Our Founder


Meet Our Founder, D. Gary Young

Turning a passion into a profession is a dream for many. But for Young Living founder and CEO D. Gary Young, it’s a vibrant reality. Over two decades ago, Gary discovered the profound power of essential oils. Through Young Living, he is able to share his matchless knowledge with millions around the world. Gary’s unrivaled expertise on the power of plants has led to the creation of the world’s largest line of essential oils and blends.
In his travels to study essential oil distillation techniques around the world, Gary discovered wide discrepancies in quality. He learned that in order to ensure purity and potency, rigorous, expert analysis of finished oils was critical. With a newfound commitment to essential oil science, Gary established a standard, a philosophy and a guarantee that Young Living will only sell 100% pure, natural, uncut oils that maintain their vital potency.

Along with the responsibilities of running a growing, international company, Gary oversees operations on Young Living’s many global farms, where he directs the growth, harvest, and distillation processes of the highest quality essential oils in the world. As a leading authority, he frequently publishes and speaks on the remarkable properties of essential oils.

With a deep conviction of the power of essential oils, Gary embodies the spirit of Young Living as he continues to build a company that advocates total wellbeing for everyone, everywhere.
You can visit Gary's personal blog at: www.dgaryyoung.com/blog/