I love this quote from Gary Young, the founder of Young Living:
To grow, harvest, and distill is a lot of work and a huge expense. Our world has turned to technology and synthetic production in the laboratory. By the time the world discovers that Mother Nature’s pure substances are the best, it could be too late to begin producing them again for world consumption. I am committed to producing Mother Nature’s pure essential oils and to teaching our growers how to maintain and efficiently grow and distill each harvest. If I can’t produce and supply Young Living with a particular pure oil, then we will go without it until I am able to find a good source or grow the plants and trees on one of my farms that will produce the oil that we need. The mission of Young Living is to provide wellness, purpose, and abundance to those in the world seeking a better way of life. We are not about providing synthetic, non-therapeutic essential oils, which are not in harmony with our purpose. What I want for my own family is what I want for my Young Living family worldwide, and I can only take care of my Young Living family if I take care of Mother Nature. Therefore, I will always choose to do those things that nurture and protect Mother Nature so that our distributors will have pure therapeutic grade essential oils. -- Gary Young
I'm grateful every day that Gary believes in essential oils and does what he does to bring them to our household.
And I'm even more grateful, every day, for Jesus Christ, the Creator of these wonderful healing oils. It is truly a gift that we are given to help us in a toxic and increasingly polluted world. Praise be to God!