Did you know most oils on store shelves and online are filled with synthetic chemicals and fragrance, unethically sourced, and not therapetuic grade?
Trust me, I didn’t know either because I was the girl that bought essential oils from amazon, from the grocery store for years.. until I found Young Living and started doing research. You definitely don’t want to be breathing those in or putting those types of oils on your body.
One of the most important things to be mindful of in terms of buying essential oils is quality!
Seed to Seal + Why I Choose Young Living
Those oils from the grocery store, amazon, and online – they’re missing Young Living’s seed to seal quality commitment!
Young Living manages every step of – from choosing the highest quality seeds, planting them, harvesting them, distilling & testing, and bottling up each oil of plant juice! Each batch is tested over 20 times by highly skilled scientists, and if at any time fails quality testing, is thrown out. YL also used third party labs, working with more than a dozen of the world’s leading independent and accredited labs with highly skilled and trained scientists who specialize in advanced product testing.
I want to give you an example of Young Living’s practices being put into play:
Let’s take cypress essential oil, which has 280 known chemical constituents. If it is distilled for 20 hours, you only get 20 of the 280 properties. If it is distilled for 26 hours you won’t get any of the properties.
Most cypress essential oil you can buy is only distilled for 3.5 hours.
The correct length of time for distilling cypress is 24 hours to get the full 280 properties.
If you want Cypress to do the job it is intended to do + receive the therapeutic benefits, you MUST get ALL 280 constituents, no more, no less. Most people just do not realize essential oils have chemical properties in them and in order to get the full benefit out of that particular oil it has to be grown, harvested, and distilled the correct way or the oil has no benefit to us.
Their Farming Practices
Want to visit a farm? I have good news for you! Young Living is the only essential oil company to own and partner with farms all over the world & you can go visit their farms in person & see the magic for yourself! I visited their Mona, Utah lavender farm and actually got to plant lavender with my very hands! It was so special.. Young Living is the best of the best.
Young Living collects pure seeds from their own farms & plants to protect the integrity & DNA of the plants for years to come. Healthy soil & organic, sustainable farming is important. They do not use synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides. Instead, their practices focus on promoting + sustaining a healthy microbiome in the soil by incorporating compost + organic fertilizer. They use permanent weed barrier and inter-row cover crops to increase soil health, as well as sheep to naturally weed their fields.
All of this is what makes Young Living so different + special to me – and I am SO grateful for a company built on transparency, quality, and integrity.