Ya'll know how crazy passionate I am about my oils & natural lifestyle. BUT what you may not know is why Young Living?
Okay guys, listen up...
The vast majority of essential oils on the market today are only suitable for cosmetics and perfumes. The reason Young Living’s oils are so different is their unmatched commitment to producing a pure, unadulterated oil. Young Living’s devotion to creating a highly therapeutic product means they’ve invested in their OWN farms, care for and nurture their OWN plants, trees, and shrubs, and finally distill, test, and bottle the oils that arrive on your doorstep.
Anyone can go visit a YL farm! If you’re in an area- DO IT. It will blow your mind.
If at any point in that production process something doesn’t meet their standards, they get rid of it and start again. Because of this, our favorite oils sometimes go out of stock… and we are happy about it! Because we love getting our oils from a company that doesn’t crank them out quickly in a lab to make a buck, but waits on the plants to grow (no synthetics) and until the batch is perfect. They accept nothing less.
No other company owns farms or distilleries. Repeat. NONE. Let me give you an example of how important it is for a company to know the right time of day to harvest the plant and exactly how long to distill the plant to produce the chemical compounds the plant contains that is therapeutic to our bodies.
Let's take CYPRESS ESSENTIAL OIL, which has 280 known chemical constituents. If it is distilled for 20 hours you only get 20 of the 280 properties. If distilled for 26 hours you get none of the properties.
Most market cypress is distilled for 3.5 hours. The correct length of time for distilling cypress is 24 hours to get the full 280 properties!
If you want Cypress to do the job it is intended to do, you MUST get ALL 280 constituents, no more, no less. Most people just do not realize essential oils have chemical properties in them and in order to get the full benefit out of that particular oil it has to be grown, harvested, and distilled the correct way or the oil has no benefit to us.
This is called Young Living’s Seed to Seal® process. And it is unmatched. Every step from planting to bottling is detailed and controlled.
I chose Young Living because of this process, after weeks of research & so much trial and error. I started cleaning with oils when my son was about 6 months old.
As time went on, I wanted to do better. I took a lot of time choosing what I put into my body & environment for my kids. It only made sense to take the same care with the brand of essential oils I chose to use to support our health and wellness.
You’re probably thinking, “But Young Living is more expensive, right? “You’re right to some degree- sometimes it is. BUT “you get what you pay for” has never been more true. Sure, Young Living is more expensive than the discount brands you find at Home Goods and sometimes the ones you see at Whole Foods or on Amazon because of its GUARANTEED therapeutic grade. Compare YL's Lavender oil to any other brand and you will be blown away.
I was skeptical to say the least. I had my amazon.com oils and was liking my diffuser blends until I would add lavender, which by the way, has always been a favorite scent of mine. I would diffuse no name brand and instantly get a banging headache. I couldn't figure out why something so "natural" would make me feel so ill.... that is until I learned it actually was NOT natural. You can imagine my relief/surprise when I received my starter kit from Young Living and was not only able to diffuse Lavender, but also use it on my skin and in my hair products!
An ever-growing number of marketers have jumped on the essential oils bandwagon looking for an easy way to make a lot of money. Most of these oils are cheap imitations, purchased wholesale in large quantities, diluted with synthetic additives, and rebottled before being sold to you. AHA! My headache inducing knock off lavender oil all makes sense.
That’s not okay for YL. This company truly wanted the best for our families.
Some of the other companies may claim that their oils are organic or therapeutic. Unfortunately, the term “organic” is not regulated by the FDA in regards to essential oils. They do not certify or grade essential oils so any oil you see making those claims is simply using the word. They did not have to do anything to earn it.
If you cannot walk onto your oil company's farms and watch them distill their oils at their very own distilleries, then don't use it.
There’s a reason Young Living has been the world leader in essential oils for 22 years!
Take for example YL's batch of the ever popular Peppermint oil. I'll spare the details but somewhere along the distillation process, standards were not met. Imagine an olympic size swimming pool of Peppermint oil.... trashed. The cost to the company was NOT a factor in the decision. The fact that it had the potential to throw a very crucial and popular oil out of stock did NOT factor into the decision. If it doesn't meet the standards, it doesn't get sold as a YL product. Period.
Wonder what company bought that rejected oil?.....
Did you know that when you buy ANY other brand of essential oils that they are buying their oils from any farmer that is the lowest bidder? That NO ONE besides Young Living has control of the plant from the time it’s a seed to the time it’s bottled?
By employing our Seed to Seal standards on our corporate owned farms, partner farms, and seed to seal suppliers, we ensure that NO ONE has more potent or more pure oils.
So next time you see a grocery store product Essential oil, or any other knock off brand company... please understand, you get what you pay for.
If you're using no name brands, & have had enough of the synthetics, you let me know when you're ready to make the change :) I will be here to welcome you with arms wide open!
the most basic suburban .....
For starters..... Basic. The term can be perceived to mean many different things. To me, it's; Simple. At the core, I am the same as many of you tuning in (major thank you for being here)!
I've become a natural living & wellness advocate working to do better everyday for my family & would love to help you do the same!
I take advantage of the perfect imperfections each day brings, while trying to raise good, kind babies.
So, if you ever catch yourself wondering what a simple suburban life is like, you can find me, The Basic Suburban, chasing my tiny humans & pup, while getting oily doing house projects (because, DIY life), slowly browsing every aisle at Target Starbucks in hand, sipping wine promptly at 5pm (maybe even before), & trying to smile & laugh my way through the day.
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