Category Archives: Essential Oils

Getting the Word Out

Education is very important to D. Gary Young. That's why he travels to meet with YL members to teach why he insists on essential oil purity through the Seed to Seal process. In this photo he explains how he brought lavender seeds from Provence,  France, to start the St. Maries lavender farm.

Education is very important to D. Gary Young. That’s why he travels to meet with YL members to teach about essential oil purity through the Seed to Seal process. In this photo he explains how he brought lavender seeds from Provence, France, to start the St. Maries lavender farm.

And yes, I put YL into a network marketing vehicle. Why? Because network marketing is the greatest free enterprise system that exists in our world today. A lot of people have a bad taste in their mouth about network marketing. So did I, once. I tried it when I was younger and lost a lot of money because it wasn’t the right thing.

Unfortunately, a lot of companies put together junk products and peddle them for that purpose. That was never my purpose. My purpose was to take something to the world that would change and heal not only mankind but the planet. That’s what it’s all about. Education is the next most important thing to me, and then the opportunity for people to have the free agency to share it with the world and enjoy the benefits of prosperity that comes into their lives, and that’s what I enjoy.

You know, if we didn’t have money, if we didn’t make money, we couldn’t help people. Not only do we build farms and create a living for a lot of people, but Mary and I give back. We’ve built two schools in Durango, Mexico, and we’ve built two schools in Ecuador and fund them. Those children have 100 percent scholarships. We have helped many people who have experienced a disaster, and we have other projects ongoing or projected

That’s what we’re about, and that’s why this is very special. Every drop of oil that we produce around the world is changing people’s lives.

Man’s Management

If you learn anything about D. Gary Young, you will know for sure that he takes seriously being a steward of God's great gifts on this earth. This is why Gary will travel to the far corners of the world, and work around the clock building distilleries so that he can bring pure essential oils to the world.

If you learn anything about D. Gary Young, you will know for sure that he takes seriously being a steward of God’s great gifts on this earth. This is why Gary will travel to the far corners of the world, and work around the clock building distilleries so that he can bring pure essential oils to the world.

In God’s creation we have everything, but it takes another element: man’s management. He gave us a stewardship of this planet, and he expects us to take care of it. Those of you who have studied your “operator’s” manual know that it says in the first chapter that God gave us dominion over the fowl of the air, the fishes of the sea, and all things that creepeth upon the land; dominion over all things. God retained dominion over the universe; He gave us dominion over this earth. When He says ‘all things,’ I think that includes disease, don’t you? What went wrong?

Every plant created by God contains the DNA and the memory RNA containing the blueprint for the production of essential oils.

Photosynthesis: How does an oil get designed? How are essential oils formed? The electromagnetic energy of the sun, the chlorophyll in the plant, the sugar in the plant, and the carbon dioxide all combine and work together to create the 3 C isoprenes that become plant essences. How we obtain this is very simple. Essential oils secrete enzymes in the whole conversion process of manufacturing, taking the light, the air, the oxygen, the moisture, and the minerals out of the soil and creating essential oils, the life blood of every plant.

So how much time have I spent doing this? I have spent 34 years researching oils; 33 years traveling and studying aromatics, including to Somalia; 24 years farming and wildcrafting in 10 countries; 24 years distilling aromatics for essential oils; and constructing 11 distilleries worldwide.

So the background in essential oils and the work is not something that I just dreamed up last week or last month or last year and thought it sounded good and created a business out of it. A lifetime of my work has gone into creating what we have today and taking it to the world. It’s exciting to see the results; it’s exciting to watch people’s lives change.

Annemarie and European Oils, Part II

Annemarie sent Gary Young on a quest to learn all about essential oils. Here he is pictured with the French master distiller Henri Viaud who became Gary's mentor in the art of distillation at his lab in France.

Annemarie sent Gary Young on a quest to learn all about essential oils. Here he is pictured with the French master distiller, Henri Viaud, who became Gary’s mentor in the art of distillation at his lab in France.

At 6 o’clock I couldn’t contain myself any longer, so I picked up the phone and dialed it. It rang once when I thought, oh Gary, don’t be ridiculous and don’t wake her up this early. I was putting the phone down when she answered and said, “Dr. Young, I was expecting your call.”

Because of that phone call, five days later I landed in Zurich, Switzerland; and her family met me at the airport. I went to a little village of Travers, spent a couple of days with the herbal medicine people, and then went on a train to the University of Geneva. There I took a 40-hour class with two doctors, Jean-Claude Lapraz and Paul Duraffourd on the properties of essential oils.

After visiting with them, they invited me to come to Paris after the seminar. So I jumped on a train and went to Paris and spent a week in the hospital with them where they were doing research with essential oils, putting one drop of essential oil on a sugar cube and giving it to the patient. The results were phenomenal.

At that point I then bought 13 different oils, 1 liter each, and brought them home to experiment with them in my clinic and on me. So that’s where I began my work.

So, yes, do I have a passion? Do I have a commitment? The answers are there if we want to search and find them.

Annemarie and European Oils, Part II

Fine-tuning the GC-MS in the Ecuador lab: Gary with his mentor, Herve Casabianca, PhD, the world's foremost GC-MS expert.

Fine-tuning the GC-MS in the Ecuador lab: Gary with his mentor, Herve Casabianca, PhD, the world’s foremost GC-MS expert.

Annemarie reached into her little briefcase, pulled out a manila envelope, slid it across my desk, and said, ‘I translated this for you if you have an interest.’ I opened it and it was a 32-page paper that she’d translated from French to English.

I left the clinic a little after midnight that night, got home, sat down at the table, and started reading it. After the first page I got excited. I jumped up, went over to my desk, grabbed a highlighter and a pen, and started highlighting and writing in the margins. She’d written her phone number where she was staying with her family in Alhambra, California, and wrote, ‘Dr. Young, if you have an interest, call me.’

I read and I marked and I read and I marked. And then I re-read. At 3 o’clock in the morning, I thought, I’d better get to bed because I’ve got to head back over to the clinic. I went to bed but I couldn’t sleep—I was too excited. I got up and re-read again and wrote some more.

Annemarie’s research sent me on a journey to meet essential oil experts throughout the world. I am so grateful for all that I learned and for the many mentors I was led to.

Annemarie and European Oils, Part I

Thanks to a lady named Annemarie, Gary took a look at authentic, Europe essential oils and found them much different than America’s perfume oils. This led to Gary studying with experts like Dr. Radwan Farag seen here with Gary at the Riverton, Utah, Young Living laboratory.

Thanks to a lady named Annemarie, Gary took a look at authentic European essential oils and found them much different than America’s perfume oils. This led to Gary studying with essential oil experts like Radwan Farag, PhD, seen here with Gary at the Riverton, Utah, Young Living laboratory.

People have asked me, ‘Gary, what got you into essential oils?’ So I’ll tell you a little story. In 1985 I had a woman come to my clinic with her sister from Zurich, Switzerland. I walked the woman through the clinic and showed her our facilities; and then I sat down, went through all of her medical records, had the nurses take her in with a couple of doctors on staff and check her out. Then I sat down with Annemarie, the sister, and started talking to her about the treatment that we would offer her sister. After we talked about it, she said to me, ‘Well, Dr. Young, what do you know about essential oils?’

And I said, ‘Oh, that aromatherapy stuff? Been there, done it, seen it, not interested.’ I had played a little bit with what were called essential oils from the health food store back in the late ’70’s. They were perfume oils. I didn’t know it because they called it aromatherapy. But I left them alone. By 1985 I still had not touched them again.

She said to me, ‘Well, do you believe that the herbs in your apothecary and the herbs you buy in the health food store are the same quality?’

And I said, ‘No, that’s why we gather our herbs and make our own formulas here.’

She said, ‘Exactly the same with essential oils. I’ve been coming to America for the last 20 years to visit my family. I’ve never seen a true essential oil in America. They are perfume oils and are used for aromatherapy. They’re not going to work.’

And I said, ‘Okay, I can accept that.’

(To be continued.)