Standards far beyond the standard.


Science is the cornerstone of what Young Living does. Their trained scientific staff employs cutting-edge methods to develop new products, as well as to help ensure the quality of all of their products. Both our R&D and Quality teams, led by Chief Science Officer Dr. Michael Buch, work in state-of-the-art labs with some of the most advanced scientific equipment available.

They also test product samples as needed with two independent, respected and accredited labs. They create their pure, effective formulas to provide your family with products that contain the cleanest and most innovative ingredients available.


While product quality starts in the fields, it’s proven in state-of-the-art labs. The rigorous R&D and Quality program is staffed with more than 50 highly trained, highly skilled scientists who use advanced testing methods to help ensure that products meet our lofty standards. 


Product testing doesn’t take place exclusively within two in-house labs. Young Living also works with more than a dozen of the world’s leading, independent, and accredited labs with highly skilled and trained scientists who specialize in advanced product testing. 


The R&D team helps Young Living employ cutting-edge science to develop unique products that lead the industry. This team also performs state-of-the-art research to support product claims and uses. With purity and efficacy being paramount to Young Living, the R&D team routinely develops new testing methods to help ensure the quality of products.


Through stringent, unyielding quality benchmarks, Young Living is able to identify the most pure, genuine, and effective ingredients.

The quality control team uses a battery of physical, chemical, and microbiological scientific tests to measure the exact components and properties of their essential oils. Each test is repeated numerous times during the quality process. Testing begins at the farms and continues all the way through the final stages prior to shipment to our customers.

Young Living's team of highly trained, highly skilled scientists perform state-of-the-art tests, including but not limited to:
  • Densitometry
  • Viscometry
  • Refractometry
  • Olfactometry
  • Polarimetry
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma-Atomic Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES)
  • Gas Chromatography (GC)
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy
  • Automated Micro-Enumeration
  • Accelerated Stability Testing
  • Disintegration
  • pH
  • Microscopy
  • Combustibility
  • Flash Point
  • Water Activity
  • Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GCMS)
  • Chiral Chromatography
  • Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (IRMS)
While their labs can conduct all of these tests, they routinely use our third-party labs to supplement our internal testing. Each of these labs have highly skilled and trained scientists

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For a more in depth explanation of the 5 step process involved in Young Living's Seed to Seal Process please check out the blogs listed below