Gary Young was a truth seeker, and he followed the path that would lead him there. He was not one to write about someone else’s adventures. He had to know and see for himself. He wrote about his own experiences, research, and findings. His determination took him to Shabwa, the ancient capital city of Queen Sheba, hidden from the world in the “Forbidden Zone” of Yemen; to the unknown tribal land of frereana frankincense in Somalia; to the tops of the Al-Hasik Mountains in Oman; deep into the jungles of the Amazon; to Sri Lanka to find the elusive blue lotus; and to many other previously unexplored places looking for the hidden secrets of God’s oils.
As Gary said, his mistakes were numerous, but they all taught him more about life and what works and doesn’t work. He was misled and deceived in his desire to help others, which taught him greater understanding and perhaps tolerance. He lived on the edge of life with pain and suffering, which taught him endurance and persistence. He ventured into unknown danger seeking truth, giving him courage and gratitude for God’s blessings in his life. His adventures were an open book, and he eagerly shared his discoveries with those who would listen and benefit from his knowledge and experience. We are grateful that his life’s story has been preserved in the photos of Mary Young’s book D. Gary Young, the World Leader in Essential Oils.
He grew up farming and living off Mother Nature’s bounties, which gave him a tremendous advantage in his life’s path. He invested 34 years in the research and discovery of essential oils and their benefits and 29 years learning how to blend oils for enhanced benefits and infusing them into food supplements.