To Young Living, A Legacy Rooted In Purity
Two and a half decades ago, Gary Young discovered the profound power of essential oils. Through Young Living, he was able to share this knowledge with millions around the world, supporting their health and transforming their lives in the process. Mr. Young’s unrivaled expertise on the therapeutic power of plants led to the creation of the world’s largest and most diverse line of oil-infused products.
In his travels to study essential oil distillation techniques around the world, Mr. Young discovered wide discrepancies in quality. He learned that in order to ensure purity and potency, rigorous, expert analysis of finished oils was critical. With a newfound commitment to essential oil science, Mr. Young established the standard now known as Seed to Seal®, a quality commitment that Young Living will sell only 100 percent pure, natural, uncut oils that maintain their vital potency.
As the company celebrates its 25th anniversary this April, here’s a look at how Young Living’s commitment to the whole-life wellness of the customers, employees, and communities continue to set the standard for stewardship.
A Commitment To Quality
With Young Living’s Seed to Seal® quality commitment, families around the globe can rest assured that they aren’t exposing their loved ones to harsh or harmful chemicals when using any of the company’s 600+ products. From essential oil blends and singles to makeup; supplements; personal, baby or household cleaning products, Young Living products are non-toxic and plant-based, ensuring only the finest quality products for their customers.
Sourcing With Sustainability In Mind
It all starts with a rigid sourcing protocol. Young Living’s oils are derived from plants that are either grown from one of their corporate-owned farms, from a partner farm, or from a trusted Seed to Seal® certified supplier.
When Young Living sources materials globally they do so with fair wages and equal opportunity in mind. The company provides nearly 4,000 meaningful, purpose-filled jobs to citizens of local communities, including roles in warehouses, farms, distilleries, or at one of Young Living’s 13 worldwide offices. They offer competitive wages and include comprehensive benefits packages.
But more importantly, the company is powered by purpose. Individually and collectively, Young Living employees and members work hard to support those in underserved communities through The D. Gary Young, Young Living Foundation. Started in 2009, The Foundation provides access to education, housing, and wrap around services for those affected by human trafficking, natural disasters, treatable diseases, and more.
The heart of The D. Gary Young, Young Living Foundation, though, lies in Guayaquil, Ecuador where, in February of 2019, the fourth graduating class of the 10-year-old Young Living Academy joined the ranks of students before them by successfully completing high school.
A Living Legacy
While the company has settled into its position as a powerful global brand, Young Living believes that it is staying true to their roots will continue to guide its growth and longevity. True to its locally owned and globally known mindset, Young Living Essential Oils will cut the ribbon on their new Global HQ in Lehi, Utah this spring―one of the first doubly-certified eco-buildings in the state―being both LEED and Green Globe Certified.
With a laser focus on meeting the goals at the core of its newly announced 5×5 Pledge, Young Living’s dedicated executive team, talented roster of global employees and their 6 million enthusiastic members worldwide will continue to lead the company Mr. Young and his wife started together 25 years ago. With a quarter of a century behind them and a bright future ahead, Young Living is just getting started. Cheers to 25 years, and another 25 more!
Happy 25th Anniversary Young Living!