Seed To Seal – YL Farms
When it comes to our essential oils, Young Living sets the standard for purity and authenticity. We carefully monitor every step of the production of our oils from beginning to end through our unique Seed to Seal process, ensuring the purity of each essential oil and protecting nature’s living energy in every bottle. This unsurpassed commitment to quality means that you can be confident that the Young Living essential oils and oil-infused products you use in your home are safe and effective.
Years of experience have taught us how to select the ideal botanicals for desired oil potency, plant under optimal conditions, use prime soil and natural methods to encourage growth, and know the precise time to harvest each crop.
Using a gentle, proprietary technique for steam-extracting the most potent essential oils, our distillation process ensures we meet our own, industry leading Therapeutic Grade distillation standards.
Inside our state-of-the-art testing facilities, every batch of essential oils is subjected to rigorous analysis. Those with even the slightest hint of possible impurity are rejected.
This unerring focus on quality ensures that the naturally occurring compounds contained in each of our products are of the highest and most consistent bioactive levels.
No matter what time of year you visit the Young Living farm, you will get an inside look at some phase of our planting and distilling operations. In the spring you will see the starts being planted and the fields being cultivated. In the summer and fall you will not only view vast organic fields of lavender, peppermint, clary sage, and other herbs, but you will also witness acres and acres of herbs being harvested by Young Living’s custom-engineering cultivation equipment and distilled in Young Living’s specially-designed stainless steel distilling chambers.
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?
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.
Because synthetics, contaminants, cheap fillers, and unethical production practices are not an option for the products in your home, Young Living Executive Vice President of Operations Lauren Walker guides the process of sourcing products from carefully vetted suppliers and testing them extensively. If our exhaustive tests show that a product doesn't meet our standards, we don't buy it or we reject the batch.
FORMULATION AND PRODUCTION
We insist on essential oils, products, and ingredients that have passed our stringent, unyielding quality benchmarks. Pure, genuine, effective ingredients that meet our demanding scientific standards are certainly more expensive, and formulating innovative offerings takes time, but we know you'll appreciate authentic products that you can rely on without a second thought.
INNOVATIVE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
As the leaders of the modern essential oils movement and a close partner with the earth, it's part of our stewardship to do business responsibly-from sustainably sourcing rare botanicals, to uplifting local communities, to going above and beyond to comply with local environmental rules. The goal? Offering a pure product that you know is part of a greater good.
SUSTAINABLE COMPLIANCE PROGRAM
INDUSTRY GREEN LEADER
Young Living Farms
Mona, Utah, USA
The Young Living Whispering Springs Farm is an iconic lavender farm, not only to Young Living but also to the essential oil movement and the wellness community. Located in Mona, Utah, this lavender farm is just a short drive fromYoung Living Global Headquarters and is home to events such as the Lavender Day festival, the Essential Oils and Animals Conference, and more.
Oils from this farm:Lavender essential oil | Hyssop essential oil | Clary Sage essential oil | Peppermint essential oil | Goldenrod essential oil | Balsam Fir essential oil | Melissa essential oil | Roman Chamomile essential oil | Juniper essential oil |
Skyrider Wilderness Ranch
Tabiona, Utah, USA
Although this ranch is one of our newest locations, many Young Living global leaders have attended retreats and events hosted at the beautiful Skyrider Wilderness Ranch. Nestled in the hills of Tabiona, Utah, and home to stunning vistas and wildlife, this farm is close to Gary Young's heart. It's a location where our unique einkorn grain can grow, as well as a place where Gary can perform research on distillation methods and new botanicals.
Products from this farm:Gary's True Grit Einkorn Flour | Gary's True Grit Einkorn Pancake and Waffle Mix | Gary's True Grit Einkorn Rotini Pasta | Gary's True Grit Einkorn | Gary's True Grit Einkorn Granola
St. Maries Lavender Farm
St. Maries, Idaho, USA
Our St. Maries Lavender Farm is where everything started! In 1993, Gary Young brought lavender seeds from Provence, France, and planted them on the 200 acres of land that now make up this beautiful farm. Today, this farm helps produce our famous Lavender essential oil and other botanicals.
Oils from this farm:Lavender essential oil | Melissa essential oil | Idaho Tansy essential oil
Highland Flats Tree Farm
Naples, Idaho, USA
Located in scenic Naples, Idaho, the Highland Flats Tree Farm is home to some of the beautiful evergreen trees that help Young Living produce essential oils inspired by the great outdoors. This location is not only a blue spruce farm but is also home to one of the world's largest essential oil distilleries. It's the location of Young Living's annual Winter Harvest and Spring Planting projects, which allow members to participate in the Seed to Seal process firsthand.
Oils from this farm:Idaho Blue Spruce essential oil | Balsam Fir essential oil | Pine essential oil | Idaho Ponderosa Pine essential oil | Western Red Cedar essential oil
Northern Lights Farm
Fort Nelson, BC, Canada
In 2014-after extensive scouting and research to find the best possible location-Young Living purchased land in British Columbia, Canada, for the Northern Lights Farm. The pristine land remains free of synthetic chemicals and fertilizers, thanks to its relatively untouched nature prior to Young Living's ownership.
Oils from this farm:Northern Lights Black Spruce essential oil | Ledum essential oil | Yarrow essential oil
Kona Sandalwood Reforestation Project
Big Island, Hawaii, USA
Young Living's partnership with the Kona Sandalwood Reforestation Project is a great example of how Young Living and our partnerships strive to preserve cultural values. At this location, only dead or dying sandalwood is harvested to maintain the ecological balance on the island and to follow the deeply rooted Hawaiian belief in humans' respectful relationship with the land.
Oils from this farm:Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood essential oil
Finca Botanica Farm
Building this farm and its state-of-the-art distillery started as one of Gary Young's passion projects. Today, Guayaquil's tropical climate helps nurture Young Living's 2,000 acres of rich soil, year-round harvests, and lush botanical life.
Oils and products from this farm:Ylang Ylang essential oil | Palo Santo essential oil | Mastrante essential oil | Lemongrass essential oil | Eucalyptus Blue essential oil | Dorado Azul essential oil | Ocotea essential oil | Plectranthus Oregano essential oil | Rosa Muerta essential oil | Chocolate
Arabian Frankincense Distillery
The limestone cliffs of Oman's Dhofar Mountains provide the perfect environment for the frankincense tree to grow, and Young Living is the first and only company in the world to obtain permission to distill and export Omani Sacred Frankincense oil and bring it into the Western world. The Boswellia sacra trees in this region carry a rich history, having been harvestedfor the past 5,000 years. Today, their resin is harvested by the same method and on the same schedule as their ancestors, so they continue this centuries-old story.
Oils from this farm:Sacred Frankincense essential oil | Myrrh essential oil
Maydi Frankincense Distillery
This region has long revered frankincense and myrrh for their luxurious fragrances and properties. The esteemed benefits of the myrrh tree and frankincense tree are now available to homes around the world, and Young Living's longstanding partnership has played an integral role in the process of making Frankincense oil more accessible.
Oils from this farm:Frankincense essential oil | Myrrh essential oil
Taiwan Cooperative Farm
This cooperative farm is actually made up of smaller individual farm operations that each focus on different oils. Like each unique operation, each oil has its own story and background that include its preservation, generational history and family significance, and the ingenuity and innovation necessary to create it.
Oils from this farm:Jade Lemon essential oil | Hong Kuai essential oil | Xiang Mao essential oil | Camphor Wood essential oil
Outback Botanical Reserve
Australia's Northern Territory outback sets the stunning backdrop for this location's plantations of Australian cypress pine trees. Drawing on ethnobotanical use in the aboriginal pharmacopeia, the founder of the Outback Botanical Reserve actually stumbled upon a new, now patented method of distillation that resulted in Blue Cypress essential oil. This oil's many benefits are still being researched to this day.
Oils from this farm:Blue Cypress essential oil
Quintis Sandalwood Farm
While this farm is headquartered in Perth, the sandalwood plantations extend across Australia's tropical northern outback. This location utilizes a remarkable approach to protecting precious sandalwood trees from India's growing black market by bringing seeds from India to be cultivated on this farm. Once safely planted in their new home, these trees are cultivated with the industry's highest standards of quality, sustainability, and environmental stewardship.
Oils from this farm:Sacred Sandalwood essential oil
Simiane-la-Rotonde Lavender Farm
Simiane-la-Rotonde Lavender Farm
Young Living's Simiane-la-Rotonde Lavender Farm is located in charming Provence, a region of France renowned for its beauty, fragrant lavender fields, and summer-long festivals. Because of its history and breathtaking views, this farm has become a popular destination for essential oil lovers, artists, and visitors looking to breathe in the captivating spirit of the special location.
Oils and products from this farm:Lavender essential oil | Clary Sage essential oil | Rosemary essential oil | Lavandin essential oil | Gary's True Grit Einkorn Flour | Gary's True Grit Einkorn Pancake and Waffle Mix | Gary's True Grit Einkorn Rotini Pasta | Gary's True Grit Einkorn Spaghetti | Gary's True Grit Einkorn Granola
Dalmatia Aromatic Farm
Dalmatia's striking and historic landscape reflects its deep cultural roots and makes an ideal home for the botanical helichrysum. That's why this farm was founded with the intention of becoming a sustainable source for the popular Helichrysum oil, but the location has since continued to grow and cultivate even more botanicals.
Oils from this farm:Helichrysum essential oil | Sage essential oil | Juniper essential oil | Bay Laurel essential oil