You may be wondering “why Young Living?”
Believe me, I understand! In a world full of choices, it’s hard to narrow it down to the right one. At the beginning of 2015 I began the daunting task of finding an essential oils brand that I liked for the scent profile in my DIY products. I also wanted to purchase essential oils from a company that I was comfortable with, could trust, had excellent standards and had a pure, organic product (If you need a refresher as to why I became interested in oils you can read more here). As the weeks went by I kept coming back to Young Living. Their product standards, their charitable contributions, their open-door policy for all of their farms, and the amount of time they’ve been in business. Everything they do with their products from start to finish convinced me that I wanted to buy essential oils from Young Living for my business and personal use. I haven’t been disappointed.
What drew me to, and ultimately sold me on, Young Living is their Seed to Seal commitment. This stands out to me because it’s a promise of integrity. Young Living cares for their products from the seeds they select for planting to the final product in the bottle, or Seed to Seal. Seed to Seal means each plant is hand-weeded, there are no pesticides used, no chemicals, and no weed killers. The plants are harvested at their peak. They’re then put through a vigorous testing process. They they go from the farm directly to your home. Seed to Seal is not a slogan, it’s a promise.
So, Why is Seed to Seal important?
You want to feel confident about what you are putting on, and in, your body. You don’t want to use an essential oil that is contains synthetics or is blended with synthetics. I feel safe, and confident, knowing that Young Living has such high standards when it comes to the products available and that what I’m using is the best.
How seriously does Young Living take this?
Not only does Young Living take the seed selection of their crops seriously, they carefully select the GROUND they put their crops into as well. Prior to Young Living purchasing the land for their farm in St. Marie, this area had never been exposed to chemicals, pesticides, or man-made fertilizers. AND Young Living does not use pesticides on their crops. Instead they rely on good, old-fashioned weed pulling and their very own essential oils to deter pests!
Young Living also owns 11 farms all over the world. Why is this important? Young Living wants to provide the most natural environment for their crops so they are planted in their native climates for maximum benefits. This practice also helps minimize pests. The largest herb farm and distillery in the world is located in Mona, Utah and belongs to Young Living. It features 1,400 acres of fragrant herbs and is open to visitors year round. Some of Young Living’s other farms are located in Idaho, Utah, Ecuador, France, Oman and Canada.
You can learn more about this process at www.seedtoseal.com.