Young Living is the world leader in producing and guaranteeing 100% pure, genuine therapeutic grade essential oils. Gary Young, the founder, has built 9 farms around the world, not including their partnered farms that also uphold the Young Living Seed to Seal standard. No other company has that. The farms are worldwide so the plants can grow in the climate they thrive in. Young Living also loves for their members to be a part of the farming process from seed plantings, all the way to the harvest and distillation process. Anyone is welcome to go at any time, interview any employee, ask any question, walk out in to their fields and watch the entire process, or more than likely, they will put you to work right alongside them. No secrets. ¬(if you have an experience with this, share it)
Would you ever want to go see and be a part of the Seed to Seal experience at one of the farms? Young Living is the only company that does that.
All oils fall into one of these four categories…
Grade A: are genuine therapeutic-grade, made from organically grown plants, distilled at proper temps.
Grade B: food grade, these may contain synthetics, pesticides, fertilizers, chemical extenders.
Grade C: are perfume oils, typically what you find on the shelves of a health food store. They usually contain solvents that companies use to get higher yields on the oils.
Grade D: is called floral water. After all the oil is pulled out, the leftover water or “trash water” is sold to companies who then fill 5% of the bottle with this water and the rest with carriers and label it pure or all natural or organic.
They are able to do this because in the United States there are no rating systems or labeling laws regarding essential oils. The closest we get is an FDA requirement that in order to label a bottle of essential oil “pure” or “therapeutic grade”, the contents must contain at least 5-10 percent essential oil. That means, the other 90-95% can be solvents, chemical extenders, carrier oils or who knows what else.
In the essential oil community you get what you pay for. Compare this to a hamburger on the dollar menu, to an organic, grass-fed Angus hamburger. Why do you think one is more expensive than the other? Quality, right? The same goes with all those other essential oils out there on the market.
Young Living completes 8 different tests on every batch of oil that is made. Nothing is compromised. The Young Living Seed to Seal goes beyond organic and purity. Wouldn’t you agree that that is very important? To go above and beyond. This is why it is so important to know where your oils come from.
● Place a drop in the palm of your hand, rub your hands together, and inhale.
● Smell the oil directly out of the bottle.
● Diffuse the essential oil so the whole family can benefit from just a few drops. YL has a wide variety of diffusers to choose from and upon enrolling as a wholesale member you will get to choose one of four diffusers in your Premium Starter Kit.
● Put the essential oil directly on your skin or diluted with a carrier oil. *Special note: in almost every case essential oils should be diluted when using on children’s or animals sensitive skin and even some adults prefer to dilute.
● Add essential oils to Epsom salts and add to your bath water.
● Add essential oils to your DIY lotion, skin care or beauty products.
Some people choose to use essential oils internally by adding them to water or liquid, placing them in a capsule, or taking one of Young Living’s oil-infused products. Peppermint, for example, can help promote healthy bowel function and support overall digestion when taken internally. You can also cook with Young Living essential oils.
*We cannot recommend ingesting any other brand of essential oils besides Young Living. We trust the purity of our oils, but you must do what makes you comfortable.