International Essential Oil Day

Spread the wellness with a worldwide celebration!


Every year on July 11, essential oil enthusiasts from the U.S. to Uzbekistan come together to celebrate International Essential Oils Day.

Young Living established International Essential Oils Day (IEOD) on the birthday of its founder, the late D. Gary Young, to pay tribute to the pioneer of the modern-day essential oils movement and honor Gary’s passion for philanthropy and his purpose-driven spirit.

International Essential Oils Day commemorates Young Living’s position as the global leader of the essential oil industry—a position the company’s held for 25 years. It also raises awareness about sustainability processes like those found in Young Living’s Seed to Seal® quality commitment, highlighting our continual efforts to protect the planet and ensure the highest quality standards for essential oil products.

With our annual celebration comes the opportunity to support The D. Gary Young, Young Living Foundation, a philanthropic organization started by Gary in 2009.
Last year on the inaugural IEOD, 41,441 Young Living members from 66 countries placed over 45,000 orders and raised more than $235,000 for the Young Living Academy in Ecuador, which was established by the Foundation. This year Young Living will donate 5 percent of its global sales for the day—up to $250,000—to The D. Gary Young Leadership Endowment. The endowment will provide scholarships for higher education to Young Living Academy students, giving them the opportunity to attend a university and pursue career dreams.
Join our efforts to bring whole-life wellness to homes across the globe and a world of opportunities to academy students. Here are some ways you can make an impact on International Essential Oils Day:
Stock up on your favorite Young Living oils and we’ll donate 5 percent to the Young Living Endowment.
Share essential oils with friends and family so they can begin their wellness journey.
Follow our founder’s footsteps and find a way to serve in your community.

International Essential Oils Day is also Gary’s birthday.

We have plenty of ways for you to celebrate this special day:
Step outside your comfort bottle and try a new essential oil.
Share your favorite essential oil or must-have Young Living product with a friend.
Tell your social media followers about the big day and the big donation. Remember to include all appropriate emojis.
Give a nod to nature by planting a tree or tidying up a local trail.
Spread the word using the hashtags #IEOD and #InternationalEssentialOilsDay. Head to your favorite channel and click on a hashtag to see how others are celebrating.
Sport some #IEOD flair on Facebook by updating your cover image. Get your #IEOD social swag here.

About The D. Gary Young Leadership Endowment


When the Young Living Academy opened in 2009, Gary envisioned a school that would provide top-notch education and give each student an opportunity to become a future leader in Ecuador. After celebrating the Academy’s first graduating class in 2016, it became apparent that while many of our graduates were academically equipped for college, their family’s socioeconomic status forced them to give up their studies and work to help their families meet day-to-day needs.
You can see how this program is impacting students: Johan Alava and Ariana Barcelo Vasquez received the first two scholarships. Click here to read their stories.
This new endowment supports Young Living Academy graduates who want to pursue their dreams of attending university and advances Young Living founders Gary and Mary Young’s vision for empowering the future leaders of Ecuador.