Gary Young was a truth seeker, and he followed the path that led him to truth. He was not one to write about someone else’s adventures. He had to know and see for himself. He wrote about his own experiences, research, and findings. No other company has the history of research and development of essential oils in the areas of production, usage, research, and education as D. Gary Young and his company, Young Living Essential Oils.

This very sophisticated laboratory was built abovve the distillery in 2010, making it possible to have instant analysis during and after distilling.
Dr. Casabianca came to Utah to instruct Gary and Sue, biochemist, on the new GC in the Payson office in 1996.

Books Published

  • D. Gary Young, The World Leader in Essential Oils – 2015 (written by Mary Young)
  • Ancient Einkorn: Today’s Staff of Life – 2014
  • The One Gift – 2010
  • And many more

Papers Presented at Conferences

  • Inhibitory Activity of Essential Oils Toward Cellular Proliferation in a Lung Cancer Carcinoma Cell Line. International Food Chemistry Conference. SICC-5, Singapore, 2007.
  • Comparative Study of the Essential Oils of Three Betula Species: B. alleghaniensis, B. lenta, B. pendula. Gualin, China, Conference, 2004.
  • Autolysis Induction by Essential Oils in Streptococcus pneumoniae. Annual Meeting of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters. Salt Lake City, UT, April 1998.
  • Cultivating and Distilling Therapeutic Quality Essential Oils in the United States. Proceedings from the First International Symposium, Grasse, France. March 21-22, 1998.
  • Organic Farming and Germination: UNIDO World Congress on Essential Oils, Anadolu University in Eskisehir, Turkey, 1997.


D. Gary Young is listed as an inventor on the following granted US patents:

9,211,228 Massaging topical oils applicator

9,358,557 Liquid diffuser

9,205,020 Massaging multiple roller-ball applicator for topical oils application

8,956,066 Roller-ball applicator assembly with retainer for topical oils application

9,675,653 Composition containing an essential oil product and method for using such to maintain normal levels of testosterone

9,211,277 Dietary supplement composition

Gary is listed as an inventor on the following pending US patent applications:

2015/0209688 Distillation system

2014/0262904 Container for holding essential oils

2015/0174595 Liquid diffuser

2016/0100524 Harvester

2016/0243576 Diffuser with interchangeable cover

2017/0056941 Composition and method for treating an herbicide

2015/0173375 High protein bread formulation

Co-Authored Research

  • Detecting Essential Oil Adulteration. Boren KE, Young DG, Woolley CL, Smith BL, Carlson RE. J Environmental Analytical Chemistry. 2015 2:2.
  • Differential effects of selective frankincense (Ru Xiang) essential oil versus non-selective sandalwood (Tan Xiang) essential oil on cultured bladder cancer cells: a microarray and bioinformatics study. Dozmorov MG, Yang Q, Wu W, Wren J, Suhail MM, Woolley CL, Young DG, Fung KM, Lin HK. Chinese Medicine.  2014 Jul 2,9:18.
  • Management of basal cell carcinoma of the skin using frankincense (Boswellia sacra) essential oil: a case report. Fung KM, Suhail MM, McClendon B, Woolley CL, Young DG, Lin HK. OA [Open Access] Alternative Medicine. June 01, 2013 1(2):14.
  • Extraction of biologically active compounds by hydrodistillation of Boswellia species gum resins for anti-cancer therapy. Lin HK, Suhail MM, Fung KM, Woolley CL, Young DG. OA (Open Access) Alternative Medicine, 2013 Feb 02;1(1):4.
  • Chemical differentiation of Boswellia sacra and Boswellia carterii essential oil by gas chromatography and chiral gas chromatographymass spectrometry. Woolley CL, Suhail MM, Smith BL, Boren KE, Taylor LC, Schreuder MF, Chai JK, Casabianca H, Haq S, Lin HK, Al-Shari AA, Al-Hatmi S, Young DG. Journal of Chromatography A. Oct 2012.
  • Frankincense essential oil prepared from hydrodistillation of Boswellia sacra gum resins induces human pancreatic cancer cell death in cultures and in a xenograft murine model. Ni X, Suhail MM, Yang Q, Cao A, Fung K-M, Postier RG, Woolley CL, Young DG, Zhang J, Lin HK. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Dec 2012.
  • Boswellia sacra essential oil induces tumor cell-specific apoptosis and suppresses tumor aggressiveness in cultured human breast cancer cells. Suhail MM, Wu W, Cao A, Mondalek FG, Fung K-M, Shih P-T, Fang Y-T, Woolley CL, Young DG, Lin HK. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2011.
  • Inhibition of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) by essential oils. Chao S, Young DG, Oberg C, Nakaoka K. Flavor and Fragrance Journal. Vol. 23 2008. Essential Oil of Bursera graveolens (Kunth) Triana et Planch from Ecuador. Young DG, Chao S, Casabianca H, Bertrand M-C, Minga D. Journal of Essential Oil Research. Nov/Dec 2007.
  • Inhibition of LPS Induced Nitric Oxide Production in Murine RAW Macrophage-like Cells by Essential Oils of Plants. Chao S, Young DG, Nakaoka K, Oberg C. Journal of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters. Vol. 82, 2005.
  • Assessment of Antimicrobial Activity of Fourteen Essential Oils When Using Dilution and Diffusion Methods. Donaldson JR, Warner SL, Cates RG, Young DG. Pharmaceutical Biology. Vol. 43, No. 8. 2005.
  • Pre-Clinical Study: Antioxidant Levels and Immunomodulatory Effects of Wolfberry Juice and other Juice Mixtures in Mice. Chao S, Schreuder M, Young DG, Nakaoka K, Moyes L, Oberg C. Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association. Winter 2004.
  • Composition of the Oils of Three Chrysothamnus nauseousus Varieties. Chao S, Young DG, Casabianca H, Bertrand M-C. Journal of Essential Oil Research. Nov/Dec 2003.
  • Antimicrobial Effects of Essential Oils on Streptococcus pneumoniae. Horne D, Holm M, Oberg C, Chao S, Young DG. Journal of Essential Oil Research. Sep/Oct 2001.
  • Screening for Inhibitory Activity of Essential Oils on Selected Bacteria, Fungi and Viruses. Chao SC, Young DG, Oberg CJ. Journal of Essential Oil Research. Sep/Oct 2000.
  • Effect of a Diffused Essential Oil Blend on Bacterial Bioaerosols, Chao SC, Young DG, Oberg CJ. Journal of Essential Oil Research. Sep/Oct 1998.