IS RODAN AND FIELDS A SCAM? From their products to the biz, we dish the dirt!

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Is Rodan and Fields a Scam?  We review Rodan and Fields Skin care products, number-crunch their compensation plan, pick apart their business model, and dig through countless Rodan and Fields Reviews and Rodan and Fields Pyramid scheme claims.  Are all the Rodan and Fields scam claims justified? You’re about to find out!

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WHAT IS RODAN AND FIELDS, EXACTLY?

Rodan and Fields is a pricey skincare line that is aimed at helping with anti-aging, skin discolorations, sensitive skin, and acne. Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields, the creators of the well-known Proactiv Solution , created the Rodan and  Fields skin care line in 2002. They initially sold these products exclusively in top-tier department stores.

As Rodan and Fields skin care products grew in popularity, the creators noticed that their sales were coming mainly from word-of-mouth referrals, rather than through their own advertising efforts.  So, in a surprising and risky move, Rodan + Fields withdrew their products completely from the department store shelves in 2008.

In a risky wager, Rodan + Fields entered the direct-selling (MLM) market in hopes of better-utilizing word-of-mouth advertising.  Their creators believed that Rodan + Fields would become even more profitable and widespread if anyone could make a commission selling their products.

Their business model wager paid off.  Rodan + Fields now boasts over $1 billion in yearly revenue and has over 285,000 independent distributors in the U.S. and Canada.  In 2016, Euromonitor named Rodan + Fields the #1 Skincare product of the year, even.  Clearly, Rodan and Fields Skincare has really made a name for themselves. 

Why, then, all the Rodan and Fields scam claims and Rodan and Fields pyramid scheme claims, then?

Clearly, business is booming for Rodan and Fields Skincare.  Yet, the same can also be said of Mary Kay, and Mary Kay is, without a doubt, a scam.

Like Rodan and Fields, Mary Kay also boasts over a billion in yearly sales.  Mary Kay has been around for a lot longer, too: a whopping 45 years.  They hold a good public image, too.  However, upon our research, we deem Mary Kay’s business model to be a complete and utter scam for its distributors. (Shocking, I know!).  You can read all about it, here.

So, just because a company’s consultants are bringing in tons of sales for the company does not mean that the business model pays them well.  Also, just because a company can afford a good legal team which keeps them out of legal trouble does not mean the company is ethical.  And lastly, just because a company maintains a good public image at large doesn’t mean that its distributors aren’t suffering under-cover in a hidden pyramid scheme, or failing, miserably.

mary kay review, project runway adTrust us when we tell you, Mary Kay is a scam.  99.5% of their distributors do not make more than $100 profit a year.  That equates to only 1 in every 200 of their salespeople that are even able to recoup their initial $100 sign-up fee.  OMG!

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The big question, here, is:  Like, Mary Kay, is Rodan and Fields a scam, too? You’re about to find out. 

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Is Rodan and Fields a Scam? Is Rodan and Fields a Pyramid Scheme?:  REPUTATION AND ETHICS:

rodan and fields review, the goodRodan + Fields is a member of the Direct Selling Association and abides fully by its strict code of ethics.

rodan and fields review, the bad, thumbs down graphicThe company, itself, is up for sale.

Rodan and Fields is currently pursuing a sale with Wells Fargo.  It’s not a deal-breaker, but does make us want to take a closer look at Rodan and Fields scam claims.  Furthermore, the company attempting to change leadership makes us all the more concerned about all the Rodan and Fields pyramid scheme claims, as well.

rodan and fields review, the bad, thumbs down graphicR + F pushes that their products are non-toxic.  This is not true.

Rodan and Fields skin care products contain cancer-causing ingredients, allergy-inducing ingredients, pesticides, formaldehyde, and more.  Yeah, so much for ‘skin care’. 

rodan and fields review, the bad, thumbs down graphicR +F does not take responsibility for the harsh, allergy-inducing, and toxic ingredients that their products contain that cause negative health reactions.

This has been made quite clear through hundreds of negative Rodan and Fields reviews.

Is Rodan and Fields a Scam? Is Rodan and Fields a Pyramid Scheme?:  RODAN AND FIELDS REVIEWS:  OVERALL CONSUMER SATISFACTION:

Despite a small portion of raving Rodan and Fields reviews, most  are not positive.  In our estimation, only 20% of Rodan and Fields reviews in comment blogs are positive.  That does not speak well of the company as a whole.  This is especially true when you consider that the overwhelming majority of positive Rodan and Fields reviews are left by their own independent distributors who have profit-driven agendas.

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Is Rodan and Fields a Scam? Is Rodan and Fields a Pyramid Scheme?: RODAN AND FIELDS REVIEWS AND CUSTOMER COMPLAINTS:

The majority of Rodan and Fields skin care complaints are due to these five recurring problems:

rodan and fields review, thumbs down Customers often suffer negative health reactions from the toxic and stringent chemicals in Rodan and Fields skin care products. 

Worse, many of these unfortunate customers are given counterproductive health advice by their rep, after the fact.  Even more deplorable, some are treated badly by Rodan and Fields’ own on-call nurse.

rodan and fields review, the bad, thumbs down graphicThe company provides terrible customer service to both customers and their consultants.

rodan and fields review, the bad, thumbs down graphic Rodan and Fields refuses to stop auto-shipping their products. 

Some customers have even had to send legal ‘Cease and Desist’ letters to stop products from coming to their home and being charged for them.  If that doesn’t bring merit to Rodan and Fields scam claims, we don’t know what will. 

rodan and fields review, the bad, thumbs down graphicThere are a ton of illegal credit card charges which brings merit to Rodan and  Fields scam claims. 

rodan and fields review, the bad, thumbs down graphicCustomers struggle to receive refunds from the company. 

Many Rodan and Fields reviews say that they were told they ‘didn’t try hard enough to make the product work for them’.  Others left negative Rodan and Fields reviews after they never received the refunds that were supposedly issued to them. 

rodan and fields review, the bad, thumbs down graphicRodan + Fields also ranks very far down at #79 for MLMs on BestCompany.com.   They receive only a 3.3 ranking out of 10, too.  OUCH!

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Is Rodan and Fields a Scam? Is Rodan and Fields a Pyramid Scheme?:      THE RODAN AND FIELDS BUSINESS MODEL:

Rodan and  Fields Income Disclosure Statement 2016

Rodan  + Fields Compensation Plan

Is Rodan and Fields a Scam? Is Rodan and Fields a Pyramid Scheme?: 

THE GOOD:

rodan and fields review, the goodThe cost to join Rodan and Fields is low:

The minimum cost to become a Rodan + Fields Consultant is $45 for a Business Portfolio.  However, you will be strongly encouraged to purchase a Business Kit:

  • Personal Results Kit – $395
  • Big Business Launch Kit – $695
  • RFx Express Business Kit – $995

The business kit will provide you with products to have on hand to showcase to potential customers, as well as marketing materials to help you off to a more-successful start.  More importantly, these more-expensive options are required to earn the maximum commissions and/or bonuses within Rodan + Fields.   (And by the way, we *aren’t* against business start-up costs, as long as the numbers crunch in the end!  So many ‘free to join’ opportunities come at the highest of costs that they are the worst business ‘opportunities’ out there…).

rodan and fields review, the goodCommissions and bonuses are available:

Independent distributors can earn 25% commissions on product sales with Rodan + Fields’s hybrid compensation plan. Additionally, a Rodan and Fields consultant can earn 15% commissions on the revenue of their personally-recruited team members, plus 5% commissions on revenue generated down to the fifth generation in their downline.  Rodan + Fields also offers other financial incentives, including fast start bonuses, exotic trips, and a luxury car program.

rodan and fields review, the good R + F offers a 60-day refund policy on their products and business kits:

(This sounds like a winner. However, there are numerous customer service complaints and negative Rodan and Fields reviews that state that receiving refunds on products and business kits is a nightmare.  So, be aware of this before purchasing!)

rodan and fields review, the good R + F offers Discounts for Preferred Customers Members:

Preferred Rodan + Fields customers are eligible to receive up to 10% off product purchases and free shipping. They also receive exclusive access to product promotions and enhanced customer service.  In order to become a preferred customer, the company charges a one-time enrollment fee of $19.95 and requires the first product purchase to be worth at least $80.

Is Rodan and Fields a Scam? Is Rodan and Fields a Pyramid Scheme?: RODAN AND FIELDS SCAM REVIEW: THE UGLY TRUTH, EXPOSED!:  

rodan and fields review, the bad, thumbs down graphicIs Rodan and Fields a Scam? Is Rodan and Fields a Pyramid Scheme?: MONTHLY SALES REQUIREMENTS ARE HUGE COMPARED TO PROFITABILITY: 

There are monthly sales requirements that must be met each month to be eligible to receive commissions and maintain status ($100/month or $600/month).   This equates to a massive $1,200 a year, or $7,200 a year in products.

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rodan and fields review, the bad, thumbs down graphicIs Rodan and Fields a Scam? Is Rodan and Fields a Pyramid Scheme?: 3 out of 4 RODAN AND FIELDS CONSULTANTS MAKE LESS THAN $1,000 A YEAR, GROSS PROFIT.   

Worse, to even be eligible for compensation, they must spend $100 each month in minimum purchases!

That means these Rodan and Fields skincare consultants are far-outspending any profit they are making, by purchasing R + F products.   They are ending up in the red each month.  Clearly, this is NOT a profitable business model for them,  and gives merit to Rodan and Fields pyramid scheme claims.

rodan and fields review, the bad, thumbs down graphicIs Rodan and Fields a Scam? Is Rodan and Fields a Pyramid Scheme?: LESS THAN 1/5 of R + F CONSULTANTS MANAGE TO MAKE MORE THAN $1,000 A YEAR IN GROSS PROFITS.  EEK! 

In order to make more than $1,000 a year in gross profit, Rodan and Fields skin care consultants must sell a minimum of $600, monthly.  This equates to selling $7,200 in products a year, or more.  If these consultants are inconsistent in their sales, they will have to purchase R + F products on their own dime, in order to maintain their status.

As a Rodan and Fields skincare consultant, if you are fortunate enough to outdo 77% of all R + F consultants to make more than $1,000 a year, this $600 monthly sales quota will apply to you. 

Think about this logically—Do you know enough people who will be interested in Rodan and Fields skin care products to sell $600 or more, each and every month?  If your answer is ‘No’, we suggest you suggest you move on from R + F as a business opportunity.  We suggest this one.

rodan and fields review, the bad, thumbs down graphicIs Rodan and Fields a Scam? Is Rodan and Fields a Pyramid Scheme?: MONTHLY COSTS TO MAINTAIN A RODAN AND FIELDS SKIN CARE BUSINESS ARE HIGH: 

rodan and fields review, empty pockets https://bankrollbreakthrough.comMost reps admit to spending $1,000 a month or more on Rodan + Fields products for themselves and their business.  Are you that passionate about Rodan and Fields skin care products to be making these kinds of financial investments, especially for such a small return?

rodan and fields review, the bad, thumbs down graphicIs Rodan and Fields a Scam? Is Rodan and Fields a Pyramid Scheme?: RODAN AND FIELDS IS NOT A LUCRATIVE BUSINESS MODEL: 

Per our Rodan and Fields scam review, Rodan and Fields Skincare IS NOT a lucrative business model. The numbers don’t crunch, and for that, we deem the business model, itself, is a bust.

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rodan and fields review, the bad, thumbs down graphicIs Rodan and Fields a Scam? Is Rodan and Fields a Pyramid Scheme?: RODAN AND FIELDS SKINCARE USES MANY CANCER-CAUSING AND TOXIC INGREDIENTS IN THEIR PRODUCTS:

Rodan + Fields markets their products as non-toxic.  However, this couldn’t be farther from the truth!

Rodan and Fields skincare products contain cancer-causing ingredients, allergy and asthma-inducing ingredients, chemicals known to cause liver and kidney failure, and more.

Just because the FDA has not yet banned these chemicals does not mean they are ‘safe’ or ‘non-toxic’.  When the Toxic Substances Control Act was passed in 1976, it placed the burden of testing chemicals for consumer products on the FDA.  Since that time, 80,000 chemicals have been added to American products.  Yet, only 200 have been actually tested by the FDA.  So, the FDA is a horrible measurement tool to gauge toxicity.

Here are just a few examples:

melaleuca review, symbol toxic wasteTRIETHANOLAMINE is linked to liver and kidney cancer, but has not been banned by the FDA.  This cancer-causing ingredient is found in:

  • UNBLEMISH Dual Intensive Acne Treatment
  • ESSENTIALS Daily Body Moisturize

melaleuca review, symbol toxic wasteHYDROQUINONE also causes cancer, and is already banned in Europe. Asia and even Canada.  Therefore, these R + F products cannot be sold in Canada, as they are banned.  This cancer-causing ingredient is in:

 

  • REVERSE Skin Lightening Toner
  • REVERSE Skin Lightening Treatment
  • UNBLEMISH Spot-Fading Toner

melaleuca review, symbol toxic wasteIMIDAZOLIDINYL UREA and DMDM HYDANTOIN are both forms of formaldehyde.

As you may already know, formaldehyde is used to preserve corpses.  Formaldehyde is linked to:

Allergies, chest pain, chronic fatigue, depression, dizziness, ear infections, headaches, joint pain and asthma.  These two forms of formaldehyde are found in:

  • REVERSE Skin Lightening Toner
  • REVERSE Skin Lightening Treatment
  • UNBLEMISH Spot-Fading Toner
  • UNBLEMISH Clarifying Toner.

melaleuca review, symbol toxic wastePROPYLENE GLYCOL is an active ingredient used in anti-freezeThe EPA requires workers to wear goggles, gloves, and protective clothing when handling it.  Direct contact can cause brain, liver, and kidney abnormalities. And yet, PROPOLYNE GLYCOL IS ADDED INTO ALL OF THESE R + F Products:

  • ANTI-AGE Pore-Minimizing Toner
  • ANTI-AGE Multi-Function Eye Cream
  • REVERSE Deep-Exfoliating Wash
  • REVERSE Broad-Spectrim SPF 50+ Sunscreen
  • UNBLEMISH Acne Treatment Sulfur Wash
  • UNBLEMISH Spot-Fading Toner
  • UNBLEMISH Clarifying Toner
  • ESSENTIALS Moisturize with Melaslow
  • ENHANCEMENTS Micro-Dermabrasion Paste
  • ENHANCEMENTS Body Micro-Dermabrasion

melaleuca review, symbol toxic wastePARABENS mimic estrogen and have recently been linked to breast cancer.  They are found in:

 

  • REVERSE Deep Exfoliating Wash
  • REVERSE Skin Lightening Treatment
  • UNBLEMISH Acne Treatment Sulfur Wash

Here is a new study from UC Berkeley which links low doses of parabens in personal care products to breast cancer. Read more, here.

Another new study also shows that parabens are more dangerous than originally thought.  Read more, here.

melaleuca review, symbol toxic wasteTRICLOSAN is registered with the EPA as a highly toxic pesticide to any living organism.

  • TRICLOSAN is found in UNBLEMISH Acne Treatment Sulfur Wash

melaleuca review, symbol toxic wastePOLYETHYLENE BEADS are hazardous to the environment and wildlife.  They are found in:

 

  • ENHANCEMENTS Body Micro-Dermabrasion
  • ENHANCEMENTS Lip Micro-Dermabrasion
  • REVERSE Deep Exfoliating Wash

Is Rodan and Fields a Scam? Is Rodan and Fields a Pyramid Scheme?:  RODAN AND FIELDS SKIN CARE CONSULTANTS ARE UNDER-INFORMED:

Check this out: An R + F consultant took the time to create a webpage condemning polyethylene beads in cosmetics.  She claims R + F products are safer and superior, and markets a specific R + F product that does not contain polyethylene beads.  Yet, several Rodan and Fields skin care products DO contain polyethylene beads!  She is clearly not familiar with the products she is marketing.

In the scheme of things, you might view this err as ‘not all that bad’. But, it should, however, make you stop and consider how easily you could fall into this trap:  You, very well, will become the same well-intending Rodan and Fields consultant pushing Rodan and Fields skincare products that directly jeopardize the health of your friends and family.  SO MANY, (if not all), of Rodan and Fields skin care products contain toxic and cancer-causing ingredients that it is impossible to ignore.  Here is a better solution than selling R + F.

Is Rodan and Fields a Scam? Is Rodan and Fields a Pyramid Scheme?: RODAN AND FIELDS SKINCARE PRODUCTS CONTAIN STRINGENT SKIN IRRITANTS:

Besides being toxic and cancer-causing, many of the listed ingredients listed on the Rodan + Fields corporate website are known to create skin irritation and cause allergic reactions.  For example, the oil from the plant perilla ccymoides is believed to cause contact dermatitis.  Furthermore, there are many non-disclosed ingredients in Rodan and Fields skin care products, as well.  This becomes a serious problem for many people trying Rodan and Fields skincare products for the first time.

An anonymous review of Rodan and Fields skin care products left on beautypedia.com, on 12/26/14:

rodan and fields review, the bad, thumbs down graphicIs Rodan and Fields a Scam? Is Rodan and Fields a Pyramid Scheme?: THE LEGAL BURDEN IS ON YOU!:

If you are promoting and selling these hazardous healthcare products to others, you are placing the legal burden on YOURSELF when those who purchase from you suffer negative health effects.

In fact, it is common knowledge that R + F deflects blame for negative health reactions onto their independent distributors.  R + F even employs a phone-in nurse to deflect such health matters.  Many, many Rodan and Fields reviews and Rodan and Fields skin care complaints state that the nurse places the blame fully onto the independent distributor who sold the product.

If you are not a dermatologist or certified healthcare professional along with the proper insurance coverage for any such legal issues, it is not wise to take on this liability. (Less wise, even more so, when you consider the small payout for such a venture.)

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rodan and fields review, the bad, thumbs down graphicIs Rodan and Fields a Scam? Is Rodan and Fields a Pyramid Scheme?:  R + F PRODUCTS ARE LARGELY INEFFECTIVE:

Rodan and Fields reviews and Surveys show that 2 out of 5 women, a whopping 40%, found no improvement in their skin condition after using the super-expensive and time-consuming Rodan and Fields skin care products. 

WOAH.  Now if that doesn’t scream Rodan and Fields scam, I don’t know what does!….

In some cases, Rodan and Fields skin care products made their skin conditions like acne even worse, even after months of diligent use.

Is Rodan and Fields a Scam? Is Rodan and Fields a Pyramid Scheme?: 

A COMPREHENSIVE PRODUCT REVIEW: Rodan and Fields Skincare Review of their product regimen, REVERSE:

HERE IS A CUSTOMER PHOTO after this customer used the REVERSE Regimen for her age spots.  We don’t see any improvement, here.  Do you? 

2 out of 5 customers report seeing no benefit after using these expensive and time-consuming products.  

Read a through review of the entire REVERSE regimen, here

rodan and fields review, the bad, thumbs down graphicIs Rodan and Fields a Scam?  Is Rodan and Fields a Pyramid Scheme?: RODAN AND FIELDS OMITS INGREDIENTS AND HEALTH WARNINGS:

Rodan and Fields does not include many of their ingredients on their website and product labels.  Nor do they add necessary health disclaimers on their packaging.

rodan and fields review, shocked faceA Rodan and Fields review excerpt,  from PissedConsumer.com, filed under Rodan And Fields Lash Boost Serum, Jun 10:

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Is Rodan and Fields a Scam?  Is Rodan and Fields a Pyramid Scheme?: ADDITIONAL RESOURCES LISTING R + F’s TOXIC INGREDIENTS:

Here are some additional resources,  Rodan and Fields reviews, and information on R+ F’s toxic ingredients and products:

1) The EWG (Environmental Working Group)’s safe cosmetics database called Skin Deep.

2.) Goodguide: Take a look at how Rodan and Fields skin care products fare on health scores in GoodGuide: Some Rodan and Fields skin care products are so toxic, they are scored a ZERO out of 10!

3.) Beautypedia:  More Rodan and Fields reviews and good info about each of Rodan and Fields skin care products.

rodan and fields review, the bad, thumbs down graphic rodan and fields review, angry customerIs Rodan and Fields a Scam?  Is Rodan and Fields a Pyramid Scheme?: RODAN AND FIELD’ S CUSTOMER SERVICE IS A NIGHTMARE:

Per countless negative Rodan and Fields reviews, customer service reps are rude, place blame, and refuse to help.  Even their on-call nurse behaves just as badly. 

Why don’t we ask Rodan and Fields independent distributors to see what they have to say?  Is Rodan and Fields a Scam, to them?  Do they have anything to say regarding Rodan and Fields pyramid scheme claims?  Let’s take a look:

Looking to connect with a profitable business model with large income potential? Click here.Is Rodan and Fields a Scam?  Is Rodan and Fields a Pyramid Scheme?: COMPREHENSIVE RODAN AND FIELDS REVIEWS FROM THEIR OWN INDEPENDENT DISTRIBUTORS: 

A Rodan and Fields review left on bestcompany.com on June 29th, 2016 from a Rodan and Fields Skincare Consultant from Berwyn, IL:

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Is Rodan and Fields a Scam? Is Rodan and Fields a Pyramid Scheme?:  HERE’S 7 MORE REASONS WHY SELLING RODAN AND FIELDS SKINCARE PRODUCTS IS NOT PROFITABLE:

Is Rodan and Fields a Scam? Is Rodan and Fields a Pyramid Scheme?:  PITFALL #1.) RECRUITING REQUIRES SALES SKILLS YOU MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE:

rodan and fields review, craft showTo make money selling Rodan and Fields skin care products, you must consistently recruit new people underneath you. Recruiting requires sales skills that you may or may not have. 

Also, recruiting requires an in-depth knowledge of Rodan and Fields skin care products to be able to effectively market them well. 

Lastly, recruiting requires you to waste a lot of time pitching to people that will never be interested in joining you in selling Rodan and Fields skin care products, or buying them from you–ever.

SCARY STATISTIC: With network marketing companies like Rodan and Fields, 98% of people who join can only convince TWO OTHERS to join. That isn’t nearly enough to make any sort of living from, clearly.

Is Rodan and Fields a Scam? Is Rodan and Fields a Pyramid Scheme?:  PITFALL #2: YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY ARE JUST NOT ENOUGH LEADS.  

If you plan on making more than $1,000 a year selling Rodan and Fields skin care products, you will have to sell $600 every single month, in product.  Do you have the ability to sell at that kind of level–consistently?  77% of R + F consultants don’t.  That makes us seriously consider, “Is Rodan and Fields a Scam?”

Is Rodan and Fields a Scam? Is Rodan and Fields a Pyramid Scheme?:  PITFALL #3: AUTO-SHIPPED PRODUCTS WILL EAT AWAY YOUR PROFITS.

rodan and fields review, heavy boxes of auto-shipped productsI don’t know about you, but I have zero interest in storing a never-ending, growing hoard of Rodan and Fields skincare products just to keep my membership active.  Nor do I want to be going up to $600 in the hole each month, if I can’t meet their quota.

Is Rodan and Fields a Scam? Is Rodan and Fields a Pyramid Scheme?:  PITFALL #4: RODAN AND FIELDS SKIN CARE PRODUCTS CONTAIN KNOWN TOXIC INGREDIENTS AND CARCINOGENS, as mentioned in detail, above. 

Is Rodan and Fields a Scam? Is Rodan and Fields a Pyramid Scheme?:  PITFALL #5:  RODAN AND FIELDS SKIN CARE PRODUCTS ARE SIGNIFICANTLY OVERPRICED.

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Let’s not forget that the same dermatologists that created Rodan and Fields skin care products also sell the very popular ProActiv line at a fraction of the price.  This competing product line is marketed at teenagers instead of adults, but uses the same ingredients.  This makes selling the Rodan and Fields skin care line a lot harder.

Is Rodan and Fields a Scam? Is Rodan and Fields a Pyramid Scheme?:  PITFALL #6: COMPETITION FROM OTHER SOURCES LIKE AMAZON MAKES SELLING RODAN AND FIELDS SKIN CARE PRODUCTS A LOT HARDER: 

Quicker and free shipping, easier, and free returns are offered through other sources, like Amazon.  This is bound to make your sales job a lot harder.

Amazon offers Rodan and Fields skin care products.  Even better,  they also offer better alternatives that are premium all-natural, and most-importantly, non-toxic. 

Of course, Amazon offers two-day shipping and returns for their Prime members, as well as further price discounts by utilizing their ‘Subscribe & Save’ program.  With Amazon’s ‘Subscibe and Save ‘ program, you can choose to skip or turn off shipments with the click of a mouse.  Your lawyer won’t need to send a cease and desist letter to Amazon, either, just to stop their products from showing up at your door. 

Here is an eye-opening Rodan and Fields review left on September 6, 2016, by Brooke:

Is Rodan and Fields a Scam? Is Rodan and Fields a Pyramid Scheme?:  PITFALL #7: RODAN AND FIELDS LACKS CORE BUSINESS-MODEL TRAINING:

Last on our current list of really obvious setbacks in this Rodan and Fields review is actually the most important one of all!   (So take warning!)

Rodan and Fields does not effectively teach you the nuts and bolts of becoming successful in building your own online business empire from the ground up.  Nor will Rodan and Fields teach you how to scale their business model in any super-lucrative way.

rodan and fields review, fishing for dollarsHow can we put this nicely?

Rodan and Fields will teach you the inefficient method of how to fish for their customers using a fishing pole, one fish at a time.  They will not teach you how to cast large fishing nets for yourself, capable of earning you a 7-figure income or more, online.  This lack of core training causes most consultants to falter, and leads to so many Rodan and Fields pyramid scheme claims (for good reason).

Rodan and Fields will not teach you how to scale your business so that you can, in effect, run multiple fisheries later on down the road.   THIS is where the REAL money in online marketing lies: in learning how to cast large fishing nets, not in selling Rodan and Fields skincare products, one bottle at a time.  That inefficient method is for amateurs, no offense.  

Is Rodan and Fields a Scam? Is Rodan and Fields a Pyramid Scheme?:      OUR FINAL VERDICT

rodan and fields review, thumbs downNot Good.  Even though Rodan and Fields  utilizes a good business strategy and was created by dermatologists, their products contain cancer-causing, toxic ingredients that cause bad reactions.  Also, the Rodan and Fields skin care products are extremely expensive.  When you look at the ingredients, themselves, you can find safer, non-toxic alternatives at a much lower price, even at your local drugstore.  

Furthermore, Rodan and Fields reviews are not inspiring, and there are a ton of Rodan and Fields scam claims, as well as tons of Rodan and Fields pyramid scheme claims.  The Rodan and Fields products don’t have great ratings, and the company suffers from exceptionally poor customer service.  

rodan and fields review, empty pocketsWorse, as we pointed out from the Rodan and Fields income disclosure statement, selling their products will not make you wealthy.   77% of R + F independent consultants make $1,000 a year or less, and they are forced to spend $1,200 a year in purchases to make those meager profits.  We also learned that the average Rodan and Fields consultant spends about $1,000 a month in order to maintain their status in the business.  These terrible stats bring merit to Rodan and Fields scam claims.  And while we haven’t seen anything directly linking them to pyramid scheme claims, profitability is just awful enough to make it not even matter in the end.

melaleuca review, symbol toxic wasteHealth-wise, by joining R + F, you will be applying to your face and body some rather scary cancer-causing chemicals, the active ingredient in anti-freeze, pesticide, and formaldehyde.

Business-wise, you are legally liable for the negative health effects suffered by your friends and family once you sell them these products as a Rodan and Fields consultant.

melaleuca review, monopoly broke, pay poor taxLastly, regarding creating a future income for yourself, if you’ve never sold anything online or haven’t already mastered the foundation and principles of scaling an online business, selling Rodan and Fields skin care products will NOT be that life-changing opportunity you are searching for.   

So, is Rodan and Fields a Scam?  Is Rodan and Fields a Pyramid Scheme?:

Well, for the large majority of people who attempt to earn money selling it, it will become an epic business failure, if nothing else.  So, you be the final judge.

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rodan and fields reviewe, thumbs upHERE’S A MUCH BETTER SOLUTION THAN SELLING RODAN AND FIELDS SKINCARE PRODUCTS:

In order to gain true financial and time freedom, you will need to invest in a better online business model that eliminates all of Rodan and Fields’s pitfalls.

This business model does just that.  It utilizes sales coaches to do all the upfront selling for you, (so it’s okay if you don’t know how to sell, sell, sell nor does it require face-to-face sales, hosting parties, dropping business cards, or any of that!)  And, the business will teach you how to draw eager customers from all over the world to you.   You won’t have to beg, coerce or guilt-trip everyone you know to buy products that they aren’t interested in.  You won’t need to set up  a Rodan and Fields skin care booth at every local craft show, mom-to-mom sale, or vendor show.

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melaleuca review, a solution thumbs upYou’ll receive all the training that you need and one-on-one mentorship by literal online millionaires.  (Yes, you heard that right)—one-on-one mentorship with extremely successful millionaires who’ve made more than a million dollars marketing online.

Yes, there will be hard work, learning, and investment involved.  (Maybe I should repeat that again!): Yes, there will be hard work, learning, and investment involved.

This business will teach you how to fish with large nets instead of poles and become a fishing expert.  This will allow you to cast your nets in multiple ponds and earn truly unlimited wealth in the online marketing space.

Cheers to your future health, wealth, and happiness!

Crystal and Tiffany

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P.S. We’d love your feedback on this ‘Is Rodan and Fields a Scam’ review!  Do you agree with the Rodan and Fields pyramid scheme claims?  If you have experience with Rodan and Fields skin care products, or the business, itself, we’d love to hear about it!  

We hope you enjoyed our Rodan and Fields scam review! 🙂

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Is Mary Kay A Scam? A ‘Pink’ Pyramid Scheme? The Truth is Shocking!

Is Mary Kay a Scam? Is Mary Kay a Pyramid Scheme?  What is Mary Kay Cosmetics about, these days, anyway?   Could selling Mary Kay Cosmetics make you rich?   We break down the biz, crunch the numbers, and give you comprehensive Mary Kay reviews…  You will be shocked by what we unveil!  Our review is a MUST-READ if you would like to become a Mary Kay consultant!

 

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WHAT IS MARY KAY COSMETICS ABOUT, THESE DAYS?:

To Mary Kay’s benefit, their company is in the top-ten queried MLM searches on the Internet these days.  That means that anyone looking to start a work from home business has considered, (or is considering), selling Mary Kay. 

Clearly, Mary Kay must no longer be synonymous with little old ladies in pink Cadillacs for them to remain this popular through the decades.  (Four and a half decades, to be exact! 45 lonnng years in business.)

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Mary Kay maintains a pretty positive image.

They boast over $3 billion in sales each year.  Yes, you heard that right, $3 billion in yearly sales!  Clearly, someone is buying Mary Kay’s potions and lotions, and profits are going somewhere.

Based on Mary Kay’s massive $3 billion in revenue, we’d expect to be seeing pink Mary Kay Cadillacs all over town.  But sadly, we haven’t.  We haven’t even so much as seen a Mary Kay decal on the back of a car in, like, forever.  Have you?   

SO, CAN YOU ACTUALLY MAKE REAL MONEY SELLING MARY KAY’S POTIONS AND LOTIONS?

In our quest to find some good competition against

OUR NETWORK MARKETING COMPANY OF CHOICE,   

let’s take a look!:

IS MARY KAY A SCAM? IS MARY KAY A PYRAMID SCHEME?:

mary kay review depicting financial losses with image of woman holding empty wallet and cryingWell, first off, and most alarmingly, we found that over 99% of Mary Kay consultants actually LOSE money by entering their business. 

(HOLY CRAP!)

This stat comes directly from a detailed report commenced by the FTC after reviewing the income tax returns of the Mary Kay consultants.  So much for Mary Kay’s ‘Empowering Women and Changing Lives’ mantra!  Yeah, more like, ‘Robbing Women and Destroying Lives’!

Is Mary Kay a Scam? Is Mary Kay a Pyramid Scheme?:

Sadly, there is SUCH A LARGE NUMBER of financial losers from Mary Kay’s terrible business model, there’s a very detailed and thorough website devoted JUST TO IT!   O-M-G!

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SO, HOW DOES MARY KAY GET AWAY WITH THIS?

mary kay review, zippered mouth emojiMary Kay is very discreet about their actual numbers.  (Well, with stats this bad, we can understand why).  We were, however, able to find their 2015 Income Disclosure Statement from Canada.  Here is an excerpt from it:

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Is Mary Kay a Scam? Is Mary Kay a Pyramid Scheme?: THE DIRTY DEED WE UNCOVERED:

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Mary Kay sneakily keeps a large portion of their failing reps off the books in their Income Disclosure statement.  How?  By adding these two qualifiers:   1.) The sales rep must have made at least one $225 purchase throughout the year and 2.) The rep was in the biz *longer than a year*. 

Did you catch that, in the Mary Kay Income Disclosure, above?  We underlined it so you wouldn’t miss it. 

WHAT IS MARY KAY COSMETICS ABOUT?:  DECEPTION.

Based on these qualifiers, we created a representation from the Mary Kay Income Disclaimer, which you will see, below.    (We also took the extra effort for this ‘Is Mary Kay a Scam’ review to number-crunch and count each consultant only once, at the highest income bracket they were able to achieve):

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Percent of Mary Kay reps making profit, in business more than one year, in Canada.  

 

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NOW, IF THAT PIE CHART WASN’T SCARY ENOUGH, OUR MARY KAY REVIEW GETS FAR WORSE!… 

Is Mary Kay a Scam? Is Mary Kay a Pyramid Scheme?:  WHAT ABOUT MARY KAY’S CHURN RATE?

rodan and fields review, shocked faceMary Kay’s yearly churn rate is staggering!  (What is a churn rate? It’s basically how many people who enter and leave the business within a year.)   

Mary Kay hides this ugly statistic under lock and key.  However, we were able to find some fraud files dating back to 2006 and 2007.    These fraud files detailed how 480,000 American women entered Mary Kay in 2006.  But, the same amount, 480,000 women, also left the company within that year.  Based on the data over the years, this quota is fairly consistent each and every year.  

Is Mary Kay a Scam? Is Mary Kay a Pyramid Scheme?:  MARY KAY IS A REVOLVING DOOR.

Mary Kay definitely does not want you to know about these half-million women that are failing, selling their product each year!!!

Mary Kay only wants to talk about the number she kept on her books at any given snapshot in time.  Worse, yet, 69% of the women she has on her books at any given time will quit within the year.

The numbers are very grim.

Sadly, each churned Mary Kay consultant would have likely invested thousands and thousands of dollars into Mary Kay products but will still remain unaccounted for, and left off the first pie chart.  This is because these Mary Kay consultants wisely left Mary Kay within 12 months once they realized they had invested in a sinking ship.  So, what is Mary Kay Cosmetics about, really? Losing money.

So, Is Mary Kay a Scam? Is Mary Kay a Pyramid Scheme?:  Yes!:

MARY KAY MANIPULATES AND MISREPRESENTS THEIR DATA:

It is now clear that Mary Kay very sneakily manipulated their data by only using income stats for woman ‘who remained in their business for more than a year’.  Now we can clearly see where this $3 billion in revenue is coming from—the pockets of all of Mary Kay’s churned-and-burned reps ‘front-loading’ their soon-to-fail business. 

Based on this outright deception, is Mary Kay a Scam?  Absolutely!  Is Mary Kay a pyramid scheme? Beyond a shadow of a doubt! 

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Once you account for churned-and-burned Mary Kay consultants,  (assuming that Canada has the same churn rate as America, which studies by Sole-Smith show it does), the awfule pie chart really looks like this:

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The largest section of the chart in blue, accounts for the 99.5% of women who spent money to join Mary Kay…  They bought products.  Thousands upon thousands of dollars in products, even. They devoted time and business expenses.  And still, they couldn’t make a single dollar in profit over the course of an entire year. 

What a terrible business model!!!

So, what is Mary Kay Cosmetics about, really?  Outright deceiving and scamming women!

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So, Is Mary Kay a Scam? Is Mary Kay a Pyramid Scheme?:  Yes!:

HERE ARE SOME MORE STOMACH-CHURNING STATS WE’VE CRUNCHED FOR YOU:

melaleleuca review, the bad, thumbs down graphicShockingly, only 300 of more than 600,000 American Mary Kay reps will ever make a six-figure income—and they spend innumerable hours and their own money earning it.  And that’s before business expenses and profit losses, too.  Horrific!

melaleleuca review, the bad, thumbs down graphicOnly 1 out of every 200 women that enter Mary Kay are even able to make between a single dollar and $100 over the course of an entire year. 

Is Mary Kay a Scam? Is Mary Kay a Pyramid Scheme?:  OUR FINAL VERDICT:

Based on these horrific figures, we have ZERO QUALMS stating the obvious:

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PER OUR THOROUGH DIGGING AND NUMBER-CRUNCHING, MARY KAY (BEYOND A SHADOW OF A DOUBT), IS A COMPLETE AND UTTER SCAM!

Now, if looking at that pie chart didn’t get you straight off your chair and leave you running for the hills, and you’re still intrigued how Mary Kay is such an exploitative business, feel free to read more dirt, here: READ MORE

Is Mary Kay a Scam? Is Mary Kay a Pyramid Scheme?: Yes!

OUR BEST ADVICE?: RUN FROM MARY KAY COSMETICS!!!

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We won’t waste any more time pointing out the flaws of the awful Mary Kay pyramid scheme in this ‘Is Mary Kay a Scam? Is Mary Kay a Pyramid Scheme?’ review.  Mary Kay’s awful numbers speak for themselves, and reading Mary Kay reviews just makes us heartsick!   

Spending any more time researching this company any further is as pointless as trying to sell their products.  It would amount to precious time fully wasted! 

But, if you’re still not thoroughly convinced that Mary Kay is the most-awful MLM under the sun, a wolf in ‘pink’ clothing, you can always visit PinkTruth to read more heartbreaking Mary Kay reviews and find out more of What is Mary Kay Cosmetics about.

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With this business, you won’t ever have to ‘front-load’, product-hoard, harass your friends to make ‘pity-purchases’, or recruit, recruit, recruit.  You won’t ever have to pass along overrated cosmetics as Christmas gifts, or even sell to anyone directly!

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Wishing you future wealth, health and happiness!

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P.S. We hope you enjoyed our ‘Is Mary Kay a Scam? Is Mary Kay a Pyramid Scheme?’ review. We would love to hear your personal experiences with Mary Kay products, your thoughts on the Mary Kay Income Disclosure and their awful churn rate.

Are you a past or current Mary Kay Consultant?  We would love if you shared your experiences to add to our Mary Kay reviews on our ‘Is Mary Kay a Scam? Is Mary Kay a Pyramid Scheme?’ review!  As a courtesy, please do not attach any Mary Kay affiliate links.

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Is Melaleuca a Scam? Find out, here!

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Is Melaleuca a Scam? We pick apart the Melaleuca business model, dig through Melaleuca reviews, number-crunch the Melaleuca Compensation Plan, and review Melaleuca Products currently sold in the Melaleuca product store. Are all the Melaleuca The Wellness Company scam claims legitamate? You’re about to find out!!!

WHAT IS MELALEUCA THE WELLNESS COMPANY, EXACTLY?

Melaleuca is one of the longest-standing health and wellness-based network marketing companies around.  Melaleuca offers over 450+ health and wellness products to their exclusive members in their online Melaleuca product store.

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There is a lot of hot debate over exactly what business model Melaleuca utilizes.  Feel free to read more about that here

Is Melaleuca a Scam?: MELALEUCA’S GRAND CLAIM:

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Regardless of whatever business model Melaleuca uses, Melaleuca makes a grand claim on their Income Disclosure statement.  As you can see in the first pie chart, above, Melaleuca claims that 79% of their members are not using the company to make profit for themselves.

Instead, Melaleuca claims that their large majority of members, (more than three out of four), are buying the exclusive Melaleuca membership with the sole purpose of enjoying their 450+ exclusive Melaleuca products.

Melaleuca likens their model of exclusive membership to a Costco membership.

However, we have never met anyone selling Costco memberships in hopes of creating a residual income.  This is what Melaleuca members do: they sell Melaleuca club memberships and exclusive Melaleuca products to make money.

Per Melaleuca’s claim,  21% of their members are actively attempting to create profits selling Melaleuca products and memberships.  In reality, this figure could be substantially higher.  To get this 21% figure, Melaleuca took their total number of club members and deducted the ones not making money to come up with that 21% figure.

Is Melaleuca a Scam?: CLEARLY, MELALEUCA’S GRAND CLAIM HOLDS NO MERIT:

melaleuca review, skeptical emojiMelaleuca’s claim that only 21% of their members are attempting to make profits holds no merit.  There is no way of reaching this conclusion without conducting a third-party questionnaire.  If Melaleuca has undertaken such a study, they have chosen not to release their findings to the public.

This causes us to be skeptical of the true profitability of Melaleuca’s business model (or lack thereof). 

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In reality, every single customer who joins Melaleuca could be joining with the intent to gain wealth, but only one-fifth are successful in doing so.  And, based on our research of other similar business models, we believe this is the case, if not, very close to it.

Is Melaleuca a Scam?: WHY DOES MELALEUCA’S FALSE CLAIM MATTER, ANYWAY?

Well first, false claims break trust.  Also, if you don’t know accurate statistics, how can you make an accurate appraisal of whether or not selling Melaleuca is a worthwhile business venture for you?  You can’t. 

Plus, we don’t even know Melaleuca’s ‘churn rate’–how many members are joining, but then cancelling, their membership within the year once they cannot make a reasonable profit from it.

melaleuca review, proceed with cautionIs Melaleuca a Scam?: CLEARLY, MELALEUCA’S BUSINESS MODEL LACKS TRANSPARENCY!

Therefore, we would highly suggest to ‘Proceed With Caution’ if you are considering investing time, money, and effort into selling Melaleuca products and memberships as a business.   

Let’s dig deeper with our “Is Melaleuca a Scam” review.

 

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Is Melaleuca a Scam?:  OVERALL MELALEUCA PRODUCT SATISFACTION:

Melaleuca is a long-standing network marketing company which opened way back in 1985.  This long length of time the company has been in business, should speak highly of costumers’ and reps’ overall satisfaction with the business model and Melaleuca products.

Is Melaleuca a Scam?: REPUTATION AND ETHICS:

 

melaleuca review, the goodIs Melaleuca a Scam?: THE GOOD:  NO REAL LEGAL TROUBLES.

After a good amount of research, we have yet to come across anything truly deplorable about the business, itself.   So many other companies of this kind are riddled with legal problems, OSHA violations, and FDA warnings and complaints.  We have seen none of that with Melaleuca after a good amount of digging.  Melaleuca appears above-board.

melaleleuca review, the bad, thumbs down graphicIs Melaleuca a Scam?: THE BAD:  MELALEUCA OMITS NEGATIVE MELALEUCA REVIEWS FROM THEIR MELALEUCA PRODUCT STORE:

One thing that worries us deeply is that Melaleuca will only post positive Melaleuca reviews of their 450+ Melaleuca products in the Melaleuca products store.  Customers have tried to submit negative Melaleuca reviews of specific Melaleuca products causing rashes on their children.   Melaleuca refuses to post these negative Melaleuca reviews warning others on the Melaleuca products store website.

This makes us question the efficacy of the Melaleuca products and also question the ethics of the people running the company. Transparency is everything!

melaleleuca review, the bad, thumbs down graphicIs Melaleuca a Scam?:  MELALEUCA MAKES FALSE CLAIMS ABOUT THEIR PRODUCTS:

Melaleuca touts itself as the ‘Wellness Company’ whose mission is to sell all-natural Melaleuca products that are non-toxic and eco-friendly.

Astonishingly, many of the Melaleuca products they currently sell in their Melaleuca products store contain toxic ingredients.  For example, there are parabens in Melaleuca’s shampoos, titanium dioxide in their toothpastes and vitamins, and aluminum and unnatural fragrances in their deodorants.  There are countless fragrances, additives, colors, dyes and tons of chemicals and unnatural ingredients in so many of the ‘Wellness products’ being sold in the Melaleuca products store.

rodan and fields review, the bad, thumbs down graphic Is Melaleauca  a Scam?: MELALEUCA REFUSES TO DISCLOSE INGREDIENTS:

Worse, Melaleuca also refuses to list the ingredients in their cleaning products and in many of their other products, as well.  Not only will they not print their full ingredients list on their online Melaleuca products store website, but their customer service reps will not disclose the ingredients over the phone, either!

To us, this speaks directly against Melaleuca’s health claims and their entire wellness paradigm.  This makes us very skeptical of Melaleuca’s business as a whole, and brings merit to Melaleuca The Wellness Company scam claims.

Like we’ve said, transparency is everything!

Is Melaleuca a Scam?:  HOW SATISFIED ARE CUSTOMER, OVERALL?

melaleuca review 80 percent customer satisfaction pie chartIn our estimation, 80% of Melaleuca reviews in comment blogs are positive.  That speaks well of the company as a whole.

Is Melaleuca a Scam?: CUSTOMER SATISFACTION: THE GOOD:

melaleuca review, the goodHere is an extremely positive Melaleuca review from Tom Young, of Idaho Falls, ID.  Keep in mind that Melaleuca’s headquarters is located in Idaho Falls, ID, so this is likely a direct employee of their headquarters.  Regardless, he left this starry Melaleuca review on June 21st, 2017 on bestcompany.com:

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melaleuca review, the goodIs Melaleuca a Scam?: GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE, OVERALL.

A large portion of positive compliments are given in Melaleuca reviews regarding how well Melaleuca handles Melaleuca complaints and other customer issues.  This is true–except for one in very specific area—cancelling your Melaleuca membership or cancelling an auto-ship order.

 

Is Melaleuca a Scam?: CUSTOMER SATISFACTION: THE BAD:

melaleleuca review, the bad, thumbs down graphicWOAH!  There are over 200 Ripoff Reports filed against Melaleuca –enough to churn your stomach!  Stay-at-home moms who were deceived share their experiences, and more in these negative Melaleuca reviews.  You can read their ripoff reports, awful experiences, and more in these Melaleuca reviews, here.

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Cancelling your Melaleuca membership is a nightmare. According to some Melaleuca reviews, Melaleuca will keep you on a three-month auto-ship once you attempt to cancel your membership. Furthermore, they make you jump through numerous paperwork hoops to cancel, as well.

melaleleuca review, the bad, thumbs down graphicCancelling a monthly auto-ship is just as much a nightmare.   Dozens of Ripoff Reports have been filed against Melaleuca because their club members are unable to cancel shipments.  Melaleuca products continue to be shipped to their house for months, and their credit card continues to be charged.  These Melaleuca The Wellness Company scam claims and negative Melaleuca reviews are legitamate and justified.

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melaleleuca review, the bad, thumbs down graphicMelaleuca products are not always natural or ‘healthy’, like Melaleuca touts:  Artificial fragrances, colors, sweeteners, and absolutely toxic ingredients and preservatives top the list of Melaleuca complaints.

melaleleuca review, the bad, thumbs down graphicThe cost per month to remain a Melaleuca club member is too high: It ends up being about $70-$80 a month in required auto-ships, which many feel is too high.

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Melaleuca’s compensation plan is too complex: Well, we could look past the frustrations of ‘complex’ if the business model was making lots of money.  Wouldn’t you? The question is, Can YOU make lots of money by starting your own Melaleuca business?

melaleleuca review, the bad, thumbs down graphicMelaleuca products’ shipping costs are high.

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melaleleuca review, the bad, thumbs down graphicIs Melaleuca a Scam?:  COMPREHENSIVE MELALEUCA REVIEWS:  THE GOOD AND THE BAD:

 

On August 28th, 2017, J Devis shares a lot of these concerns in his Melaleuca review.  He gives Melaleuca a rating of 2 out of 5 stars along with this Melaleuca review:

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rodan and fields review, the bad, thumbs down graphic Is Melaleuca a Scam?:  MORE THAN 200 RIPOFF REPORTS HAVE BEEN FILED AGAINST MELALEUCA!!! 

rodan and fields review, shocked faceIf you’re not ‘running for the hills’ yet, read a few of Melaleuca club member’s horror-stories, here

 

melaleleuca review, the bad, thumbs down graphicmelaleuca review, symbol toxic waste  Is Melaleuca a Scam?: MORE HEALTH CONCERNS ABOUT MELALEUCA PRODUCTS:

So many customers question the unnatural and toxic ingredients in Melaleuca products in Melaleuca reviews that it warrants taking a deeper look. 

Melaleuca defines themselves as selling only non-toxic products, so this is a serious issue.

On June 22nd, 2017, Stacey Hattendorf of Reading, PA rated Melaleuca 2.0 out of 5.0 stars, and left this Melaleuca review:

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Is Melaleuca a Scam?: THE UGLY TRUTH, EXPOSED!:  

melaleleuca review, the bad, thumbs down graphicIs Melaleuca a Scam?: THE FINANCIAL COST OF REMAINING A CLUB MEMBER

Several Melaleuca club members have disclosed that they are required to spend about $80 a month in Melaleuca products plus shipping under their monthly auto-ship minimums.  So, $80/month x 12 months per year= $960 a year spent on Melaleuca products, minimum.

So, if you are only making $12 a month in profits, ($93 a year), but you are forced to spend $80 each month to make it, Melaleuca  is clearly not a profitable business, whatsoever!!!!    Based on these figures, half of Melaleuca’s business members are falling deep into the red before accounting for any business expenses, whatsoever.

Look at the Melaleuca Income Disclosure:

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melaleuca review, thumbs downPER MELALEUCA, 79% OF MELALEUCA CUSTOMERS DO NOT MAKE ANY PROFIT THROUGH THE COMPANY, WHATSOEVER!

melaleuca review, thumbs downWORSE YET, MELALEUCA TRIES TO PUT A PRETTY ‘SPIN’ ON THIS UGLY STATSTIC:

Melaleuca claims this 79% of their customers are not making a profit– but only by the customers’ willful choice.   Melaleuca claims that the customers don’t ever want to get discounts or make profits, but instead, just want to enjoy the benefits of  Melaleuca’s wonderful products.  We call BS! Melaleuca The Wellness Company scam! 

Unlike some of the more transparent MLM companies we have reviewed,  Melaleuca has released no such data identifying the percentage of their members who are actively attempting to refer members, but are just unsuccessful in doing so. What a Melaleuca The Wellness Company scam!

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melaleuca review, thumbs downHALF OF THE 21% OF MELALEUCA CLUB MEMBERS THAT ARE ACTUALLY ABLE TO SELL BETWEEN 1 AND 20 MEMBERSHIPS EACH YEAR STILL LOSE MONEY:

Half of the Melaleuca club members that do successfully market at least one Melaleuca membership each year only make between $93 and $555 in gross profit a year.  The club members in this bracket are able to sell and keep between 1 and 20 active memberships throughout each year.  Unfortunately, though, this $93-$555 gross profit figure does not include the cost of the club member’s own Melaleuca products they are required to purchase to keep their account running ($80 a month).  Nor does the $93-$555 figure account for any business expenses, (which can vary). Sounds like a Melaleuca Wellness Company Scam to us!

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melaleuca review, thumbs downTHE OTHER HALF OF THE 21% OF MELALEUCA CLUB MEMBERS WHO MAKE PROFIT DON’T MAKE MUCH:

Not turned off, yet, by the thought of losing so much money each month under Melaleuca’s business model? Let’s look at the other half of Melaleuca’s affiliates’ income:

The better half of Melaleuca’s reps make a whopping $2,093 gross profit on average, per year.  So, again, let’s crunch the numbers.  That’s about $175 a month in gross profits, minus $80 a month in product cost.  That’s $95 in gross profits each month before business expenses like marketing costs, phone expenses, business cards, and so on.

 The reps who reach this level in the business have each attained a minimum of 8 memberships, but average 75.  75 memberships!

Think about that one for a minute…  How much effort will it take to pitch and sell 75 active memberships throughout the year, to make a measly $1,100 in gross profit before business expenses?  That’s a lot of selling.  Like seriously, do you even know 75 families that might be interested in spending $80 a month in wellness products?  It’s actually a lot harder than you think!…

melaleuca review, thumbs downTHE TINY SLIVER OF MELALEUCA MEMBERS MAKING  WORTHWHILE INCOME HAVE BEEN SELLING MELALEUCA FOR 25 YEARS, OR MORE!:

I mean, there IS a negligible amount of Melaleuca reps that are able to make $60,000+ gross, selling memberships.  But per Melaleuca, they have been in the business of upwards of 25 and 30 years in some cases.  This means they have been selling Melaleuca products and memberships pretty much since the business opened in 1985.

These club members have managed to accrue between 1,000 to over 13,000+ active memberships over a quarter of a century.  And, they now spend a good portion of their time creating support and training materials for all their members. They’re pretty much OBSESSED with Melaleuca full-time. No thanks!

Is Melaleuca a Scam?: OUR VERDICT OF MELALEUCA’S BUSINESS MODEL:

Sadly, Melaleuca is displaying, for anyone who takes the time to do the math, that at the end of the day, most of their business reps end up deep in the red after buying their products for the year after adding business expenses to market their products.

Per our ‘Is Melaleuca a Scam’ review, Melaleuca, sadly, IS NOT a lucrative business model for making a business out of it.  The numbers don’t crunch, and for that, we deem the business model, itself, is a bust.  Sadly, we agree that Melaleuca The Wellness Company scam complaints are legitamate.

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SO, WHY ARE SO MANY MELALEUCA REPS NOT MAKING MONEY?

No matter how in love you might be with Melaleuca products, there are some problems right up front with their business model that will likely sink your ship.  These challenges sink 98% of all hopeful entrepreneurs that join MLMs and CDMs.  97.5% of Melaleuca members are unable to make more than a hundred bucks a month after recruiting upwards of 75 members a year!!!!

15 REASONS WHY SELLING MELALEUCA IS NOT PROFITABLE:

Is Melaleuca a Scam?:  PITFALL #1:  RECRUITING MELALEUCA MEMBERS REQUIRES SALES SKILLS YOU MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE:

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To make money selling Melaleuca products and memberships, you must consistently recruit new people underneath you.  Recruiting requires sales skills that you may or may not have.  Also, recruiting requires an in-depth knowledge of Melaleuca products to be able to market them well.  Lastly, recruiting requires you to waste a lot of time pitching to people that will never be interested in joining you in selling or buying Melaleuca products or memberships from you–ever.

melaleuca review, thumbs downSCARY STATISTIC: With network marketing companies like Melaleuca, 98% of people who join can only convince TWO OTHERS to join. That isn’t nearly enough to make any sort of living from, clearly.

Is Melaleuca a Scam?:  PITFALL #2:   MELALEUCA DOES NOT ALLOW PUBLIC MARKETING.  YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY ARE JUST NOT ENOUGH LEADS:

melaleuca review, network marketing diagramMelaleuca is very serious about not allowing its members to publicly market Melaleuca products or their memberships.  They only allow selling by word of mouth.  This is a pretty significant drawback in today’s marketplace, where online sales account for a huge portion of it.

Why would Melaleuca enstate such a ridiculous rule? 

Melaleuca may have several reasons, but the major one is to the avoid legal ramifications of putting claims into print.  This could be a large factor why Melaleuca has stayed out of legal issues and in business for so long.

melaleleuca review, the bad, thumbs down graphicRegardless, it will be hard to successfully market Melaleuca products or memberships on a sufficient scale without marketing publicly. Your lead pool will be very limited.  You will need to keep an ongoing list of your friends (your leads) and pressure them to join you to ‘sell, sell, sell’, (or at the very least, ‘buy, buy, buy’ from you).  As the industry standard, you’ll burn through these ‘warm leads’ as they call them, within six weeks. 

Is Melaleuca a Scam?:   PITFALL #3:  MONTHLY PURCHASES ARE REQUIRED TO STAY ACTIVE AS A SALES REP.

Here is Melaleuca’s Compensation Plan.  Club members are required to purchase 35 PV in products each month, (about $80 U.S.)   This equates to almost a thousand dollars of required purchases a year!

On June 20th, 2017, Libby Waldron from Port Angeles, WA, rated Melaleuca 2/5 stars and left this Melaleuca Review:

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Is Melaleuca a Scam?:   PITFALL #4:  AUTO-SHIPPED MELALEUCA PRODUCTS CAN EAT AWAY PROFITS.

melaleuca review, heavy boxes of auto-shipped productsMelaleuca requires each club member to choose a list of Melaleuca products for an auto-ship ‘back-up’. Essentially, Melaleuca keeps a list of items of your choice logged into their register so that if you fail to place an order each and every month, they will still ship you out $80 in products, either way.

Well, what happens when you have more than enough products in your cabinet?  This eats away at profits. If you are lucky enough to reach a Director II level, you are required to buy 75PV in monthly autoships which equates to about $150 a month in products.  What happens when you can’t sell them or use them all?  Or worse, what happens if you aren’t making money selling Melaleuca like you had hoped?

Melaleuca makes you jump through ridiculous hoops to cancel your order and/or your membership.  There are dozens of Ripoff Reports filed from club members who cancelled their membership and Melaleuca products continued to be sent to their house, and their credit card continued to be charged.

Some Melaleuca club members claim in Melaleuca reviews that Melaleuca keeps you on a three-month auto-ship even AFTER you cancel your membership. Scandalous!!!

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melaleuca review, symbol toxic wasteIs Melaleuca a Scam?:   #5:   MELALEUCA PRODUCTS CONTAIN KNOWN TOXIC INGREDIENTS AND CARCINOGENS!:

Despite their claims, Melaleuca products are NOT even close to being the most-natural products on the market.  Are you okay with using marketing deception for profit?

  • Parabens: Melaleuca’s shampoos, conditioners, lotions, and soaps contain parabens!  The safety of these is highly debatable. I’m shocked that a “Wellness Company” would have parabens in their “wellness” products.  Not good at all!
  • melaleuca review, renewDimethicone: “ Renew”, Melaleuca’s best-selling lotion, contains this petroleum-like ingredient which is not eco-friendly and can make your skin more dry and trap bacteria.
  • Titanium dioxide is used in their vitamins, which is toxic to the nervous system and has been known to affect mental status; there are concerns of heavy-metal toxicity, as well.
  • Fragrances, Perfumes, and Toxic, Unnamed Ingredients: Many, many of Melaleuca products contain fragrances and perfumes.  It is common knowledge that cosmetics and chemical companies hide toxic ingredients under the guise of fragrances, and perfumes.  This is because of a legal loophole that says you are not required to list the ingredients in fragrances.
  • Melaleuca refuses to divulge the ingredients in their perfumes and also in their cleaning products, as well.
  • Some Melaleuca products are missing their ingredients list completely.  A couple examples are the children’s toothpaste and children’s and adult’s nutrition shakes.  Is this a sneaky move by the company, or a simple oversight made by a careless web designer?  You decide.

Either way, so many of the ingredients in Melaleuca products currently being sold in their Melaleuca product store are questionable, or contain toxins, that we would never purchase them without full disclosure.

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melaleuca review, symbol toxic wasteIs Melaleuca a Scam?:   #6:   ‘IMPROVING’ TOXIC PRODUCTS BY ADDING TEA TREE OIL INTO THEM DOES NOT MAKE THEM NON-TOXIC!

This sounds like a straight-up Melaleuca Scam to us!

Many Melaleuca products are exactly the same as their mainstream, toxic counterparts, except that they have Melaleuca Oil (Essential oil from the Tea Tree plant) added into them.  Maybe it improves the overall product quality somewhat, but it sure doesn’t make the product less toxic! For example, check out the ingredients in Melaleuca’s antiperspirant, deodorant, sunscreen, lip balm, and so on.  Not good!

melaleuca review, symbol toxic wasteIs Melaleuca a Scam?: #7:  MELALEUCA SUBSTITUTES TOXIC CHEMICALS FOR ONLY ‘LESS TOXIC’ VERSIONS.  ‘LESS TOXIC’ IS NOT ‘NON-TOXIC’!

In comparing ingredients, it appears that the ones Melaleuca substitutes are at least slightly less toxic, but still toxic, nonetheless.

For example, Melaleuca takes sodium laureth sulfate out of their soaps.  Sodium laureth sulfate is a foaming agent derived from coconut oil, but it is processed poorly.  It is a carcinogen and causes organ and reproductive toxicity.  Instead, Melaleuca merely substitutes it with sodium lauryl sulfoacetate, which is derived from coconut and palm oils.  It is much more skin-friendly and less toxic, but not much better.

For a truly toxic-free experience, compare Melaleuca products with Miessence’s products.

Sunscreen: 

For starters, the ingredient list contained in the Melaleuca products store leaves out one of the 3 active ingredients that are actually listed on the sunscreen bottle.

WHAT? We hope that isn’t happening, elsewhere!  That makes us further consider Melaleuca The Wellness Company scam claims, too.

Regardless, while Melaleuca’s sunscreen may be safer than its mainstream counterparts, there are many safer alternatives that don’t have the known absorbency and photo-allergen concerns from the Octocrylene that Melaleuca’s sunscreen contains.

melaleuca review, koala kids shampooKoala Pals Kids Bath Soap/Shampoo:

This stuff has given bad rashes to children as soon as it touches their skin in bath water. Worse, Melaleuca refuses to put these negative Melaleuca reviews into print in the Melaleuca products store so consumers can make informed decisions on their purchases.  We’ll stick with Amazon, who posts all customer reviews, thanks.

Anti-persperant deodorant: 

Any “Wellness” company that sells pit sauce with aluminum in it is criminal, in our oinion!  We don’t care one ounce that Melaleuca added Melaleuca Oil (tea tree oil) into it.  Aluminum in deodorant is linked to breast cancer, duh! Shame, shame!

Skin Care, Cosmetics, and Hair Care: 

Melaleuca offers an entire line of anti-aging skin care, luxury hair and shower products, and cosmetics, containing parabens and other toxic additives, just like store-bought, conventional versions.  Melaleuca has claimed that their Melaleuca oil (tea tree oil) somehow fights the toxicity of their Melaleuca products.  Not in a million years!  *eyeroll*.

Furthermore, why spend more on expensive Melaleuca products when you can buy the same version at Walmart or Amazon, just without the tea tree oil in it, and avoid the whole required-monthly-purchase bit?

melaleuca review, symbol toxic wasteIs Melaleuca a Scam?:   #8:  MELALEUCA’S FOOD PRODUCTS ARE RIDDLED WITH CARCINOGENS, ARTIFICIAL DYES, SWEETENERS, AND COLORS.

Exceed Sugarless Gum:

melleuca review, exceed gumDespite the company’s claim to be “aspartame free!”, it contains sucralose and acefulsame potassium, which is merely a more-stabilized version of aspartame. Does it make it less toxic? Not by much, and certainly not enough to justify buying it. Very disappointing.

“The Wellness Company” is selling, yet again, another product that doesn’t promote wellness, and marketing it under a sneaky lie.  Organic stevia and xylitol would be the only acceptable artificial sweeteners for a wellness product.

 Zero Calorie Drinks:

melaleuca review, splash Melaleuca offers a product line of Splash H2O Zero-Calorie drink powder which also contains sucralose and acefulsame potassium, instead of stevia. Another sly ploy by the company.

Yes, Melaleuca’s zero-calorie drinks may contain less toxins than mainstream brands, but only because they use natural food coloring in it. However, taking the food coloring out and keeping the toxic artificial sweeteners in it doesn’t make it a “wellness” product.

Okay, I don’t think I need to delve much further into the unsafe and  toxic ingredients in Melaleuca products.  You get the idea.

Is Melaleuca a Scam?:   #9:   MEMBERSHIP CANCELLATION IS A NIGHTMARE.  EVEN CANCELLING A MONTHLY AUTO-SHIP IS JUST AS MUCH A HEADACHE!:

melaleuca review, angry and stressed outIn order to cancel a monthly auto-ship or your club membership, 2PunkinsMama gives this Melaleuca review and says,

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Dozens of Ripoff Reports have been filed against Melaleuca because their club members are unable to cancel shipments, and Melaleuca products continue to come to their house for months, and their credit card continues to be charged.  Talk about a Melaleuca The Wellness Company scam.

Skip this crazy nonsense, and just get with a better business!  Click here.  

Is Melaleuca a Scam?:   PITFALL #10:   COMPETITION FROM OTHER SOURCES MAKES SELLING MELALEUCA PRODUCTS A LOT HARDER: 

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Quicker and free shipping, easier, and free returns offered through other sources, like Amazon, are bound to make your sales job a lot harder:

Amazon offers Melaleuca products, as well as tons of quality, premium all-natural products with a free, two-day shipping for their Prime members.

On May 26th, 201, Elizabeth Geller rated Melaleuca 1 out of 5 stars.  Here is a clip of her Melaleauca review:

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Also, Amazon offers even further price discounts by utilizing their ‘Subscribe & Save’ program which you can choose to skip or turn off with the click of a mouse.  This is far easier than Melaleuca’ auto-ship program, which is a nightmare.

Amazon offers free, no-hassle returns vs. Melaleuca’s, where you must pay for return shipping in most cases.

On June 16th, 2017, Shawnna rated Melaleuca 2/5 stars and leaves this Melaleuca review:

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melaleuca review, zippered mouth emojiIs Melaleuca a Scam?:   PITFALL #11:  MELALEUCA IS VERY SECRETIVE.  MELALEUCA PRODUCT COSTS AND TRAINING VIDEOS ARE NOT OPEN TO NON-CLUB MEMBERS:

What?  In order to access this information, you’ll need to sign up.  We don’t like that!  As a consumer, you should be able to see what’s behind the closed door before giving your personal information away or signing up for anything.  Transparency is everything!

Is Melaleuca a Scam?:  PITFALL #12:   LACK OF CORE BUSINESS-MODEL TRAINING:

Last on our current list of really obvious setbacks in our Melaleuca scam review is actually the most important one of all!   (So take warning!)

Melaleuca does not effectively teach you the nuts and bolts of becoming successful in building your own online business empire from the ground up.  Nor will Melaleuca teach you how to scale their business model in any super-lucrative way.  In fact, they pretty much forbid it by disallowing public marketing.

How can we put this nicely?

Melaleuca will teach you the inefficient method of how to fish for their customers using a fishing pole, one fish at a time.  They will not teach you how to cast large fishing nets for yourself, capable of earning you a 7-figure income or more, online.  Melaleuca will not teach you how to scale your business so that you can, in effect, run multiple fisheries later on down the road.   THIS is where the REAL money in online marketing lies: in learning how to cast large fishing nets, not in selling Melaleuca products one bottle at a time.  That inefficient method is for amateurs, no offense.

Is Melaleuca a Scam?:  OUR FINAL VERDICT:

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Not good.  Even if Melaleuca’s less-toxic-than-conventional products meet your standards, it’s not an ideal business if your goal is to earn serious levels of income—period.  When it takes, on average, of 75 ongoing yearly memberships to make a measly $1,100 profit, even before business expenses, that’s just ridiulous!

At best, you can spread the word about Melaleuca products to several of your friends and in return, Melaleuca will offer you some discounts on your required auto-ships.

We don’t mean to be a jerks in our ‘Is Melaleuca a Scam?’ review.  But, if you’ve never sold anything online or haven’t already mastered the foundation and principles of scaling an online business, selling Melaleuca will NOT be that life-changing opportunity you are searching for.  Furthermore, Melaleuca makes this almost impossible to achieve, since they directly forbid public marketing.

As we discovered in the Melaleuca  Income Disclosure Statement, selling Melaleuca will not make you wealthy.  Melaleuca will pay you only about $100 a month, (after deducting their required $80 of products).  And, this meager $100 is after referring them upwards of 75 active members/families a year!!!  The only way to make more is to become an ‘Advanced Leader’ once you reach a team of at least 1,000 members.  This would require full-time, long-term dedication.

More than likely, if you insist on becoming a Melaleuca Club Member, you will just end up with a hoard of slightly-less-toxic-than-conventional Melaleuca products stacked in your closet.

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A FAR BETTER SOLUTION THAN MELALEUCA:

In order to gain true financial and time freedom, you will need to invest in a better online business model that eliminates all 12 of Melaleuca business model pitfalls.

This better business model utilizes sales coaches to do all the upfront selling for you, (so it’s okay if you don’t know how to sell, sell, sell nor does it require face-to-face sales, hosting parties, dropping business cards, or any of that!)  And, this business will teach you how to draw eager customers from all over the world to you through online marketing.   You won’t have to beg, coerce or guilt-trip everyone you know to buy Melaleuca products that they aren’t probably interested in.

If you are ready to take decisive action to gain control of your financial future, click here to learn more.

melaleuca review, a solution thumbs upYou’ll receive all the training that you need and one-on-one mentorship by literal online millionaires.  (Yes, you heard that right)—one-on-one mentorship with extremely successful millionaires who’ve made more than a million dollars marketing online.

Yes, there will be hard work, learning, and investment involved.  (Maybe we should repeat that again!): Yes, there will be hard work, learning, and investment involved.

This far-superior business will teach you how to fish with large nets instead of poles and become a fishing expert.  This will allow you to cast your nets in multiple ponds and earn truly unlimited wealth in the online marketing space.

Cheers to your future health, wealth, and happiness!

Twins At The Top, Crystal and Tiffany

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Twins At The Top,
Crystal and Tiffany

 

P.S. We hope you enjoyed our ‘Is Melaleuca a Scam?’ review!  If you have any experience with the Melaleuca products currently being offered in the Melaleuca product store, or would like to leave your own Melaleuca reviews, please comment, below!  Do you believe all the Melaleuca The Wellness Company scam claims are justified? We are eager to hear about it! 

Thanks for contributing to our Melaleuca scam review!

Read more of our recent reviews on Bankroll Breakthrough!: Miessence; Mary Kay; Young LivingDoterra; Rodan and Fields, and more

 

Our disclaimer:  We’ve never sold Melaleuca products, nor are we affiliated with Melaleuca The Wellness Company, in any way.  However, we are definitely the type of health enthusiasts that WOULD sell Melaleuca products if they were premium, organic products and we didn’t already have a golden-goose-egg business model that we are happy with.   In fact, our interest in natural and organic products is what drew us to the Melaleuca business opportunity to begin with.

 

Is Young Living Essential Oils a Scam? Is Young Living a Pyramid Scheme?

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Is Young Living Essential Oils a Scam?  We review Young Living Essential Oils: the business model, Young Living reviews, and Young Living Essential Oils Scam claims.  Is Young Living a pyramid scheme?  What is the Young Living Essential Oils Scam, if there is one?  Read distributors’ own Young Living Essential Oils reviews and determine if YOU can actually make money selling Young Living Essential Oils.

 

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Is Young Living Essential Oils a Scam? Is Young Living a Pyramid Scheme?:

YOUNG LIVING: THE LONGEST-STANDING ESSENTIAL OILS COMPANY, AROUND:

Young Living Essential Oils is the longest-standing essential oils company around, at around 21 years in the business.  This alone should speak highly of costumers’ and reps’ overall satisfaction rating.

A lot of customers and independent distributors speak highly of the Young Living’s products and business as a whole in Young Living essential oils reviews.

That being said, there are some issues that need to be addressed, if you are considering becoming a Young Living Independent Distributor.

Is Young Living Essential Oils a Scam?  Is Young Living a Pyramid Scheme?:  YOUNG LIVING’S NOT-SO-STELLAR REPUTATION:

There are some unsavory things on the internet about the owner, D. Gary Young.   Check out this article which includes a large portion about Young Living’s creator and owner, Gary Young (the fun, tabloid version), or this more cut and dry version, here.  

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Gary Young is such a character, we don’t know whether to call him a quack, narcissist, fanatic, or what, exactly.  The stories about him are so wild, we almost can’t believe it!  Trust us, you’ll thank us for sharing that article, if you would like to become a Young Living distributor.

 

Besides the reproach and embarrassment surrounding Gary Young, there are some other serious issues haunting Young Living Essential Oils:   OSHA Violations, FDA violations, legal threats and warnings sent, a class-action lawsuit and several large and serious lawsuits tarnish the company’s reputation.  

Is Young Living Essential Oils a Scam?  Is Young Living a Pyramid Scheme?: YOUNG LIVING SUFFERS FROM ETHICS ISSUES, AS WELL: 

got ethics image, https://bankrollbreakthrough.comBesides legal troubles, Young Living suffers from ethical issues as well.  For starters, Gary Young passes legal troubles onto Young Living distributors.  

Furthermore, Young Living Essential Oils reviews at Glassdoor indicate that farm employees with Young Living Essential Oils are not always treated well, either. Young Living Essential Oils definitely could do more to help their farm employees, the core of their production infrastructure.

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Worst of all, Is Young Living Essential Oils a Scam? Reputable chemists say, ‘Yes’..

One chemist, Robert Pappas, provided a deposition that Young Living Essential Oils products contain synthetic products when they are labeled as being completely “organic.”  This statement has been proven as true by third-party testing in their cinnamon bark oil.  Uh oh, the plot is thickening with Young Living Essential Oils Scam claims.

Is Young Living Essential Oils a Scam? Is Young Living a Pyramid Scheme?: YOUNG LIVING’S LEGAL ISSUES ARE NEVER-ENDING: 

The well-trusted company, Bestcompany.com, doesn’t look at Young Living Oils very fondly, either.  Here’s their scathing Young Living Essential Oils review:

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On May 28th, 2017, Shana Eddy, of Rochester, NY gives Young Living 1 out of 5 stars.  She left one of her own negative Young Living Essential Oils reviews, as well, on BestCompany:

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Here’s a couple more more Young Living Essential Oils reviews left on theguidetoaromatherapy.com/ylfiles worth considering if you would like to become a Young Living distributor:

Is Young Living Essential Oils a Scam?  Is Young Living a Pyramid Scheme?:  SO, HOW SATISFIED ARE YOUNG LIVING CUSTOMERS?

Young living review estimates a 60-40 satisfaction rate among consumers and shows this with a pie chart representing these figuresIn our estimation, 60% of Young Living Essential Oils reviews in comment blogs are positive with regards to the business model and products.

That’s not to say that a 60/40 satisfaction rating is an accurate reflection overall.  However, these Young Living essential oils reviews can give you some good insight into some of the issues the reps and company struggle with. 

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Is Young Living Essential Oils a Scam? Is Young Living a Pyramid Scheme? YOUNG LIVING REVIEWS AND CONSUMER COMPLAINTS: 

 

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YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS SCAM COMPLAINT #1: OBSCENE AND LENGTHY SHIPPING AND REFUNDS:

A large portion of complaints in Young Living Essential Oils reviews seem to revolve around unfair shipping charges, an obscenely lengthy time to receive products, and/or a terrible challenge receiving a refund. What is the Young Living Essential Oils ScamOn June 28th, 2017, Cathy Watts, a Young Living distributor, gives Young Living 3 out of 5 stars on bestcompany and adds her own frustrations to the list of Young Living Essential Oils reviews:

And there are many similar Young Living Essential Oils reviews, like the one, above.

YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS SCAM COMPLAINT #2:  OFFENSIVE SALES REPS:

The next segment of negative Young Living Essential Oils reviews are by customers who were treated poorly by lackluster or outright offensive Young Living independent distributors.   Apparently, Young Living distributors can become particularly combative with people who don’t agree with the essential oils health paradigm.

YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS SCAM COMPLAINT #3:  POOR PRODUCT QUALITY AND NEGATIVE HEALTH EFFECTS:

Lastly, there’s also a lot of arguing, debating, and skepticism over the actual effectiveness and quality of Young Living’s products in Young Living Essential Oils reviews. 

Many negative complaints in Young Living Essential Oils reviews are by customers who have suffered allergic reactions, sensitivity, or negative health effects after using Young Living Essential Oils.

Often, these negative health reactions were ignored, or worse.  Some consumers were given unsafe medical advice by their rep, and some, even were called liars, as if they fabricated their reaction.  This is because many Young Living reps are under the false notion that negative health effects of essential oils are not even possible.  This is complete bull.  (Just wait until you scroll down for some scary examples…).

Here is just one of these Young Living Essential Oils reviews. On July 8th, 2016, Lauren Andrews from Montpelier, VT shares many of her health concerns:

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Is Young Living Essential Oils a Scam? Is Young Living Essential Oils a Pyramid Scheme?COMPLAINT #4: THE BUSINESS MODEL:

It is no wonder that more than 50% of Young Living distributors quit after one year, after hearing their grievances in Young Living Essential Oils reviews.  So many question, “Is Young Living a pyramid scheme?’, it really warrants a deeper look, as wel.

On September 7th, 2016, Faith from Valparaiso, IN, gives Young Living Oils 1 out of 5 stars.  She left one of her own negative Young Living Essential Oils reviews on BestCompany:

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In our honest opinion, her complaint is completely justified, along with all the others who question, “Is Young Living a Pyramid Scheme?” by the numbers we see in the Young Living Opportunity and Income Disclaimer statement.  Young Living pyramid scheme claims draw more merit when compounded by Young Living’s legal troubles, false claims, and marketing fluff coming from the leaders of the company.  This leads to the next topic: 

SO, IS YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS A SCAM, TRUTHFU LLY? IS YOUNG LIVING A PYRAMID SCHEME?:

Well, please decide for yourself what to make of the Young Living Essential Oils Scam claims after reading our thorough Young Living Essential Oils scam review.   There are a lot of Young Living Essential Oils pyramid scheme claims floating around that need to be seriously considered, too. 

We’ve reviewed the  Young Living Opportunities and Income Disclosure Statement. We do respect Young Living Essential Oils for their transparency.  However, transparency never equates to being ethical and above-board.

What is the Young Living Essential Oils Scam? Is Young Living a Pyramid Scheme?: OUR YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS SCAM REVIEW EXPOSES THE UGLY TRUTH: 

LITTLE TO NO MONEY IS ACTUALLY BEING MADE BY THE VAST MAJORITY OF YOUNG LIVING INDEPENDENT DISTRIBUTORS.   

Is Young Living a Pyramid Scheme, then? Check out these dirty statistics and decide for yourself:

Is Young Living a Pyramid Scheme?:  DIRTY STATISTIC  #1:

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Wow. $12 bucks a year? That’s only a buck a month.  Disgusting!

94% of Young Living Independant distributors make only $12 a year in gross profits, even before any business expenses are deducted.

O-M-G!

Is Young Living a Pyramid Scheme?:  DIRTY STATISTIC #2:  

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Disturbing: The median dollar amount made by YL independent distributors is ZERO.

The median dollar amount for the average Young Living independent distributor is not even that measly $1 buck a month (from dirty statistic #1) —it’s ACTUALLY ZERO.

NOW IF THAT ISN’T ENOUGH TO MAKE YOU RUN FOR THE HILLS, IT GETS WORSE!

Is Young Living a Pyramid Scheme?:  DIRTY STATISTIC #3:

clipart depicting angry young living independant distributor at her computerAn whopping 3.5% of Young Living independent distributors manage to make a little more than a measly dollar a month. 

However, on average, they must invest 15 long months and 8 hours a week into their business. 

Do you know what they earn? 

They are ‘raking it in’ at a whopping $60 a month in gross profits—that’s less than $2 an hour, before deducting any business expenses at all.*

*Business expenses include the cost of a rep’s oils, product kits, display cases, samples to give away, business cards, brochures, marketing costs, phone lines, business applications, travel, and other expenses necessary to run a successful small business which sells physical products.

SO, HOW ON EARTH IS YOUNG LIVING A LUCRATIVE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY?

IT JUST PLAIN ISN’T!

At the end of the day, almost all Young Living independent distributors end up deep in the red after buying their overpriced oils and adding in business expenses to market Young Living Oils’ products. 

Young Living Essential Oils sadly IS NOT a lucrative business model.  The numbers don’t crunch for almost everyone, and for that, we deem the business model of Young Living Essential Oils a scam. 

OUR BEST ADVICE? RUN FROM YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS!   (But before you do, CHECK OUT THIS BUSINESS MODEL WITH SERIOUS INCOME-EARNING POTENTIAL.)

What is the Young Living Essential Oils Scam?:  SO, WHY, EXACTLY, ARE SO MANY YOUNG LIVING REPS FAILING?

Well, we’ll tell you exactly why so many Young Living independent distributors are failing! It’s not hard to understand why they are failing when you start addressing all these challenges… 

What is the Young Living Essential Oils Scam? Well, there’s 15 Pitfalls that will likely sink your ship. Let’s break them down:

What is the Young Living Essential Oils Scam?:   15 REASONS WHY SELLING YOUNG LIVING OILS IS NOT PROFITABLE:

No matter how in love you might be with Young Living Essential Oils, there are some problems right up front with their business model that will likely sink your ship.  These challenges sink 98% of all hopeful entrepreneurs that join MLMs which share similar business models to Young Living’s:

Is Young Living Essential Oils a Scam?  Is Young Living a Pyramid Scheme?:  PITFALL #1: RECRUITING REQUIRES SALES SKILLS YOU MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE:

photo depicting young living independent distributor making sales pitch to group of possible future clientsTo make money selling Young Living, you must consistently recruit new people underneath you. Recruiting requires sales skills that you may or may not have.  Also, recruiting requires an in-depth knowledge of their products to be able to market them well.  Lastly, recruiting requires you to waste a lot of time pitching to people that will never be interested in joining you in selling Young Living, or buying it from you–ever.

SCARY STATISTIC: With network marketing companies like Young Living, 98% of people who join can only convince TWO OTHERS to join. That isn’t nearly enough to make any sort of living from, clearly.

Is Young Living Essential Oils a Scam? Is Young Living a Pyramid Scheme?: PITFALL #2:  HOSTING HOME PARTIES REQUIRES TOO MUCH TIME, MONEY, AND EFFORT.

You’ll need to network with your friends and family and host parties to promote Young Living Essential Oils.  Is your home in presentable condition?

photo depicting car overfilled with party supplies for hosting Young living partiesSoon, you’ll need to host product parties outside of your home.  This requires loading and unloading marketing materials, product samples, products for sale, refreshments…

Being the host is backbreaking!

Plus, besides the time and back-breaking effort for all those involved the sheer financial cost of product samples, party refreshments, and discounted products you’re offering, and the profit losses can really stack up. 

Is Young Living Essential Oils a Scam?  Is Young Living a Pyramid Scheme?PITFALL #3:  YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY ARE NOT ENOUGH LEADS.

young living review depicting challenge of using high pressure sales tactics to garner sales from a limited lead list, using photo of the words, "high pressure sales pitch"You will also need to keep an ongoing list of your friends (your leads) and pressure them to join you to ‘sell, sell, sell’, (or at the very least, ‘buy, buy, buy’ from you).

As the industry standard, you’ll burn through your ‘warm leads’ within six weeks. You’ll start contacting old acquaintances, and you’ll have to use sales pressure and guilt to make worthwhile sales from your limited leads.

Trust us, there IS a better way!  Click here to find out more…

Is Young Living Essential Oils a Scam?  Is Young Living a Pyramid Scheme?:   PITFALL #4:  GUILT WILL BECOME YOUR MAIN SALES TOOL.

Using guilt to earn sales is definitely not a good way to maintain or grow friendships or business partners, and you’ll need to be using guilt as a sales tool a lot in order to make any profit at all in Young Living.

Just research a few Young Living Essential Oils reviews and it becomes painfully obvious: Even the most pressure-free Young Living independent distributor can unintentionally levy a heavy load of guilt onto their unsuspecting friend who is just ‘too nice’ to say ‘no’ to your complimentary sample or a starter pack, (and that will be money wasted out of your pocket, too). 

And then you have that other ‘nice’ friend who strings you along like they are willing to join your team (just out of their inability to say ‘no’), when in truth, they have only fleeting interest, or even worse, maybe no interest at all in joining the company you’re with, or buying anything from you—ever. 

Is Young Living Essential Oils a Scam? Is Young Living a Pyramid Scheme?:   PITFALL #5:   MONTHLY PURCHASES ARE REQUIRED TO STAY ACTIVE AS A SALES REP.

Here is Young Living’s Compensation Plan.

While Young Living claims that there are no ‘minimum quotas’ to be a member of their business, that is not fully accurate and adds to Young Living scam claims.   What Young Living doesn’t tell you is that in order to be eligible to make profits (as in, make an actual paycheck versus just receiving a product discount), independent distributors are required to purchase 100 PV in products each month/  This which equates to a massive $150-$200 U.S. auto-ship each and every month, or upwards of $2,400 a year.

Woah! $2,400 a year in essential oils?!?!?!

This can quickly lead to suffering major profit losses if you are aren’t able to sell off your $200 in products each month, and also pay for business expenses.

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Is Young Living Essential Oils a Scam? Is Young Living a Pyramid Scheme?:   PITFALL #6:   AUTO-SHIPPED PRODUCTS CAN BECOME MAJOR PROFIT LOSSES.

photo of woman struggling to carry heavy boxes filled with Young living autoshipped productsI don’t know about you, but I have zero interest in storing a never-ending, growing hoard of product samples, surplus, and unsold Young Living Essential Oils in my garage.

The last thing my friends would want from me on Christmas Day or their birthday is an over-priced essential oil diffuser that I couldn’t manage to sell.

And, let’s not minimize the constant daily worry of ‘Who I can pawn my growing hoard off to, just to keep my income flowing’?  What is the Young Living Essential Oils Scam?
Bottom line, if you don’t have the skills to proficiently ‘sell, sell, sell’ all the Young Living Essential Oils coming to your door, or your effort is inconsistent, you could quickly fall into debt while attempting to hone your sales skills and actually MAKING A PROFIT selling Young Living Essential Oils.  

Is Young Living Essential Oils a Scam? Is Young Living a Pyramid Scheme?:   PITFALL #7:  POSITIONING YOURSELF AS AN EXPERT IN ESSENTIAL OILS REQUIRES TRAINING AND SALES SKILLS YOU MAY NOT HAVE, OR WANT TO TAKE THE TIME TO LEARN:

Even though essential oils are really increasing in popularity, ( 1/3 of the U.S. has already tried them at some point), most people *aren’t* yet on board with their benefits, like you and me.

becoming trained in essential oils requires lots of learning and studying booksSo, to pitch Young Living Oils, you will first have to EDUCATE THE CONSUMER on what essential oils are and convince them of their health benefits. This requires you to not only educate yourself on the topic of essential oils and how to safely use them, but to use sales skills to position yourself as an expert, or authority, on the subject.

Is Young Living Essential Oils a Scam? Is Young Living a Pyramid Scheme?:   PITFALL #8.) AVOIDING MAKING HEALTH CLAIMS AND KEEPING THE FDA OFF YOUR BACK IS VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE:

FDA hammers down on false health claimsMaybe you arent yet aware, but the FDA is ALL OVER Young Living like ‘white on rice’ about their reps making health claims about essential oils.

Something as simple as saying ‘Young Living’s Lavender essential oil cures headaches’ or ‘tea tree oil treats athlete’s foot’ is actually against the law!

Some Young Living  independent distributors have commented in blogs, on Young Living Essential Oils reviews, on social media, and elsewhere, that essential oils help to alleviate or eliminate the symptoms of some serious diseases and conditions.   This list includes Alzheimer’s, autism, ADD/ADHD, Ebola, brain injury, endometriosis, Grave’s Disease, and claimed that essential oils have anti-cancer and tumor-reducing properties. 

The funny thing is, there are already plenty of scientific studies that corroborate some of these claims–but none of these studies were conducted by the FDA.  So, either way, the FDA is up in arms about Young Living independent distributors making medical health claims.

Sadly, the FDA refuses to conduct their own studies on the benefits of essential oils. Well, why would they, when they have big pharma to keep them busy and line their pockets?  Either way, this leaves Young Living in the FDA’s cross-hairs at all times.  

In fact, the FDA has already sent cease-and-desist letters and other serious threat letters to Young Living for health claims made by their reps.  These letters included the actual name, date, account used, and word-for-word statements and health claims made by the Young Living independent distributor.  These cease and decist letters were circulated company-wide to ALL of Young Living’s million-plus reps. 

Would you want to be in the center of that headache, embarrassment and drama? I certainly wouldn’t!

Bottom line, FDA laws and regulations will make it super-challenging for you use Facebook or social media to market Young Living Essential Oils effectively. ☹

What is the Young Living Essential Oils Scam? Is Young Living a Pyramid Scheme?:   THE FDA  MAKES IT IMPOSSIBLE TO MARKET YOUNG LIVING OILS EFFECTIVELY: 

If you are still sold on marketing Young Living Essential Oils by some stubbornness, I have a little challenge for you: Sell me Young Living’s essential oil, DigestZen, which aids in digestion, soothing occasional stomach upset, and maintaining overall digestive health–without making any health claims.

Do you see what I mean?  Impossible! 

 I’m sure you are probably familiar with the disclaimer, “These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.”  Yeah, remember that disclaimer?

So, if you would like to become a Young Living independent distributor, you may just decide to say ‘Screw the FDA’ or ‘I’ll take my chances’ and market the products any way you wish.  Or, maybe you’ll decide to avoid putting health claims into print.  Either way, you have to admit that the FDA adds a whole new headache to something that can be very simple and straightforward when you choose the right business model and product to market.

Is Young Living Essential Oils a Scam? IS Young Living a Pyramid Scheme?:   PITFALL #9:  OFFERING HEALTH ADVICE WITHOUT MEDICAL TRAINING COULD PROVE HAZARDOUS:   

We have seen a lot of Young Living reps offering inaccurate and worrisome health advice regarding the use of their oils.  Essential oils are extremely concentrated plant chemicals that can have a very strong effect on some individuals.  Some essential oils are so strong that they should not be ingested, given to pregnant women, or small children at any time.  Essential oils rubbed on a pregnant woman’s skin can cross the placental barrier and effect a fetus.  Some rare oils, including pennyroyal, can directly trigger miscarriage!

Chemical Burn from Young Living Essential Oils
Chemical Burn from Young Living Essential Oils

Essential oils can cause serious burns, allergic reactions, or medicinal contraindications.  This means essential oils could counteract with actual medications someone is taking, or make them totally ineffective.

Some essential oils, like oregano, clove, and cinnamon, are phenols.  Phenols are strong chemicals that can be hard on your liver and harm the gut flora.  So, they should not be ingested for long periods of time, and some say never.

Robert Tisserand, who is regarded as one of, if not THE expert on Essential Oil safety says:

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So, are you comfortable marketing Young Living Essential Oils and offering non-medical advice without, at least, an aromatherapist’s license? 

How will you feel if someone you recommend or sell Young Living Essential Oils to, (or their child), has to be rushed to the hospital for an allergic reaction, chemical burn, anaphylaxis, asthma attack, internal chemical burn, or worse, miscarries their baby.  You will be left wondering if the Young Living essential oils you sold them were the cause or contributed to their condition.

Think this is a joking matter? Look here…  This article is a MUST READ!

This woman was using essential oils, and then out of nowhere, one day–

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Bad rash, hyper-immune response and phototoxicity suffered from the use of Essential Oils
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Permanent scarring caused from the ordeal.

Rachel Armstrong developed a bad rash, autoimmune response and phototoxicity after applying essential oils to her skin and drinking a couple drops of lemon essential oils in her drinking water each day.

Rachel is left permanently scarred and will forever suffer allergic reactions to lemons.  She was not allergic to, lemons prior to applying and ingesting the lemon oils.  Yes, the facial scarring is bad.  But equally as bothersome is the fact she suffers with hives every time she is exposed to lemons. (If you’ve ever suffered from hives due to serum sickness, or a hyper-immune response to a protein like I have, you know hives feels like millions of tiny maggots or bugs crawling under your skin.  Hives can last for days weeks, or in my case, two years.

Here’s another tragic case of permanent damage caused by essential oils: Photo-toxicity from applying Bergamot Essential Oil, of which Young Living sells:

Or what about this? Good Lord–pouring essential oils directly into your eye?!?! Take a good look at this ad, because it might bethe last time you’ll see, like, literally!!!

Or what about these Young Living Essential Oils reviews?!–

People being advised to pour Young Living’s concentrated chemicals in their ears to cure deafness? OMG!

Or how about having Young Living’s chemicals dripped down their spine causing chemical burns and ulcers, and then being told that the chemical burn was a ‘virus’ leaving their body?!?!?

Calling my bluff?!?!  Check out this YL rep’s website detailing exactly how she does the ‘raindrop therapy’ on adults, innocent children, and even horses:

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So, is selling Young Living Essential Oils something you feel comfortable doing, in the hopes of garnering only a few extra bucks a year, on the side? 

Purchasing and using Young Living Essential Oils for yourself is a whole different ball game than being culpable for someone else’s negative health reaction.

Luckily there are some Young Living essential oils reviews pointing out this serious issue:

 

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Is Young Living Essential Oils a Scam? Is Young Living a Pyramid Scheme?:   PITFALL #10:  COMBATING YOUNG LIVING’S DECEPTION, LIES, FALSE ADVERTISING AND MISLEADING DATA IS TRICKY:

Young Living Scam Alert #1:  YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS ARE NOT THE PREMIUM ON THE MARKET.

Despite their claims, Young Living oils and products are NOT the premium oils on the market.  Keep reading to learn why!…

Young Living Scam Alert #2:  YOUNG LIVING HAS BEEN CAUGHT USING SYNTHETIC ADDITIVES IN THEIR OILS.  SO MUCH FOR PURE!

young living review scam alert -- frightened and disgusted emoji Chemist Robert Pappas has claimed in a court deposition that Young Living occasionally uses synthetic chemicals in some of their “organic” products, like their cinnamon bark.

This has been proven as true, from third-party testing. This brings into question concerns about the efficacy of products that Young Living Essential Oils markets.  It directly disputes their product labels, website advertising, and Seed to Seal farm paradigm.

Young Living Scam Alert #3:  YOUNG LIVING USES THEIR OWN SELF-PROCLAIMED CERTIFICATIONS:

Young living coined their own term, “Young Living Therapeutic Grade” which they proudly market on their bottles to increase sales.  There is absolutely no agency or standards for such a claim.  Therefore, this is completely marketing deception or ‘fluff’ and adds to Young Living Essential Oils scam claims.

Young Living Scam Alert #4:  YOUNG LIVING IS VAGUE ABOUT THEIR PRODUCT-TESTING DETAILS:

young living essential oils scam, bankrollbreakthrough.com, seed to seal imageTo create false trust, Young Living cites another made-up term–their Seed to Seal process, which they call “Standards Beyond the Standard”.  It appears to be all-encompassing, and very good insight about the best possible ways to create essential oils: from sourcing, to testing, to compliance standards.  However,  Young Living offers NO evidence that it’s actually being done.   In our opinion, their Seed to Seal page reads more like a set of company goals, rather than an in-depth description of Young Living’s actual processes.

In order to validate their ‘Seed to Seal’ process to potential customers and their reps, Young Living offers walk-throughs of specific farms and facilities.  No matter how gorgeous their lavender fields are, or how interesting it may be to learn about how essential oils are made, firsthand, that’s not what is happening in ALL their facilities: Young Living has been caught red-handed tainting their oils with synthetics by third-party laboratory tests.

Therefore, Young Living Oils are not “special,” or better in terms of quality or purity, despite all their marketing efforts with their false ‘Seed to Seal’ bologna.  Being caught red-handed adding synthetic ingredients into their supposedly ‘pure’ and organic oils totally discredits any claims of purity they make.  Sorry, but after that, no matter what ‘standard’ they can fabricate, they clearly are not following them.  Young Living Essential Oils Scam claims are legit.

Is Young Living Essential Oils a Scam? Is Young Living a Pyramid Scheme?:   PITFALL #12:  YOUNG LIVING OILS ARE OVERPRICED FOR THEIR QUALITY:

is young living essential oils a scam, expensive product cost with a marketing chart depicting the high cost-per-drop of the essential oilsIn comparison studies, we found Young Living’s essential oils to be on the pricey side.  Young Living Essential Oils are even more pricey once you account for the fact that many of their products are not premium distills, or certified organic. 

Also, when you take into account the Young Living Oils scam claims and  that “Young Living therapeutic grade’ term is marketing fluff, Young Living Oils appear even more overrated. 

The nail in the coffin with all the Young Living Oils scam claims is the synthetic fillers they’ve been adding to their supposedly ‘pure’ oils.  If that doesn’t readily answer the question, “What is the Young Living Scam?” I don’t know what does.

Is Young Living Essential Oils a Scam? Is Young Living a Pyramid Scheme?:   PITFALL #13:   THERE’S SOME STIFF COMPETITION IN THE MARKETPLACE:

is young living a scam, young living review compares competing essential oils companies with caption, "which essential oils company is best"There’s some pretty stiff competition in the world of essential oils. Those who are knowledgeable about essential oils are already ‘sold’ on a brand that they use and trust. 

Is Young Living Essential Oils a Scam?  Is Young Living a Pyramid Scheme?:   PITFALL 14:  THERE’S MUCH QUICKER SHIPPING AND EASIER RETURNS THROUGH OTHER SOURCES:

Competition from other sites, like Amazon, are bound to make your sales job a lot harder.

amazon and ebay logo depicting much quicker shipping and easier returns than through Young LivingAmazon offers Young Living products, as well as a plethora of other quality, premium oils with a free, two-day shipping for their Prime members.

They offer even further price discounts by utilizing their ‘Subscribe & Save’ program which you can choose to skip or turn off at any time, unlike Young Living’s autoship.

Amazon offers free, no-hassle returns vs. Young Living’s complex partial-refund and exchange policy, where you must cover the price of your returns, in most cases. 

Don’t forget, the #1 YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS SCAM COMPLAINT in Young Living essential oils reviews is obscene and lengthy shipping and refunds. 

On June 28th, 2017, Cathy Watts, an actual Young Living distributor, had this to say in her Young Living review on bestcompany.com:

On June 9th, 2017, Mia Fiterman from Birmingham, AL, gives Young Living review 1 out of 5 stars in her own negative Young Living Essential Oils reviews on bestcompany.com:

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Is Young Living Essential Oils a Scam? Is Young Living a Pyramid Scheme?PITFALL #15:  LACK OF CORE BUSINESS-MODEL TRAINING WILL ULTIMATELY CRUSH YOU, IN THE END:

Last on our current list of really obvious setbacks in our Young Living Essential Oils scam review is actually the most important one of all. Young Living does not effectively teach you the nuts and bolts of becoming successful in building your own online business empire from the ground up.  Nor does it teach you how to scale their business model in any super-lucrative way.

How can we put this nicely? 

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What is the Young Living Essential Oils Scam?: Young Living will teach you the inefficient method of how to fish for their customers using a fishing pole, one fish at a time.  Young Living will not teach you how to cast large fishing nets for yourself, capable of earning you a 7-figure income or more, online. 

Young Living will not teach you how to scale your business so that you can, in effect, run multiple fisheries later on down the road.   THIS is where the REAL money in online marketing lies: in learning how to cast large fishing nets, not in selling essential oils one quarter ounce at a time.  That inefficient method is for amateurs, no offense.

Is Young Living Essential Oils a Scam?  Is Young Living a Pyramid Scheme? OUR FINAL VERDICT:

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Not good.  Even if Young Living Essential Oils may be to your liking, the business, itself, is not ideal if your goal is to earn serious levels of income online—period. 

As you saw from our number-crunching, above, Young Living Scam claims are justified.   The median-average dollar amount made by independent distributors is a whopping $0.  Wow.  So, don’t ever ‘plan’ on making any money selling Young Living Essential Oils.

At best, you can spread the word about Young Living Essential Oils to several of your fellow essential oil-loving friends (that’s  if you aren’t deeply bothered by their false claims, synthetic fillers, or that they’re significantly overpriced for their quality).    In return, you’ll be blessed with discounts on these pricey oils.

What is the Young Living Essential Oils Scam, in the end?  For new Young Living independent distributors and online marketers, if you’ve never sold anything online, or haven’t already mastered the foundation or principles of scaling an online business, selling Young Living Essential Oils will NOT be that life-changing opportunity you are searching for.  Selling Young Living WILL NOT allow you to live an alluring ‘Laptop Lifestyle’, or allow you to cast your financial worries to the wind.  More than likely, you will end up as the next victim in the Young Living Essential Oils scam: deep in the financial hole with a lot of essential oils stacked in your closet.

A BETTER SOLUTION THAN SELLING YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS :

In order to gain true financial and time freedom, you will need to invest in a better online business model that eliminates all 15 of the Young Living Essential Oils Scam pitfalls.

This business model utilizes sales coaches to do all the upfront selling for you, (so it’s okay if you don’t know how to ‘sell, sell, sell’.   Nor does it require face-to-face sales, hosting parties, dropping business cards, or any of that!)  This business will teach you how to draw eager customers from all over the world to you.   You won’t have to beg, coerce or guilt-trip everyone you know to buy products that they aren’t interested in, in hopes of making a few meager dollars.  Most importantly, this business’s ultimate goal is to teach you business scalability.

If you are ready to take decisive action to gain control of your financial future, click here to learn more.

You’ll receive all the training that you need and one-on-one mentorship by literal online millionaires.  (Yes, you heard that right)—one-on-one mentorship with extremely successful millionaires who’ve made more than a million dollars marketing online.

Yes, there will be hard work, learning, and investment involved.  (Maybe I should repeat that again!): Yes, there will be hard work, learning, and investment involved.

With this business, you be taught how to fish with large nets instead of poles, and become a fishing expert.  This will allow you to cast your nets in multiple ponds and earn truly unlimited wealth in the online marketing space.

Cheers to your future health, wealth, and happiness!

 

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Twins At The Top,
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P.S. We hoped you enjoyed our Young Living Essential Oils scam review.  We would love to hear your personal experiences with Young Living Essential Oils and the business opportunity, itself.  Is Young Living a pyramid scheme? We’d love to hear your thoughts!  We hope you enjoyed the many Young Living Essential oils reviews we shared, and we look forward to seeing yours!   As a courtesy, please do not attach any affiliate links if you are a Young Living Independent Distributor. 

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Is Doterra Essential Oils a Scam? Find the truth, here!

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Is doTERRA Essential Oils a Scam?:  We review the Doterra Compensation Plan, the products and essential oils doTERRA offers, the business model, Doterra reviews warnings, doTERRA complaints, doTERRA oils scam claims, and Wellness Advocate reviews of business profitability.  Is doTERRA a scam?  Find out if the doTERRA Essential Oils scam claims hold merit from our unbiased doTERRA essential oils review!

Is doTERRA Essential Oils a Scam?: Per doTERRA’s Opportunity and Income Disclosure, in 2016, one-third of people who joined doTERRA did so attempting to make it into a profitable business.   Were these doTERRA Wellness Advocates actually able to make a substantial profit?  Is doTERRA a wise business for YOU to join? We’re about to tell you!

doterra review, woman using doterra essential oilsIs doTERRA Essential Oils a Scam?:  OVERALL PRODUCT SATISFACTION:

For the most part, doTERRA customers are satisfied with the essential oils doTERRA sells.  (At least, that is how it appears from blog comments.)  But what about their full product line?

Most consumers are generally unaware of the toxic ingredients they use and advocate.  We have seen some very toxic products being promoted  as healthful and stellar.  So, it’s important to take a close look at the products and essential oils doTERRA markets for ourselves.

As soon as we started sifting through doTERRA reviews warnings and complaints for our ‘Is doTERRA Essential Oils a Scam’ review, we found something right off the top.   DoTERRA does not have wellness as their priority in many of their products! (We’re focusing on the products outside of the essential oils doTERRA sells, for this portion.)  

Is doTERRA Essential Oils a Scam?: doTERRA reviews warnings:

DoTERRA USES TOXIC INGREDIENTS IN MANY OF THEIR PRODUCTS. 

Here are a just a few of many toxic ingredients doTERRA uses:  Doterra reviews warnings:

doterra review, 'deep blue' product linePEG 100 Stearate is in their Deep Blue Cream.  PEG 100 Stearate is linked to toxicity concerns, cancer and reproductive issues.

Ingredients with toxic ratings on the EWG’s Skin Deep rating system: DoTERRA has some toxic ingredients (rating of 3 or worse), listed on the EWG website. 

Titanium dioxide, is found in doTERRA’s On Guard toothpaste.  It should be avoided due to concerns of heavy metal toxicity.  Worse, doTERRA adds this ingredient just for the sake of color, to make it whiter.  What a shame.

Worse, they don’t even disclose it in the ingredients on their website.  Here’s their product information page:

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doTERRA’s product information page which shows no disclosure of titanium dioxide or carrageenan.


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And yet, here it is, titanium dioxide–and carrageenan, too!

 

Carrageenan, is found in ALL of doTERRA’s nutritional capsules and toothpaste.  Carrageenan is so toxic and inflaming to the human digestive system that it is formally classified as a carcinogen, (toxic in ANY amount), by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organization!

Carrageenan directly causes gut inflammation in the same way that salmonella does, and is linked to: colon cancer, the primary symptoms in IBS, Crohn’s Disease, ulcerative colitis, and dozens of other diseases.

So, reconsidering doTERRA?  You should!  A non-toxic sales opportunity, here.

 

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Is doTERRA Essential Oils a Scam?:  HOW SATISFIED ARE CUSTOMERS?doterra review, 50/50 consumer and business satisfaction rating, pie chart

Per our extensive research for this ‘Is doTERRA a scam?’ review, it appears 50/50 in comment blogs as to whether doTERRA customers and Wellness Advocates are satisfied with the business model, products, and essential oils doTERRA offers.  This high percentage of doTERRA reviews warnings and complaints warrants a deeper look, especially in regards to three important areas.

Is doTERRA Essential Oils a Scam?:  doTERRA REVIEWS WARNINGS AND  COMPLAINTS CONSISTENTLY REVOLVE AROUND THREE SERIOUS ISSUES:

doTERRA Essential Oils Scam Complaint #1:  Potential customers who are skeptical of any health benefits of essential oils are often treated poorly by lackluster and outright offensive reps.  They are quick to point to a doTERRA oils scam, valid or not.

doTERRA Essential Oils Scam Complaint #2:  The actual effectiveness, quality, and safety of doTERRA products, themselves, is debatable. 

There’s a lot of arguing, debating, and skepticism over the actual effectiveness and quality of the essential oils DoTERRA produces.

Many negative doTERRA reviews warnings and complaints are by customers who have suffered nasty allergic reactions, sensitivity, gastric problems, phototoxicity, or other awful, negative health effects after using the essential oils doTERRA sells, and their other products.

Often, these negative health reactions, when brought to the attention of the Wellness Advocate or the company, were ignored.   Worse, some consumers were given unsafe medical advice to treat their symptoms which made their reactions worse.  Even more deplorable, some customers have even been called liars by sales reps, as if they fabricated a negative health reaction for some twisted personal gain of some sort.  

Surprisingly, many DoTERRA reps are under the false notion that negative health effects of essential oils are not even possible.  Just because a product may come from a natural source does not make it safe for everyone, especially when used inappropriately or excessively.

Kathleen shares some of her own doTERRA reviews warnings and health concerns, on June 26, 2016:is doterra a scam review, doterra reviews warnings, bankrollbreakthrough.com

doTERRA Essential Oils Scam Complaint #3:   Disgruntled husbands are constantly voicing their woes about the the lack of profitability of doTERRA’s business model:

There are plenty of husbands who feel their wives are victims of a doTERRA oils scam and are being fed false claims that ‘wealth is just around the corner’ while doTERRA products stack up around their house.   These doTERRA scam claims are justified, upon our research. 

Mike leaves one of these negative doTERRA reviews on April 20th, 2016:

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In our honest opinion, sadly, these negative doTERRA reviews warnings and complaints are completely justified by what we see in the doTERRA Opportunity and Income Disclaimer.  These doTERRA oils scam complaints are even more justified when coupled with marketing fluff coming from the leaders of the company. 

All these doTERRA oils scam claims lead us to the all-important topic:

SO, IS doTERRA ESSENTIAL OILS A SCAM, REALLY?

After some rather extensive research, we were convinced that there was no doTERRA essential oils scam.  Then, we number-crunched some ugly statistics, right on their Opportunities and Income Disclosure Statement. The doTERRA oils scam claims now need a much closer look.

We can respect doTERRA for their transparency, but these are some pretty ugly statistics, quite honestly!  We took the time to crunch the numbers for you for this doTERRA oils scam review. 

The results are shocking!!!…

Is doTERRA Essential Oils a Scam?:  OUR REVIEW OF doTERRA’S EARNING POTENTIAL–WE EXPOSE THE UGLY TRUTH!!!

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doTERRA Essential Oils Scam Alert #1: Despite one-third of doTERRA reps joining the business with the intent to make profits, only 4% of their total reps actually make enough to even cover the cost of their own oils.

doTERRA Essential Oils Scam Alert #2: That means that 96 out of every 100 doTERRA reps don’t ever make enough to even cover the cost of their required monthly auto-ships.  

doTERRA Essential Oils Scam Alert #3:  Furthermore, this means that 88% of all doTERRA reps who join attempting to make a business out of selling doTERRA products, are actively LOSING MONEY marketing them.

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These awful statistics go directly against doTERRA’s bold claim on their Opportunities disclosure.  They declare, “DoTERRA provides a robust earning opportunity for all its Wellness Advocates”.

Robust opportunity? What a crock!

So, Is doTERRA Essential oils a scam, then? 

DoTERRA’s false profitability claim clearly gives merit to doTERRA essential oils scam claims.  We’ll dig deeper, though, we need to be certain before we declare a doTERRA oils scam.

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Is doTERRA Essential Oils a Scam?:  HOW BAD IS IT, REALLY?: THE BITTER TRUTH ABOUT HOW LITTLE MONEY IS BEING MADE BY doTERRA REPS: 

Let’s take a look at the last three years of data doTERRA has released to weigh the doTERRA oils scam claims:

doterra review, shocked emoji faceIN 2014, doTERRA ONLY GAVE OUT 158,000 COMMISSION CHECKS TO THEIR MILLION+ DISTRIBUTORS.  AWFUL!!!

That’s less than 16% of reps that made ANYTHING AT ALL.   Most of those checks amounted to less than $1,600 for the entire year!

Don’t believe it?  Check out these fraud files.

DoTERRA readily admits that this $1,600 amount is only enough to ‘pay for a portion’ of the rep’s oils. 

$1,600 is only ‘a portion’ of a year’s worth of essential oils?  What kind of racket is this?  DoTERRA oils scam claims are really starting to hold merit!

Besides being financially raped, this means that these reps were not even able to sell enough to make a profit or break even, even with a $0 business expenditure.  So, for the large majority of reps, they hinge ALL their efforts on a 15.8% chance, or less, that they will even get a fraction of their oils paid for which still puts them in the negative. 

Let’s face it–this ugly statistic brings merit to doTERRA essential oils scam claims, in a big way.  

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Is doTERRA Essential Oils a Scam?: BUT, IT GETS WORSE  FOR doTERRA REPS!  THE NEXT YEAR, 2015, doTERRA REPS MADE EVEN LESS $$$:

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Out of 2 million+ members, (double the reps from the previous year), only about 9%, or 225,000, received checks that were enough to pay for ‘a portion’ of their oils, too.  86% of doTERRA reps made NOTHING AT ALL.

Is doTERRA Essential Oils a Scam?:  2016 WAS THE WORST YEAR FOR doTERRA REPS, YET!:

It’s undeniable that DoTERRA, as a business, is growing exponentially.   The number of reps jumped by another million from the year, before.   Also, the number of reps joining doTERRA to make a business out of it more than doubled from the previous year, too. 

That sounds pretty good on paper, doesn’t it? It may even lead you to imagine a growing profitability, right?  ‘If the business’s pockets are growing, mine will too!’  If it only worked that way…

However,  the number of commission checks paid out by doTERRA, along with the amount paid out, reduced significantly.  And without our critical eye, and our number-crunching, you might have never noticed.    Check this out!:

In 2016, DoTERRA reported that 17% of their sales reps received payouts of between $350 and $1,370 for the entire year.  DoTERRA  sneakily reduced the upper bracket of the payout amount from $1,600 figure used in their earnings disclosure from the two years, prior, down to $1,370.

Clearly, so many less reps made between that $1,370 and $1,600 benchmark, that doTERRA was forced to reconfigure their statistic.  They did this to avoid the stark reality that the percentage of their reps hitting those commission benchmarks went drastically down.  The doTERRA essential oils scam claim has definitely taken shape.

Is doTERRA Essential Oils a scam?:  PROFITABILITY IS EVEN WORSE FOR doTERRA’s ‘MID-RANKING’ WELLNESS ADVOCATES!

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DoTERRA also reveals in their 2016 report that those working their business at the ‘mid-level rank’, made only between $3,650 and $8,900 gross profit for the whole year. This doesn’t cover any business expenses, though, like business cards, brochures, product samples, and other marketing costs.  Of course, you’ll have to incur the cost of renting tables or display space at product exhibitions to be selling at that level.  Then there’s Phone lines.  Business applications. Gas for your car.  Required business fees and minimum monthly auto-ships.  The list of expenses of running a small business which sells physical products can go on for miles!  

With that amount of effort involved, for a  $3,650 to $8,900 gross yearly profit before their $1,200+ required auto-ships?  And doTERRA calls this their ‘robust earnings opportunity’? Hmmm…doTERRA oils scam, anyone?

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Is doTERRA Essential Oils a Scam?:  PAY-OUTS ARE PUNY, EVEN FOR doTERRA’s TOP-RANKING SALES REPS:

The almost-negligible portion of doTERRA reps that made over $8,900 gross, in 2016, accounted for only 0.5% of their total sales reps .  That is only 1 in 200 active sales reps.  Eek!!!!  This definitely solidifies the doTERRA essential oils scam.

This figure includes the 3 in 1,000 sales reps that doTERRA speculates are working their business as a full-time job.  They were able to hit a meager $26,000 in gross profits for the entire year before business expenses and the cost of their oils.

1 in 1,000 managed to bring home $57,000 gross profits before business expenses and the cost of their oils, and less than 1 out of every 1,000 reps took home $112,000 or more in gross profits, before all their expenses. 

Is doTERRA Essential Oils a Scam?:  SO, HOW ON EARTH IS THIS A LUCRATIVE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY?

IT JUST PLAIN ISN’T!

Clearly, the doTERRA essential oils scam claim holds merit.  At the end of the day, almost all DoTERRA Wellness Advocates end up deep in the red after buying the uber-expensive essential oils doTERRA requires to be purchased to maintain affiliate status.  This is even before and adding in all the business expenses to successfully market any of

the products and essential oils DoTERRA offers. 

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So, Is doTERRA Essential Oils a scam?:  Let’s just say you are crazy enough to say ‘No’, that none of the doTERRA oils scam claims or doTERRA reviews warnings and complaints are justified.   You have to admit that selling doTERRA IS NOT a lucrative business model based on the income stats.  The numbers don’t crunch, and for that, we deem the doTERRA business model a scam for most,  (even IF you believe that the essential oils doTERRA produces are God’s gift to humanity).

SO, WHY, EXACTLY, ARE SO MANY doTERRA REPS FAILING?

Well, we’ll tell you exactly why Wellness Advocates are not making profit marketing the products and essential oils doTERRA offers, despite the constantly growing number of reps!   

What sounds good in theory is not always good in practice.  I’ll  start addressing all the challenges of selling the products and essential oils doTERRA offers to show you what I mean:

Is doTERRA Essential Oils a Scam?:   15 REASONS WHY SELLING doTERRA IS NOT PROFITABLE:

Even if you are completely in love with the products and essential oils doTERRA offers, there are some problems right up front with their business model that will likely sink your ship.  These challenges sink 98% of all hopeful entrepreneurs that join MLMs—even other Multi-Level Marketing companies with similar business models to doTERRA’s:

Is doTERRA Essential Oils a Scam?:  PITFALL #1.) RECRUITING REQUIRES SALES SKILLS YOU MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE:

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To make money selling the essential oils doTERRA offers, you must consistently recruit new people underneath you.  Recruiting requires sales skills and an in-depth knowledge of their products to be able to market them well.  Recruiting also requires you to waste a lot of time pitching to people that will never be interested in joining you in selling the products and essential oils doTERRA offers, or buying them from you–ever.

SCARY STATISTIC: With network marketing companies like doTERRA, 98% of people who join can only convince TWO OTHERS to join. That isn’t nearly enough to make any sort of living from, clearly.

Is doTERRA Essential Oils a Scam?:  PITFALL #2:  HOSTING HOME PARTIES AND SELLING AT VENDOR SHOWS REQUIRES TOO MUCH TIME, MONEY, AND EFFORT.

You’ll need to network with your friends and family and host parties to promote the products and essential oils doTERRA offers.  Is your home in presentable condition?

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Soon, you’ll need to host product parties outside of your home.  This includes selling your products at vendor shows. This requires loading and unloading marketing materials,iaroduct samples, products for sale, refreshments… Being the host is backbreaking!
Plus, besides the time and back-breaking effort for all those involved,  add to that the sheer cost of product samples, party refreshments, and discounted products you’re offering.  The profit losses can really stack up.  What sounded like a fun way to get rich turns into exactly the opposite!

Is doTERRA Essential Oils a Scam?:  PITFALL #3:  YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY ARE NOT ENOUGH LEADS.

 

network marketing leads www.bankrollbreakthrough.comYou will also need to keep an ongoing list of your friends (your leads) and pressure them to join you to ‘sell, sell, sell’, (or at the very least, ‘buy, buy, buy’ from you). 

As the industry standard, you’ll burn through your ‘warm leads’ within six weeks.  You’ll start contacting old acquaintance who will see right through your newfound friendliness.  And, you’ll have to use sales pressure and guilt to make worthwhile sales from your limited leads.

Is doTERRA Essentail Oils a Scam?:  PITFALL #4:  GUILT WILL BECOME YOUR MAIN SALES TOOL:

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Using guilt to earn sales is definitely not a good way to maintain or grow friendships or business partners.  You’ll need to be using guilt as a sales tool a lot in order to make any profit selling the products and essential oils doTERRA offers.

Even the most pressure-free sales rep can unintentionally levy a heavy load of guilt onto their unsuspecting friend who is just ‘too nice’ to say no to your complimentary sample or a starter pack.  (And, that will be money wasted out of your pocket, too). 

Then, you have that other ‘nice’ friend who strings you along like they are willing to join your team just out of their inability to say ‘No’. In truth, your friend may have only fleeting interest in joining the company or buying the products and essential oils doTERRA offers from you—if they have any true interest at all.  

How many ‘pity purchases’ have you made from your friends who are trying to earn a buck?  Let’s just start with Girl Scout cookies, cosmetics parties, fundraisers of all shapes and sizes…  See what I mean?  Especially for us PC girls, sometimes it’s easier to just ‘pay or play’: ‘pay’: buy a pity purchase, or ‘play’: play along/fake interest for a while.

Is doTERRA Essential Oils a Scam?:  PITFALL #5:   MONTHLY PURCHASES ARE REQUIRED TO STAY ACTIVE AS A SALES REP:

Here is doTERRA’s Compensation Plan.   While they claim there are no ‘minimum quotas,’ that really isn’t the whole truth.  DoTERRA’s shady lingo brings us right back to that doTERRA essential oils scam claim.  Anyway….

To be eligible to make profits selling the products and essential oils doTERRA offers, Wellness Advocates are required to purchase 100 PV in products each month.  This equates to about $150 U.S. each and every month.  This can quickly lead to suffering major profit losses if you aren’t able to sell off your product and adding in other business expenses. 

Is doTERRA Essential Oils a Scam?:  PITFALL #6:  AUTO-SHIPPED PRODUCTS CAN QUICKLY BECOME MAJOR PROFIT LOSSES.

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I don’t know about you, but I have zero interest in storing a never-ending, growing hoard of product samples, surplus, and unsold products and essential oils doTERRA endlessly ships to me, in my garage.
The last thing my friends would want from me on Christmas or their birthday is another overpriced essential oil diffuser that I couldn’t manage to sell.  And, let’s not minimize the constant daily worry of ‘Who I can pawn my growing hoard off to, in order to keep my income flowing?’
Bottom line, if you don’t have the skills to proficiently ‘sell, sell, sell’ the barrage of products and essential oils doTERRA is sending to your door, choose a different business model that doesn’t sell physical products.  We have a great option, <<here >>.   

And here’s another consideration: Even if you ARE a super-star salesperson, if your effort is inconsistent, you could quickly fall into debt instead of actually MAKING A PROFIT.

Is doTERRA Essential Oils a Scam?:   PITFALL #7:   POSITIONING YOURSELF AS AN EXPERT IN ESSENTIAL OILS REQUIRES TRAINING AND SALES SKILLS YOU MAY NOT HAVE:

Even though essential oils are really increasing in popularity, ( 1/3 of the U.S. has already tried them at some point), most people remain skeptical of their benefits.

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So, to successfully pitch the essential oils doTERRA offers, you will first have to EDUCATE THE CONSUMER on what essential oils are and convince them of their health benefits. This requires you to not only educate yourself on the topic of essential oils and how to safely use them, but to use sales skills to position yourself as an expert, or authority, on the subject.

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In fact, check out this chart which shows that a disproportionately large amount of doTERRA essential oils customers are using them primarily for healing, not just because they smell good or create a zen environment.  With this comes an added responsibility, and increased consumer health risks. 

Is doTERRA Essential Oils a Scam?:   PITFALL #8:  AVOIDING MAKING HEALTH CLAIMS AND KEEPING THE FDA OFF YOUR BACK IS VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE:

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Maybe you aren’t yet aware, but the FDA is ALL OVER doTERRA like ‘white on rice’ about their reps making health claims about essential oils. 

Something as simple as saying ‘DoTERRA’s Lavender essential oil cures headaches’ or ‘tea tree oil treats athletes foot’ is actually against the law!

Some reps have commented on social media and elsewhere that doTERRA essential oils help to alleviate or eliminate health conditions.    These claims include alleviating or curing Alzheimer’s, autism, ADD/ADHD, Ebola, brain injury, endometriosis, and Grave’s Disease.  DoTERRA reps have also claimed that essential oils have anti-cancer and tumor-reducing properties.

The funny thing is, there are already plenty of scientific studies that corroborate most, if not all, of these beneficial health claims.  However, the FDA refuses to conduct these studies.  (Why would they, when they have big pharma to keep them busy and lining their pockets?)

Either way, the FDA is angry about doTERRA Wellness Advocates making medical health claims. And the doTERRA reviews warnings get worse!

In fact, the FDA has already sent cease-and-desist letters and other serious threat letters to doTERRA for health claims made by their reps.  These letters included the rep’s actual name, date, account used, and word-for-word statements and claims they made.  These scary letters were circulated company-wide to ALL of doTERRA’s million-plus reps. 

Would you want to be in the center of that headache, embarrassment and drama? I certainly wouldn’t!

FDA laws and regulations make it super-challenging for you use Facebook or social media to market this product effectively or for its intended purpose. ☹  

Is doTERRA Essential Oils a Scam?: TAKE OUR FDA COMPLIANCE CHALLENGE:

So, if you are still sold on marketing doTERRA by some stubbornness, I have a little challenge for you: Sell me doTERRA’s essential oil, DigestZen, which aids in digestion, soothing occasional stomach upset, and maintaining overall digestive health–without making any health claims.

Do you see what we mean?  Impossible! 

You may choose to disregard the law and all  these doTERRA reviews warnings, completely.  Or,  maybe you’ll decide to avoid putting health claims into print.  At any rate, you have to admit that the FDA adds a whole new headache to trying to make an honest buck. 

Be wise!  Heed these doTERRA reviews warnings and risks, and avoid this headache, altogether.  Instead, just choose the right business model and a better product to market.

Is doTERRA Essential Oils a Scam?:   PITFALL #9:  OFFERING HEALTH ADVICE WITHOUT MEDICAL TRAINING COULD PROVE HAZARDOUS:   

We have seen a lot of doTERRA reps offering inaccurate and very worrisome health advice regarding the use of the essential oils doTERRA sells.  Essential oils are extremely concentrated plant chemicals that can have a very strong effect on your body.   Basically, what makes essential oils effective also makes them risky.

doTERRA reviews warnings and risks: Some essential oils are so strong that they should not be ingested, given to pregnant women, or small children at any time.  Essential oils rubbed on a pregnant woman’s skin can cross the placental barrier and effect a fetus.  Some rare oils, including pennyroyal, can actually lead directly to miscarriage!

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Essential oils can cause serious burns, allergic reactions, or medicinal contraindications, too.  This means essential oils have been known to counteract with prescribed medications and make others totally ineffective.  That is serious stuff, especially for people suffering from pre-existing health conditions.   Also, attempting to treat a pre-existing health condition might be the exact reason someone is trying essential oils in the first place.

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Despite causing damage to the gut and liver, doTERRA essential oils are still heavily marketed for ingestion.

Some essential oils, like oregano, clove, and cinnamon, are phenols.  Phenols are strong chemicals that can be hard on your liver and harm gut flora.  So, they should not be ingested for long periods of time, and many GI doctors say never. 

Many children have been admitted to the hospital suffering from toxicity from essential oils.  So the fact that doTERRA promotes this to increase sales is hazardous and unethical.

It is absolutely true that many doTERRA Wellness Advocates have caused people serious bodily injury by their suggestions and giving people absolutely incorrect medical advice.

Here is a very  informative and eye-opening article written by a GI doctor who is angry for good reason.  DoTERRA markets their oils as being safe and effective to ingest at all times, which is absolutely incorrect.   This is a huge health hazard and a doTERRA Essential Oils scam used to increase sales.

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This doctor also describes how he treated several people with serious GI issues who were using essential oils attempting to treat their GI disorders.   The essential oils made their GI issues worse by killing off their beneficial gut flora and also caused malabsorbtion issues which made their issues worse, yet.  Unfortunately, these poor souls were not privy to doTERRA reviews warnings, and possible consequences like we have listed for you, until after it was too late.  If you are still serious about marketing doTERRA essential oils, please read the article a do your due-diligence to research doTERRA reviews warnings and risks.

 

We have found studies which claim that essential oil droplets can collect in the liver, causing more damage than health benefits, even!  There are doTERRA reviews warnings and advisories all over the internet when, and *IF*, you take the time to investigate.

Another example, Robert Tisserand, who is regarded as one of, if not THE EXPERT on Essential Oils, lists just some of the possible health hazards from essential oils:

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How will you feel if someone you recommend or sell a product to, (or worse, their child), has to be rushed to the hospital due to the doTERRA essential oils you sold them? 

Whether it’s an allergic reaction, burn, anaphylaxis, asthma attack, internal chemical burn, or the unthinkable, a woman miscarries her baby….  You will be left wondering if the doTERRA essential oils you sold them were the cause or contributed to their condition.

Don’t think this is likely or possible?  Rachel Armstrong is the perfect example of someone who never considered doTERRA reviews warnings and risks before using  doTERRA essential oils:

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Chemical burn and photo-toxicity from applying and ingesting doTERRA’s Essential Oils. 
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Permanent facial scarring from doTERRA oils

Rachel applied doTERRA essential oils on her neck and feet and put lemon oil in her drinking water.  And then one random day–this ha happened!!!

Rachel is now left permanently scarred and will forever suffer allergic reactions to lemons after using the essential oils doTERRA sells.  She was not allergic to lemons prior to applying and ingesting doTERRA’s lemon oils.

Yes, her facial scarring is bad.  But, equally as bothersome is the fact she suffers with hives every time she is exposed to lemons.  If you’ve ever suffered from hives due to serum sickness, or a hyper-immune response to a protein like I have, you know hives feels like millions of tiny maggots or bugs crawling under your skin.  Hives can last for days, weeks, or in my case, two years straight!   It is awful and excruciating–enough to drive any sane person batty!!!

Is doTERRA Essential Oils a Scam?: HERE’S ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF doTERRA REVIEWS WARNINGS AND HEALTH HAZARDS FROM ESSENTIAL OILS  (AND THERE ARE MANY):

Purchasing and using the products and essential oils doTERRA offers for yourself, at your own risk, under your own research, due diligence, and consideration of doTERRA reviews warnings, is one thing.  It is a far different matter being liable for someone else’s negative health reaction which was caused by your recommendations.

So, is selling doTERRA essential oils something you feel comfortable being liable for, in the hopes of garnering only a few meager bucks a year?

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Is doTERRA Essential Oils a Scam? #10.) DoTERRA Essential Oils Scam Alert:  DoTERRA ESSENTIAL OILS ARE NOT THE PREMIUM ON THE MARKET.

DoTERRA Essential Oils Scam Alert: Despite their claims, the essential oils doTERRA offers are NOT the premium oils on the market.  And, now that you know, you can’t ‘unknow it’.  Sorry!

When you market to the gritty health nuts that know their stuff when it comes to essential oils, you will find it challenging to sell doTERRA’s oils.  DoTERRA uses ‘complete’ distillations for their oils instead of ‘first’ distills.  which  are more chemically pure and higher grade.

doterra ylang ylang image, is doterra essential oils a scam review, https://bankrollbreakthrough.comFor example, doTERRA’s Ylang Ylang and Peppermint Oil is collected using complete distillation, not first distillation.   In the essential oils industry, the first distill, which is referred to as ‘extra’,  is more valued.  It is the most sought after, and of highest therapeutic quality and therefore, a higher-priced oil.

It’s a shame that doTERRA markets themselves as offering the premium oils on the market.  This is outright misleading and justifies doTERRA oils scam claims.

Is doTERRA Essential Oils a Scam?: doTERRA Essential Oils Scam Alert:  #11:   DoTERRA USES MARKETING ‘FLUFF’:

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Here’s another doTERRA essential oils scam alert:  DoTERRA coined their own term, “Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade” which they proudly market on their bottles for sales.

There is absolutely no agency or standards for such a claim–it is completely marketing deception or ‘fluff’.  And while doTERRA does use third-party testing to legitimize the purity of their products,  they often don’t use organic products.

Is doTERRA Essential Oils a Scam?:  PITFALL #12:  DoTERRA ESSENTIAL OILS ARE PRICEY PRODUCTS FOR THEIR QUALITY:

DoTERRA’s essential oils are extremely overpriced and justifies many doTERRA Essential Oils Scam claims. This is even more so once you account for the fact that many of their products are not premium distills, or certified organic.  Their “certified premium therapeutic grade’ term is marketing fluff.  Worst of all, their pills, potions, and lotions contain harmful toxins.

In a comparative price evaluation, you can purchase 16 ounces of NOW Lavender Essential Oil for the same price as only 1.5 ounces of doTERRA’s Lavender essential oil.  That equates to a ten-fold overprice!  It’s no wonder there are so many doTERRA oils scam claims with price markups that large! But, when you think about it, there has to be a significant price-markup to offer any hope of offering profitability to someone selling essential oils one half-ounce at a time.  Instead, just buy essential oils elsewhere, and use a better business model if you want to make serious income

Is doTERRA Essential Oils a Scam?:  PITFALL #13:  THERE’S SOME STIFF COMPETITION IN THE MARKETPLACE:

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There’s some pretty stiff competition in the world of essential oils.  Most who are already using essential oils are already ‘sold’ on a brand that they use and trust.

Is doTERRA Essential Oils a Scam?:  PITFALL #14:  THERE’S MUCH QUICKER SHIPPING AND EASIER RETURNS THROUGH OTHER SOURCES, LIKE AMAZON:

Amazon offers the products and essential oils doTERRA offers, as well as a ton of other quality, premium oils with a free, two-day shipping for their Prime members.

They offer even further price discounts by utilizing their ‘Subscribe & Save’ program which you can choose to skip or turn off at any time, unlike doTERRA’s auto-ship.

Furthermore, Amazon offers free, no-hassle returns vs. DoTERRA’s complex partial-refund and exchange policy, where you must cover the price of your returns, in most cases.

Is doTERRA Essential Oils a Scam?:  PITFALL #15:   LACK OF CORE BUSINESS-MODEL TRAINING WILL ULTIMATELY CRUSH YOU, IN THE END:

Last on our current list of really obvious setbacks in this DoTERRA essential oils scam review is actually the most important one of all!   (So take warning!) 

DoTERRA does not effectively teach you the nuts and bolts of becoming successful in building your own online business empire from the ground up.  Nor will doTERRA teach you how to scale their business model in any super-lucrative way.

How can we put this nicely?

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Clearly, not all doTERRA oils scam claims are justified.  However, there is a major problem that will ultimately curb your success in selling the products and essential oils doTERRA offers.  DoTERRA will teach you the inefficient method of how to fish for their customers using a fishing pole, one fish at a time.  They will not teach you how to cast large fishing nets for yourself, capable of earning you a 7-figure income or more, online.  DoTERRA will not teach you how to scale your business so that you can, in effect, run multiple fisheries later on down the road.  

THIS is where the REAL money and success in online marketing lies: in learning how to cast large fishing nets, not in selling essential oils one quarter ounce at a time.  That inefficient method is for amateurs, no offense.

Is doTERRA Essential Oils a Scam?:  OUR FINAL VERDICT!:

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In response to doTERRA oils scam claims, even if the products and essential oils doTERRA offers may be to your liking, doTERRA is not an ideal business if your goal is to earn serious levels of income online—period.

At best, you can spread the word about the products and essential oils doTERRA offers to several of your fellow essential oil-lovers if you find them enjoyable.  In return, doTERRA will offer you discounts on your future (extremely-overpriced) orders.

So, is doTERRA Essential Oils a Scam?  Well, for the Average Jane or Average Joe looking to make a living through online marketing for the first time, yes, doTERRA Essential Oils is a scam.

We don’t mean to be  jerks in this doTERRA essential oils scam review.  But, if you’ve never sold anything online or haven’t already mastered the foundation and principles of scaling an online business, selling the essential oils doTERRA offers will NOT be that life-changing opportunity you are hoping for.  Selling doTERRA WILL NOT allow you to live an alluring ‘Laptop Lifestyle’.  Nor will it allow you to cast your financial worries to the wind as doTERRA would have you believe.  So, Is doTERRA Essential Oils a Scam for most?  Yes.

More than likely, you will become the newest, blind-sided doTERRA oils scam victim.  You’ll likely end up deep in the financial hole, frustrated and broken-hearted, with a lot of essential oils stacked in your closet. 

Even worse, you might cause someone physical  harm by offering counter-productive medical advice, even with the best of intentions.  Even though Essential Oils can be beneficial for health in specific cases, it isn’t in every case.  Offering medical advice without a medical license or knowledge of someone’s full medical history, or even an aromatherapist’s lisense could prove very hazardous.  Be wise, and protect yourself!  red arrows pointing to solution

A BETTER SOLUTION THAN SELLING doTERRA:

In order to gain true financial and time freedom, you will need to invest in a better online business model that eliminates all 15 of the doTERRA Essential Oils Scam pitfalls. 

Luckily, we’ve got the solution right here for you! YAY! 😀

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You’ll receive all the training that you need and one-on-one mentorship by literal online millionaires.  (Yes, you heard that right)—one-on-one mentorship with extremely successful millionaires who’ve made more than a million dollars marketing online.

Yes, there will be hard work, learning, and investment involved.  (Maybe we should repeat that again!): Yes, there will be hard work, learning, and investment involved.

This business will teach you how to fish with large nets instead of poles and become a fishing expert.  This will allow you to cast your nets in multiple ponds and earn truly unlimited wealth in the online marketing space.

Cheers to your future health, wealth, and happiness!

Crystal and Tiffany

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P.S. We hope you enjoyed our doTERRA essential oils scam review!  Please share your thoughts on ‘Is doTERRA Essential Oils a Scam?  Have any  experience with the products and essential oils doTERRA offers? Do you have any doTERRA reviews warnings or essential oils expertise to add? 

We would love to hear your experience with the business if you are a current or past affiliate, too!  As a courtesy, please do not post affiliate links.  Thanks again for contributing to our “Is doTERRA essential oils a scam?” review!

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After doing a ton of research on Miessence Organics: reviewing Miessence products, their business model, and number-crunching the Miessence Compensation Plan, I can definitively answer the question, “Is Miessence a Scam?”  I’m about to share everything I uncovered in this unbiased Miessence scam review!

Miessence Review: MY QUEST FOR A LEGITIMATE, GROWING BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY:

When I started my quest to find a home-based business opportunity that is legitimate and ethical, selling certified organic healthcare products topped my list.  My research brought me to Miessence Organics, a company that markets premium, quality, lab-tested, fully-organic products.  I immediately pictured quitting my full-time job, eager to make money from home.

chart, total U.S. organic sales and growth from 2007-2016, increasing by 9%

Miessence Review: A GROWING DEMAND FOR MIESSENCE ORGANICS:

ORGANIC and NATURAL healthcare products are one of the quickest-trending and growing markets.  This equates to a lot of potential for making money, (SCORE!).

In 2016, organic sales in the United States increased by a whopping 9%. In 2016, alone, more than $47 billion of organic products were sold.  So, there’s definitely a growing market for organic products.

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First, my disclaimer:

I am not affiliated with Miessence in any way, nor have I ever sold their products. I’m not opposed to selling or purchasing Miessence products. However there’s only so many hours in my day…

Miessence Review: DO YOU HAVE LOFTY BUSINESS ASPIRATIONS, LIKE ME?

My current business goals are to “MAKE MORE DIME WITH LESS TIME”, and to live an unbridled ‘Laptop Lifestyle’.  I intend on leveraging a proven business model that allows me to eventually leave my business for days or weeks at a time and have my business continually make money for me: whether I’m sleeping, vacationing, partying, raising my babies, or whatever requires my attention or fascinates me at the time.

Miessence Review: DOES MIESSENCE FULFILL LOFTY BUSINESS ASPIRATIONS?

No.  After doing some serious digging for this Miessence Scam review, and reviewing the Miessence Compensation Plan, I reached a solid conclusion.  As much as I may love Miessence products and their health-conscious objectives, my business aspirations are not compatible with the Miessence Compensation Plan and their business model.  However, if your goal is to be a part of furthering clean products, rather than making money, Miessence is definitely it!

Regardless, for all of my efforts in researching, I felt compelled to put together this solid Miessence review.  From it, you can determine if Miessence Organics is a better fit for you.

Miessence Scam Review:  MIESSENCE OFFERS PREMIUM, TRULY ORGANIC PRODUCTS:

Is Miessence a great, legitimate company selling great products? Absolutely, hands down, YES!

Truthfully, I LOVE the Miessence brand!  I love Miessence products, their mission, their environmental stance, and their dedication to supporting fair-trade. The owners appear honest and ethical. The company has been around for 15 years, which is an exceptionally long time in the world of Multi-Level-Marketing companies.  This suggests this company is solid, too. .

Miessence Scam Review: THE MIESSENCE BUSINESS MODEL: 

If you want to quit your job or earn seven-figures online, is Miessence the best online business opportunity out there? ABSOLUTELY NOT!

But, when it comes to ORGANIC multi-level marketing companies, though, Miessence Organics truly stands out among the very best, if not THE BEST.

I whole-heartedly stand by their company and  their ‘cleanest of the clean’ organic ingredients.  Their quality products bring superb value and accolades to organic-lovers like myself.  They are good people selling good, quality products, no disputing it!

Miessence Scam Review: NOW, ONTO THE NOT-SO-STELLAR PART:

sad face girl, bankrollbreakthrough.comWhen it comes to becoming an affiliate of Miessence Organics and actually selling Miessence products in an effort to create a solid, reliable income for yourself and your family, it’s highly unlikely that this will ever make you some serious cash.  What a disappointment.

I don’t mean to single out Miessence, necessarily, because these issues are the same with most multi-level marketing and network marketing companies, by and large.  But it’s important that you consider these pitfalls I’ve listed in this Miessence review, before diving head-first into selling their amazing organic products that you trust and love.

Miessence Scam Review: TWELVE REASONS WHY SELLING MIESSENCE IS NOT PROFITABLE, IN THE END:

Miessence Scam Review:  PITFALL #1.) RECRUITING REQUIRES SALES SKILLS YOU MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE:

To make money selling Miessence Organics, you must consistently recruit new people underneath you.  Recruiting requires sales skills that you may or may not have, and in-depth knowledge of their products to be able to market them well.  Frankly, you’ll be spending a lot of time pitching to people that will never be interested in joining you in selling Miessence Organics, or buying it from you–ever.

miessence review, image of salesperson pitching miessence to a group of potential customers

SCARY STATISTIC: With network marketing companies like Miessence Organics, 98% of people who join can only convince TWO OTHERS to join. That isn’t nearly enough to make any sort of living from, clearly.

Miessence Scam Review:  PITFALL #2.) HOSTING HOME PARTIES REQUIRES TOO MUCH TIME, MONEY, AND EFFORT.

You’ll need to network with your friends and family and host parties to promote Miessence products, (which in many cases,  means the stress of scrambling to hosting parties amid  messes, toddlers throwing tantrums, or less-than-appealing environments).

image of miessance sales rep struggling to load car with a heavy box of promotional items

Soon, you’ll need to branch out and host product parties outside of your home. This requires loading and unloading marketing materials, product samples, products for sale, purchasing and providing refreshments… Being the hostess, salesperson, and cleaning crew is exhausting!
Besides the time and back-breaking effort for all those involved, add to that the sheer cost of product samples, party refreshments, and discounted products you’re offering. The profit losses can really stack up quickly.

miessence review, high pressure sales pitchMiessence Scam Review:  PITFALL #3.) YOUR FRIENDS ARE NOT ENOUGH LEADS:

While the whirlwind of hosting Miessence Organics parties moves forward, you’ll also need to keep an ongoing list of your friends (your leads) and pressure them to join you to sell, sell, sell, (or at the very least, buy, buy, buy from you).

As the industry standard, you’ll burn through these ‘warm leads’ within six weeks. You’ll then start contacting old acquaintances, who will see right through your newfound friendliness. You’ll have to use sales pressure and guilt trips to make sales from limited leads.

Miessence Scam Review:  PITFALL #4.) VENDOR SHOWS ARE JUST AS ANNOYING, BACK-BREAKING AND COSTLY AS HOSTING HOUSE PARTIES:

Once you’ve burned through everyone you know, you’ll move on to vendor shows.  Whether it’s a craft sale or a mom-to-mom sale, you’ll need to rent table space which costs money.   Don’t forget about the cost of displays and table covers.

Then, you’ll need to haul all your goods and product displays into the show at 5 or 6 in the morning, and dedicate an entire weekend or a beautiful afternoon sitting there selling Miessence Organics piece-by-piece.  NOT my idea of fun, that’s for sure!!!

Miessence Scam Review:  PITFALL #5.) GUILT WILL BECOME YOUR MAIN SALES TOOL:

Using the guilt tactic to earn sales is definitely not the best way to maintain or grow friendships.  But, you’ll need to be honing this strategy in order to make real money in this business model since you have limited leads.  Trust this wise Miessence Review and do yourself a favor and avoid this pitfall altogether with the right business model.

Miessence Scam Review:  PITFALL #6.) MONTHLY PURCHASES ARE REQUIRED TO STAY ACTIVE AS A MIESSENCE CONSULTANT:

miessence review of miessence compensation plan, image of tree with dollar amountsPer our Miessence review, under their current Miessence Compensation Plan, you are required to purchase 75 PV in products each month, in conjunction with having at least two other active reps underneath you. This requires consistent effort and unwavering sales.

If, for instance, your reps cancel their monthly auto-ship, you won’t be able to make any profits at all, unless you pay their share.  Miessence does offer an alternative, in the Miessence Compensation Plan which may be appealing, but can get you in debt if you are not careful. Miessence Organics offers the ability to purchase MORE products (140PV) in place of finding Miessence Consultants to sell underneath you.  This can quickly lead to suffering major profit losses if you aren’t careful, so be warned.

Miessence Scam Review:  PITFALL #7.) AUTO-SHIPPED PRODUCTS CAN BECOME MAJOR PROFIT LOSSES.image depicting woman lifting heavy boxes full of auto-shipped products which arrived at her front door

I don’t know about you, but I have zero interest in storing a never-ending, growing hoard of product samples, surplus, and unsold products in my garage.
The last thing my friends would want from me on Christmas Day or their birthday is a big jug of organic Protein or Greeny Powder from Miessence Organics that I couldn’t figure out what to do with.
And, let’s not minimize the constant daily worry in my head of ‘who I can pawn my growing hoard off to before my products expire, just to keep my income flowing’?
If you don’t have the precise skills to proficiently sell, sell, sell what is coming to your door before products expire, or if your effort or sales are inconsistent, it is easy to quickly spiral into debt. [while attempting to hone your sales skills instead of actually MAKING A PROFIT through Miessence Organics.]

Miessence Scam Review:  PITFALL #8.) MLM PRODUCTS COST MORE THAN DIRECT SALES PRODUCTS.

In order for you to make a possible profit, there’s some heavy mark-up on Multi-Level Marketing products. That leads to the next problem:

amazon and e-bay logoMiessence Scam Review:  PITFALL #9.) THERE’S STIFF COMPETITION FROM OTHER SOURCES SELLING THE EXACT SAME PRODUCT.

Amazon and other sites offer Miessence Organics products on a two-day drop-ship, along with additional cost-savings through their ‘Subscribe & Save’ program. This is bound to make your sales job a lot more challenging.
As much as I might value you as a friend, Amazon’s two-day Prime shipping is so much more alluring to me as a customer than waiting forever-and-ever to get Miessence Organics products delivered from you, or worse, shipped from far-off Australia where their home-base is.
Yes, Miessence Organics offers their own auto-shipping from Australia.  But, as a customer, if I only want a single product here or there, I would never sign up for auto-ship, period!  I wouldn’t want expensive Miessence Organics products stocking up in my closet any more than you would as a sales rep. This equates to a harder sell for you, too.

Miessence Scam Review:  PITFALL #10.) THERE’S OTHER LESS-COSTLY ALTERNATIVES TO MIESSENCE PRODUCTS.

And, let’s also be honest–most people *aren’t* yet on board with the organic lifestyle like you and me.  So, trying to sell anyone the most-expensive, top of the line organic product is going to be pretty challenging.

Your average Joe will have no interest in buying a $200 organic hair care set. You have to admit, selling a $200 shampoo set from Miessence Organics will be far more challenging than, say, selling a $3 a box of Girl Scout cookies outside your local grocery store.

Miessence Scam Review:  PITFALL #11.) MIESSENCE IS NOT A ‘ONE-STOP-SHOP’.

Per my opinion in this Miessence review, Miessence’s organic makeup line is sparse. Miessence Organics doesn’t offer organic essential oils. They only offer a mere few health suppliments and no laundry detergent.  These are just to name a few off the top of my head. So, already, you’re losing a big chunk of potential sales from the organic market.
As a customer, why wait around for you to show up once or twice a year with your little brochure of limited products when I can take a trip down to Whole Foods.  Or,  even better, plunk down in front of my computer and buy it directly from Amazon who just bought Whole Foods?
See my point? The challenges are stacking up…

Miessence Scam Review:  PITFALL #12.) MIESSENCE DOES NOT TEACH YOU BUSINESS $$ SCALABILITY $$.

miessence review, sales representative struggling to make business work

Last on my current list of really setbacks in this Miessence review is actually the most important one of all.  Miessence Organics does not effectively teach you the nuts and bolts of becoming successful in building your own online business empire.  Nor does it teach you how to scale their business model in any super-lucrative way.  And based on the meager earnings in the Miessence Compensation Plan, you’ll need to sell A LOT to make any real income from selling Miessence.  It’s just a poor business model with too many pitfalls.

How can I put this nicely?

miessence organics review, fishing for dollars

Miessence will teach you the inefficient method of how to fish for their customers using a fishing pole, one fish at a time.  They will not teach you how to cast large fishing nets for yourself, capable of earning you a 7-figure income or more, online.  Nor will Miessence Organics teach you how to scale your business so that you can, in effect, run multiple fisheries later on down the road.   THIS is where the REAL money in online marketing lies: in learning how to cast large fishing nets, not in selling essential oils one quarter ounce at a time.  That inefficient method is for amateurs, no offense.

IS MIESSENCE A SCAM?: THE FINAL VERDICT:

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Is Miessence a scam? Absolutely not. But: even if Miessence products may be to your liking, it’s not an ideal business if your goal is to earn serious levels of income online—period.  The earnings in the Miessence Compensation Plan are not enough to provide an income from without serious scalability.

At best, you can spread the word about their products to several of your fellow organic-loving friends.  In return, you’ll be blessed with their discounts on your future Miessence Organics orders.

I don’t mean to be a jerk in this Miessence Organics review.  Is Miessence a scam? No.  But, if you’ve never sold anything online or haven’t already mastered the foundation or principles of scaling an online business, selling Miessence Organics will NOT be that life-changing opportunity you are searching for.  Selling Miessence WILL NOT allow you to live an alluring ‘Laptop Lifestyle’.  Nor will it allow you to cast your financial worries to the wind.

Sorry, Miessence.

 

 

Cheers to your future health, wealth, and happiness!
Twins At The Top,
Tiffany & Crystal

twins at the top
Twins At The Top,
Crystal and Tiffany

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