An Inside Look Into Our Product Name Changes
You might have noticed that several Plant Therapy products have been undergoing name changes. For instance, the synergy formerly called Ban The Bugs is now called Shield Me, and our synergy that used to be known as Headache Relief is now Tension Relief.
Why all the changes?
Plant Therapy is committed to transparency and quality, and as part of that commitment, we are proactively taking steps to ensure that the marketing of our products — including their names — are in compliance with all government regulations. While we have had no problems so far, we are aware that with the increasing popularity of essential oils, government agencies are taking a closer look at our industry. Therefore, we’ve decided to take the necessary steps to ensure there won’t be any disruption in product availability or price increases due to compliance issues down the road.
What are the regulations?
It is the job of the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate drugs, and any product that claims to treat or prevent disease or affect the function or structure of the body can be classified as a drug. All drugs must receive FDA approval before they can be sold, which can be a long and expensive process.
To determine if a product is a drug or not, the FDA looks at its “intended use,” which often involves how the product is marketed. While we are passionate about the positive benefits essential oils can have on our customers’ well-being, Plant Therapy is clear that our products are not drugs.
You might have heard that several essential oil companies received letters from the FDA warning them about making health claims while marketing their products, which would classify them as drugs under the law. We want our customers to know that Plant Therapy has not received such a letter, nor has the FDA been in touch with us regarding our marketing practices or product names.
It is in the best interests of our company and our customers for us to proactively take steps now to ensure that we remain 100%, without-a-doubt in compliance with the FDA rules.
We’ve already changed the names of several products, and more name changes are in the works. If you can’t find your favorite product on our website, or have any questions, please contact us! We’re happy to help.
Completed Synergy Name Changes
Original Name: Acne Fighter – New Name: Zit Fighter
Original Name: Allergy Aid – New Name: Clear Again
Original Name: Anti-Anxiety/Stress Free – New Name: Worry Free
Original Name: Anti Cellulite – New Name: Ripple Reducer
Original Name: Anti-Eczema – New Name: Soothe
Original Name: Anti-Fungal – New Name: Derma-Shield
Original Name: Anti-Scar and Stretch – New Name: Skin Restore
Original Name: Candida Fighter – New Name: CandEase
Original Name: Digest Aid – New Name: DiGiZen
Original Name: Headache Relief – New Name: Tension Relief
Original Name: Insect Shield – New Name: Nature Shield
Original Name: Pain-Aid – New Name: Rapid Relief
Completed KidSafe Synergy Name Changes
Original Name: Ban The Bugs – New Name: Shield Me
Original Name: Eczema Helper – New Name: Skin Soother
Original Name: Growing Pains – New Name: Grow Ease
Original Name: Headache Away – New Name: Tension Tamer
Original Name: Lice Away – New Name: Get Em’ Gone
Original Name: Tame The Pain – New Name: Sore No More
Why did we reformulate some of our synergy blends? We want to provide our customers with the best synergies possible, so Plant Therapy, along with Robert Tisserand, reviewed our synergies to determine which ones could be improved upon. It’s that simple!
Here is a list of synergies that were reformulated just for you:
*This statement has not be evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Plant Therapy and it’s representatives are not intending to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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