why choose young living essential oils?
The Only Company With Seed to Seal Process!
Why Young Living Essential Oils are So Different
Only 2% of essential oils sold in North America are suitable for medicinal purposes, and Young Living makes 98% of them! The reason Young Living’s oils are so different is a result of their strict, detailed method for producing the oils to obtain the purest, ‘un-messed-with’ plant essences. Young Living calls this their Seed to Seal process, where every step from planting to bottling is detailed and controlled. (Information from the Young Living website)
Seed to Seal
Seed - Potent essential oils come from plant species that have been authenticated by Young Living experts. Species certification involves scientific research, field study, university partnerships, and on-site planting certification.
Cultivate – Through cultivation on the four Young Living farms, Young Living Essential Oils has mastered the creation of pure, potent essential oils. The company takes this knowledge around the world to co-op farms to certify that these farms’ growing processes meet Young Living’s strict quality standards.
Distill – Young Living’s proprietary low-temperature, low-pressure steam distillation process ensures that the beneficial plant compounds in every batch of essential oil remain uncompromised during the extraction process.
Test – Each essential oil must pass Young Living’s stringent testing to ensure the optimal bioactive natural compounds are present. Young Living uses its own internal labs, in addition to third-party audits, to verify that international purity and potency standards are met and surpassed.
Seal – Young Living completes the Seed to Seal process by carefully sealing each bottle of essential oil before shipping them to members worldwide.
Why Is Quality Is So Important?
The vast majority of other essential oils are extracted using high heat, high pressure, and chemical solvents. Although the final product may still contain the aroma of the plant, these harsh processing methods destroy the therapeutic qualities of the oils. Using lesser-quality oils for therapeutic purposes is never recommended and can be extremely toxic. Another problem is that there are currently no standards when it comes to labeling a bottle of essential oil. If a bottle of oil contains just 5% essential oil, by law it can be labeled as 100% Pure Essential Oil! So if you see labels like ‘Organic’, ’100% Pure’, or ‘All Natural’ on a bottle of oil at the health food store, you still have no way of knowing the quality of the oil. Especially if that bottle is $8 or $12, it has more than likely been mass produced very cheaply, with very little attention to the way it was processed. In a cheap bottle of oil, the therapeutic compounds have been destroyed by the heat, pressure, and/or chemical solvents. Hopefully in the future there will be labeling regulations for essential oils. The FDA has actually asked Gary Young (founder of Young Living) to help set standards for essential oil labeling because of his expertise! This is just one more reason I trust in the quality of this brand!
On sites like Amazon and eBay, some sellers are either cutting the oils with a carrier or dumping them entirely and filling them with water, then putting a ‘new’ cap on before selling them. And then, of course, they can sell the oils for a lower price.
Young Living stands behind all of their products, but they cannot stand behind product that someone has purchased, potentially tampered with, and then resold. So if you did not purchase your products directly from Young Living, there is nothing they can do if for some reason you are unhappy.
This scam is particularly disturbing since many of Young Living’s oils have a ‘Supplement’ label and can be taken internally… I cringe at thinking of someone ingesting one of these oils that has been tampered with, purchased off Amazon, eBay, or the like!!
The only way to ensure you are actually getting genuine Young Living oils is to purchase from Young Living. Simple as that.