A Brief Overview
~ An essential oil is the aromatic, volatile liquid that can be found in leaves, petals, roots, seeds, bark, stems and fruits of plants and is extracted through steam distillation. Essential oils are 10 to 10,000 times more potent than dried herbs.
~ Therapeutic grade, organically grown as a result of Gary Young’s commitment to providing the purest oils from the highest quality of plants has gained great attention.
~ Currently offering more than 500 products in 100 different foreign markets that spans five continents.
Young Living (YL) Therapeutic Grade essential oils have the complete optimal blend of plant chemicals to ensure maximum potency and results. They may be used by inhalation, topical application or through internal consumption.
Plants contain complex and powerful substances known as essential oils, derived from shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes and seeds. These distinctive and aromatic components defend plants from insects, harsh environmental conditions and disease. Referred to as the essence of the plant, pure essential oils not only protect the plant but also determine its aroma.
Essential oils have been used throughout time dating back to 4500 BC: perfumes/aromatherapy, cooking, and for medicinal purposes. Modern day research shows that pure essential oils provide similar benefits to humans and animals as they give to plants.
YL offers the purest, unadulterated, therapeutic-grade essential oils by carefully controlling the entire Seed-to-Seal process (from wherever the seed is sourced until the oil is sealed in the bottle). The process can be summarized through five basic steps:
- Species certifications involve scientific research, field study, university documentation, and on-site planting certification.
- Through plant cultivation at the five YL farms, the company continually conducts research and works to produce the highest quality of aromatic plants, and further passed on to the co-op farms to make sure the highest standards are met.
- Once harvested, YL’s proprietary, low-temp, low-pressure steam distillation process ensures that the beneficial plant compounds remain uncompromised during the extraction process. Oils are further lab-analyzed to determine quality before being sent to the bottling facility.
- Each essential oil must pass stringent testing to assure optimal bioactive compounds are present. YL uses its own internal and third-party testing labs to verify purity and potency standards are met. Over the last 12 years, YL has compiled and categorized over 280,000 references to its library for uncontested plant identy.
YL completes the Seed-to-Seal process by carefully filling each bottle of essential oil at its own new, high-tech, state-of-the-art production facility prior to final inspection and shipment.
Plants: Young Living has extensive experience in selecting the correct species of premium plants, planting under optimal conditions, using ideal soil and natural methods to encourage growth and knowing the precise time to harvest each crop.
Preparation: Young Living ensures maintenance of proper temperature throughout the distillation process and strictly monitors pressure, time, equipment and batch size.
Purity: Every batch of essential oil bottled by Young Living is subjected to stringent laboratory testing to ensure the oils have the strongest desired properties.
Potency: Each oil has the optimum level of natural plant chemicals that are guaranteed to work for your needs.
For detailed information about Young Living Essential Oils and the four oil-infused life style product lines, please visit: https://www.youngliving.org/lightlifeenergy