Thursday, September 11, 2014

What's the big difference with essential oil companies?

Who thinks all oils are the same? 
Who thinks Young Living oils are too expensive? 
I certainly did when I first started using oils. I bought cheap oils at Whole Foods, Sprouts and made my own thieves oil because I thought they were all the same. I even took them internally since ya know--the label said 100% pure and natural (and said do not take internally--whoops).

Well, come to find out, you really are getting what you pay for! Young Living's Seed to Seal guarantee is what makes this company different.

Learn about our Seed to Seal Guarantee by clicking HERE

Next, watch this video of the Young Living Tansy harvest. Yes, that is the owner of the company, D. Gary Young driving the tractors! Notice the cleanliness of the fields, distillery machinery? Notice that the harvested plant goes right from the field to the distilling machinery? Notice that the distillery machinery is made of medical grade stainless steel? Notice that the lab is taking samples of each batch to test to ensure that they're getting what they want out of the plant? They actually test each batch numerous times throughout the entire distillation process to ensure it's only the highest quality and purity. Notice that they also store the distilled oil in a medical grade stainless steel container?

I encourage you to see where other companies get their oils. Oh, that's right--no one else owns their own farms so they can't show you! Hmmmm...isn't that interesting?

IF you're lucky enough to find a company that says they source their own oils, how do they ensure that the farms are testing the dirt for RoundUp residue which is a possible cause of cancer? Are they testing for other pesticides and herbicides in the dirt? Are they ensuring there are no GMOs in their plants? What do they use as a pesticide? Young Living uses essential oils, neem oil and other natural pesticide remedies. What are they distilling their plants in? Is it medical grade stainless steel or an aluminum drum? I don't know about you, but I don't want the oils that are going onto my skin and into my body to have any by-products from aluminum! What are they storing the distilled oils in? Plastic jugs or stainless steel? I, for sure, don't want BPA leaching into my oils! You only know that is in your oils if you can follow it back to its source and follow it's progress from seed to bottle.

Here are some questions that you can ask essential oil companies to ensure you're using the most pure oils for your family:

Some other things to think about: Other companies say they get their oils from farm indigenous areas. Well, here's a question for ya---are you eating all of your food from indigenous areas? People are so concerned about their food these days--organic, certified organic, etc. Well, it's pretty rare to find food that is truly indigenous. Does it really matter where the plant is grown if they're not paying attention to the rest of the process?

Young Living has farms all over the world and is acquiring more farms as we speak! Young Living tests how the plants are growing in different areas of the world and only grows plants in areas where they do well. All of our future planned farms will have the same pristine, clean, process you saw in our video. Anyone can walk off the street and go visit any of our farms--do it--you'll walk away even more impressed.

Here's an example, just an example (sorry, I couldn't help myself & make a Cypress Hill reference)....Young Living couldn't find an excellent source of black spruce--the one ingredient in our much coveted Valor that led to it being out of stock for what seemed like forever. You know what they did? Well, first thing they did...well, I should say DIDN'T do, is accept less-than-excellent black spruce from multiple farms that offered it. They almost had a farm that tested "good" or "acceptable" but there were just a few constituents of the oil that didn't meet with Young Living's stringent standards so you know what Young Living did? You think they restocked Valor and made a crap ton of money because customers were getting angry and impatient that it had been out of stock and were waiting (not so patiently) to buy it? NO! They continued to search and kept Valor out of stock (except thank goodness in our Premium Starter Kits). And then when they couldn't find it, Young Living decided to BUY A FARM! You read that right---they BOUGHT A FARM!?!?!  Who does that?!? It's a beautiful farm up in Northern Canada that has acres and acres of high quality black spruce trees and enough room to plant more so that we will have a continuous supply of black spruce. They are currently building a distillery, a spa, an RV park and a visitor's center on the land. I mean, that's insane! No other oil company would do that! 

No other oil company invests in its own farms and its own distilleries to ensure the highest quality product. Other oil companies don't run out of stock (Young Living currently has quite a list of out of stock oils)--that's because they're willing to buy and use whatever quality oil just to make a buck. Young Living doesn't compromise on quality or purity and is willing to be out of stock for a time rather than put an inferior product on the market. The good thing is that they have almost 200+ oils to choose from so even with quite a few out of stock, there are other oils that can do similar things. I'm proud to be a part of this company and every time I hear stuff like this, every time I go visit a farm (seen three so far as of this original post but seven by the time I updated this post) and see the entire process, I am even more impressed.

I could go on and on, but now that you've learned about the differences, which one do you want to use?

Our team, Hello Essentials, offers extensive resources to help get you started. We all have one thing in common--we love our oils! 

Contact me HERE to learn more about how to get oils OR how to build a business so you can have a life you don't need a vacation from!
Carol Yeh-Garner
Royal Crown Diamond Independent Distributor #1533467

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