Good question, and I was thinking the same thing when signing up. I had been using a lot of different natural products and essential oils in the past myself, but had never tried Young Living before. I immediately saw the difference after using Young Living products only for a short while. As a blogger I am connected to thousands of people, and I had seen a lot of people in my network to have experiences with different essential oil companies over the past couple of years.
I read a lot of information about different companies, and I do recommend you do your own research as well. To me Young Living was a no-brainer just from the caliber of the friends I know recommend it, and how using the oils and selling them have effected positively in my friends and their families. Now I can see and feel it myself!
People turn to Young Living for all sorts of health reasons. But they all stick with Young Living for the same one — results.
I can also say that Young Living was the only company in my research of essential oil companies that could answer all of my questions about purity in a way that was satisfactory to me. Read about their Seed to Seal promise.
Young Living was the only company that has their own farms (in the regions where the plants should be grown), could absolutely guarantee that no pesticides or herbicides were used in the growing of any of their oils (they use essential oils for pest control and they do all of the weeding by hand), has their own testing equipment (they do both in-house and 3rd party testing, and use many different testing methods not just GC/MS which only tests for certain chemicals, not whether those chemicals are synthetic or not), and only uses the first distillation of oils instead of adding chemicals to get more out of the plant.
Young Living also was the only company that was directly in charge of essential oil farming operations. Every other company I researched goes through some kind of an “oil broker” to buy their oils. They have to trust that the oil broker is telling the truth, who has to trust that the essential oil distilleries are telling the truth, who have to trust that the farmers are telling the truth about what they say they are doing.
With Young Living, you just have to trust one company instead of several.
I feel like it’s a trust step either way (anyone could be lying) but I felt the most comfortable trusting Young Living since they are a full-disclosure company. ANYONE can visit the farms, participate in the harvesting and distillation, view the Young Living labs, and see the entire process. That’s not an option with any other company. I really hope to visit some of their farms in the future to see it myself.
not just essential oils
Young Living doesn't just sell essential oils. They offer a vast variety of beauty & hair care, wellness and home products, and also nutritional supplements, vitamins and more. It is easy to lessen the use of harmful chemicals in your everyday life and start feeling better with the natural products by Young Living.
Wellness, purpose, abundance!
Young Living is much more than just a producer of the world's highest quality oils and natural health products. It’s a community of people pursuing better health, better living, and greater abundance guided by a respect for nature and the endless gifts it provides.
It’s also an opportunity to improve the lives of others, with a simple sharing model that can help you earn extra income and enjoy greater time freedom. My mission has always been to inspire and help others to live life to the fullest - Young Living helps me to do it even better now.
You can learn more about Young Living at YoungLiving.com