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Old 06-19-2017, 03:31 AM   #1
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Default Essential oil MLM reps at your booth

Every so often, overzealous essential oil reps approach me at my booth asking if I use therapeutic grade essential oils in my products....that they ONLY use therapeutic grade oils.

From what I know of the entire "therapeutic grade" oils thing is that it is a trademarked term by one of the major players and there is no governing body grading essential oils as therapeutic or not. So my response can be somewhat of a diplomacy game.

I normally don't engage these people in a debate about this topic since they seem so passionate about their EO MLM companies and who am I to take the wind out of their sails when they are out at faire having a great day drinking, eating and most importantly, shopping.

But I am curious how those of you who have encountered folks like this, handle the situation.


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I have had them come on my job to sell me said therapeutic grade oils. I tell them they have not done their research, and why spend 5 times the price for the same product? If they are persistent (and they almost always are), I tell them that they have drunk deeply of the snake oil they are selling.


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I'm with Susie on this one. I don't play dumb with them, I let them do it
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I would probably do what I would do of approached for a personal sale: "nod and smile" during their pitch and ultimately say "no thank you."
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I do the same as Susie if approached. I'm so tired of hearing people list that they use Therapeutic Grade essential oil in their products. I try to educate my customers and let them know to be informed as there is no such thing.
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"...I tell them that they have drunk deeply of the snake oil they are selling."

I like this phrase....would sound great when spoken in elizabethan english or pirate-speak
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"Until I see actual scientific data that supports your claims, I am happy with what I am using thanks "
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Well they stopped coming to mine, I smile take their card which goes into garbage can. I usually tell them I will call when I need it, but I am busy now. Smile and end of discussion. No time for their bs
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"...I tell them that they have drunk deeply of the snake oil they are selling."

I like this phrase....would sound great when spoken in elizabethan english or pirate-speak
I use the Yoda voice like this, "Drunk deeply of the snake oil you have."
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