ABOUT YOUNG LIVING OILS COMPANY
Don’t be fooled by imitation oils y’all. I can’t speak to the quality of other companies, but I can say that Young Living was the only company in my research of essential oil companies that could answer all of my questions about purity in a way that was satisfactory to me.
I’m often asked what the difference is between doTerra and Young Living….here are 4 things that stand out to me after much research!
- YL has existed since 1993 and has much more experience in growing and distilling, along with research.
- YL has 9 of their own farms on 4 continents and a Seed to Seal guarantee. You can actually tour the farms, and even participate in plantings and harvests. DT has none of their own farms, they simply bottle oil from their suppliers.
- DT was formed in 2008 by former YL executives who set up DT almost identical to YL. Many of their blends are nearly the same and even have similar names. This to me, was a huge ethical issue.
- YL has many more oils, and adds more every year.
Young Living is the only company that has their own farms (in the regions where the plants should be grown), could absolutely guarantee that no pesticides or herbicides were used in the growing of any of their oils (they use essential oils for pest control and they do all of the weeding by hand), has their own testing equipment (they do both in-house and 3rd party testing, and use many different testing methods not just GC/MS which only tests for certain chemicals, not whether those chemicals are synthetic or not), and only uses the first distillation of oils instead of adding chemicals to get more out of the plant.
Young Living also is the only company that was directly in charge of essential oil farming operations. Every other company I researched goes through some kind of an “oil broker” to buy their oils. They have to trust that the oil broker is telling the truth, who has to trust that the essential oil distilleries are telling the truth, who have to trust that the farmers are telling the truth about what they say they are doing. With Young Living, you just have to trust one company instead of several.
I feel like it’s a trust step either way (anyone could be lying) but I felt the most comfortable trusting Young Living since they are a full-disclosure company. ANYONE can visit the farms, participate in the harvesting and distillation, view the Young Living labs, and see the entire process. That’s not an option with any other company. I think most of us are skeptic by nature but when you think about how our ancestors used organic methods like plants, oils from nuts, and so on, to heal themselves, you’ll begin to understand why the Young Living Essential Oils work so well. If you are going to be ingesting oils, rubbing them on you, etc…you need to get them from Young Living. I can’t stress that enough!
Buy Young Living Essential Oils today, and get reap the benefits of wellness!