Friends!!! There is a huge misconception that all oils are the same and I wanted to shed some light on the differences that might help understand a bit better why I chose Young Living. -"Synthetic Biology" is new adulteration that is high in value molecules like esters, terpenoids, and aldehydes which are recreated from synthetic DNA and then fermented by bioengineered yeasts, fungi, and enzymes. These flavors and fragrances are considered "natural" because they come from yeast, according to FDA and European regulations, and can be used to enhance cheaper oils. - Synthetic or nature-identical oils: Created in a laboratory -Extended or altered oils: Fragrance grade -Natural and certified oils: Pass oil-standard tests but may not contain any or just a few therapeutic compounds -Therapeutic-grade essential oils: Pure, medicinal, steam-distilled essential oils containing all desired therapeutic compounds
Synthetic or nature-identical oils are commonplace in the market and can be created cheaply and then sold in health food stores and drug stores or novelty and tourist shops for a very low price. They have no therapeutic efficacy and may even be harmful. For instance,, fragrance grade lavender may have a harmful effect instead of a healing effect on the newly burned skin.
Extended or altered oils may have an essential oil base but are "enhanced" with certain lab-created constituents to increase volume or fragrance. Due to chemical impurities or an antagonistic balance among oil constituents, these oils may be either ineffective or even cause a negative effect.
For the above reason, the entire process of obtaining oils must be carefully watched over from the beginning to the end. No matter how costly pure essential oils may be, there can be no substitutes.
Which brings us to Young Living's Seed to Seal guarantee.