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.
HERE'S AN EXAMPLE!
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.