We Pick the Best Flowers & Leave the Rest

Ylang Ylang trees at Young Living farm

Rows of ylang ylang trees in bloom at the Young Living Ecuador farm.

Oil brokers who are just selling oils to the food and flavoring industries as well as the aromatherapy industry are not particular about the smell. Too often the smell is chemically enhanced, so who can be sure about getting a pure fragrance anyway?

Young Living is different. We want the pure, most beautiful smell possible. All of our workers are on our payroll and receive a salary, so the problem of trying to “fill the basket” is eliminated. They are taught how to pick the best flowers and leave the rest.

Many of the members, who were learning how to pick while visiting the farm, had a hard time leaving the undesirable flowers because they were still nice to smell.  But everyone understood and participated in the gathering of the very best, because that is important to Young Living.

Blossoms from the exotic ylang ylang tree at YL’s Finca Botanica Aromatica in Guayaquil, Ecucador.

We stand on quality and standards higher than any company in the world. I supervise all the growing and harvesting of our farms, which keeps me traveling all over the world.

In addition, I am fortunate to have such a great team of people in the office who have been with me for many years who protect our oil quality. Mary Lou Jacobson and Marc Schreuder have traveled to remote places of the world to inspect the facilities of others who produce for us to be certain that our oil quality is maintained. Dr. Cole Woolley, who joined Young Living as the Director of Research, has been overseeing our frankincense production in Oman and has been a great asset to me and our company.

I am very pleased to see in our office the commitment to maintaining the purity and high standards of our oils. As Young Living continues to grow and we continue to develop farms, that standard will continue to be the mark of our company as we lead the world in the production and quality of therapeutic-grade essential oils.