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Essential oils can vary drastically in their make-up.  Why?  Well there are no labeling guidelines to set oils apart.  Here’s a look at what different labeling terms mean:

Pure

For an essential oil to be labeled as “pure,” it only has to have 5% of actual plant oil.  The rest can be seed oil or some synthetic.  This applies to any oils that you find in the health food stores that say, “organic, “100% pure,” or “all natural.”

Natural

If is says “natural” that is not a reassurance either.  “Natural” does not mean from a plant.  It can be made synthetically in a lab where chemists can replicate some of the known individual constituents.

Perfume Grade

Perfume grade oil is the majority of the essential oils sold.  These are made to be nice smelling oils.

Only 2 % of oils in North America can be used for medicinal purposes.  Of those, 98% of them are Young Living oils.

Young Living Therapeutic Grade

Young Living oils are the world’s finest essential oils.  They are grown in exceptional, organic soil.  They are harvested, distilled, and prepared to maintain plant integrity and potency.  Most Young Living oils can be ingested as well as applied topically and aromatically diffused.

Seed To Seal Guarantee

Young Living operates under a “seed to seal” guarantee.  They put all their plants through a low temperature, low pressure steam distillation process that releases potent oils from these exquisite plants.  Each batch of Young Living oils is independently tested for purity, 5 times, and only after they pass the criteria for “therapeutic grade” are they bottled for distribution.

Watch Young Living’s “Seed to Seal” videos

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A little more on the “Seal” process from Gary D. Young

 

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