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Young Living adds new farm in Ecuador for essential oil production

By Stephen Daniells contact

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© Getty Images / Emmanuelle Bonzami / EyeEm
© Getty Images / Emmanuelle Bonzami / EyeEm
Utah-based essential oil brand Young Living has a new corporate-owned farm in Pastaza Province, Ecuador to help the company meet the demand for ocotea essential oil.

The 120-acre farm is expected to produce harvests of ocotea starting as early as 2023, said the company in a press release.

"The purity of all our products begins at our farms,"​ said Lauren Walker, Chief Supply Officer for Young Living. "That's why we want all our farms—whether they be corporate owned, partner farms, or Seed to Seal-certified suppliers—to be trailblazers in responsible stewardship of the earth. The Mera Ocotea Farm is yet another example of how Young Living is working to counter deforestation in that part of the world."

"Seed to Seal"

The Lehi, Utah-based company is one of the leading essential oils brands, and has been operating for over twenty years. The company states that its proprietary Seed to Seal​ process ensures exacting standards are met every step of the way, from seed to seal.

With the latest farm in Ecuador, the company is seeking to go beyond its 5×5 Pledge goal of adding no fewer than five farms to its family every year, according to the press release.

Young Living has planted more than 5,000 ocotea trees on the farm.