Seed to Seal®

Standards far beyond the standard
SOURCING
SCIENCE
STANDARDS
Millions around the world have discovered that a drop of pure essential oil can change everything for the better. We’re committed to establishing and maintaining the ultimate, industry-leading standard in essential oil products, so our work can keep changing lives as it has for two decades. For us, the non-negotiable benchmarks for delivering a product that our members can feel great about are multifaceted, exacting, and—above all—concrete. We’re proud to offer an extensive line of authentic, essential oil-infused solutions that represent the best of nature—all purity, no compromises—through the standards of our groundbreaking Seed to Seal® program.

Our members have always embraced Seed to Seal as a series of rigorous quality control steps. We invite you to discover just how far these steps go. Seed to Seal is our set of standards that ensure that with every targeted supplement, every skin care solution, and every pure essential oil your family uses, you’re enjoying the benefit of our global resources, industry leadership, and 23 years of innovation. The result? A pristine final product that you know has been created with conscientious sourcing, science, and standards.

These three aspects of production contain our concrete steps for delivering transformative, innovative, and pure products to you. The standards are demanding, but a product is only as good as the process that created it, and we’re committed to a quality process far beyond all industry expectations to transform your life for the better.

Sourcing

Because synthetics, contaminants, cheap fillers, and unethical production practices are not an option for the products in your home, Young Living Executive Vice President of Operations Lauren Walker guides the process of sourcing products from carefully vetted 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.
Partnership Principles
We source from our corporate-owned farms, as well as 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. Learn more here
Formulation & Production
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.
Third-Party Substantiation
When it comes to our partnerships, we trust but verify. To ensure that inferior or unethically sourced ingredients don’t find their way to your door, we use an extensive, full-access system of internal and third-party audits to monitor our supply chain.

Science

We insist on essential oils, products, and ingredients that have passed our stringent, unyielding quality benchmarks. Pure, genuine, effective ingredients that meet our demanding scientific standards are certainly more expensive, and formulating innovative offerings takes time, but we know you’ll appreciate authentic products that you can rely on without a second thought.
Industry-Leading Research
While our product quality starts in the fields, it’s proven in the lab with research led by Chief Science Officer Dr. Mike Buch. With his team’s combined 180 years of experience, they use advanced testing processes in our state-of-the-art labs to ensure that an inferior product never slips by.
Third-Party Testing
Product testing doesn’t take place exclusively in-house. We also test product samples as needed with two independent, respected, and accredited labs that employ certified chemical analysts with over 300 years of combined laboratory experience.
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 an expanding list of 20 potentially harmful or harsh additives that may appear in mainstream products but will never be found in our line. Get all the ingredients you want and none of the ones you don’t.

Standard

As the leaders of the modern essential oils movement and a close partner with the earth, it’s part of our stewardship to do business responsibly—from sustainably sourcing rare botanicals, to uplifting local communities, to going above and beyond to comply with local environmental rules. The goal? Offering a pure product that you know is part of a greater good.
Top-Tier Standards
Inexpensive essential oils are often synthetic, adulterated, or unethically sourced, which is why we choose to partner with sources we know produce pure essential oils and ingredients ethically and legally, setting a top-tier standard for sustainability.
Sustainable Compliance Program
Not only is our compliance program exhaustive, but it’s also the first of its kind in the industry. It is the gold standard for compliance programs, and we are proud to have gone above and beyond to establish it. We have engaged top legal experts around the world to keep us advised of the most current laws, as well as to inform us how to appropriately apply them to our most important business needs. The program ultimately determines several specific legal factors associated with botanical harvesting in order to protect delicate landscapes, plants, and wildlife, including knowing where, how, how much to plant and harvest, and more. These steps provide even more evidence that Young Living is the industry leader in compliance.
Industry Green Leader
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. These efforts collectively add up to an industry-leading effort to respectfully partner with the earth.