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Young Living

Lavender Farm and Distillery

Mona, Utah, USA

The Young Living Lavender Farm and Distillery will be closed Monday, September 4, 2023, in observance of Labor Day.

The start of Young Living Lavender Farm and Distillery

The Young Living Lavender Farm and Distillery is an iconic lavender farm, not only to Young Living but also to the larger essential oils movement and the wellness community. Located a short drive from Young Living’s Global Headquarters in Lehi, Utah, this Mona, Utah, lavender farm is a center for new and innovative distillation methods, as well as home to events such as Lavender Day, the Fall Festival and Draft Horse Show, and more.

In 1994, Young Living Founder D. Gary Young bought the original farmhouse and 160 acres of the property. He leased nearby acres over the next couple of years, purchasing most of it when he could. Today the Mona farm occupies 1,700 acres. Records in the farmhouse indicate that the original owners extracted their own essential oils from wild plants found on the property. Today the Young Living farm Visitors Center is located where the farmhouse once stood.

Seed to Seal® quality commitment

The farm crew tests Brix levels (a measurement of naturally occurring sugars), ambient temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, and wind speed to determine the perfect time to harvest. As each batch of plant material is distilled, the resulting oil is tested in the farm’s on-site lab to ensure it meets Young Living’s Seed to Seal commitment to quality.

Oil highlight

Lavender planting at this iconic Utah lavender farm starts in mid-April, while harvesting season starts early to mid-July. Mona farm workers plant lavender in a material that reduces weeds, retains moisture, and traps sunlight to keep the ground warm. A cover crop is also planted between the rows of lavender; this adds nutrients to the soil, reduces weed pressure, and creates biodiversity for pollinating insects. One acre of lavender produces up to 5 liters of oil, which is a ratio of approximately 18 plants for every 15 ml bottle of oil.

Did you know?

The Young Living farm in Mona uses sheep to weed the crops. Since sheep dislike lavender’s floral scent, they leave the crop and eat only the weeds.
Small amounts of seeds are collected from every crop each year and are preserved in a climate-controlled storage area. This ensures every subsequent generation of lavender is as healthy as the last.
The farm is home to 150 animals, with all the manure from these animals mixed with the farm’s distilled plant material and composted.
The Young Living farm in Mona is also a waystation for beautiful monarch butterflies, where they can rest and feed during their migration between Canada and Northern Mexico.

Our focus on conservation

Recycling resources. The farm installed refillable drinking water stations and redesigned the distillery to save about 400 Olympic-sized pools’ worth of water per year!

Supporting the community. The Mona lavender farm donates thousands of plants each year to local charter schools to support their agriculture programs and takes part in the Adopt a Highway program to keep local roads free of litter.

Book your farm experience

Plan your next adventure at one of our many farm locations and experience the source of our authentic essential oils firsthand.

Young Living events

Exciting things are always happening at Young Living! Browse our Farm Events page to see all of the unique experiences we have to offer.

Young Living Farms & Partners