-Task-Force-CDER@fda.hhs.gov within 48 hours of receipt of the warning, describing the specific steps it has taken to correct these violations.
For more information about the evidence for essential oils and COVID-19, see ConsumerLab's answer to the question: What are natural remedies for coronavirus (COVID-19)? Do supplements like zinc, vitamin C, or herbals work?
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