Why Young Living is difference?

Young Living has been leading the way in essential oil distillation for almost 30 years. Young Living continues to be the standard for the industry because of the founder Gary Young, known as the father of the modern day essential oils movement. Young Living is a company built on the pillars of faith, extraordinary vision, and hard work and dedication to be a bridge of healing for people. This mission has made essential oils a common household commodity, yet those who are seeking to use oils of highest purity, frequency, cultivation, and potency continually find themselves returning to the source that started it all, Young Living, setting the industry standard..

Here are a few of the Young Living differences you can expect from us:

  1. Testing:   The oils in your bottle have been tested 120 times before it gets to you.  On site and before seal. 18-20 different tests (click here to see the tests performed)  These 18-20 tests are done in triplicate to ensure accuracy and optimal quality.  
  2. Partner Farms: Empowerment at it’s finest.  Young Living develops partner farms with the best rigorously monitored and trained farms on the planet to bring you the best essential oil.  In fact, did you know that some of the third party test labs used by Young Living are the same labs the FBI and CIA also source as third-party testing companies.  
  3. We own more farm land that all oil companies combined.  We own more distilling land than other companies and all of them combined.  Let’s be real: with almost 30 years innovating, and leading the way, no company can even hold a candle to the passionate formative years that makes us who we are today.
  4. Let’s talk Seeds.  As you know, that’s how all plants begin.  Seeds, eggs, all of life begins with a source.    No company controls the seed but young living. The seed it what defines the DNA of the plant.  If you don’t know the seed, it may be genetically modified or created in a lab. 90% of all oils on the market are adulterated in some way – it is important to know your seed and know your source. This is the Seed-to-Seal purity promise.
  5. Sustainability and Cultivation – let’s talk crop rotation: Every several years, Young Living grows a plant that delves 60 meters into theearth then uprooted pulling up the incredible micronutrients and minerals from the earth to fertilize and rejuvenate the land.  
  6. Beyond organic standards:  You’ve heard people say Young Living is more than organic.  Did you know the standard for organic is 4-6 years? Young Living standards for organic cultivation is land that is 50 years organic if not more. 
  7. Oily Tutelage : your aren’t just buying an oil – you are joining a tribe.  When you join the Ubuntu tribe you are getting personal tutelage, unparalleled customer service, and unmatched education from those leading the way in the South African market.
  8. Frequency added to the growth process.  Using the Rife Machine. This allows the roots to grow stronger which in turn allows the plant matter to grow furthers.  That is why people claim they “feel the YL difference”
  9. Young Living is the only company that does not modify their oils.  Many companies fractionate their oils for aromatic purposes, however Young Living is looking at the therapeutic-value which can be lost with triple distillation methods.  Thinks whole milk vs 1%. We use only first-distill oils. From a therapeutic standpoint, the removing of these heavier molecules diminishes the therapeutic values of the oils because constituents are removed. The constituents are the magic of plants – we keep all the magic inside.
  10. Frankincense. Young Living is not a frank blend like many out there – its the true powerhouse of the single species botanical. Young Living cultivates both Boswellia Carteri and Boswelia Segragada. Same family, different species have different functions. 
  11. Most cost effective drop per drop.  Because of the cultivation and distillation standards the aromas are stronger, and it requires less oil to achieve the benefit that it would require of another oil distilled with different standards to achieve.  
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YOUNG LIVING FARMS

North America

Young Living Lavender Farm and Distillery—Mona, Utah, USA

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The Young Living Lavender Farm and Distillery is an iconic lavender farm, not only to Young Living but also to the essential oil movement and the wellness community. This lavender farm is just a short drive from Young Living Global Headquarters and is home to events such as the Lavender Day festival, the Essential Oils and Animals Conference, and more.

Farm Fact: The Mona lavender fields and farm span nearly 1,600 acres, and the location is home to one of the largest privately-owned essential oil distilleries in the world.

OILS FROM THIS FARM:

Lavender essential oil | Clary Sage essential oil | Goldenrod essential oil | Juniper essential oil | Blue Yarrow essential oil | Melissa essential oil | White Fir essential oil

COMMITTED TO RESEARCH

Young Living is known as a pioneering force in the essential oil industry, and our legacy of research on essential oil production and use is integral to our identity. Our commitment to understanding and sharing the power of essential oils is why we invest in agricultural, distillation, and sustainability research at our farms.

OUR WORDS IN ACTION

The Young Living Lavender Farm and Distillery is where Young Living has compiled one of the most extensive libraries of horticultural data related to aromatic plant production in the world, with the information on harvesting, testing, and much more.

Skyrider Wilderness Ranch—Tabiona, Utah, USA

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This ranch is a new addition to our Tabiona ranch family. Located near Young Living’s Skyrider Wilderness Ranch, the Skyrider River Ranch is beautiful land dedicated to furthering essential oil research. Purchased in 2017 the ranch grows many botanicals for essential oil research. For more information or tours contact Tim at mmaccourtney@youngliving.com

PRODUCTS FROM THIS FARM:

Gary’s True Grit® Einkorn Flour | Gary’s True Grit® Einkorn Pancake and Waffle Mix | Gary’s True Grit® Einkorn Rotini Pasta | Gary’s True Grit® Einkorn Spaghetti Gary’s True Grit® Einkorn Granola
Gary’s True Grit® Einkorn Flakes Cereal | Gary’s True Grit® Einkorn Berries

Skyrider River Ranch—Tabiona, Utah, USA

This ranch is a new addition to our Tabiona ranch family. Located near Young Living’s Skyrider Wilderness Ranch, the Skyrider River Ranch is beautiful land dedicated to furthering essential oil research. Purchased in 2017, the ranch grows many botanicals for essential oil production and research including Goldenrod, Einkorn, Lavender, Melissa, and more.

St. Maries Lavender Farm—St. Maries, Idaho, USA

Our St. Maries Lavender Farm and Distillery is where everything started. In 1992 Gary Young brought lavender seeds from Provence, France, and planted them on the 200 acres of land that now make up this beautiful farm. Today this farm contributes to the production of our famous Lavender essential oil and other botanicals.

OILS FROM THIS FARM:

Lavender essential oil | Melissa essential oil | Goldenrod essential oil

ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

Young Living takes the stewardship of our planet and its resources very seriously. We believe that essential oils are the embodiment of our connection with nature, which is why our tireless efforts to produce superior essential oils are matched with painstaking efforts to keep our earth healthy and thriving for future generations.

OUR WORDS IN ACTION

The St. Maries Lavender Farm and Distillery was established on land that had never been exposed to chemical pesticides or man-made fertilizers. Young Living’s Seed to Seal® quality commitment honor these origins, shaping the agricultural practices we use to not only sustainably cultivate botanicals but to also protect botanicals, wildlife, and landscapes.

Highland Flats Tree Farm and Distillery—Naples, Idaho, USA

Located in scenic Naples, Idaho, the Highland Flats Tree Farm is home to some of the beautiful evergreen trees that help Young Living produce essential oils inspired by the great outdoors. This location is not only a blue spruce farm but is also home to one of the world’s largest essential oil distilleries. It’s the location of Young Living’s annual Winter Harvest and Spring Planting projects, which allow members to participate in the Seed to Seal process firsthand.

Northern Lights Farm and Distillery—Fort Nelson, BC, Canada

In 2014—after scouting and research to find the best possible location—Young Living purchased land in British Columbia, Canada, for the Northern Lights Farm. The pristine land remains free of synthetic chemicals and fertilizers, thanks to its relatively untouched nature prior to Young Living’s ownership.

Farm Fact: This farm is a key source of Black Spruce essential oil, an important oil in many popular blends, including Shutran™, Harmony™, Awaken™, and Envision™.

OILS FROM THIS FARM:

Northern Lights Black Spruce essential oil

Kona Sandalwood Reforestation Project—Big Island, Hawaii, USA

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Young Living’s partnership with the Kona Sandalwood Reforestation Project is a great example of how Young Living and our partners strive to preserve cultural values. At this location, only dead or dying sandalwood is harvested to maintain the ecological balance on the island and to follow the deeply rooted Hawaiian belief in humans’ respectful relationship with the land.

OILS FROM THIS FARM:

Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood™ essential oil

Labbeemint Partner Distillery

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Labbeemint Partner Distillery has been producing world-class mint oils at its family-run facility since the 1940s. With four strategic locations that include a distillery at its main location in Washington and warehouses and blending capabilities in other locations, Labbeemint provides a scalable, sustainable mint source. These operations make Labbeemint a leader in high-quality mint essential oils and in relationships with the U.S. farming community—of which they were a part until a few years ago. Labbeemint’s level of unmatched supply chain honesty and transparency make them the ideal primary Mentha piperita supplier for Young Living.

Oils from this distillery:

Peppermint essential oil | Spearmint essential oil

Finca Victoria Farm—Ciudad Victoria, Mexico

The Finca Victoria Farm comprises 2,400 acres of rich farmland, with 50 groves of hand-tended fruit trees. Fresh lime and grapefruit rinds are cold-pressed on-site to produce essential oils of the highest quality. Because this farm is a zero-waste facility, every portion of the remaining fruit goes to good use. 

Oils from this distillery:

Grapefruit essential oil | Lime essential oil

South America

Finca Botanica Farm and Distillery—CHONGON (GUAYAQUIL), ECUADOR

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Building this farm and its state-of-the-art distillery started as one of Gary Young’s passion projects. Today Guayaquil’s tropical climate helps nurture Young Living’s 2,000 acres of rich soil, year-round harvests, and lush botanical life. This farm supports a year-round growing season of an abundance of palo santo trees, along with ample cultivation of lemongrass, ruta graveolens, and many more local plants and herbs. 

OILS AND PRODUCTS FROM THIS FARM:

Ylang Ylang essential oil | Palo Santo essential oil | Mastrante essential oil | Lemongrass essential oil | Eucalyptus Blue essential oil | Dorado Azul™ essential oil | Ocotea essential oil | Plectranthus Oregano essential oil
Ruta Graveolens essential oil | Chocolate

Mera Ocotea Farm—Pastaza Province, Ecuador

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The Mera Ocotea Farm occupies 120 acres in Ecuador’s Pastaza Province. The province benefits from year-round rain, the primary water source for the farm’s 5,000 Ocotea trees. This native Ecuadorian tree produces Ocotea essential oil, which contains the naturally occurring constituent alpha-humulene and is commonly used for its soothing and comforting benefits. The farm will be surrounded by wildlife corridors, which will link habitats that protect and re-establish threatened populations. The farm uses only non-GMO seeds that are cultivated through natural pollination.

OILS FROM THIS FARM: 

Ocotea essential oil

Asia

Arabian Frankincense Distillery—Muscat, Oman

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The limestone cliffs of Oman’s Dhofar Mountains provide the perfect environment for the frankincense tree to grow Omani Sacred Frankincense resin. The Boswellia sacra trees in this region carry a rich history, having been harvested for the past 5,000 years. Today, their resin is harvested by the same method and on the same schedule as their ancestors performed thousands of years ago, continuing this centuries-old story.

OILS FROM THIS FARM:

Sacred Frankincense™ essential oil

Taiwan Cooperative Farm and Distillery—Taitung, Taiwan

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This cooperative farm is actually made up of smaller individual farm operations that each focus on different oils. Like each unique operation, each oil has its own story and background that include its preservation, generational history and family significance, and the ingenuity and innovation necessary to create it.

OILS FROM THIS FARM:

Jade Lemon essential oil | Hong Kuai essential oil | Xiang Mao essential oil | Camphor Wood essential oil

Happy Pili Tree Farm and Distillery— Bicol Region, Philippines

Chosen as a partner farm because of its ethical and conscientious harvesting methods, the Happy Pili Tree Farm and Distillery is Young Living’s main supplier of Elemi essential oil. With expertise on how to legally and sustainably source this precious plant and provide fair wages to workers, the farm protects natural resources and helps ensure long-term viability of high-quality Elemi essential oil. The farm has also vertically integrated the production process by building a distillery on site, keeping job opportunities and expertise within the community.

OILS FROM THIS FARM:

Elemi essential oil

Kalipay Coconut Farm—Polillo Island, Philippines

The Kalipay Coconut Farm is located in the lush, tropical landscape of the Philippines. Kalipay provides Young Living with our main source of coconut oil. We chose Kalipay because it shares YL’s passion for giving back and supports communities by donating a portion of its profits every year to help fight generational poverty through education, leadership, and technology scholarship programs. The Kalipay Coconut Farm also uses green chemistry, a new discipline that helps to use resources efficiently and eliminate waste in the production process.

OILS FROM THIS FARM:

Coconut oil

Ningxia Wolfberry Farm and Distillery—Ningxia, China

The Ningxia Wolfberry Farm and Distillery is located in Ningxia, China. The region hosts a diverse geography: forested mountains and hills, deserts, flood plains, and basins carved by the Yellow River. The significant irrigation from the river supports the production of wolfberries, wolfberry puree, and wolfberry seed oil important in YL’s popular NingXia Red® line and other products.

Products FROM THIS FARM:

NingXia Red® | NingXia Nitro® | NingXia Zyng® | Ningxia Organic Dried Wolfberries

Europe

Simiane-la-Rotonde Lavender Farm and Distillery—Simiane-la-Rotonde, France

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Young Living’s Simiane-la-Rotonde Lavender Farm is located in charming Provence, a region of France renowned for its beauty, fragrant lavender fields, and summer-long festivals. Because of its history and breathtaking views, this farm has become a popular destination for essential oil lovers, artists, and visitors looking to breathe in the captivating spirit of the special location.

OILS AND PRODUCTS FROM THIS FARM:

Lavender essential oil | Clary Sage essential oil | Rosemary essential oil | Lavandin essential oil | Gary’s True Grit® Einkorn FlourGary’s True Grit® Einkorn Pancake and Waffle Mix | Gary’s True Grit® Einkorn Rotini Pasta | Gary’s True Grit® Einkorn Spaghetti | Gary’s True Grit® Einkorn Granola | Gary’s True Grit® Einkorn Flakes CerealGary’s True Grit® Einkorn Berries

Dalmatia Aromatic Farm and Distillery—Split, Croatia

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Dalmatia’s striking, and historic landscape reflects its deep cultural roots and makes an ideal home for the botanical helichrysum. That’s why this farm was founded with the intention of becoming a sustainable source for the popular Helichrysum oil, but the location has since continued to grow and cultivate even more botanicals.

Farm Fact: Rocks were transplanted to the helichrysum farm to replicate the natural growing conditions of the previously wild-crafted plant.

OILS FROM THIS FARM:

Helichrysum essential oil | Sage essential oil | Juniper essential oil | Bay Laurel essential oil

Balkan Botanical Farm and Distillery—Bulgaria

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Located in Bulgaria, one of the most valued rose-growing regions in the world, the Balkan Botanical Farm specializes in roses and has expanded its essential oil farm offerings to include Roman chamomile and valerian as part of its partnership with Young Living. The Balkan Botanical Farm builds upon the deep history and worldwide recognition of botanical farming in the region.

Farm Fact: The Balkan Botanical Farm is also involved in promoting local cultural events, regional festivals, and educational opportunities for workers and their families.

OILS FROM THIS FARM: 

Roman Chamomile essential oil | Valerian essential oil | Rose essential oil

Vida de Seville Distillery—Almaden de la Plata, Seville, Spain

Located in Almaden de la Plata in Seville, Spain, less than an hour away from Seville city, this distillery crafts some essential oil favorites—Cistus, Frankincense, and Myrrh. This partnership allows us to sustainably keep up with the demand for these popular essential oils. The local workers also go above and beyond to use sustainable methods as they handpick wildcrafted cistus in the Sierra Norte Nature Park. Their distillation process and zero-waste practices further our efforts to sustain the land and produce the highest-quality products straight from nature to your home!

OILS FROM THIS FARM:

Cistus essential oil | Frankincense essential oil | Myrrh essential oil

Bella Vista Farm—Reggio Calabria, Italy

The Bella Vista farm is located 20 miles outside the city of Reggio Calabria on the western coast of southern Italy—an ideal spot for bergamot to thrive. The farm uses best practices to ensure quality and purity of their Bergamot as they work to meet the demand for this popular citrus oil. They also take full advantage of the sunny climate—the farm’s buildings rely 100 percent on solar energy during the off season. The Bella Vista Farm is a firm supporter of fair-trade principles by incorporating practices such as transparency and accountability, non-discrimination, and respect for the environment. The farm’s sustainable practices and adherence to fair-trade principles align with our 5×5 Pledge and allow us to continue providing our members with high-quality Bergamot essential oil.

OILS FROM THIS FARM:

Bergamot essential oil

Australia

Outback Botanical Reserve—Darwin, Australia

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Australia’s Northern Territory outback sets the stunning backdrop for this location’s Australian cypress pine trees. Drawing on ethnobotanical use in the aboriginal pharmacopeia, the founder of the Outback Botanical Reserve actually stumbled upon a new, now patented method of distillation that resulted in our unique Blue Cypress essential oil. This oil’s many benefits are still being researched to this day.

OILS FROM THIS FARM:

Blue Cypress essential oil

Quintis Sandalwood Farm—Perth, Australia

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While this farm is headquartered in Perth, the sandalwood plantations extend across Australia’s tropical northern outback. The Ord River Sandalwood Farm and Distillery developed its own seed orchards, which allows for continual improvement of the seed stock. This location uses a remarkable approach to producing and cultivating sandalwood trees with the industry’s highest quality, sustainability, and environmental stewardship.

OILS FROM THIS FARM:

Sacred Sandalwood™ essential oil

OUR WORDS IN ACTION

The Ord River Sandalwood Farm and Distillery implements an array of innovative, award-winning methodologies while cultivating its valuable sandalwood trees. Its innovative water recycling program, commitment to renewable energy, and diligent replanting efforts ensure a supply of Sacred Sandalwood essential oil well into the future.

Gihndagun Farm—TATHAM, Australia

As YL’s newest producer of Tea Tree essential oil, Gihndagun—which means “respect the earth”—boasts 100 acres of rich soil that is cultivated with all-natural tree biomass, wood chips, and naturally derived fertilizer. Crops are nourished with captured and reused irrigation water, as well as with licensed water accessed from a natural creek and river. We are proud to partner with a farm that is dedicated to sustainability practices and socially conscious principles, and which contributes to our globally recognized essential oil expertise.

OILS FROM THIS FARM:

Tea Tree Essential Oil

Africa

Amanzi Amahle Farm and Distillery—Cape Town, South Africa

Headquartered in the Witwatersrand hills of South Africa, the Amanzi Amahle Farm and Distillery works with local growers throughout the region to produce some of Young Living’s most popular essential oils. This partnership provides the valuable instruction and resources smaller farms need to produce high-quality essential oils, while also dedicating efforts to conscientious treatment of the people, land, and resources. 

OILS AND PRODUCTS FROM THIS FARM:

Tea Tree essential oil | Eucalyptus Radiata essential oil | Lemon essential oil | Orange essential oil | Grapefruit essential oil

Source: https://www.ubuntuafrica.net.za/why-choose-young-living

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