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Young Living Essential Oils

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Why Young Living™

Young Living has been and is an innovator and leader in the Essential Oils arena for over 20 years. It is a company dedicated to bringing authentic and pure essential oils to the market.

The current market place is abundant of essential oil companies. The FDA does little to no regulation on essential oil products. To ensure purity of its essential oils, Young Living uniquely follows a stringent Seed to Seal process which oversees every step of the process from choosing the seed to growing, harvesting, distilling & bottling the oils. This process ensures great quality control. To read more about the Seed to Seal Guarantee, please follow this link: Seed to Seal Process

Step 1 SEED

Seed Potential

Powerful essential oils come from seeds and plants that are verified for their potential to produce high-quality essential oils.

Expert Evaluation

Our own experts partner with university researchers to evaluate the essential oil potential of our seeds.

Proven Potency

The seeds we use are selected for their ability to become plants with the highest possible levels of bioactive compounds.

Step 2 CULTIVATE

Sustainable Methods

Young Living farms, located around the globe, are dedicated to perfecting our responsible and sustainable growing and harvesting methods.

Superior Quality

Our experts travel the world visiting our co-op farms to verify that their growing and cultivating processes match our high standards.

Rich Supply

These operations provide an ongoing source for essential oils that meet Young Living’s demanding quality standards.

Step 3 DISTILL

Innovative Approaches

Combining ancient and modern techniques, Young Living is recognized as an innovator in essential oil distillation.

Proprietary Techniques

We use a gentle, proprietary technique for steam extracting essential oils and preserving their precious constituents.

Diverse Methods

We use cold pressing and resin tapping methods for select oils.

Step 4 TEST

Unwavering Standards

Young Living never accepts diluted, cut, or adulterated oils.

Sound Methods

To guarantee consistent, verifiable quality, our oils are tested in Young Living’s own internal labs, as well as in third-party facilities.

Superior Results

Our testing methods ensure that our oils meet stringent specifications, exceed international standards, and contain the desired levels of natural bioactive compounds.

Step 5 SEAL

Dedicated Facility

Young Living completes the Seed to Seal process in our 107,000-square-foot facility in Spanish Fork, Utah.

Handling with Care

Using state-of-the-art equipment, each essential oil is carefully bottled and labeled.

Single-Source Shipping

Our carefully bottled, painstakingly produced essential oils are shipped to members worldwide.

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What are Essential Oils?
  • Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds and volatile liquids found in seeds, roots, bark, stems, leaves, flowers and other parts of the plans.
  • Essential oils are the life blood of the plant as they deliver nutrients and oxygen to the cells thus supporting the plant’s existence, just like blood supports the human organism.
  • The makeup of essential oils is highly complex and may consist of hundreds of distinct natural chemical compounds.
What Are Benefits of Essential Oils?
  • Primarily extracted through careful steam distillation or through cold pressing, the purest essential oils are far more powerful than the botanicals from which they were extracted.
  • Each bottle of Young Living’s powerful essential oils contains the pure essence of health-promoting botanicals.
  • Essential oils deliver a wide variety of practical daily uses. They may:
    • Support overall and emotional wellness and well-being
    • Maintain healthy body systems
    • Enhance the mood
    • Provide mental support
    • Promote relaxation
    • Uplift spiritually and emotionally
    • Boost energy
    • Flavor food when cooking
    • Enrich skincare, bath and body products
    • Offer a natural cleaning alternative to harsh chemical products
    • Support pet care
How to Use Young Living Essential Oils?
  • Aromatically
  • Topically
  • Internally

What is a Carrier Oil?
  • A carrier oil is a vegetable oil such as coconut oil, olive oil, jojoba, grapeseed, almond, avocado, etc. oil.
  • Carrier oils are used to dilute essential oils to ensure that essential oils applied topically are comfortable to the skin.
  • Dilution does not lessen the effect of the essential oil; it actually requires less use of the essential oil.
  • Young Living offers V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex as a carrier oil for all applications.
  • Carrier oils possess their own therapeutic value; when choosing your own carrier, aim for carrier oils that are pure and less processed (i.e. organic, unrefined, cold-pressed).
  • Note that carrier oils are susceptible to oxidation and rancidity; they should be stored in dark and cool place.
  • Vegetable shortening, butter, margarine, or petroleum derivatives such as mineral oil, baby oil, and petroleum jelly should not be used as carrier oils.
  • Water should not be used to dilute an essential oil.
What does ‘Neat’ and ‘Diluted’ Mean?
  • ‘Neat’ – the essential oil can be used as-is without being diluted with a carrier oil.
  • ‘Diluted’ – the essential oils should be mixed with a carrier oil.
What is a ‘Hot’ Oil?
  • A ‘hot’ oil can cause a hot or warming sensation when applied to the skin.
  • Examples of such oils are Cinnamon, Clove, Oregano, Thieves®, Lemon.
  • Some people find the cooling sensation of Peppermint too intense as well.
What is a ‘Patch’ Test?
  • Young Living recommends using a patch test procedure prior to first use.
  • To perform a patch test, apply 1–2 drops of essential oil to a patch of skin such as the forearm.
    • Observe that area of skin over the course of 1–2 hours for any noticeable reaction; however, reactions occur usually within 5–10 minutes.
    • If you experience a hot or burning sensation or develop a rash, add V-6 or another carrier oil to the affected area as often as needed.
What if Skin Discomfort of Irritation occurs?
  • If discomfort or irritation occurs, stop using the essential oil and apply carrier oil to the affected area.
  • If a rash occurs, it may be a sign of detoxification.
    • Drink adequate water to encourage the release and removal of toxins in your body.
    • Toxins present in petrochemical-based soaps and skin care products, detergents, and perfumes may trigger some of the detoxification reactions. Consider discontinuing these agents if a reaction occurs.
    • Before using the essential oil again, perform a patch test and dilute with a carrier oil as needed.
  • Note that water drives oil into the skin. Never use water in an attempt to flush the oil off of the skin, as this may increase discomfort.
  • If essential oil gets in your eye, flush with carrier oil (not water) as quickly as possible to alleviate any discomfort. If eye discomfort does not subside within 5 minutes, seek medical attention.
Can Essential Oils be Applied to Sensitive Areas?
  • Avoid contacting sensitive areas such as eyes, ears, genitals, and mucous membranes with essential oils.
  • If you choose to use the oil in any sensitive area, dilute 1 drop of the essential oil with 5–10 drops of carrier oil.
Do any Essential Oils Cause Photosensitivity?
  • Photosensitivity refers to any increase in the reactivity of the skin to sunlight.
  • Some essential oils contain natural molecules that react with sunlight (UV light) and cause a sensitivity reaction.
  • Young Living labels the essential oils and oil blends that contain these compounds with a warning to avoid sun/UV light for 12–48 hours after applying.
  • Always use caution when starting to use a new essential oil.
  • To reduce the risk of sensitivity, use patch testing, dilute, and apply the oil to skin that will not be exposed to sun/UV light.
  • Young Living formulates its beauty and cosmetic products to remove sun-sensitizing agents to reduce the risk of sun sensitivity.

Examples of essential oils causing photosensitivity are citrus oils, bergamot, ginger, dill.

Can Essential Oils be Used During Pregnancy or while Nursing?
  • As with any medical condition, seek the advice and recommendation of a competent, trained health care advisor who is experienced in essential oil usage.
  • Some people choose to avoid overuse and excessive use of Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea), Sage (Salvia officinalis), Idaho Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare), Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis), Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), and Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens), as well as the blends and supplements that contain these oils.
Can Essential Oils be Used on Children?
  • Many essential oils are appropriate for use on children but should be diluted with a carrier oil prior to use.
  • Some Young Living products come pre-diluted with carrier oil, as indicated on product labels, and are intended for direct application on children.

You can dilute 1–2 drops of essential oil such as SleepyIze™, RutaVaLa™, Gentle Baby™, and Peace & Calming® with a carrier oil and apply to the bottoms of the feet.

  • Some of the oils to use with caution on kids younger than age 5 are peppermint, rosemary and eucalyptus. Wintergreen is not recommended for kids under age 12.
Can Essential Oils be used if there is an Existing Medical Condition? Can Essential Oils Interact with Prescription Medications?
  • If you have a disease or medical condition or are using a prescription medication, it is recommended that prior to using an essential oil, you consult with a health care advisor who has experience with essential oils.
  • Seek the advice of the prescribing physician and a pharmacist about potential interactions between any medication and essential oils.
  • For example:
    • People with epilepsy or taking anti-seizure medications should be very cautious with oils like eucalyptus, fennel, rosemary, and wintergreen. *
    • It is recommended that essential oils are avoided for a week before and after surgery to prevent excess bleeding or interference with anesthesia or other medications administered during surgery.*

Dr. Scott A. Johnson, Surviving When Modern Medicine Fails, 2nd Edition, p. 22

What is the difference between Member & Retail?
  1. Membership requires Starter Kit Purchase. A Premium Starter Kit is highly recommended because of value and variety. Members receive 24% off retail price with no strings attached in terms of minimums or further requirements for purchases. 50 PV annually is required to maintain membership; otherwise, the membership will expire.
  2. Anyone can shop retail and pay full price.
What is the Essential Rewards (ER) program?

Essential Rewards is Young Living’s automatic shipment program. Available exclusively to Young Living wholesale members, this loyalty program is packed with benefits such as: easy monthly shipments, discounted shipping, exclusive bonuses, reward points and loyalty gifts. You can sign up online or by calling Young Living @ 800-371-3515

If you decide to become a recurring shopper, consider this fantastic program! To read more, please follow this link: Essential Rewards

How may I contact Young Living?

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YOUNG LIVING CUSTOMER CARE: 800-371-3515

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