Why Young Living?

Okay guys, listen up. 
We are so crazy passionate about Young Living here, and I'm gonna break it down for ya.

The vast majority of essential oils on the market today are only suitable for cosmetics and perfumes. The reason Young Living’s oils are so different is their unmatched commitment to producing a pure, unadulterated oil. Young Living’s devotion to their Seed to Seal process means they’ve invested in their own farms, care for and nurture their own plants, trees, and shrubs, and finally distill, test, and bottle the oils that arrive on your doorstep.

I've personally seen this first hand dozens of times at the farms in Mona, Utah. I've spent a week at our Highlands Flats Idaho farm participating in Winter Harvest, where we helped out from bringing down the trees, chipping them, and putting them in the distiller to create our amazing Idaho Grand Fir oil. I still have a special bottle of oil that I helped distill that sits in a special spot on my oil shelf!

Over the years I've also visited our farms elsewhere in the US, including Hawaii... and have spent some magical days walking through our plants in Ecuador, Australia, and Spain. Anyone can go visit a YL farm! DO IT. It will blow your mind.

If at any point in the production process something doesn’t meet their standards, they get rid of it and start again. Because of this, our favorite oils sometimes go out of stock… and we are happy about it! Because we love getting our oils from a company that doesn’t crank them out quickly in a lab to make a buck, but waits on the plants to grow (no synthetics) and until the batch is perfect.
They accept nothing less.

No other company owns farms or distilleries. Repeat. NONE. 

Let me give you an example of how important it is for a company to know the right time of day to harvest the plant and exactly how long to distill the plant to produce the chemical compounds the plant contains that are helpful to our bodies.


CYPRESS ESSENTIAL OIL: which has 280 known chemical constituents.
  • If it is distilled for 20 hours you only get 20 properties.
  • If distilled for 26 hours you get NONE of the properties.
  • Most market cypress is 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, you MUST get ALL 280 constituents, no more, no less. Most people 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 contains no benefit to us.
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This is called Young Living’s Seed to Seal® process. And it is unmatched. Every step from planting to bottling is detailed and controlled.

Check out this website for more information on the Seed to Seal® guarantee:http://www.seedtoseal.com/en/process

But Young Living is more expensive, right? You’re right, often times it is and “you get what you pay for” has never been more true. Young Living is more expensive than other brands and oils you can find at Whole Foods or on Amazon because of its Seed to Seal promise. An ever-growing number of marketers have jumped on the essential oils bandwagon looking for an easy way to make a lot of money. Most of these oils are cheap imitations, purchased wholesale in large quantities, diluted with synthetic additives, and rebottled before being sold to you.

That’s not okay for us. We want the best for our families and we don’t want to “save money” short-term only to spend more long-term because we used something that didn’t do what it was supposed to or even harmed us.

Some of the other companies may claim that their oils are organic. Unfortunately, the term “organic” is not regulated by the FDA in regards to essential oils. They do not certify or grade essential oils so any oil you see making those claims is simply using the word. They did not have to do anything to earn it.

If you cannot walk onto your oil company's farms and watch them distill their oils at their very own distilleries, then don't use it. There’s a reason Young Living has been the world leader in essential oils for nearly 30 years!

From time to time there are questions floating around about Young Living. You can always find the answers to your questions at this page -- or submit a question if you don't see it yet! 

Copyright Erin Rodgers