Then there's this organic label thing.
Here's the deal, the USDA is a government agency for the dairy, meat, and agricultural industry. This means there are NO regulations surrounding the specific harvesting, distilling, or testing of essential oils.
So the next time you want to ask “is this oil organic?” what you should really ask is, “How was the oil produced from start to finish?” We like to say that Young Living goes BEYOND organic because they follow all organic practices, and more.
OK put those nerdy specs back on, here goes Beyond Organics 101…
The top five ways Young Living goes beyond organic
1. In order to be USDA Certified Organic, the USDA requires that “land must have no prohibited substances applied to it for at least three years before the harvest of an organic crop.”
Young Living goes “beyond organic” and also does a full chemical analysis of the soil to test for any chemicals present in the ppb (part per billion) level that may have been there from far more than 3 years ago. Many of our Young Living farms started on Virgin soil to ensure absolute purity.
2. USDA certified farms allow for approved synthetic chemicals for crop pests, weeds, and disease control, whereas Young Living simply does not allow ANY. Young Living controls pest with essential oils and they do all the weeding naturally -- by hand, by machine, by planting specific plants in between crop lines, and on some farms even by using a particular breed of sheep that eats the weeds and not the crops!
Did you know we spend $12,000 thousand dollars per acre to hand-weed Lavender,
instead of the industry standard of $60 dollars per acre for the same plant?
The industry standard is $60 dollars per acre
because spraying pesticides is much cheaper than hand weeding.
That also means those pesticides are inside their oils.
3. The USDA requires continual testing of the soil on farms, whereas Young Living does continual testing of the soil AND of the water and the air on our farms. In order to avoid additional environmental pollutants each farm is located far away from major cities.
4. Every Young Living farm has an organic composting yard that plant matter from the distillation goes into, so there's no waste. 5 million tons of compost is used annually on our fields. We also have organic worm farms on each farm where liquid worm castings and composed plant materials are used as fertilizer. Microbes and enzymes are injected to further enrich the soil. Spring or aquifer water is used on the plants, never any municipal water.
5. Young Living insists that 100% of our products are organic. When something in US is USDA certified organic, the content must be 95% certified organic, shocking but true.
Young Living cares about things that are not even on the radar of the USDA,
like plant energy and frequency.
This means that when Young Living farmers (or those on a tour) are out of the fields, everyone's mood must be positive.
No negative talk or swearing is allowed near the plants, and positive upbeat atmosphere must be given to the crops so that they flourish and grow the way nature intended. We promise the USDA doesn't have any rule anywhere that states no swearing on an organic farm!
Young Living is a global community company with farms across every continent except Antarctica.
Because each country has different organic certifications there is no “universal global organic certification,” and because our crops are grown all over the world, we cannot label our bottles as organic. However, our standards truly are beyond the organic certification of every country in the world.
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