seed to seal | nourishing habits

This week I have shared about diffusing essential oils and applying topically. Next up we will be talking about ingesting essential oils- BUT, before we can move onto that, we need to discuss something SUPER important.

Quality.

There are a lot of companies out there selling essential oils, and these days, you can find them just about anywhere- grocery stores, farmers markets, online, etc. But all essential oils are not the same. There is no regulation on the distilling, bottling or labeling of essential oils. So any company can put “100% pure essential oil”, or “therapeutic grade essential oil” on their bottles, even when the bottle contains many other chemical and compounds to make the oil cheaper to produce. So please, be aware and do your own research. Through my research, I discovered Young Living and their Seed to Seal promise.

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There are 5 steps in Young Living’s Seed Seal.

  • Seed
  • Cultivate
  • Distill
  • Test
  • Seal

There is a ton of information on Young Living’s page and some fantastic videos to watch on the entire process. I trust their entire process and integrity to bring us the purest therapeutic-grade essential oils. I only feel comfortable ingesting Young Living essential oils.

I often get questions about cost of YL oils compared to grocery store oils, but when you really understand the process, how many lavender plants it takes to distill and create a 15ml bottle of highly concentrated Lavender essential oil, you begin to wonder how companies can sell large bottles of “pure” essential oil for next nothing. Something has to give somewhere- either they are adding chemicals and compounds to stretch the amount of oil, or they are using sub-par lavender plants to produce oil. Perhaps both! You get what you pay for! A wholesale membership is a fantastic way to get the oils you love from a quality resource for a reduced price!

I had the opportunity to attend Young Living Convention, and my favorite part was watching Young Living’s Founder, Gary Young’s passion for the product and health and wellness. He truly believes in his products and promoting wealth, not just in making money.

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Want to try out some oils? email me at chelsea(dot)mccown(at)gmail(dot)com. Or read here to learn more!

Disclaimer: This info is based on my experiences and resources. Please use common sense and the advice of your qualified health professional when making your health decisions. These statements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. download.jpg

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