Seed to Seal®
Millions around the world have discovered the benefits of pure essential oils, derived naturally from plants. We’re committed to establishing and maintaining the ultimate, industry-leading standard in essential oil products. For us, the non-negotiable benchmarks for delivering a product that our customers can feel great about are multifaceted and exacting. We’re proud to offer an extensive line of essential oils and essential oil-infused, plant-based products that represent the best of nature—through the standards of our Seed to Seal program.
Young Living embraces a rigorous quality control standard to help ensure our products meet strict specifications. Seed to Seal is our set of standards that helps ensure that with every pure essential oil and Young Living product your family uses, you’re enjoying the benefits of our global resources, industry leadership, and over two decades of innovation. The result? A pristine final product that you know has been created with conscientious Sourcing, Science, and Standards—the three pillars of Seed to Seal.
As the leader of the essential oils movement, Young Living is paving the way for every other essential oil company to improve processes that protect our planet and ensure the highest quality standards.
Not all essential oils are created equally. Young Living will never knowingly compromise by adding synthetics, contaminants, or cheap fillers, or by using unethical production practices. Young Living Chief Supply Officer Lauren Walker guides the process of sourcing products from carefully vetted corporate-owned farms, partner farms, and Seed to Seal-certified suppliers and testing them extensively. If our exhaustive tests show that a product doesn’t meet our standards, we don’t buy it, or we reject the batch.
Our oils are sourced from our corporate-owned farms, partner farms, and Seed to Seal-certified suppliers. This empowers us to source conscientiously and with sensitivity to local communities and ecosystems. We vet and select our like-minded suppliers according to five principles: Established Relationships, Seed to Seal Specifications, Binding Agreements, Stringent Testing, and Ongoing Audits.
Our superior oils and ingredients deserve facilities and formulas to match. Our expanded Distribution Center in Spanish Fork, Utah, is a state-of-the-art facility, where we use best manufacturing practices to test essential oils, ingredients, and products and to formulate and manufacture the innovative offerings you love.
We choose to work only with partners we trust; but even with that trust, we engage third-party global experts to validate that our standards are being upheld. This helps to ensure that inferior or unethically sourced ingredients don’t find their way to your door.
Science is the cornerstone of what we do at Young Living. Our trained scientific staff employs cutting-edge methods to develop new products, as well as to help ensure the quality of all of our products. Both our R&D and Quality teams, led by Chief Science Officer Dr. Michael Buch, work in state-of-the-art labs with some of the most advanced scientific equipment available.
While our product quality starts in the fields, it’s proven in our state-of-the-art labs. Our rigorous R&D and Quality program is staffed with more than 50 highly trained, highly skilled scientists who use advanced testing methods to help ensure that products meet our lofty standards.
Our R&D team helps Young Living employ cutting-edge science to develop unique products that lead the industry. This team also performs state-of-the-art research to support product claims and uses. With purity and efficacy being paramount to Young Living, the R&D team routinely develops new testing methods to help ensure the quality of our products.
Part of our stewardship is to do business responsibly—from sustainably sourcing plants, to uplifting local communities, and to complying with environmental and other laws. Chief Legal & Compliance Officer, Matthew French, oversees the Global Compliance Program, helping to ensure that Young Living offers pure product that you can feel confident is contributing to the greater good.
Inexpensive essential oils are often synthetic, adulterated, or unethically sourced, which is why we choose partners who produce pure essential oils and ingredients ethically and legally. This practice sets a top-tier standard for sustainability.
As part of our commitment to running our business ethically and legally, from sourcing and producing our essential oils, to marketing and selling our products, we have developed a global compliance program that outlines a series of mandatory policies and guidelines. The following list includes some of these policies and guidelines that are covered by the Global Compliance Program:
- Young Living Code of Conduct
- Young Living Employee Handbook
- Young Living Policies and Procedures
- Young Living Anticorruption Policy
- Young Living Environmental Compliance Policy
- Lacey Act Compliance Program
- Young Living Travel and Expense Policy
- Direct Selling Association (DSA) Code of Ethics
Our efforts go beyond a conscientious supply chain. Young Living’s commitment to sustainable business includes reforestation of harvested trees; recycling at Young Living offices; and the construction of our brand-new, LEED-certified headquarters in Lehi, Utah.