Here's How to Know What to Look For...
Essential Oils have become extremely popular.
And with good reason...
Essential oils can be an excellent way for you to support your family's overall well-being.
But before you begin benefiting from all that essential oils have to offer, there are a few things you need to know...
About 98% of the essential oils on the market today are made for flavoring or giving off a fragrance.
These oils are manufactured as inexpensively as possible, and the processes used to make them involve a lot of chemicals... including pesticides, fertilizers, solvents and other additives.
Even food grade oils contain only a small percentage of essential oil, as they are diluted with carrier oils to cut down the cost.
Many of these oils also contain preservatives.
Due to the lower standards of food and perfume grade essential oils, personally, I would never use them for therapeutic reasons.
The remaining 2% of essential oils available are what are often called “therapeutic-grade.”
It is important to be aware that even if an essential oil is called pure or therapeutic-grade, you can't be certain of its quality.
Manufacturers are only required to have 5% of the active ingredient, or the actual oil, in the bottle in order to call it pure.
That means a bottle may be labeled “100 Percent Pure Essential Oil,” when in fact just 5% of the bottle's content is pure essential oil.
It says nothing about the remaining contents of the bottle – which is definitely a concern as some “pure, therapeutic-grade” oils have been found to have harmful ingredients such as parafin solvents.
Not only that... you don't know how that '5% pure essential oil' was gathered.
This is critical as well... because to be sure your product has pure, therapeutic components, the company producing the essential oil needs to oversee the process... ideally by having its own farms, distilleries, and testing facilities.
In the end, being assured you possess a quality essential oil comes down to knowing and trusting your supplier.
That's why I rely on Young Living as the supplier of my essential oils.... it's a company I've come to know and trust.
Young Living has eight farms globally. I've been able to visit four of them so far. And my son has also worked at one of the farms harvesting trees to make Idaho Blue Spruce essential oil.
Having its own farms gives Young Living a great advantage when it comes to maintaining the quality of its products, because it means the company is able to control – as much as humanly possible – the condition of the raw materials that produce essential oils.
Besides having its own farms, Young Living also has its own distilleries and laboratories.
When an essential oil is distilled, it must be done according to strict time, temperature and pressure standards. If these standards aren't followed, therapeutic constituents can be lost.
Once the product of essential oil distillation is collected, it must be tested to assure its quality.
Since Young Living also owns its own distilleries and labs, it's in a position to maintain the highest quality possible.
For more than two decades, Young Living's commitment to excellence – combined with its growing number of farms and facilities – has led to the development of its “Seed to Seal” process.
Through this process, Young Living has set the standard for purity and authenticity by carefully monitoring the production of its oils from beginning to end... ensuring the purity of each essential oil and protecting nature’s living energy in every bottle.
Powerful, effective essential oils come from seeds and plants that are verified for their essential oil potential by Young Living experts, partnering with university experts.
Young Living farms, located around the globe, are dedicated to perfecting the best growing and harvesting methods. Their experts also travel the world visiting co-op farms to verify that their growing and cultivating processes match their standards. These operations provide an ongoing source for essential oils that meet Young Living’s demand for quality.
Combining ancient and modern techniques, Young Living is recognized as an innovator in essential oil distillation. The company uses a gentle, proprietary technique for steam extracting the most effective essential oils, as well as using cold pressing and resin tapping methods for select oils.
Young Living never accepts diluted, cut, or adulterated oils. To guarantee consistent quality, Young Living oils are tested in the company's own internal labs, as well as in third-party facilities, to ensure they meet stringent specifications, exceed international standards, and contain the optimal levels of natural bioactive compounds.
Young Living completes the Seed to Seal process in its 107,000-square-foot facility in Spanish Fork, Utah. Using state-of-the-art equipment, each essential oil is carefully bottled into protective amber glass bottles—ready to be shipped to members worldwide.
Thanks to the unsurpassed commitment demonstrated by the “Seed to Seal” process, you can be confident that the Young Living essential oils you use in your home are safe and effective.
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