Exotic Oils from Young Living

2 September 30, 2013 - Archive

When Young Living founder and CEO D. Gary Young sets his mind on something, he works diligently to follow through. At the 2013 International Grand Convention, he set out to deliver new, exciting essential oils from around the world, including places such as Ecuador, Taiwan, Japan, and Arabia. These oils were packaged as part of the Exotic Oils Collection that was originally only available at the convention.

You will notice in the upcoming 2013 Holiday Catalog that we have made the Exotic Oils Collection available for purchase (while supplies last). If you are not able to purchase an Exotic Oils Collection, we are happy to announce that the oils from Taiwan—Hong Kuai and Xiang Mao—will now be available on a permanent basis starting October 7!

Learn more about each of the essential oils in the Exotic Oils Collection below.


Hong Kuai (Chamaecyparis formosensis)

Hong Kuai is a treasured tree found only in the steep mountain rain forests of Taiwan. The naturally fallen logs possess a sesquiterpene-rich, woody aroma. Hong Kuai’s lasting woody aroma makes it a prized lumber for building temples and shrines; its name in Chinese characters means “the respected trees for the temple-building society.”

Xiang Mao (Cymbopogon citratus)

Young Living’s Xiang Mao essential oil, commonly known as red lemongrass, is an organic essential oil that is distilled from the xiang mao grass that is grown on the mountain slopes by the Paiwan aboriginal tribe in southeastern Taiwan. Xiang Mao was traditionally used to freshen household air, promote a sense of well-being, and moisten the skin.


Amazonian Ylang Ylang™ (Cananga odorata equitoriana)

The aroma of Amazonian Ylang Ylang is floral, sweet, and potent. Traditionally, the flowers have been used for various events such as weddings, parties, and ceremonies.

Plectranthus Oregano™ (Plectranthus amboinicus)

Plectranthus Oregano is a hardy, aromatic perennial originating from South Africa. Gary Young chose to grow it as an oregano alternative at the 2,500-acre Young Living Ecuador farm. He dubbed it “Plectranthus Oregano” because of its oregano-like aroma and flavor.


Yuzu (Citrus junos)

Yuzu is a refreshing, small citrus fruit that grows on the cooler mountain slopes of Shikoku Island, Japan. In Japan, yuzu rinds are traditionally placed in warm bathwater as part of a relaxing bath. This is a beautifully hydrodistilled citrus essential oil—completely clear, yet invitingly aromatic. A key ingredient in NingXia Red®, Yuzu contains limonoids.


Biblical Sweet Myrrh™ (Commiphora erythraea)

Biblical Sweet Myrrh is a highly prized tree resin that grows on the mystical island of Socotra, south of the Arabian Peninsula. You can learn about the properties of sweet myrrh in The One Gift, Gary Young’s historical and adventurous novel about life on the caravan trail in ancient Arabia.

Please leave a comment and share your excitement and thoughts on the Exotic Oils Collection and the newly available Hong Kuai and Xiang Mao essential oils.

The Exotic Oils collection and other Holiday Catalog items will be available to order October 7, 2013, so be sure to have your holiday shopping list ready!

—Marco Colindres III, YL Associate Product Manager



  • […] who had the fortune of getting their hands on the 2013 Exotic Oils Collection will understand that these collections are limited because their sources are from different parts […]

  • Paula October 7, 2013 - 10:07 am Reply

    Does anyone ever answer the questions posted here???

  • Sara Chase October 6, 2013 - 3:47 am Reply

    I purchased one of these collections at convention. I love every one of these oils.

  • Jennifer Lambert October 1, 2013 - 9:52 am Reply

    I am so thrilled I got these at convention. They are amazing!

  • Alicia Warwick October 1, 2013 - 9:39 am Reply

    thanks for having these avail to us. Want more info on how to use them. Tech Sheets, etc?

  • Sara October 1, 2013 - 8:48 am Reply

    When does the holiday catalog come out?

  • Rebecca Rabon October 1, 2013 - 6:07 am Reply

    I have been experimenting with my collection and I do hope all the oils are eventually made available. Micromieria is great for digestion, and I just used Sweet Biblical Myrrh yesterday with Frankincense yesterday-loved it! I would love to see that one brought to the regular line.

  • Tearahni Cox October 1, 2013 - 5:53 am Reply

    I’d LOVE to have this collection!

  • Tammy Burgess October 1, 2013 - 5:43 am Reply

    Those that bought this at convention – do you use them? what do you use them for?

  • Nora October 1, 2013 - 5:12 am Reply

    it would be great to have shared the benefits and uses of each.

  • Debbie Norris September 30, 2013 - 9:01 pm Reply

    I agree w/all below comments—-will pages be made available for EODR, 5th edition; will there be usage pdf’s in Distr. resources of Virtual Office, and what is cost & PV value of this?

  • Lorena Holmstead September 30, 2013 - 8:52 pm Reply

    I can’t wait to get my hands on these oils! I really enjoyed them at Convention! What about the Micromeria – that was my favorite – will that be available?

  • Ray September 30, 2013 - 8:02 pm Reply

    What are the PV and Price?

  • Amy Cannon September 30, 2013 - 7:47 pm Reply

    Will there be some new pages to add to the Desk Reference binder? I’m so excited about these new oils and want to learn everything I can about their properties and uses!

  • Kirstenlaw September 30, 2013 - 4:54 pm Reply

    How are these used?

  • Shae Fiorillo September 30, 2013 - 4:51 pm Reply

    I can’t wait to see what is coming!!:)

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