In 1989, from the humblest of beginnings, Young Living started what would become the world’s leading essential oil company on a one-quarter acre farm in Washington. On this small plot of ground, Gary Young carefully cultivated lavender and other various herbs. Toward the end of the season, Gary built his first distiller by welding two pressure cookers together. It was placed on the kitchen countertop, and the water for the cooler came from the kitchen sink. This yielded Young Living Essential Oils’ first tiny batch of therapeutic-grade essential oils.