South America

Finca Botanica Farm and Distillery—CHONGON (GUAYAQUIL), ECUADOR

Finca Botanica Farm—Guayaquil, Ecuador
Building this farm and its state-of-the-art distillery started as one of Gary Young’s passion projects. Today Guayaquil’s tropical climate helps nurture Young Living’s 2,000 acres of rich soil, year-round harvests, and lush botanical life. This farm supports a year-round growing season of an abundance of palo santo trees, along with ample cultivation of lemongrass, ruta graveolens, and many more local plants and herbs.
Ylang Ylang essential oil | Palo Santo essential oil | Mastrante essential oil | Lemongrass essential oil | Eucalyptus Blue essential oil | Dorado Azul essential oil | Ocotea essential oil | Plectranthus Oregano essential oil
Ruta Graveolens essential oil | Chocolate

Mera Ocotea Farm—Pastaza Province, Ecuador

The Mera Ocotea Farm occupies 120 acres in Ecuador’s Pastaza Province. The province benefits from year-round rain, the primary water source for the farm’s 5,000 Ocotea trees. This native Ecuadorian tree produces Ocotea essential oil, which contains the naturally occurring constituent alpha-humulene and is commonly used for its soothing and comforting benefits. The farm will be surrounded by wildlife corridors, which will link habitats that protect and re-establish threatened populations. The farm uses only non-GMO seeds that are cultivated through natural pollination.