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LEHI, Utah, Sept. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Young Living, the world's leading provider of essential oils, today announced donations from its third annual International Essential Oils Day on July 11 totaled $292,000. The money will go to the D. Gary Young Global Leadership Fund for Higher Education.

Prior to this year's International Essential Oils Day, Young Living pledged to donate 5% of global sales on July 11 to its foundation. The final donation of $292,000 will help deserving students from the Young Living Academy in Chongon, Ecuador — as well as rising leaders and deserving students in other developing nations — pursue higher education opportunities at a university or trade school. This fund helps bridge a difficult gap for underprivileged students who have big dreams but who often can't afford higher education.

"This donation will go a long way in helping build a strong foundation for the future leaders of the communities we serve around the world," said Jackie Skinner, executive director of the Young Living Foundation. "Seeing the Young Living family come together this year for International Essential Oils Day was incredibly rewarding, especially given everything that is going on in the world today. It's inspiring to see this level of support for the Foundation."

International Essential Oils Day was first celebrated in 2018. This officially recognized day celebrates the power and benefits of essential oils and Young Living's history in bringing them to the world. More information can be found at InternationalEssentialOilsDay.com.

Young Living continues to encourage donations to the D. Gary Young Global Leadership Fund for Higher Education through direct donations. Direct donations can be made at: https://younglivingfoundation.org/embedded-cart 

About Young Living Essential Oils
Young Living Essential Oils, LC, based in Lehi, Utah, is the world leader in essential oils, offering the highest quality oil-infused products available. Young Living takes its industry leadership seriously, setting the standard with its proprietary Seed to Seal® quality commitment, which involves three critical pillars: Sourcing, Science, and Standards. These guiding principles help Young Living protect the planet and provide pure, authentic products that its members can feel confident about using and sharing with friends and family. Young Living's products—which all come from corporate-owned farms, partner farms, and Seed to Seal-certified suppliers—not only support a healthy lifestyle but also provide opportunities for over 6 million global members to find a sense of purpose and whole-life wellness by aligning their work with their values and passions. For more information, visit YoungLiving.com, follow @youngliving on Instagram, or like us on Facebook.

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