“Do you know the location of the farms where your essential oils come from?”

This is usually my first response when people ask me what differentiates Young Living from other brands.

Are you able to name the locations of the farms from which your essential oils company gets its supply from? Because I can!

  • Blue Cypress from Darwin, and Tea Tree from Gihndagun, both in Australia Down Under.
  • Lavender from Simiane-la-Rotonde, France, as well as Mona, Utah and Idaho, in the USA.
  • Clary Sage, Rosemary from Simiane-la-Rotonde, France.
  • Helichrysum, Sage, Juniper from Croatia.
  • Roman Chamomile, Valerian, Rose from Bulgaria.
  • Cistus, Frankincense, Myrrh from Seville, Spain.
  • Bergamot from Calabria, Italy.
  • Peppermint, Spearmint from Labbeemint Partner Distillery, USA.
  • Grapefruit, Lime from Ciudad Vitoria, Mexico.
  • Ylang Ylang, Eucalyptus Blue, Lemongrass, Palo Santo from Guayaquil, Ecuador.
  • Sacred Frankincense from Oman.
  • Idaho Blue Spruce, Idaho Balsam Fir from Highland Flats Tree Farm and Distillery in Naples, Idaho, USA.
  • Northern Lights Black Spruce from Northern Lights in Fort Nelson, BC, Canada.
  • Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood from Big Island, Hawaii, USA.
  • Tee Tree, Eucalyptus Radiata, Grapefruit, Lemon, Orange from South Africa.
  • Elemi from Bicol Region, Philippines.
  • Jade Lemon, Xiang Mao, Hong Kuai from Taiwan.

All our farms are owned by the company or cooperative farms, and are open to visit (usually during company incentive trips, retreats, and training conventions). When there, we take part in one of the production processes: planting, harvest, distillation.

When you know where your products originate from, how they are made, and the people producing them, you’re assured of absolute product quality.

Another favourite story of mine is the years when a popular blend, Valor, was out of stock. Yes, years!

It started when Black Spruce, one of the oils used in the blend, didn’t meet the quality standards set by our founder, Gary Young. He refused to use the oil, and so fresh supplies of the blend couldn’t be made. At the next harvest, the same thing happened again, due to harsh weather conditions.

By the third time this happened, many members were irate. But instead of using a synthetic substitute for Black Spruce, Gary stuck to his belief: that Young Living would only use pure, first distillation essential oils.

His choice led to the popular Valor blend being unavailable for at least 18 months, which led to many distributors dropping out of the company. This was also the reason for the founding of the Northern Lights Black Spruce farm, to supply the highest quality of Black Spruce.

When you know how much integrity and pride a company’s founder places in his products, even if it means having to lose business, you know that they have placed your well-being as their top priority, despite running a business.

With such dedication, why would you want to use other brands? If you’d like to join me in boosting your well-being with the highest quality brand of essential oils available, connect with me patricea@patricea to explore.