SEED TO SEAL
Standards far beyond the standard.

SOURCING | SCIENCE | STANDARDS


Not all essential oils are created equally. Young Living will never knowingly compromise by adding synthetics, contaminants, or cheap fillers, or by using unethical production practices. Young Living Chief Supply Officer Lauren Walker guides the process of sourcing products from carefully vetted corporate-owned farms, partner farms, and Seed to Seal-certified suppliers and testing them extensively. If our exhaustive tests show that a product doesn’t meet our standards, we don’t buy it, or we reject the batch.

PARTNERSHIP PRINCIPALS

Our oils are sourced from our corporate-owned farms, partner farms, and Seed to Seal-certified suppliers. This empowers us to source conscientiously and with sensitivity to local communities and ecosystems. We vet and select our like-minded suppliers according to five principles: Established Relationships, Seed to Seal Specifications, Binding Agreements, Stringent Testing, and Ongoing Audits. Learn more here.

FORMULATION AND PRODUCTION

Our superior oils and ingredients deserve facilities and formulas to match. Our expanded Distribution Center in Spanish Fork, Utah, is a state-of-the-art facility, where we use best manufacturing practices to test essential oils, ingredients, and products and to formulate and manufacture the innovative offerings you love. 

THIRD-PARTY SUBSTANTIATION

We choose to work only with partners we trust; but even with that trust, we engage third-party global experts to validate that our standards are being upheld. This helps to ensure that inferior or unethically sourced ingredients don’t find their way to your door.


SOURCING STANDARD

The Young Living Essential Oils Sourcing Standard helps ensure a high level of quality and authenticity of essential oils while encouraging responsible practices of production and processing at all stages in the supply chain.

Young Living works with SCS Global, a leader in the environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing, and standards development, to develop the Young Living Essential Oils Sourcing Standard.

Supply Chain:The Young Living Essential Oils Sourcing Standard applies to all stages of the Young Living essential oil supply chain, including farms, wild-crafting operations, processing facilities (e.g., distilleries), as well as Young Living-owned facilities. It applies to Young Living corporate-owned farms, partner farms, and Seed to Seal-certified suppliers.

Sourcing Standard Details: Young Living and all of our partners must meet the highest standards in:
  • Authentication
  • Agricultural Practices
  • Harvesting & Collection
  • Extraction & Distillation Practices
  • Testing
  • Traceability
  • Storage & Bottling

For a more in depth explanation of the 5 step process involved in Young Living's Seed to Seal Process please check out the blogs listed below