About Young Living Essential Oils

At the heart of Young Living Essential Oil's mission is a responsibility to inspire change:
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.

We believe that each individual is responsible for his or her own health, but the journey to wellness should be shared. That's why Young living promotes a community of healing and discovery, where like-minded individuals can come together to reach increased wellness, purpose, and abundance. We provide the products necessary to jump-start your healthy lifestyle ~ all you need to do is commit to taking the next step to a better, healthier, new you.

Share Nature's Healing and Become a Distributor! Founded by D. Gary Young in 1993, Young Living Essential Oils is world renowned for exceptionally high-quality essential oils, dietary supplements, personal care products, and other unique solutions for healthy lifestyles.

Young Living Essential Oils is a multinational, relationship marketing company specializing in the production and distribution of therapeutic-grade essential oils and premium products enhanced with essential oils. Young Living is the largest supplier of essential oils in the world.

Young Living's four farms provide operations to perfect harvesting and distilling practices, and are an ongoing source for oils that are in short supply around the world.

Our Founder Gary Young learned of the power of essential oils through a profound personal experience that led him on a worldwide odyssey to learn about essential oils and their therapeutic value. Since that time, Young Living's line of superior essential oils has increased to include over 130 different essential oils and oil blends, with an additional 250 nutritional and personal care products.

Young Living Essentials Oils, an international company

Message from Gary:
"Welcome To Young Living Essential Oils
We are excited that you have decided to investigate one of the most unique and exciting nutritional companies in the world today. The science of aromatherapy and essential oils is as old as the beginning of time, although it was lost through the ages and has only begun to make its re-entry into the modern world during the last 50 years.

Gary Young on farm"Our mission is to bring back the ancient knowledge of the elements that were given to us at the time of the Creation for the transformation, sustaining and protection of mankind. Ancient records indicate that natural elements were mankind's first medicine. Essential oils were used by Christ and biblical prophets such as Abraham and Moses as well as kings, priests, emperors and pharaohs from different cultures and times, to promote youthfulness and beauty and positive emotions. Science continues to validate the many powerful uses of essential oils, including their immune-supporting properties."

Turning a passion into a profession is a dream for many. But for Young Living founder and CEO D. Gary Young, it's a vibrant reality. Over two decades ago, Gary discovered the profound power of essential oils to transform mental and physical wellness. Through Young Living, he is able to share his matchless knowledge with millions around the world, transforming their health and their lives. Gary's unrivaled expertise on the therapeutic power of plants has led to the creation of the world's largest line of essential oils and blends.

To ensure the finest quality and availability of oils for our products, Young Living is cultivating hundreds of acres of crops for the distillation of essential oils. Young Living is the only company in the world that is growing from seed, harvesting, distilling, formulating, packaging and marketing products with essential oils, as well as educating people about their use and application.

In his travels to study essential oil distillation techniques around the world, Gary discovered wide discrepancies in quality. He learned that in order to ensure purity and potency, rigorous, expert analysis of finished oils was critical. With a newfound commitment to essential oil science, Gary established the standard now known as Young Living Therapeutic Grade™, a philosophy and a guarantee that Young Living will only sell 100% pure, natural, uncut oils that maintain their vital therapeutic potency.

At the heart of Young Living Essential Oil's mission is a responsibility to inspire change.
  • Young Living originated from nature's restorative power.
  • Young Living exists because our products work.
  • Young Living succeeds by providing real support, not side effects.
  • Young Living thrives because it rewards you for doing the most natural thing in the world: sharing.

Gary Young's commitment to understanding the remarkable therapeutic power of plants has resulted in the world's largest line of essential oils and blends. Gary has traveled the globe discovering how to best support both physical health and emotional wellness. His discoveries have helped hundreds of thousands of people experience the benefits of nature and have led to the creation of the world's largest and foremost authority on essential oils sciences: Young Living Essential Oils.

Gary Young Establishes Therapeutic-Grade Standard
Gary Young established the term "therapeutic-grade," now known as Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ (YLTG), as a guarantee that Young Living will only sell 100% pure, natural, uncut oils that maintain the vital therapeutic potency.

As Gary traveled the world studying the distillation of pure essential oils, he saw wide discrepancies in quality and learned that in order to ensure purity and potency, expert, rigorous analysis of finished oils was critical.

Today, using gas chromatography (GC) and mass spectrometry (MS) analysis, the phytochemical profile of every batch of Young Living essential oils is measured to evaluate each specific plant compound. Certain plant compounds must meet or exceed specific levels to ensure the oil is natural, pure, and therapeutic-grade. Only then does Young Living guarantee the oil will provide the desired results and label it Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ (YLTG).

What makes Young Living different is that (the founder) Gary Young does not come from the business side but from the natural wellness side. His goal has been to create a means of producing therapeutic-grade essential oils – oils of the very highest quality – on a very large scale. While in most cases emphasis on quantity means decreasing quality, this is NOT the case with Young Living. — Daniel Pénoël, MD, Essential Oil Researcher


Gary believed he could produce pure, authentic, superior-quality essential oils, and started cultivating lavender and other herbs in 1989, on a one-quarter-acre plot in Spokane, Washington, US. He built his first distiller by welding two pressure cookers with copper pipe and began experimenting. The result: 100% pure essential oil and the beginning of Young Living Essential Oils.

Young Living Essential Oils from EcuadorGary and his wife, Mary, eventually launched their own company to grow, prepare, and bottle therapeutic essential oils. The first Young Living office was in Riverton, Utah, where a small group of employees worked to fulfill the growing demand for essential oil products. Soon, the company's first stationary distiller was built on land purchased in St. Maries, Idaho, US. The Youngs later purchased more than 2,000 acres in Utah and Simiane-la-Rotande, France.

Still, the growing demand for mass quantities and different varieties of oils eventually required Gary to build partnerships with other suppliers. These efforts created the unmatched global network of essential oil expertise that is the modern Young Living. Today, Young Living ships essential oils products to hundreds of thousands of members around the world.

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Young Living Essential Oils champions 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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I love to teach classes locally in the Central Florida area and am a former Nationally Certified Massage Therapist with over 12 years of experience, studying the human body, the energy system, the use of aromatherapy, Raindrop Technique and Emotional Release with Young Living Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils through C.A.R.E. as well as many workshops with Gary Young. I work and live in Winter Park, FL and am available by appointment: 407.399.8562.

I highly suggest educating yourself about the truth of essential oils by purchasing the Essential Oil Desk Reference book which contains a wealth of information on all of our products including details on each oil and what oils to use for specific situations.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Don't expect the same results unless you are using Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ Essential Oils and supplements. Also each person is unique and different in chemistry and toxicity levels, as well as emotionally and spiritually, so an oil that is suggested for an issue may not work as well as another. If a change is not apparent within three minutes, try another oil.