The whole household has been sick this winter, with a couple of new strains of viruses that seem to reinfect and keep cycling through the family for months. My dnl has gotten into Doterra to help behavior issues with the boys and is a little too fanatic and certainly does not have the training to understand the medicinal properties and I doubt the woman she is in contact with does either. Understanding the use of herbs in any form in medicine takes a long and very detailed learning process and can be dangerous in the hands of those who do understand how they work or why. My youngest grandson would scream in pain in the night, had earaches horrible sore throat and cough. He also has asthma but it has not been an issue before. She relied on these products in a diffuser and applying oils. Finally, we had to take him to the ER with 103+ temp and very weak - he had pneumonia and was put on antibiotics, and he got better or at least out of critical condition very quickly, but the coughing persisted. She finally took him to the primary, and they spent hours evaluating him, his asthma was much worse, and he had to go on some really nasty drugs to get better, and he is still not in the clear. He also has a chronic genetic blood condition that complicates everything and the condition can be fatal - this probably made the swelling in his ears worse - and he now has *** in one eardrum and hearing loss because he was not treated properly soon enough. I am the one in the house that is anti-traditional medicine, and when I say it is time to go after nothing works, then it time to go, and she never resisted before until she got into doterra. She is buying tons of this stuff on the recommendations of this woman, and she is not paying the bills, hundreds of dollars every month, and we can't do this. We are living off of my SS check and I don't have enough to pay all the bills without being reimbursed. I have no money for food, I cannot resupply the herbs etc I need to manage my chronic conditions. On top of that I did try the deep blue because my son raved about it. I was in severe pain and it was taking the chiropractor time to correct what I had messed up and ignored for so long. I used it for a week, then a week later I have developed hives and now a rash on the same area. I did check the ingredients and didn't see any reason to be concerned, nothing with any history of allergic reaction. This is so bad I cannot get it under control and after a week it is getting worse, I can't even wear clothes they rub against my skin and with my history I don't have the options other people have to treat this, so going to the stupid primary would not be worth it, my education is more thorough than theirs, and they never learned to listen. I have real concerns about the misuse of these products especially in my own household and I don't like the influence it has had on my dnl, she is obsessed and has now decided to sell it using more money we don't have and making demands about making space for it of which there is none left. Just like any other herbal etc MM there are people involved that are thinking only about making money and not being responsible for the use of the products. I have 45 years of education, training and experience with all forms of medicine and I prefer natural methods, but I also know how much harm can be done when you do not know what you are doing to the full extent because natural does not mean safe, for example the most toxic quick acting poisons are all natural, anything that our bodies do not need to survive on a daily basis, can kill if taken or used improperly. Arrogance/ignorance kills just like in traditional medicine. Alternative medicine is the future, but we cannot make the same mistakes that modern medicine has made. You think you are so much better than them and above the same flaws, yet you commit them daily and are as great a threat to the health and safety of the public as they are.