A Growing World: Explore our global farms

We have a passion for our planet and strive to set the standard for sustainable planting, growing, harvesting and distilling of essential oils. Our farms bring life to our mission of sharing pure, potent essential oils with the world.  

We’ve travelled the globe and hand-selected each farm to ensure our products are sourced and produced with the utmost respect for our planet and your wellness at heart 

Today, there are Young Living-owned farms and like-minded partner farms and Seed to Seal-certified suppliers on nearly every continent on Earth! 

So, where do your favourite essential oils come from? Let’s take a journey and learn some global farm facts! 


North America 

Northern Lights Farm and Distillery – Fort Nelson, B.C. 

First stop: The pristine landscape of northern British Columbia and the Northern Lights Farm and Distillery!  

Farm Facts:

  • YL purchased land for the Northern Lights Farm & Distillery in 2014.  
  • The cold, temperate climate is ideal for growing hardy black spruce trees. 
  • Holds a horticultural license and collaborates with local governments to preserve forests. 
  • Works to thin out old and dying trees, enabling surviving trees to thrive!  

Oil from this farm:

 

Young Living Lavender Farm and Distillery – Mona, Utah, USA 

Just a short drive from our Global Headquarters is the iconic YL Lavender Farm and Distillery in Mona, Utah. 

Farm Facts:

  • A centre for distilling innovation, using a closed-loop system which saves 260 million gallons of water each year. 
  • Spans 1,600 acres, making it one of the largest privately-owned essential oil distilleries in the world! 

Oils from this farm:

 

Skyrider River Ranch – Tabiona, Utah, USA 

Neighbour to the Skyrider Wilderness Ranch in the Tabiona Valley, the Skyrider River Ranch is dedicated to research on distillation methods and new botanicals!  

Farm Facts: 

  • The location of the D. Gary Young Wildlife Sanctuary, an 11,597-acre conservation easement. 
  • Serves as a migratory corridor known as the Utah Serengeti, due to the large herds of elk and deer that travel through it. 
  • Includes seven miles of the Duchesne River, two mountain ranges and sage brush habitat that provides a haven for endangered greater sage-grouse. 

 

St. Maries Lavender Farm and Distillery – St. Maries, Idaho, USA 

Located in beautiful St. Maries, Idaho, the St. Maries Lavender Farm and Distillery is where Young Living all began!  

Farm Facts:

  • In 1992, Gary Young brought Lavender and Melissa seeds from Provence, France and cultivated them here. 
  • Years later when France’s Lavender crop was threatened, Gary carried seeds from St. Maries back to France to re-establish true Lavender! 
  • Sprawls over 200 scenic acres! 

Oils from this farm: 

 
Labbeemint Partner Distillery – White Swan, Washington, USA 

The Labbeemint Partner Distillery is a family run-facility, distilling and producing world-class mint oils in White Swan, Washington.  

Farm Facts: 

  • Founded by Jack Labbee in the early 1940s, it originally provided mint oils for oral care, confectionary, flavour and fragrance products.  
  • Remains family-run today! With four locations including warehouses, a distillery and a blending location, this is a scalable, sustainable source for mint oils.    

Oils from this distillery: 

 

South America 

Finca Botanica Farm and Distillery – Chongon (Guayaquil), Ecuador 

Let’s journey to the state-of-the-art distillery that began as one of Gary Young’s passion projects!  

Farm Facts: 

  • A lush tropical climate nurtures the farm’s 2,000 acres of rich soil and botanical life.  
  • To protect crops, biomass is composted with manure and given to worms. 
  • Worms eat the compost, transforming it and saturating the soil with nutrients!   

Oils and product from this farm: 

 

Mera Ocotea Farm – Pastaza Province, Ecuador 

The Mera Ocotea Farm sprawls over 120 acres of jungle in Ecuador’s Pastaza Province.  

Farm Facts:

  • Year-round rainfall is the primary water source for the 5,000 essential oil-producing Ocotea trees. 
  • The 5,000 Ocotea trees are cultivated with non-GMO seeds and natural pollination and contribute to accelerating oxygen levels in the atmosphere! 
  • Wildlife corridors surround the farm, creating vital links between habitats to protect and re-establish threatened species. 

Oil from this farm: 

 

Asia

Arabian Frankincense Distillery – Muscat, Oman 

Now let’s travel across the Pacific to the limestone cliffs of Oman’s Dhofar Mountains, the home of the Arabian Frankincense Distillery.  

Farm Facts:

  • In 1995, Gary and Mary Young travelled to Oman and learned the rich history of Boswellia sacra trees. 
  • Treasured Omani Sacred Frankincense resin has been harvested from the Boswellia sacra for 5,000 years. 
  • YL is the first company to bring Omani Sacred Frankincense oil to the Western world! 
  • Sacred Frankincense is still harvested with the same methods, on the same schedule used in ancient times! 

Oil from this distillery: 

 

Kalipay Coconut Farm – Polillo Island, Philippines 

The Kalipay Coconut Farm is located in the lush, tropical landscape of Polillo Island, Phillippines 

Farm Facts: 

  • Shares our passion for protecting the environment and empowering local communities! 
  • Donates a portion of profits each year to fight generational poverty through education, leadership and technology scholarship programs. 
  • Uses green chemistry, ensuring resources are used and waste is eliminated efficiently in the production process.  

Product from this farm: 

  • Coconut oil 

 

Ningxia Wolfberry Farm and Distillery – Ningxia, China

You can find the Ningxia Wolfberry Farm and Distillery in China’s remote Ningxia region. 

Farm Facts:

  • The region is rich in biodiversity: with forested mountains and hills, deserts, flood plains and basins carved by the Yellow River.  
  • Irrigation from the Yellow River supports production of wolfberries, wolfberry puree and wolfberry seed oil.

Products from this farm: 

 

Europe 

Simiane-la-Rotonde Lavender Farm and Distillery – Simiane-la-Rotonde, France 

Welcome to charming Provence, a region of France renowned for its breathtaking beauty, fragrant Lavender fields and rich history!  

Farm facts:

  • A popular stop for essential oil lovers and festival goers alike!  
  • The birthplace of Einkorn grain. 
  • Uses sheep to weed its fields. Sheep prefer the leafy forbs of weeds and leave the essential oil-producing plants unharmed!   

Oils and product from this farm: 

 

Dalmatia Aromatic Farm and Distillery – Split, Croatia

The Dalmatia Aromatic Farm and Distillery has deep cultural roots and a striking, historic landscape 

Farm Facts:

  • Originally founded as a sustainable source for Helichrysum due to its perfect climate and highly specific, rocky landscape! 
  • Helichrysum does not require crop rotation and takes nutrients from the calcium carbonate found in rocks. 

Oils from this farm: 

 

Bella Vista Farm – Reggio Calabria, Italy 

Located on the western coast of Southern Italy, the Bella Vista Farm is the perfect spot for Bergamot to thrive!  

Farm Facts:

  • A third-generation farm and cold-press facility, founded in the early 1930s.  
  • Takes full advantage of the sunny climate, using solar energy to power buildings during the off-season. 
  • This region produces nearly 90% of the world’s Bergamot essential oil! 

Oil from this farm: 

 

Australia 

Outback Botanical Reserve and Distillery – Darwin, Australia

Next we travel down under, to Australia’s stunning Northern Territory outback!  

Farm Facts: 

  • Draws on the traditional, ethnobotanical knowledge of local aboriginal people for distillation methods. 
  • Resulted in a new, patented method of distillation for Blue Cypress essential oil.  
  • In 2007, Young Living provided funds to create an on-site distillery, establishing one of our earliest partnerships!    

Oil from this farm: 

  • Blue Cypress 

 

Ord River Sandalwood Farm and Distillery – Kununurra, Australia 

Headquartered in Perth, the Ord River Sandalwood Farm and Distillery sprawls across Australia’s tropical Northern outback.  

Farm Facts:

  • The world’s largest Sandalwood distillery! 
  • Development of its own seed orchards allow for continual improvement of the seed stock.  
  • Have recycled over 3 million litres (roughly 792,516 gallons) of water since 2010, receiving the prestigious Champion Award from the Western AU Water Corp! 

Oil from this farm: 

 

Africa

Amanzi Amahle Farm and Distillery – KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Our last stop is the Amanzi Amahle Farm and Distillery in the Witwatersrand hills of South Africa!  

Farm Facts:

  • Works alongside small, local farms and provides resources needed to produce essential oils.   
  • The D. Gary Young, Young Living Foundation worked with the farm to create a community garden plot to generate funds for school transportation for local children.  
  • In 2019, YL helped fund a mobile distillery for on-site distilling.  

Oils from this farm: 

 

Explore all of our Global Farms and learn more about our Seed to Seal® program!  

This month, we’re celebrating the Earth with plant-based essentials from YL farms around the globe. Learn more.  

 

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