What’s in Young Living Essential Oils?

Answer: Absolutely nothing but pure essential oils the way Mother Nature intended them to be. Yes, you heard me, – No added fillers, no fake look a-likes just the REAL DEAL.

From Seed to SealR, Young Living’s essential oils are produced with your health in mind.   This short video explains how Young Living strives for excellence. From the time the seed is planted, to the last drop of oil added to the bottle before it is sealed up for your health and protection. The Seed to Seal process is what sets Young Living apart as the world leader in essential oils. It is your peace of mind that counts when purchasing something for yourself or your family. We all want our families to be safe with the products we use every day. You can trust Young Living to makes it totally possible for you to have the best.

Young Living is the only producer of real genuine essential oil in the world. They lead the industry with the designation of genuine, “Therapeutic Grade” essential oils.

So don’t take the Oil Dab-a-Doers word for it. Do your homework. Here are some questions and answers for you to consider when buying an essential oil. Your body depends on your correct choice.

As you think about the following basic questions regarding the purity of essential oils, refer to the Essential Oil Industry chart for the answers. The corresponding colors will give you the answers within the chart. 

  • Are the company’s oils pure, certified, natural, or organic?
  • Are the company’s oils synthetic or nature-identical?
  • Are the company’s oils perfume or flavor grades?
  • Are the company’s oils aromatherapy grade?
  • Are the company’s oils therapeutic grade?

For your consumer education: It seems these days that people have jumped on the “essential oil bandwagon” to cash in on the well-known remedies and cures that essential oils can provide.This is why there are so many designations on EO bottles to get your attention, hoping you don’t know how the EO industry works or how the FDA or UDSA designations work in the United States. Read  what an expert has to say about the matter.

The following is a quote from a third party letter written by Daniel Penoel, MD from France to Young Living Essential Owner, Gary Young.

“Many companies have jumped onto the “aromatic bandwagon” solely for commercial reasons.  They simply do not know the meaning of “genuine” when it is applied to essential oils.  They market products that are made soley for what I call “recreational fragrancing.”  This has nothing to do with medical aromatherapy.

Gary Young, the founder and president of Young Living Essential Oils, understands the huge difference between recreational fragrancing and aromatic medicine.  What makes his company different is that he (Gary Young) does not come from the “business side” but from the natural medicine side.  His goal has been to create a means for producing therapeutic-grade essential oils- oils of the very highest quality –on a very large scale.  While in most cases emphasis on quantity means decreasing quality, this is NOT the case with Young Living!

To be able to certify completely the high grade of his oils, Gary Young has also taken the ultimate step: he has developed his own farms and his own distillation techniques to guarantee the therapeutic quality he seeks.  He has become a true pioneer in developing these operations in the United States.  I wish everyone could see firsthand the Young Living aromatic farms. From the nurseries, the fields, the distilleries, the lab, and the production department, it is an incredible and unforgettable experience!  Everything Rose-Marie and I wanted to see, was shown to us, without concealing anything or any place.  For example, we saw the Bulgarian Rose essential oil with its special wax seal, the hallmark of a genuine essential oil of superb quality.

As always, I brought my own therapeutic-grade essential oils for the seminar, but I had no problems using the Young Living oils as well.  I found them to be top quality, definitely deserving the term ”therapeutic grade.”

I have clearly explained in my book that additional information would be added to essential oils labels in order to identify truly high-quality oils.  Many of these changes are being implemented at Young Living, and I can tell they will be North American leaders in producing and properly marketing the highest grade of essential oils.  Young Living is constantly adding new oils, but their currently available selection-whether freshly cultivated and steam distilled or imported-is ample for all types of therapy.

I am personally delighted and proud to lend my expertise to this unfolding and expanding movement in aromatic medicine in North America.

They (Young Living) are helping to change the course of medicine. They enthusiastically bring their best capacities for the growth and extension of what I call the “ecosystemic medicine of the twenty-first century.”

-Daniel Penoel, MD

Gary Young is the world leader in the art of distillation of essential oils. All of Young Living’s quality has to do with the distillation of oils from their own farms and from their partner farms through-out the world. Young Living has a policy of visiting and evaluating all farms world-wide to make sure the botanical plants are grown to specifications and that distillation is done according to Young Living’s standards of quality, purity and excellence.  There are no short cuts with Young Living. If the oil doesn’t measure up to their standards, YL will reject the oil, which in many cases, is then sold to other companies who add extenders and synthetics and do not care about purity and quality..

“Therapeutic grade” oil as defined by Young Living:

1. Distilled from plants grown wild or cultivated organically in the strictest sense of the word “organic.”

2.  Plants are the proper botanical genus, species, and chemo type.  This is important because there are variations of a species that are easier to grow to get more oil out of them but they don’t have the same chemistry.

3. No chemical fertilizers are added to the soil and crop cultivation is free of herbicides and pesticides.

4. Plants are extracted by steam distillation at minimum temperatures and pressures, as was done in ancient times. It must be understood here that most distillation in the U.S is done at high temperatures and high pressure for a quick turnaround for a profit. This kind of distillation is only concerned with “revenue” produced.

5. No chemical solvents are used in the extraction process.

6. Distillation, condensation, and separation of the oils are performed in vessels of relatively inert materials like good grade stainless steel or glass.  Copper for example can contaminate an oil.

7. Distillation done slowly and gently for a proper length of time to capture all of the compounds both light and heavy.  Sometimes it takes as much as 24 hours to properly produce an essential oil with all the help needed to see the process through.  It is much cheaper to bump up the pressure and finish the job quickly without regard to all constituents in the oil.

8. Oils must be tested for the therapeutic constituents. Which means the chemical profile (GCMS) of the principal constituents should fall within certain standards such as AFNOR. (Association Francaise de Normalization)

9. The oil must be bottled right out of the still, with none of its natural constituents removed and with nothing added.

10  The final question:  Is the container and its lid, or seal, non-reactive, air tight, and a shield from light, such as bottles of brown, amber, or blue glass?