YL’s Seed To Seal Process
Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ standard is so you know that every essential oil Young Living or its partners distill or source has the proper blend of natural constituents and works exactly the way you expect. Because when it comes to essential oils, how well they work is what matters most. Even though perfume oils and fragrances smell good, they lack the natural plant properties that make healing possible. Young Living’s unique Four Ps process—Plants, Preparation, Purity, and Potency—shows what every Young Living essential oil must go through to meet this high standard:
An oil’s potency can be affected not only by selecting the proper plant to cultivate, but also by where the plant is grown, the quality of soil in which the seed is planted, and even the time of day it’s harvested. Young Living has extensive experience selecting the correct species of plant for desired oil potency, planting under optimal conditions, using ideal soil and natural methods to encourage growth, and knowing the precise time to harvest each crop. Only those plants produce the most active and widest array of therapeutic compounds are selected.
Once the optimal soil, plant, cultivation, and harvesting conditions have bee adhered to, the plants must be distilled properly in order to meet Young Living Therapeutic standards. Young Living uses gentle, proprietary technique for steam-extracting the most potent essential oils, which remains unmatched throughout the essential oils industry. To meet Young Living Therapeutic Grade distillation standards, proper temperature must be maintained throughout the distillation process, and pressure, length of time, equipment, and batch size are strictly monitored.
Young Living Therapeutic Grade standards prohibit the acceptance of any diluted, cut, or adulterated oils. Every product Young Living produces—essential oils, blends, nutritional supplements, or personal care—meets strict purity standards. Every batch of essential oils is subjected to rigorous, state-of-the-art analysis at the Young Living quality control lab. Using some of the most advanced equipment in the world, their scientists subject every batch of essential oils to Gas Chromatograph and Mass Spectrometer testing, and heavy metals analysis. Oils that exhibit even the slightest hint of possible adulteration or tampering are rejected.
The culmination of the preceding three stages, Potency means that the naturally occurring compounds contained in each essential oil product are of the highest and most consistent bioactive levels. Without strict adherence to the Young Living Therapeutic Grade standard in the Plants, Preparation, and Purity phases, the final product would not have the necessary potency to work exactly the way you expected.