A. Product Administration Standards.
Products are regulated depending on their legal classifications, for example as foods, food supplements, or cosmetics, and the relevant regulatory body depends on the nature of the product.
B. Advertising Standards. Similarly, product advertising is regulated depending on the nature of the product. It is important that a product classified for use in one manner is not advertised in another manner; for example a product which is intended for use as a food supplement cannot be advertised or marketed as if it was a medicinal product used to treat or prevent a particular disease.
C. Permissible Claims. dōTERRA products are not medicinal products. No medicinal claims may be made about dōTERRA products and dōTERRA products may not be presented as medicinal in any way. Subject to applicable laws, a Wellness Advocate may represent that dōTERRA products are safe to use as described on the labelling and are:
- specifically formulated to support wellness / maintain a healthy lifestyle; and/or
- intended to improve personal appearance.
D. No Curative or Medicinal Claims. A Wellness Advocate may not make any medicinal claim for any product nor specifically prescribe or present any given product as suitable for any specific ailment, as that type of representation implies the products are medicines rather than nutritional supplements or cosmetics. Under no circumstance should these products be likened to medicinal products prescribed for the treatment of specific ailments. While the Company makes every effort to achieve full compliance with complicated and periodically amended Medicines and Related Substances Act, 1965, the General Regulations made in terms of the Medicines and Related Substances Act 101 of 1965 as well as any guidelines published by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA), no Wellness Advocate should state or infer that any product is approved by the SAHPRA or any other government or regulatory body. The SAHPRA licenses medicinal products but does not require or grant specific approval for nutritional or cosmetic products.
E. Disclosure. When promoting dōTERRA or dōTERRA products, a Wellness Advocate must disclose the fact that the Wellness Advocate is a dōTERRA Wellness Advocate who receives Bonuses from the Company.