Science Pillar

Let’s talk about the Science Pillar!!

Once we have carefully sourced our superior essential oils, we put them through a stringent testing process to ensure that every batch meets our rigorous quality standards. We also use respected, third-party labs to provide objective quality verification.

With superior essential oils and premium ingredients from our partner farms and Seed to Seal-certified suppliers, we craft effective, naturally derived formulas, avoiding potentially harmful ingredients found in many mainstream products.

Industry-leading research
While our product quality starts in the field, it’s proven in the lab. The quality for which we are known is defined by the work of our industry-leading Research team. Led by Chief Science Officer Dr. Mike Buch, the Research team has a combined 180 years of experience, which they put to work using advanced testing processes in our state-of-the-art labs to ensure that our products meet our stringent purity and safety specifications.

Each batch of essential oil undergoes a range of tests in our multimillion-dollar lab. These tests determine whether we use or reject a given batch of essential oils.

If a sample passes testing with our Research team, it is tested again by our Quality Control team, who will pass or fail the batch, clearing it for either production or rejection. Young Living frequently rejects batches of essential oil when they are not up to our specifications.

Our extensive testing includes GCMS (Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry). This elementary test gives us a detailed profile of the oils to ensure that they are up to our standards on a molecular level.

In addition to the standard GCMS, our lab is also home to two in-house IRMS (Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer) testing instruments to determine whether an oil is from an organic or synthetic source.
GCMS and IRMS are just two basic tests in a battery of organoleptic, chemical, physical, and microbiological tests we use in our own labs. Other more advanced tests not often used throughout the industry include FTIR and ICP-MS.

Not only are essential oils tested in our labs, but our other offerings also undergo specific tests that determine purity and shelf life. All tests are recorded in our data library, one of the largest of its kind in the world. We have been collecting testing data for 23 years and continue to meticulously record the results of our testing.

Third-party testing
Product testing doesn’t take place exclusively in-house. We also test product samples as needed with independent, respected, and accredited labs that employ certified chemical analysts with over 300 years of combined laboratory experience. This provides reliable, objective testing data that supports our commitment to purity.

Innovative product development
We create our pure, effective formulas with the cleanest and most innovative ingredients available. We also focus on what’s not in the formulas. We’ve developed—and continuously update—a list of potentially harmful or harsh additives that may appear in mainstream products but will never be found in ours. Rest assured, our products offer all the ingredients you want while avoiding the ones you don’t want.

This list of banned ingredients is expanding. Young Living watches scientific trends and monitors new research to learn about other potentially harmful ingredients to add to our list and to formulate and reformulate our products accordingly.

This level of conscientiousness with our ingredients allows us to craft life-enhancing products that families can use with full peace of mind. Our emphasis on exhaustively testing and obsessively formulating our products gives members one less thing to worry about.

What the Science pillar promises to you
-You get pure, genuine, effective ingredients that meet our demanding scientific standards.
-You receive superior products.
-Your essential oils, products, and ingredients have passed stringent testing.
-You get the authentic products that you and your family deserve.

While our conscientious sourcing practices ensure that the Young Living products you love come from suppliers that you can trust, we’re not satisfied to leave it at that.

Our Science pillar helps verify, batch by batch, that no inferior product makes its way to your door. Not only does this pillar ensure purity and authenticity, but it also ensures efficacy and freedom from harsh, toxic ingredients.


–from yl training and education on FB

Leave a Reply