A comprehensive set of quality standards that are unmatched in the industry!
These standards go far beyond the industry standards on quality because of the unique Seed to Seal® process that is demanded of every bottle of oil.
It is this comprehensive and extensive process that makes the quality of Young Living’s essential oils the purest and most authentic oils in the world.
Their Seed to Seal® Promise on Quality Matters Only When Results Matter
I particularly love that these quality standards are non-negotiable benchmarks for delivering a product that you can feel 100% safe using and sharing with your loved ones.
As you will see, these standards are multifaceted and exacting….
Here Are The Seed to Seal® Standards
Not all essential oils are created equally. I'm proud to know that Young Living® will never compromise by adding synthetics, contaminants, or cheap fillers, or by using unethical production practices.
It All Starts With Sourcing
There is an exacting process of sourcing products from carefully vetted corporate-owned farms, partner farms, and Seed to Seal®-certified suppliers and testing them extensively.
If exhaustive tests show that a product doesn’t meet the standards, it is rejected, completely.
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Young Living oils are sourced from their own corporate-owned farms, partner farms, and Seed to Seal-certified suppliers. This empowers them to source conscientiously and with sensitivity to local communities and ecosystems. Like-minded suppliers are vetted according to five principles:
- Established Relationships
- Seed to Seal Specifications
- Binding Agreements
- Stringent Testing
- and Ongoing Audits
FORMULATION AND PRODUCTION
The expanded Distribution Center in Spanish Fork, Utah is a state-of-the-art facility. It is here where best manufacturing practices are utilized to test essential oils, ingredients and products, to formulate and manufacture the innovative offerings.
Young Living will only work with partners who can be trusted, but even with that, they engage third-party global experts to validate that the standards are being upheld. This helps to ensure that inferior or unethically sourced ingredients never find your products.
And There is More
Young Living® demands a high level of quality and authenticity while encouraging responsible practices of production and processing at all stages in the supply chain.
Young Living® is working with SCS Global Services (a global expert in environmental and sustainability certification, standards development, responsible sourcing, and business solutions) on the details of the development and implementation of the Young Living Essential Oils® Sourcing Standard.
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These sourcing standards apply to all stages of the supply chain, including farms, wildcrafting operations, processing facilities (e.g., distilleries), as well as Young Living-owned facilities.
It applies to Young Living corporate-owned farms, partner farms, and Seed to Seal-certified suppliers.
Young Living and all of their partners must meet the highest standards in:
- Agricultural Practices
- Harvesting & Collection
- Extraction & Distillation Practices
- Storage & Bottling
Science is the Cornerstone
Trained scientific staff work in state-of-the-art labs with some of the most advanced scientific equipment available.
While Young Living® labs can conduct all of these tests, they routinely use third-party labs to supplement internal testing.
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The D. Gary Young Research Institute and Quality program is staffed with more than 50 highly trained, highly skilled scientists who use advanced testing methods to help ensure that products meet lofty standards.
In addition to two in-house labs, Young Living also works with more than a dozen of the world’s leading, independent, and accredited labs with highly skilled and trained scientists who specialize in advanced product testing.
INNOVATIVE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
With purity and efficacy being most important to Young Living, the D. Gary Young Research Institute team helps with employing cutting-edge science to develop unique products that lead the industry. The R&D team routinely develops new testing methods to help ensure the quality of products and performs state-of-the-art research to support product claims and uses.
STRINGENT, UNYIELDING QUALITY
Quality starts at the farm and is proven in the labs.
Through stringent, unyielding quality benchmarks, Young Living identifies the most pure, genuine, and effective ingredients.
A battery of physical, chemical, and microbiological scientific tests measure the exact components and properties of the essential oils. Each test is repeated numerous times during the quality process. Testing begins at the farms and continues all the way through the final stages prior to shipment.
A team of highly trained, highly skilled scientists perform state-of-the-art tests, including but not limited to:
- Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)
- Inductively Coupled Plasma-Atomic Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES)
- Gas Chromatography (GC)
- High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
- Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy
- Automated Micro-Enumeration
- Flash Point
- Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GCMS)
- Chiral Chromatography
- Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (IRMS)
An integral part of Young Living’s stewardship is to do business responsibly:
- Sustainably sourcing plants
- Uplifting local communities
- Complying with environmental and other laws
Inexpensive essential oils are often synthetic, adulterated, or unethically sourced, which is why Young Living® chooses to partner with those who produce pure essential oils and ingredients ethically and legally.
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GLOBAL COMPLIANCE PROGRAM
Young Living has developed a global compliance program that outlines a series of mandatory policies and guidelines.
The following list includes some of these policies and guidelines that are covered by the Global Compliance Program:
- Young Living Code of Conduct
- Young Living Employee Handbook
- Young Living Policies and Procedures
- Young Living Anticorruption Policy
- Young Living Environmental Compliance Policy
- Lacey Act Compliance Program
- Young Living Travel and Expense Policy
- Direct Selling Association (DSA) Code of Ethics
Industry Green Leader
Young Living’s commitment to sustainable business includes reforestation of harvested trees; recycling at Young Living offices; and the construction of a brand-new, LEED and Green Globe certified headquarters in Lehi, Utah.
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