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1- Over 20 years of history in the oil business. I like this because after a generation, one can tell if there are going to be any adverse effects. Young Living has been around long enough to know if there is a problem with their oils. I find that incredibly reassuring to know that they have been truly tested over time.
2. Years of research. Research which actually other companies quote. The frankincense's effect on cancer cells research was done (and is continuing to be done) using Young Living frankincense. This doesn't mean that other company's frankincense is bad. But there is a certain comfort in knowing that you know that you know this frankincense has been actually studied as helping with cancer. And that's just one example. Most of the research is shared as fact by other companies- it's just what I have found is that the research is based on Young Living oils- and other companies are just repeating their info.
*this is actually the biggest reason I went with Young Living
3. Effectiveness. Big oils like the antiviral blends, peppermint, the pain blends were just more effective. No they don't always smell as sweet or taste as sweet as other brands- but they work better, and I think that's important. I've also noticed over time that the effects of the Young Living oils seem to last longer than others. I felt like for pain especially, I had to reapply and reapply and reapply previously. But with Young Living, the amounts of time between reapplication are longer.
4. Emotional research + options. The amount of blends Young Living has for emotional related issues is intense. Blending oils is a tricky business- and not something an amateur can always effectively do. With other oils, I had to blend more on my own. With Young Living, most of them have already been expertly blended for me. No guessing on the effective and correct amounts of each oil or which oil to put in first (because all these little details make a HUGE difference). And Young Living is doing an incredible amount of research with emotions and oils- there is an entire kit out new this year targeting the Autistic Spectrum population, as well as those with other similar struggles. The research and testimonies on it are amazing. And again, instead of guessing on it yourself, Young Living did the research for you.
5. Health research + options. I don't know as much about this, but there are multiple blends Young Living has that target major body systems: heart, muscles, liver, immune system. I actually tried mixing up my own blend for heart flutters from anxiety. Which is ok, but it was a total guessing game. Young Living, again, took the guessing out. A lot of the oils are ones I put in my blend, but unlike my blend, it is blended with wisdom and knowledge about oils.
6. Seed to Seal. This just means that Young Living isn't paying someone else for their oils. They plant the seeds, grow the seeds, harvest, distill, bottle the entire thing themselves. Now I am not going to be as die hard about this one simply because I am more of an 'empower the local' person. And in many ways, this might be the one thing I differ with YL about. But I will say I like that Young Living is truly an essential oil company in every sense of the word- not just a distributor of oils if that makes sense.
7. Payment plan. If you are interested in the business side, I actually think Young Living is more profitable. For one thing, you make $30 more with Young Living for each person who signs up. Previously, I would have had to really 'build my pyramid' to do much with it. Which isn't what I really wanted to do. I love sharing oils with people, but I have no interest in strategizing some hierarchy plan. Young Living much more would work for someone like me who likes sharing, but isn't looking to do much with it full time. I could actually do more than possibly (on a good day) break even!
8. Research on frequencies. Young Living studies body frequencies a ton. I don't understand this completely yet. However, they studied the frequency of a person who was feeling joy, determined the number, and then set out to create a blend that had the same frequency as a person feeling joy. Thus you have the Joy blend. That is amazing to me. They didn't just blend oils that produce euphoric feelings, there was a mathematical reasoning behind it. Powerful!
9. Young Living did it first. There are plenty of other oil companies now. Some are perfectly fine and safe. Some you should use with caution. But all of them came After Young Living. And the more I look at other companies, the more I see them compare themselves to Young Living. Young Living is the standard, the original, and all these other companies are setting themselves up to compete with Young Living. There might be great things about other companies, but Young Living still started it. Personally, I prefer the original.
10. Research. I just want to repeat that one. My research confirmed that this was the right company, and I continue to come back amazed with the research that backs this company up. Even precaution wise. Young Living has really introduced me to the importance of using precaution with oils and little ones and which ones can cause an adverse reaction. I can't imagine not knowing this information! And I certainly can't imagine sharing these with others without that information!
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