Anointed By Abba – Why choose Young Living?
I asked the same question. A simple side by side smell test can tell you A LOT, but I know it takes some ‘getting there’. I once looked at essential oils as a fancy extra expenditure. An ‘extra’ I couldn’t dream of spending money on…fun! I have learned though, they really are essential to simple living, and that is why I began to blog about my experiences.
Q: So, why choose Young Living? Does ‘Therapeutic Grade’ Essential Oil ‘matter’?
A: Yes, it really matters! There is no agency really overseeing the natural remedy market. That means you have to trust the company you buy from. Young Living is the ONLY company that owns their own farms, owns their own SEEDS (hello? non-GMO!) and oversees the entire process from seed to seal. At their seed to seal microsite you’ll find 5 short videos describing each of the process steps, but they’re soooo modest. As Young Living members, we can drop in on their farms anytime and see their entire process in action. Who else allows that? (No one!!)
Here’s the deal… What goes ON you goes IN you. Your skin is busy taking in the substances that go on it, just like lungs take in substances from the air and put them in your blood. That’s why some medications are given by a transdermal patch.
And logically I knew this but because I’m human, I didn’t really believe it until I had an experience for myself. When I first applied Young Living Peppermint topically, hours later I tasted it – in a burp. (LOL!) Then I knew. ‘What goes ON you goes IN you’ is really true! If you haven’t already, definitely take an interest in what goes ON you and not just what goes IN you!
There’s a real science to this whole essential oil thing. There are actually hundreds of constituents in every plant’s essential oil that protect it from things like fungus, bacteria, weather and invaders, etc. It goes way beyond the scent, so every single batch of Young Living’s essential oil is stringently tested and retested by third parties before it’s bottled. Gary Young will not sell a bottle of essential oil without being sure it has the proper amount of each of the constituents that make the oil ‘work’. It’s his integrity that first sold me on Young Living, and it just continued to get better from there. Young Living is the organization bringing essential oil back to prominence in our society today, but we can not be copied!
“Can’t I buy this at a health food store?”
Q: Can’t I buy this at a health food store?
Boy oh boy, did I try. Lol. But the answer is…
A: No! You will NOT find quality essential oil on store shelves. That’s probably not the answer you’re looking for, but here’s the truth. What you’ll find in a store will say “DO NOT EAT” or “NOT FOR INTERNAL CONSUMPTION” on the label, because their product is not safe. Most companies start with sub-par plants to begin with, and lets just say there’s very little interest in the the quality soil, air and water that would be ideal for producing pristine, ingestible oils. There are SO MANY copycats producing oils with only smell in mind so only parts of the oil get extracted, usually using chemical solvents. Cheap synthetic fillers are added to extend it even further. That kind of oil is not only NOT GOOD for you, it’s actually bad for you. Sure as heck ain’t gonna work for ya! Young Living’s oil is pure enough to have FDA dietary guidelines on the label. That’s important!
You should decide if they work.
Look, every company out there will to try to copy the best, but no one can. There’s just no way to ‘whip up’ decades of passion and research. No one exists that cares about essential oils like Gary Young. He created each essential oil blend, the processes for gentle steam distillation (like in Biblical days) and he created this entire entity for a purpose–not a profit. If you’ve tried oils somewhere else and thought they didn’t work (I did, too!) you’re going to want to give it another try with Young Living. Click here to learn about our $25 rebate