Seed to Seal® Sourcing Pillar
Overseen by Lauren Walker, Young Living’s Chief Supply Officer, our Sourcing pillar guides where we get our essential oils—whether from our corporate-owned farms, partner farms, or Seed to Seal-certified suppliers—and how we ensure that our sources are reputable and uphold our demanding specifications. Additionally, the standards within this pillar help ensure that these premium essential oils and ingredients are produced and manufactured without… cutting corners.
Strategic sourcing of essential oils:
We are committed to providing families with pure products that are genuine and free from harmful synthetics. This is why we and our partners are guided by our commitment to lead the way with the highest standards in essential oil authentication, testing, and more.
To validate the quality of the products we source and to ensure that these standards have been upheld, each batch of Young Living essential oil goes through rigorous testing in our state-of-the-art laboratories. Our other products go through specific testing protocols as well. If there are indications that a product was improperly sourced or manufactured, we reject the batch.
Because Young Living goes to such great lengths to source superior ingredients, we also believe it’s important to formulate, package, and ship products in a superior facility to match. Newly expanded in July of 2016, our Spanish Fork, Utah, Distribution Center is a state-of-the-art facility where we test essential oils, ingredients, and products, as well as formulate and manufacture signature products in our clean facility.
Through internal and third-party supply chain audits, Young Living ensures that inferior or unethically sourced ingredients don’t become part of our products. Our intricate global sourcing network is designed to bring our members superior products, and we are proud to take part in an objective, thorough audit of our sourcing to make sure that’s exactly what’s happening.
What the Sourcing pillar promises to you:
Seed to Seal all starts—where else?—at the source. We insist that the essential oils we receive from our corporate farms, partner farms, and Seed to Seal-certified suppliers are of the highest quality because inferior, synthetic essential oils make for inferior, synthetic products. And because our mission is to transform lives with premium essential oils and essential oil-infused products, purity and authenticity are non-negotiable.
Sourcing impacts your family with every Young Living product you use because when you clean your home with Thieves®, comfort your family with the scent of Lavender, or support your wellness with our Vitality™ line, you do so with complete confidence that your favorite Young Living products came from sources you can trust.
—from YL training and education FB