So what exactly is an essential oil?

To put it quite simply, essential oils are plants that have been steam distilled or cold pressed (depending on the plant) to extract the therapeutic oil that it contains. You know when you snap a flower stem or branch and fluid starts to gather at the break? That's the essential oil coming to heal it. Essential oils are the plants immune system.

Essential oils have been used medicinally for centuries, but the way that we get them now is far more scientific and pure. We know more about how delicate essential oils are than ever before. The distillation or cold pressing of the oils is the most critical part and it's what sets Young Living a part from other companies. 

Once the oil touches our skin or is ingested into the body (either by swallowing or inhaling) it starts to heal us in the same way it heals a plant. After applying an essential oil, within 20 seconds it can be found in the blood stream. After 2 minutes it’s reached your brain and after twenty minutes it’s now effected every cell in your body.

Essential oils have been used for thousands of years for their therapeutic properties. Young Living has always been at the forefront of bringing this ancient tradition to modern users. Every time that you hold a bottle of Young Living powerful essential oils, you are holding the pure essence of botanicals that can be diffused, inhaled or applied topically.

But, essential oils are not made equal. In fact, most essential oils on the market contain less than 2% of the oil they claim to be. You can read more about the self-regulated fragrance industry here. Young Living is the only company that can verify the origin of every singly oil they produce. This is because they are the only company who own their own farms. They don’t buy from oil brokers, there’s no third party in the middle of the sale. We call it Seed to Seal, which means that from the second the seed is planted in the ground, to the moment the cap is sealed onto the bottle, Young Living oversees the entire process.

The only time a sample of our essential oils leave our site is when they are sent to third party labs for safety testing, yet another safety guard that only Young Living upholds.

You can read more about the quality of Young Living, and why they have remained the industry leader for decades, here:

https://www.youngliving.com/en_AU/discover/quality/Young_Living_Quality