Health. Wellness.

Essential Oils.

Intro to Essential Oils
YL Product Guide
Essential oils are part of the plant that give it its distinct smell and are found in the stem, roots, seeds, bark, flowers and other parts of the plant. However, pure essential oils are far more powerful than the botanicals from which they were extracted.
Whether it’s diffusing them to create the right atmosphere at home, diluting them in a carrier oil for topical application, or even ingesting them for ultimate health benefits, we’ll help get you started.

What are essential oils?

Essential oils are oil from a plant, distilled into their purest form. They are the “lifeblood” of a plant.

How do you use essential oils?

You can use them in a diffuser, apply them directly on your skin, and/or ingest them into your body (you can cook with many of them, put a drop in your water, etc). Always follow the usage instructions on the label to make sure you know which oils are safe for direct application and for ingestion.

Are essential oils safe?

Yes! Just make sure to use them as directed.

Is it possible to be allergic to essential oils?

Essential oils do not generally contain the proteins responsible for allergic reactions, which minimizes the likelihood of an allergic reaction. However, individual sensitivities do vary, and people can still experience sensitivities to essential oils. When using a new essential oil, dilution and a skin spot test is a good idea to ensure that you do not experience any sensitivity to that particular oil.

Can essential oils be used directly on the skin without dilution?

Some essential oils can be used neat on the skin. All label instructions should be followed. Young Living’s labels indicate when an essential oil should be diluted. If it is an essential oil that you have never used, dilution and a skin spot test is a good idea to ensure that you do not experience any sensitivity to that particular essential oil.

Why use Young Living oils vs other brands?

Essential oils sold in most health food stores are aroma-grade or fragrance-grade oils. While they smell good, they don’t offer the same therapeutic and medicinal benefits. While most essential oils in the market contain additives, fillers and synthetics, Young Living oils are 100% pure, therapeutic-grade. Young Living has produced the finest oils with the largest selection for over 20 years, and has the highest sourcing and production standards in the industry. They distill oils once at low temperatures and pressures, using chemical-free water and medical-grade stainless steel distillers. Also, most essential oils on the market have expiration dates, but Young Living oils (excluding citrus) will last indefinitely if stored properly.

How are Young Living essential oils created?

Essential oils are aromatic liquids distilled or extracted from shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes, fruit, and seeds. Most Young Living essential oils are extracted using steam distillation. Their food-grade stainless steel distillers are based on a state-of-the-art design that uses very low pressure and low temperature, which is critical for preserving all of the fragile therapeutic constituents of essential oils. Plants are steam distilled in small batches for extended periods using a special low-pressure, low-heat vertical steam technology. Young Living’s citrus oils are cold pressed from the rinds of their designated fruit, such as bergamot, orange, grapefruit, tangerine, and lemon. No solvents or synthetic chemicals of any kind are used or added in either method.

Are Young Living oils certified organic?

Young Living prides itself on offering the purest and most effective essential oils possible, and they are often asked if their oils are certified organic. The organic certification, while important, is far from the only standard of quality by which to judge essential oils. Young Living practices a unique Seed to Seal® quality process that goes beyond the current organic standard in many ways. At Young Living, they don’t just rely on others to verify the purity of their oils. Young Living works directly with their farms, growers, and distillers to ensure the quality, integrity, and authenticity of every product produced. Their passion and commitment is to produce 100-percent pure, unadulterated essential oils that retain all of the natural constituents and therapeutic properties nature intended. Young Living’s Seed to Seal process ensures the purest therapeutic-grade essential oils through careful monitoring of every step of essential oil production—from the time a seed is sourced until the oil is sealed in the bottle. Every batch of essential oils, whether cultivated on their own farms or by one of their carefully vetted partner growers, is rigorously tested and subjected to careful review through every step of production and meets or exceeds industry safety and purity standards. Young Living’s dedication to quality ensures that they provide pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils with the complete, optimal blend of plant constituents to provide maximum potency and results. As millions of satisfied members and customers across the globe can testify, Young Living sets the standard for purity and quality in the essential oil industry. While standards and guidelines can vary and be modified, Young Living’s dedication to providing the safest, most beneficial essential oils in the world will never change.

Does Young Living use pesticides?

Young Living does not use pesticides at their farms or their partner farms. Both Young Living’s farm practices and finished products are held to strict standards, and with the measures they have in place, Young Living feels confident that they offer their members the best, purest products available.

What tests does Young Living conduct on their essential oils?

Young Living uses its own internal labs and third-party facilities to verify that Young Living purity and potency standards are met. Each batch of essential oil is sent through six rigorous tests and must meet established quality benchmarks to pass through successfully.

  • Mass Spectrometer—Identifies the names of each constituent (plant chemicals) in the oil.
  • Gas Chromatograph—Measures the percentage of constituents in the oil.
  • Refractive Index—Measures the density of the oil using a concentrated beam of light.
  • Specific Gravity—Measures how heavy the oil is as compared to water.
  • Flash Point—Ignites the oil and tests it against standard flash temperatures.
  • Optical Rotation—Measures the molecular structure of the oil.

Once the tests are complete, the results are compared to the vast library of information Young Living has amassed over 20 years. This library of oil data is unmatched in the industry. If the incoming oils do not meet the established profile, they are rejected and not allowed to be bottled as a Young Living product.

Can I store essential oils in plastic containers?

Young Living recommends that members store essential oils in their original containers. However, if you would like to store your oils in different containers, they recommend using dark-colored glass. Young Living does not recommend storing undiluted essential oils in plastic containers because many essential oils are incompatible with plastic material.

What is the shelf life of Young Living essential oils?

Young Living’s essential oils do not expire and will maintain their integrity, efficacy, and beneficial properties virtually indefinitely, provided they are stored properly in a dark-glass bottle, upright and tightly sealed, out of sunlight, and in cool temperatures.

How many drops are in a 5ml and 15ml bottle?

There are approximately 85 drops (1 teaspoon) in a 5-ml bottle and approximately 250 drops (1 tablespoon) in a 15-ml bottle.

What is Young Living's policy regarding GMOs?

Young Living takes pride in utilizing the highest quality botanicals for its essential oils and oil-infused products. Every effort is made to ensure that the ingredients in their products are the purest and most potent available. Young Living goes to great lengths to formulate and use non-GMO (genetically modified organism) sources for its products whenever they are both verifiable and available. Although in the majority of cases they are able to certify that Young Living product ingredients are non-GMO, there are instances when sourcing and manufacturing constraints require the use of botanicals and materials that are uncertified or untraceable back to a verifiable non-GMO source. In addition, there are no clear guidelines on unified labeling standards from U.S. government agencies regarding non-GMO labeling. Young Living reaffirms their commitment to offering safe, effective, and high-quality products to their customers and members around the world. They are continuously researching ways to provide the highest quality and most natural products for their members.

Are Young Living products tested on animals?

Young Living has a policy against testing the efficacy or safety of its products on animals. Young Living’s products are formulated to be safe for nearly all users, and animal testing is neither required nor performed in their product development process.

How can I purchase Young Living essential oil products?

If you would like to order products, you just need to set up your account. It’s really simple, and there are step-by-step instructions linked to on each BOLD team members’ profile page.

If I create an account, will I need to order products consistently?

There is no minimum monthly order for retail or wholesale members. Wholesale members need to place at least a 50 PV order every year to maintain their membership.

What's the difference between retail and wholesale membership?

Wholesale members get a 24% discount on products. In the United States, wholesale membership signup requires the purchase of a Premium Starter Kit. In Canada, no starter kit is required with either membership. Wholesale membership requires at least 50 PV in product orders per year to maintain membership. Neither have monthly order minimums, and both are risk-free and can be canceled at any time.

What is Essential Rewards?

Essential Rewards (ER) is a subscription service offered to Young Living members. ER members can get as much as 25 percent each order back in Essential Rewards points. ER members also receive automatic shipments, discounted shipping rates, bonuses, and the opportunity to earn commission checks.

Will I have any obligation to sell essential oils?

You will have absolutely ZERO obligation to sell essential oils and essential oil products.