Grades of Essential Oils

There are significant differences between synthetic fragrance oils and pure essential oils. There are 4 grades of essential oils.

• Grade A oils are pure therapeutic and superior quality. They are usually made from organically grown plants, and are distilled at the proper temperatures.

• Grade B oils are food grade, they may contain synthetics, pesticides, fertilizers, extenders, or carrier oils.

• Grade C are perfume grade and may contain the same type of adulterating chemicals as food grade oils. They usually contain solvents which are used to gain a higher yield of oil per harvest. Solvents are not healthy.

• Floral Water is a byproduct of the distillation process, a very high quality, IF it comes from a Grade A distillation process. Accordingly, it is a low quality if it comes from poor quality raw materials and/or poor distillations processes.

Synthetic fragrance oils may duplicate the smell of the pure botanical, but the complex chemical components of each essential oil created in nature determine its true benefits. In other words, synthetic fragrance oils will not have the therapeutic properties; they are NOT suitable for aromatherapy.

What it Takes to Create One Bottle of Young Living Essential Oil®

Young Living: The Seed To Seal™ Process
Strict attention to detail—from the seeds sown to the plants harvested—ensures that the oils you obtain from Young Living are the purest, most potent essential oils available. This precise, detailed method is known as the Seed to Seal process.

Seed
Potent essential oils come from plant species that have been authenticated by Young Living experts. Species certification involves scientific research, field study, university partnerships, and on-site planting certification.

Cultivate
Through cultivation on the Young Living farms, Young Living Essential Oils has mastered the creation of pure, potent essential oils. The company takes this knowledge around the world to co-op farms to certify that these farms’ growing processes meet Young Living’s strict quality standards.

Distill
Young Living’s proprietary low-temperature, low-pressure steam distillation process ensures that the beneficial plant compounds in every batch of essential oil remain uncompromised during the extraction process.

Test
Each essential oil must pass Young Living’s stringent testing to ensure the optimal bioactive natural compounds are present. Young Living uses its own internal labs, in addition to third-party audits, to verify that international purity and potency standards are met and surpassed.

Seal
Young Living completes the Seed to Seal process by carefully sealing each bottle of essential oil before shipping them to members worldwide.