About Young Living – Why Young Living Essential Oils – What’s So Special?
As the world leader in essential oils, Young Living invests significantly in quality assurance. Our Research and Development team has more than 180 years of combined experience in analytical chemistry. We are committed to quality and purity and to providing the best products possible to our customers.
“True healing oils are expensive to produce and the temptation to commit fraud is rampant in the industry, which is why you want to purchase oils from producers where you can identify the grower, the distiller and the packager. Anywhere along this production chain, from growing soil to bottled oil, tampering can occur to increase profits. To make matters worse, there is no well regulated labelling laws in the United States as there are in Europe.”(1)
Please understand that many oil companies purchase their oils from 3rd party oil distilleries. These 3rd party distilleries focus on quantity over quality, which means the oils they produce are commonly distilled more than once or in ways to hurry the process – thereby depleting the oil’s therapeutic value.
Oils from companies who purchase 3rd party distilled oils are therefore technically ‘pure’ and ‘organic’ but degraded through distilling short-cuts. A good example of this is using a tea bag multiple times to brew tea.
Young Living does not purchase their oils from 3rd party distilleries, and their Seed to Seal production ensures that their oils are authentic, therapeutic-grade and the purest oils you can find in the world. How pure? Many of their oils contain supplement labels on them. Young Living’s quality standard is much more robust than simply being organic.
This is why thousands of people choose Young Living Essential Oils.
…. and just some further thoughts ….
I get this all the time: “I brought you some specially blessed Frankincense Oil from my trip to the Holy Land!” … what do you say to such a kind, enthusiastic, and well meaning person?
Very often the label will read something like: “This product is genuine” … genuine ‘what’? Everything is genuine something. Sometimes an oil purchased at a health store carries a lable like “100% pure, organic, and natural.” They may even say “therapeutic grade.” Most of the time, this would be an outright lie, but a legal one since no government agency has defined the term “therapeutic” and no government agency, as yet, regulates the content of labels on essential oils in a way that would remedy such deceptions. (1)
What does 100% Organic, pure, natural, therapeutic really mean?
The 100% quantitative term does not really mean 100%. In some cases 100% can mean as little as 10% of the real stuff while the rest may be colourless, odourless petrochemical, quite OK in the retail trade.
What does organic mean? “Grown naturally without poisons or chemicals.” To organic chemists, this term means, “composed of carbon compounds.” In other words, by that definition, gasoline is organic, and so is pure rubbing alcohol, and Dioxin, a known carcinogen.
Highly toxic industrial solvents such as benzene, hexane, toluene, xylene, and carbon tetrachloride are organic. By this definition, every artificial compound synthesized by an organic chemical laboratory is “organic”. So when these adulterants are added to essential oil, the term “organic” can still legally be used, implying one thing to an organic chemist yet something quite different to an unsuspecting customer.
Some of the dilutants used in essential oils are odourless, colourless petrochemicals (which are cheap). However, such components can be harmful to one’s health when applied to the skin, taken internally, or inhaled over a period of time. The common availability of such adulterated oils has caused some aromatherapists, who unsuspectingly and routinely use such products, to conclude that it is not safe to use an essential oil directly (neat) without diluting it down to a 2-5% concentration in a neutral fatty base. If such an aromatherapist would seek out a reliable source of truly pure therapeutic grade oils, they would find that applying essential oils neat is perfectly safe (with a few exceptions) and of far greater therapeutic value than using them diluted.
British aromatherapists generally never apply essential oils neat to the skin of fear of toxic reactions. In fact most British users of essential oils are horrified at the thought of applying pure essential oils to the body and disbelieve that Esther of the Bible (Esther 2:12) really rubbed pure oil of myrrh over her body for six months in preparation for her marriage to the king.
Natural? What is “Natural”?
Any compound that can be produced synthetically by a laboratory that is also found in nature can be legally labelled and sold as “natural”, even though the process by which it was produced was totally unnatural, and the raw products from which it was manufactured may have been petroleum, coal, or natural gas.
The electromagnetic frequencies present in natural oils is absent in the synthetically produced version. The naturally occurring electromagnetic frequencies cannot be duplicated or manufactured. Electricity, life force, and subtle energies are beyond chemistry.
A chemist, with all his or her equipment, may not be able to determine the difference between natural and the laboratory produced products, but he discerning powers of the human body can tell the two apart instantly and reacts accordingly.
In Europe the ISO (International Standardization Organization) in Geneva, Switzerland, a world wide federation of national standards bodies drawn from 130 countries, has adopted the AFNOR (Association Française de Normalization) and AFNOR-EC Association Française de Normalization – European Commission) standards for essential oils as the international standard.
There is only one North American company that routinely sends oils samples for independent AFNOR testing, and that is Young Living Essential Oils, Inc.
In addition to meeting AFNOR standards, therapeutic grade oils must also be organically grown, unadulterated, properly distilled, and meet other criteria which Young Living Essential Oils do. (1)
During my time at the University of Westminster in London, UK, I decided to link psychology with the study on therapeutic properties and uses of essential oils. It was here that I discovered that even the most expensive brands did not produce essential oils that actually truthfully resembled the smell of the original plant. (God knows what else did not truthfully resemble the quality of a 100 percent pure, therapeutic grade essential oil).
It was only when I was introduced to the Young Living brand that I was satisfied to be willing to use their oils on my own family and my clients.
Not only do they triumph in their organic purity and top medicinal grade, but they are so fine in their molecular structure that they are able to permeate the so-called ‘blood-brain-barrier’ to give the benefits of pharmaceutical drugs without the less then desired side effects.
If that was not good enough, these Young Living oils and especially their carefully crafted blends, grouping selected oil essences for specific benefits, have been tested for their energetic vibrational quality. For those of you who are knowledgeable about energy medicine and energy psychology, this is very good news indeed!
The following is from the Young Living Essential Oils website regarding the Quality Process:
“Strict attention to detail—from the seeds sown to the plants harvested—ensures that the oils you obtain from Young Living are the purest, most potent essential oils available. This precise, detailed method is known as the Seed to Seal process.
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.
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.
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.
Young Living completes the Seed to Seal process by carefully sealing each bottle of essential oil before shipping them to members worldwide.”
Our community of wellness started small in 1993, when D. Gary Young and Mary Young developed their first organic herb farming and distillation operation. At the time, Gary Young had already discovered the incredible power of essential oils, but because the quality of available oils varied so greatly, he’d been unable to fully harness their potential.
Mary’s previous experience in the direct-selling industry enabled the Youngs to fulfill their vision and establish a business that would empower its members to share truly pure essential oils with the world.
After establishing Young Living in 1994, the Youngs developed more farmland in Utah and Idaho and began cultivating lavender, peppermint, melissa, clary sage, and many other herbs.
Mary and Gary Young – Founders of Young Living
“Through the painstaking steps of our proprietary Seed to Seal production process, we produce the best, most authentic essential oils in the world. We are committed to providing pure, powerful products for every family and lifestyle, all infused with the life-changing benefits of our essential oils.” ~ Gary Young
Fueled by a growing demand for top-quality essential oils, Young Living designed and built the largest, most technologically advanced essential oil distillery in North America. In harmony with these efforts, Young Living developed its groundbreaking Seed to Seal® process, which preserves the integrity and potency of essential oils through every step of the production process.
Through Gary and Mary’s combined leadership, Young Living has grown to become the world leader in essential oils and wellness solutions. Headquartered in Lehi, Utah, with offices in Australia, Europe, Canada, Japan, and Singapore, as well as farms around the world, Young Living stays true to the Youngs’ original vision. With our steadfast commitment to essential oil purity, we’ve inspired millions of people everywhere to experience nature’s gifts of wellness, to create abundance as Young Living members, and to discover new opportunities for lifelong transformations.
Young Living Mission
“We honor our stewardship to champion nature’s living energy, essential oils, by fostering a community of healing and discovery while inspiring individuals to wellness, purpose, and abundance.”
(1) Information taken from Dr.David Stewart’s book: “Healing Oils of the Bible
Chapter 13 “Oils that heal Versus Oils that Don’t”