D. Gary Young and Mary Young
20 Years of Passion and Commitment
Turning a passion into a profession is a dream for many—but for Young Living founders D. Gary Young and Mary Young, it’s a vibrant reality. Over two decades ago, Gary discovered the profound benefits of essential oils. Through Young Living, the Youngs have been able to share Gary’s discoveries and matchless knowledge with millions around the world, supporting their well-being and transforming their lives. Gary’s unrivaled expertise on the power of plants, combined with Mary’s entrepreneurial spirit and experience in the direct-selling industry, led to the creation of the world’s purest and most comprehensive line of essential oils, blends, and oil-infused products.
In his travels around the world studying essential oil distillation techniques, Gary Young expanded his knowledge of essential oils and became a pioneer and expert in the field. His commitment to cultivating essential oils in their purest form led to the creation of Young Living’s Seed to Seal®process, which encompasses every stage of the production process. His passion for farming and innovating distillation techniques has established Young Living as the world leader in essential oils.
Along with the responsibilities of running a quickly growing international company, Mary dedicates her time to mentoring and empowering people to achieve their professional and personal goals. She has a genuine compassion for others and has been instrumental in Young Living’s global philanthropic endeavors. She leads employees and members by example with her hands-on approach and is instrumental in the company’s growth and success.
With a deep conviction of the power of essential oils, Gary and Mary embody the spirit of Young Living as they continue to build a company that advocates and supports overall well-being for everyone, everywhere.
Through the painstaking steps of our proprietary Seed to Seal production process, we produce the best, most authentic essential oils in the world. We are committed to providing pure, powerful products for every family and lifestyle, all infused with the life-changing benefits of our essential oils.
Our community of wellness started small in 1993, when D. Gary Young and Mary Young developed their first organic herb farming and distillation operation. At the time, Gary Young had already discovered the incredible power of essential oils, but because the quality of available oils varied so greatly, he’d been unable to fully harness their potential. Mary’s previous experience in the direct-selling industry enabled the Youngs to fulfill their vision and establish a business that would empower its members to share truly pure essential oils with the world.
After establishing Young Living in 1994, the Youngs developed more farmland in Utah and Idaho and began cultivating lavender, peppermint, melissa, clary sage, and many other herbs. Fueled by a growing demand for top-quality essential oils, Young Living designed and built the largest, most technologically advanced essential oil distillery in North America. In harmony with these efforts, Young Living developed its groundbreaking Seed to Seal® process, which preserves the integrity and potency of essential oils through every step of the production process.
Through Gary and Mary’s combined leadership, Young Living has grown to become the world leader in essential oils and wellness solutions. Headquartered in Lehi, Utah, with offices in Australia, Europe, Canada, Japan, and Singapore, as well as farms around the world, Young Living stays true to the Youngs’ original vision. With our steadfast commitment to essential oil purity, we’ve inspired millions of people everywhere to experience nature's gifts of wellness, to create abundance as Young Living members, and to discover new opportunities for lifelong transformations.