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The essential oils business is booming. In a sea of choices, how do you choose the right oil company for you? And why should it be Young Living?


For starters, let’s talk regulations and labeling — or more like the lack thereof. Did you know that in order for a company to label an essential oil 100% pure, it only has to contain a small percentage of essential oil? The remainder of that bargain essential oil you checked out at the grocery store last week probably contains synthetic fillers that not only make it less effective, but could also cause skin irritations or a health risk. Does the ingredient list on your bottle truly tell you everything in it? But my essential oil is labeled organic, you say? That’s what we thought too, until we realized our organic bottle of Spearmint essential oil also said not for ingestion. Unfortunately, the term organic is not regulated by the FDA in regards to essential oils. In fact, the FDA does not currently certify essential oils. Don’t be fooled by savvy marketing “certifications” and qualifications. The process used to grow, harvest, and distill essential oils is critical to the end product. This is why it is so important to choose a company you can trust. The only way to know the quality and power of your essential oil is to know every part of the process.


Young Living’s oils are different because of their unmatched commitment to producing a pure, unadulterated oil. This commitment to quality means they control every part of the process — from cultivating the seeds, planting them on their farms or with trusted partners (with the same high-quality standards), weeding the crops BY HAND, harvesting and distilling on-site, to testing and the finally sealing the bottles before shipping them directly to your doorstep.

We chose Young Living because of their commitment to the earth, quality, and reputation of integrity and transparency. Their rigorous standards are upheld by the Young Living Seed to Seal commitment Every step from planting to bottling is detailed and controlled. We like knowing that with every Young Living essential oil, supplement, skin care product, and cleaner we use, we’re getting truly pure, unadulterated products. No fillers, toxic extenders, or synthetic materials are used anywhere in the process. This is what makes Young Living different. It’s the reason they’re the only essential oils we will use.


We love a bargain, but when it comes to essential oils, you literally get what you pay for. It takes approximately 75 Lemon to make just one 15 ml bottle of Lemon essential oil. Cypress essential has 280 known constituents. If you distill it for 20 hours you only get 20 constituents, if you distill it for 26 hours you get none! Most Cypress essential oil on the market is only distilled for 3.5 hours. If you want your Cypress essential oil to do what it’s intended to do, you MUST get all 280 constituents, which means your distiller better know exactly what they’re doing. This process takes time, money, and EXPERIENCE.


Young Living is often more expensive than other brands because of this — they know when to plant, when to harvest, and exactly how long to distill the plant to produce an essential oil for true therapeutic use. If at any point during the process, something doesn’t meet their standards, they don’t sell it. This means sometimes our favorite oils and products go out of stock, but we recognize and respect that our oil company isn’t in business just to make a quick buck. Quality and integrity is the core of this company and that is reflected in every top notch oil and product we use.