When you first crack the seal of that bottle of Northern Lights Black Spruce essential oil, you’re instantly transported to the crisp evergreen forests of Canada’s wilderness. What you hold in your hands is not only a bottle of oil from Young Living Canada’s own farm, but also a piece of love from Canada’s newest Royal Crown Diamonds (RCD), Carol and Ben Howden.
Just in time for the country to celebrate Canada’s 150th, the YL family could not be more proud to celebrate the timely achievement of the Howdens! Becoming the second only RCD in Canada, this incredible achievement has been a long time coming for the Howdens who joined Young Living back in 2000. Since then, they’ve grown teams in both Canada and the United States, with significant influence across North America. Their drive to keep sharing their story and the opportunity of a better quality of life complements their ever-shining happiness and it’s no wonder how they’ve come to be where they are today.
Carol and Ben have been married for 42 years, and together along with their son Cory, are proud stewards of Young Living’s Northern Lights Farm in Fort Nelson, B.C. Since the farm’s launch in September 2015, the Howdens’ relentless dedication to the construction of a world-class distillery in the remote Canadian wilderness, and their responsibilities of managing the day-to-day farm operations with their family, has made it possible to distill upwards of 6,000 L of black spruce oil annually; ensuring that members all around the world get to enjoy the purity and authenticity of the powerful black spruce oil.
In February 2017, members got to experience the Howdens’ commitment to Seed to Seal firsthand at the first member-involved winter harvest of Northern Lights Black Spruce oil. Despite the chilly temperatures, the event was overflowing with the Howdens’ warmth and passion for the Northern Lights Farm and the special oil that is produced there.
Carol and Ben are no stranger to hard work, steadfast perseverance and lifting people up to make a difference in the world. Their tenacity and leadership gives others hope and they truly embody what Young Living is all about.
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The Howden’s are one of the first couples we met on our journey in Young Living. Showing us how that walking the walk with steadfastness and integrity to talking the talk in love and truly giving of yourself. Carol & Ben wanted to make a change in their lives and have helped thousands along the way. With them ranking to Royal Crown Diamond it was only a matter of time. Truly honored to be an associate and friend in this family we call Young Living. Congratulations to our dear friends from out West from here in the Maritimes – Joanne & Larry Haley, Gold Team Leaders, Young Living Canada
I have been looking for a way to personally thank Carol and Ben for sending a Congrats postcard to me when I promoted to Senior Star. Such a small, insignificant achievement, but now that I’ve heard you speak via Vimeo etc, I feel a need to reach out and send a Virtual hug. You are people after my own heart. My sis lives in Vancouver so maybe one of these days I’ll find a way to meet you both.
Congratulations on your achievements. It is humbling to realize my tiny YL Family is part of yours.
Praying blessings over you and yours from Phoenix, AZ
Is there a rcd or diamond here in Vancouver ?
Congratulations Carol & Ben!! That is such wonderful news. We were happy to meet you @ the Grand Opening of the Northern Lights Black Spruce farm last fall. Maybe we will catch up to you on Vancouver Island this summer?
Happy 🇨🇦 Canada Day
Karen & Ken from Medicine Hat, AB
Congrats you two…for your Love Life and sharing of Goodness!!!
I was so excited to get to meet you at Convention and have my picture taken you, Carol. You are my hero 🙂
Congratulations, Ben and Carol, what an achievement!
Congratulations Ben and Carol…what a fabulous accomplishment and an inspiring story.