This is video of the Young Living Tansy harvest. Yes, that is the CEO of the company, D. Gary Young driving the tractors! Notice the cleanliness of the fields, distillery machinery? Notice that the harvested plant goes right from the field to the distilling machinery? Notice that the distillery machinery is made of medical grade stainless steel? Notice that the lab is taking samples of each batch to test to ensure that they’re getting what they want out of the plant? They actually test each batch numerous times throughout the entire distillation process to ensure it’s only the highest quality & purity. Notice that they also store the distilled oil in a medical grade stainless steel container?
Hmm…well, first thing I noticed is that THEY don’t own the farm. There’s no way that they’re testing the dirt for residue of RoundUp, pesticides or herbicides. Are they testing the seeds to ensure they’re planting only the seeds from the strongest, heartiest plants? Are they ensuring there are no GMOs? Hmmmm…what do they use for a pesticide? Young Living uses essential oils & neem oil. I see a rusty old distilling machine that has no pressure gauge, murky, dirty water that the oil gets separated in (in the ground!!!), aluminum steel distilling machinery, really “scientific” testing going on (insert sarcasm), and oils stored in re-used plastic bottles & detergent drums (can you say BPA in your oils?!?).
I don’t know about you, but I am appalled that they call their oils 100% pure & natural! That ain’t natural! And people (me) put that crap on their skin & even take them internally (ME again). Well, that oil, if just put on the skin, is going to get absorbed into your bloodstream. Do you really want aluminum residue, BPA residue & who knows what the heck else due to contamination issues going into your bloodstream? What about your kids’ bloodstream? Heck no!
So, this is the only other essential oil company that claims to source its own oils. Other oil companies are just buying them from oil brokers like the ones you saw on the street in the market. Other companies say they get their oils from farm indigenous areas. Well, here’s a question for ya—are you eating all of your food from indigenous areas? People are so concerned about their food these days–organic, certified organic, etc. Well, it’s pretty rare to find food that is truly indigenous. Does it really matter where the plant is grown if they’re not paying attention to the rest of the process?
Young Living has farms all over the world & is acquiring more farms as we speak! Young Living tests how the plants are growing in different areas of the world & only grows plants in areas where they do well. All of our future planned farms will have the same pristine, clean, process you saw in our video. Anyone can walk off the street & go visit any of our farms–do it–you’ll walk away even more impressed.
Here’s an example, just an example (sorry, I couldn’t help myself & make a Cypress Hill reference)….Young Living couldn’t find an excellent source of black spruce–the one ingredient in our much-coveted Valor that has been out of stock for what seems like forever. You know what they did? Well, first thing they did…well, I should say DIDN’T do, is accept less-than-excellent black spruce from multiple farms that offered it. They almost had a farm that tested “good” or “acceptable” but there were just a few constituents of the oil that didn’t meet with Young Living’s stringent standards so you know what Young Living did? You think they restocked Valor and made a crap ton of money because customers were getting angry & impatient that it had been out of stock & were waiting (not so patiently) to buy it? NO! They continued to search & kept Valor out of stock (except thank goodness in our Premium Starter Kits). And then when they couldn’t find it, Young Living decided to BUY A FARM! You read that right—they BOUGHT A FARM!?!?! Who does that?!? It’s a beautiful farm up in Northern Canada that has acres & acres of high-quality black spruce trees & enough room to plant more so that we will have a continuous supply of black spruce. They are currently building a distillery, a spa, an RV park & a visitor’s center on the land and hope to have the Grand Opening in October. I mean, that’s insane! No other oil company would do that! No way!