I have more reading to do, but figured I'd ask.
I think that the quality of the oils is quite high, and that there are a lot of fantastic blends that aren't available anywhere else (unless you do them yourself). I own quite a few, and paid a pretty penny for them.
Having said that, there is a caveat. I think a lot of the pricing is due to hype and the MLM structure that the company uses. There are lots of other great products out there for less *if* you know what you're looking for, and how to separate poorly processed from high grade. An aromatherapy course or book might be really helpful in learning the different ways of distilling the oils, the plan sources (multiple for single oils, all varying in quality), harvesting methods, countries of origin...
So if you do your homework, you could get away for less with identical quality.
One more thing: if you google YL, there are naysayers that poke holes in some of the claims, founder and history. But I guess you can find that about any one and any product.
I won't buy them again although the quality is fabulous - I just need a cheaper source for equal quality.
I'm going to keep poking for sure...keep the reviews coming!
Actually, DoTerra is in litigation now because third party tests show that their oils are not pure or what they are said to be. You can PM me if you want specifics. I don't like to talk poorly about any one company. But I do want to tell you that based on what I know now about DoTerra, I would *never* put their oils on my family.
To learn more about Young Living oils and why they are priced as they are, please read this article written by a chemist that uses Young Living Therapeutic Grade essential oils: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JJ3ufSgM65j0ObnmTK0QUAGQNORWDrkMOXw1b42X2Zg/mobilebasic?pli=1