Why Young Living
We get the question all the time- “What makes Young Living oils better than the ones I can get at a health food store?” Not all essential oils are created equal! The vast majority of essential oils on the market are not pure or planted/harvested/distilled properly. Young Living was the first essential oil company in the US and no other oil company has control of the entire growing, distilling, and testing process to ensure that nothing harmful gets onto the plants or in the bottles that come to us. They are a product first company that is fully committed to only shipping the highest quality product to their customers.
Young Living’s farms have state-of-the-art distilleries around the WORLD that are open to the public. Some of our team members travelled to Utah and experienced Seed to Seal firsthand! They took a tour of the distilleries, watched oils being bottled, and learned from Young Living’s chemists about how and why these oils are different.
“Young Living is proud to set the standard for essential oil purity and authenticity by carefully monitoring the production of our oils through our unique Seed to Seal® process. From the time the seed is sourced until the oil is sealed in the bottle, we apply the most rigorous quality controls possible to ensure that you are receiving essential oils exactly the way nature intended. Our exclusive Seed to Seal process includes five painstaking steps: Seed, Cultivate, Distill, Test, Seal. This is an incredible website all about our Seed to Seal process - I encourage all of you to take a peek:” http://www.seedtoseal.com/en The five step process includes:
Seed: Seeds and plants are selected based on their ability to produce powerful and effective essential oils. Everything is done very carefully and selectively.
Cultivate: Young Living is committed to perfecting responsible and sustainable growing and harvesting methods. They make sure that they are taking care of the plants and the soils so that they will continue to produce the best. In fact, in some cases, the soil is so rocky, there are employees of Young Living out hand picking the weeds.
Distill: Using a gentle proprietary steam technique, along with cold pressing and resin tapping, the utmost care is utilized to create the best of essential oils. Gary Young has gone as far as having cameras installed in all of the distilleries, so even when he is continents away, he can, at any time, check on a distillery and the happenings, just from his phone.
Test: Diluted, cut or adulterated oils are never accepted. Young Living tests all of their oils on-location as they are being distilled, and they also have them tested through third-parties. They pull samples every 15 minutes as the process of distillation is happening, so that they can create the highest quality oil.
Seal: All oils are carefully bottled and sealed by Young Living. Throughout the process YL oils ONLY touch stainless steel and glass - NO PLASTIC EVER!