Henri Viaud, Master Distiller

This is Henri Viaud’s classic book on essential oil distillation. Dr. Kurt Schnaubelt has written that Viaud “. . . was the first to articulate that an essential oil for aromatherapy needed to fulfill a different set of criteria than those for the fragrance industry.” From Schnaubelt’s The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils, Healing Arts Press, 2011, page 64. In …

Less is More: What Makes Thieves Laundry Soap Different

When we formulated Thieves® Laundry Soap, there were two major questions we asked ourselves: what ingredients do we include? And, almost as importantly, what ingredients do we leave out? Like other products in Young Living’s household cleaner lineup, Thieves Laundry Soap’s purpose is to provide our members with a true clean provided by a plant-based formula that is free from …

Sunny Lawrence: The Woman behind the Iron Cowboy

Recently, Young Living’s brand ambassador James Lawrence took on the unheard of challenge to complete 50 Ironman triathlons, in 50 states, in 50 days. His entire family, including wife, Sunny, and five children, accompanied him on his cross-country journey. The news media covered the story mostly from James’ perspective, so we wanted to know what the experience was like for …

Know your NingXia

Unique NingXia For our members, the Young Living lifestyle is about enjoying life’s moments and making the most of each one. That’s why our wolfberry-infused NingXia® products are member favorites: We designed them to help you feel vibrant all day long! Though NingXia Red, NingXia Nitro™, and NingXia Zyng™ all feature premium wolfberries from China’s Ningxia province and have similar …

Welcome Fall with September’s Exclusive Rewards

Just because summer is ending doesn’t mean that you can’t get fresh flavors in the kitchen! We’re excited to welcome September by offering exclusive rewards for this month’s PV promotion. With your qualifying order, you can earn free bottles of Lemon and Tangerine essential oils, plus much more!   Better yet, this month’s rewards include a larger 15-ml bottle of …

Getting to Know Your Carrier Oils

Carrier oils are usually overlooked because they don’t contain the therapeutic constituents of other essential oils, but they can play an indispensable companion of topically applied oils. Let’s take a closer look at these carriers and why they deserve a place on the shelf of anyone who uses and loves essential oils.   What are carrier oils? Carrier oils are …

Meeting Jean-Noël Landel

Gary with Jean-Noël Landel, his partner and farm manager of the Young Living farm in Simiane-La-Rotonde, Provence, France. In 1990 I met lavender grower and distiller Jean-Noël Landel at the Whole Life Expo in Pasadena, California; and he invited me to come and visit him in France. However, as he was extending this invitation, I could see this little bit …

My First Distiller Prototype 1990

This is Gary’s first pressure-cooker distiller. The copper pipe you see by Gary’s belt is the swan neck going to the condenser that was coiled up in the sink full of cold water. While I traveled in France from 1985 to 1990, I met a lot of people but had never met someone who would teach me about distillation. So …

Focus on the Dream

Do not be afraid to dream big, and do not let the rocks in the road distract you! Also cherish your family. I sold my clinic in 1989 and started an essential oils business that would eventually become what we now know as Young Living. I brought seeds from France and planted them in a quarter acre behind the office …

The Genesis of ComforTone™

At the very beginning of Young Living Essential Oils, the labels were handwritten and put on with tape and glue sticks! This second version of labels had a little more style. Many of you have seen some of my clients that I have helped over the years. This was my apothecary in the clinic. We would take the clients on …