Our Founders


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, supporting their health and transforming their lives. Gary’s unrivaled expertise on the therapeutic 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, D. Gary Young 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 the standard now known as Young Living Therapeutic Grade™, a philosophy and a guarantee that Young Living will only sell 100% pure, natural, uncut oils that maintain their vital therapeutic potency.

Along with the responsibilities of running a growing, international company, D. Gary Young 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 the leading authority on essential oils, he frequently publishes and speaks on the benefits and 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.