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Young Living featured on Inc 5000

SALT LAKE CITY—September 8, 2011—Young Living Essential Oils has been featured on the Inc. 5000 list in recognitionof the company’s rapid growth during the last several years. The Inc. 5000, which is released annually by Inc. magazine, is an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Young Living achieved an impressive average growth rate of 37 percent between 2007 and 2010.

Under the leadership of founder D. Gary Young, Young Living has become the world leader in essential oils, currently operating seven farms and six distilleries on four continents. The company’s network of nearly 200,000 distributors shares the benefits of Young Living’s products and wellness-improving lifestyle with a global audience.

“We are honored to be included on this prestigious list,” says Young Living CEO Doug Nelson. “Our outstanding growth over the last few years is a testament to the vision of our founder, the power of our products and the quality of our people. We look forward to being featured on the Inc. 5000 list again and again.”

The companies on this year’s list report having created 350,000 jobs in the past three years. Total revenue among the honorees reached $366 billion, an increase of 14 percent from the 2010 Inc. 5000 list.

“Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs and drive the economy forward. Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is,” says Inc. magazine Editor Jane Berentson.

Young Living’s profile on the Inc. magazine website can be found here.

source: “2011 Inco 5000” September 8, 2011


NingXia Red is an absolutely great tasting super juice.  In my opinion, it tastes a lot better than other juices on the market.  But freezing NingXia Red adds a whole new twist on the taste – it makes it taste like an frozen treat or a popsicle (but the most antioxidant packed popsicle in the world!).

So how do you do it?

Well, simply order NingXia Red in the 1 oz sample pack sizes.  Then pop them in the freezer and let them freeze.  After they are frozen pull one out and cut the top off with scissors and slurp it down.  Delicious…

Note: Drinking NingXia red will help satisfy your appetite and will not spike your blood sugar so having a few frozen NingXia Red packets throughout the day can help you lose weight!

1 oz ningia red sample packet, frozen ningxia red, delicious superjuice,

NingXia Red – 30 Pack

Whsl: $39.75   Retail: $52.30

NingXia Red – 100 Pack

Whsl: $115.00   Retail: $151.32

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Dallas Harting – YL Member # 259664

Young Living has created a new promotion to give Young Living Distributor’s two diffusers and $500 in YL product.  So pull out your Flipcam, cell phone video cameras, or simply a video camera and create your own video now!  Then upload it to YouTube! That’s it… simple, fun, and easy!

This is a great promotion and I’m happy to see that Young Living is marketing promotions like this to further incorporate the massive social media.




Young Living wants to hear from the distributors! Tell us in fifteen seconds or less what Young Living essential oil you like to use in your Aria™ Ultrasonic Diffuser, and you could win $875 in free products!

Entering is easy:
  1. If you don’t already own an Aria Ultrasonic Diffuser, purchase one today. Shop now!
  2. Shoot your fifteen-second video. To qualify, videos must contain the following elements:
  • Your first name
  • That you are a Young Living member
  • Your Aria must be present in the video
  • Explain which oil you like to diffuse most and why
  1. Title your video “What’s in Your Aria?” so we can find your entry.
  2. Videos uploaded to YouTube must be tagged with each of the following key words:
  • Aria
  • Ultrasonic
  • Diffuser
  • Young Living
  • Essential Oil

Winners will receive an Aria Ultrasonic Diffuser (a perfect gift for the holidays), a TheraPro™ Premium Diffuser, and a $500 Young Living product credit.

One winning video will be selected each Friday from October 15 to December 10, 2010. The winning video will be the one that we feel best represents a strong passion for the Aria diffuser and for Young Living.

Contest Rules:
  • Video must be fifteen seconds or less in length.
  • Videos uploaded to YouTube must be tagged with the following keywords: Aria, Ultrasonic, Diffuser, Young Living, and Essential Oil.
  • You must title your video “What’s in Your Aria?”.
  • After you upload your video, please send an email to notifying us of your submission.
  • One winner will be announced every Friday from October 15 to December 10, 2010, via this web page and eNews.
  • Employees of Young Living and their family members are not eligible to win.

If you need to purchase an Aria Diffuser click on our website:

Have fun & hope to see your video up on YouTube

Young Living is the number one Essential Oil company in the world.

Here is a list of frequently asked questions regarding Young Living.

Source: YLEO website



Q. What is Young Living’s therapeutic-grade standard, and how does it compare to standards such as AFNOR and ISO?

A. Pure therapeutic grade essential oils are largely not recognized by established quality organizations like AFNOR and ISO because these companies concentrate on perfume oils—oils not intended for increased health and wellness. “Therapeutic grade” is a term that Gary Young standardized in the mid 1990s to separate the quality of pure essential oils from perfume-grade oils. Unfortunately, as essential oils have become more popular, many companies include the term therapeutic grade regardless of their quality standards or processes. The common use of this term has created confusion in the market

Because there is no qualified third-party organization to set the standard for essential oils, Young Living has begun a new conversation to qualify pure, authentic essential oils. Young Living’s standard, called “Seed to Seal™,” ensures that we keep our promise of quality, whether we’re sourcing oils in the jungles of Ecuador and the deserts of Oman, or rigorously testing them in our Utah research laboratories. Seed to Seal is our way of authenticating essential oil quality at each key stage of the production process: verifying plant species, taking great care to grow and cultivate plants, distilling the pure plant essence, testing to verify optimal level of constituents, and expertly bottling the final product. These steps are your guarantee that every Young Living essential oil you use and share is as authentic, pure, and potent as nature intended.

Seed to Seal can be summarized in five steps:

  • Seed. Essential oils that work come from plants whose species have been authenticated by Young Living experts. Species certification involves scientific research, field study, university partnerships, and on-site planting certification.
  • Cultivate. Young Living has four farm locations where we learn the best growing and harvesting methods. With this knowledge, Young Living travels the globe visiting co-op farms to certify their growing processes.
  • Distill. Combining ancient and modern techniques, Young Living is recognized as an essential oil distillation innovator.
  • Test. Each essential oil must pass Young Living’s stringent battery of tests to ensure the optimal bioactive natural compounds are present. Young Living uses its own internal labs plus third-party laboratories to verify every essential oil meets or exceeds our carefully researched specifications.
  • Seal. Young Living completes the Seed to Seal process by carefully handling large volumes of essential oils in controlled conditions to be individually bottled and shipped to members worldwide.

Q. Why doesn’t Young Living disclose its test results on each batch of oil?

A. Because of the shortcomings in some of the standards organizations, we have created our own standards and specifications. This standard is much like a finger print, and each of our oils has one. As we test a new batch of oil, we compare its results to the Young Living standards library. If the oil matches the specification, we bottle the oil; otherwise it is rejected (we often wonder where the rejected oils end up). In the early years, we shared our standards with others. We discovered that some companies would adulterate their oils to try to appear to match Young Living standards and sell counterfeit oils. We now consider our standards to be part of our trade secrets. However, at convention, special events, and our labs in Spanish Fork, Utah, you can see some of the standards as well as the testing procedures that each batch of oil must pass. In fact, if you are ever in the Spanish Fork area, please contact us. We’d love to walk you through our onsite testing labs as we are proud of the work we do.

Q. Does Young Living use outside, independent labs?

A. Yes, frequently Young Living uses specialized independent labs to confirm in-house analysis. We also send oils out for special advanced tests such as carbon isotope analysis, using only essential-oil experienced, carefully selected labs that we have scrutinized. Most of our day-to-day essential oil chemical assays are conducted at the Young Living chemistry lab in Spanish Fork, Utah, which houses a collection of the most advanced analytical instruments available and the library of Young Living’s oil standards.

Q. Why is Gary Young in Ecuador?

A. Gary Young is an explorer and farmer (among other things) and isn’t content sitting behind a desk. Gary is in Ecuador to personally spearhead the creation of Finca Botanica Aromatica, Young Living’s newest and grandest farm. As with each farm, the intent is to discover and cultivate essential oils and further research their use and application. Since being in Ecuador, Gary has identified numbers of new essential oils. In fact, ocotea, Dorado Azul, Eucalyptus Blue, Palo Santo and RutaVaLa are a direct result of Gary’s work in Ecuador. However, Gary, Mary, and the boys still spend quite a bit of time in the United States.

Q. Is it possible to have a successful business with an established company like Young Living? I have heard that becoming a distributor for a network marketing company within its first year greatly increases your chances of financial success. Is that true?

A. This line of thinking, whether related to a network or traditional marking company, is based on the theory of risk and reward, which basically states: “The greater the risk, the greater the reward.” Starting a new business is inherently more risky than joining an established company with a proven track record. In other words, if a startup business is successful and you have the right type of ownership, then you may become financially successful. One the other hand, because the risk is high, you could lose your initial investment all together.

Young Living has been in business for almost 20 years. We have made it over the startup hurdles; we have an established and growing product line; and we continually improve our process, systems, products, and compensation plan to enhance our members’ experience.

Our members tell us that they measure their individual success in many ways, but the most important are health and wealth. Our members testify that Young Living’s products truly improve their lives and the lives of their friends and families—something that’s hard to measure in terms of dollars. Other members, both new and existing, share their stories of financial success. With Young Living, you get the benefit of proven products as well as a proven compensation plan.

Q. Is Young Living concerned about competition?

A. Can you think of any situation where competition doesn’t exist? We believe competition makes us stronger. With competition we strive harder and enjoy the victories even more. Something you might not know is that Gary Young has been growing, testing, distilling, researching, and using essential oils for more than 25 years. Gary has brought together under one brand more singles and blends of oils than any other company in the world. This is his life’s work. He has pioneered many of the techniques and written the book on essential oil use. He may very well be the world’s foremost expert on essential oils. He is dedicated to this work and with the company’s growth, he has hired and trained hundreds of people to assist in this endeavor—to deliver from Seed to Seal the highest quality naturally occurring essential oils to Young Living members.

Q. I have seen other essential oils on the market claiming to be pure and of high quality. What makes Young Living oils different? What clues should I look for when evaluating other oils?

A. We recommend that you do a little homework. Here are some questions to get you started:

  • How many years has the company been working with essentials oils?
  • Does the company own and operate its own essential oil research farms? If so, how many farms?
  • Is the company proficient in distilling oils?
  • Does the company offer a broad enough offering to take care of your health needs?
  • Does the company test essential oils to ensure that there are no adulterations? Do they use in-house labs to test each batch? Do they use independent labs to validate their own findings?
  • What does the company do in its processes and procedures to guarantee accurate plant identity and oil purity?
  • Does the company routinely visit its suppliers to ensure the best manufacturing practices are followed?
  • What peer-reviewed research has the company published? Have they tested their oils in clinical settings?
  • If the company claims its products are “certified,” specifically which essential oil experts have certified it?
  • How has the company established its oil standards? How do they know they are selling oils containing the right amounts of constituents to be effective?
  • Are the company’s oil standards based on their own library of thousands of researched articles, thousands of essential oil gas chromatograph tests, and data from hundreds of thousands of user experiences?
  • Does the company have in-house expertise and commitment to quality assurance?

Q. Some competing essential oils smell so different from Young Living’s. Why?

A. We really can’t speak to what other companies do or don’t do to their oils. However, as we scan the landscape, we are confident that Young Living is the only essential oil company with the complete Seed to Seal process, where we watch and monitor every step from soil cultivation, planting, harvesting, distilling, bottling, and packaging. The smell of Young Living oils is the smell of pure, authentic essential oils. This is our promise and we will not deliver anything less.

Q. Does Young Living adulterate, dilute, or cut its oils in any way?

A. No, and the tests and potency prove it. Our team of watchmen tracks our oils from Seed to Seal to ensure their authenticity and we verify every batch using both in-house and third-party independent testing facilities. From what we see in the industry, we test our oils more frequently and use a broader range of tests than any other oil company. In addition, our members attest to the potency of our products.

Q. Why do some Young Living oil blends contain carrier oils?

A. Eleven of Young Living’s oil blends include a specially selected carrier oil to optimize the delivery and effect of the essential oils. These carrier oils slow the skin evaporation of the active oils and provide an easier pre-diluted application.

Q. Does Young Living acquire frankincense from India?

A. No. Young Living only procures frankincense (Boswellia carteri) from a special region near the Arabian Peninsula where it has been collected for centuries. Frankincense from India is not regarded as true Biblical frankincense and is harvested from an entirely different species known as Boswellia serrata or “Indian frankincense.” Comparing Biblical frankincense (B. carteri) with Indian frankincense (B. serrata) is the same as comparing a diamond to cubic zirconium. (This information will be updated and expanded upon in the next few months based on additional research underway.)

Q. Has Young Living quality changed over the last six or twelve months?

A. Yes, it has improved. As the world leader in essential oils, we expect our quality and quality systems to constantly improve. Young Living has developed and refined its quality standards over the years, and is continually updating these practices to reflect the latest research. In our quest for constant improvement, we will always incorporate quality improvements into our oil distillation and standards as well as introduce new therapeutic grade essential oils such as copal and Eucalyptus Blue. The same quest for excellence occurs with our supplements. Excellence demands constant vigilance. As the watchmen of authentic essential oils, we will always be on the cutting edge.

Q. I would like to come back to Young Living. I left recently to go with a different company but have found results with their products to be less than advertised. Am I still welcome?

A. We welcome you back with open arms. We find the few who have left returning with more appreciation, loyalty, and enthusiasm for Young Living than ever. We sympathize with those who test the waters with another company and are disappointed with what they find. We are confident that you will find your sponsor ready and willing to give you the support and guidance you need and you’ll find our products are better than ever.

Q. What kind of growth is Young Living experiencing? Where are they headed?

A. Since Gary appointed Doug Nelson as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Doug has emphasized a renewed focus on Young Living’s mission with essential oils, strategic planning, internal and external partnerships, team building, and focus. Record-breaking months, a world-class convention, and terrific momentum have been the result. As the world leader in essential oils, we honor our stewardship to champion nature’s living energy, essential oils, and hope to inspire individuals to wellness, purpose, and abundance. Our vision is to take essential oils into every home in the world! With years of experience on our resume, Young Living is poised for unprecedented growth and expansion.

Ningxia Red Testimonial

Hello all,

I’m still working on  getting a report together on my four recent oil picks (refer to “Trying New Things” to see what I’m talking about), but in the meantime I’ve received a glowing review of Ningxia Red from a new customer, Doris Mady.  Here’s what she has to say about her experience with Ningxia Red after only a month’s time:

For the past 8 months, I've been dragging myself to work...thinking that at 68 years of age, working a 46 hour week had just worn me down.
Because of my concern about being fresh and vital in this economically-stressed job market I decided to try Ningxia Red and hopefully be less tired midweek at work. In a week, I felt like my old self. I have heard of people professing the merits of Thaitian Noni drinks, but I believe Ningxia Red to be a better product. I don't get a false sugar jolt with Ningxia Red and I feel the properties of the antioxidants found in the wolfberry will do more to aid my immune system in the future. I would recommend this product to anyone who believes good nutrition is paramount to living a quality, healthful life."

Anyone interested in learning more about Ningxia Red should click here – be sure to look through all the links within the toolbar!

I have worked on this website,,  for many months, days, and hours to get it to the level of professionalism that I wanted.  Blood, sweat, and tears have gone into it.  You see, I feel very strongly that Young Living needs a strong professional look on the web today – this website is my personal answer to it.  I think Young Living’s company website is excellent – we (the distributors) need more websites like it to show that we are a viable business with superior quality products.

Let me know what you think :

Trying new things

Greetings all from Jeremy
I decided tonight to branch out a bit. Rather than sticking to my usual Essential Oil routine of Lavender, Purification and Peace and Calming, I thought I’d try out four new oils for this month to compare their scents and effects with the others with which I am more familiar. I’ll be dabbling in Citrus Fresh, Rosemary, Elemi, and Clove this month. Once the shipment gets in I’ll share my thoughts on how they perform.

Thieves wipes – simply do the job.  I love them.  When I was in college I did not always have a way to clean up very easily so I started using Thieves wipes.  There just like any other moist wipe but with the power of Thieves which means NO toxic chemicals!!!

Young Living quote:

“Young Living’s Thieves essential oil blend was created based
on the historical account of four thieves in France who
protected themselves from the Black Plague with cloves,
rosemary, and other aromatics while robbing victims of the
killer disease. When captured, they were offered a lighter
sentence in exchange for their secret recipe. Young Living’s
proprietary Thieves oil blend includes clove, cinnamon bark,
rosemary, lemon, and Eucalyptus radiata and has been
specially blended to offer the same kind of defense. Thieves
has been university tested and found to be highly effective
against airborne bacteria.”

What I use Thieves wipes on: (but be careful – they are powerful and can sometimes take the paint off of things)

  • Shoes
  • Desk
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Bathroom (everywhere)
  • Coffee table
  • Tennis rackets
  • Any object that has that sticky residue left over from a sticker (***Thieves wipes are very useful here)

My name is Dallas Harting and I have created this blog to stimulate ideas, products tips, resources, testimonials, and everything interesting concerning Young Living Essential Oils.  I have invited certain individuals in my team to help author, edit, and contribute to this blog.  I believe in synergy and the combined effort of many all contributing for the greater good.

Enjoy the blog and feel free to comment or email our team for more articles that you might find interesting.