Young Living has over 25 years experience in business and has several farms and distilleries. Young Living has the world’s largest herb farms for the production of essential oils.
No other essential oil or network marketing company does what Young Living Essential Oils does to produce the highest quality essential oils, growing from seed, harvesting, distilling, producing, formulating, packaging, and marketing pure Genuine Essential Oils.
Young Living’s Seed to Seal process is what makes us head and shoulders above the rest.
Did You Know?
- Young Living fields are not touched with anything chemical. Much more expensive but the only real way to have organic essential oils!
- Weed control is maintained by hoeing and hand pulling. No chemical weed killers are ever used.
- Every Young Living farm has an organic composting yard. Plant matter from the distillation go in, no waste! 5 million tons of compost used annually on YL fields!
- Young Living injects microbes & enzymes into soil, also liquid from worm castings for fertilizer
- Aromatic plants need a ph balance of 7-7.8! Who knew?! Gary Young did!
- Extensive laboratory testing and independent audits are conducted to ensure Young Living’s quality exceeds industry standards. Those with even the slightest hint of possible impurity are rejected.
- Young Living works with 7 independent labs around the world to determine the properties and purity of Young Living essential oils.
For us, the non-negotiable benchmarks for delivering a product that our members can feel great about are multifaceted, exacting, and above all-concrete. We’re proud to offer an extensive line of authentic, essential oil-infused solutions that represent the best of nature: all purity, no compromises, through the standards of our groundbreaking Seed to Seal program.
Seed to Seal is our set of standards that ensure that with every targeted supplement, every skin care solution, and every pure essential oil your family uses, you’re enjoying the benefit of our global resources, industry leadership, 20+ years of innovation. The result? A pristine final product that you know has been created with conscientious sourcing, science, and standards.
These three aspects of production contain our concrete steps for delivering transformative, innovative, and pure products to you. The standards are demanding, but a product is only as good as the process that created it, and we’re committed to a quality process far beyond all industry expectations to transform your life for the better.
We source from our corporate owned farms, as well as partner farms and Seed to Seal certified suppliers. This empowers us to source conscientiously and with sensitivity to local communities and ecosystems. We vet and select our like-minded suppliers according to five principles: Established Relationships, Seed to Seal Specifications, Binding Agreements, Stringent Testing, and Ongoing Audits.
FORMULATION AND PRODUCTION
Our superior oils and ingredients deserve facilities and formulas to match. Our expanded distribution center in Spanish Fork, Utah, is a state-of-the-art facility where we use best manufacturing practices to test essential oils, ingredients, and products and to formulate and manufacture the innovative offerings you love.
When it comes to our partnerships, we trust but verify. To ensure that inferior or unethically sourced ingredients don’t find their way to your door, we use an extensive, full-access system of internal and third-party audits to monitor our supply chain.
While our product quality starts in the fields, it’s proven in the lab with research led by Chief Science Officer Dr. Mike Buch. With his team’s combined 180 years of experience, they use advanced testing processes in our state-of-the-art labs to ensure that an inferior product never slips by.
Product testing doesn’t take place exclusively in-house. We also test product samples as needed with two independent, respected, and accredited labs that employ certified chemical analysts with over 300 years of combined laboratory experience.
INNOVATIVE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
We create our pure, effective formulas with the cleanest and most innovative ingredients available. We also focus on what’s not in the formulas. We’ve developed an expanding list of 20 potentially harmful or harsh additives that may appear in mainstream products but will never be found in our line. Get all the ingredients you want and none of the ones you don’t.
Inexpensive essential oils are often synthetic, adulterated, or unethically sourced, which is why we choose to partner with sources we know produce pure essential oils and ingredients ethically and legally, setting a top-tier standard for sustainability.
SUSTAINABLE COMPLIANCE PROGRAM
Not only is our compliance program exhaustive, but it’s also the first of its kind in the industry. It is the gold standard for compliance programs, and we are proud to have gone above and beyond to establish it. We have engaged top legal experts around the world to keep us advised of the most current laws, as well as to inform us how to appropriately apply them to our most important business needs. The program ultimately determines several specific legal factors associated with botanical harvesting in order to protect delicate landscapes, plants, and wildlife, including knowing where, how, how much to plant and harvest, and more. These steps provide even more evidence that Young Living is the industry leader in compliance.
INDUSTRY GREEN LEADER
Our efforts go beyond a conscientious supply chain. Young Living’s commitment to sustainable business includes reforestation of harvested trees; recycling at Young Living offices; and the construction of our brand-new, LEED-certified headquarters in Lehi, Utah. These efforts collectively add up to an industry-leading effort to respectfully partner with the earth.
Young Living has farms throughout the world
Here are some of the locations:
St. Maries, Idaho, USA
These 200 acres of pristine farmland were purchased by Gary in 1992. The property had never before been plowed or exposed to chemicals, pesticides, or fertilizers of any kind. The soil, climate, and pure air make it an ideal location for crops such as lavender, melissa, and tansy.
Mona, Utah, USA
This farm encompasses nearly 1,600 acres and is home to the largest privately owned essential oil distillery in the world. German chamomile, hyssop, clary sage, golden rod, and lavender are grown for distillation for our world market, and many other crops are grown here for research and display.
Highland Flats, Naples, Idaho, USA
Since 2000 the Highland Flats farm has produced Young Living’s balsam fir, Western red cedar, pine, and Idaho blue spruce oils. This farm is the site of our annual Winter Harvest, where many distributors join us for the hard, but rewarding, work of harvesting and chipping the overgrown balsam fir, Western red cedar, and pine trees and then transporting the chips for distillation in St. Maries. Soon, these oils will be produced on site at the Highland Flats distillery that is currently being constructed. Distributors may also join us for the annual Spring Reforestation project, where thousands of young balsam fir and Idaho blue spruce trees are planted each year to replace the harvested overgrowth and secure our future supply.
Well known for its rolling hills and fields of fragrant lavender, the region of Provence, France, is home to Young Living’s scenic third farm. With help from local partners, this farm produces lavender, rosemary, and clary sage.
Since 2005 Young Living has operated a farm in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Plants that are grown, harvested, and distilled here include eucalyptus blue, dorado azul, zaragosa, lemongrass, rosa morta, oregano, ylang ylang, basil, and many more. The plant material of palo santo, ruta, rosewood, and ocotea is transported to the farm from different areas of Ecuador and Peru for distillation. The Ecuador farm’s state-of-the-art distillery is the largest in South America.
In 2010 Gary started his operation for the extraction of Boswellia sacra, Sacred Frankincense, in Salalah, Oman. Young Living has partnered with local harvesters to secure our supply of this exclusive resin and increase cultivation to meet the growing demand for this precious oil. For the first time in centuries, Boswellia sacra is being distilled in Oman, and Young Living is the first and only company in the world to obtain permission to export this essential oil and bring it into the Western world.
In partnership with a local grower, Young Living has established a farm and distillery in Almog, Israel. This property, located near the Dead Sea, is the site of pioneering botanical research and the source of the 2013 convention-exclusive Micromeria essential oil.
Following two research trips to Taiwan, Gary began an agricultural partnership in 2012 with local doctor Ginn S. Lee to produce Hong Kuai and Xiang Mao essential oils on a scenic property in the Taitung region. These two 2013 convention-exclusive essential oils are some of the rarest in the world and are deeply significant to Taiwanese citizens.
Farm information is from the 2013 Product Catalog.