Dear Soul Family & Friends,
Here are some personal thoughts and reflections on the quality of Young Living Brand, therapeutic grade, essential oils. I share their experiences with you, because I believe that it is VERY important to only use high-quality oils.
“I’ve researched various essential oil companies. What I’ve found is that you can buy cheaper oils, which are also cheaper quality. You can also buy oils of comparable quality. If you find oils of comparable quality, the price of those oils is very similar to the price of our oils. Their lavender may be a dollar cheaper, and their basil a dollar more. Overall, they’re very close.
If you ask the other companies if they use a GC analysis, even if their quality is comparable, the chances are that they do not. They trust their supplier. Years ago, when Gary Young was starting Young Living, he trusted his suppliers, and learned that it was not a great idea. That’s when he implemented the toughest testing of essential oils by any company in the industry.
I choose Young Living because I, personally, know the extent they go to in order to sell pure oils. I don’t know of any other company who uses organic seeds, soil nurtured with enzymes and organic fertilizers, waters with spring water (city water has too many chemicals), weeds the plants by hand, harvests on the right day, at the right time, gets the peppermint (for example) to the distiller within 15 minutes of harvest or someone loses their job, distills with low pressure and temperature, for an extended period of time to maximize, not the yield, but the molecules found in the oil. This company is amazing.
I encourage all of my students to go out and experience other oils for themselves. Smell test them. Use them. Compare prices. To smell test an oil, you open the bottle and waft it at about waist level. See what you can smell. Bring it a little higher, and waft it back and forth again. See how many different smells reach the nose. Bring it up again, and smell again. Do this several times until you’re at the chin, and then smell with one nostril, then the other, then both together.
While this smell test is not fool proof (I’ve seen the owner of an essential oils company (not YL) tricked by an oil produced in a lab, thinking it was a real, and decent, oil) it’s a reasonable test. What you’re looking for is a rich bouquet of smells. If it smells the same as you move it all the way up the body, it doesn’t have much in it as far as a variety of molecules. When you smell one nostril, and then the second, the odors should be a little different. When you smell with both nostrils, it should smell like a rich bouquet of both smells. If it has synthetic chemicals in it, you can often smell them when you smell with both nostrils together.
Frankincense is oil with the most noticeable and dramatic differences between a good one and a poor quality one. Wafting the bottle slowly up the body and smelling, a poor quality oil smells pretty much the same all the way up. With the YL frankincense, it has delightfully different smells at each level.
So, even if I had no money (which was true for me when I joined Young Living) I would still buy Young Living oils, and use them sparingly and carefully, rather than buying cheaper oils.
I can now afford to buy any oils that I want, and I choose Young Living. ” Vicki Opfer, 30 years of experience in natural healing; working extensively with oils, since 1994.
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“Having been introduced to oils 3 years before finding Young Living, I used oils from 4 other companies. Two of those companies are considered among the absolute best in the world of Aromatherapy by members of the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapists (NAHA). As a Registered Aromatherapist, I can say without any hesitation that Young Living’s oils are superior to any other I have ever found. But let’s be fair, some oils from other companies are good. I concur with the statement that one only needs to inhale the oils to know the difference. That certainly was the case for me, and that is one of the only reasons I ever gave Young Living oils a chance.
I have now been using oils for almost 10 years and half of that I have been using Young Living oils exclusively. When I have taught Aromatherapy Basics classes through the Continuing Education Department at the local University, I take oils from the Health Food Store, from the mall, from Tisserand, from Cheryl’s Herbs in St. Louis (Cheryl Hoard has been the President of NAHA twice and has exceptionally good oils), and oils from Young Living. I am not able to sell oils or promote any single company in the class – because if I did that, they wouldn’t let me teach there. But I am happy to report to you that by the end of the class, there is always someone in the class, who is new to oils and has no vested interest in promoting Young Living, who stands up and says, “I don’t know about the rest of you, but I find these Young Living oils smell better, last longer, and actually help me more than these other oils.”
What a wonderful testimonial to the quality of our fabulous Young Living oils. And most of the people, usually all but maybe one person, come to me afterward and ask how they can get Young Living oils.
Regarding price, I have always paid very nearly the same price for high quality, organic singles regardless of the source, and often pre-bottled blends of the same high quality cost more from other companies than from Young Living. The absolute biggest difference in what we have available to us through Young Living is the amazing number of high quality, therapeutic grade, organic essential oils, and the low cost training. The value of training available from Young Living and the Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education (CARE) is without comparison in the world of Aromatherapy. You can’t beat it. Plus you get so much free information and training from your sponsor, upline, and the chat groups. You CAN’T BEAT IT ANYWHERE.
Remember Dr. Joseph Mercola, DO, who spoke at the Young Living Convention a few years back. He said he believed he could get an oil that was at least as good a quality as Young Living’s Frankincense and Lavender. He had an entire research team scour the internet and North America. After a few months, they came back to him and said they thought they had found oils that would work just as well, at half the cost. He started using them and the condition with his eyes (that he was using the oils for) returned with 2 weeks. He said he had learned the hard way that Young Living is the BEST!
Don’t be fooled by others who do not have the experience. They may have a few oils that are exceptional, they may have a good selection of high quality organic oils, but they do not have anything that truly compares with Young Living’s oils and training.
And Happy Oiling,
Jacquelyn A Close, CCI, RA
Certified CARE Instructor
Director, Conscious Healing Institute
Grading Of Essential Oils – Understanding AFNOR By Dr. David Stewart [For more on Dr. David Stewart’s Aromatherapy trainings, to purchase training tapes and books and to subscribe to his free newsletter, go to Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education (CARE) at www.raindroptraining.com
AFNOR is an acronym for a French testing laboratory that sets standards for essential oils in Europe under the organizational name of International Standards Organization (ISO). Dr. Herve Casabianca heads the ISO Essential Oil Standards Committee and is also Director of the AFNOR Laboratory. Translated loosely, AFNOR stands for Association of French Normalization Organization Regulation.
Whenever you seen an oil with the designation EC AFNOR on its label, samples of that oil have been sent to France for testing to see if it measures up to the European standards for therapeutic grade oil. In order to satisfy such a grade, the oil has to meet a certain chemical profile as determined by a gas chromatograph.
For example, most lavender oils are fragrance grade and may be a high quality, grade A oil for that purpose, but not necessarily therapeutic. To be therapeutic, there must be no traces of pesticides, herbicides or other chemicals. It must be extracted by steam distillation and not by solvents. It must contain 25-38% linolool and 25-24% linalyl acetate and less than .05% camphor. There are levels for a dozen other components as well. If an oil does not fit the profile, then it is not therapeutic. The ISO committee in Europe has set therapeutic profiles for each oil. True therapeutic grade oils must contain no synthetic ingredients nor can it be diluted. It must be exactly as it was harvested and distilled without any further tampering with the chemistry.
The AFNOR-ISO standard is the only standard in the world that specifically sets a measure for an essential oil to be “therapeutic.” There are other standards. For example, USP Grade A is basically a food or fragrance grade. USP means United States Pharmacopea, which is a set of profiles that oils must meet and which can be met by artificially manipulating the oil by adding synthetic components or refining the oil to remove certain components. Hence, a USP grade oil is, by definition, not therapeutic inasmuch as it has been manipulated to meet a consistent standard for fragrance or flavor. This is okay for oils used in foods, cosmetics, shampoos, deodorants, etc., but not okay for therapeutic usage.
Sometimes you will see a term, “aromatherapy grade” on an oil. According to Shirley and Len Price in their book, Aromatherapy for Professionals, the term applies to a massage oil that usually contains no more than 2% essential oil in a carrier oil base. Hence, aromatherapy grade oils are, by definition, diluted, and are not therapeutic.
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