Turning a passion into a profession is a dream for many. But for Young Living Founder and Chairman of the Board D. Gary Young, it’s a vibrant reality. Over two decades ago, Gary discovered the profound power of essential oils. Through Young Living, he is able to share his matchless knowledge with millions around the world, supporting their health and transforming their lives. Gary’s unrivaled expertise on the therapeutic power of plants has led to the creation of the world’s largest line of essential oils and blends.
In his travels to study essential oil distillation techniques around the world, Gary discovered wide discrepancies in quality. He learned that in order to ensure purity and potency, rigorous, expert analysis of finished oils is critical. With a newfound commitment to essential oil science, Gary established the standard now known as Therapeutic Grade™, a standard and a guarantee that Young Living will offer only 100 percent pure, natural, uncut oils that maintain their vital therapeutic potency. To produce essential oils of this quality, Gary created the Seed to Seal® process, a philosophy ensuring that from the seeds we plant in pristine soil to the moment we seal our bottles in cutting-edge facilities, our full focus is on providing a final product that represents the best of nature without compromise. Along with the responsibilities of running a growing international company, Gary oversees operations on Young Living’s many global farms, where he directs the growth, harvest, and distillation processes of the highest quality essential oils in the world. As the leading authority on essential oils, he also frequently publishes and speaks on their benefits and remarkable properties. With a deep conviction of the power of essential oils, Gary embodies the spirit of Young Living as he continues to build a company that advocates total well-being for everyone, everywhere.