Category Archives: Essential Oils

Celebrating Pioneers!

pioneer_day_imageOver a decade ago, Gary and Mary in western garb took part in a wagon train near the Whispering Springs Farm in Mona, Utah. Gary’s real-life pioneering activities include homesteading in Canada, founding a multimillion-dollar company, building essential oil distilleries, and planting trees and herbs to distill on farms from the Americas (North and South) to Europe to the Far and Middle East. Whether operating farm equipment or the GC-MS instrument in one of his laboratories, Gary is ever grateful for more than 500,000 dedicated Young Living distributors and wishes them—Happy Pioneer Day!

Every year on July 24, Utah Pioneer Day is celebrated with a large parade, rodeo, fireworks, and many other family, community, and state activities. Pioneer Day honors the first wagon train of Mormon pioneers [members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints] who were driven from their homes in Nauvoo, Illinois, that finally arrived in the Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847.

Challenged to make their new desert home “blossom as a rose,” pioneers by the thousands continued for decades to trek across America’s plains from their homes in England, Europe, and Scandinavia.

The word “pioneer” describes people who step out of their comfort zone and change their lives to bless the lives of others.

Drawing on his pioneer heritage, D. Gary Young crafted his own increased health with the then little-known modality of essential oils. Finding out that quality oils were difficult to find, he learned the art of distillation and founded farms, partnerships, and distilleries for the production of essential oils in countries throughout the world.

By lecturing, writing books, and conducting scientific studies, Gary has shared his discoveries with people worldwide who are determined to find wellness, purpose, and abundance through using and sharing their knowledge of essential oils.

You, too, are an essential oil pioneer as you share your own experiences with essential oils. Every conversation has the potential to ripple out and reach untold numbers of people.

On this Pioneer Day, Young Living salutes you as essential oil pioneers for your courage and tenacity in sharing Gary Young’s vision of taking Young Living Essential Oils into every home in the world. Thank you!

Happy Pioneer Day!

 

Harvest Time for Melissa and Lavender!

The melissa crop is being harvested in Idaho right now. The seeds that came from France so many years ago now create the amazing Melissa essential oil that people treasure. Organically grown and distilled at our St. Maries, Idaho, farm, this year’s harvest will provide Young Living members with a bumper crop!

Lavender will also be harvested at the St. Maries farm and at the Mona, Utah, farm as well. The distilleries at both farms will be going late into the night.

It thrills us to think that the lavender seeds I carried home so many years ago were the start of Young Living’s lavender production in two states and that now seeds from the St. Maries lavender were taken to France to reseed fields in Provence that were decimated by drought and virus.

Right now, the St. Maries farm is busy harvesting the thriving melissa plants that will be distilled to produce Young Living’s pure, genuine, therapeutic-grade Melissa essential oil that will be shipped around the world.

Right now, the St. Maries farm is busy harvesting the thriving melissa plants that will be distilled to produce Young Living’s pure, genuine, therapeutic-grade Melissa essential oil that will be shipped around the world.

Shortly after the “Run Through the Lavender” 5K race, the purple fields of Mona, Utah, and St. Maries, Idaho, will be harvested and distilled to produce pure, genuine, therapeutic-grade Lavender essential oil that will be shipped around the world!

Shortly after the “Run Through the Lavender” 5K race, the purple fields of Mona, Utah, and St. Maries, Idaho, will be harvested and distilled to produce pure, genuine, therapeutic-grade Lavender essential oil that will be shipped around the world!

D. Gary Young’s 7 Steps to Essential Oil World Leadership: Recap

  1. Photosynthesis: Sunlight converts to energy and aromatic compounds in plants
  2. Proper seed species: Scientifically verified and non-GMO
  3. Soil: Well-drained and supplemented with compost, enzymes, and microbes for proper pH and organic farming
  4. Weed control: Summer fallowing, cover crops, field rotation, proprietary essential oil weed-spray formula
  5. Harvesting: Knowing the optimal time to harvest by weather, Brix test, data from research nursery
  6. Distilling: Knowing the art of loading chambers, correct pressure, and correct temperature
  7. Analysis and Research: Invest in the scientists, the laboratories, and scientific instruments— FTIR, GC-MS, UHPLC

These steps show why Young Living is the World Leader in Essential Oils!

Gary’s first homemade distiller—two pressure cookers welded together!

Gary’s first homemade distiller—two pressure cookers welded together!

 

From homemade to advanced distilling operation in Ecuador. Young Living also distills in the U.S., France, Oman, Taiwan, and Israel, with more locations to be added.

From homemade to advanced distilling operation in Ecuador. Young Living also distills in the U.S., France, Oman, Taiwan, and Israel, with more locations to be added.

 

The state-of-the-art, fully automated distillery at the Young Living Highland Flats Tree Farm in Naples, Idaho, uses the most advanced technology available, modernizing the production process to be more efficient and effective than ever.

The state-of-the-art, fully automated distillery at the Young Living Highland Flats Tree Farm in Naples, Idaho, uses the most advanced technology available, modernizing the production process to be more efficient and effective than ever.

 

 

Live Your Dream!

The excitement of 9,000 Young Living members is so palpable, the air is simply vibrating

Gary and Mary wish you every success and joy as you join them in taking wellness and vibrant health to the world!

Gary and Mary wish you every success and joy as you join them in taking wellness and vibrant health to the world!

with their energy and enthusiasm! We wish you could join us in Salt Lake City for the Grand Convention, our biggest and best ever!

But since we are sold out, here’s the next best thing: tune into all the fun with social media: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Join us electronically as we continue building our Young Living Dream!