“Time is the friend of the wonderful business, the enemy of the mediocre”. -Warren Buffett
All oil companies are not created equal. We understand this about other products- wine, cheese, cars, purses, we get that there's a Cadillac and a pinto and we understand the price difference. With some products, the higher quality reflects luxury but with Essential Oils highest quality is a necessity.
The essential oil industry is full of little bottles that are lying to you. The problem with all these little bottles is they can look like the Cadillac but drive like the pinto. They tell you they are 100% pure, organic, even therapeutic grade but what does any of that mean? Nothing if you don't know the source yourself. Fillers, toxins, and synthetics are sold every day parading as the finest oils on the market. You're not doing yourself any favors using a perfume grade oil in therapeutic ways, in fact you may cause further damage to your health.
So what makes Young Living any different? Three words- Seed To Seal. They have spent 20+ years perfecting this distilling process and oversee it from the planting of the seed to the sealing of the bottle. They don't outsource, like most other companies, because they know those sources will not take the painstaking measures Young Living does to get the highest quality product. The company was founded because therapeutic grade oils didn't exist on the market. "Therapeutic grade" is a Young Living patented term and a Young Living product.
Maybe you've had some success with your less expensive oils and don't see why anyone would spend twice as much for an oil that looks and smells the same? Lesser brands may be somewhat effective but you will not see the lasting results of using the highest quality oils on the market. The bigger problem are the ingredients in those bottles that aren't on the label that over time will hurt your health just like any other toxic ingredient you are exposed to.
Do yourself a huge favor and check out www.seedtoseal.com. The videos are beautiful and will walk you through the process that makes Young Living a completely different animal. With cars the pinto will still get you where you need to go but when it comes to your health lesser quality can only take you part of the way or backwards. Optimal health is not a luxury. Do your research and start saving that coffee money!