Why I choose Young Living
The number one essential oil related question I get asked is why do I use Young Living? Well the answer is easy, from my research they were the best for me and my family. I haven’t always used Young Living oils, and quite honestly when I started out I was VERY hesitant mainly because of the price. I had been using essential oils for years, in fact, my mom used oils on us once in awhile when we were growing up. I had always been aware of their use in medicine in ancient times and always been intrigued by their benefits. I mostly bought from health food stores or online but as I started making shifts in my health and wellness I began to learn the importance of knowing your farmer and the difference between company’s standards and ethics. It became a priority for me to pay the extra expense for better food for my family’s health by ordering direct from my rancher and being a member of our local Co-Op, so why would oils be different?
Why are YL oils more expensive than health food store oils?
This is probably the second most popular question I get asked. The truth is that not all essential oils are created equal. Once I began to learn more about the growing, harvesting and distillation process I began to understand more about the difference between Young Living’s quality and other brands. I know there is a lot of bashing out there between brands. That is something I will not participate in, however, I will share the reasons why I decided Young Living was the best fit to my family, and what I recommend to my clients and audience.
Quality Quality is second to none! Not only do they have the largest selection of individual oils and blends, when I compared the smell of the oils to other brands you could tell the difference in purity. I did a sniff test with my husband when we first got the oils and we could tell a huge difference. It was almost like you could smell the the other oils were adulterated and not as pure.
Young Living is the ONLY essential oil company that owns their farms. They are the only company that plants the seeds for the plants. They grow the plants, harvest the plants, distill the oils, test the oils for quality, package the oils, and mail the oils to me. They are the ONLY essential oil company that does that. Other companies by their oils from third parties and rebottle it with their label and sell it. Because Young Living is involved in the entire process from beginning to end they are the only company who has a Seed to Seal guarantee.
So What is a Seed to Seal Guarantee?
Step 1: Seed
Young Living selects seeds for their scientifically proven ability to become plants with the highest possible levels of bioactive compounds. They partner with partner with university researchers to evaluate and verify the essential oil potential of their seeds.
Step 2: Cultivate
Young Living owns farms around the globe and are dedicated to perfecting responsible and sustainable growing and harvesting methods.
Step 3: Distill
Combining ancient and modern techniques, they use a gentle, proprietary technique for steam extracting essential oils and preserving their precious constituents.
Step 4: Testing
Young Living never accepts diluted, cut, or adulterated oils. Period. The oils are tested in Young Living’s own internal labs, as well as in third-party facilities.
Step 5: Seal
Each oil is bottled, labeled, and shipped by Young Living.
This seed-to-seal process is one of the main reasons why my family only uses Young Living. I prefer to buy direct from the farmer with food and I choose to do the same with ordering my oils! The second reason I choose Young Living is the service and support. Anytime I have a question or need to have something resolved for myself or a customer (which hasn’t happened much) the Customer Service department is easy to access and always ready to correct the problem. Their CS reps are friendly and knowledgable and always willing to help. In addition to the awesome customer service their is a huge network of people within my team to offer inspiration, ideas, recipes and testimonials for using oils. That is something you cannot get when you purchase essential oils from a health food store of online. There are lots of resources and people to network in to ensure that you are using the essential oils to their full potential!
My Personal Testimony
As I said earlier, I was hesitant to try Young Living because I wondered if therapeutic grade oils were worth it. I decided to give it a shot after hearing from some close friends and their amazing testimonials. Within a couple of days I noticed benefits! My kids were calmer and sleeping better, it seemed to help my hubby with feeling stressed from work and we all just felt generally more relaxed, happier and healthier. I couldn’t believe the difference I had experienced compared to the store bought oils I has been using before. Plus I had a large community of Essential Oils enthusiasts to support me as I took a proactive approach to my family’s health and wellbeing. These oils have helped us to save money while living a happier and healthier lifestyle. I have reduced the amount of doctor visits and have replaced my wellness cabinet and personal products with these essential oils. This has helped to reduce the amount of toxins we are exposed to, and because the oils have detoxifying benefits it helps to eliminate poisons we are in contact with. They have been a wonderful addition to our wellness routine and my only regret was that I didn’t try them sooner!
Having been blessed with the opportunity to personally visit the Young Living Lavender Farm in Utah and help plan a lavender harvest, see the seed to seal process with my own eyes and learn from top doctors, scientists and other prominent educational leaders – is my living proof that this is one of the best companies in the world. They allowed us to tour the farm, participate in planting the lavender for the September harvest, they spoiled us with swag bags and gourmet lunches and a Carrie Underwood concert and fireworks show to top it off. It was a fun experience!
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