Despite all the time and expenses put into the process, if the oils don't meet Young Living standards, they do not sell it. Period. That's another reason why to use YL, you can trust the quality. Yes, sometimes our oils go out of stock. It's because we rely on things like nature, and test rigorously, and we would rather wait for our oils than to have them synthetically made in a lab.
Young Living has its own distilleries and years of experience. It's a dance of art and science, and without that knowledge, it's so easy to get it wrong.
Here's an example:
CYPRESS ESSENTIAL OIL - with 280 known chemical constituents.
If you want the best Cypress, the kind that does the job it's intended to do, you need to distill it properly, fo rate right amount of time. This is why you go to the company that knows essential oils and their properties, and knows how to distill them properly. This is why farms and distilleries matter. It's the difference between an oil with full benefits, or one that has no benefits to us.
- If it is distilled for 20 hours you only get 20 properties.
- If distilled for 26 hours you get NONE of the properties.
- Most market cypress is distilled for 3.5 hours.
- The correct length of time for distilling cypress is 24 hours to get the full 280 properties.
We are so thankful for Young Living's Seed to Seal® process. It's unmatched, detailed, and controlled. For more information, go to http://www.seedtoseal.com/en/process
Here's the deal: most of the oils sold do not go through the same processes that Young Living oils do. The overwhelming majority of essential oil companies out there do not own their own farms. As a result, they do not have control over how the plants are planted, cared for, harvested, distilled or tested. They buy in bulk, fill their own bottles and slap a label and call it good. Do you want to know where your oils come from, if they were sprayed, how they were cared for? I know I do!
What I also want are pure oils that aren't bought in bulk, diluted with synthetic fillers, and then sold to us for our family's use. It's not use replacing chemicals with essential oils filled with chemicals, right? I want oils that have come from plants from farmers I trust, from a company that owns their own farms and distilleries, that have invested decades of time, effort, innovation, sweat, tears, and yes, money, into the process.
Young Living has been the world leader for over 25 years for a reason, and we are so thankful to have the access that we do to this quality of oils!