For a gift I was given the ESSENTIAL OILS desk reference book by life science aka YOUNG LIVING essential oils……634 pages
An interesting book, they say $90 and then sale it much cheaper, but in reality they should pay you to take their book--it is 100% an advertising brain washing book that tries to make them the gods of the essential oil world…..and shows how they are trying to mass produce essential oils in America………….sadly they do not understand cleanliness at all and as they brag with pictures---they show how dirty their methods are, with poor quality machines and humans in dirty work cloths and dirty shoes standing in their machines, on the herbs and no one wearing anything but just normal work cloths……….and their facilities resemble an american factory ran by factory workers coughing and sneezing and stepping on the herbs that were mass harvested like the farmer would do his corn or soybeans for animal grade end products……………
that and they admit they will buy from anyone from anywhere if it passes their "test" (how much $$ they are going to make)
YES the book has some good info………….and tells allot of truths, such as 99% of all essential oils sold to the public are synthetically made and not from herbs what so ever and at best 1% are true steam distilled. They attempt to convince the reader that they do produce stream distilled, only their methods show they are approaching it like cow farmers……….it reminds me of when I was in Hawaii when I watched at the port the sugar cain farmers loading their sugar cane onto barges to be shipped to California to be turned into sugar. The locals told me that 1 pound of raw sugar cane ends up as 2 pounds of white sugar after all the chemicals are added………..and as i watched them load the barges------grease and oil dripped from the large and very old loaders that could have been the same type loaders used in coal mining---old, dirty and the barges as old as they come and covered in rust………and all the birds pooping on the sugar and ocean waves or rain can get in the sugar as it travels because the barges are wide open for wind and rain to blow it away…
they call their superior LIVING YOUNGS ESSENTIAL OILS the best in the world-----therapeutic grade. Their book suggest how you can rub on their essential oils, how you can consume their essential oils internally and how you can breathe in their essential oils and often the dilution is as little as 1 part oil to 3 parts their carrier oil mix of olive oil and vegetable oils and at most, their highest suggestion was 1 part to 14 parts and that you can then rub that on a kids skin……….
Their book seeks to teach they they make the absolute strongest and most pure of pure------but seems to ignore their crappy looking steam extractors and dirty people standing on the herbs……
I really did not like seeing how they brag that they use softened water in their process------they seem to not understand softened water is washing your cloths in and not drinking or using for human consumption……and I surely would not want the endless chemicals of such water entering with the essential oils. Then they brag how they learned to use maximum control of steam to produce the maximum possible end product……in short, the living young method looks like any other american factory product and why others have not attempted to make essential oils in America.
Sadly the last couple hundreds of pages is all product pushing info seeking to sale their endless other products for every possible health situation………
then I NOTICE THIS FACT: This one pushed it over the limits and tells me all I needed to know---I go to look up OREGANO OIL and they have very little written and make their own version of OREGANO OIL……yikes…….and naturally, what they make in Utah in their dirty little factory, those essential oils naturally have the largest write ups……..which makes this book title DESK REFERENCE a fraud at best, in reality it is an advertisement they should give you……
Then the icing on the cake that made me shut the book after 1 hours reading--------I go to look up WORMSEED OIL and WORMWOOD OIL, the 2 most medical / historical herbal essential oils in medical history and this book is VOID---yet, they try to show that they are expelling world history dating back thousands of years of essential oil use-------herbs they can still make and sale with no issues with NORTH AMERICAN MEDICAL/GOV and explains that they are american scientist/college trained professionals producing a false education guiding the reader down a tunnel they want and really avoiding the history so they can follow what they were trained to do in their colleges…….
SO IN FACT, the info they deliberately leave out of their books is just as important as the info they do supply-----THIS IS WHY you never allow these types to FOOL YOU; read enough, expire enough so you can identify the frauds or in this case----just sloppy producers fabricating a book that is at best 1/2 what the title suggest.
This is what authors after 1950 became---FOR SALE
This particular book is 100% the manufactures book and nothing else at all.
THIS IS WHY if you want some of the most historically used herbs in medical history, you have to go to countries like China or Russia where they are not doped on drugs and operations and controlled by the drug lords of medical colleges.
China's Pharmaceutical grade essential oils has an unfair advantage over living young's----they are gov/country backed with thousands of acres and mountains and lab facilities that make living young's look just like a back woods Tennessee bootlegger.
The chinese all wear white lab coats, the most modern stainless steel machines that look like they came from another planet and labs with the abilities to test for anything and everything and they have but 1 goal---the greatest on the planet as medicines for their most elite citizens of great wealth. THERE IS no doubt young's wants to be the best----but they fear the North American Medical Good Ole Boys / gov and could never have the wealth $$$$ to create correct lands/herbs/machinery and labs to produce anything but therapeutic grade non medical herbs---because if any of their herbs of were medical quality, their good ole boy scientist would shake in fear of their college professors and local doctors turning them in for prosecution.
Their book does mention of French Author that documented over 270 essential oils a dr. daniel pENOEL and pierre franchomme and I bet that would be a GREAT BOOK, but if it is not translated into american english, then it would be worthless to me.
THESE TYPES such as young fill their books with so much hogwash of medical/scientific vow foo that the average reader is just going to be impressed with all the words they can not pronounce and put faith that such authors and manufactures must be the real deal………and by selling tiny bottles for big profits, they can produce huge books and get into every community because they have approval by the colleges by paying off their teachers/gov to allow them to mass produce and mass educate the public.
I have seen young's for years use pyramid scheme style profits $$$$ that weak minded people jump on and start selling the products to their friends and will say anything to make the next sale.
Hopefully young's is better than average, better than canadian/mexican/turkey, etc….. and their main fault is they just ignore the herbs they are scared to produce.
MY THEORY IS DIFFERENT---I do not care about the 270+ different essential oils---all I have interest in is which herbs are the best for longevity and I could care less if they are powder, oils, teas, tinctures or essential oils-----My guide is very simple: MEDICAL HISTORY in each country around the world……….the real doctors used real herbs hundreds of years ago…..and those used for parasites are the real deal and sure enough, your not going to find young's use the parasite word……
one formula I am going to make is an essential oil formula that historically came from MOSES when he was on the mountain talking with GOD as he knew him---I mean what the heck, such an anointing oil has to be cool to make and have just for the fun of it, after all MOSES was one of the most powerful chemical warfare leaders of world history….. and there are a huge list of herbs from the Pyramid era worth playing with….of which CEDAR, MYRRH and FRANKINCENSE and a handful of others have some strong history.
The largest key with living young is how they can suggest the use of their products ---it suggest to me, they are weak and if so, they make them on purpose so people will not accidentally burn their tender tissues by misuse and their ignorance of oregano is astounding and just proof they push what they can make and by no means is their title correct, because a desk manual suggest to me that I should be able to learn about all the great essential oils and not just what they can sale.
I actually spent an hour reading their book-----if their book was genuine it would haver taken me up to 60 days to read that size of book, because a good book takes time to digest and learn from.