In Part 1 we covered what questions to ask and why when your getting ready to buy essential oils for a company. In Part 2 I will be sharing the answers that were given to these questions by two companies – Young Living and Wyndmere.
Are the plants you use in making your oils certified organic/grown
We know that providing organic products to our members is as important
to them as it is to us. That is why Gary”s farms strive to use organic
matter in everything they grow, process, and sell. Thus chemical
fertilizers or pesticides are not used on our YL affiliated farms and
the third party growers we enlist promise the same. Unfortunately, we
cannot place the word “organic” on the labels as they are not certified
The reason why our oils are not 100% certified organic is due to the
fact that we occasionally import some oils from different countries. As
most of these countries do not have organic standards set or organic
standards that match the US standards, we are unable to certify them
organic. With this said, please rest assured, that Young Living® will
not accept oils or plants that do not meet our strict standards.
Yes. All are grown free of pesticides/insecticides. Some are certified organic.
What tests are done in order to insure the quality of your oils?
Our staff subject every incoming lot of essential oils to a battery of
tests including gas chromatography, GC/MS, heavy metals analysis,
Microbial, Flash Point, Optical Rotation, Refractive Index, and Specific
Gravity. Oils that exhibit even the slightest hint of possible tampering
or adulteration-even if provided from a trusted supplier-are sent to
outside laboratories for even more in-depth dissection using techniques
such as carbon isotope analysis.
We randomly test for the following: Specific gravity, optical rotation and refractive index; GC-MS which includes a certificate of analysis. By the way, testing in no way assures the quality of an essential oil.
((I disagree with this statement. Testing does help to assure quality. That is the whole point in doing it.))
How are your oils extracted?
Young Living® feels that steam distillation is more effective in
distilling oils and produces a better, more pure oil. Young Living”s
proprietary low-temperature, low-pressure steam distillation process
ensures that the beneficial plant compounds in every batch of essential
oil remain un-compromised during the extraction process. For our citrus
oils, cold pressed extraction is used. The choice of
distillation/extraction method depends solely on the individual
The majority are steam-distilled; the citruses are cold-pressed; and the jasmine is solvent extracted.
What sets your oils apart from the rest?
The process Young Living uses when planting, cultivating, harvesting,
and distilling a batch of oil is crucial to retaining its vital
compounds. Without the exact blend of naturally-occurring plant
chemicals, an essential oil can lose its beneficial properties and fail
to produce the desired effect.
Young Living Therapeutic Grade (YLTG) means that every essential oil
Young Living distills or sources has the optimal naturally-occurring
blend of constituents to maximize the desired effect. Young Living is
able to make this assertion because of our strict cultivation
process—illustrated by the Four Ps—that guarantees the optimal
potency of every Young Living essential oil.
An oil”s potency can be affected not only by selecting the proper plant
to cultivate, but also by where the plant is grown, the quality of soil
in which the seed is planted, and even the time of day it”s harvested.
Young Living has extensive experience selecting the correct species of
plant for desired oil potency, planting under optimal conditions, using
ideal soil and natural methods to encourage growth, and knowing the
precise time to harvest each crop. Only those plants that produce the
most active and widest array of therapeutic compounds are selected.
Once the optimal soil, plant, cultivation, and harvesting conditions
have been adhered to, the plants must be distilled properly in order to
meet Young Living Therapeutic Grade standards. Young Living uses a
gentle, proprietary technique for steam-extracting the most potent
essential oils, which remains unmatched throughout the essential oils
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temperature must be maintained throughout the distillation process, and
pressure, length of time, equipment, and batch size are strictly
Young Living Therapeutic Grade standards prohibit the acceptance of any
diluted, cut or adulterated oils. Every product Young Living
produces—essential oils, oil blends, nutritional supplements, or
personal care—meets strict purity standards.
Every batch of essential oils is subjected to rigorous,
state-of-the-art analysis at the Young Living chemistry lab. Using some
of the most advanced equipment in the world, our scientists subject
every batch of essential oils to Gas Chromatograph and Mass Spectrometer
testing, and heavy metals analysis. Oils that exhibit even the slightest
hint of possible adulteration or tampering are rejected.
The culmination of the preceding three stages, Potency means that the
naturally occurring compounds contained in each essential oil product
are of the highest and most consistent bioactive levels. Without strict
adherence to the Young Living Therapeutic Grade standard in the Plant,
Preparation, and Purity phases, the final product would not have the
necessary potency to create the desired effect.
Wyndmere welcomes the variation seen in products that are wholly natural and is opposed to the standardization of essential oils. We do not adulterate with synthetics or dilute with cheaper oils prior to bottling nor do we purchase from anyone who does. We have consistently purchased from the same suppliers since the companies conception 17 years ago.
Are your oils safe for internal use? Are some safe for children?
Many of the essential oils can be ingested. All of our oils that can be
ingested feature a white supplement facts box on the product label. The
oils featuring a supplement facts box have been deemed GRAS (Generally
regarded as safe) by the FDA for ingestion.
Several of the essential oils are considered safe for children. We
would recommend following the label directions for each product. We do
suggest caution when using oils with children in any manner, as
children”s senses are very sensitive. We would also recommend doing a
skin test on a small area before applying the oil to a larger area to
make sure it is diluted appropriately. As every person is different and
reacts differently to different oils we do recommend consulting with a
health care provider before using any of our products to determine if it
is right for the child.
Is there anything else you would like possible customers to know?
Are your oils meant for healing or just aromatherapy?
Our EO”s are used in many hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, hospices, spas, and by aromatherapist for bother their therapeutic and aroma properties.
Now, I could give my opinons on all of these…but I really want to start a discussion.
So, with that you learned from part 1 – what do these answers tell you?
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