What is the difference between buying essential oils from Young Living and buying them at a natural food store?
It seems that most people don’t believe or know why quality matters in essential oils. Unfortunately this misunderstanding of essential oils could pose a real health and safety problem for many who look into using essential oils for medicinal support and purposes.
It isn’t possible that the peppermint, lavender or orange oil that is on the natural store shelf could be diluted, have added synthetic chemicals, or been extracted from it’s host using solvents? It’s labeled “pure”, right?
FDA Says Only 5% of Ingredient = ‘pure’
In her book, Their Leaves for Healing: The Divine Gift of Plants That Heal, Elizabeth Flores writes that:
90% of what is sold in the United States as ‘pure’ essential oil is fragrance-grade and diluted. (The FDA has determined that a product need contain only 5% of the ingredient on the label in order to use the word pure.) These oils are found on the shelves of many health food stores and at online discount houses. They may be less expensive, but they will not be useful for healing.
Most oil companies are brokers: they purchase oils in large quantities and re-bottle them with their own labels (without testing or ensuring quality, SCARY). Most essential oils on the market are diluted with carrier oils and synthetics making them not “therapeutic grade,” or 100% pure, no matter how they have been labeled. These terms are not regulated for any adherence to a quality standard.
What I do want you to know is what Young Living considers “pure” and “therapeutic grade”.
Young Living essential oils are:
- 100% pure
- Sourced only from known botanical species
- Sustainably grown and harvested
- Grown on chemical-free lands in carefully nourished soil (organic)
- Unmatched throughout the essential oils industry
- So pure and natural, they’re used and recommended by integrative health professionals around the world
- Young Living is the only company that owns their own farms and distilleries, as far as I know.
Examples of what it takes to produce “pure” essential oils
- Rose Oil – it takes 5000 pounds of roses to make just one 1 pound of essential oil.
- Cypress – “Here is an example of the importance of precise timing during distillation. Cypress has 280 known chemical constituents, and all 280 constituents must be present for Cypress to have medicinal and healing potency. If it is distilled for 20 hours, only 20 of the 280 properties are released. If distilled for 26 hours, none of the properties are released. Most Cypress available in the US market is distilled for about 3 1/2 hours. The correct length of time for distilling Cypress is 24 hours, releasing all 280 properties.” Debra Raybern
- For greater detail on Young Living’s process visit their Seed to Seal website. AMAZING!
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