why young living


This blog will answer your questions about who you can trust, what essential oils are most effective, who gives you the best bang for your buck, why Young Living, what is young living all about, and more, as we set out to explore all that is Young Living and share what makes its products and the company as a whole different from everyone else.

From the founder to the foundation, from oils to supplements, and from quality products to community support, you will learn how all these things combine to create a company committed to providing you with nature’s best, and empowering you to be well, discover your true potential, and live a purposeful life.

Young Living’s Mission

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Young Living Essential Oils honors its stewardship to champion nature’s living energy – essential oils – by fostering a community of healing and discovery while inspiring individuals to wellness, purpose, and abundance.

Young Living’s Vision

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To bring Young Living Essential Oils to every home in the world.

Did you know that Young Living has over 6 MILLION global members? They must be doing something right.

When you find something you love, you can’t help but tell your friends. You tell them about your favorite restaurant, movie, or getting a great deal on a new pair of shoes.

I got into sharing because I found something that truly changed my life, and I knew it could help you, too. I love the science of plants and history, so when i found out what essentials could do, and how they have been helping for millions of years, my interested spiked and my research began. I love education and learning, After awhile I wanted to start telling the world. So here I am. I have been using essential oils for about 4 years now.

I could have gone with any company, but I share about Young Living because of ALL the reasons I am about to share with you in this blog…

A Man on a Mission

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“Necessity is the mother of invention.”

When D. Gary Young found himself confined to a wheelchair with a prognosis that he would never walk again after a severe logging accident in 1973, Young Living was born, although this dream would not be fully realized until 21 years later.

After three suicide attempts, hitting rock bottom, feeling “disconnected from God, my family and the world”, and some “tough love” from his father, Gary resolved that “if it’s the last thing I do, I will get out of this bed, and I will walk and ride my horse again!”*

Friends, sometimes it is when we find ourselves at our weakest points in life that our greatest strengths are born.

This led Gary to explore different avenues of healing, grow his knowledge of herbs, reconnect with his Creator, travel the world to learn about the production, usage and application of essential oils, and bring his attention to the many other people also needing help.

Gary purchased farmland, planted crops, and built his own distillery. In 1994, along with his wife Mary, they began cultivating lavender, peppermint, melissa, clary sage, and many other herbs. He saw the need for top-quality essential oils, and he continued to grow and expand his knowledge, acreage, and technology. Coupled with Mary’s previous knowledge of the direct-selling industry, together they grew Young Living into the world leader in essential oils and wellness solutions.

Through all of the success (and failure), there is one thing that Gary and Mary never lost sight of . . . the people.

People Over Profit

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Gary’s heart for people shows through in the development of the D. Gary Young, Young Living Foundation, which is committed to empowering individuals to achieve their potential and to defy limitations by providing wellness and education opportunities to underserved communities. Every penny donated goes directly to those in need because 100% of the administrative costs are covered by Young Living. Donating can be as simple as rounding up your order to the nearest dollar. Over 250,000 individuals have been impacted by the work of the Foundation.

Projects and Partners:

Young Living Academy, Ecuador – Built in 2009 by Gary and Mary Young, the academy educates students in grades pre-K through 12th, maintaining a 97% attendance rate and 100% of seniors graduating each year!

Rebuild Nepal – The Young Living Foundation rebuilt schools and homes in Yarsa, Nepal, after the devastating earthquake in 2015, and is still focused on restoration and rebuilding in Nepal today.

Hope For Justice – The focus of this mission is to end human trafficking and modern day slavery. With 10 fully funded Lighthouse Centers, children rescued from slavery have a safe place to heal, recover, and learn. The Shine Career School in Cambodia also provides those recovering with education and vocational training, gives them hope, and empowers them to follow their dreams.

Sole Hope – The primary focus of this mission is to help children and adults in Uganda become and remain jigger-free. Jiggers are parasitic insects that burrow into an individual’s feet and can cause life-threatening infections. Just by providing antibiotics and shoes, men, women, and children can live and remain jigger free.

Healing Faith Uganda – This organization provides malaria education, prevention, and treatment to rural villages. In Uganda, 42 children die each day from malaria, and for just $1, Healing Faith can test and treat a child with malaria.

You can donate to the Foundation as a general donation or you can donate to a specific project that sits heavy on your heart.

Our Promise to You

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Seed to Seal is a quality commitment and promise Young Living makes to YOU. Seed to Seal consists of three pillars – Sourcing, Science, and Standards. These three are the foundation on which every product is built and everything that Young Living does. This promise ensures you can trust that Young Living is providing you with products of the highest quality and purity, free from synthetics.

Quality and purity are important because that is what ensures that these products WORK

Sourcing – Products are sourced from corporate-owned farms, partner farms, and Seed to Seal certified suppliers to ensure consistency, quality, and land conservation.

Science – With 50 highly-trained scientists, two corporate quality labs, and 12+ independent partner labs, Young Living does meticulous quality testing and retesting to ensure your products are as pure as nature intended.

Standards – Young Living ethically sources and produces pure ingredients and goes above and beyond to comply with local environmental standards and sustainable growing practices.

To learn even more about the entire Seed to Seal promise, check out www.seedtoseal.com

Global Farms

Young living farms are everywhere

Because Young Living takes such great care in bringing you the highest quality products straight from nature, it has established farms around the globe for cultivating and distilling essential oils.

Here is a look at some of the farms and oils/products:

Young Living Lavender Farm and Distillery, Mona, Utah, USA

– Lavender, Clary Sage, Goldenrod, Melissa, Juniper, Blue Yarrow, White Fir

Skyrider Wilderness Ranch, Tabiona, Utah, USA


Highland Flats Tree Farm and Distillery, Naples, Idaho, USA

-Idaho Blue Spruce, White Fir

Northern Lights Farm and Distillery, Fort Nelson, British Columbia, Canada

-Northern Lights Black Spruce

Vida De Seville Distillery, Almaden De La Plata, Seville, Spain

-Cistus, Frankincense, Myrrh

Kona Sandalwood Reforestation Project, Big Island, Hawaii, USA

-Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood

Finca Botanica Farm and Distillery, Chongon (Guayaquil), Ecuador

-Ylang Ylang, Palo Santo, Mastrante, Lemongrass, Eucalyptus Blue, Dorado Azul, Ocotea, Plectranthus Oregano, Ruta Graveolens, Chocolate

Dalmatia Aromatic Farm and Distillery, Split, Croatia

-Helichrysum, Sage, Juniper, Bay Laurel

To see a complete list of all the farms including others in Mexico, Bulgaria, Australia, and the Philippines, visit:  https://www.youngliving.com/en_US/company/about/younglivingfarms

Products for the whole family

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Young Living is so much more than just essential oils. With the commitment to helping people experience real wellness, the company offers product lines for every member of your family.

For the guys –

Our line of Shutran products gives busy men everything they need to care for their skin and bodies, using natural ingredients and essential oils that will leave them feeling confident and courageous.

For the ladies –

Young Living believes that no woman should have to compromise quality for beauty. Savvy Minerals makeup line provides you with the confidence in knowing that you can look and feel fabulous without all the cheap fillers and harsh additives found in most makeup.

For the babies –

It is never too early to start thinking about the health of your children. Studies have found that some babies have evidence of nearly 300 chemicals already in their bloodstream at birth.* Young Living  created the Seedlings line to make it easy to choose safe and gentle products for your babies that are free of all the harmful chemicals.

For the kids –

The Kidscents line of oils, supplements, and personal care products is specifically designed to address common childhood concerns and well-being. Young Living has taken the guesswork away by pre-diluting these oils for quick and easy application.

For the fur babies –

You didn’t think we would forget about them, did you? You love your fur babies and so does Young Living. The Animal Scents Collection is specifically designed for a wide variety of animals.  This collection includes exclusive oil blends to support your pet’s health and overall well-being.


Products for personal care

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Eighty-four thousand chemicals are legal for commerce in the US, all essentially unregulated.* Many of these are found in personal care products and cosmetics. Young Living carries a full line of targeted personal care products that will cleanse your skin, support healthy teeth and gums, and leave your hair shiny and clean – all infused with powerful essential oils and no harsh chemicals.

-Shampoo and conditioner

-Shower gel and bar soap

-Toothpaste and mouthwash

-Facial cleansers and shaving cream

-Moisturizers and wrinkle cream

-Lotion and body butter


Products for your home

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You are the gatekeeper of your home. You have the power to choose what you allow in. Americans can spend as much as 90% of their time indoors, so the fewer chemicals we allow into our home, the better.

Enter Thieves.

The At Home line of Young Living products is infused with the Thieves essential oil blend giving you safe and effective plant-based products that can replace all the conventional household cleaning products that you may be using. There is a safer alternative for every product in every room in your home.

With Thieves, you can replace all this, and more:


Hand Soap

Dish Soap

Dishwasher Detergent

Laundry Detergent

Air Fresheners

Fruit and Veggie Wash

Hand Sanitizer

Products for nutrition and wellness

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True wellness starts from the inside out, and Young Living has a full line of products and supplements that provide optimal nutrition to work with your body to keep it above the wellness line.

Essential Oils – With more than 220 essential oil singles and blends (the most of any company out there), there truly is an oil for everything. Every aspect of your physical and emotional well-being can benefit from essential oils.

Ningxia Red – This powerful juice supplement is designed to energize, fortify, and revitalize the body and mind. It is jam-packed with antioxidants and supplies the body with an abundance of vitamins and minerals known to support a healthy body and various organ functions.

Slique (Weight management line) – I bet if you were to do a poll right now among your friends and ask them their #1 health goal, the majority would answer, “Lose weight.” #amIright?

Maintaining a healthy weight isn’t just about a number on the scale. It has so much more to do with how you feel. Slique products will help you support healthy weight management, keep you feeling fuller longer, and give your body the nutritional support it needs.

Supplements – In a perfect world, if we were eating a perfect diet, our bodies would be receiving all the nutrition needed simply from the foods we eat. Unfortunately, that is not the case. The Environmental Working Group found that more than 40 percent of adults have dietary intakes of vitamin A, C, D and E, calcium and magnesium below the average requirement for their age and gender.”* This is why you need to supplement.

Testing the absorption of Multigreens showed that 42% was absorbed in 24 hours. After adding essential oils to the formula, blood absorption increased to 64% in 30 minutes and 86% in one hour.** This means you are actually using more and eliminating less! Be sure you are getting the most out of your supplements by choosing those that are infused with essential oils, aka Young Living supplements.


Embrace the lifestyle

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When you embark on a journey to live a life filled with wellness, purpose, and abundance, it takes more than just one drop of oil to get you there. Embracing Young Living is embracing a lifestyle – making a commitment to better choices for you and your family and helping others do the same thing. When you do this, you will reap the rewards.

Preferred Customers make up 89.5% of Young Living members. These are people just like you and me who have decided to embrace everything that Young Living offers and enjoy all the member benefits, some of which include:

~A discount of 24% on all the 600+ life-changing products

~Access to a full library of resources

~The ability to join Essential Rewards and take advantage of convenient monthly shipments, free/reduced shipping, free promotional products, and points back on every order that can be redeemed on a future purchase.

Business Builders make up 10.5% of Young Living members. Don’t let that term scare you. These are people just like you and me who cannot help but share with others the difference Young Living has made in their lives. As a result, others are empowered to begin their own wellness journey. When this happens, Young Living’s generous compensation plan kicks in to create the opportunity for you to earn an additional income.

To learn more about the income opportunity, go to www.youngliving.com/ids


why young living

Let’s do a quick recap on WHY Young Living.

Young Living is 100% transparent. Just give them a call or visit a farm. They will show you everything that goes on!

They go above and beyond what other companies do by setting high standards and growing and distilling on-site all over the world, testing over and over again, which in turn makes their products better quality and more effective.

They have over 600 products that you can swap out for things you already use making your home a much safer and healthier place.

They are giving back to communities through their Foundation and never taking a penny for themselves.

They offer an optional business opportunity that anyone can choose to take advantage of with a generous compensation plan.

I said YES to Young Living because of these reasons and because their products have actually helped me and my family. It’s also why I continue to say yes and share with you.

The question is, will you say yes?

Say Yes

why young living

I hope you have enjoyed journeying with me through the world of Young Living. One aspect about this company that I cannot convey to you through a class is the community. Young Living is not just a company. It is a family. You have to experience it for yourself to fully understand. There is definitely something different and special about this company compared to others I have tried. I firmly believe it started with Gary Young and it continues to live on through others.

If you aren’t already part of this amazing family, I would love to help you get started. Let’s connect and work together to figure out your most pressing needs, and find a starter kit that will be perfect for you. Or, if you already know what you are looking for, use my link. CLICK HERE!

Once you order, I will introduce you to the community and send you a welcome pack.

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