Our community of wellness started small in 1993, when Gary Young developed his first organic herb farming and distillation operation. At the time, Gary had already discovered the incredible power of essential oils, but because the quality of available oils varied so greatly, he’d been unable to fully harness their potential. While he knew that pure essential oils had the ability to produce spectacular results, he found that the chemically altered or adulterated oils on the market were often ineffective and even harmful.
Young Living changed all that. As Gary developed more farmland in Utah and Idaho, he began cultivating lavender, peppermint, melissa, clary sage, and many other herbs. Fueled by a growing demand for pure essential oils, Young Living designed and built the largest, most technologically advanced distillery for the production of essential oils in North America. At the same time, our burgeoning company also developed the groundbreaking Young Living standard, which preserves the integrity and potency of natural essential oils.
Today, Young Living has grown to become the world leader in essential oils and wellness solutions. With our steadfast commitment to essential oil purity, we’ve inspired millions of people everywhere to experience nature’s gifts of wellness and harmony, to create abundance as Young Living distributors, and to discover new opportunities for lifelong transformation.
Many people dream of turning their passion into a profession, but Young Living Founder and father of the modern-day essential oils movement D. Gary Young made his dream a reality.
Over two decades ago, Gary discovered the profound power of essential oils. Through Young Living, he was able to share his matchless knowledge with millions around the world, supporting their health and transforming their lives. Gary’s unrivaled expertise on the therapeutic power of plants led to the creation of the world’s largest and most diverse line of oil-infused products.
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 Seed to Seal®, a quality commitment that Young Living will sell only 100 percent pure, natural, uncut oils that maintain their vital potency.
Along with the responsibilities of running a growing international company, Gary oversaw operations on Young Living’s many global farms, where he directed the growth, harvest, and distillation processes of the highest quality essential oils in the world. As the leading authority on essential oils, he frequently published and spoke on the benefits and remarkable properties of essential oils.
With a deep conviction of the power of essential oils, Gary embodied the spirit of Young Living and left a legacy that continues to advocate total well-being for everyone, everywhere.