Science is in our nature

Our rigorous research and testing are how we provide you with pristine and powerful essential oils, clean whole-home solutions, and the research to back up their unmatched benefits.

Science in the Field

Farming aromatic plants may be an ancient tradition, but it’s a tradition we continuously innovate to give back to the planet through regenerative agriculture, strengthen our plants, enrich the soil, and ensure maximum yields of premium essential oil with minimal environmental impact. Our farmers double as scientists, continuously testing soil composition and nutrition, innovating regenerative agricultural approaches, exhaustively documenting the health and quality of our plants, and running lab tests to ensure all essential oils meet our exacting specifications.

Science in the Lab

Quality starts in the field, but it’s proven in the lab—to be exact, seven in-house labs and labs on site at many of our global corporate-owned distilleries. Every batch of our essential oil undergoes numerous rounds of advanced quality and efficacy testing by our dozens of highly trained scientists, equipped with millions of dollars of advanced analysis equipment. Not only does this team of experts ensure the authenticity of every drop of essential oil, but they are continuously developing new essential oil-infused, straight-from-nature solutions for your home and family.

Clinical Research

Our growing body of product research papers and essential oil clinical studies is designed to support what you may already know: Young Living products are powerful and effective. Conducted by highly trained research scientists at respected independent organizations, these studies suggest exciting, groundbreaking new benefits for our premium products while backing up product claims you can rely on with confidence and share proudly.

Did you know?

Young Living has been issued 17 patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Additionally, we have previously filed 10 other patent applications, which also show our innovation and ingenuity. We have been issued more essential oil production patents than any other direct sales company in the world. All these mentioned patents and applications are publicly available documents at the United States Patent and Trademark Office searchable website and select patent links are provided below.

It is also interesting to note that Young Living and/or its products are cited within an additional 14 patents or patent applications filed by 3rd parties who have found additional novel ways to use Young Living products.

Young Living’s founder, D. Gary Young, is listed as an Inventor on 14 Young Living Patents and Mary Young is listed as an inventor on 4 Young Living Patents.

Our Research and Development team of highly skilled scientists continue to develop proprietary and trade secret methods and compositions for our products and business that will result in additional patent applications being filed and new patents being issued in the near future assuring our place as leaders of innovation and creativity bringing the goodness of the earth and its plants into your homes.

Young Living Patented Items

AromaGlide® Massaging Topical Oils Applicator.
Patent No. 9,211,228 B2 D. Gary Young

AromaGlide® Roller-ball Applicator Assembly with Retainer for Topical Oils Application.
Patent No. 8,956,066 B2 D. Gary Young

AromaGlide® Roller-ball for Topical Oils Application (AromaGlide® YL Products).
Patent No. 8,939,669

Aroma Carousel ™. The ornamental design for a vial display, as shown and described.
Patent No. D697,742 S D. Gary Young

AromaLux® Diffuser. The ornamental design for a liquid diffuser, as shown and described.
Patent No. D718,431 S D. Gary Young

Blue Spruce essential oil. Composition containing an essential oil product and method for using to maintain testosterone levels (for use with YL Blue Spruce and EO products).
Patent No. 9,066,904 B2 D. Gary Young

Blue Spruce essential oil. Composition containing an essential oil product and method for using to maintain testosterone levels.
Patent No. 9,675,653 B2 D. Gary Young

Desert Mist® Diffuser. The ornamental design for a diffuser, as shown and described.
Patent No. D831,815 S

Dietary Supplement Composition. A dietary supplement composition is presented, which includes omega-3 fatty acids, one or more of tocopherols and tocotrienols, and/or one or more essential oils.
Patent No. 9,211,277 B2 D. Gary Young

Dino Land Diffuser and Dolphin Reef Diffuser. Apparatuses, systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for a diffuser and one or more removable diffuser covers.
Patent No. 10,864,292 B2 D. Gary Young

Dino Land Diffuser Cover and Dolphin Diffuser Cover. Diffuser with Interchangeable Cover System.
Patent No. 10,869,945 B2 D. Gary Young and Mary Young

Distillation System. Apparatuses, systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for extracting essential oil from plant material.
Patent No. 10,000,723 B D. Gary Young

Dolphin Diffuser Cover Design. The ornamental design for a diffuser cover, as shown.
Patent No. D759,798 S D. Gary Young, Mary Young

Lantern Diffuser. The ornamental design for a diffuser, as shown and described.
Patent No. D883,463 S

Liquid Diffuser. The disclosure relates to a diffuser apparatus and system.
Patent No. 9,358,557 B2 D. Gary Young

Massaging Multiple Roller-Ball Application for Topical Oils.
Patent No. 9,205,020 B2 D. Gary Young

Ornamental Diffuser Design. The ornamental design for a diffuser cover.
Patent No. D766,418 S D. Gary Young, Mary Young

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