A special welcome by Gary Young, founder and president of Young Living Essential Oils.
Staff members who have been with me the longest may be chortling that I have finally joined the 21st century with this blog! They can remember how long it took me to switch from the overhead projector that my wife, Mary, handled so ably, to PowerPoint presentations. But I finally agree with them that blogging is a terrific way to keep friends, distributors and family apprised of what’s going on in my life and with my company, Young Living Essential Oils. This will be a wonderful means of communicating my thoughts and feelings about life, health and how essential oils can help change your life.
In the nearly 20 years since that quarter-acre beginning, there are now lavender farms in Mona, Utah; St. Maries, Idaho; and Simiane-la-Rotonde, France. But lavender is not the only essential oil Young Living is famous for. We also grow plants to distill oil from clary sage, peppermint, thyme, German chamomile, melissa, and many, many others.
My latest venture has been in South America. I now have a magnificent farm in Guayaquil, Ecuador, with a year-round growing season. Ecuador is the home of cloud forests where curious plants are waiting to be discovered. In my years in this beautiful country, I have spent time in the Amazon jungle with a mobile surgical team, taking medicine to folks who wouldn’t be helped otherwise.
I built a thriving community center in Guayaquil where people can regain their health and rest in a peaceful setting. I teach classes about essential oils, their chemical constituents, and how they can support our physical and emotional health. I am proud of being the major force in reintroducing essential oils to our day.
I want to share with you the science behind natural health, how I came to create some of Young Living’s famous essential oil blends and supplements. I’d like to tell you about the profound secrets of health and longevity I learned from remote cultures.
So it is with true joy that I say welcome to my blog – we are in for one amazing ride!