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International Essential Oils Day

What is International Essential Oils Day?

July 11 is International Essential Oils Day (IEOD) and Young Living Founder D. Gary Young’s birthday. On this day, we celebrate Gary’s legacy as the leader of the modern-day essential oils movement and honor the power and benefits of essential oils.

The modern essential oils movement

Young Living, under the visionary guidance of Founder D. Gary Young, played a pivotal role in bringing essential oils into mainstream practice. For 35 years, Gary dedicated himself to studying the benefits of essential oils and perfecting the science of their extraction. In 1992, he purchased his first farm, and a year later he founded Young Living Essential Oils.

An avid inventor, Gary revolutionized the industry by patenting new distillation techniques, diffusers, and natural wellness products. Driven by his commitment to create the highest quality essential oils in the world, he developed Young Living’s renowned Seed to Seal® commitment. This rigorous approach—encompassing science-backed formulas, eco-friendly practices, and meticulous testing—positioned Young Living as the unrivaled leader in the essential oils industry.

Today, our mission extends beyond providing exceptional products—it's about empowering individuals to live their best lives and create a ripple effect of well-being around the world. We strive to make a positive impact on people and the planet by offering a business opportunity for sharing essential oils and investing in programs to champion education, end exploitation, and support conservation. Learn more about our social and sustainability impact here!

How to celebrate International Essential Oils Day

Share your experience with essential oils

Are you a seasoned essential oil user? International Essential Oils Day is the perfect opportunity for you to share your experience and inspire others to start their oily wellness journey. Share your knowledge, tips, and stories with a friend today!

Try a new essential oil

There are so many essential oils out there and even more in the works. Take advantage of this special day to experience a new oil and add it to your collection. If you’ve never tried essential oils before, this is your sign to start!

Plant a tree to protect Mother Earth

What better way to celebrate International Essential Oils Day than by giving back to the environment? Plant some seeds today to do your part to create a greener, healthier tomorrow.