What is Seed to Seal®?


At Young Living Seed to Seal isn't a slogan -- It's our CALLING

When considering an essential oil, what is it you are looking for?

Most likely, an oil that is genuinely what it says it is, is free of harmful synthetics, and is completely pure.

Young Living believes that's exactly what you and your family deserve.  We've made a promise to you - our Seed to Seal® promise - that we will provide products that are genuine, free of harmful synthetics, and of unmatched purity to you and your family.

From the seeds we plant to the moment we seal our bottles, we focus on naturally occurring and high-quality components to provide you with a pristine final product without compromise.

Through each step of our production process on both our own and partner farms, we use the most exacting standards possible to make our products, your life, and the earth better.

Only one company can make the Seed to Seal® promise - only Young Living.

Our unique Seed to Seal® process includes
five painstaking steps

Young Living is proud to set the standard for essential oil purity and authenticity by carefully monitoring the production of our oils through our unique Seed to Seal process. From the time the seed is sourced until the oil is sealed in the bottle, we apply rigorous quality controls to ensure that you are receiving essential oils exactly the way nature intended.

Step 1: Seed

from seed Visit a Young Living greenhouse and learn about the importance of the Seed, the first step of our proprietary Seed to Seal® production process. D. Gary Young describes why Young Living chooses only the best seeds and breaks down the careful method of preparing plant starts into three parts.


The Three Steps of the Seed Process:

  • Seed Potential
  • Powerful essential oils come from seeds and plants that are verified for their potential to produce high-quality essential oils.

  • Expert Evaluation
  • Our own experts partner with university researchers to evaluate the essential oil potential of our seeds.

  • Proven Potency
  • The seeds we use are selected for their ability to become plants with the highest possible levels of bioactive compounds.

Step 2: Cultivate

cultivat the seed Now, lets go to the fields of Young Living's Mona, Utah, farm to look more closely at Young Living's dedication to the next step of their proprietary Seed to Seal® production process: Cultivation.

Young Living is committed to using superior, sustainable farming methods, without ever using harmful pesticides or herbicides.


  • Sustainable Methods
  • Young Living farms, located around the globe, are dedicated to perfecting our responsible and sustainable growing and harvesting methods.

  • Superior Quality
  • Our experts travel the world visiting our co-op farms to verify that their growing and cultivating processes match our high standards.

  • Rich Supply
  • These operations provide an ongoing source for essential oils that meet Young Living’s demanding quality standards.

Step 3: Distill

cultivat the seed The art of essential oil distillation was rediscovered by D. Gary Young after exhaustive research and travels. Adding modern techniques to ancient methodology has created the most advanced distillation methods.

Young Living continuiously strives to find innovative ways to produce the most effective, purest essential oils in the world.

  • Innovative Approaches
  • Combining ancient and modern techniques, Young Living is recognized as an innovator in essential oil distillation.

  • Proprietary Techniques
  • We use a gentle, proprietary technique for steam extracting essential oils and preserving their precious constituents.

  • Diverse Methods
  • We use cold pressing and resin tapping methods for select oils.

Step 4: Test

cultivat the seed No company places more importance on testing essential oils than Young Living.

Watch as D. Gary Young describes how Young Living tests to ensure the correct composition, ideal distillation period, and effectiveness of newly distilled oils.


  • Unwavering Standards
  • Young Living never accepts diluted, cut, or adulterated oils.

  • Sound Methods
  • To guarantee consistent, verifiable quality, our oils are tested in Young Living's own internal labs, as well as in third-party facilities.

  • Superior Results
  • Our testing methods ensure that our oils meet stringent specifications, exceed international standards, and contain the desired levels of natural bioactive compounds.

Step 5: Seal

cultivate the seed A tremendous amount of attention to detail is involved in the final step of Young Living's proprietary Seed to Seal® process.

Visitors to the farm may experience the results of Seed to Seal® for themselves, with the opportunity to fill a bottle and label it.


  • Dedicated Facility
  • Young Living completes the Seed to Seal process in our 107,000-square-foot facility in Spanish Fork, Utah.

  • Handling with Care
  • Using state-of-the-art equipment, each essential oil is carefully bottled and labeled.

  • Single-Source Shipping
  • Our carefully bottled, painstakingly produced essential oils are shipped to members worldwide.