Why I Buy All My Essential Oils From Young Living
The material in this post is for informational/educational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. Please see a qualified health professional for specific health concerns. Essential oils are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases.
Have you noticed that everyone is talking about essential oils right now?
Okay, maybe not everyone. But if you spend much time on Pinterest or natural lifestyle blogs, it’s hard to miss the popularity of essential oils.
I had a few small bottles of essential oils sitting in my cupboard for years. I love using the power of herbs and other plants to support my well-being, so I’m not sure why it took me so long to look more seriously into essential oils.
When I finally did start using them, I discovered that they actually just might live up to all the good things said about them. But that’s a post for another time.
Today, I wanted to talk about one of the hard parts of starting out with essential oils: deciding which company to buy them from. I knew I wanted 100% pure oils from a quality company, and I’m sure you do as well. So that’s what this post is all about.
Thankfully I found a great essential oils company on my first try- Young Living. I don’t say ‘I love’ about many products or companies, but I really do love using essential oils and buying them from Young Living. Here’s why.
(One quick note: The debate about the best place to buy essential oils can go around in circles forever. I have nothing negative to say about any other companies. Young Living was the first essential oil company I bought from, and I plan to stick with them!)
Who Is Young Living?
Young Living was founded in the 1990s by Gary Young and his wife, Mary. Essential oils have been distilled and used for a few thousand years, but Young Living would become the pioneer in bringing oils into modern times and into people’s homes.
Though their headquarters are in Utah, Young Living is now the world leader in essential oils with members and farms all over the world.
A lot of fads come and go depending on what’s popular at the moment. Essential oils would seem to be one of those fads, but not as far as Young Living is concerned.
They didn’t hop on the oil train when they realized how popular this trend was. Instead, they are a major part of the reason high quality essential oils became popular and available in the first place.
Seed To Seal Promise
Something that always concerns me when I’m looking into natural products that are supposed to help me live and feel better is quality. Am I actually getting what I think I’m getting? Can I trust the person or company I’m buying from?
Every single company out there will have something nice on their labels to try and get you to buy their product. I believe that Young Living actually backs up their claims about producing quality oils and supplements with their Seed To Seal promise.
Their commitment to this promise is one of the reasons I chose to buy from them first.
It starts with where and how they source the plants to make their essential oils. They own their own farms and work only with partner farms and suppliers that meet their standards. Throughout the growing process, Young Living is committed to using non-GMOs for their oils. And no pesticides are used on the plants. (Yay!)
This care continues through the distillation process. The majority of the oils are extracted using steam distillation. Citrus oils are extracted by cold-pressing them from the rinds of the fruit. No chemicals are ever used to extract oils or added to the final product afterwards.
Even after ensuring that their farms are using the best growing and distilling practices possible, Young Living still makes use of internal and third-party testing to make sure the end products meet their standards. This means testing for any contaminants and whether each oil meets specifications to determine that it’s 100% pure.
Fun fact: every batch of essential oil is carefully distilled only once so that the right chemical makeup is kept intact. Any material left over from growing and distilling is used as compost (which I think is really cool).
You can read more about their Seed To Seal commitment here. And Young Living’s Vitality essential oils are now Non-GMO Project Verified!
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Essential Oils & Beyond
Now that you have a little background on the journey Young Living’s oils take, let me tell you a little about their product line.
I went to Young Living to buy essential oils, but I found a whole lot more. They have everything from single essential oils to essential oil blends to supplements to household cleaners and supplies. I could go on. They even have a KidScents line which is formulated for children.
If you are at a point in life where you realize the importance of removing toxins and chemicals from your home environment, Young Living can help you replace a lot of cleaners and personal care products with truly all-natural and well formulated alternatives.
Their supplement line, especially, has really impressed me. I always look for the all-natural option when I want to put something in (or on) my body. But who knew that adding specific essential oils to supplements can help the body absorb the nutrients better?* Turns out Young Living did.
I really appreciate how much time, effort, and research Young Living has put into developing all their products, not just the essential oils themselves.
Young Living Will Reward You For Buying
I would buy from Young Living just because I love the difference their oils have made in my life. But it gets better.
If you became a member, you would already get 24% off the retail price of everything. But they also have a program called Essential Rewards where you can get a certain percentage of your monthly order back as points.
The percentage of points you get back will increase the longer you take part in the rewards program. Points can then be used to ‘buy’ whatever products you want. They will also send you a bottle of a different essential oil at 3, 6, 9, and 12 months as a thank you gift.
That’s a big reason why I’m so happy to be a part of and buy my essential oils from Young Living. They truly value their members, and I ended up on a team of people who were happy to help me, support me, and answer any questions I had.
Discover Young Living For Yourself
I could probably make this post twice as long, but I know that your time is valuable. One thing I didn’t mention is how Young Living gives back through their charity the Young Living Foundation. (You can read about that for yourself.)
Feel free to read all about what Young Living has to say in their own words at their website, but here’s my quick summary of why I love this company:
- Pioneers in the essential oil world
- Commitment to quality throughout the growing, distillation, and testing processes
- Large selection of quality, non-toxic, and truly all-natural essential oils and products
- They treat their members well and offer a rewards program
- They give back through charity
Want to know more about their essential oils? Read about my top 10 picks for Best Young Living Essential Oils.
Or if you are ready to go on an amazing essential oils journey with Young Living, get started with one of their Premium Starter Kits! You get all their best oils and automatically become a member, which means you get 24% off all future orders and can earn rewards. (See the form below for more information!)
Here’s to your health, wellness, and essential oils journey, wherever it takes you! I hope you can discover all the benefits of essential oils, whether you choose Young Living or not. Also, if this is all new for you, here’s my guide for how to start using essential oils.
P.S. To learn more about essential oils join my Facebook group! I post lots of videos and tips for beginners (and beyond), and you can ask your essential oil questions. We’d love to have you!
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Young Living products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.