chart of grades of essential oils
This illustration is to help clarify different essential oil qualities you’ll find on the market.

If you found this page, you’re asking the question, “Are Young Living Essential Oils really better?” You’re probably thinking there can’t be that much difference… there are other brands that are 100% pure and they’re probably just as good.

Well, let’s take a look and let you come to your own conclusion. After all, you want to make the best choice with all of the right information. If you’re like most people, you want to make the best choices when it comes to your health. And that’s why you’re here.

If you’re using these oils for your own health and wellness, which one are you willing to trust?

Young Living owns their farms. We’ve visited them and you can, too.



In June 2014, Beth and I traveled to Salt Lake City for Young Living’s International Convention and as part of the trip we made our first visit to Young Living’s Whispering Springs Farm in Mona, Utah. This is a working farm where you can stand in fields of lavender, clary sage and even einkorn wheat.

Did you know that you can help plant or harvest at many of Young Living’s farms? Young Living members can participate in spring planting and harvest activities.

Young Living sets the standard for purity and it begins with their Seed To Seal program. This is Young Living’s commitment to ensuring you receive the highest quality oils available. Young Living takes great care to prepare the soil on virgin land (land that has never had chemical pesticides or fertilizer applied to it), carefully selecting premium heirloom seeds from their own fields, and cultivating at the optimal time for the essential oil’s maximum quality.

The Young Living Opportunity


Watch Young Living members describe their experience at the company’s annual Winter Harvest at the Highland Flats Tree Farm in Idaho

Young Living members describe how much they enjoyed the harvest process and the impactful connections they made with Founder and CEO D. Gary Young and fellow members. As one Winter Harvest attendee puts it, “I have family at home, but I also have family here.”


Ask the right questions.

There’s a lot of misinformation out there. Here are a few questions you can ask to help you determine the authenticity of an oil company. Don’t have anyone to ask? Then you’re likely relying on the advertising agency or marketing team for the answers.

Here are just a few questions you should be asking when someone recommends using their “100% pure oils” from competing brands.

  • How are your essential oils grown What steps are taken to ensure their purity during the growing cycle?
    • Young Living goes to great lengths to prepare the soil long before the seed is even planted. See Video #1 below.
  • Where are your essential oils sourced from?
    • Many companies can claim to have sources from around the world. But a good follow up question is:  “Can you tell me where, exactly?” The answer is probably No. The majority of Young Living Essential Oils independent distributors, however, are well-versed in explaining exactly where the company sources its oils because the company is very transparent and proud of where their oils are sourced.
  • What type of testing does your company take to ensure quality, consistency and purity? Internal or external? Can you show me where I can find that info?
    • This is another strong point of Young Living. Young Living has numerous videos (several on this page – scroll down to Video #7) that clearly explain their arduous internal AND external testing processes.

Of course there are many, many more questions to ask. Any company or brand can make outstanding claims, but only a select few can provide the proof. This is Young Living’s promise as explained in detail with their Seed To Seal® process.

Harvesting Ancient Einkorn Wheat at Whispering Springs Farm in Mona, Utah

See for yourself.

Young Living’s founder, Gary Young, shows you exactly how Young Living produces the highest quality, purest essential oils on the planet. Each of these videos shows – in detail– the incredible effort that goes into every bottle of Young Living Essential Oils.

Young Living goes to great lengths to prepare the soil before planting any seeds.

Video:  “Soil Preparation”

The quality of the plant is a major determining factor in the quality of essential oils.

Video:  “Growing the Plant”

Young Living has mastered the art of distillation.

Video:  “Distillation as an Art”

Every plant species has specific distillation requirements to produce therapeutic grade essential oils.

Video:  “The Distillery”

Extensive testing during distillation is crucial for the consistency, quality and purity of Young Living Essential Oils.

Video:  “The Lab”

Young Living uses 10 different tests to verify purity, quality and consistency of their essential oils, including competitive analysis from other companies.

Video:  “Testing the Oils”

Attention to detail that’s second to none.

Video:  Lab Tests

So what’s your final conclusion?

If you spend the time to do the research, there’s only one conclusion you can make. Young Living Essential Oils are unmatched in the industry. Delivering more than slick marketing copy, Young Living’s Seed To Seal® is more than a slogan, it’s their calling.

So if you have still have questions, are ready to get started, or just need a little guidance, feel free to contact us. We’re here to help you make sense of everything that is Young Living Essential Oils!

You can also listen to our training call (right-click and “Save Link As” to download it) where we discuss all of the ways that Young Living simply is unmatched in purity and quality of therapeutic-grade essential oils.

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