Young Living Essential Oils
Once I began researching essential oils, I quickly found out there are a lot of places you can get essential oils. I also quickly found out the essential oils you can buy at the local store are very different than pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils. Then, once I found out essential oils work differently than medications because essential oils go the the heart of the matter, I just had to find the absolute best place to get these oils. After all my research of oils and everything about the companies out there (I took months researching them all), Young Living Essential Oils are the only oils I will use, allow my family to use, or suggest to anyone else.
In the end, Young Living’s quality of oils and Seed to Seal Process are what made my decision very easy since there’s no other company out there that comes even close in comparison. I can tell you I started my research with Young Living and was very impressed, but I set out to find other companies that compared. I read up on EVERY essential oil company I could find. I found NONE that owned their own farms, compared in quality, or integrity.
Essential Oil Grades
There is a big difference between types of essential oils. Thinking all oils were the same, I’ve purchased lavender, eucalyptus, and spearmint “oil” from the store. I had no idea essential oils could help naturally with physical, emotional, and spiritual health. I just liked the smell and they helped me relax on tough days.
Then, I found out all Young Living essentials oils are pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils. They come directly from the plant – not a laboratory. They are never extended or adulterated with chemicals like most other essential oils you can purchase.
Adulterated Oils and Their Dangers
Much of the lavender oil sold in the USA, for example, is the hybrid called lavandin, which is cut with chemicals to improve the fragrance. Then, solvents are added and it’s sold in the USA as lavender oil. Most people don’t know the difference.
You can’t purchase less expensive essential oils and expect get the same results. Some people wonder why they don’t get the benefit they expected so think essential oils have little value. Most likely, they purchased either a synthetic and adulterated oils.
Adulterated and mislabeled essential oils present dangers for consumers. Adulterated oils cut with synthetic, extenders, and solvents can cause rashes, burning, skin irritations, and allergic reactions. Isolated compounds may be toxic. However pure essential oils, in most cases, are not.
Putting it to the Test…
I wanted to check it out for myself. When I bought my Young Living Starter Kit, it had a bottle of lavender essential oil in it. So, I compared that oil to the more expensive bottle I bought from a very reputable name brand store. The difference was obvious! The one I bought from a store has a perfume smell to it, the oil is sticky, and there is a leaflet inside with all kinds of warnings. The warnings include: Not for internal use as ingesting could be fatal, don’t use on children or pets, and seek medical assistance if any of these things occurred. These things clearly tell me they have added dangerous chemicals to the oil.
Red Flags Essential Oils May be Synthetic/Adulterated/ Toxic
- Price: Cheap prices for “pure” essential oils or all the prices for different oils are the same.
- Appearance: They are sold in see through bottles. Warning labels say the product is “for external use only,” “not for internal use,” or recommend to always dilute the essential oil before applying topically.
- Retailer: Purchasing oils on Ebay, Amazon, at a local store, or even off of a website selling supplies for homemade spa goodies.
Only Young Living Can Claim Young Living Therapeutic Grade™
The process Young Living uses when planting, cultivating, harvesting, and distilling a batch of oil is crucial to retaining its vital compounds. Without the exact blend of naturally-occurring plant chemicals, an essential oil can lose its beneficial properties and fail to produce the desired effect. Young Living Therapeutic Grade means that every essential oil Young Living distills or sources has the optimal naturally-occurring blend of constituents to maximize the desired effect. Young Living is able to make this assertion because of our strict cultivation process—illustrated by the Four Ps—that guarantees the optimal potency of every Young Living essential oil.
An oil’s potency can be affected not only by selecting the proper plant to cultivate, but also by where the plant is grown, the quality of soil in which the seed is planted, and even the time of day it’s harvested. Young Living has extensive experience selecting the correct species of plant for desired oil potency, planting under optimal conditions, using ideal soil and natural methods to encourage growth, and knowing the precise time to harvest each crop. Only those plants that produce the most active and widest array of therapeutic compounds are selected.
Once the optimal soil, plant, cultivation, and harvesting conditions have been adhered to, the plants must be distilled properly in order to meet Young Living Therapeutic Grade standards. Young Living uses a gentle, proprietary technique for steam-extracting the most potent essential oils, which remains unmatched throughout the essential oils industry. To meet Young Living Therapeutic Grade distillation standards proper temperature must be maintained throughout the distillation process, and pressure, length of time, equipment, and batch size are strictly monitored.
Young Living Therapeutic Grade standards prohibit the acceptance of any diluted, cut, or adulterated oils. Every product Young Living produces—essential oils, oil blends, nutritional supplements, or personal care—meets strict purity standards. Every batch of essential oils is subjected to rigorous, state-of-the-art analysis at the Young Living chemistry lab. Using some of the most advanced equipment in the world, our scientists subject every batch of essential oils to Gas Chromatograph and Mass Spectrometer testing, and heavy metals analysis. Oils that exhibit even the slightest hint of possible adulteration or tampering are rejected.
The culmination of the preceding three stages, Potency means that the naturally occurring compounds contained in each essential oil product are of the highest and most consistent bioactive levels. Without strict adherence to the Young Living Therapeutic Grade standard in the Plant, Preparation, and Purity phases, the final product would not have the necessary potency to create the desired effect.
Young Living’s Seed to Seal® Process
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.
Young Living’s Promise to Families: “We believe that you and your family deserve products that are genuine, free of synthetic chemicals, and of unmatched purity. Seed to Seal is both a promise to you and a reflection of our sense of global stewardship.
Through each step of our production process on both our own and partner farms, we use the most exacting standards possible to make our products, your life, and the earth better. Only one company can make the Seed to Seal promise. Only Young Living.”
Young Living’s exclusive Seed to Seal process includes five painstaking steps:
Seed Potential: Powerful, effective essential oils come from seeds and plants that are verified for their potential to produce high-quality essential oils.
Expert Evaluation: Young Living’s own experts partner with university researchers to evaluate the essential oil potential of our seeds.
Proven Potency: The seeds we use are selected for their scientifically proven ability to become plants with the highest possible levels of bioactive compounds.
Sustainable Methods: Young Living farms, located around the globe, are dedicated to perfecting our responsible and sustainable growing and harvesting methods.
Superior Quality: Our experts travel the world visiting our co-op farms to verify that their growing and cultivating processes match our high standards.
Rich Supply: These operations provide an ongoing source for essential oils that meet Young Living’s demanding quality standards.
Innovative Approaches: Combining ancient and modern techniques, Young Living is recognized as an innovator in essential oil distillation.
Proprietary Techniques: We use a gentle, proprietary technique for steam extracting essential oils and preserving their precious constituents.
Diverse Methods: We use cold pressing and resin tapping methods for select oils.
Unwavering Standards: Young Living never accepts diluted, cut, or adulterated oils.
Sound Methods: To guarantee consistent, verifiable quality, our oils are tested in Young Living’s own internal labs, as well as in third-party facilities.
Superior Results: Our testing methods ensure our oils meet stringent specifications, exceed international standards, and contain the optimal levels of natural bioactive compounds.
Dedicated Facility: Young Living completes the Seed to Seal process in its 107,000-square-foot facility in Spanish Fork, Utah.
Handling with Care: Using state-of-the-art equipment, each essential oil is carefully bottled and labeled.
Single Source Shipping: Our carefully bottled, painstakingly produced essential oils are shipped to members worldwide.
So, what are you waiting for?
Now that you understand how amazing these essential oils are, don’t wait any longer to get your family started on the journey to complete health! To order a kit for your family and get started on your journey to wellness, you can follow the easy instructions here.
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