Gary Young established the term “therapeutic-grade,” now known as Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ (YLTG), as a guarantee that Young Living will only sell 100% pure, natural, uncut, unadulterated essential oils that maintain the vital therapeutic potency. As Gary traveled the world studying the distillation of pure essential oils, he saw wide discrepancies in quality and learned that in order to ensure purity and potency, expert and rigorous analysis of finished essential oils was critical. Today, using gas chromatography (GC) and mass spectrometry (MS) analysis, the phytochemical profile of every batch of Young Living essential oils is measured to evaluate each specific plant compound. Certain plant compounds must meet or exceed specific levels to ensure the essential oil is natural, pure, and therapeutic-grade. Only then does Young Living guarantee the oil will provide the desired results and label it Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ (YLTG).
Young Living Essential Oils are:
- 100% pure
- Sourced only from known botanical species
- Sustainably grown and harvested
- Grown on chemical-free farmlands in carefully nourished soil (organic)
- Unmatched throughout the essential oils industry
- So pure and natural, they’re used and recommended by integrative health professionals around the world
Whether from the Young Living Farms in the United States, France or Ecuador, these farms provide an ongoing source for pure and natural essential oils that are in critically short supply around the world. The process Young Living uses when planting, cultivating, harvesting, and distilling a batch of essential oil is crucial to retaining its vital compounds. Without the exact blend of naturally-occurring plant chemicals, an essential oil can lose its beneficial properties and fail to produce the desired effect. Young Living Therapeutic Grade (YLTG) means that every essential oil Young Living distills or sources has the optimal naturally-occurring blend of constituents to maximize the desired effect. Young Living is able to make this assertion because of our strict cultivation process—illustrated by the Four Ps—that guarantees the optimal potency of every Young Living essential oil. Watch this short video to learn more about what makes the difference in Young Living essential oils: From Seed to Seal.