In the United States, there is no rating system for essential oils. The closest we get is an FDA requirement that in order to label a bottle of essential “pure” or “therapeutic grade” the contents of that bottle must contain at least 5% essential oil! The vast majority of essential oils on the market today are only suitable for cosmetics and perfumes. All essential oils in the world fall into one of 4 categories: Grade A, B, C, or D.

  1. Grade A are therapeutic grade, made from organically grown plants and distilled at low temperatures.

  2. Grade B are food grade, but may contain synthetics, pesticides, fertilizers, chemical extenders, or carrier oils.

  3. Grade C are perfume oils that often contain adulterating chemicals. They usually use solvents, for example, hexane, to gain higher yield of oil per harvest. Solvents can be cancerous, and are in many store bought oils. They may also be diluted 80-95% with alcohol.

  4. Grade D are “floral water”, which is aromatic only and is usually a byproduct of Grade A distillation. After all the oils are pulled out, the leftover dirty water is sold to companies which will fill 5% of the bottle with this “leftover trash water,” fill the rest with carriers, and label it “pure”.


The reason Young Living’s oils are so different is they produce grade A, therapeutic grade essential oils. Grade A are the only true pure oils. Grade D would be like walking into your fridge, taking a glass of orange juice and diluting 95% of it with water before you drank it! It wouldn’t have the full benefits of orange juice. That’s why you want Grade A oils.


Young living is able to produce pure, therapeutic grade a essential oils because of their strict, detailed method for producing essential oils to obtain the purest plant essences. Young Living calls this their ‘Seed to Seal’ process. Every step from planting to bottling is detailed and controlled.


When you use Young Living products, you are guaranteed the most pure oils on the market. The Seed to Seal guarantee ensures that they cultivate their seeds, plant them on their own farms (which have an open door policy to visitors at any time), weed by hand, harvest, distill on site, and package in house. All distilleries use stainless steel and glass parts, this ensures your oils never touch plastic, which could leak into the final product. Young Living does not believe in using fillers or synthetic products to just sell an item; they are a product-driven company over a profit-driven. This is why only approximately 30% of their harvests actually ever makes it into to those beautiful bottles. Their standards for their OWN purity are that high!


  • Seeds - 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.

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

  • Distillation - Young Living’s proprietary low-temperature, low pressure steam distillation process ensures that the botanical plant compounds in every batch of essential oil remains uncompromised during the extraction process. Cold pressing and resin tapping methods are also used for select oils.

  • Testing - Each essential oil must pass Young Living’s stringent testing to ensure the optimal bio-active 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 process by carefully sealing each bottle of essential oil before shipping to members worldwide.

You can check out more information at http://seedtoseal.com/en

DISCLAIMER: We do not claim to be medical practitioners. We do not diagnose, treat or prescribe any medical treatment or advice.