About Young Living

At Young Living, we are committed to uniting ancient traditions and modern science to promote health and longevity. Through extensive research and commitment to quality, we are dedicated to growing, distilling, manufacturing, and marketing the highest-quality organic essential oils and oil-enhanced products in the world.

Young Living Essential Oils is dedicated to researching, developing, and sharing therapeutic-grade essential oils. Essential oils are used for aromatherapy, massage therapy, emotional health, personal care, nutritional supplements, household solutions, and much more.

Our mission is simple: 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.

About Essential Oils

Most plants contain complex and powerful chemical compounds known as essential oils. Essential oils are the aromatic liquids derived from shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes, and seeds. These distinctive components defend plants from insects, harsh environmental conditions, and disease. They are also vital for a plant to grow, live, evolve, and adapt to its surroundings. Referred to as the essence of the plant, pure essential oils not only protect the plant but also determine its aroma.

Essential oils have been used as far back as 4500 BC. From perfumes and aromatherapy to cooking and medicinal purposes, essential oils have been used in everyday life for centuries. In the modern age, research has demonstrated that pure essential oils can offer the same types of benefits in humans and animals as they provide to plants.

About Nutrition

Young Living makes it easy to incorporate better eating habits into a busy schedule. From the energizing, replenishing, and fortifying benefits of NingXia Red®, to a wide array of whole food-sourced multivitamins and great-tasting, essential oil-infused meal replacements, Young Living has unique, effective solutions!

Infusing nutritional supplements with the added benefit of essential oils enables nature’s living energy to provide internal bodily support. Young Living’s products contribute to overall wellness by balancing dietary insufficiencies and infusing the body with essential oils.

About Personal Care

Essential oils have natural restorative and beautifying benefits that help enhance the complexion and promote general skin health and wellness. These well-researched benefits are the reason so many popular personal care products today are formulated with essential oils. Ideal for the skin and hair, essential oils can invigorate any personal care product with their refreshing and rejuvenating properties.

With bath, body, hair, and skin products that contain the highest quality therapeutic grade essential oils available, Young Living has a natural solution for any personal care needs.

How to Use Essential Oils

There are three basic ways to use essential oils: inhalation, topical application, and internal consumption.  Contact Kay to schedule a demonstration class and begin learning the most beneficial ways to use your essential oils.


The inhalation of essential oils heightens the senses and can trigger numerous desired responses in the body. Below are several techniques used to inhale essential oils:

  1. Direct inhalation-simply smell them.
  2. Diffuse the oils using a Young Living diffuser which disperses the oil in a micro-fine vapor into the air. The Young Living diffuser will not heat the oils, thus ensuring full benefits, as extreme heat can damage important constituents in the oil.
  3. Fill a humidifier with water. Put a tissue or small cloth, sprinkled with a few drops of oil, in front of the escaping steam. ( Do not put oil in your humidifier. It will float on top of the water instead of rising with the water vapor and may cause damage to your humidifier.)
  4. Carefully pour hot water into a bowl and add a few drops of oil. Cover your head and bowl in a tent-like fashion with a towel. Breathe deeply and slowly.

Topical Application

Apply essential oils directly onto the skin where indicated. Dilute with V-6 Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex or a pure vegetable oil (e.g., olive or almond ) before applying if dilution is indicated in the Application Chart. Dilution may protect against possible skin sensitivities. Key points of application on the body are:

To apply topically on any of these areas, follow these simple steps:

  1. Carefully tip the oil bottle and drop 2-3 drops in the palm of the hand or directly on the desired application area.
  2. If dropping oil in your hand, rub palms together in a circular motion and then massage oil onto the desired point of application. If applying directly to the desired area, use your hand to massage the oil in a circular motion into the skin. Repeat if desired.
Attention: Essential oils are very potent, and some may be irritating to the skin. If irritation occurs, immediately apply V-6 Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex or pure vegetable oil to the area to dilute. Please read label directions for each individual oil before using.

You can also create your own massage oil blends by mixing your favorite essential oils with V-6 Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex or by using Young Living’s pre-mixed massage oil blends (e.g., Relaxation, Ortho Ease) to relax, uplift, soothe, and relieve.

Where to Topically Apply Essential Oils Crown of head

  • Temples
  • Behind ears
  • Neck
  • Upper back
  • Abdomen
  • Over vital organs
  • Soles and top of feet
  • Ankles

Suggested internal consumption methods:

  1. Put several drops of oil into an empty capsule and swallow with water.
  2. Add 1-2 drops to a glass of water or rice milk.
  3. Put 1-2 drops onto a piece of bread or add to your meals when cooking.
  4. Add 1-2 drops onto a teaspoon of Blue Agave and swallow.
  5. Drop directly onto the tongue and swallow. Exercise extreme caution when using this method. Many oils are very strong and should be tested by pouring a single drop onto a spoon and tasting a small portion to determine the amount of oil to be used.

Young Living essential oils are pure, which makes them powerful and effective. For the responsible use of essential oils, read the complete label on each bottle and follow the safety guidelines and tips founding the Essential Oils User’s Guide available from Kay.

The Importance of Quality

Many oils, touted as essential oils, are derived with harsh chemicals, diluted, or copied and produced in a lab. Cheap copies bring cheap results and have the potential to be toxic. Therefore, it’s important to choose high-quality essential oils.

Young Living offers the highest possible therapeutic-grade essential oils, essential oil blends, and oil-enhanced products. At Young Living, in-house and independent laboratory testing shows that Young Living essential oils meet high industry standards that qualify them as “therapeutic grade.” This means that health professionals choose them for promoting health and wellness.

Young Living is dedicated to producing essential oils from the highest-quality plants. Healthy plants and proper distillation produce superior essential oils with powerful benefits. Every oil is put through a series of rigorous tests before it is deemed qualified to bear the Young Living label. Our essential oils are then bottled in dark, thick, glass containers to protect the integrity of the oils. Under the lid is a fixed orifice that helps to measure dosages and to ensure safety, particularly for young children.

Leading the Way in Essential Oils

After personally witnessing the amazing difference between common aromatic oils and therapeutic-grade essential oils, D. Gary Young, Founder and President of Young Living Essential Oils, began a personal campaign to protect the legitimacy of the ancient healing art of essential oil therapy.

Gary’s vast experience, years of study, and guidance from world experts became a driving force to restore the proper use of essential oils. The results? Three herb farms, a unique distillation process in the nation’s largest therapeutic-grade essential oil distilleries, and a booming, worldwide company-Young Living Essential Oils.

Quick Facts About Young Living

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…

  • Is one of the world’s leaders in the cultivation, distillation, and production of pure essential oils.
  • Is headed and founded by D. Gary Young, one of North America’s foremost authorities on essential oils.
  • Is the first company to combine guaranteed pure essential oils with dietary supplements.
  • Sells products in over twenty different foreign markets, including Canada, Japan, Australia, and the UK.
  • Has more than 125,000 distributors.
  • Uses a proprietary low-pressure, low-temperature stainless steel steam distillation system designed by Gary Young to preserve the high quality of essential oils.
  • Owns more than 1,800 acres of farmland in France, Utah, and Idaho with over 70,000 square feet of greenhouse space.
  • Cultivates over fifteen different herbs and botanicals, including peppermint, spearmint, basil, clary sage, lavender, rosemary, thyme, melissa, and wolfberry.
  • Is the largest importer of the Ningxia variety of Chinese wolfberry, a superfood studied in China for its immune-supporting and anti-aging benefits.

On February 8, 1973, Gary Young suffered a crippling injury from a logging accident that changed his life forever. See below here for a message from Gary.

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Ronald Lawrence, MD, PhD, an associate professor at UCLA and author of The Miracle of MSM: The Natural Solution For Pain.

“I’ve never seen anything like these products. They combine the highest-quality ingredients with scientifically proven formulas. They are the best available, and I’ve tried virtually every protein bar and drink on the market during the past twenty years.”

About the Founder, D. Gary Young

On February 8, 1973, Gary Young suffered a crippling injury from a logging accident that changed his life forever. This accident — which nearly cost him his life — transformed him both physically and emotionally and would eventually impact the lives of countless people in ways he could have never imagined.

Gary was raised in the central mountains of Idaho on a ranch with no indoor plumbing or electricity. Learning at an early age to survive off the land, he left home at age 17 to seek his fortune in the wilderness of Canada. He homesteaded 320 acres and began building a sizable ranching and logging operation. It was here that he suffered a near-fatal logging accident.

After three weeks in a coma and four months in intensive care, Gary found himself paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair for life, according to the doctors’ prognoses. Following two years of intense pain and depression and three suicide attempts, he resolved to regain control of his life. He fasted on juice and water for almost a year and finally regained sensation in his toes, marking the beginning of his long and painful road toward recovery. Later he embarked on a worldwide investigation of natural medicine, from herbology and acupuncture to nutrition and naturopathy. This relentless research coupled with an iron determination enabled him to eventually regain his mobility and ability to walk, although not without pain.

Dramatic Improvement

It was this pain that eventually led him to discover the potential of a powerful but little-known form of natural medicine — essential oils. Within a very short time, Gary cast off the persistent pain that he had borne for almost 13 years as he began tapping the power of essential oils. By 1986 he was able to run a half-marathon, finishing 60th out of 970 participants.

New Avenues Open Up

This motivated Gary to develop his own organic herb farming and distillation operation in 1993 under the name Young Living Essential Oils. Purchasing land in Utah and Idaho, he began cultivating lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), peppermint, melissa (lemon balm), clary sage, and many other herbs. He designed and built the largest, most technologically advanced distillery for the production of essential oils in North America, developing a proprietary distillation process that preserves the integrity of essential oils.

In 1995, Gary was invited to Anadolu University in Eskisehir, Turkey, by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization to present his research on plant germination and organic farming, as well as his research to Weber State University on the properties of essential oils.

Gary has continued to probe the fundamental basis of human health on his recent journey to Hunzaland in the Himalayan mountains of northern Pakistan — home to some of the longest-living people known in the world. By investigating the Hunza people’s dietary and lifestyle practices, Gary obtained important new insights on not only extending life but also avoiding disease.

Over the years, Gary’s knowledge of natural medicine and essential oils has become enormously valuable to countless people throughout the world. The company that Gary founded almost a decade ago to disseminate both traditional and modern knowledge of different healing modalities has grown to encompass more than 250,000 distributors in 20 foreign countries. “Essential oils have already transformed the way we deal with illness and aging, and they are continuing to revolutionize natural medicine,” states Gary Young.

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 reentry into the modern world during the last 50 years.

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 healing, 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, beauty and protection from disease and plagues. Science continues to validate the many powerful uses of essential oils, including their immune-supporting properties.

I began my quest for knowledge of self-healing after surviving a near fatal accident that left me paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair. Unwilling to accept my fate, I began searching for natural ways to heal my body. This led me to the discovery of essential oils. I became very excited when I learned of their high oxygenating molecules and ability to deliver nutrients to the cell nucleus for maximum assimilation. This inspired me to formulate my herbal food supplements and other products with essential oils, and it set me on the path I follow today.

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.

Our ongoing university research is validating the benefits of essential oils and aromatherapy. Young Living’s mission is to share this life-changing information with those who are looking for the truth and knowledge that may bring healing in many different ways as well as freedom from the captivity of poor health and emotional servitude. We invite you to join the tens of thousands of distributors who are discovering for themselves the true meaning of health, happiness and prosperity.

Yours in health and prosperity,

D. Gary Young
Founder and President of Young Living Essential Oils