Seed to Seal is Young Living’s promise to ALWAYS produce 100% pure, unadulterated oils that are scientifically proven to be the highest quality oils on the market. The seeds are harvested from their own farms and they are always non-GMO. The plants are never treated with herbicides or pesticides. And chemicals are never used during the distillation process.
Yes, Young Living owns their own farms! The founder decided early that the only way he could be sure of the quality of the oils was to grow the plants himself. As he said, “The only way to know your oil is to know your soil.” And true to his word, every farm’s soil is chemically analyzed to ensure it has the nutrients the plants will need.
The 3 Pillars of Young Living are Sourcing, Science, and Standards. We just touched on Sourcing. Young Living will never, ever buy essential oils from a third party oil broker. They will always grow the plants on their own farms or on partner farms. Partner farms are frequently small businesses in other areas of the world who agree with Young Living’s exacting standards.
Science is the unbelievable testing and research Young Living puts into their oils. Harvest does not even begin until scientific analysis in the laboratory shows the plants have the highest constituents possible. After harvesting the oils, the lab runs multiple tests during distillation, again before bottling, and then random bottles are tested after bottling is complete. Then Young Living hires a nationally-renowned, independent lab to test the oils again.
What is all this testing looking for? First, they want to ensure no pesticides/herbicides blew onto the plants from neighboring farms and ended up in the essential oil. Then they test the molecular makeup of the oil. Young Living has 30 years of scientific records which they compare their oils to.
What happens if an oil fails these dozens of tests? The oil is not sold. Ever. Instead it will be reused on the farms to repel pests or control dust. While it’s very inconvenient when Young Living runs out of your favorite oil, you know you can trust every product you buy.
Young Living sets the highest standards of any essential oil company in the world. Seed to Seal literally means they control every step of the process from planting the seed to harvest to distillation to bottling to shipping directly to your home. Young Living is the oldest essential oil company in the U.S. and is the company that started the essential oil craze.
Unfortunately most of the newer essential oil companies have decided to cut corners to increase their profits. They buy essential oils by the barrel from third party brokers. If they do distill their own oils, they will often add chemicals to increase the yield and/or distill the oil multiple times. Just like a cup of tea is perfect when brewed for 5 minutes, essential oils are not very good when the same “tea bag” is brewed multiple times.
I barely touched on the 3 Pillars of Seed to Seal. Purity is Young Living’s passion! For more detailed information, please visit SeedtoSeal.com. It explains Young Living’s exacting standards better than I can!