Seed to Seal

Young Living's Quality Commitment. 

Essential oils are powerful plant extracts and when you decide to incorporate them in your home, it matters that the ones you’re using are high quality. Why? Because they’re far more than just pretty scents. It takes only 26 seconds for oils to be absorbed into your bloodstream from topical application. It takes less than 10 seconds for oils to affect your limbic system when inhaling their scent molecules.  Their molecules work with our bodies and if we’re using them properly and responsibly, we can experience multiple benefits.


 

When you grab your bottle of oil, do you know where it’s been produced? Do you know where the plants are grown and distilled, what kind of soil are their growing on etc.? If not, you don’t know what you’re holding. High-quality oils can’t come from a low-quality source. That’s why Sourcing is a pillar of our Seed to Seal commitment. Before we even plant one seed at a Young Living farm or a partner farm, our scientists test the soil, water, and other environmental factors to make sure everything meets our standards.



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 seen this first hand at their Mona, Utah  farm.  Anyone can go visit a YL farm, whether you are a member of  YL or not!


 

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 favourite 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.



There are, as of yet, no standards for therapeutic-grade essential oils set by any government agency in North America and so labeling fraud is rampant. Therefore, to be sure you are getting TRUE therapeutic-grade essential oils, you need to know your grower, your distiller, your packager, and your distributor because anywhere along this chain of delivery, oils can be compromised.


 

There’s a reason Young Living has been the world leader in essential oils for 22 years!


 

Here's an amazing example:


 

At convention, they let us know that the week before, Young Living rejected 7,000 kilos of Peppermint because it did not meet our standards. Their state of the art machinery detected one part per billion of mercury in the batch, and sent it right back. For reference, that's equivalent to one drop in an Olympic-sized swimming pool


 

The cost to our company was NOT a factor in the decision. The fact that it had the potential to throw a very crucial and popular oil out of stock did NOT factor into the decision. If it doesn't meet our standards, it doesn't get sold. Period.


 

Wonder what company bought that rejected oil?


 

We run 15-20 tests on each oil.
 

Twice.


 

And we have outside labs who test for us again. They are the same labs that the FBI and Scotland Yards use.

We are the only company who has our own Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (IRMS) machine. Actually, we have two. Scientists are trained for two years to learn how to use it.


 

We measure the amount of carbon isotope ratios in the oils to make sure it matches the CIR in the atmosphere...because our plants get their oils from the atmosphere. So it needs to be the same. Synthetic oils don't match the atmosphere. 


 

So next time someone says Seed to Seal is just a name, think again.



*adapted from RCD Annie Hauser*