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Our 14th Year as a Young Living Essential Oils Independent Distributor... Since 1996
February 8, 1973, Gary Young suffered a crippling injury from a
logging accident that changed his life forever. This accident --
which nearly cost him his life -- transformed him both
physically and emotionally and would eventually impact the lives
of countless people in ways he could have never imagined.
was raised in the central mountains of Idaho on a ranch with no
indoor plumbing or electricity. Learning at an early age to
survive off the land, he left home at age 17 to seek his fortune
in the wilderness of Canada. He homesteaded 320 acres and began
building a sizable ranching and logging operation. It was here
that he suffered a near-fatal logging accident.
three weeks in a coma and four months in intensive care, Gary
found himself paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair for life,
according to the doctors' prognoses. Following two years
of intense pain and depression and three suicide attempts, he
resolved to regain control of his life. He fasted on juice and
water for almost a year and finally regained sensation in his
toes, marking the beginning of his long and painful road toward
recovery. Later he embarked on a worldwide investigation of
natural medicine, from herbology and acupuncture to nutrition
and naturopathy. This relentless research coupled with an iron
determination enabled him to eventually regain his mobility and
ability to walk, although not without pain.
was this pain that eventually led him to discover the potential
of a powerful but little-known form of natural medicine --
essential oils. Within a very short time, Gary cast off the
persistent pain that he had borne for almost 13 years as he
began tapping the power of essential oils. by 1986 he was
able to run a half-marathon, finishing 60th out of 970
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receiving a master's degree in nutrition Gary opened a research clinic in La Mesa, Mexico, where he
conducted cutting-edge research in many areas of natural
healing. He began investigating the effects that essential oils
have on the blood as well as their ability to magnify the
effects of other healing modalities, such as herbal medicine and
acupuncture. His work was of such magnitude that in 1985 he
received the Humanitarian Award from the State Medical
Examiner's Office of Baja, California (one of only six ever
awarded), for his research and successful treatment of
degenerative disease. This research eventually led him to
combine essential oils with herbal formulas.
Building on his clinical research in the mid-1980s, Gary
traveled across three continents and a half-dozen countries to
investigate both traditional and modern uses of essential oils,
gaining insights on every facet of essential oil production,
from distillation and harvesting to seed selection and crop
Despite the enormous power of essential oils, Gary was unable to
fully harness their potential due to the highly varying quality
of oils available at the time. While pure essential oils had the
ability to produce spectacular results, Gary found that
chemically altered or adulterated oils were often ineffective
and even harmful.
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motivated Gary to develop his own organic herb farming and
distillation operation in 1993 under the name Young Living
Essential Oils. Purchasing land in Utah and Idaho, he began
cultivating lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), peppermint,
melissa (lemon balm), clary sage, and many other herbs. He
designed and built the largest, most technologically advanced
distillery for the production of essential oils in North
America, developing a proprietary distillation process that
preserves the integrity of essential oils.
1995, Gary was invited to Anadolu University in Eskisehir,
Turkey, by the United Nations Industrial Development
Organization to present his research on plant germination and
organic farming, as well as his research to Weber State
University on the antibacterial properties of essential oils.
has continued to probe the fundamental basis of human health on
his recent journey to Hunzaland in the Himalayan mountains of
northern Pakistan -- home to some of the longest-living people
known in the world. By investigating the Hunza people's dietary
and lifestyle practices, Gary obtained important new insights on
not only extending life but also avoiding disease.
the years, Gary's knowledge of natural medicine and essential
oils has become enormously valuable to countless people
throughout the world. The company that Gary founded almost a
decade ago to disseminate both traditional and modern knowledge
of different healing modalities has grown to encompass more than
250,000 distributors in 20 foreign countries. "Essential
oils have already transformed the way we deal with illness and
aging, and they are continuing to revolutionize natural
medicine," states Gary.
After receiving a master's degree in nutrition he opened
a research clinic in Mexico. For 8 years,
in this clinic he conducted clinical research
on the effects of essential oils on the human
body in both treatment and the prevention
of disease. "I love the challenge of
research and discovery, and it has driven
me deep into the history of early medicine
and essential oils."
In 1994 he build the largest, most technologically advanced stainless steel distillery in North
Gary Young has traveled from the ruins of
ancient Egypt to the archives of the Hebrew
University in Jerusalem to the British Museum
Library in London to his own laboratory and
to the chemistry department at Weber State
University to prove the validity of this
ancient science. In 1997 he was asked to present his research
on organic farming and findings about his
latest research at the UNIDO (United Nations
Industrial Development Organization) World
Congress on essential oils held at Anadolu
University in Eskisehir, Turkey. Also in
1997 he co-authored a paper presented in
Wurzburg, Germany, on research at Weber State
University on the antimicrobial and
antibacterial properties of essential oils.
And in 1998 he was the only American invited
to speak at the First International Congress
on Integrated Medicine held in Grasse, France.
"I am grateful to my Creator for giving me
a second chance at life and for the blessing
of being able to walk again. I desire to
share with others all over the world what
I have discovered through my own healing."
~ D. Gary Young, Founder,
Young Living Essential Oils
Van Guilder dba Now Get Creative.Com (29440) is an Independent Distributor of Young Living Essential Oils since 1996
"Gary is not about money but about a
mission. Money makes the mission possible.
We believe that money is a tool that enables
dreams to be realized and help others in
need. Gary has a strong belief in God, and
it is that belief that drives him to accomplish
so much. It is very exciting and a challenge
to be at his side and to be part of his dream."
Gary and Mary Young,
Trek deep into Mexico with Young Living
armed with oils and and big hearts. The people of Tarahumara have so
little that Young Living wanted to build them a school.
I learned that Young Living Essential Peppermint
Oil relieves an upset stomach after trying
every thing else. I placed a very small amount
(less than a drop) on the tip of my tongue
and in minutes I had relief."
~Dr. Donna Burns, Sedona, AZ
Note: These products are not intended to
diagnose, prevent, treat or cure any disease.
Here is a video to see Gary
Young and team in his 2009 Balsam Fir Harvest...
Remember the doctors told him in 1973 he'd never walk again...
1982-88 Completed a 6 year intensive study
of oncology, anesthesiology, anatomy, chemistry,
biochemistry, and hematology under 4 medical
doctors in Mexico
1983-85: Received a master's degree in nutrition
and a doctorate in Naturopathy from Bernadean
1983-86: Trained in blood research with Marcel
Vogel, Ph.D.; Hazel Parcells, Ph.D.; and
Wolfgang Kunau, M.D.
1985-89: Studied the effects of essential
oils on respiratory diseases with J.C. Lapraz,
M.D., a highly regarded essential oil researcher
In 1989, Gary Young introduced the Raindrop Technique® as a part
of his essential science study. This specialized massage technique
was designed to help relieve discomfort associated with common
health conditions. Since its inception, the Raindrop Technique has
received an enormous amount of praise from users around the world
for its ability to support the body in facilitating cleansing and
1990-94 Studied essential oil distillation
in Southern France
1993-95: Studied essential oil chemistry
and it's effects on immune-related diseases
at the University of Cairo, Egypt with Radwan
In 1995, Gary purchased 138 acres of farmland in Mona, Utah. By
2007 the farm had grown to 1,200 acres, 120 of which showcases
vibrant lavender fields during the months of June and July. During
this peak season, the annual Lavender Days event is held.
Individuals from all over the world come to this lavender festival
to celebrate the beauty that abounds while discovering how lavender
and other plants and herbs are distilled for essential oils.
1994-96: Gathered research at the Hebrew
University in Jerusalem on ancient essential
1998: Studied oil chemistry, absolute extraction,
and gas chromatography at Anadolu University,
in Eskisehir, Turkey
1999: Traveled to Hunzaland in the Himalayan
Mountains of Northern Pakistan to research
some of the world's oldest-living people
2000: Traveled to China to research the Chinese
Ningxia wolfberry and the long-lived people
who consume it
Part of his young life research, Gary introduced the revered Chinese
Ningxia wolfberry to the Western world through his friend Doctor
Songqiao Chao. The Chinese wolfberry is prized for its health and
longevity benefits particularly in the Ningxia province of China,
where it has been valued for millennia. The Ningxia wolfberry is the
core ingredient in our antioxidant health drink, NingXia Red®.
Today, Gary Young continues traveling across continents,
investigating both traditional and modern uses of essential oils
and gaining insights into every facet of essential oil production
from distillation and harvesting to seed selection and crop
management. Gary has studied essential oil chemistry, use, and
application with the world's leading essential oil experts to help
discover the secret to young life.
He has explored ancient distillation techniques at archaeological
sites in Pakistan, Israel, and Egypt.
Gary Young continues to research and travel the world with
relentless vigor to help Young Living Essential Oils bring new and
innovative products to the world.
2009 Travel (part by camel caravan) to research and gather Frankincense, sign trade agreements, and film the Biblical Frankincense & Myrrh trade routes throughout the Middle East and Africa.
Video: In Search of Frankincense (click arrow in screen to