Why Choose Young Living?
Mona Lavender Field at dusk
As the world leader in essential oils, Young Living believes that everyone deserves a life full of abundance and wellness. Their vision is to bring the life-changing benefits of essential oils to every home, family, and lifestyle.
Young Living's story started almost 30 years ago with a simple, home-built essential oil distillery. Today, their farms and community span the globe. Because of their proven commitment to provide nature’s best, millions trust Young Living to deliver superior essential oils.
Through the painstaking steps of Young Living's proprietary Seed to Seal production process, they produce the best, most authentic essential oils in the world. Young Living is committed to providing pure, powerful products for every family and lifestyle, all infused with the life-changing benefits of essential oils. NEVER compromising quality!
For Young Living, the non-negotiable benchmarks for delivering a product that members can feel great about are multifaceted, exacting, and—above all—concrete. Young Living is proud to offer an extensive line of authentic, essential oil-infused solutions that represent the best of nature—all purity, no compromises—through the standards of their groundbreaking Seed to Seal program.
Young Living essential oils are beyond organic. They only use farmland that has not been polluted with herbicides, pesticides, or chemicals for at least 50 years. USDA Certified Organic standards only require 3 years.
Young Living NEVER uses chemical weed killers, employees hand pick all weeds!
Non-GMO seeds (never hybrids) are always sourced and are hand picked from the healthiest looking plants each year.
Young Living essential oils also only EVER touch stainless steel or glass from the time they are distilled until the final product is at your doorstep.
Strict guidelines are followed for cultivating, harvesting and distilling each plant in order to optimize the available chemical constituents for each essential oil. Plant material is harvested at the optimum time, always distilled WITHOUT solvents or chemicals (unlike many other companies) for a precise amount of time, at the precise pressure which is set SPECIFICALLY for each and every plant. This is the key to producing a high quality essential oil. Young Living is also the only company to use special cone-shaped, vertical distillers—designed by D. Gary Young himself which deliver a better grade of oil.
Young Living distills oils at MINIMUM pressures and temperatures to gently coax the oil and all of its compounds into the finished product, even though significant money, time, and labor could be saved by distilling at high pressures and high temperatures. Most of these elements are very fragile and are destroyed by high temperature and high pressure. The vast majority of essential oils from other companies are extracted using high heat, high pressure, and chemical solvents. Although the final product may still contain the aroma of the plant, these harsh processing methods destroy the beneficial chemical constituents of the oils making for a lesser-quality oil.
Using lesser-quality oils for therapeutic purposes is never recommended and can be extremely toxic. Since essential oils are the concentrated essence of the plant, any contaminants in the soil or on the plant will become present in the oil. Quality matters when you are looking to get results!
At the Young Living farms around the world (24 corporate owned farms and partner farms to date and counting as of 2021 & more on the horizon) and their many partner & co-operative farms, they oversee every step of production which Members have always embraced. The Seed to Seal process is a series of rigorous quality control steps to ensure that all oils are authentic and the purest oils you will find.
Performing more tests than any other essential oil company (See which tests HERE) using in-house and third-party labs, they are the only company to submit their essential oils to AIRASE for purity testing. Each Young Living product runs through about 15-20 different tests, and each test is repeated three times. If the product passes those first 45-60 tests, it goes off to be blended or bottled. Then, it’s tested again! By the time you use one of our products, the oil has gone through about 90-120 tests to ensure the highest quality. Young living uses state-of-the-art equipment. They don’t skimp on equipment! Their labs have some of the most advanced scientific equipment available. In fact, Young Living is the only essential oil company to own two Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (IRMS) instruments! IRMS testing is just one method we use to definitively know whether an oil is natural or synthetic, so we know every drop we deliver to you is authentic.
Young Living invites everyone to discover just how far these steps go by welcoming and encouraging us to visit any of the farms to see for ourselves. You can help participate in the planting, harvesting, and distilling! This is why thousands of people choose Young Living Essential Oils.
These Standards ensure that with every targeted supplement, every skin care solution, and every pure essential oil your family uses, you’re enjoying the benefit of Young Living's global resources, industry leadership, and 25 years of innovation. The result? A pristine final product that you know has been created with conscientious sourcing, science, and standards to ensure that you're getting pure essential oils and products you won’t find anywhere else.
Still have questions? See a list of Frequently Asked Questions about Young Living Essential Oils.