If you’re not yet in the loop, Young Living has a line dubbed the Vitality essential oils. Each Vitality essential oil comes in a regular 5 milliliter bottle wrapped in a white label with a lovely, colorful title. The purpose of the fancy white label? That indicates that it is FDA approved for use as a dietary (internal) supplement.
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, coconut oil is used as an excellent comparison (thanks to my Young Living upline Sarah Adamo for this great illustration!). 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.