D. Gary Young is a remarkable leader who helps people all over the world. As the founder and CEO of Young Living Essential Oils, he helps people lead a healthy lifestyle. Though his non-profit charity, D. Gary Young Foundation, he serves hundreds of individuals and communities in need through relief programs, educational programs, and sponsorships. He shares his knowledge and experiences with essential oils and natural remedies to help people feel their best.
Having grown up in the mountains of Idaho and the Canadian wilderness, Gary Young discovered the power of nature early on. At age 24, he suffered a near-fatal logging accident that left him paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair. Despite his accident, Gary Young was determined to get out of his wheelchair. During his recovery, he expanded his knowledge of nutrition and natural therapies that could perpetuate healing. He also went back to school and studied health and the human body. Gary Young earned his degrees in naturopathy and nutrition. He was able to fight through the pain and progress from a wheelchair to a walker to crutches and then to walking on his own.
Upon discovering the profound effects of nature, Gary Young sought to share those benefits with others. Due to his personal success with recovery, people began reaching out to him for advice. He opened his own clinic so he could better serve others. While operating his clinic and thirteen years after his accident, he was introduced to the power of essential oils. He began using essential oils and learned they greatly reduced his pain, as well as improved his physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing.
To share the benefits of essential oils with the world, Gary Young founded Young Living Essential Oils. Young Living Essential Oils produces the world’s purest and most effective essential oils. Today, the company has offices and farms worldwide. It has become the largest, private-owned essential oil company in the world.