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Seed to Seal Marketing Hype

Ok, so I know I stress the uniqueness of Young Living all the time.  I tell you about the farms they own, the distilleries they own, the labs they own and operate.  I get it.  It is just words.

But. Now. I. Have. Been. There.

It is not a marketing strategy.  It’s REALITY!

How many times do you see advertising from any company and wonder how much of it is just put on and slick words from some execs in a boardroom?  Yeah.  Me, too.  So, with me being a “show me” type of person it really made an incredible impression to see what Seed to Seal is.  FIRST HAND.

Friends, I have walked in the fields.  I have been in the distillery.  I have planted lavender.  I’ve taken pictures in one of the greenhouses.  It is INCREDIBLE.  If I shared all of the amazing little details that go into every carefully grown and distilled oil, I would sit here and BORE you.  There is SO MUCH.  So I’ll just share a few highlights with you.  To PROVE IT.  Where else can you do this?   What other company has this?

NO ONE.

 

The sign in front of the Young Living Lavender Farm in Mona, Utah.

The sign in front of the Young Living Lavender Farm in Mona, Utah.

We arrived to the farm and were excited to get to see that there were fields of beautiful aromatic plants EVERYWHERE!  This farm, in Mona, Utah is one of four farms where they grow true lavender.  While we were there we got to take part in much of the Seed to Seal process, as I’ll show further down the page.

One of the lavender nurseries where they start seeds every spring.

One of the lavender nurseries where they start seeds every spring.

I took this photo inside one of the massive lavender greenhouses.  There were several, and we got to plant some of the starts that were grown in these exact greenhouses.

I even got to plant Lavender myself! This will be ready to use in about three years!

I even got to plant Lavender myself! This will be ready to use in about three years!

One of the absolute highlights of my wonderful day at the farm was when we were able to go out and actually plant some lavender starts in the fields.  These exact starts will grow and mature over the next three years before they are harvested, aged, and distilled, ready to be sent to a lucky recipient!
Lavender

The fields of lavender were absolutely indescribably beautiful!  The scent was so calming and the view was amazing, all different shades of purple as far as you could see!  Of course, there were bees everywhere, but none of them bothered us because they were as enchanted by the lavender as we were!

Fragrant fields of Clary Sage

Fragrant fields of Clary Sage

As much as I loved the lavender fields, I have a special place in my heart for clary sage now.  Standing in that field with the blooming clary sage all around just was so centering and beautiful.  It felt so peaceful and now clary sage is one of my favorite oils because the smell reminds me of that wonderful day.

Cookers at Distillery

One of many distilling chambers at the distillery.

So in addition to visiting the fields and greenhouses, we also got to visit the distillery that they have on site at the farm at Mona.  This was really exciting because they were distilling German chamomile and juniper that day. The smell of fresh distilled essential oils is amazing!

One of the two beautiful oils they were distilling that day.

One of the two beautiful oils they were distilling that day.

The separator room is downstairs from the distilling chambers which are upstairs and under an awning.  When you get downstairs you get to see the essential oil separating from the condensed steam and dancing in the chambers like they are alive!  It is very fun to watch!

I discovered this sign downstairs in the separator room.

I discovered this sign downstairs in the separator room

As you leave the back of the separator room, you see this paper sign tacked up by the door.  It looks like it has seen many days in that room, and I thought it perfectly summed up what I learned about Young Living that week, Quality is Not Negotiable!

Did you know that you could visit their farms too?  You don’t even have to be affiliated with Young Living.  The farm that we visited has a visitors center and you can go and visit when they are open.  Just check the times on their website and you can see this process first-hand!  It truly is amazing to see where your oils come from, I highly recommend it!

Would you like more details about how Young Living guarantees superior essential oil quality? Check out these two resources:

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