Dr. Michael Buch, Young Living Chief Science Officer – Profile Page

↓ In the video below, Dr. Buch recently presented at the UVU Woodbury School of Business Executive Lecture Series on “The Science of Business.” Pulling from years of experience with Young Living, he taught eager business students how science directly impacts and enhances businesses. From regulation and claims to new product inventions, Dr. Buch truly inspired young professionals to join with science to create a successful business.

Video Highlights

3:50 Significant Young Living statistics

4:20 “Everything we make is extracted from plants. And we grow our own very exotic plants at farms all around the world. The farming is the heart of our company. It’s what differentiates us from other companies that sell essential oils, because I can actually tell you, when you buy a bottle of oil from Young Living, which farm it came from.” That’s something that’s very unique to us.”

5:33 Number of products: 724

21:35 Launched 58 products last year [2018].

23:20 Eleven large stills at Young Living farm in Mona, UT.

24:05 NOTHING happens to essential oils until they are tested by quality control lab. Large array of tests. In general, any products goes through 15 tests three times – a total of 45 tests. After the finished product is bottled and sealed, and ready to ship out the door, it goes back to the quality control labs and goes through each of these tests agai. So, in general, each of our products goes through 90 tests.

49:56 Photo of head of analytical department, Dr. Carlson, standing in Young Living’s Amanzi Amahle Farm in South Africa where we get our lemon oil. Before the farm expanded, Dr. Carlson tested the soil, water, and air.

30:56 Very strict penalties imposed for making false claims. Examples: Nivea; Q-Ray Bracelets; Airborne.

35:50 Dr Buch’s AquaFresh vs Colgate. The BBB’s National Advertising Division (NAD) mediation service.

38:50 Testing process for Young Living’s Mineral Sunscreen Lotion with allowed claims: SPF 50, Broad Spectrum, Water Resistant for 80 minutes.

41:25 Testing for claims behind Young Living’s Insect Repellent. Includes slides of human testing with biting mosquito swarm. Same test were done with ticks and fleas. Tested same product with leading natural repellent and beat it.

44:09 Testing for Maximum Strength Acne Treatment.

Dr Michael Buch, Young Living CSO

Dr. Michael Buch elected to the Institute on Science for Global Policy

LEHI, Utah, Feb. 12, 2019 — Young Living Essential Oils, the world leader in essential oils, announced today that Chief Science Officer Dr. Michael Buch has been elected to the board of the Institute on Science for Global Policy (ISGP).  The Institute on Science for Global Policy (ISGP) has pioneered the development of a new type of international forum based on a series of invitation-only conferences to encourage rational thinking about science and technology policy. With nearly three decades of experience in the health care industry, Dr. Buch is perfectly equipped to offer science and industry advice to policy makers across the globe.

The ISGP board of directors includes members like Chairman Dr. George Atkinson, former advisor to U.S. Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice; and Dr. Thomas Fingar, former assistant secretary of the Department of State’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research. Dr. Buch is highly honored to be counted among such notable professionals, and we’re proud to have such an expert on the Young Living team!

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“I’m extremely honored to join such an expert group of scientists and policy makers,” said Dr. Buch. “The ISGP impacts so many worldwide, and I’m excited to offer expertise to the men and women who enact global change.”

Young Living is thrilled with Dr. Buch’s new appointment. Jared Turner, President and COO of Young Living, said, “We’re so proud of Mike! We benefit from his incredible innovation and dedicated work here at Young Living every day. This appointment expands the opportunities for Young Living to have a seat at the table where policy concerning innovations in science are discussed and allows us to provide an even greater level of stewardship over the resources and technologies we utilize in bringing the most pure essential oils and oil infused products to market. We are excited to see what he accomplishes in his new role!”

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