About Science of the Seed

Science of the Seed was founded by Melissa Kellams, a Columbus, Ohio based Young Living Independent Distributor to share the health and wellness benefits of Young Living essential oils. Our Seed Science page was created due to an unmet need for compliant consumer education in the following areas: 

  • The science of how and why essential oils work
  • The differences in the types and sources of oils found on the market
  • The processes by which essential oils are made and how these impact the quality and integrity of the product
  • The types of studies being conducted on essential oil compounds and constituents
  • The science behind the individual compounds and constituents within essential oils
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Our Mission

To educate and spread awareness of the science behind essential oils, and to help others make a conscious choice to better their lives with 100% pure, sustainable, plant-derived compounds

About Melissa

Melissa is a long-time user of Young Living essential oils, and has a background in the Medical Communications industry. She created Science of the Seed due to a need for honest consumer education in an industry where so much confusion and misinformation is present. Here's what Melissa has to say about her Young Living journey:

"I have been using Young Living Essential Oils for a few years, and have loved them from the very first moment that I was introduced. At that time, I knew very little about the science behind essential oils, and I never intended to start a business with Young Living. 
I had been involved in other Network Marketing opportunities in the past and really felt uncomfortable with it. I knew these past ventures wouldn't be successful because I hadn't found a product that I truly loved and about which I was passionate. That all changed when I started incorporating Young Living's products into my daily routine.
The more I learned about the passion and integrity behind Young Living's products, the more I learned about the true science of essential oils, and Young Living's commitment to quality and ensuring people's health over profits, I felt compelled to share what I was learning. In this way, a business was created out of a desire to educate others about the health related benefits of essential oils, and to help them make an informed choice to better their lives using Young Living's products for their health, home, and overall wellbeing."

Young Living's Mission Statement

We honor our stewardship to champion nature’s living energy, essential oils, by fostering a community of healing and discovery while inspiring individuals to wellness, purpose, and abundance.
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