The latest season of Little People, Big World may be over, but there’s no doubt fans are still interested in what the Roloffs are up to now. And while the main focus has been on Matt and Amy Roloff, we can’t forget about the other members of the family who aren’t regulars on the show anymore. Jeremy Roloff and his wife, Audrey, chose to leave the reality TV spotlight behind in order to pursue a family and new careers of their own — and they have a serious Instagram following from fans who really love their way of life.
Unfortunately, Audrey has missed the mark with her fan base in the past — and her recent Instagram post about essential oils also has some fans concerned. Here’s what happened.
Audrey Roloff is one of the more controversial members of the Roloff family
Fans of LPBW adore the Roloffs, but even the most wholesome family can spark controversy. Audrey Roloff was featured along with husband Jeremy on the show in the past, though the two have parted ways with production to pursue their other creative endeavors. Now, the couple has a daughter and another baby on the way, and they have a book together that’s all about how they make their covenant marriage work.
Audrey and Jeremy certainly mean well, but their ultra-religious advice and other comments they’ve made have raised some eyebrows in the past. Audrey once called baby formula a “sin” after she struggled to breastfeed her daughter, which had plenty of viewers upset. Not only that, but she also said that her breastfeeding difficulties “robbed” her of precious time with her daughter. “Audrey you weren’t ‘robbed’ of anything. … I hope you are learning and growing from this. You are not a victim, you are simply a mother,” one Twitter user wrote of her complaints.
She has her own wellness account and recently discussed the benefits of oils
While Audrey has plenty to say on motherhood and marriage advice, it seems she’s also diving into holistic health. She has her own Instagram devoted to her love of essential oils, and she hopes she can spread the love with her followers, too. More recently, on her main Instagram account, she’s been talking more than ever about the benefits of oils, especially during pregnancy.
On this post, she discussed how she started paying more attention to toxic products she may have been using in everyday life during her pregnancy with her daughter, Ember. “We ditched all our toxic cleaning chemicals & personal care products and switched to safe non-toxic YL alternatives,” she wrote. “After using oils throughout my pregnancy, labor, and postpartum, I couldn’t imagine moms going through all that craziness without them!!! All my former skepticisms had been dismantled, and I started sharing about my journey on @morethanoils.”
Some of her fans are up in arms with what she’s posting
There’s no doubt Audrey has a lot of fan support, and plenty of women out there find essential oils beneficial. Unfortunately, many others took to her Instagram post to tell her that she should be careful with what she’s promoting, as oils are not a cure-all.
“I’ve already seen someone in the comments mention oils preventing or curing cancer. That is what scares me. I’m a nurse and I have seen parents not get their children needed antibiotics because oils would cure them,” one concerned follower wrote. They continued, “No judgment here but please I beg you to include the disclaimer that if someone has a real medical issue they need to seek real medical help.” Another added, “Too bad YL oils are complete garbage and bad for you.” Others called the oils “unaffordable” for the average family.
Another one of Audrey’s followers took issue with the company she’s promoting. “It is one thing to promote your experience using essentials oils (without making health claims that have not been proven), but to the extent you are promoting this business model, I’d ask that you reconsider and/or warn your followers of these pitfalls,” they wrote.
Even with the critique, it seemed many others appreciated Audrey’s wellness post. And we doubt she’ll stop promoting her oils any time soon.
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