YOUNG LIVING THERAPEUTIC GRADE (YLTG) was established by Gary Young, the founder of Young Living Essential Oils, to guarantee that essential oils offered by Young Living has met this standard.
This means that Young Living Essential Oils are 100% pure, natural, uncut, undiluted, not-extended oils and that each oil maintains the vital therapeutic potency.
Why did Young Living Therapeutic Grade set this standard?
After more than 20+ years of traveling the world to study the art of distillation of pure essential oils, Gary Young has discovered that there are wide discrepancies in quality and that expert analysis of finished essential oils was critical in order to ensure purity and potency.
He learned that using only the gas chromatography (GC) doesn't ensure that essential oils are pure and natural.
After extensive research and dedication, Gary Young chose to use gas chromatography (GC) and mass spectrometry (MS) for extensive analysis. Thanks to this equipment, the phytochemical profile of every batch of Young Living essential oils can be measured to evaluate each specific plant compound.
Certain plant compounds must meet or exceed specific levels to ensure the oil is natural, pure, and therapeutic-grade.
After complete analysis and making sure that tested essential oils have passed to meet the Young Living Therapeutic Grade (YLTG) standard, Young Living label the essential oil and they are sold to us.
Young Living Essential Oils guarantees that their essential oils will provide the desired results.
From "Seed" to "Seal"
In February 2009, I had a privilege to visit the Young Living chemistry lab located inside of the headquarter of Young Living Essential Oils in Utah, where I could learn each step from 'SEED' to 'SEAL'.
After visiting the Young Living Farm where many herbs are grown from seeds with TLC, I treasure EACH DROP of Young Living essential oils.
There are so much going on behind the scene. What I was amazed the most was the details of the EVALUATION of each batch of the oils and the ones coming from suppliers all over the world.
They test 'color', 'density', viscosity', and each essential oil that are delivered to Young Living Chemistry Lab are tested by the standard GC and GCMS (Gas chromatography Mas Spectrometry). The result will be compared to AFNOR and ISO standard as well as Young Living Therapeutic Grade standard.
You can watch the below video; "From Seed to Seal" to learn more about the process of YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS distribution.