What are Essential Oils?
Have you ever crushed a peppermint leaf between your fingers? Or maybe enjoyed the citrusy tang left on your hands after peeling an orange? Then you’ve already experienced essential oils.
Essential oils have been used for thousands of years for cosmetic purposes, as well as for their spiritually and emotionally uplifting properties. Young Living has always been at the forefront of bringing this ancient tradition to modern users, introducing millions to a total mind/body wellness they may never have dreamed possible. Primarily extracted through careful steam distillation, but also through cold pressing, the purest essential oils are far more powerful than the botanicals from which they were extracted. Any time you hold a bottle of Young Living’s powerful essential oils, you are holding nature’s pure essence.
Not all Essential Oils are Created Equal
Read labels! Many essential oils found at health food stores and grocery stores are aromatic-grade. This means they are meant for smelling and not for topical or internal use. Many store bought oils contain additives and synthetics. They also may have been distilled in a way that doesn’t guarantee a high quality of therapeutic constituents. It is so important for you to know where your essential oils come from and how they are distilled.
Cheaper is NOT always better! Companies are allowed to put “100% pure” on their labels even if the oils contain additives and synthetics.
Not Young Living. Young Living is not a third party broker of oils, but is a company which embraces each and every step of the essential oil process – regardless of financial viability – in order to provide the highest quality oils possible.
This is why I trust Young Living and ONLY recommend using their essential oils in my recipes.
Young Living is the World Leader in essential oils, offering hundreds of single oils, blends, and oil-infused products that contain the optimal levels of specific, naturally occurring constituents to maximize their benefits. Whether you use the oils for aromatherapy, personal care, or household solutions, every aspect of daily life can benefit from the incorporation of essential oils.
Young Living’s Purpose
Bringing greater wellness and abundance to people all over the world has always been the top priority for Young Living Founder, D. Gary Young. He won’t rest until his unique message and products have been taken to every home in the world.
Seed to Seal
Young Living knows that producing the highest-quality essential oils starts long before the cap is put on the bottle. That’s why their proprietary Seed to Seal® process is the foundation of everything they do. With five careful steps, they make sure only the best products bear the Young Living mark of quality.
1 — Seed
To make the best, Young Living starts with the best seeds and botanicals that have been evaluated for their essential oil-producing potential.
2 — Cultivate
Young Living’s experts travel the world visiting the Young Living farms and their carefully monitored partner growers to make sure cultivation processes meet or exceed the highest standards.
3 — Distill
Young Living’s gentle, proprietary techniques extract essential oils while preserving their precious constituents.
4 — Test
To guarantee consistent, verifiable quality, Young Living’s oils are tested in third-party facilities, as well as their own interneal labs.
5 — Seal
Using state-of-the-art equipment, Young Living’s essential oils are carefully bottled, labeled, and then shipped to members worldwide.
Around the Globe
To ensure that Young Living is able to control every step of the Seed to Seal process, Young Living owns eight farms on four continents and partners or co-op farms with many other farms around the world. Gary Young personally travels the globe to scout farms that offer ideal conditions for growing premium botanicals. This personal, direct involvement in the growing process is what allows Young Living to ensure that each product delivers the purity and efficacy members have come to expect.