Scientific Advisory Council

The Young Living Essential Oils Scientific Advisory Council provides valuable insight into the development of our pioneering essential oils and oil-infused products. This professional organization comprises prominent scientific professionals from around the globe, uniting years of experience in natural products. The council’s unmatched leadership, expertise, and passion for essential oil innovation is redefining the way the world thinks about essential oils.

Lindsey Elmore

PharmD, BCPS

Lindsey Elmore is the Director of Global Education and Health Sciences for Young Living Essential Oils. She brings with her a distinguished background in pharmaceutics, which includes an undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of Alabama Birmingham and a doctorate in pharmacy from the University of California San Francisco.

Additionally, Dr. Elmore chairs Young Living’s Scientific Advisory Committee and Veterinary Advisory Committee. In her spare time, Dr. Elmore enjoys gardening, singing, dancing, and watching her brother play professional baseball.

Alishia M. Alibhai

BS, MS, PhD (Psychology), Certified Reiki Master/Teacher, Coach

Dr. Alibhai has a passion for teaching and helping people achieve health, happiness, and abundance. She completed her PhD in social psychology at the University of Calgary in 2009. Upon graduating, Dr. Alibhai decided to teach at the college level, which she continues to do today. She also opened her own private practice through which she offers coaching, meditation gatherings, and Reiki (energy healing) sessions and certifications. In August of 2011, Dr. Alibhai discovered Young Living products.

Christi Bonds-Garrett


Dr. Bonds-Garrett has been offering integrative medical care since 1995 and has treated thousands of patients from this perspective. She received her master's degree in counseling and her doctorate of medicine from the University of Nevada in Reno and became board certified in family medicine in 1992.

For nearly 20 years, Dr. Bonds-Garrett has specialized in women's health care. With the publication of her first book, Vibrational Raindrop Technique, Dr. Bonds-Garrett completed the rigorous requirements to become a certified acutonics practitioner. Her third book, Sacred Solfeggio VRT, has just been published.

Clell M. Fowles


A recognized expert in the fields of prescription medications and natural products, pharmacist Clell Fowles is a graduate of Utah State University with degrees in history and sociology and of the University of Utah in pharmacy and medicinal chemistry. Clell has used and studied natural products for his entire professional career and serves as Young Living’s manager of product safety.

He is the author of two books: Drugs and Natural Alternatives andDrugs and Nutrient Depletion.

Peter Minke


Dr. Minke earned a PhD in biology from Texas A&M University in 1998. He currently has a bodywork and movement practice in Bryan, Texas, and is a certified Aston Patterning practitioner.

Dr. Minke has used natural practices and products, including Young Living essential oils, for more than 15 years and enjoys abundant health with his wife and five children. Dr. Minke is on a mission to teach people how to promote wellness in their lives and the lives of those around them.

Carlos Orozco

BS (Experimental Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics), MS (Immunology), MD (Rep Med, Gynecological Oncology), PhD (Biochemistry), ND (Nutritional Medicine)

Dr. Orozco's professional training encompasses a bachelor’s degree in experimental biology with honors in biochemistry and biophysics, a master’s degree in immunology (tumor cell biology), a medical degree (specialist in reproductive medicine and gynecological oncology), as well as experience with naturopathy, traditional Chinese medicine, and nutritional medicine.

Tom Reed


Dr. Reed is a double board certified medical and surgical specialist. He has been in practice for more than 30 years, has published various articles in national medical journals, and has personally invented devices designed to improve orthopedic surgery.
Dr. Reed has been married to his wife, Evangeline, for 28 years, and they have five children. Together, they teach classes on health and wellness, emphasizing the importance of physical, emotional, and spiritual health.

Ellyn Shander


Dr. Shander is passionate about helping people “live their magnificence” and overcome any obstacle in that pursuit. She earned her medical degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and was board certified in Psychiatry from Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.

As an expert in crisis intervention and post-disaster healing, she has provided physical and emotional aid to the victims of the tsunami in Sri Lanka, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy, earthquake-stricken Haiti, and also counseled victims of the elementary school-shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. She uses meditation, spiritual counseling, and Young Living’s essential oils to empower people to live abundant lives in grace and gratitude.