Getting to Know Your Carrier Oils

Carrier oils are usually overlooked because they don’t contain the therapeutic constituents of other essential oils, but they can play an indispensable companion of topically applied oils. Let’s take a closer look at these carriers and why they deserve a place on the shelf of anyone who uses and loves …

Meeting Jean-Noël Landel

Gary with Jean-Noël Landel, his partner and farm manager of the Young Living farm in Simiane-La-Rotonde, Provence, France. In 1990 I met lavender grower and distiller Jean-Noël Landel at the Whole Life Expo in Pasadena, California; and he invited me to come and visit him in France. However, as he …

My First Distiller Prototype 1990

This is Gary’s first pressure-cooker distiller. The copper pipe you see by Gary’s belt is the swan neck going to the condenser that was coiled up in the sink full of cold water. While I traveled in France from 1985 to 1990, I met a lot of people but had …

Focus on the Dream

Do not be afraid to dream big, and do not let the rocks in the road distract you! Also cherish your family. I sold my clinic in 1989 and started an essential oils business that would eventually become what we now know as Young Living. I brought seeds from France …

The Genesis of ComforTone™

At the very beginning of Young Living Essential Oils, the labels were handwritten and put on with tape and glue sticks! This second version of labels had a little more style. Many of you have seen some of my clients that I have helped over the years. This was my …

YL Grand Convention!

Gary sends his very best wishes from Dallas, Texas, and hopes you will join him at next year’s convention in Salt Lake City, Utah. Greetings from Texas! We are here at our sold-out, double Grand Convention ready to Light the Fire again! Our first session just concluded and the second …

A New Cabin and Cougar Hunting

Following in the footsteps of his big-game-guide father, Gary shoots his first cougar. Then we really upgraded. My dad built a cabin when I was age 4, a huge mansion. Imagine four of us living in a 16-by-20-foot cabin and then moving into this giant log cabin that was 30 …

2015 Global Leadership Cruise: Sailing the Mediterranean

2015 Global Leadership Cruise: Sailing the Mediterranean Get on board the 2015 Global Leadership Cruise! Members loved spending time together while sailing across the Mediterranean, and it shows! See our cruisers enjoying member recognition, presentations from D. Gary Young and Young Living executives, and dancing the days away on the …