In you’re not yet in the loop, Young Living announced yesterday that it was introducing a new line of essential oils dubbed Vitality. Vitality essential oils come in regular bottles wrapped in white labels with lovely, colorful titles. The purpose behind the Vitality oils? A white label means that they are safe for proper internal usage.
Now, that said, the oils aren’t really new. The labels are, yes, but in reality, these are oils that Young Living was already selling. What’s setting them apart is that these ones are labeled for internal usage whereas the regular essential oils are labeled for aromatic and topical usage. If you’re wondering, that means that, yes, they are the exact same oils. For example, Lemon Vitality essential oil is exactly the same as regular Lemon essential oil. But, because of FDA’s regulations on essential oils, they must be marked separately.
To illustrate this, let’s take coconut oil as a comparison. I watched Sarah Adamo’s Periscope video (embedded below) yesterday and she did a great job of clarifying by comparing Young Living’s essential oils to coconut oil, so let me recap what she said.
In a typical grocery store or health food store, there is coconut oil down the baking aisle that is marketed for food usage. Then, when you go down the supplement aisle, there is more coconut oil (often by the same company) that is labeled for topical usage. What’s the difference? Absolutely nothing except the label. The coconut oil from the baking aisle that is used in cooking and smoothies is the exact same coconut oil from the supplement section that is used for topical things such as a moisturizer. But because the FDA has separate categories for topical and internal usage, they must be labeled separately.
Young Living’s essential oils are the same. Vitality is labeled for internal usage and the regular oils for topical and aromatic usage. But the oils of the same kind are equal in every way–they come from the same farms, from the same plants, are bottled the same way, and so on. The only difference is the label.
What’s in the Vitality Line?
Great question! Let me introduce you to the 27 oils that have thus far been added to the Vitality line (I’m sure more will be added later).
Got more questions than the ones I listed below? Leave them in a comment and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can!
Q: What’s the difference between the Vitality essential oils and the regular essential oils?
A: I explain this in the post above, so…scroll up and read away.
Q: What oils are in the Vitality line?
A: Also answered above.
Q: Is anything new added to the Vitality oils?
A: Nope! They’re completely pure as usual–no carrier oils or anything else.