Essential Oils: A Timeline

For centuries, people have used essential oils in religious ceremonies, to support wellness, and for cosmetics. These oils hold a special place in world history, so we thought we would take a look back at how far essential oils have come!  

10 Inspiring Quotes to Keep You in Your New Year’s Groove!

We’re a little over a month into the new year, and whether you’re still feeling great about your goals for 2016 or you’ve lost some steam, you might be needing a little extra motivation right about now! We’ve created a list of motivating quotes to help you stay inspired all year long. Download these …

Finding Frankincense from Yemen to Somalia

Gary after checking out a Boswellia elongata tree on the Homhill Plateau of Socotra Island, 2009. I took a trip into the mountains on Socotra Island looking for the sweet myrrh. Socotra is an island off the coast of Yemen. This is a Boswellia elongata frankincense tree. And you can …

How Well Do You Know the Vitality Dietary Essential Oils?

    Giveaway Comment on this post for your opportunity to win three Vitality essential oils of your choice. Maybe you’d like to share your favorite uses for Vitality essential oils! Giveaway rules: To enter, simply comment on this post. Contest ends at 11:59 p.m., MT, on Monday, February 8. …

Get Your Very Own I ❤ Oils Collection

Valentine’s Day is almost here and we want to show our members a little love! This month, we’ve put together a bundle of essential oils and other rewards for qualifying orders that can be a great Valentine’s gift for the people close to you—or for yourself!   Learn more about …

An Oil Cleanse to Keep Your Skin Timeless-Looking

Wrinkles are not the only sign of aging that visibly add years to our face; sagging skin, age spots, and dull skin tone also reveal the passage of time. And when we rush through our routines, skipping the steps necessary for caring for our skin, we can end up with …

Explorations from Egypt to the Amazon

This is Dr. Radwin Farag who I studied biochemistry with at Cairo University from 1991 to 1996. It was a phenomenal time, and of course during this time is when I learned so much about the ancient history of essential oils, and this is what gave me the foundation for …

Jump-Start the New Year Using Essential Oils

The new year is a time of reflection and introspection, inviting you to contemplate what you would like to create in your life in the upcoming year. Whatever your goals or resolutions may be—from expanding your social network, enriching relationships, or creating a deeper spiritual connection—using essential oils can help …

Gary’s Big Surprise at 2014 Convention!

[Editor’s Note: Gary was presenting his 20th Anniversary PowerPoint before this big surprise!] Gary wrote The One Gift and Shutran’s Ancient Apothecary about the ancient Frankincense Trail. The Essential Oil Desk Reference also has great information about frankincense. Of course, many of you probably have The One Gift, and Shutran’s …

Holy Guacamole! Get Our Take on This Famous Dip

We’re thrilled to introduce our Vitality™ line, which includes some of our best-loved essential oils now labeled for culinary and dietary use! To help kick off this exciting new line, we’re making one of our favorite dips of all time and having a fun giveaway. Enjoy this delicious guacamole and …

Working to Fulfill a Dream in Oman

In 2010 Gary secured Young Living’s first distiller in Salalah, Oman. I took a film crew to Oman when we were preparing to shoot The One Gift. They filmed me cutting resin so I could show the whole process of frankincense. They also filmed me up on the mountain buying …

5 Cardio Training Tips for the New Year

James Lawrence—who goes by the moniker “the Iron Cowboy”—recently completed 50 Ironman triathlon courses in 50 states in just 50 days, setting a world record along the way. A Young Living brand ambassador, Lawrence shared some pointers for making the most of your cardio workout in the new year.  Maybe …

Get Cooking! Introducing the YL Einkorn Cook-Off

Get ready to get cooking! Watch as Jared Turner and Travis Ogden square off in our test kitchen to introduce our fun YL Einkorn Cook-Off contest. Send us your submission by January 31 for your shot at winning big in the YL Einkorn Cook-Off! Many submissions will be featured in …

State Your Dreams: Make Them Happen!

After Gary cut a frankincense tree and obtained a little resin, he stated his dream to Mary that one day he would have a distillery in Oman. Dreams need to be spoken! I took Mary to the Middle East in 1995. We stopped in Oman and were driving through the …