Rural facilities without financial means remain crude and inefficient, often producing a lower yield and lesser quality. Some older distilleries in more remote areas of the world fuel fireboxes with old tires, wood, and often garbage to heat cookers made of carbon steel, which are unsuitable for extraction of essential oils.
Inversely, high-tech laboratories both recreate chemical molecules to add to batches of essential oil for increased volume and/or they manipulate the chemical composition for a more “pleasant smell” for a greater marketing advantage.
A true, unadulterated, pure essential oil as God intended is difficult to obtain, as many growers and distillery operators are lured into the practice of adulteration to pursue profit.
From the time of his accident and his discovery of essential oils, D. Gary Young was committed to his research and the true art of distillation. Having used the oils to support his own personal journey and that of many others, he knew the difference between the pure and the adulterated, which made his path very precise. Purity and quality of the oils were most important to him, regardless of the time and money that it took to produce the desired results.
The early years and life experiences of D. Gary Young provided him the foundational experience and knowledge for the path that he took. These experiences also gave him the many skills that enabled him to accomplish so much in the development of his farms, distillation, and becoming the World Leader in Essential Oils.