Young Living Essential Oils
What Is Young Living?
Young Living Essential Oils creates all-natural oils for the free market, handling the process “from seed to seal.” The company was founded in 1993 by Gary and Mary Young, and it quickly grew into one of the largest and most advanced oil distilleries in America. With headquarters in Utah, Young Living has expanded worldwide and includes offices in Japan, Europe, Singapore, Canada, and Australia. Young Living is dedicated to complete purity in their essential oils, encouraging millions of people to pursue a happier, healthier lifestyle based on the abundance of nature.
Young Living literally made essential oils before it was cool. They made essential oils mainstream, and exposed general culture to the health and wholeness benefits natural resources before the majority of modern medical doctors.
Quality of Young Living Oils
The promise of Young Living is that they handle the product from seed to seal. From the time the resources are grown, through the development process, and up until they are bottled, shipped, shelved, and sold, Young Living is overseeing it all to guarantee nothing less than the best quality and ultimate purity. Owning and operating their own fields, and buying from local and observable farms means that Young Living observes and approves (or rejects) every ingredient before it is used. Their website openly states “If our exhaustive tests show that a product doesn’t meet our standards, we don’t buy it, or we reject the batch.”
Young Living oils are entirely pure, with no added fillers or synthetics to taint the product.
Young Living Production Process
Young Living is dedicated to producing the best of the best, submitting their products to the industry’s finest production process. They use only medical-grade stainless steel distillers and chemical-free water in their distillation process and ensure the perfect temperatures and pressures for ultimate excellence.
Downsides of Young Living Oils
Although resourcing products from their own farms, or other local American farms, does guarantee Young Living’s direct involvement with the growing process, it can make for a lower quality product. There are many herbs and oil ingredients that grow better and richer in their natural environment in other countries and regions. To locally grow and source all of their products can mean that many of the ingredients, while pure, are of lower quality than they would be if sourced from their natural regions.
Young Living also has a questionable legal history, with multiple OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) violations under its belt. One such incident that required OSHA’s involvement was a safety hazard that killed an employee who was steaming ingredients in the workplace.
However, since Young Living has been around the longest, it has had the most time to experiment and result in infractions, and in turn to learn from those violations and improve.
Young Living Accountability
The Young Living farms are accessible to customers everywhere. There are even opportunities for curious customers to experience the harvest and be involved in the distillation process. Because Young Living is the only oil company with all local farms, they are the only company who can offer this opportunity to their customers.
Young Living is also subject to constant examinations to hold them accountable, and currently meets all industry ISO (International Standards Organization) standards, and has regular health and sanitary inspections. They are up-to-par on all of these tests and legally operate in every location.
More Benefits Of Young Living
There are no minimum sales requirements for members. The only requirement to keep a membership active is at least $50 worth of orders placed per year.
Young Living oils don’t have expiration dates and can last indefinitely when stored in the proper environments. With 20 years of experience under its belt, Young Living has a variety of over 180 oils for sale which marks its selection as the largest of any essential oil company. Their strict quality standards guarantee absolute purity in every option.