How Do I Use Essential Oils Safely?
Essential Oil Safety
Please be advised that these are just the basics, which all essential oil users should be aware of when starting out!
Allergens + Restrictions
Young Living maintains an up-to-date list of the following allergens in their products: Corn, Dairy, Nuts, Soy as well as Vegetarian, Vegan and Kosher status (as of Jan 2017). You can view the lists here:
How Do I Share or Talk About Essential Oils?
Sharing the Right Way
The U.S. Food + Drug Administration (FDA) has become more strict in recent years of claims made by natural wellness products, such as essential oils. To help protect you and Young Living, here are some quick tips for getting the word out about Young Living products without putting yourself or the company at legal risk. We must stay within the parameters of compliance!
Say This, Not That!
A quick one-pager from Young Living that offers clear, easy examples of compliant language vs. things to avoid saying (namely any medical claims!)
How Does Young Living Compare with Other Companies?
doTerra vs. Young Living
Whether you are new to essential oils or a seasoned veteran, you have likely heard of ongoing tensions between Young Living and doTerra.
doTerra was established by former Young Living employees, and the company has made false claims as to its purity.
In the end, Young Living has the absolute highest standards in the world when it comes to essential oils. This document provides lab results of blends from the two companies — with the actual constituents.
Twelve Questions for Essential Oil Companies
In 2014, Deanne Dobczyk (YL Member) researched nine essential oil companies, asking each of them the questions outlined in Dr. David Stewart’s book, Healing Oils of the Bible. Take a look! It will give you a good sense of Young Living’s commitment to quality and what to look for when it comes to assessing another oil company.
Young Living Gold Jen O’Sullivan furthered this research in 2016 and put out an expanded list of questions for essential oil companies. You can find her results here.