Having our own farms allows Young Living to control the growing, distilling, sourcing and testing of our essential oils. Gary Young personally travels the globe to locate prime farmland that provides the optimal climate, soil and growing conditions for the plants to become Young Living’s essential oils. Having our own farms has allowed Young Living to develop their exclusive Seed to Seal process, which ensures that each Young Living product delivers the world-class quality customers have come to expect. The Seed to Seal process is beyond organic standards.
St. Maries, Idaho
These 200 acres of pristine farmland were purchased by Gary Young in 1992. The property had never before been plowed or subjected to chemicals, pesticides, or fertilizers of any kind. The soil, climate, and pure air make it an ideal location for crops such as Lavender, Melissa, and Tansy.
This farm encompasses nearly 1,600 acres and is home to the largest, privately owned essential oil distillery in the world. Roman Chamomile, Hyssop, Clary Sage, Golden Rod, and Lavender are grown here for research and display.
Highland Flats in Naples, Idaho
Since 2000 the Highland Flats farm has produced Young Living’s Balsam Fir, Western Red Cedar, Pine, and Idaho Blue Spruce essential oils. This farm is the site of our annual Winter Harvest, where many distributors join Gary Young for the hard, but rewarding, work of harvesting and chipping the overgrown balsam fir, Western Red Cedar and Pine trees for distillation at the newly built distillery on the location. Distributors can also join in on the annual Spring Reforestation project, where thousands of young balsam fir and Idaho blue spruce trees are planted each year to replace the harvested overgrowth and secure our future supply.
Well-known for its rolling hills and farms of fragrant lavender, the region of Provence, France, is home to Young Living’s third farm, the only American-owned lavender farm in the country. The farm produces Lavender, Lavandin, Rosemary and Clary Sage.
Since 2005, Young Living has operated a farm in Guayaquil, Ecuador consisting of over 2,000 acres. Plants that are grown, harvested and distilled here include Eucalyptus Blue, Dorado Azul, Lemongrass, Rosa Morta, Oregano, Ylang Ylang, Basil, and more. The plant material of Palo Santo and Ocotea is transported to this farm from different areas of Ecuador for distillation. The Ecuador’s state-of-the-art distillery is the largest in South America.
In 2010, Gary Young started his operation for the extraction of Boswellia sacra, sacred frankincense, in Salalah, Oman. Young Living has contracted with local harvesters to secure our supply of this resin and acquired farm acreage in Oman to increase and meet the growing demand for this precious essential oil. For the first time in centuries, Boswellia sacra is being distilled in Oman, and Young Living is the first and only company in the world to obtain permission to export this precious oil and bring it into the western world.
After much investigation and interaction with government officials, Young Living has purchased over 3,400 acres of wild Amazon rain forest, where we are building a distillery, researching wild-crafted and native plants, and distilling them to produce essential oils.
In partnership with a local grower, Young Living has established a farm and distillery in Almog, Israel. This property, located near the Dead Sea, is the site of pioneering botanical research and the source of the 2013 convention exclusive Micromeria essential oil.
Following two research trips to Taiwan, Gary began an agricultural partnership in 2012 with local doctor Ginn S. Lee to produce Hong Kuai and Xiang Mao essential oils on a scenic property in the Taitung region. These two essential oils are some of the rarest in the world and are deeply significant to Taiwanese citizens.