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Crippling Injury

   On 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.

   Gary 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.

   After 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.

Dramatic Improvement

   It 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 participants.

Worldwide Search for Truth

   After 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 management.

   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.

New Avenues Open Up

   This 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.

    In 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.

    Gary 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.

    Over 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 America.

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


Renee 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."

~Mary Young

Gary & Mary

Gary and Mary Young,  
Young Living Essential Oils.

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...

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Gary's Experience

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 University

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 overall health.

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 Farag, Ph.D.

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 oil history

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 play)

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Dedicated In loving memory of my brother, Ricky Bingham, forever 18
June 4, 1979 to June 6, 1997

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