My Second Mentor: Marcel Espieu

Marcel Espieu is sitting directly behind Gary. In 1991 Jean-Noël introduced me to Marcel Espieu, who in the photo is sitting behind me. Marcel Espieu was my second teacher and greatest mentor because he lived longer and was able to spend more time with me. Mr. Viaud and Marcel were …

Custom Blends for Your Child’s KidScents Diffuser

Our 2015 International Grand Convention was one of the most exciting we’ve ever held. Even veteran members were in awe of the size, scope, and décor throughout this immersive two-session event!   The introduction at the convention of our new Dino Land and Dolphin Reef diffusers generated a lot of …

Prophetic Words from Henri Viaud

Gary is shown with Mr. and Mrs. Henri Viaud in his French apothecary. Henri Viaud is considered the Father of French Distillation. After Henri Viaud heard my answer to his question [see last week’s blog], he was still holding up his finger, but it stopped shaking. He still had ahold …

How to Freshen Up Your Home

  What are some of your favorite tips and aromatic essential oils for keeping your home fresh? Let us know in the comments!

Sharing YL the Right Way

Do FDA regulations have you feeling tongue-tied? Sometimes it can be difficult to sort out what is true and what is myth, and that can make you feel less confident when trying to share Young Living products with your family, friends, or acquaintances.   We’re here to give you back …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

YL Grand Convention!

Gary sends his very best wishes from Dallas, Texas, and hopes you will join him at next year’s convention in Salt Lake City, Utah. Greetings from Texas! We are here at our sold-out, double Grand Convention ready to Light the Fire again! Our first session just concluded and the second …

A New Cabin and Cougar Hunting

Following in the footsteps of his big-game-guide father, Gary shoots his first cougar. Then we really upgraded. My dad built a cabin when I was age 4, a huge mansion. Imagine four of us living in a 16-by-20-foot cabin and then moving into this giant log cabin that was 30 …